Youth auditions will be Monday and Tuesday for the Old Courthouse Theatre's summer youth production of Shakespeare's "A Comedy of Errors."
Auditions for ages 12-18 will be 7-9 p.m. each night at the theater, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord.
Casting will not be gender-specific because masks will be used to identify characters.
The zany adventure concerns a topsy-turvy world of identical twins, loony lovers and joyfully inept near misses, according to a release from the theater group.
The director is Andy Rassler, theater teacher at Northwest Cabarrus High School.
Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. June 16-18 and 24-25 and 2:30 p.m. June 19 and 26.
The Old Courthouse Theatre will give its last performance of the musical "Honk!" at 2:30 p.m. today at the theater, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior adults and students with ID, and $10 for children. For reservations, call 704-788-2405. Details: www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" will be the topic for the Concord library's Great Books Discussion Group meeting April 26.
The free meeting will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of at the Cabarrus County Public Library's Concord main branch, 27 Union St. N., Concord. The discussion will be on the Prologue as well as "The Wife of Bath's Tale" and "The Clerk's Tale." Advance registration is requested; call 704.920.2054 to register and for more information.
Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, home of the Kannapolis Intimidators, will host the F&M Bank High School Baseball Classic April 27-29, pitting four teams from Rowan County against four Cabarrus County teams.
Participating are East Rowan, West Rowan, South Rowan and Carson high schools in Rowan County; and Northwest Cabarrus, A.L. Brown, Mount Pleasant and Jay M. Robinson in Cabarrus County. Games will be at 10 a.m. and 1, 4 and 7 p.m. daily.
Teams will battle in inter-county matchups. The winning county will receivebe awarded the F&M Bank High School Baseball Classic Cup. The tournament's All-Classic team will also be announced then.
Daily tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for students and senior adults (age 55 and older). Tournament passes are $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior adults. For tickets, go to the stadium box office or call 704-932-3267.
The Intimidators, a Class A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, continue the season's first home stand with games at 5:05 p.m. today and 7:05 p.m. Monday against division-rival Hickory Crawdads (Texas Rangers affiliate); and games at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, 10:05 a.m. Wednesday and 7:05 p.m. Thursday through Saturday against the West Virginia Power (Pittsburgh Pirates). For advance tickets call 704-932-3267.
Charlotte ARTery will present "8!" an exhibit of the eight members of the artist group, through May 13 at the Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery, 21 Union St. S., Concord.
Gallery hours are noon-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon-4 p.m. Saturdays. Details: 704-596-1286.
Spaces are still available for a residential 4-H camp July 24-29 near Reidsville.
Sponsored by Cabarrus 4-H, N.C. State University and the N.C. Cooperative Extension, the camp uses natural and social environments to provide learning experiences appropriate for all ages.
Campers participate in horseback riding, canoeing, archery, climbing, swimming, arts and crafts, nature exploration, team building, low ropes, fire building, singing, skits and s'mores.
Adventure programs for older youths offer compass use, GPS, rock climbing and swiftwater canoeing opportunities.
The cost is $340 for ages 9-12 and $360 for ages 13-14. A nonrefundable deposit is payable at registration; the balance is due June 15. The fee includes all camp activities, round-trip transportation from Concord to Reidsville, a camp T-shirt and camp store money.
For details about the camp, visit bjpenn4h.org/. To register, go to the Cooperative Extension's Cabarrus County Center, 715 Cabarrus Ave. W., Concord; call Heather Jones, 704-920-3319; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Dinner & Dancing in the Dirt," a fundraiser for Wings of Eagles Ranch Therapeutic Horseback Riding Center, will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 30.
It will have live and silent auctions, a family-style dinner with a Southern flair and live bluegrass music by Jeff Whittington.
For more than a decade, Wings of Eagles Ranch has offered children and adults with special needs the opportunity to ride and learn to manage horses on their own.
Proceeds of "Dinner & Dancing in the Dirt" aims to provide a major source of funding for the ranch to provide scholarships for families of special-needs children for the ranch's eight-week riding sessions and to cover the expense of building a cabin to house summer camp staff.
Tickets are $50. For tickets or to become a sponsor of "Dinner & Dancing in the Dirt," visit www.wingsofea glesranch.org/sitebuildercon tent/sitebuilderfiles/dddflyerpg2.pdf or call 704-784-3147 to RSVP.
The ranch is five miles off U.S. 60l and Miami Church Road, Concord.
Monday-evening dance classes now offered at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Concord cost $10 per person.
Participants learn and dance during the two 45-minute sessions beginning at 6:30 p.m. each Monday. Partners are not required. Beginning to advanced dancers are welcome.
A professional dance instructor from the Havana Banquet and Ballroom in Cornelius will teach rumba, swing, cha-cha, foxtrot, waltz, tango, samba and other popular dances.
The classes are open to the public. The church is at 525 Lake Concord Road. Details: 704-782-2024 daytime.
Hurley Combs of Harrisburg is one of 240 young people who have pledged to perform 10 months of public service across the U.S. as part of the 17th class of the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program.
Combs and his team will work on four projects involving environmental conservation, infrastructure improvement, urban and rural development, energy conservation and disaster relief.
"I just enjoy helping out whenever possible, and being around people," Combs said.
After his 10-month stint, Combs will graduate from the Corps Nov. 17 with an education award of $5,550, which he can use to continue education or pay back student loans.
AmeriCorps NCCC is a leadership program for young people ages 18 to 24.
AmeriCorps programs are administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency. For more information, visit www.americorps.gov/nccc or call 800-942-2677.
The N.C. Transportation Museum's Bob Julian Roundhouse and turntable were honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers March 19 with a bronze plaque designating them as Mechanical and Engineering Landmarks.
The site is only the fourth in North Carolina to receive ASME's landmark designation. The Southern Railway built the structures in 1924 at Spencer Shops in Spencer, east of Salisbury.
The circular structure is built around a turntable, allowing locomotives to be easily moved in and out of the building for repair and maintenance. It is the largest of fewer than 200 roundhouses that remain out of the estimated 3,000 that once existed in North America.
The railway donated Spencer Shops to the state of North Carolina in the 1970s.The museum is off Interstate 85 Exit 79 in Spencer. Details: 919-807-7385; www.nctrans.org.