The Cabarrus County Public Library's Concord branch, 27 Union St. N., will host a Microsoft Word class at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the library's meeting room.

For information or to register call 704-920-2054.

The Junior Charity League of Concord's "Good for the Heart" 5K and one-mile fun run is scheduled for Feb. 25 at Les Myers Park, 338 Lawndale Ave., Concord.

Race check-in will be from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m., the 5K Run at 9 a.m. and the 5K Walk at 9:05 a.m.

Tax-deductible registration fees for the 5K are $20 before Feb. 1, $25 after that until race day, and $30 on race day. Fee for the Fun Run is $10.

Free T-shirts and goodie bags will be given to the first 200 people who register.

Details: 704-652-0669;

Auditions will be Feb. 5-6 for the Old Courthouse Theatre's production of "Titanic: The Musical."

Auditions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the theater, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord.

Come with a prepared song. Expect to read from scripts, and be prepared to move.

Performances will be in late April and early to mid-May.

Details: 704-788-2405.

Public registration will open at 12:01 a.m. Monday for Camps on Campus, UNC Charlotte's summer programs of academic enrichment camps for children and young people in rising first through 12th grades. For the schedule visit



Camp fees are $230 per week for "regular" day or $250 for "extended" day. Overnight camps are $475 per week.

For more information email Chuck Riordan at

Direct registration questions to 704-687-8900 or email

The AMC Concord Mills 24 theater will host "Leonardo Live," a high-definition video tour of the sold-out U.K. National Gallery exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan" at 7 p.m. Feb. 16.

The one-night event will hit the big screen in more than 400 movie theaters nationwide. "Leonardo Live" provides a virtual walk-through of the show, with commentary from scholars and curators. The exhibition brings together the largest number of da Vinci's rare surviving paintings.

Tickets are available at the AMC Concord Mills 24 box office, 8421 Concord Mills Blvd.

Concord Mills mall will celebrates Dr. Seuss' 75th anniversary with a tribute to his first book, the beloved children's classic "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street."

Everyone is invited to experience Seussville 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 25 in the mall's food court. The free event also will celebrate other Dr. Seuss treasures, such as "Green Eggs and Ham" and "The Cat in the Hat."

The whimsical trip through Seussville will include story time, a chance to create your own Dr. Seuss tiara or crown, coloring of Dr. Seuss bookmarks, a performance by Mr. Nigel and more. A character from "The Cat in the Hat" will make a special guest appearance, and kids will take home goodie bags.

For information call guest services at 704-979-3000, visit or become a fan on Facebook at

The Kannapolis City Council on Jan. 9 banned all tobacco use at all city parks and recreation facilities.

Officials said the ban reinforces the city's commitment to Let's Move!, the national campaign to fight childhood obesity and promote health and wellness in Kannapolis.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College's Karen Lynden was named a winner of a Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Program, which honors members of the community who design and develop exciting and innovative courses that represent the very best in technology and learning.

Part of the annual Blackboard Catalyst Awards program since 2000, this award highlights technologically rich, engaging, well-designed and pedagogically sound courses that showcase best practices for the user community, according to a news release from the college.

More than 100 entries were evaluated in a rigorous peer-review process by more than 200 faculty and instructional designers. Submissions were judged on course design, interaction, collaboration, assessment and learner support.

"Having my course selected as an Exemplary Course is a true honor," said Lynden, business administration instructor at Rowan-Cabarrus. "Having my work evaluated by colleagues from around the world and the Exemplary Course Program director team has been an outstanding experience. The feedback helps me continuously develop my online teaching strategies."

Lynden was honored alongside 26 other Exemplary Course Program winners during BbWorld®, Blackboard's annual user conference in July in Las Vegas, Nev.

Blackboard produces enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of learners around the world, according to the news release.