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 7

Piccadilly Circus:

Everything you'd expect to see at a circus. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. See website for ticket prices, purchase. 941-552-9952. www.thefuncircus.com. Cabarrus Arena, 4751 Highway 49 N., Concord.

'Broadway Babies':

Some great Broadway tunes presented by Future Stars. 7:30 p.m. March 7-10; 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

'Stones in his Pockets':

Multiple award-winning comedy by Marie Jones tells the story of two down on their luck Irish lads and their quiet rural community as they come to terms with the visit of a big Hollywood movie shoot. 8 p.m. March 8, 9,10, 16, 17, 23 and 24; 7:30 p.m. March 15 and 22 ; 2:30 p.m. March 18. $20 adults / $15 students/seniors. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429. www.warehousepac.com.

Book Discussion

The Let's Talk About It Reading & Discussion Series on "Picturing America: Places in the Heart" will meet 10am in the Auditorium of the Concord Library. They will be discussing "A River Runs Through It" by Norman MacLean; discussion will be led by Dr. John Sykes. Registration is required; to register and for more information, call 704-920-2050. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. North, Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library

Picadilly Circus:

4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 999 N.C. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.

Teen Tech Week Database Demo:

For Teen Tech Week, teens and their parents can come "Geek Out @ Your Library" and attend a database demonstration 5:30pm in the Auditorium of the Concord Library. You will see databases that help with homework and hobbies, SAT or ACT prep 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 at 704-920-2053. Free. Cabarrus County Public Library - Concord, 27 Union St. N., Concord. 704-920-2050. www.cabarruscounty.us/library

Autism, Asperger's Support Meeting:

Support meetings for families, caregivers, professionals, and anyone affected by autism, Asperger's, or PDD-NOS. 6:30-8 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1030 Burrage Road NE, Concord. www.AutismCabarrus.com. Free. Epworth United Methodist Church, 1030 Burrage Road, N.E., Concord.

Picadilly Circus:

7:30 p.m. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 999 N.C. N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com.

March 10

Open Test & Tune:

Come dial-in your ride at the Bellagio of drag strips during the Open Test & Tune sessions March10, 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, 17 and 24. Tickets are $5 at the gate. The registration fee is $20 per vehicle. zMAX Dragway, Bruton Smith Boulevard, Concord. 1-800-455-FANS. www.zmaxdragway.com.

SHIFT Charlotte 2012:

Metaphysical Event. 9 a.m. Palace Theatre, 8325 Copley Drive, Cornelius. 704-892-7000.

Pokemon Championships:

The Pokemon Trading Card Game State Championships is a free-to-play event. Players in three age divisions will compete. 9 a.m. www.pokemon.com/us/organized-play/. Parker Banner Kent & Wayne, 21500 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-4263. www.pbkwcomics.com.

Winter Market:

9 a.m.-noon. 704-400-0880. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St., Davidson.

March 11

Spring Ahead Sprint 5K Run for Hunger:

The Mt. Pleasant Food Ministry will host the Spring Ahead Sprint 5K Run for Hunger at Mt. Pleasant High School, 700 Walker Road, beginning at 2 p.m. with registration at 12:30 p.m. $25. There will also be a 2M Walk for Hunger and a 1M Kids Fun Run. Sign up at www.active.com or call 704-436-6113 for information. Proceeds benefit the Food Ministry. Prizes for all age groups.

March 12

Cabarrus Ballroom Dance Class:

Group meets 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Beginner friendly dance class. More experienced dancers are welcome, too. Every month we select two popular ballroom dances to learn. We learn two dances per night. Each dance lesson is $5 per person. If you would like to join us for both dances it will cost $10 per person. No partner is needed. Classes are taught by professional dance instructor Harold Carrillo. Details: cabarrusballroom@gmail.com. All Saints' Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Road N.E., Concord. 704-782-2024. www.allsaintsconcord.org.

March 13

American Legion Post & Auxiliary #523:

American Legion Post & Auxiliary #523 of Harrisburg meets 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Separate meetings are held at The Carillon Assisted Living Center, 6200 Roberta Road, Harrisburg. Visitors are welcomed.

Concord High School Choral Concert:

The Concord High School Choirs will present a concert under the direction of Marc Lawson. 7 p.m. March 13 and May 15. Free. 704-202-0267. Central United Methodist Church, 30 Union St. N., Concord. 704-786-4109. www.centralconcord.org

March 14

The Metropolitan Opera: Ernani - Encore:

Tragic lovers Elvira and Ernani battle fate to be together. 6:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-0200. www.amctheatres.com.

Smith Lecture:

Columbia University Professor of Chemistry Ronald Breslow will present a talk titled "Discovery of a New Class of FDA- Approved Anticancer Drugs." Free. 8 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building, Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2627; email semckeever@davidson.edu.

March 15

Photos with Easter Bunny:

Celebrate Easter with professionally produced photos of the entire family with the Easter Bunny at Concord Mills from March 15 - April 7. Visit www.concordmills.com for a complete list of times. Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-979-3000.

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