Cabarrus County will offer a free, interactive workshop where the public can learn about and discuss the effects of transportation on the environment.
Participants also will learn what Cabarrus County is doing to help combat the problem and what individuals can do to minimize their own carbon footprints.
"Stepping Out of the Haze: Transportation Solutions for a Green Planet" workshop will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday10/19 at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church St. S.E.
Registration is requested but not required. To register, visit www.cabarruscounty.us/liveitup/learninglabs.html.
The public is invited as Sears at Carolina Mall in Concord celebrates National Safety Weekend with a safety and health awareness event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23.
For senior adults, information will be available on home health care, hazardous waste and recycling in the home, independent living, remodeling to accommodate disabilities, living independently, personal emergency response systems, affordable nonmedical in-home care, non-emergency medical transportation and more.
A fire and safety station in the parking lot will feature a Concord fire truck and an N.C. Highway Patrol radar car. The Cabarrus chapter of the American Red Cross also will provide information.
The first 30 children to arrive at the mall's the portrait studio will get child ID kits including a free photo.
Fire and safety information will be available throughout the store and its auto center.
The store is at 1480 Concord Parkway N., Concord.
The deadline is Saturday to apply to be a craft vendor at the fall craft show "A Country Christmas" at the Piedmont Farmers' Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord.
The cost is $10 per space. Applications are available at www.piedmont-farmersmarket.com. Mail completed application (with check payable to Piedmont Farmers' Market) to Darryl Mall, 2601 Oakwood Avenue, Concord, NC 28027.
The craft show will be 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6.
For more information call Darryl Mall, 704-785-4247, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band is accepting new members for the fall season.
The band rehearses at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the family life center of Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, 2299 N. Main St. in Kannapolis.
Anyone who can read music and play the flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba or percussion is invited. No guitar or keyboard players are needed.
Details: Band Director Jon Hutchinson at 704-425-3508.
The public can get flu shots at Concord Mills mall today, Saturday and next Sunday.
Shots will be given by licensed nurses 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. today and next Sunday in the mall's Neighborhood 2, near the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store.
Each shot costs $28. Cash, credit and debit cards and Simon Mall gift cards are accepted. Medicare is also accepted with no out-of-pocket cost.
The mall is at 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
To reserve and pay for your flu shot in advance, visit www.wellcheck.com. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Details: 704-979-3000; www.concordmills.com.
The Miss Cabarrus County Scholarship Organization is accepting contestants for its 2011 Cabarrus County Youth Pageant.
The pageant will be Nov. 6 at the Mount Pleasant High School auditorium. The baby division begins at noon, and the other youth divisions at 1 p.m.
Girls from infancy through age 17 from throughout North Carolina are eligible.
The Cabarrus College of Health Sciences will offer a state-approved Nurse Aide I training program Nov. 2-Dec. 9.
Classes will meet 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (except the week of Nov. 22, when it will meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).
Upon completing the program, students are prepared to take the state-approved written examination and demonstration of competency skills to be placed on the N.C. NAI Registry.
Tuition is $411. Books cost about $60.
Enrollment is limited to 20. To apply, complete the continuing education registration form, available at www.cabarruscollege.edu.
Carrigan Farms' haunted attraction "Scarrigan Farms" is accepting visitors starting at dark on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31.
The haunted trail, not recommended for children younger than 12, is $20 per person. Neither smoking nor alcohol is allowed.
At the rock quarry there are bonfires, music, hot dogs and s'mores kits.