News briefs


NAACP convention: The N.C. chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its 2010 convention at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord in October.


Renaissance festival auditions: The Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold auditions 9 a.m.-noon Saturday and 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday at Spirit Square Arts Center, 345 North College St., Charlotte. The festival is particularly seeking actors for town crier, royal guard and Mother Goose. The 17th annual Renaissance Festival will be Saturdays and Sundays Oct. 9-Nov. 21 in Huntersville. Details: 704-896-5555 or


Rider meetings: The Rider Transportation System will hold two meetings Thursday to get comments on proposed route changes associated with the opening of the new transit center at 3600 S. Ridge Ave., Concord. The meetings will be held 3-5 p.m. at the Kannapolis Train Station and 6-8 p.m. in the rotunda of the Cabarrus County Government Center. Staff will be available to answer questions. Details: