Cabarrus and Rowan
An evening of music performed by two Broadway and television stars will open the 2010-11 season of "On Stage at the Davis" Sept. 25.
"It Takes Two: An Evening with Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell" will include showstoppers from Broadway, standards from the Great American Songbook, swing numbers, country classics and rock 'n' roll.
The show will start at 8 p.m. in the Davis Theatre, upstairs in Cabarrus County's historic courthouse, 65 Union St. S. Tickets are $42, available online at www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org and at the box office 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; 704-920-2753.
Kennedy, an N.C. native, has appeared on Broadway as Fantine in "Les Miserables," Lady of the Lake in "Monty Python's Spamalot," Betty Schaefer in "Sunset Boulevard" and Daisy Hilton in "Side Show." Her regional theater credits include Nefertari in "The Ten Commandments" with Val Kilmer.
Campbell was nominated for a Tony Award for the role of Joe Gillis in "Sunset Boulevard" with Glenn Close, Betty Buckley and Elaine Paige. He starred in Susan Stroman's 2000 Tony Award-winning musical "Contact" at Lincoln Center. His film credits include "Weekend Warriors," "Bump in the Night," "Simple Wish" and "Tom, Dick and Harry."
Read more about Kennedy and Campbell at www.goingbarefoot.com.
An EPA public hearing Tuesday in Charlotte will address the effects of coal ash on local communities.
Among others, Yadkin Riverkeeper Dean Naujoks will speak at the hearing about coal ash pollution found in his March 2010 site review of Duke Power's Buck Steam Plant coal ash pond in Rowan County.
The hearing will consider two options for regulating residuals from coal combustion: classifying them as either Subtitle C hazardous waste, which demands monitoring, or Subtitle D non-hazardous waste, which requires only minor oversight.
The hearing will meet from 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Charlotte (Airport), 2707 Little Rock Road, Charlotte. 704-394-4301.
The Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy at Pfeiffer University is offering a supportive environment for parents to discuss challenging issues in parenting.
The Parenting Support Group will discuss hopes, stressors and fears of parenting, parenting styles, how to effectively listen and communicate with your children, how to create boundaries and schedules, and the joys and obstacles of discipline. Facilitated by therapy interns and second-year graduate students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Pfeiffer, the sessions will meet 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays Sept. 16-Oct. 21 at the Pfeiffer Institute, 4805 Park Road, Suite 250, Charlotte. Cost is $5 per meeting or ;$30 for the whole series.
Details/registration: 704-945-7324; www.pimft.com.
A 61/2-foot rabbit and the man who imagines him will visit Concord when the Old Courthouse Theatre performs Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Harvey." OCT veteran Heather Wilson will direct the production.
The Oscar-winning film version of the play starred James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd, Harvey's human companion.
Performances will be 8 p.m. Sept. 23-25 and Oct. 1-2 and 8-9; and matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 and 10.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior adults and students with ID, and $10 for children. Call the box office to reserve seats: 704-788-2405. Details: www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
State Rep. Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, of Cornelius will discuss legislative issues at the next meeting of the North Mecklenburg Republican Women, 7 p.m. Tuesday at NorthStone Country Club, 15801 NorthStone Drive, Huntersville. Details: Mary Lou Richardson, email@example.com.
The 10th annual Blues & Burritos concert will feature the Part Time Blues Band and guest performers Bob Margolin, Max Drake, Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen, Shelia Carlisle and Robin Rogers from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday on the lawn of the Homesley, Goodman & Wingo law firm, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville.
Admission is free; donations will benefit HealthReach Community Clinic and the Mooresville Soup Kitchen.
Churchill Senior Living will host an Alzheimer's Memory Walk at 9 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Iredell County Fairgrounds in Troutman.
Details: 704-658-1200; Churchill-CRD@emeritus.com.
Information meetings are scheduled for a new Lake Norman-area club for retired men 55 and older. The organization is affiliated with Huntersville-based Retired Men's Clubs of America.
Local clubs form interest groups of 20 to 30 men who gather periodically over common interests, such as photography, ancestry, golf, boating, travel, cooking, hiking, bowling, wine education, cards, billiards, dance, excursions, bicycling and motorcycling.
Information meetings for the Lake Norman-area club will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 24 at Golden Corral, off Interstate 77 Exit 36 in Mooresville, and 9:30 a.m. Oct. 12 at Acropolis Restaurant, off Interstate 77 Exit 28 in Cornelius.
The public can share ideas for Huntersville's parks and recreation system at a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Torrence Creek Elementary School.
The town's Parks and Recreation Department is updating its master plan and wants residents' input on what they view as important in parks and programs through 2020. Residents' input will help guide development of the plan, to be completed in May 2011.
The plan was originally adopted in 1998 and last updated in 2004. The current update will set the vision and policy for park development and acquisition in Huntersville through 2020.
To view the 2004 Parks and Recreation master plan, visit www.huntersville.org
Details: Michael Jaycocks, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-766-2228.