University CityHelp the homeless: The University City YMCA is hosting the Room in the Inn, which aims to keep homeless people warm at night, Feb. 23. Volunteers and donations such as mini-toiletries, towels, socks, underwear and breakfast are needed. For information, visit urbanministrycenter.org. Teen movie afternoon: The University City Regional Library is hosting a free viewing of “Brave,” a film for ages 12-18, from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9. Snacks will be provided. 301 E. W.T. Harris Blvd. 704-416-7200.
On campus “Young House Love” author signing: Authors and bloggers Sherry and John Petersik will be signing their book about do-it-yourself home projects at 6 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Student Union bookstore. For information, contact Katelynne Durrant at 704-687-7076. “The Wrong Side of Murder Creek:” Bob Zellner will give a free presentation at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Student Union Multipurpose Room HI. Zellner, raised in Alabama with a father and grandfather who were active in the Ku Klux Klan, became an unlikely civil rights activist. Zellner helped organize the Freedom Rides of 1961 and is regarded today as one of the most influential white Southerners of the civil rights movement. Niners hoops: The women’s basketball team plays Duquesne University from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 3 and Temple University from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 6.There is a pregame giveaway 5 p.m. Feb. 9 for the men’s game against Virginia Commonwealth University at the SAC Plaza. For information, call James Contratto at 704-687-7130. The game follows at 7 p.m.All basketball games are in Halton Arena, and student tickets are free. For ticket information, contact Athletics Ticket Office at 704-687-4949.