The Cabarrus Master Gardener Volunteers' sixth annual Educational Herb & Plant Festival will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 16 at the Piedmont Farmer's Market, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. More than 100 certified Master Gardeners and horticulture extension agent David Goforth will answer gardening and lawn questions. Free soil sampling kits, herb information booklets, parking and prize giveaway registration. Many vendors will sell herbs, plants, trees, gardening supplies and more. 704-920-3320 or email@example.com.
Students in kindergarten through grade 12 can show off their creative talent in a video and poster contest to help promote the city's July 1 launch of curbside recycling. Submission deadline is 5 p.m. April 14. Details: www.cityofkannapolis.com/recycle.
Meet exotic animals, learn about native plants, ride a pony and explore a mile-long trail at the free "Wild Over Lake Norman" festival 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 16 at the EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road. www.duke-energy.com/energyexplorium.
The Community School of Davidson will host viewings of the movie "Waiting for Superman" at 6:30 p.m. Monday and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the middle school gym, 565 Griffith St. Register at www.signupgenius.com/go/waiting.
Longtime WBTV (channel 3) and WBT (1110 AM) personality Don Russell will give a behind-the-scenes look at talk radio when he addresses Stand Up North Carolina at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The town board has delayed its decision on rezoning an 0.9-acre parcel at 314 S. Main St. The request was to change the zoning to Highway Business, which would permit a hair shop/tattoo parlor.
Saturday will be Green Day in Statesville. The Green Fair, with informative seminars, and a "5K on the Greenway" race will be at the Statesville Fitness Activity Center on Simonton Road. 704-878-3586 .
The East Lincoln Community Garden Club will hold its sixth annual plant sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church, 4640 Webbs Chapel Church Road, Denver. Proceeds go to ongoing community projects. 704-483-5270.