Don't miss these coming events close to home.
1 Acceleration Weekend
NASCAR race fans can meet drivers, see cars, get autographs, view exhibits. $10 in advance, $15 at door, those 5 and younger are free.
When: 10 a.m. Jan. 22.
Where: Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St.
2 Battle of Cowan's Ford
Mark the 231st anniversary of the battle with a service at Hopewell Presbyterian Church and wreath ceremonies.
When: 10 a.m. Jan. 28, indoor service followed by outdoor presentation.
Where: 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.