Cabarrus County Concord
Lowe's Motor Speedway and nearby hotels are offering special “room and race” packages for Bojangles Pole Night on Oct. 15, the Dollar General 300 on Oct. 16 and the Banking 500 on Oct. 17.
Packages start at $129.99 per night and include lodging and race tickets for general seating in Turn 2.
Details: 800-848-3740; www.visitcabarrus.com.
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Iredell County Statesville
Mitchell Community College's student activities office will host its annual Vendor's Fair, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Montgomery Student Center, 500 W. Broad St.
To reserve a space, call Tammie Goodwin at 704-978-5426 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will host a free planning and goal-setting strategy session for businesses, 9-10 a.m. Sept. 1 in the Burlington Room of the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St.
To reserve a space, call 704-664-3898 or email email@example.com.
Precision Fitness will host an American Cancer Society benefit called “Train the Trainer Day” at its four Lake Norman area locations Oct. 10.
Clients will pay by the minute to take their trainer “through the paces.”
The event will also include a health fair and open house at the Cornelius location.
Details: 704-662-8664; www.lakenormanfitness.com.
Mecklenburg County Huntersville
Maddi's Gallery has been named Top Retailer of American Craft in the United States for 2009.Niche magazine and the Rosen Group presented the award at the annual Retailer Awards Ceremony in Philadelphia earlier this month.
The awards competition recognizes top North American craft retailers.
Maddi's, which has locations in Charlotte and Birkdale Village, earned the award for such efforts as its Carolina Folk Art Festival each May and the community projects it supports, especially the annual Potter's Market Invitational fundraiser for the Mint Museum of Art.
Have your documents shredded for free at the next Shred-A-Thon, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 12 behind Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave.
The Cornelius Police Department and ProShred Security will host the event. Joe Marusak