Afternoon Dunes

photos courtesy of cabarrus arts council

“Splendid & Serene,” The Galleries exhibition sponsored by Corning, closes in two weeks. If you haven’t visited this tranquil exhibition, we invite you to do so soon.

Leaving Listowel

Jean Lee Cauthen's Leaving Listowel

A group invitational of exceptional contemporary landscape paintings by artists Greg Barnes, Jim Carson, Jean Lee Cauthen, Carolyn Anne Crocker, Marc R. Hanson, Bill Jackson, Jeff Markowsky, Richard Oversmith and Michael Reibel, “Splendid & Serene’s” last day is Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1-5 p.m., special hours during Family Day and our family show, “Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets — Animalia,” in the Davis Theatre. For more information about these programs, visit

Lincolnville

Jeff Markowsky's Lincolnville

The Galleries are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and special hours Saturday, Oct. 19, from 1-4 p.m. Admission is always free to see The Galleries’ exhibitions. The Galleries are in the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord. Go to cabarrusartscouncil.org.

September Field

Richard Oversmith's September Field

This week

» Exhibition: “Splendid & Serene” — Through Saturday, Oct. 19 — A group invitational of exceptional contemporary landscape paintings by artists Greg Barnes, Jim Carson, Jean Lee Cauthen, Carolyn Anne Crocker, Marc R. Hanson, Bill Jackson, Jeff Markowsky, Richard Oversmith and Michael Reibel. Sponsored by Corning, it is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go to cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Summer at the Farm

Michael Reibel's Summer at the Farm

» Recreational Art Studio: Jewelry Stamping Workshop: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $15. Jewelry stamping is so much fun and easy to do. In the workshop, you will learn the basics of metal stamping and be able to create one test item and two pieces of jewelry. Choose from aluminum bracelets, rings, various styles of necklaces or a key chain. The workshop is for ages 13 and older at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/10/9-6metalworkshop30pm.

» Recreational Art Studio: Wood Workshop: Friday, Oct. 11, 7-10 p.m. Cost is $20. Create a 24-inch whimsical wood sign. Recreational Art Studio provides all the supplies; you bring the creativity. They have an assortment of stains and washes to create beautiful fall wood art. The workshop is for ages 11 and older at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/10/11wickedwitch.

» Midland Library: DIY Earrings: Saturday, Oct. 12, 4-5 p.m. Free for adults — Learn to make your own stylish pair of three-dimensional teardrop earrings using upcycled postage stamps and other “found” materials. All supplies provided at 4297 C Highway 24/27 E., Midland. Go to http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/postage-stamp-crafts-diy-earrings-mid/.

» Coltrane L.I.F.E. Center Whiskey Prison Event — Saturday, Oct. 12, 5-8:30 p.m. Cost is $40. An evening of history, fun, food, drinks, a tasting and tour of Southern Grace’s Whiskey Prison to benefit the Coltrane L.I.F.E. Center Adult Day Health Center. Included with the price of admission is a tour of the Whiskey Prison; tasting of Southern Grace spirits; one meal ticket to be redeemed at one of the local food trucks onsite; two beverage tickets to be redeemed at the Cabarrus Brewing Co. truck; and music by Brain Trust. Tickets are available at the gate or in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coltrane-life-center-whiskey-prison-event-tickets-63154526890. Southern Grace Distilleries is at 130 Dutch Road, Mount Pleasant.

» Recreational Art Studio: Ceramic Christmas Tree Event; Saturday, Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m. Cost is $35. It’s that time of the year again. Join Recreational Art Studio for its Ceramic Christmas Tree Painting Event. Choose from four sizes of tree. Price includes instruction, glaze paint, firing of pottery (takes 7-10 days to fire pottery), multi-colored plastic inserts and main light source at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/christmastreeevent-10/12-7pm.

Next week

» Concord Friends of the Library’s Deanna Irvin Author’s Symposium/Luncheon — Thursday, Oct. 17, 11:30-2 p.m. Cost is $30 at Cabarrus Country Club. Tommy Tomlinson will be this year’s featured speaker. Tomlinson is the author of “The Elephant in the Room” and host of the WFAE podcast “Southbound.” Many will remember him as a columnist for the Charlotte Observer for 23 years. Tickets include a lunch buffet. Registration forms are available at the Concord Public Library at 27 Union S. N., Concord. Go to facebook.com/Concord-Friends-of-the-Library-Inc-127880357222204/

» Roots Write Time: Thursday, Oct. 17, 6-7:30 p.m. Free. This narrative writing group will inspire you to turn the facts of your family history into engaging stories, creating your own family legacy. Sponsored by the Concord Friends of the Library. Concord Library is at 27 Union St., Concord. Go to http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/roots-write-time-con-8/.

