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The public is invited to "Stepping Out of the Haze: Transportation Solutions for a Green Planet," a free workshop 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church St. S.E., Concord. Participants will learn about and discuss the effects of transportation on the environment, how the county is combating the problem and what they can do to minimize their carbon footprints. Register at


Learn how to shoot an arrow, set up a tree stand and mimic a turkey call at a free outdoor family hunting and fishing event 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road.

Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, will host "Ghost Tales in the Dark" at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $12 per person, and advance registration is required. Register at 704-875-2312. The event is for ages 12 and older only.


The town's free Boo-Bash Halloween event 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday at Bailey Road Park will have hayrides, a flashlight egg hunt, face painting, a costume contest and showing of the film "How to Train Your Dragon." Details: 704-892-6031, extension 160;


Davidson Community Player's Connie Company will give free performances of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. next Sunday at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St. Donations will benefit future Connie Company programming.


The town's final free Movie on Main for the season will be "Raiders of the Lost Ark," the original "Indiana Jones" film, at 8 p.m. Friday at Bellingham Park, 1600 Bellingham Drive. 704-662-3334;


In a Stage 1 drought, the city encourages water users to voluntarily reduce lawn and landscape watering and car washing.

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