Free Microsoft training: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College is offering vouchers for free Microsoft courses and certification exams as part of Microsoft's "Elevate America-NC" program. Vouchers are available for a variety of computer topics. The IT training vouchers are good for one year but must be activated by Feb. 24. Microsoft exam vouchers are available for certification in Office 2003 and 2007. Certification exams must be completed by Feb. 24. Details: 704-216-3857.
Order hand-painted eggs: The Junior Charity League of Concord is collecting orders for its hand-painted, collectible Easter eggs. All proceeds help support the League's service projects. Each egg is dated 2010 and can be personalized. The deadline to order is March 5. Details: www.jclofconcord.com.
Public hearing postponed: The Harrisburg Town Council voted last week to postpone a public hearing about a proposed solicitation ordinance that would prohibit uninvited vendors from going door-to-door and require solicitors to apply for a permit. A hearing date will be set at the Council's April 12 meeting, if they decide to pursue an ordinance.
Freelance writers needed: We're looking for people in the Concord area to write community news on a freelance basis. Paste your resume and one-page autobiography in an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is Feb. 26.