A new exhibit, "Barber-Scotia College: In the Beginning, Faith," will explore the history of Concord's African-American college from Tuesday through Dec. 22 at the Concord Museum. 11 Union St. S., Suite 104, Concord.
The exhibit will have photographs, rare books, memorabilia, yearbooks and the photo exhibit "The Architecture of Barber-Scotia College," by Alexandra Porter.
Hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Admission is free. Call 704-782-3688.
Volunteers are planning a pancake breakfast Saturday in Concord to raise money to help local resident David Kinley pay immediate and ongoing costs of a liver transplant.
During an emergency room visit earlier this year, doctors found that Kinley, 41, had medication-induced hepatitis, according to a news release from the National Foundation for Transplants, and needed a liver transplant to survive.
Costs include the transplant at $500,000 and post-transplant medications at $2,000 to $5,000 per month. Because of declining health, Kinley cannot continue his work as a security guard, according to the foundation. The foundation helps transplant patients raise money and is helping organize the breakfast.
The breakfast is 7-10 a.m. at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1240 Concord Parkway N. at Davidson Drive, Concord. Admission is $7 for a short stack of pancakes, coffee, milk and orange juice.
For tickets or more information, call Rhonda Kinley at 302-465-2052.
The Kannapolis branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library will host these free events at 850 Mountain St.:
"Families Eating Smart and Moving More,"5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Oct. 11.
"Pumpkin Painting," 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27.
After 34 years of service to Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and the community, Jerry Chandler, vice president of college advancement, retired at the end of September, according to a news release from the college.
Chandler began at the college in 1977 as a radiologic technology instructor. He has worked in numerous roles, including associate dean of human resources, dean of instruction, dean of personnel and administration, executive vice president, vice president of advancement and interim president.
Jeanie Moore, vice president of corporate and continuing education, will broaden her role at Rowan-Cabarrus to cover college advancement.
The Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Department is seeking vendors, choirs, bands, dance groups and nonprofit groups for the second annual holiday festival, "A Kannapolis Christmas" scheduled for 2-9:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Village Park.
Civic groups, churches, individuals, craft vendors and businesses can participate by having a booth at the festival. Fee is $25 for businesses and craft vendors, free for nonprofits.
Application deadline for contests, vendors and entertainment is Nov. 11. Apply at www.kannapolischristmas.com or call 704-920-4343.