Quak-tastic: The Cabarrus Ducktona Dash, a fundraiser for The Community Free clinic and Cabarrus Meals On Wheels, raised more than $22,000. Watch a "thank you" video with event photo highlights at www.communityfreeclinic.org/events.
Browse the budget: The fiscal year 2012 budget ordinance is available on the town's website, www.harrisburgnc.org, under finance. The council adopted the budget June 23.
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Keep 'em safe: Registration is under way for Safety Town 2011, the Junior Charity League's free program that helps children learn age-appropriate safety rules in classes taught by local professionals. Students attend only one day. Register at www.jclofconcord.com. Details: 704-652-0669.
Tickets to fun: Tickets for the Cabarrus Arts Council's On Stage at the Davis, Brand New Opry and Footlights are available. Order anytime online, at www.cabarrusartscouncil.org. Details: 704-920-2753.
Fit to be king?: The Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold open auditions for characters 16 and older, 6:30-9 p.m. tonight at Spirit Square Arts Center, 345 N. College St. in Charlotte. The festival will run Oct. 8-Nov. 20. 704-896-5555 or www.renfestinfo.com. If you are a Cabarrus resident who works at the festival, please email Lukas Johnson at email@example.com for a possible future story.