» North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:15-10:30 p.m. At 5 p.m. is a VIP cocktail reception; at 7:15 p.m. is the induction ceremony; and at 10:30 p.m. is an after party. Celebrate 2019 inductees Elizabeth Cotton, Merle Watson, Mitch Easter, 9th Wonder and Big Daddy Kane during this red-carpet event that includes live performances by new inductees and past inductees Kellie Pickler and Pastor Shirley Caesar. VIP tickets are $90 and general admission tickets are $45. The VIP cocktail reception will be at The Laureate Center at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis. The induction ceremony will be at the historic Gem Theatre, 111 W. First St., Kannapolis. The after party (for all ticket holders) will be at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum, 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. Complimentary trolley services available. Go to https://northcarolinamusichalloffame.org/.

» Family Day — Saturday, Oct. 19, 1-4 p.m. Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age, it’s sponsored by Atrium Health. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. It’s free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets — Animalia — Saturday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m. Tickets for adults are $10 and $5 for youths for general admission seating. Hobey Ford’s Animalia explores the magical world of animals and features Hobey’s original “foamies,” puppets carved from large blocks of foam with intricate mechanical design that gives each puppet realistic movements. Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord. Call 704-920-2787 or go to cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt: Oct 19, 4-8 p.m. Tickets are $25. A murder has occurred in downtown Concord and participants must uncover the clues hidden in downtown businesses to solve the mystery. Cost includes two drink tickets and the materials needed to solve the mystery. Investigation starts at Red Hill Brewing. For more information, call 704-784-4208 or email info@concorddowntown.com. Go to https://www.concorddowntown.com/Events/MurderMystery.

» Annual Gibson Village Fall Festival — Oct. 19, 1-5 p.m. Fun for the whole family: live performances, woodturning demos, games, food, art sale and artist workshops. Artist reception is from 5-6 p.m. at ClearWater Arts Center & Studios, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. For more information, visit http://www.clearwaterartists.com/.

» Photovoice Artist Reception — Saturday, Oct. 19, 5-6 p.m. Join us at ClearWater Arts Center & Studios to view the photovoice images captured by local community members. These photos represent their perspectives of what impacts health in the Gibson Village neighborhood. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gibson-village-photovoice-artist-reception-tickets-69441420157 by Oct. 12 to reserve a spot. ClearWater Arts Center & Studios is at 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. For more information, visit http://www.clearwaterartists.com/.

» Recreational Art Studio: Glass Fusion Workshop: Saturday, Oct. 19, 7-10 p.m. Cost is $20. In this Glass Fusion workshop, you will learn how to cut and place glass to create a design. Once you create your piece, you will then leave it with Recreational Art Studio for about five days so they can melt it in a kiln and “fuse” it together. The workshop includes materials to make an 8x8 square or circle. It’s for ages 13 and older. Skill level: easy at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/10/19-7pmglassfusion.

» A Weekend of Intentional Community featuring N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green — Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4-6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. Poetry Reading will be Oct. 19, from 4-6 p.m., featuring N.C. Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green, at Redds On Union, 846 Union St. S., Concord. Full menu available for purchase. On Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. is a worship service at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 248 Tournament Drive, Concord, with a reception to follow. Events are open to the public and co-sponsored by First Congregational United Church of Christ and Trinity United Church of Christ. Call or text the Rev. Nathan King for more information at 704-224-1653.

Upcoming

» Mount Pleasant Library: Live at the Library: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Ages 10-19. Love to play piano? Strum strings? Brandish brass? Then show us what you’ve got! Bring your instrument to the library, and we’ll take turns playing tunes for each other at Mount Pleasant Library, 8556 Cook St., Mount Pleasant. Go to http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/library/event/live-at-the-library-mtp-1/.

» The Jeff Whittington Bluegrass Band — Thursday, Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. Cost is $15. A traditional bluegrass show that has become an annual tradition in the Davis Theatre, North Carolina banjo champion Jeff Whittington strums the right notes for those who love authentic bluegrass. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2JA25AY or Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Recreational Art Studio: Plant Art Workshop: Monday, Oct. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. Cost is $15. Create a one-of-a-kind succulent planter. Choose from various types of plants and planting accessories to create a unique planter that is sure to be a conversation piece. Includes all materials for ages 10 and older at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/2019-calendar-of-events/10/21-3plantart630.

» Recreational Art Studio: Kids Drop-Off: Friday, Oct. 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $20 for ages 5-12. Kids need a break, too. Drop off your child for a fun-filled three hours of canvas painting, molding of clay and much more. Also includes two slices of cheese pizza and a juice box. Space is limited at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

» Recreational Art Studio: Wood Workshop: Saturday, Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m. Cost is $25. Create your Ho-Ho-Ho countdown wood sign. Recreational Art Studio has all the supplies that you need to make this popular sign. You can choose to display it on a table or hang it on a wall. Ages 15 and older. Skill level: medium at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

» Recreational Art Studio: Jewelry Stamping Workshop: Sunday, Oct. 27, 4-6 p.m. Cost is $15. Jewelry stamping is so much fun and easy to do. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of metal stamping and will be able to create one test item and two pieces of jewelry. Choose from aluminum bracelets, rings and various styles of necklaces or a key chain. For ages 13 and older at 4959 Highway 49 S., Harrisburg. Go to https://recreationalartstudio.com/.

» Dancing for the Arts — Saturday, Nov. 9. The Cabarrus Arts Council’s popular dance competition that put local stars on the Davis stage. More details to come.

» Art Walk and Artist Reception — Friday, Nov. 15, 6-9 p.m. Tour The Galleries’ “Clay: Woodfire NC” exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public, it’s sponsored by Waste Pro. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Hops & Heat Beer & Chili Festival: Nov. 16, 1-5 p.m. Visit downtown Concord for an afternoon of beer, bands and buckets of chili. Tickets on sale now. For more information, email info@concorddowntown.com or call 704-784-4208. Go to https://www.concorddowntown.com/Events/HopsandHeat.

» Cookies with Santa Wednesday, Dec. 4, 3-6 p.m. Bring your kids to enjoy cookies with Santa at The Galleries. This event also includes a free photo courtesy of Carolina Portrait Designs. It’s free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Sip & Shop — Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Give the gift of North Carolina pottery this year during Sip & Shop, the Cabarrus Arts Council’s shopping event in The Galleries. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» The Kruger Brothers — Saturday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m., $32.50 and 8 p.m., $37.50. Born and raised in Switzerland but based in North Carolina today, The Kruger Brothers delight audiences with their original songs that fuse classical music with Americana, folk and bluegrass genres. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2XLxiJO or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Art Lab — Wednesday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m. Specially timed for the home-school community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, “Clay: Woodfire NC,” and a fun, hands-on art activity. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Cost is $5 and registration is strongly recommended at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Family Day — Jan. 11, 1-4 p.m. Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age, it’s sponsored by Corning. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Opera Xpress Presents “The Ugly Duckling” — Jan. 11, 3 p.m. Free, but must reserve seats in advance. General admission seating. “The Ugly Duckling” follows the story of a young duckling as it navigates being different and discovers its place on the farm. Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord. Call 704-920-2787 or go to cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» The Black Market Trust — Jan. 25, 8 p.m., $37.50. The Black Market Trust brings high-energy performances inspired by the legendary Rat Pack crooners and Gypsy Jazz musicians from days gone by. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2LqoPFw or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787, or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Jim Avett & Friends — Jan. 31, 8 p.m. Cost is $25. A new album of songs originally intended for his children’s ears only, Jim Avett’s “Take It from Me” will surely find its way into the hearts of his hometown fan base in the Davis Theatre. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2Gesjqq or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Davina & the Vagabonds — Feb. 8, 8 p.m., $37.50. Davina Lozier has been compared to Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin and Amy Winehouse, but make no mistake, she’s an original. Davina and the Vagabonds’ down-and-dirty blues will leave you yearning for more. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2XOcVXD or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Art Walk and Artist Reception — Feb. 21, 6-9 p.m. Tour The Galleries’ “Tone” exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public, it’s sponsored by Waste Pro. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Melinda Doolittle — March 7, 8 p.m., $40. Now a center-stage phenom who sings The Great American Soulbook, this “American Idol” finalist delivers flawless vocals with a mesmerizing precision that captivates her audiences. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2XHRqMY or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Susan Werner & David Myles — March 21, 8 p.m., $37.50. Two songwriters. One evening in the Davis. Folksinger Susan Werner has a reputation as a daring and innovative songwriter with a killer live show. Canadian folk jazz singer David Myles is part soulful pop crooner and part back porch roots musician. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2GezZsD or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Art Lab — March 25, 10 a.m. Specially timed for the home-school community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, “Tone,” and a fun, hands-on art activity. Recommended for ages 7 and older. Cost is $5. Registration is strongly recommended at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» The Steel Wheels — April 4, 8 p.m., $37.50. The Steel Wheels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community. The Davis Theatre 2019-20 season is sponsored by Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord. Tickets available online at http://bit.ly/2XMuyMo or Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone at 704-920-2787 or in person at the Cabarrus Arts Council, 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord.

» Family Day — April 25, 1-4 p.m. Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age, it’s sponsored by Atrium Health. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. It’s free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Breakfast for the Arts — May 15, 7:30 a.m. The Breakfast for the Arts fundraiser serves up children’s performances and inspirational speakers to show the impact of the arts on the community. Reservations are required for this free event. Email Natasha@cabarrusartscouncil.org or call the Cabarrus Arts Council at 704-920-2787.

