Community notes


The Old Courthouse Theatre in Concord will have auditions 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9 and 10 for its production of "Harvey."

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Sept. 23-25, Oct. 1, 2, 8 and 9 and at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 and 10 at the theater, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord.

Roles are available for six men and six women ages 17 to 65. Those auditioning are asked to bring a list of all conflicts. A full list of characters will be provided at the audition. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Details:

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering basic conversational Spanish classes.

The registration fee for Conversational Spanish I is $120, plus about $25 for the textbook. Advance registration is required.

The schedule:

6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 17-Nov. 9, North Campus, Jake Alexander Boulevard at Interstate 85, Salisbury.

6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 8-Dec. 2, South Campus, off N.C. 73 West near I-85, Exit 55, Kannapolis.

For more information or to register, call the RCCC Continuing Education Department at 704-216-3512 or e-mail

The Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will offer various free seminars for people who operate their own small businesses or are thinking about starting one.

The seminars cover business startups, business financing, marketing, internet business, business growth and development, taxes, recordkeeping and customer service, among other topics.

For more information call 704-216-3512, e-mail or visit

All sessions are free and meet 6:30-8:30 p.m.

"Setting Up a Home Office": Aug. 12, RCCC's Cabarrus Business & Technology Center, Concord.

"Seven Steps to Financial Success": Aug. 19, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center.

"Public Speaking for Non-Speakers": Aug. 24, North Campus, Salisbury.

"Business Startup": Aug. 28, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center.

"Developing a Business Plan": Sept. 9, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center.

"Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter 101": Sept. 14, North Campus.

"Sales for People Who Don't Like to Sell": Sept. 21, North Campus.

"Portable Office": Sept. 28, North Campus.

"How to Start a Retail Business": Oct. 7, Cabarrus Business & Technology Center.

Visit for a list of campus locations.

Parents who have infants who will soon be 3 to 4 months, 6 months or 16 months old are invited to help with a North Carolina Research Campus study to learn more about brain development in children.

Families are compensated. Contact Cheatham Lab at UNC Chapel Hill Nutrition Research Institute, Kannapolis, North Carolina Research Campus, at 704-250-5018 or

The Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society's vocal ensemble Una Vocé will offer a night of cool jazz and hot beats at 6:30 p.m. Friday, performing "A Sound Invention: Early Jazz & Blues."

The concert at the Looking Glass Artist Collective's Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St., Salisbury, will center on the birth of jazz and blues.

There also will be a silent auction and open bar. The free concert is open to the public. Donations are appreciated. 704-633-2787.

Iredell County

Applications must be received by Friday for grants to nonprofit organizations from the Iredell County Community Foundation.

Applicants must be nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations serving Iredell County residents.

For a grant applications, a description of criteria and a list of the foundation's grant history, visit Details: Foundation Grants Specialist Karen Coppadge, 704-973-4559 or

Lake Norman

A daylong boating safety class will be offered free to the public Saturday at Morning Star Marina in Cornelius.

Because of recent water fatalities, the Davidson Flotilla 26-03 of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering the class free. The auxiliary is using a grant from the Allstate Foundation so it can waive its usual fee.

Registration starts at 8 a.m., and the class runs from 8:30 a.m. to about 3:30 p.m. The marina has offered to provide lunch for the class.

Advance registration is required. To register call David Stewart, 704-663-5733, or John Marino, 828-478-2507. Class limit is 25 people.

The course is required for anyone under age 26 who operates a boat of 10 horsepower or greater.

The auxiliary also will offer free vessel safety inspections, also at Morning Star Marina, 18020 Kings Point Drive, Cornelius.

For more information, e-mail

The St. Louis-based Ozzie Smith Sports Academy will conduct baseball and softball camps for boys and girls ages 7 to 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9-13 at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road. Cost is $159.

For details or to register call 636-532-0288 or visit

An organizational meeting for this fall's annual East Lincoln Area Crop Walk is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 12 at St. Peter-by-the-Lake Episcopal Church, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road.

The meeting is for all recruiters from churches and schools and anyone who would like to volunteer to help organize the walk.

The walk will start at 2 p.m. Oct. 24.

The church is one mile east down Fairfield Forest Road from N.C. 16. Fairfield Forest is beside the Food Lion plaza.

For more information call Bud and Jeanne Hawkins, 704-483-1684, or e-mail