Around the Region


The Atlantic Groove Band will play its mix of beach, R&B, rock, funk, disco and country music at the next free "Union Street Live!" concert 6-9 p.m. Thursday on the lawn of the Historic Cabarrus Courthouse, 65 Union St. S., Concord. Concord Downtown Development Corp. will sell $1 tickets to a fundraising raffle for a downtown gift basket.


Watch a free showing of "Rio" at 8:40 p.m. Friday on the outdoor movie screen on the lawn of McGuire Nuclear Station, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road.


Children from Afghanistan will enjoy a day of games and other fun with their host families today at Lake Norman YMCA, 21300 Davidson St. Details:


The Stranger, a Billy Joel tribute band, will give the next performance in the free "Concerts on the Green" series at 6 p.m. today on the Davidson Village Green, at Main Street and Davidson-Concord Road.


The Fantastic Shakers will perform the town's next free "Music on Main" concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday on the town hall lawn, 413 N. Main St.


At its July meeting the Board of Aldermen honored Dennis Clary, chairman of the town's Independence Day Parade Committee. Clary, a retired Marine corporal, is stepping down after seven years as chairman.


Statesville's Fire and Life Safety Division provides inspection services, certificates of occupancy and permits, fire investigations and fire safety education. To request service, call 704-878-3401 or visit

West Shore

The East Lincoln Community Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday at Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road, Denver. 704-822-9352.