University CityLuxe apartment construction starts: Crescent Resources has begun construction on Circle University City, a 546-bedroom, student-targeted luxury apartment complex that will open in the summer of 2014. The 4.7-acre site will be across the street from UNC Charlotte’s main entry. Amenities include individual study areas with iMacs and printer, a yoga/barre studio and a stand-up tanning bed. Help the homeless: The University City YMCA is hosting the Room in the Inn, which aims to keep homeless people warm at night, on Feb. 23. Volunteers and donations such as mini-toiletries, towels, socks, underwear and breakfast are needed. For information, visit urbanministrycenter.org.
On Campus Faculty recital: The Faculty & Friends Concert Series presents faculty trio Alissa Deeter (soprano), Brian Arreola (tenor), and Dylan Savage (piano) at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19. Anne R. Belk Theater at the Robinson Hall for Performing Arts. Tickets cost $4 for students, $6 for faculty and staff, and $9 for general public. For information, contact the Box Office at 704-687-1849 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Niners hoops: The women’s basketball team plays George Washington University at 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Halton Arena. Student tickets are free. For ticket information, contact the Athletics Ticket Office at 704-687-4949. Butts stink: University City youth groups are invited to join the “Tobacco is Harmful, No Butts About It” community service project in March. Participants can register online at www.transform4health.org/no-butts-about-it. Participants are asked to identify a location in their city or county, such as a park or public place where smoking takes place, and pick up cigarette butts at the location any time during the month of March. Details: 704-920-1282.