Cabarrus

Helping others

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Rotary Club of Cabarrus County

Appointment: The Rotary Club of Cabarrus County inducted Gerald C. "C.J." Loftis, owner of GCL Development, LLC as a new member. Michael Hurlbert of First Bank sponsored Loftis.

C.D. Moore Foundation

Prom party: The C.D. Moore Foundation will host Prom Envy 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Old Cannon Towel Store, 20 West Avenue, Kannapolis. Enter on a red carpet swarmed with "paparazzi," watch runway models showing off the latest prom fashions and experience the Battle of the DJs. Cost is $10 for ages 15-20. Purchase tickets from Chelish Moore Flowers, Blair Phillips Photography and The Bride's Choice or from a representative at your high school. Must have a ticket and a student I.D. to enter. Details:704-782-9883 or www.facebook.com/promenvy2011.

Wedding show: C.D. Moore Foundation presents The Wedding Show. We will have only the elite vendors of this area there to show off their expertise. We'll have events going on throughout the afternoon to entertain you and your groom. You'll see all the trendiest ideas from photography to flowers for your wedding. A wedding show of this caliber gives you that opportunity to see who can impress you. Admission is only $10. Proceeds are benefiting the C.D. Moore Foundation. 12 p.m. Jan. 16. $10. 704-782-9883. www.cdmoorefoundation.org. ; www.facebook.com. Old Cannon Towel Store, 20 West Avenue., Kannapolis.

Horizon Bay Assisted Living

Support group: A new support group for families dealing with Alzheimer's or other dementias will hold their first meeting 6:30 p.m. Jan 20 at Horizon Bay Assisted Living of Concord. For information, or to RSVP, call 704-782-1100. The group will meet every third Thursday at Horizon Bay, 1501 Zion Church Road E., Concord.

ZX Fitness

Charity arm-wrestling event: ZX Fitness in Harrisburg will host a special arm wrestling tournament Jan. 15 to benefit the Ebenezer Christian Children's Home in North Wilkesboro. Arm wrestlers from around the country will participate, including two former national champions, Paul Walter and James Retarides. The event is open to the public with a $25 entrance fee that will go to the home. Sign-ups begin 10 a.m. Jan. 15 at ZX Fitness-Harrisburg. The fitness center is also accepting donations such as school supplies, toilet paper and clothing for the home. For information contact James Retarides at jamesretarides@yahoo.com or David Buzo at dbuzo@zxfitness.com. ZX Fitness, 5560 N.C. 49 S., Harrisburg.

Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County

End-of-Year Gift Challenge: Habitat Cabarrus and supporter Sandra Thomas have teamed up to launch Habitat's year-end campaign with a special gift. For every $2 donated between now and Jan. 31, Thomas will match the gift with $1, up to $5,000. To secure a gift, call 704-786-4001, or mail a check to Habitat Cabarrus, P.O. Box 1502, Concord, N.C., 28026.

Ada Jenkins Center

2011 Gala: This year's Ice 2011 Gala will be held at Michael Waltrip Racing, Jan 22. Tickets are $150 and tables of 10 and can be purchased for $1,500. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. All proceeds benefit the Ada Jenkins Center. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.adajenkins.org.

Charlotte Rotary Club

Donation: The Charlotte-South Rotary Club presented at $10,000 check to End Polio Now on Jan. 3 as part of Rotary International's "End Polio Now" campaign. The goal is to raise $200 million. Once raised, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate an additional $355 million. To donate, visit www.charlotterotary.com.

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