Around the Region


Cabarrus County will give away surplus office furniture, equipment and supplies to area nonprofit organizations from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the county warehouse, 103 Commercial Park Drive, off N.C. 29 just north of Tractor Supply Co. Details: 704-920-3280.


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education will hold a public forum about its comprehensive review from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Hopewell High School auditorium, 11530 Beatties Ford Road. The review will address policies guiding magnet schools, transportation, boundaries, projected enrollments, use of facilities and funding.


Couch potatoes are invited to become runners through the Cornelius PARC Department's Couch-to-5K Running Plan for ages 18 and up, 7-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, July 12-Aug. 18 at the Bailey Middle School track, 11900 Bailey Road. Cost is $40 for Cornelius residents and $48 for nonresidents. Register at Cornelius Town Hall, 21145 Catawba Ave., or at Details: 704-765-1450.


The town's annual Independence Day festivities will begin with a downtown parade at 5:45 p.m. Saturday. Parade participants should be in front of Town Hall, 216 S. Main St., by 5:15 p.m. A concert by Da Throwback Band will be at 6 p.m. on the Village Green at Main Street and Davidson-Concord Road. Details: 704-892-7591; .


Lowe's YMCA, 170 Joe Knox Ave., will host its free annual summer celebration from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, featuring inflatables, rock climbing, a jousting arena, petting zoo, food vendors, live music and fireworks. www. .


Troutman will host the sixth annual Iredell County Independence Day parade and celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday. More information: or call Town Hall: 704-528-7600.


Statesville is in the process of adopting a Unified Development Ordinance, which will guide growth and land development. The City Council will conduct a public hearing and consider passing first reading of the document at 7 p.m. July 19 at Statesville City Hall Council Chambers. The proposed ordinance can be viewed at .