Around the Region


The cities of Concord and Kannapolis, town of Harrisburg and Cabarrus County will host a Sept. 11 Patriots' Day remembrance ceremony at 2 p.m. next Sunday at Concord Fire Station 8, 1485 Old Charlotte Road.


Parents have until Tuesday to register their children ages 3-5 for the Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department's fall Start Smart programs that begin this month. Children will learn skills for such sports as soccer and baseball. Details: 704-766-2220;


The town will host a free community shredding of unwanted documents from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17 behind town hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. Details: Cornelius police Sgt. George Brinzey, 704-892-1363, ext. 244.


The Davidson Land Conservancy and Woodland Discovery will hold free nature outings for children and their families from 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on Saturday and Sept. 24 on the topic, "Where do Spiders Hide?" Email for a registration form.


Lake Norman angler and fishing columnist Gus Gustafson will launch the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists' 2011-12 season of free nature programs at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Youth Services Room at Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St. 704-877-4788;


The 76th annual 2011 Iredell County Agricultural Fair will feature rides, games, displays, food and fun for all ages Monday through Saturday at the Iredell County Fair Grounds. General admission is $5; children under 6 free; seniors over 60 free admission Thursday evening. Gates open at 5 p.m. except Saturday, when they open at 1 p.m. 704-528-6176.


The state awarded a $10.4 million contract to low bidder Maymead Inc. of Mountain City, Tenn., to resurface 14.7 miles of Interstate 40 in Iredell and Catawba counties, from Exit 132 (N.C. 16 Business) in Conover to Exit 146 (Stamey Farm Road) near Statesville. Work can start as early as Sept. 26 and is scheduled to finish by Sept. 1, 2012.

West Shore

East Lincoln Republican Women will sponsor a Sept. 11 remembrance event at 2 p.m. next Sunday at the East Lincoln Community Center on Optimist Club Road in Denver. A Southern-style family picnic will be served at 1 p.m.

Food tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Tickets: Melisa Harrison at 704-488-3541