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Cabarrus Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to deliver meals to homebound Cabarrus County residents.

Volunteer drivers are needed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Schedules are one day a week or twice a month. Training is provided with detailed delivery instructions.

Details: 704-932-3412.

The Cabarrus Art Guild will have a free artist reception 3-5 p.m. next Sunday for its annual juried Spring Exhibit.

The exhibit and reception are in the guild's "Brick Wall Gallery" at the Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave., Concord.

Everyone is invited .

Meet the artists as well as this year's judge, Robert Brown. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided.

Awards will be presented at the reception: First place, $250; second, $200; third, $150; two honorable mentions, $50 each.

The Miracle League of Concord, a baseball organization for special-needs youth, opened its 2011 season May 1.

The league is open to youth 5 and older. Sessions are scheduled 3:30-4:30 p.m. May 15 and 22 and June 5 and 12 at the old Odell School baseball complex on Odell School Road.

The goal of the league is to tailor the instruction to each participant's needs and abilities. Cost is $20. Each child will receive a Major League-replica hat and jersey, a trophy and an end-of-season party.

To register visit concordmiracleleague.com/contactus.aspx. To learn more about the mission of the league, visit concordmiracleleague.com/default.aspx.

Students from Cannon School in Concord have produced two educational videos to help build commitment in the community for reducing, reusing and recycling and to and educate customers on the recycling service improvements that will begin July 5.

Faculty members from Cannon School contacted the city of Concord with a proposal for students to develop the videos. Upper School students Sarah Wiebusch, Buddy Forrest, Tim Gruber, Thomas Campbell, Charles Sterner, Matt Favero, Sam Workman and Graham Lombardi produced the videos, with support from Dean of Students Tom Booker and Director of Marketing and Communications David Long.

The videos are available for viewing on the city's website, concordnc.gov, and on the city's YouTube channel at youtube.com/concordnc1.

Rabies vaccination clinics for pets will be offered at reduced prices May 23-28 in cooperation with Cabarrus County Animal Control and local veterinarians.

Residents are reminded to protect their pets and themselves:

Rabies continues to be a public health concern in North Carolina and the Southeast, according to a news release from the Cabarrus Health Alliance. Dr. William F. Pilkington, public health director, urged all pet owners to have their cats and dogs vaccinated against rabies.

Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system of both animals and people. The virus affects the brain, causing death if not treated promptly and properly. Typically, rabies occurs in carnivorous (meat-eating) animals, including raccoons, skunks, cats, and dogs. Rats, squirrels, or rabbits are not typically affected by the virus.

In Cabarrus County, all dogs must be physically restrained at all times, and all cats and dogs age 3 months and older must be vaccinated against rabies.

If you see an animal behaving strangely, or if you, or your animal have been bitten, call Animal Control at 704-920-3000.

For more information about rabies and the rabies clinics, visit www.cabarrushealth.org.

Lake Norman

McGuire Nuclear Station's EnergyExplorium, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville, will host a free teacher workshop on aquatic wildlife 5-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Teachers will learn creative projects and activities they can use in the classroom.

Advance registration is required; call 980-875-5600, option 1. Dinner will be provided.

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