Skate park: Soul Ride Skates opened at The Village in Concord. The park features ramps and space and is also working with Concord First Assembly and 3sixty5 Student Ministries to provide a family-oriented environment. Details: www.SoulRideSkates.com or 704-886-1849.
Speedway charities: Emily Hudgens was named director of the Charlotte Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.
Easter Eggs: The Junior Charity League of Concord is selling hand-painted, collectible Easter eggs. Deadline to order is April 8. Details: www.jclofconcord.com or 704-652-0669.
Avett auction: Seth Avett donated his 100-year-old piano for auction to benefit the battered women's program through the Cabarrus Victims Assistance Network. The auction will end April 15 on eBay. The offer includes a letter of authenticity regarding Avett's work on the piano. "It keeps a shaky tune and makes a slight clacking sound as the hammers return to the resting position," Avett said in a statement. CVAN said there is no delivery charge to the buyer. Details: www.cvanorg.