Organizers of a program that has built bonds between Charlotte-area families and hundreds of international students in recent years are looking for residents to serve as hosts again.
The Charlotte Host Family Program is seeking area families to become friends with some of the students arriving for the start of classes at UNC Charlotte.
Host families make the international students a part of their lives – although the level of participation is up to the families.
This is not a residential program. The students live either on the UNCC campus or have housing of their own.
Want to join? Call Libby Phillips at 704-523-3456.
Roman Army Festival
Fourth Ward Park will be transformed into ancient Rome Sept. 5-7 for a Roman Army Festival.
The free festival, complete with re-enactments, is part of Discovery Place's Day in Pompeii exhibit.
The festival is noon-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6; and 11 a.m.- 4p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.
Registration is open for fall classes in the city's Community University.
Community University is a program that trains residents to help improve neighborhood groups and communities.
The courses are free and open to city residents.
Class topics include financial management, increasing participation and team building, neighborhood organizing and grant writing.