Around the Region


At a meeting July 1, residents are invited to learn about and comment on proposed improvements to the intersection of Poplar Tent Road and Concord Parkway (U.S. 29). The work is to begin next year. City staff and design consultants will be at Fire Station No. 3 (on Warren C. Coleman Boulevard near Cabarrus Avenue) 5-7 p.m. to give information and take comments. Residents can drop in anytime. 704-920-5362;


Cynthia Griner, Mrs. North Carolina International, will collect donations for the fight against Alzheimer's disease at the Kannapolis Intimidators' baseball game Saturday. She also will throw out a first pitch and sign autographs. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. at Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium, off Interstate 85 Exit 63. 704-932-3267;


Pan for gold and learn the history of panning in our region from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road. 704-875-2312;


The Lake Norman Art League Gallery will host "Resilience," a free exhibit from the ArtWorks945 program of the Urban Ministry Center in Charlotte, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, Tuesday through July 9 at the Business Center at South Main Square, 442 S. Main St. Opening reception with the artists will be 6-9 p.m. Friday.


The Mooresville Artist Guild is seeking entries for its 2010 photography show, "Hot Town Summer in the City." Deliver entries to the Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., 1-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. on June 29.; 704-534-0503;


The town library's summer reading club has begun, on the themes "Make a Splash" for young children and "Make Waves at Your Library" for young adults. Sign up at 704-528-2682.


Sanitation workers will begin their residential routes at 6 a.m. the rest of the summer to beat the heat. 704-878-3415.

West Shore

Julie Higgie, vice president of the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists, will discuss the diverse wildlife on and near Lake Norman at 7 p.m. Thursday at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Road, Denver. Details: Ben Benoit at 704-489-6249.