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Easter Seals

Ride Without Limits: Easter Seals is bringing their annual 19-hour cycling event, Ride Without Limits, to Charlotte Motor Speedway June 2-3 to benefit Easter Seals and Speedway Children's Charities.

Registration is open and is limited to the first 1,000 entries at www.RideWithoutLimits.org. The event will take place 5 p.m. June 2 to noon June 3 where bicyclists of all physical abilities have the opportunity to ride as many laps as they can on the 1.5 mile track under the lights. Registration is $65 and includes a tent space on the infield, all meals and access to all event activities. Details: 877-743-3795.

Beds for Kids

Assistance needed: Beds for Kids provides beds, bedding and necessary furniture to children and their families who have none. The organization needs volunteers and donations. They need twin bed kits, which include a pillow and pillow case, fitted and flat sheets and a blanket. They also need small dressers and dining tables. The best way to provide a bedding or furniture for children in need is by calling 980-422-1192 or visiting www.bedsforkids.org. The warehouse also needs volunteers Saturday mornings to organize donations, refurbish furniture, build bed kits and more. Details: 980-254-3921 or email bholmes@bedsforkids.org.

Serenity House

Soup fundraiser: Serenity House in Mooresville will hold a fundraiser 12-1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn at exit 33 off I-77. Mooresville Gateway area restaurants will compete for the People's Choice Award by providing soup samples. Black Velvet Patisserie and Panera Bread will offer bread samples. Local artists also have contributed to a Pottery Bazaar with assorted soup and coffee mugs.

CBCC

Pint for Pounds: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is holding its fourth annual Pint for Pounds campaign to support Second Harvest Food Bank. CBCC will donate six pounds of food for every blood donation through Feb. 29. In the last three years, this campaign has raised more than 130,000 pounds of food. Details: www.cbcc.us.

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