Around the Region


The Cabarrus County construction and demolition Landfill at 4441 Irish Potato Road won't accept construction or demolition waste from Monday through Sept. 10 while construction takes place. Collection will resume Sept. 12.


Cannon Memorial YMCA's Kannapolis branch and Cooperative Christian Ministries will host the sixth annual Kannapolis Kares Day on Sept. 17 when volunteers will do service projects. Volunteers are invited to a free breakfast at 7 a.m. that morning.

Details: Brett Crosby at 704-939-9622;


The Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road, will host a session of PlaySpanish on Tuesdays from Aug. 30 to Dec. 6. Times are 3-4 p.m. for ages 4-7; 4-5 p.m. ages 8-12; and 5-6 p.m. ages 13-17. PlaySpanish introduces children and their families to the Spanish language and culture. Registration and details: Huntersville Parks and Recreation, 704-766-2220.

The 2011 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze, 4431 Neck Road, off Beatties Ford Road, opens for the season on Saturday. Reservations, advance tickets and details: 704-875-3113;


The Cornelius Youth Orchestras and CYO School of Performing Arts will hold open houses 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Sept. 6 and 20 at Bailey Middle School, 11900 Bailey Road. Details: 704-892-6031, ext.160, or CYO program director Nanette Haraden at 704-576-7270.


Davidson Community Players will commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 with performances of "The Guys" at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St.

Firefighters and first responders will be admitted free. Tickets, schedule: 704-892-7953;


Our Towns Habitat for Humanity held a Home Blessing on Saturday for homeowner Ericka Edward and her family on Sharpe Street.


Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Troutman Town Board's agenda briefing for September will be held 3:45 p.m. Sept. 7, at Town Hall.

West Shore

Preschoolers at Chesterbrook Academy in Denver donated back-to-school supplies last Tuesday to teachers at Catawba Springs, Saint James, Rock Springs and Lincoln Charter elementary schools.