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Fore!: The entry deadline is Aug. 12 for the mayor's Junior Golf Tournament, open to all junior golfers age 9-17 who are Cabarrus residents. Limited to the first 100 entries. There is no entry fee but registration is required. Tee times will start at 8:30 a.m. in three divisions: nine holes only for tournament play, age 9 to 11; 18 holes tournament play, age 12 to 14; 18 holes tournament play, age 15 to 17. Rocky River Golf Club is at 6900 Bruton Smith Blvd. in Concord; 704-455-1200 or

Slow food: The Cabarrus County extension office and Slow Food Charlotte will host a three-day soil-fertility workshop presented by Neal Kinsey. The workshop will be 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 22-24. The cost of $65 includes three catered lunches and three catered morning breaks using sustainable local food. Call Geny Case at 704-843-0498 or

Cabarrus County

Parks get healthier: Cabarrus County banned tobacco products from all county parks as of July 1. Visitors will also begin to find healthy food selections at vending machines and concession stands located in the parks. The policy specifies half of all snack and beverage options must be considered healthy, with no more than 200 calories.

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Seeking contributors: Cabarrus News is seeking freelance writers to cover their communities in Concord, Harrisburg and western Cabarrus County. For details, contact Scott Verner by emailing