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Service hours: The Civic and Cultural Arts Center of Pineville has volunteer opportunities for students. The center will have a tent at the upcoming Pineville Fall Festival on Oct. 15 and could use some student volunteers. There are also ongoing opportunities. Details: Denise Torrance,; 704-889-2434.


Designer house: The 2011 March of Dimes Designer Show House will be on display Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 14-16; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. The 9,800-square-foot Georgian-style home in Eastover has five bedrooms, eight baths and a saltwater pool. Eighteen of the home's rooms are being decorated by Charlotte design firms. Proceeds go to the local division of March of Dimes. Tickets are $15 per person, available at the door. 516 Museum Drive. Details: 980-939-6021.

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Free home repairs: In partnership with Operation Homefront of North Carolina, Home Depot will award two Charlotte families of a deployed or injured service member, assistance with home repairs, appliance repair or replacement, painting or landscaping. Home Depot will award up to $5,000 per project. Families must be nominated by someone familiar with the applicant's military status and home situation. Details:;; 704-527-3063.

Giving Guide 2011

Attention nonprofits: To be included in the Observer's annual Giving Guide, go to and click on the link at the top. The once-a-year guide gives readers information about human service nonprofits that need donations and volunteers. The deadline for submissions is noon Oct. 10.