ConcordThanksgiving : Locally raised turkeys are available for order from Creekside Farms. They are 6 weeks old and will be full sized in time for Thanksgiving. Place a $20 deposit on each bird you would like to reserve; pay the rest when you pick up your turkey during Thanksgiving week. Mail the deposit to Creekside Farms, 7611 Mount Olive Road, Concord, NC 28025, or give the deposit to Chad VonCannon at the Piedmont Farmers Market in Concord, which is open 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays. The VonCannons say that for the past couple of years, the full-grown turkeys have ranged from 15 pounds to 20 pounds and have sold for $3.99 a pound. www.creeksidefarms-nc.com
Kannapolis Fresh fruits, veggies: Royal Oaks Elementary School has been chosen to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program for the 2013-14 school year. It’s among 152 schools chosen from the state’s eight USDA regions. The program provides all enrolled students in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and vegetables during the school day, in the effort to introduce fresh fruits and vegetables to children as healthy snack options. It also encourages community partnerships to provide information or planned nutrition education activities that help implement and promote the program. Beginning Sept. 4, students at Royal Oaks will receive fresh fruits and vegetables as a snack three days a week. Details: Frank Fiorella, director of child nutrition, 704-784-5121.
Harrisburg Book sale: The Friends of the Harrisburg Library will hold its fall book sale Sept. 28. The sale will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Harrisburg Presbyterian Church, at Robinson Church Road and N.C. 49. Thousands of nearly new books, DVDs and CDs, all donated by library patrons, will be available for $2 or less in a variety of categories. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to friendsoftheharrisburglibrary.webs.com.
Concord Civil War re-enactment: The Battle of Bost Grist Mill, a Civil War re-enactment, will take place Sept. 7-8 on the historic mill site at 4701 N.C. 200, Concord. The 1860s-era campsites will be open to the public at 10 a.m., allowing visitors to talk with re-enactors portraying civilians as well as soldiers. The campsites will close before the battles begin at 2 p.m. each day. Hundreds of re-enactors will relive a Civil War battle, using thunderous artillery and black powder rifle fire from the 30th North Carolina Troops Company K as they fight fellow members portraying the 9th Pennsylvania Company H. Admission will be $12 for ages 13-adult, $8 for ages 6-12 and free for age 5 and younger. For information, visit www.bostgristmill.com/index.html or call 704-782-1600.
Cabarrus County Finance reporting recognized: For the 28th consecutive year, Cabarrus County has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada for its comprehensive annual financial report. It’s the highest form of recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting. Susan Fearrington, Cabarrus County’s assistant finance director, received the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement as the individual with primary responsibility for preparing the award-winning financial report. An impartial panel judged the comprehensive annual financial report to demonstrate a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate the county’s financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the report.