Around the Region


The new Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery in downtown Concord will host an exhibition of works by photo artist John Dunlap Friday through Aug. 21. An opening reception is 6-9 p.m. Friday. The gallery is above the Cabarrus Creamery, 21 Union St. S., Concord. 704-788-2326.


Up to 250 teams are in town for the National Softball Association's Class A World Series today through next Sunday at Bradford and North Mecklenburg parks.

McGuire Nuclear Station will host a free showing of "Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel" at 8:40 p.m. Friday on the lawn of the EnergyExplorium, off N.C. 73. Bring a picnic and blankets or lawn chairs. Boaters may anchor in the EnergyExplorium's cove at the southern tip of Lake Norman. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.


Cornelius Youth Orchestras will hold the second of three informational open houses and auditions from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Cornelius Town Hall , 21445 Catawba Ave. Reservations are requested by calling 704-576-7270. The final open house and audition will be Aug. 10.


KIDLIFE, the children's ministry at Life Fellowship Church, is partnering with the Secret Angels Project to provide school supplies through Aug. 15 for local children and their families affected by HIV/AIDS.


Pull up your boats to enjoy live music and other festivities at Aquapalooza 2010 on Saturday at Midway Marina, N.C. 150 just west of Mooresville in Terrell. 704-892-9676.


The final annual Water Quality Report for Statesville concludes that the quality of the city's tap water meets and exceeds all drinking water standards. The full report is at

West Shore

The Chuck Wagon Gang of Forth Worth, Texas, will headline a free Southern gospel concert at 6 tonight at Rock Spring Campground on Campground Road, a half-mile east of N.C. 16 in Denver. Also performing will be Mirror Image, Southerners Quartet and Witness Quartet, featuring former Charlotte Mayor Eddie Knox.

At 6 p.m. Saturday, the 181st annual Rock Spring camp session will begin with a free Southern gospel concert featuring the Rick Webb family, Harvesters Quartet, the Far City Boys, Pine Ridge Boys and Heartsound Quartet. Bring lawn chairs. (704) 483-2710.