» Art Lab — June 24, 10 a.m. Specially timed for the home-school community, Art Lab includes a guided tour of The Galleries exhibition, “Fresh Works,” and a fun, hands-on art activity. It’s recommended for ages 7 and older. Cost is $5 and registration is strongly recommended at https://cabarrusartscouncil.org/arts-education/art-lab. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Art Walk and Artist Reception — May 29, 6-9 p.m. Tour The Galleries’ “Fresh Works” exhibition at your own pace and then stroll downtown Concord as dozens of artists sell their works. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. It’s free and open to the public. Sponsored by Waste Pro. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

» Family Day — June 20, 1-4 p.m. Make your own artwork at creation stations spread throughout The Galleries. Designed for preschool through elementary school age, it’s sponsored by Dominion Energy. The Galleries of the Cabarrus Arts Council is at 65 Union St. S., Concord. Free and open to the public. Go to www.cabarrusartscouncil.org.

Ongoing

» Activities in The Galleries — Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during exhibitions. Art Box: Boxes full of art materials and instructions provide guided art projects for children of all ages when they visit The Galleries. The projects relate to the current exhibition, and the artwork can be made right here in The Galleries, on the front steps or outside on the lawn. I Spy Scavenger Hunt: Get a scavenger list at the front desk, then search the art in The Galleries for everything on it. It’s a fun game for all ages, and a great way to pick up the details of artwork. Think about it: Our guided questionnaire is full of colorful pictures of artwork accompanied by conversation starters such as, “What questions would you ask this artist if he or she were here right now?” This activity is great for anyone who wants to examine artworks in a new way.

» ClearWater Artist Studios: Learn the Age-Old Art of Pastels — See website for registration. Pastel classes are offered by Regina Burchett on an individual or small group basis. Classes are typically two hours in length, and the materials are included for the first two classes. Individual classes are $30 per two-hour session. ClearWater Artist Studios are at 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. Go to http://www.clearwaterartists.com/classes/.

» Saturday Night Dance: 7-10 p.m. The second and fourth Saturday of the month, there will be a live band at the Senior Center in Concord. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per person at the door unless otherwise noted at 331 Corban Ave., Concord. Go to http://go.activecalendar.com/cabarruscounty/site/public/event/saturday-night-dance-42/.

» Brenda’s Art Studio: Afterschool Art Camp —Weekly, Monday through Friday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., one day per week for six weeks on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Adult art classes from 6-8 p.m. Drawing, painting and pottery. Call 704-787-8570 to register and for more information. Go to http://brendasartstudio.com/StudentActivities.html.

» Lyrics & Laughs — First and third Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m. Come sit around, sing your heart out and smile along the way at the Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave., Concord. Go to www.cabarruscounty.us.

» Voice and Performance Lessons — Teacher and professional singer/performer Daniel Truhitte, from “The Sound of Music” fame, is available for students of all ages and skill levels. Lessons are ideal for those interested in singing professionally, for school and church performances, or just for fun. Email danieltruhitte@gmail.com or call 704-791-9100.

» Open Mic Night/Live Music — Enjoy open mic night every Wednesday, and live music every Friday and Saturday at Lil’ Robert’s Place Taps, 25 Union St. S., downtown Concord. Free. Go to www.facebook.com/LilRobertsPlace.

» Actors of Tomorrow — A nonprofit children’s theatre organization for youths of any theatre experience, 6012 Bayfield Parkway, Suite 370, Concord. Go to www.actorsoftomorrow.org.

» Artist Demonstrations and Open Studios — ClearWater’s Gallery is open Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., every second Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment. It’s free and open to the public at the ClearWater Gallery, 223 Crowell Drive NW, Concord. Go to clearwaterartists.com.

» Creative Connections — A new group meant to bring together all the arts and culture advocates in the community to discover who is here to work with and build the creative community in Cabarrus County. For more information about the next meeting, visit www.facebook.com/CreativeConnectionsCabarrus/.

» Southern Piedmont Woodturners — Third Tuesday evening monthly — Demonstrations, question and answer sessions, and sometimes hands-on opportunities to try new techniques. Anyone interested in woodturning is welcome to visit and join at 223 Crowell St., Concord at ClearWater Artist Studios. Go to http://www.spwoodturners.com.

» The Cabarrus Art Guild: Open Studio — Every Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bring your project, your own supplies and join fellow artists. You don’t have to be an Art Guild member to take part. There is no cost at 223 Crowell Drive NW in Concord.

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The Cabarrus Arts Council contributes the Arts & Entertainment column, which highlights the arts in Cabarrus County, to the Independent Tribune each Wednesday. Use the contact information provided to confirm the details of events. If you would like your arts information to be considered for inclusion, email Elisabeth Thornton at elisabeth@cabarrusartscouncil.org.