Help the Cabarrus Pets Society meet its budget by entering a raffle for an expense-paid shopping spree for two in Atlanta (or a check for $2,500). But hurry: The drawing is Tuesday during the society's nine-hole fundraising golf tournament, which starts at 4 p.m. at Cabarrus Country Club. Raffle tickets are $5 if you buy four or fewer, and $4 if you buy five or more. To buy raffle tickets go to www.cabarruspetssocietyraffle.com. Golf entry is $75 per person or $275 per team; www.cabarruspets.com/parsforpets.cfm.
Christine Lisiewski of Huntersville won the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists' Spring into Nature! Earth Day writing and photo contest with her photo, "Our Cooper Hawk."
The Lake Norman Big Band and the Cornelius Youth Orchestras will perform a free concert together 5-7 p.m. Saturday in the Bailey Middle School cafetorium, 11900 Bailey Road.
The Band of Oz will perform at the next free Concert on the Green at Main Street and Davidson-Concord Road 6-9 p.m. May 23. 704-596-0342; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ci.davidson.nc.us/concerts.
Of the 636 respondents to a recent town survey, 66.1percent said they would support a tax increase to begin curbside recycling; 83.5percent said everyone should pay for the service, while about 15percent said only users should pay.
A new garbage/recycling schedule is starting this month. Recycling pickup will be every other week. Details: www.townoftroutman.org/garbage_recycling.html; 704-528-7600.
Statesville's annual Special Olympics Spring Games will be May 12 at the high school stadium. Iredell County athletes age 8 and older will compete. Details: 704-878-3429; email@example.com.
The Walt Shanklin Bridge, a new addition to the paths in the Florence Soule Shanklin Library Memorial Garden, will be dedicated at 11 a.m. Saturday , 7837 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver. Take lunch for a picnic in the garden following the ceremony. Details: 704-483-0653.
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