Around the Region


The Old Courthouse Theatre's "Living Room Reading" series reads Horton Foote's comedy "Dividing the Estate" at 4 p.m. today. Old resentments and sibling rivalries surface when family members struggle over their inheritance. Free. 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. 704-788-2405;


On Sept. 25, Kannapolis will host its fifth annual "Kannapolis Kares" communitywide volunteer day, an effort to involve volunteers in improving the community. The first 500 who register projects will get T-shirts. A sausage biscuit Breakfast and will be at 8 a.m., and lunch served. at 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., both at Village Park. http://kannapolis.word




Christ Community Church, 16031 Old Statesville Road, will host a 10-week "Just Moved!" class for newcomers starting Wednesday. $20. Free child care. 704-875-8374;


Teenagers are invited to the Lake Norman Teen Council's first 2010-11 meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Davidson Parks and Recreation building, 416 Armour St. 704-765-1450 in Cornelius, 704-766-2220 in Huntersville, 704-892-3349 in Davidson.


Have a great chili recipe? Cookers and vendors are needed for the second annual Great Chili Cook-Off benefit, sponsored by Mooresville-area Rotary clubs, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25, at the Mooresville Town Square retail center. Eric Hutchby,; Linda Valentine,


The Troutman Ride and Stride is at 2 p.m. today at Troutman Middle School. Organized by Carson LaBelle, 11, of Troutman, the 25- and 50-mile bike rides, 5K walk and one-mile fun walk will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Charlotte chapter.


The Rotary Club of Statesville/Fourth Creek will sponsor the Laura Laws Memorial Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Statesville Country Club. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont and the Community Fund. Ken Davis, 704-650-6383,

West Shore

Cross Country Campground, 6254 N.C. 150 E., Denver, will host a Bluegrass Festival 11a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday with Southern Express, Timber Ridge, Grass Strings, Southern Junction, Willow Creek, Carolina Mountain Boys Reunion and a bluegrass jam. Tickets: Jerry or Nancy Johnson, 803-328-3224, 803-322-1589,