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BLUEGRASS MUSIC: The Brand New Opry will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Theatre, on the second floor of Cabarrus County's historic courthouse, 65 Union St. S. The bluegrass variety show is hosted and organized by Jeff Whittington, a local bluegrass musician who has appeared on "The Grand Old Opry." Seating is reserved; tickets are $10.

Tickets or information: www.CabarrusArtsCouncil

.org; 704-920-2787.

"TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD": The Old Courthouse Theatre continues performances of this adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Performances are at 2:30 p.m. today, next Sunday and Feb. 26 and at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Feb. 24 and 25 at the theater, 49 Spring St. N.W. Ticket information: 704-788-2405.


KICKBALL: Register by March 6 for the city's 2012 Go Kickball spring league. Games will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Walter M. Safrit Park. Register at

WINE FESTIVAL: The Kannapolis Parks & Recreation Department is offering a day trip to a new wine festival April 13 in Blowing Rock. It's an afternoon of shopping and activities, then an evening of N.C. barbecue, regional wines, brews and blues. The $45 cost includes admission. Meet at Village Park at 12:45 p.m. Bus transportation leaves the park at 1 p.m. and returns at 11 p.m. Deadline to register is March 16. To register call 704-920-4343.


TUSKEEGEE AIRMEN: The N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer will host "Rise Above," a free traveling exhibit on the Tuskegee Airmen, from Wednesday through Saturday. The exhibit will be set up outside the museum and offering little-known World War II history. A 14-minute original movie, "Rise Above," focuses on what America's first black military pilots and support personnel had to overcome to fly and fight for their country. It will be on display 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at the museum in Spencer, off I-85 near Salisbury. Details and groups: 704-636-2889 ext. 257.

Summer camps

Camps list: The 2012 summer camps list will be published in Community News and Neighbors sections on March 4. If you would like your camp included in the print publication, go online to and type your information in the summer camps form. The print deadline for camp listings is Feb. 17.

Details: 704-358-6048 or