Community Notes

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in Mooresville will offer a Safe Sitter Babysitting class Aug. 28 to boys and girls ages 11 to 14.

The one-day class covers basic child care, child choking/injury management, behavior management, how to call for help, safety for the sitter and application of business skills.

The class is offered through The Stork's Landing Maternity Center's education program and is taught by registered nurses trained by Safe Sitter Inc., an international, nonprofit organization.

Cost is $40. Advance registration is required. To register your son, daughter or babysitter, call 704-660-4374 or e-mail

For a complete listing of child- and infant-care classes offered through Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, visit

The school represents North Carolina in the contest. Online voting began Aug. 4 and continues through Sept. 10 at

Huntersville-based Hinds' Feet Farm recently received its first three-year accreditation for its Huntersville and Asheville day programs from the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Hinds' Feet Farm also plans to open two residential programs by the end of 2011: a long-term care home for adults with brain injuries who require full-time care, and a supervised living home for adults who require minor assistance or supervision.

Details: 704-992-1424;

The Iredell County office of Exchange/SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) participated in a recent federal study of parent aide programs that showed families receiving parent aide services had less parental stress and less maternal depression and anxiety.

Details: Executive Director Amy Eisele at 704-878-2227. Seventy-one works created by 35 area artists have been selected for the Cabarrus Art Guild Juried Exhibition at The Galleries in Concord.

The artwork to be included was selected from 122 entries by Robert Tynes, professor of art at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and director of its S. Tucker Cooke Gallery. It includes paintings, photographs, pottery, wood-turned vessels and a quilt.

The exhibition will be on display Aug. 16-Oct. 7 in The Galleries in Cabarrus County's historic courthouse at 65 Union Street S., Concord. Winners of seven prizes will be announced at 7 p.m. Aug. 27, during the downtown Concord Art Walk.

The 35 artists selected are: Walter Alberson and Joyce Branch, pottery; Mitchell A. Benton, painting; Deena Bost, drawing; Jack Burgess, photography; Rich Carter, wood; Bruce Chandler, painting and collage; Sandy Collier, painting; Bre Barnett Crowell, pastels; Lindsey Dauphinais, pottery; Jessica DeHart, mixed media; Larry Denny, painting and computer-generated art; Beth Feeback, painting and collage; Amanda Foshag, mixed media and print; Ann Glacken, painting; Ann Griffey, photography; Dwight E. Hartsell, wood; Allison S. Hinman, photography; Jody Hunter; Angela Van Every Johnston, mixed media; Barry Love, photography; Lisa Mitchell, painting; Keith Pavey, painting; Lou Perry, painting; Anne Marie Propst, pastel; Barry Russell, wood; Laura Say, photography; Richard Schmidt, photography; Sandra Siepert, painting; Kevin Smith, panting; Rosey Stein, quilt; Mark Stephenson, painting; Fran Thrower, mixed media gourds; Jennie Martin Tomlin, painting; Chelsey Tyler, mixed media; and Ben Verner, mixed media.

The Galleries also will be exhibiting Multi-Tasking, which features artists who create in more than one medium, Aug.16-Oct. 7. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Galleries also will be open during the downtown Concord Art Walk on Aug. 27, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Details: call 704-920-ARTS (2787) or visit