Registration is due Monday for a day trip to the shops and attractions of Cherokee on Aug. 9.

The trip is sponsored by the Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Department as part of a series to historic and scenic attractions across the state this fall.

The Cherokee trip will cost $20 per person; lunch and dinner aren't included.

All trips are for ages 18 and older. Bus transportation departs from Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis. Departure and return times vary based on the itinerary.

No more than 25 people can go per trip, and full payment is due on or before the registration deadline.

For more information call the Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Department at 704-920-4343.

A program brochure is available at

Old Courthouse Theatre will present "On Golden Pond" starting Aug. 11.

The Tony Award-winning drama/comedy play by Ernest Thompson was the basis for the Oscar-winning movie of the same name. It explores the relationship between an older couple, Ethel and Norman Thayer, and their daughter, Chelsea.

Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 and at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 21 and 28 at the theater, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior adults and students with ID and $10 for children.

Call the box office, 704-788-2405, to reserve your seat.

For details visit

Concord's observance of National Night Out is scheduled for Aug. 2.

National Night Out, sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch, is a national neighborhood crime and drug prevention event observed annually on the first Tuesday in August. Numerous U.S. cities, towns and villages celebrate it.

Over the past 28 years, National Night Out has grown to more than 37 million participants in more than 15,000 communities from all 50 U.S. states as well as U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide, according to a news release from the city.

This is the 10th year of Concord's National Night Out celebration. At least 10 neighborhoods will join with the Concord Police Department to strengthen bonds between neighbors and officers to take a stand against crime Aug. 2, according to the city.


The Old Courthouse Theatre will have auditions 7-9 p.m. Aug. 15-16 for its production of Clare Booth Luce's satiric comedy "The Women."

The play is an acidic, comedic commentary on the pampered lives and power struggles of various wealthy Manhattan socialites and up-and-comers and the gossip that propels and damages their relationships.

Performances are scheduled at 8 p.m. Oct. 1, 2, 7, 8, 14 and 15 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 2, 9 and 16 at the theater, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord.

For details call 704-788-2405 or visit