Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County's “Building a Fashionable Future” fashion show benefit will be 7-9 p.m. Sept. 10 at 9 Union restaurant, 9 Union St. N., Concord, with clothing and accessories from area retailers. Tickets are $25. All proceeds benefit Habitat's 2010 Women Build home. Details: 704-786-4001.
An opening ceremony for the new Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Plaza will start at 2:30 p.m. today. It's located near the traffic turnabout on Cabarrus Avenue. Details: 704-920-5204.
The city of Concord is conducting a solid waste survey, available online at www.ci.concord.nc.us. People are asked to e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or print it out and mail it with their utility bill or drop it off at 26 Union St. S. Details: 704-920-5204.
The annual Family Vaudeville Extravaganza will bring a troupe of entertainers to Davidson College's Duke Family Performance Hall at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5. Purchase tickets anytime at www.davidson.edu/tickets or by calling 704-894-2135 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
A Lake Norman Wildlife Cruise for all ages will set sail at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 from Queen's Landing, 1459 River Highway (N.C. 150). Tickets are $40 each or $75 for two. Proceeds will benefit the nonprofit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. Tickets can be purchased at www.lakenorman wildlife.org . Details: 704-332-5696.
The Statesville Regional Airport will reopen Monday for airplane traffic. It was closed for two weeks for resurfacing its runway and taxiway.
We're looking for candidates to write weekly community columns on a freelance basis. If you're interested, e-mail your resume and one-page, single-spaced autobiography embedded in the e-mail (no attachments please) to sverner@charlotte observer .com by Sept. 8.
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