“How to Build a Cardboard Boat” workshops take place 7-8 p.m. Wednesday and May 13 at IPFW Alumni Center, 1528 E. California Road. Workshops are free and open to the public.Comcast Cares Day, the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort, takes place 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Canyon Elementary School, 15011 Coldwater Road, where Trees Indiana Inc. will be leading volunteers in a Nature Explore outdoor classroom cleanup.
Comcast expects more than 70,000 Comcast volunteers to participate in more than 600 projects across the country, and for the first time, expand internationally with NBCUniversal operating various project sites in London.The 2013 CANstruction event raised 62,848 pounds of food for Community Harvest Food Bank. Students from 11 area high schools built super-sized sculptures with donated canned goods at Glenbrook Square.“Discovering Historic Auburn,” an event showcasing local Auburn restaurants, businesses, tourist attractions, tours and live entertainment takes place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 19 at the cross section of West 6th and North Jackson streets.The Queen of Charities pageant takes place at 5 p.m. Sunday at The Salvation Army Corps and Community Center, 2901 N. Clinton St. Contestants, who range in age from 2 to 34, compete in areas of fundraising, poise, personality, interview and stage presence. This year's contestants have raised more than $11,000. Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army's social service programs.