SCRABBLE FUNDRAISER: The Cabarrus Literacy Council will hold a Scrabble Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Afton Tavern in Afton Village, 335 John Galt Way N.W. Details: 704-920-ABCD (704-920-2223); firstname.lastname@example.org.
"IN THE JUNGLE": The Old Courthouse Theatre will give a free reader's theater performance of this play, written by Andy Rassler, theater teacher at Northwest Cabarrus High School. It will be at 4 p.m. March 18 in the main theater, 49 Spring St. N.W. It's produced and directed by Jonathan Ewart. The reading is part of the theater group's "Living Room Reading" series. For details call 704-788-2405.
ACOUSTIC CONCERT: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Jim Avett will perform folk, country and gospel music as he tells stories through song in a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 29 at the Davis Theatre, in the historic Cabarrus courthouse, 65 Union St. S. Tickets cost $10. For tickets or information call 704-920-2787 or visit www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
ART EXHIBITION: March 8 is your last chance to see the art exhibition "In and Out," at the Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council. The multi-media show is based on opposites, including interiors and exteriors, inner thoughts and outward expressions, and the artists' choices of methods and media. 704-920-2782; www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.
CHILDREN'S CONCERT: The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band will present a free children's concert at 10:30 a.m. March 10 at the Gem Theatre, 111 W. First St. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is invited to wear a costume portraying characters featured in the songs: Choose a lion, elephant, swan, donkey, Sesame Street character, Disney character, Looney Tunes character, an Olympic athlete, a pirate, a Veggie Tales character, orchestra conductor, trapeze artist or others. (Costumes are not required.) The theater concession stand will be open for food purchases. Details: Jon Hutchinson, 704-425-3508; www.primetimeband.org.
CELLO CONCERT: Alan Black, artist associate at Davidson College and principal cellist for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, will perform a free concert at 7:30 tonight in Tyler-Tallman Hall of the college's Sloan Music Center. Details: 704-894-2848.