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The original "Night of the Living Dead" from 1968 will be shown Oct. 27 at the Davis Theatre in Concord as part of the "Modern Film Fest at the Davis" film series.

The free screening will at 7 p.m. in the theater, 65 Union St. S., Concord, in Cabarrus County's historic courthouse. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and is first come, first served.

The film will be preceded by the zombie short film, "See the Dead." The director, Robert Fillion, will be there for questions and comments.

Films were not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America in 1968, but Modern Film Fest estimates it would receive an R. The Cabarrus Arts Council advises you to research the film to determine whether it is appropriate for you. See the trailer at

For more information, call the arts council at 704-920-2787 (704-920-ARTS).

Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County will have its second annual golf tournament fundraiser Oct. 24 to benefit its Hospitality House. Registration opens at 11 a.m.; the shotgun will be at 12:30 p.m. The format is captain's choice. For more information, contact Martha Seger at or 704-786-4001.


Loose leaf collection begins Monday for Kannapolis residences. Loose leaves and bagged yard waste will be collected every other week through March 2. 704-920-4200;


"Romeo and Juliet": The Davidson College Theatre Department will present a bold original production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. next Sunday, 8:15 p.m. Oct. 28 and 8 p.m. Oct. 29 in Duke Family Performance Hall on campus. $15 adults; $11 senior adults; $6 students. Tickets: 704-894-2135, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily;

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