The Jetton Village retail center in Cornelius will host its free 2010 Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at its gazebo.
The event includes face painting, a coloring contest, games, pony rides and a petting zoo. Bruster's Ice Cream will sell ice cream and hot dogs.
Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Angels and Sparrow Soup Kitchen. Donors will be entered to win a family fun pack, including four tickets to the circus, donated by Time Warner Cable Arena.
Consign on a Dime, 20910 Catawba Ave. in Cornelius, recently started a program called "Pay It Forward."
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Each month, the boutique furniture consignment store gives a customer or consignor $75 to donate to a worthy cause of the person's choice.
The person has 30 days to donate to or spend the money on a cause and write a short story about what they did with the money. Consign on a Dime publishes the story in its monthly e-mail newsletter.
September winner Karen Tovar donated to the Cornelius-based "Little Smiles" organization. October winner Amie Davis donated to Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Amy Bernstein, owner of Lakeside Counseling & Hypnotherapy, recently moved to an office at 709 Northeast Drive, Suite 22, Davidson, down the street from Sabi restaurant.
Bernstein offers such services as hypnotherapy, emotional freedom techniques, counseling for children and adults, play therapy and sand play therapy. She specializes in counseling clients who have anxiety issues. She is a licensed clinical social worker and certified hypnotherapist.
Office hours are by appointment only. Details: 704-252-1568; www.lakesidetherapy.com.