Around the Region


The Cabarrus County Public Library has two free events in its summer reading program Wednesday: Emmy Award-winning children's singer/songwriter Farmer Jason will perform at 11 a.m.; then at 4 p.m., kids can enjoy the movie "Muppet Treasure Island." Concord main library, 27 Union St. N. 704-920-2058;


The Kannapolis Intimidators minor league baseball team will celebrate July Fourth tonight with fireworks after their 7:05 p.m. game against the Greenville Drive. Fieldcrest Cannon Stadium is off I-85 Exit 63. 704-932-3267;


The town's July Fourth celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Birkdale Village, off Interstate 77 Exit 25, with bicycle decorating, kids art, a bounce house, a parade and a water fight between the Huntersville and Gilead fire departments. Birkdale Commons Parkway will be closed 9 a.m.-2 p.m.


Independence Day festivities are at 6:30 p.m. today on the Town Hall lawn, 21445 Catawba Ave. Bring a blanket or chair and listen to Robin Burke and guest Kary Wall perform '70s and '80s hits. Children's activities will include spin art and rides on a trackless train.


Davidson Community Players will present the mature-themed farce "Noises Off" at 8 p.m. July 22-24 and July 29-Aug. 1 and at 2 p.m. July 24 and Aug. 1 at Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College. Tickets are $15-$22. 704-894-2140;


Saturday is the entry deadline for the annual Lakeside Artists Studio Tour. For a prospectus or more details, visit


The town board recently honored new Eagle Scout Joshua Scott Lowery, adopting a special resolution noting his accomplishment.


Statesville city offices will be closed Monday in observance of the July Fourth holiday. There will be no garbage pickup Monday.

West Shore

Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron will host a boating education course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Denver Volunteer Fire Department, 3956 N.C. 16 N. Cost is $45 for the first family member; $15 for each additional family member.