Vampire talk: Vampirologist Theresa Bane will discuss the myths and history of vampires and other-worldly creatures at 5:30 p.m. July 31 in the Concord Library auditorium. Open to age 11 and older. To register call 704-920-2054.
Joss Whedon’s world: Are you a fan of Buffy, Angel, Firefly or Dollhouse? Join author Sherry Ginn as she explores the many natural and supernatural methods used by Whedon’s characters to achieve power and control over friends and foes, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Kannapolis Library. You don’t have to register.
Diving championships: Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics will host the AAU Diving National Championships July 25-30. Tickets: http://bit.ly/NawwZL.
Swing dance lessons: The Cornelius PARC Department will offer Swing Dance for beginner and intermediate dancers on Wednesday evenings July 25-Aug. 29 at Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Road. Register at town hall or www.cornelius.org/parc.
Artoberfest: Artists can get a full prospectus and entry forms at www.magart.org for the Mooresville Artist Guild’s 30th annual Artoberfest, a judged and awarded show Oct. 2-Nov. 1.
School supplies list: The state’s sales tax holiday on school supplies is set for Aug. 3-5. Troutman Middle School has posted school supply lists by grade level on its website: http://iss.schoolwire.com/site/default.aspx?domainid=679 to view the list. School starts Aug. 27.
Digital award: The Center for Digital Government has named Catawba County as one of the Top 10 Digital Counties Survey Awards winners, among counties nationwide with populations of 150,000 to 249,999.