Cemetery cleanup: The City of Concord will clean and mow grounds at Oakwood and West Concord Cemeteries and Rutherford Memorial Park from April 4-8. The city asks that all items placed on or near gravesites before April 4 be removed. Do not replace flowers until after April 8.
Taste of Harrisburg: The Taste of Harrisburg is seeking vendors. Details: 704-455-7275. www.harrisburgnc.org.
Meet the author: Tim O'Brien, author of "The Things They Carried," will speak from 3-5 p.m. April 8 at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 399 Biotechnology Drive, in Kannapolis. To register, contact Amelia Likin at 704-216-3548 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. He'll also speak at Hampton Inn, 612 Dickens Place NE, Concord, 7:30-9 p.m. on April 9. Contact Kris Benshoff at 704-920-2053. Both events are free; registration required.