Chamber campaign kick-off: Mark Seifel, chairman-elect of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and chairman the chamber’s 2013 Total Resource Campaign, whose theme is “Buy Local,” recently selected team captains for the campaign.Team captains are Tony Shaw of BB&T; Deborah Young, city of Salisbury; TeRoss Young, Delhaize America-Food Lion LLC; Walter Wall, F&M Bank; Bill Johnson, Lutheran Home at Trinity Oaks. Also, Dave McCoy, McCoy & Hillard, CPAs; Martha Bostian, MedExpress Pharmacy; Greg Philpot, Novant Health Rowan Medical Center; Jan Corriher-Smith, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College; and Chris Ratliff, Salisbury Post.Each team captain will recruit 10 team volunteers to assist them in recruiting new members and retaining existing members.Details: Linda Sherrill, 704-633-4221; firstname.lastname@example.org. Nutrithon: Register for the Kannapolis Rotary Club’s third annual Nutrithon, scheduled for Sept. 7 in downtown Kannapolis. Runners of all abilities can participate in 5K and 8K races at 7:45 a.m. The course takes runners through the North Carolina Research Campus and scenic greenways. The finish-line celebration will include pizza and beverages for all participants. A duathlon will start at 9 a.m. with a 5K run, 25K bike ride and 3K run to the finish-line celebration. Register before Sept. 2 for early-bird discounts. Proceeds go toward funding future housing downtown for students working and studying at the Research Campus. Details and registration: www.nutrithon.com. Choral Academy auditions: The Choral Academy is scheduling auditions/vocal placement interviews for ages 7 to 20 to participate in three age-based choirs. If you have children who love to sing and would like to develop their musical talents in a disciplined choir program, call music director Gary Shive at 704-425-7447 for details or to schedule an audition. No preparation is necessary. All youth in Cabarrus and surrounding counties are welcome. Each choir meets weekly on Tuesdays through mid-May at Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley St., Concord, to study and perform a broad range of choral literature selected with age and vocal capabilities in mind. Rehearsals for fall semester will begin Sept. 3. www.choralacademy.org. Kannapolis Library: The library, 850 Mountain St., will offer these free programs. Details: 704-920-1180.• The Mysterious Book Society, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20, discussion of “Phantom,” by Jo Nesbo.• Introduction to the Internet, 10 a.m. Aug. 22. Advance registration required.• eReaders & eBooks, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 27.• Email Basics, 10 a.m. Aug. 28. Concord Library: The library, 27 Union St. N., will offer these free programs:• The League of Extraordinary Legos, 4 p.m. Aug. 20, auditorium. The library will supply the Legos. For ages 4 to 12. Details: 704-920-2058.• The Concord Teen Book Discussions group will discuss “The Dangerous Days of Daniel X,” by James Patterson, at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20 in the Teen Area. Details: 704-920-2058.• ALOHA! end-of-summer luau, 3 p.m. Aug. 21 in the Children’s Program Room. Details: 704-920-2058.• Microsoft Word class, 5 p.m. Aug. 22 in the auditorium. Registration: 704-920-2054. Compiled by Joe Marusak
Friday, Aug. 16, 2013
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