Around the Region


The David Michael Band will give a free "Country Music in the Park" concert 6-9 p.m. Sept. 18 at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road. A fireworks show will follow the performance.


Register your team for the Cabarrus Literacy Council's corporate spelling bee fundraiser scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Old Courthouse Theatre. Team registration is $500, and tickets are $10. Details:; 704-262-1109.


Piedmont Prime Time Community Band will give a free "End of Summer Concert" at 6 tonight at Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2299 N. Main St. Bring canned or other nonperishable food items to stock the food pantry.


Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron will offer its final boater safety class of the year Sept. 11 at the Duke Energy Environmental Center on McGuire Nuclear Station Road.; Bob Yannacci, 704-660-5568.


A "Vaudeville Extravaganza" at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College will feature the Great Fettucini, "Piano Juggler" Dan Menendez, comedy ventriloquist Steve Brogan, pantomime and mathematics professor Tim Chartier and Charlotte comedy troupe Omimeo. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. 704-894-2135, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays;


Community Pregnancy Center of Mooresville is registering walkers for its 19th annual Life Walk on Sept. 25. E-mail or call 704-664-4673.


In observance of Labor Day, the town board's agenda briefing has moved to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at town hall, 400 N. Eastway Drive.


Registration has begun for youth flag football sponsored by the Statesville Recreation and Parks Department. There will be two leagues for boys and girls: ages 5-6 and 7-8. Register 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays at the department office, 1875 Simonton Road.