Briefly, Jan. 8
Monday, Jan. 06, 2014

Briefly, Jan. 8

Cabarrus County

Home & Landscape Show: The 10th annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show will be Jan. 24-26 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. Thousands of square feet of exhibits will feature products and services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, entertainment systems, storage, plants, landscape displays/materials, kitchenware and more. Hours are 2-7 p.m. Jan. 24; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 25; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 26. Admission is $7.50 for ages 17 and older; $5.50 for age 65 and older, or for retired military with ID; free for age 16 and younger, and active military with ID. Parking is free. For more information, visit

Cheer competition: The Athletic Championships Cheer Competition will be Jan. 11 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. The final schedule will be posted at the Athletic Championships website at 6 p.m. Jan. 9. Spectator admission is free. Details:


Renovations at Rescue Mission: The community is working together to give the men’s dormitory at Charlotte Rescue Mission a face-lift.

The dormitory, 907 W. First St., deteriorated in recent years and left the men living in a dark, crowded room with leaky ceilings and broken furniture.

Residents have been moved into the gym, where they will live on cots until mid-January. Most of the $400,000 cost of the project has been raised through major gifts from The Merancas Foundation, Elevation Church, Matthews United Methodist Church, The Blumenthal Foundation and individual donors.

The Rescue Mission still needs donations. Details:

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