Help the Cabarrus Pets Society meet its budget by entering a raffle for an expense-paid shopping spree for two in Atlanta (or a check for $2,500). But hurry: The drawing is Tuesday during the society's nine-hole fundraising golf tournament, which starts at 4 p.m. at Cabarrus Country Club. Raffle tickets are $5 if you buy four or fewer, and $4 if you buy five or more. To buy raffle tickets go to www.cabarruspetssocietyraffle.com. Golf entry is $75 per person or $275 per team; www.cabarruspets.com/parsforpets.cfm.
Christine Lisiewski of Huntersville won the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists' Spring into Nature! Earth Day writing and photo contest with her photo, "Our Cooper Hawk."
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The Lake Norman Big Band and the Cornelius Youth Orchestras will perform a free concert together 5-7 p.m. Saturday in the Bailey Middle School cafetorium, 11900 Bailey Road.
The Band of Oz will perform at the next free Concert on the Green at Main Street and Davidson-Concord Road 6-9 p.m. May 23. 704-596-0342; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ci.davidson.nc.us/concerts.
Of the 636 respondents to a recent town survey, 66.1percent said they would support a tax increase to begin curbside recycling; 83.5percent said everyone should pay for the service, while about 15percent said only users should pay.
A new garbage/recycling schedule is starting this month. Recycling pickup will be every other week. Details: www.townoftroutman.org/garbage_recycling.html; 704-528-7600.
Statesville's annual Special Olympics Spring Games will be May 12 at the high school stadium. Iredell County athletes age 8 and older will compete. Details: 704-878-3429; email@example.com.
The Walt Shanklin Bridge, a new addition to the paths in the Florence Soule Shanklin Library Memorial Garden, will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Saturday , 7837 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver. Take lunch for a picnic in the garden following the ceremony. Details: 704-483-0653.
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