ART WALK, SHORT FILMS: An Art Walk and a festival of short films will be in downtown Concord Friday, sponsored by the Cabarrus Arts Council:
The Art Walk will be from 6 to 9 p.m., featuring art displays and entertainment all over downtown Concord. The council's Galleries will feature demonstrations by three artists from the current "In and Out" exhibition: painter and collage artist Arless Day; quilter Dottie Moore; and painter Mark Stephenson.
Modern Film Fest at the Davis will feature a diverse lineup of short films, including "Confederate Zombie," "This Is Not a Game," "Easy Street USA," "The Action Hero's Guide to Saving Lives" and "Butterfly Circus." Russ Greene, director of "Easy Street USA," will talk about filmmaking and answer questions. It will start at 9 p.m. in the Davis Theatre, after the Art Walk. The theater is in the historic Cabarrus County courthouise, 65 Union St. S.
HABITAT FUNDRAISER: Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County will host a Mardi Gras fundraising party and silent auction 8 p.m.-midnight Feb. 18 at the Historic Gibson Mill. Tickets are $50 and include two drinks. For tickets call 704-786-4001.
SOCIAL NETWORKING: A class on Social Networking and Security will be offered at 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Concord main library, 27 Union St. N. Information technology consultant Nick Reale will talk about the basics of Facebook and how to use it safely and securely. No registration is required, but space is limited. For more information call 704-920-2054.
READING/DISCUSSION: The "Let's Talk About It" reading and discussion series sponsored by the N.C. Humanities Council will begin Feb. 23 at the Concord main library, 27 Union St. N. The theme this season is "Picturing America: Places in the Heart." It will look at the ways human experience is shaped and defined by place. Titles to be discussed are "Empire Falls," "A River Runs Through It," "Brothers and Keepers," "Plainsong" and "Gilead." Books will be provided. To register and for more information call Kris at 704-920-2053.
DONATION DRIVE: Green Club members at Hickory Ridge High School in Harrisburg led a Goodwill Recycling Donation Drive Jan. 26-27. The effort drew 77 donations of furniture, electronics, clothing, toys and more.
STATE AWARD: Mayor Bob Misenheimer was honored by Gov. Bev Perdue recently with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, presented to those who have a long history of service to the state.