Cabarrus

Community calendar

Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on "add to our listings." Email photos to stories@newsofcabarrus.com. The submission deadline for print is two weeks in advance of the event date.

March 1

CI 100th Anniversary Party:

9 p.m. Piano Man, 10099 Weddington Road Extension, Concord.

March 3

Open Test & Tune:

Dial-in your ride at the Bellagio of drag strips during the Open Test & Tune sessions March 3, 10, 17 and 24. Tickets and registration are available on the event day at the dragway. These events are open to street vehicles and race cars. 9 a.m. Tickets are $5 at the gate only. The registration fee is $20 per vehicle. zMAX Dragway, Bruton Smith Blvd, Concord. 1-800-455-FANS (3267). www.zmaxdragway.com.

March 4

Soulicit's Welcome 2 Hell Yeah Tour With Wayland And Another Lost Year:

7 p.m. $5 Online, $8 at Door. Piano Man, 10099 Weddington Road Extension, Concord.

March 5

Beginning Archery Days:

Bring your bows, old and new, and experience the fun and fellowship of indoor archery. 6 p.m. $10. BOSS Archery, 4501 Raceway Dr. SW, Concord. 704-784-4365. www.bossproshops.com.

March 6

Embroiderers Guild of America Meeting:

Learn the art of hand embroidery with this friendly group. 10 a.m. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road N.E., Concord. 704-782-2024. www.egausa.org.

Cabarrus Regional Society For Human Resource Management:

Join the members of CRSHRM for an informative USERRA workshop. Kevin Dalton from the law firm Fisher & Phillips LLC will give an update on USERRA. This should prove very useful with the increase in our veterans returning to the workplace. 11:30 a.m. Free for members, $15 for Guests. RCCC Business & Technology Center, 298 Parkway Ave., Concord. cr.shrm.org/welcome-cabarrus-regional-chapter.

Why Diets Don't Work: Myths, Mysteries, & Truths:

Learn how nutrients, genetics and other factors can make your ideal diet less of a mystery. Dr. Karen Corbin, a registered dietitian and research assistant professor, investigates the role of nutrition and genetic components in obesity and fatty liver disease. 7 p.m. David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building, 201 North Main Street, Kannapolis. www.uncnri.org.

Teen Tech Week Wii Tournament

Think you are the master at "Mario Kart" or "Guitar Hero"? Show off your skills in an afternoon of Wii tournaments. Ages 11-17

only. Registration required: 704-920-1180. 3-5 p.m. Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St.

Book Club

The Concord Book Club will meet at the Concord Library to discuss "Mudbound" by Hillary Jordan. Registration is requested. Concord Library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2053.

March 7

"Broadway Babies":

Enjoy great Broadway tunes presented by our Future Stars! Visit the website for details. 7:30 p.m. through March 10 and 2:30 p.m. March 11. $10 Adults, $5 Children. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Love Never Dies":

In Webber's sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera," the Phantom lures Christine and her family to New York, where he hopes to win back her love. 7:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

March 8

Autism, Asperger's Support Meeting:

Support meetings for families, caregivers, professionals and anyone affected by Autism, Asperger's or PDD-NOS. Meetings are 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1030 Burrage Road N.E., Concord.

"Broadway Babies":

7:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.

Reading and Discussion Series

The Let's Talk About It Reading & Discussion Series on "Picturing America: Places in the Heart" will meet at 10 a.m. in the Concord Library Auditorium. The group will discuss "A River Runs Through It" by Norman MacLean. Dr. John Sykes will lead the discussion. Registration is requested. Concord Library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050.

For Teen Tech Week

Teens and parents are invited to the "Geek Out @ Your Library" database demonstration. Learn about databases that help with homework and hobbies as well as SAT or ACT preparation. Resources are free and accessible from home with a library card. Registration is requested. 5:30 p.m. Concord Library, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2053.

March 9

C. C. Griffin 10 Year Celebration:

CC Griffin Middle School is celebrating its 10th year of operation with an open house for alumni, current students and families, and the community. The exciting evening will include a scavenger hunt, food, music from the current CCG chorus and band, and an alumni basketball game. A special dedication ceremony in memory of Willie Cruse, longtime custodian at the school, will be held in the courtyard at 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Free, Donations accepted. C.C. Griffin Middle School, 7650 Griffins Gate Dr. S.W., Concord. 704-455-4700.

March 10

2012 Community & Volunteer Leader Summit - NC Central Zone:

2012 Community & Volunteer Leader Summit N.C. 9 a.m. St. James Lutheran Church, 104 Union St. South, Concord. 704-786-0166. www.sjnc.net.

Open Test & Tune:

Dial-in your ride at the Bellagio of drag strips during the Open Test & Tune sessions March 3, 10, 17 and 24. Tickets and registration will be available on the event day at the dragway. These events are open to all cars, both street vehicles and race cars. 9 a.m. March 10; 9 a.m. March 17; 9 a.m. March 24. Tickets are $5 at the gate only. The registration fee is $20 per vehicle. 1-800-455-FANS (3267). www.zmaxdragway.com. zMAX Dragway, Bruton Smith Blvd, Concord.

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