Around the Region


The Cabarrus Creamery Criterium, part of this week's Giordana Crossroads Classic bicycle racing series, will be Wednesday in downtown Concord. Men in the categories Pro 1 and 2, 3-5, Masters 35 and older and Masters 45 and older will compete to see who finishes the most laps in the allotted time.

Other races in the series will be criteriums Thursday in Salisbury and Friday in Statesville; a road race Saturday in Salisbury; and a circuit race Sunday, also in Salisbury. A $20,000 purse is offered. Details:


Cheer campers at the Huntersville Kid's Kamp Challenge, pitting Huntersville Summer Day Camp participants against participants in the Summer Breeze Camp of Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 12 at HFFA, 11725 Verhoeff Drive. Children will compete in such events as a bubblegum pie eating contest. To volunteer: Lynn Marie Schlierf,704-948-9921;


The Big Day at the Lake event on Lake Norman July 16 raised $42,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte.


Davidson Community Players stages its final free performance of "The Connie Company: Food for Thought, Recipes for Life" at 2 p.m. today at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St. Donations will support future Connie Company programming. 704-892-7953;


The Mooresville Police Department will host a free National Night Out celebration 5-9 p.m. Tuesday downtown, with food, music, giveaways and games.


Groundbreaking for the first phase of Troutman/ESC Park, a family-oriented park/recreation complex on 30 acres near the Town Hall, will be at 5 p.m. Thursday. The park, on land donated by Engineered Sintered Components, has received a $500,000 state grant.


Statesville will celebrate a "Night Out Against Crime," part of the National Night Out effort, 5-9 p.m. Tuesday on Statesville Civic Center grounds. It's free and are open to the community. Bring a chair or blanket.

West Shore

Oklahoma-based Feed the Children recently gave 400 boxes of food and 400 boxes of personal care items to 72 families who provide foster care to children in the custody of Catawba County Social Services.