Around Cabarrus


"To Kill a Mockingbird": The Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. N.W., will present an adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Performances are scheduled at 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

"Good for the Heart" 5K: The Junior Charity League of Concord's "Good for the Heart" 5K road race and one-mile fun run will be Feb. 25 starting at Les Myers Park, at Lawndale Avenue and Branchview Drive. The course runs through Concord's McEachern Greenway. Before Feb. 1, the 5K registration fee is $20; after that it's $25 until race day, when it rises to $30. Fun run registration is $10.

Details: Call the league office at 704-652-0669 or visit

Mayor Scott Padgett was recently elected vice chairman of the N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition, a group of mayors committed to promoting policies that support the state's urban centers.


Carolinas Medical Center-Kannapolis, Cabarrus County's first free-standing emergency department, opened for patients last week at 2711 Lane St., off Interstate 85 Exit 63.

Paranormal Book Night: Do you find yourself wondering whether there's life after the "Twilight" series or the Sookie Stackhouse series? Join the Kannapolis branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 for Paranormal Book Night. For information call 704-920-1180.

Night of Inspirational Romance: In advance of Valentine's Day, inspirational romance novelists Dora Hiers, Myra Johnson and Jennifer Hudson Taylor will talk about their writing experiences and their books at 6 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Kannapolis library. All three authors will answer questions, and books will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For more information call 704-920-1180.

CPR courses: The Kannapolis Fire Department is offering a new Family & Friends CPR class. The free, monthly class is for people who want to learn CPR but don't need a course completion card for their job. It's ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. The class meets 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on third Saturday of each month at Kannapolis Fire Station No. 1, 300 Firehouse Drive. To register, call Patsy Harrison at 704-920-4265.