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Thursday

Special Cone Night:

Join Charlotte Radiology for a Breast Health Awareness event at Ben & Jerry's. Eight-cent cones will be served to the first 1,000. The event starts at 5 p.m. at Ben & Jerry's, Foxcroft East Shopping Center on Fairview Road. 704-364-7600;

www.beatcancercr.com.

Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group Meeting:

Nancy Waring, a licensed psychologist, will give a talk on coping with chronic illness focusing on spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological voice disorder. 7 p.m. Free. Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat (second floor conference room), 6035 Fairview Road. 704-846-3519.

Saturday

Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure:

The 12th annual Komen Charlotte Race for the Cure is a 5K walk or run to raise funds to end breast cancer. 7:30 a.m. competitive 5K race (timed); 8 a.m. noncompetitive 5k walk or run; and 8:30 a.m. 1mile fun run/walk. $30 registration fee. Gateway Village, 800 W. Trade St. www.komencharlotte.org.

Walk Now For Autism:

A 3-mile walk, plus a community resource fair and child-friendly activities. 8:30 a.m. Lowe's Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-561-0003 or 866-642-8847;

www.walknowforautism.org.

Oct. 7

Holistic Health Network:

Keith Haas of the Haas Wellness Center, who specializes in difficult and chronic cases such as spinal misalignments and sports injuries, gives a talk about his holistic approach, based on six steps to achieving wellness. 6:45 p.m. Presbyterian Hospital, 200 Hawthorne Lane. 704-542-7040; www.ncholisticnetwork.com.

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