Cabarrus County

Plan for ‘Souper Bowl’: The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary and Shoe Show Inc.’s 11th annual Souper Bowl will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Forest Hill United Methodist Church in Concord. Tickets are $10 and take out is available. The event is meant to mimic what would be like to be served at a soup kitchen. All the money raised goes to the Salvation Army to help them continue their programs throughout Cabarrus and Stanly Counties. Details: 704-788-1859.

Make plans for walk: People can register for the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s upcoming Walk MS events. The Cabarrus/Rowan MS Walk will be April 11 in Kannapolis. The annual fundraiser helps support more than 18,000 people living with multiple sclerosis. The family-friendly walks last year attracted roughly 8,000 participants who helped raise raised $1.18 million. This year, the chapter wants to raise at least $2 million. Details: 800-344-4867 or

Consignment for charity: Consignors are needed for the Mothers of Preschoolers at Mission’s annual children’s consignment sale will be March 7 at Locust Presbyterian Church. People looking to consign spring and summer clothes, maternity items, toys, and children/baby furniture are needed. Proceeds the group’s children’s program. Details: 704-254-4778 or

Apply for internship: Undergraduate students with an interest in plant research can apply for the Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, where interns will be exposed to cutting-edge tools, genome sequencing and state-of-the-art facilities. The internship will run May 18-July 31 and applications are due March 2. The 11-week P2EP summer internship requires undergraduates to work in lab teams 40 hours per week. Students will be mentored by NCRC faculty members, scientists from industry partners on campus and by doctoral students. Interns must be 18 years of age and attend an accredited college or university as a rising sophomore, junior or senior, preferably with coursework related to the mission of P2EP. 2015 college graduates may apply as well. Details:


Art from vets needed: The Salisbury VA Medical Center is looking for submissions for the local-level of competition of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Veterans who live in the center’s service area are encouraged to enter the competition and entries are due Feb. 9. Categories include a range of visual and performing arts. Winners will be announced Feb. 21. First-place winners will be entered into the national festival in October. Details: 704-638-9000, ext. 3575; Jenny Taylor, ext. 3065; Brittany Gerring, ext. 3143; or