Around the Region


Girls in first through 12th grades can apply to be contestants in the Cabarrus County Fair Pageant, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Cabarrus Arena. Winners will be crowned in four age groups. Find applications at, under "Exhibits Tab" and "Contests." Applications must be postmarked by Aug. 26. Susan Watkins, 704-467-3377.


Register by July 29 for the Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department's fall softball league for ages 50 and older. Cost is $30 for Huntersville residents and $45 for others. 704-766-2220;


The town's free annual Night Out event to promotes community safety and crime prevention will be 7-9 p.m. Aug. 2 at the town hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. Details: 704-892-1363, ext. 254; 704-892-6031, ext. 160;


Fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith of Nashville, Tenn., will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. next Sunday at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 201 Fairview Road. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seats are general admission: $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-10 and free for ages 5 and under; cash or check only. Proceeds will benefit the church's Haiti outreach.


A committee has been formed to raise money for the town park being built near the town hall. It will meet 4 p.m. Thursday at the town hall.

West Shore

The Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron will conduct boater safety training 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13 at Mount Mourne Volunteer Fire Department, 1577 Mecklenburg Highway (N.C. 115), Mooresville. Cost for class, manual and lunch is $45. Advance registration is required: