Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hunger Games on the big screen!

October 13 at 2:00 pm, after the awards ceremony – Cabarrus Arena

Watch The Hunger Games on the big screen, in the arena. Attend the final event starting at 10:00 am, which will include an obstacle course, presentation of the awards for the contests, and much more!  Much of the movie was filmed in North Carolina – do you recognize anyone or any place? The event is free and sure to be filled with fun and excitement as you spend the day with fellow Hunger Games fans.


September 25 – October 1 Events

Tuesday 9/25
Catching Fire Discussion – 6:30 pm; South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove
Limits in the Hunger Games Trilogy – 11:30 am; Mt. Pleasant Library, Mt. Pleasant
Hunger Games discussion – 7:00 pm; Rocky River Coffee – Cannon Crossroads
Trilogy Discussion – 4:00 pm; Monroe Library, Monroe
Are you for Real?!: Reality Television, Popular Culture and Authenticity lecture presented by Rodney Lippard –  
         12:00-1:30 pm; Rowan Cabarrus Coummunity College – South Campus
 Teens (grades 6-12) are invited to a special evening of The Hunger Games crafts, book discussions, games and more! –  
          5:30 pm; Rowan Public Library, Salisbury

Thursday 9/27
Christian Themes in The Hunger Games Trilogy – 12:30 pm; Harrisburg Library, Harrisburg
Are you for Real?!: Reality Television, Popular Culture and Authenticity lecture presented by Rodney Lippard – 
          12:00 -1:30 pm; Rowan Cabarrus Community College – North Campus

Saturday 9/29
Life in Panem vs. Life Today – 2:00 pm; Edwards Memorial Library, Marshville
AI: Artifical Intelligence film viewing – at dusk; City Lake Park, Albemarle
Archery Demonstration – 10:30-noon; Rowan Wildlife Association

Monday 10/1
Dystopias in Teen Literature – 7:00 pm; West Cabarrus YMCA



September 19-23 events

Language of Film: How we are Manipulated by Media – Lecture and discussion by John Santa
      September 20; 5:30-7:30 pm; Edwards Memorial Library, Marshville

Dystopian Film Festival – viewing and discussion of Animal Farm and The Matrix
     Septemver 22; 6:00 pm; Old Armory Commmunity Center, Monroe

I Am Legend film viewing
     September 22; at dusk; Village Park Amphitheater, Kannapolis

Guinness World Record Challenge – join us as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record for relay reading. We’ll be reading The Hunger Games, of course! If you are ages 10-120 stop by Kannapolis Village Park beginning at 3 pm.

Corn Mazes – ask for The Hunger Games related questions and navigate your way through a maze! Entry fees vary foreach maze.
9/28-10/7     Country Days Corn Maze, Indian Trail
9/15-10-7      Regal Corn Maze, Statesville
9/28-10/7    Get Lost Corn Maze, Albemarle
9/14-10/7    Aw Shucks Farm, Monroe
9/7-10-7      Rural Hill Corn Maze, Huntersville
9/15-10/15  Patterson Frams, Mt. Ulla

Dystopian Film Festival

Join us for a night of dystopian movies! We’ll watch and discuss Animal Farm and The Matrix. Stop by the Old Armory Community Center in Monroe on Saturday September 22 from 6 pm – 10:30 pm for this free event!



Sweet smelling (and tasting) programs

If you think The Hunger Games is all about teens and fighting to the death, think again. Peeta showcases his cake decorating skills in a successful camoflage ploy. A wide variety of foods are included in significant plot details. So much so, there is a Hunger Games Cookbook! If you’d like to learn more about Peeta’s skills in cake decorating or bread baking, register for one of these programs today!

Bread Baking

Saturday September 22 10-noon
Fair Meadow Bakes, Mt. Pleasant
$15 supply fee
This 2 hour demonstration will take you from start to finish – beginning with a sourdough starter and ending with bread baking in the outdoor oven. For more details or to register call Pat Gladdis at 704-436-2962.


Cake Decorating Demonstrations

For teens and adults
October 2, 4:00 pm; Rowan Cabarrus Community College, Room 115, NC Research Campus – Call 704-920-1180 to register

For teens grades 6-12
September 17, 5:30 pm; Harrisburg Library – Call 704-920-2080 to register
September 18, 5:30 pm; Mt. Pleasant Library – Call 704-920-2311 to register
September 19, 5:30 pm; Kannapolis Library – Call 704-920-1180 to register
September 20, 5:30 pm; Concord Library – Call 704-920-2050 to register


Contest deadline is fast approaching!

Teens in grades 6-12 can enter the costume design, short film, bookmark and writing contests. Adults can enter the writing contest.

Submit your entries to your local library by Friday September 14! Short film entries should be submitted electronically to

May the odds be ever in your favor…

Hunger Games Promo 411 Community Read

Read it.  Do it. Survive It.

September 10-16 Events

Check out the video from News Channel 14 for a glimpse at our first Survival Training Day.  If you missed the training on Saturday, don’t worry – there are 2 more this week! For more great events, see the listings below:

September 7-October 7
Rural Hill Corn Maze – ask for Hunger Games questions to navigate through the maze; Huntersville

Tuesday September 11
Book/movie comparison – Kannapolis Library; 6:00 pm
Teen event – crafts, book discussion, games and more – South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove; 5:30 (grades 6-12)]

Wednesday September 12
Hunger Games book discussion – Kannapolis Library; 6:00 pm
Book/movie comparison – Union West Regional Library, Indian Trail; 5:30 pm

Thursday September 13
book/movie comparison – Monroe Library; 4:00 pm

Friday September 14
Bookmark Contest Entry Deadline – submit entry to your local library; teens grades 6-12
Costume Contest Entry Deadline – submit entry to your local library; teens grades 6-12
Writing Contest Entry Deadline – submit entry to your local library; teens grades 6-12 and adults
Short Film Contest Entry Deadline – submit entry to YouTube and to

Saturday September 15
Survival Training Day – Belk Tonawonda Park, Monroe; 9:00 am-noon
Survival Training Day – Dan Nicholas Park, Salisbury; 1:00-4:00 pm


The Capitol has been planning for months and the result is six weeks of chock full of events. Here are the events coming up in the next week. Don’t forget to check the Facebook page for more reminders and announcements!

Tuesday September 4
Book Discussion – Concord Library; 5:30 pm
Wall-E (popcorn and drink provided) –  Rowan Public Library, Headquarters; 6:30 pm

Wednesday September 5
Gone with the Wind? Never: Scarlett O’Hara and Southern Womanhood – presented by Lucinda MacKethan, Ph.D – Stanly Community College; 12:00-1:30

Saturday September 8
Survival Training Day – Frank Liske Park, Concord; 10:00-11:00 registration and training, Noon – Games begin!