Cabarrus County residents age 60 or older who don't have air-conditioning can get a free 20-inch box fan from the county Department of Aging and Senior Centers. You'll need to verify your name, address and date of birthwhen picking up a fan. One fan per household will be provided. Details: 704-920-3484 or 704-436-8034.
Police cars, electric cars, fire trucks, a miniature C-130 airplane and monster tractors will be displayed at McGuire Nuclear Station from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for Touch a Truck, a free family event hosted by Duke Energy's EnergyExplorium. . Details: 980-875-5600, option 1; www.duke-energy.com/energyexplorium.
The town and the Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main St., will offer 11 fun summer classes for children. For a list of classes and to register, visit www.d-Recs.org or call Davidson Parks and Recreation at 704-892-3349. Classes will be at Sanctuary of Davidson.
Master harp guitarist Stephen Bennett, who has performed on "Prairie Home Companion" and across the world, will give a benefit concert at 8 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 201 Fairview Road. Doors open at 7; ticket sales are cash only at $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-10 and free for ages 5 and under. Proceeds benefit Solace for the Children, which brings children from Afghanistan to spend time with Lake Norman area families and receive medical care.
The Board of Aldermen and the Planning/Zoning Board have formed a joint committee to update the town's zoning and land use plan. Members are Aldermen Curt Rogers, Mike Spath and Jenny Blevins and Planning and Zoning board members Paul Henkel, Judy Jablonski and Steve Cash.
Superglide will play old-school funk, rock and top 40 hits at a free Friday After Five concert 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 17 on West Broad Street between Kelly and Mulberry streets, in front of Mitchell Community College. Beer, wine, soft drinks and food will be sold. Guests should bring chairs.
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