Modern Film Fest at the Davis Theatre will present a free screening of the award-winning independent film "Artois the Goat" at 7 p.m. Thursday. In the romantic comedy, a lab technician embarks on an epic quest to create the greatest goat cheese the world has ever known, in an effort to reclaim the heart of his beloved Angie. The film won "Best Feature" at the Beloit International Film Festival and the Myrtle Beach Film Festival and "Best Comedy" from First Glance Hollywood. Admission is free. The theater is upstairs in the historic Cabarrus County Courthouse, 65 Union St. S.
A class on Microsoft Word will be offered at the Concord main library at 5 p.m. Jan. 25 in the library's meeting room, 27 Union St. N. This introductory class will demonstrate the basics and applications of word processing. Spaces are limited, and registration is required; to register and for more information call 704-920-2054.
Two new youth soccer programs are being launched by FC Carolina Alliance (FCCA) for spring 2012 in the Charlotte area: the Munchkin and Pre-Academy programs for boys and girls aged 4-12. Enrollment in the 10-week programs, open March through May, is $80 for the Munchkin program and $120 for Pre-Academy. For more information contact Liam Shannon at email@example.com or 704-597-5150.
The Old Courthouse Theatre's readers theater will give a free performance of "The Grapes of Wrath" at 4 p.m. today1/15.at the theater, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord. The play is by Frank Galati, from the John Steinbeck novel. Details: 704-788-2405; www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Tickets are on sale for the Old Courthouse Theatre's production of "To Kill a Mockingbird," based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Harper Lee. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 9-11, 17-18 and 24-25 and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12, 19 and 16. For tickets or information call 704-788-2405 or email Info@OldCourthouseTheatre.org.
A "Geektastic Dog/Cat Toy Craft" workshop will be at the Kannapolis Branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library at 5 p.m. Jan. 26. Does your cat or dog need a geeky toy? Do you love doing crafty things? In the second installment of the library's "geeky crafts series," participants will make cat and dog toys inspired by "Star Wars," "Doctor Who," "Star Trek" and the like. It's free; registration isn't required.