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It's time to register rising kindergarten students in Cabarrus County for Safety Town 2011, a project of the Junior Charity League of Concord.

The free program, taught by local professionals, helps children to learn rules for bus, fire, animal, bike and gun safety; stranger danger; fingerprinting; ambulance awareness; and dental and personal hygiene.

The program will be 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 9 or 10 at Coltrane-Webb Elementary School. Students will attend either day, depending on their school. Register at www.jclofconcord.com.

Details: 704-652-0669.

The Cabarrus County Department of Aging and Senior Centers still has 20-inch box fans to be given to older adults in the county.

Fans are free to people who are 60 or older, living in Cabarrus County and have no central air conditioning (or no working air conditioning). To acquire a fan call 704-920-3484 or 704-436-8034 weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Get your antiques and collectibles appraised at a joint benefit July 22-23 for the Concord Museum and the Old Courthouse Theatre.

Longtime antique dealer Michael Hansen will conduct appraisals 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Concord Museum, 11 Union St. S., Suite 104, Concord. The cost is $5 per item (no jewelry). You must be able to carry your own items; staff assistance isn't available. Details: 704-782-3688.

Charlotte Motor Speedway and U.S. Legend Cars International are teaming up for the second annual Legends Million Aug. 1-2.

Legend Cars and Bandoleros will race on the speedway's frontstretch quarter-mile oval.

Tickets start at $10 each day for adults; children 12 and younger are free. A two-day pit pass is $50.

Competitors can register online. For information or tickets call 800-455-3267 or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

The Old Courthouse Theatre will perform Ernest Thompson's "On Golden Pond" at 8 p.m. Aug. 11-13, 19-20 and 26-27 and at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14, 21 and 28.

Performances are at the theater, 49 Spring St. N.W., Concord, directed by Will Baysinger.

The Tony Award-winning play - the basis for the Oscar-winning movie - explores the relationship between an older couple, Ethel and Norman Thayer, and their daughter, Chelsea.

Details: 704-788-2405.

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