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The Canadian band Sagapool will bring its original sound to the Davis Theatre in Concord at 8 p.m. March 17.

Part of the Cabarrus Arts Council's "On Stage at the Davis" performing arts series, Sagapool will perform at 8 p.m. in the theater, 65 Union St. S., Concord, in Cabarrus County's historic courthouse. Tickets are $39, available online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or at the box office, 704-920-2753, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Sagapool is known for high-intensity, spirited live shows and quirky humor on stage. The six-piece band's music includes elements of jazz, gypsy, fanfare and klezmer played on a lot of different instruments, including guitar, double bass, accordion percussion, banjo, glockenspiel, Rhodes, violin, clarinet and piano. The band shares long, winding stories in high-energy music.

The musicians met at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montreal in 1999. Its music has earned major awards in Canada, including the 2008 Instrumental Group of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and the CBC/Galaxie "Rising Star" award in 2008. Its new CD, "Sagapool," is to be released March 6.

The third annual HabiTrot 5K Walk/Run event is coming up March 3.

The event will start at Concord's Les Myers Park, 338 Lawndale Ave., Concord, NC 28025, continue to the McEachern Greenway and into McGee Park. Proceeds will benefit Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County.

Click here to download a brochure and registration form that you can mail or bring into the office at 8 Church St., Concord.

All registrants will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age category.

Registration is $25. Race day registration will be taken 7:30-8:45 a.m. The race will start at 9 a.m.

Sponsorships are available. Volunteers are needed for registration, course marshals, water table and the finish line.

Details: Martha Seger, marthaseger@habitatcabarrus.org.

The following events are planned in March at the Concord main library, 27 Union St. N., Concord.

The Concord Book Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. March 6 at the Concord Library to discuss "Mudbound," by Hillary Jordan. Registration is requested; to register and for more information call Kris Benshoff at 704-920-2053.

The Let's Talk About It Reading & Discussion Series on "Picturing America: Places in the Heart" will meet at 10 a.m. March 8 in the library auditorium. Led by Dr. John Sykes, the group will discuss "A River Runs Through It," by Norman MacLean. Registration is required; to register and for more information call 704-920-2050.

For Teen Tech Week, March 4-10, teens and their parents can "Geek Out @ Your Library" and attend a database demonstration at 5:30 p.m. March 8 in the auditorium. You will see databases that help with homework and hobbies, SAT or ACT preparation and more. These resources are free and accessible from home with a library card. Registration is requested; to register and for more information call Kris Benshoff @ 704-920-2053.

The Cabarrus Literacy Council will host a Scrabble Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Afton Tavern in Afton Village, 335 John Galt Way N.W. A $10 donation lets you play and support the council's adult literacy programs; food and beverages will be sold separately. For details call the Cabarrus Literacy Council at 704-920-2223 or email literacy@cabarruscounty.us.

The annual Pancake Day fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Cabarrus County will be 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m. March 15 at the club, 247 Spring St. N.W., Concord.

A Concord tradition for more than 60 years, Pancake Day opens the club to the community, offering pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk and Sun-drop. Several thousand people attend each year.

Tickets are $6 at the door. One serving per ticket; no takeout orders. Details: 704-721-2582 (704-721-CLUB).

This year's Viva Verde Earth Fest will be 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 14 at North Cabarrus Park, 760 Orphanage Road, Kannapolis. The rain date is April 21.

Educators, mentors and community leaders are invited to provide educational exhibits to teach about sustainability, ecology and green practices.

Event planners also invite eco-friendly businesses to provide vendor booths with products and services such as organic produce, fair trade gifts, eco-fashions and items made from renewable resources.

Vendors, service groups and food service providers should download and submit a registration form by April 3 at www.concordnc.gov.

The festival is hosted by Concord, Kannapolis and Cabarrus County.

Details: Becky Tolle, 704-920-4343; btolle@cityofkannapolis.com.

The Cabarrus County Public Library's Kannapolis branch will host these free programs in March:

Teen Tech Week, Wii Tournament. 3-5 p.m. March 6. Registration is required.

"Now, What Was I Saying?" A brain health program for adults. 5 p.m. March 20.

"Geektastic Wind Chimes" (craft). 5 p.m. March 22.

"Safe Web Browsing & Online Scam Prevention." 11 a.m. March 27.

The library is at 850 Mountain St., Kannapolis.

Details and registration: 704-920-1180.

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