Old Courthouse Theatre season
“The Wizard of Oz” will kick off the upcoming Old Courthouse Theatre season on Aug. 27.
Shows will be at 8 p.m. Aug. 27-29, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 29-30, 8 p.m. Sept. 4-5, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 5-6, 8 p.m. Sept. 11-12 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 12-13 at the theater, 49 Spring St. NW in Concord.
Tickets are available through the Old Courthouse Theatre box office at 704-788-2405 or by visiting www.showtx4u.com.
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New garden opens
Residents can grow produce or donate their crops to a local food pantry through a new garden now open at Frank Liske Park.
Cabarrus County Active Living and Parks recently expanded from one small garden plot to 16 50-square-foot plots and two 400-square-foot plots. Each is available for rent, with larger plots designed as donation plots for groups who distribute the produce to those in need. A local food pantry operated by Cooperative Christian Ministries is the primary contact for food donation distribution at this time.
The expansion was funded through a Nourishing North Carolina Grant from the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association. Started in 2012, the garden also serves as a way to educate students enrolled in park nature programs and summer camps.
For more information on renting a Discovery Garden at Frank Liske Park, call 704-920-3484.
Hospice seeks cosmetologists, massage therapists
Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region is seeking cosmetologists and massage therapists for hospice patients in its 11-county service area, including Cabarrus County.
Licensed professional cosmetologists are needed for gentle shampoos, haircuts and styling to patients living at home, in long term care and in assisted living facilities. Massage therapists are needed to offer gentle massage and therapeutic touch to relieve discomfort, pain and anxiety.
Extensive training is offered to all volunteers. Applications are available at www.hpccr.org/volunteers/volunteer-signup-form. For more information, visit www.hpccr.org or call 704-375-0100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming library programs
The Concord Public Library at 27 Union St. North will hold several free events this summer.
Introduction to E-Mail will be offered at 6 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Meeting Room. Participants will learn the basics of email, including setting up an account and accessing messages. Registration is required by calling 704-920-2054.
Basic Computers will be taught at 10 a.m. Aug. 25 in the meeting room. The class for those with little or no computer experience covers the parts of a computer, practice with a mouse and information on programs and creating documents. To register, call 704-920-2054.
Awesome Pageturners for ages 8-10 will meet at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Children’s Program Room to discuss Ben Hatke’s “Zita the Spacegirl Book One: Far From Home.” Participants will play games, make robots and talk about the book. To register, call 704-920-2058.
BeTWEEN the Lines for ages 10-12 will meet at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25 to discuss “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park. To register, call 704-920-2058.
Volunteers needed for therapeutic horseback riding
Wings of Eagles Ranch in Concord will offer therapeutic horseback riding classes for the special needs community in eight-week sessions starting in September.
Volunteers age 14 and older are needed for side walking, horse leading and barn help. A minimum of one hour per week is required.
Mandatory volunteer training will be held 5-8 p.m. Aug. 28 or 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 29 at Wings of Eagles Ranch, 4800 Faith Trails in Concord.
For information, visit www.wingsofeaglesranch.org or call 704-784-3147.
Community band begins fall season
The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band will hold its first rehearsal of the fall season at 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. First St. across from A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis.
The band is open to adults with previous high school band experience. For more information, visit www.primetimeband.org or call Nancy Sloop at 980-621-2010.
Discount fair tickets on sale
Discounted advance tickets are now on sale for the Cabarrus County Fair, which runs Sept. 11-19 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center in Concord.
Advance tickets are $3.25 for ages 6-11, $5.35 for ages 12 and older. Ride wristbands are $15 in advance, a savings of $5.
Discounted advance tickets will be available through Sept. 10 at the arena box office and online at www.showclix.com/event/CabarrusCountyFair2015.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley