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The Old Courthouse Theatre will give a reader's theater performance of "Barbra's Wedding" at 4p.m. next Sunday. Details: Old Courthouse Theatre, 704-788-2405 or

Everyone is invited to a free artist reception 3-5 p.m. today for the Cabarrus Art Guild's "Salute to our County and Flag" exhibit. It's in the "Brick Wall Gallery" at the Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave. N.W., Concord, N.C. 28025. Refreshments provided.


Teams from six states will compete in Top Gun Sports' Softball Summer World Series Wednesday through next Sunday at Bradford Park. The event is expected to generate about $1.6 million in direct visitor spending, according to Visit Lake Norman, host of the World Series with the Huntersville Park and Recreation Department.


Mayor Jeff Tarte and town commissioners Thurman Ross, Chuck Travis and Mayor Pro Tem Lynette Rinker filed for re-election as a team July 1. Commissioner Jim Bensman previously announced that he wouldn't seek re-election.


Lake Norman Community Choir auditions for ages 7-11 will be at noon Saturday at Lessons on the Lake Music Studios, 412 Armour St. 704-894-0002;


Enjoy a free showing of "Shrek Forever After" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. 704-662-3334;


The town board has approved rezoning two tracts totaling 2.75 acres on Old Murdock Road behind Food Lion from industrial to residential. Town officials could not determine when or why the property was rezoned industrial, noting that the residential designation is consistent with the town's land use plan for the area.


Residents can access a list of Statesville's "10 most wanted" people on the internet by visiting The site has detailed information on each person, and visitors can send anonymous tips about the wanted individuals to Statesville police.

West Shore

Local author Janice Booth will discuss the recent National Geographic publication "Only Pack What You Can Carry" 6-8 p.m. July 18 at Shanklin Library, 7837 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. 704-483-3589.