Financial seminar: Tom Bartholomy, president of the Better Business Bureau of the Southern Piedmont, will lead a financial seminar on strategies for the cash-strapped and how to protect your money, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the Community Room of the South Country Regional Library. Required registration ends noon Feb. 10, 704-416-6600.
Art awards: Sixty Charlotte Latin School art students, grades seven to 12, set a school record when they received 98 awards in the visual arts category of the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition.
Free tax prep: Goodwill Industries is offering Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at its Career Development Center, 2122 Freedom Drive. Workers who earn low or moderate incomes and individuals with disabilities, among others, are eligible for free tax preparation. Goodwill's VITA site will be open every week through April 18 from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for people with appointments; and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday for walk-ins. Details: 704-916-1685.
Technology Learning Day: Mac and PC users can stop by the Matthews Community Center, 100 West McDowell St., 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Feb. 19 for expert help with the Internet, Microsoft Office, digital photography and movies, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, software for backups and more. Details: 704-321-7275.