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Ask a lender

M/I Homes will host its free “Ask a lender: helping you on the road to homeownership” event noon-3 p.m. Saturday at The Farms, 2809 S. Devon St., Charlotte. Check your credit score and learn what it means to you; determine an appropriate monthly payment for your budget; discuss financing programs and get all your questions answered in a personalized meeting. Details: 704-596-3484.

May 3-4

Midwood Maynia

The 22nd Midwood Maynia Festival and Home & Garden Tour will be 6-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Plaza Midwood. The tour of homes features six houses, one garden and one of Charlotte’s oldest churches, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The festival will also include the Midwood Mile 5K and Fun Run, pet parade, plant swap, scavenger hunt, live music by Justin Tosco and children’s activities.

Tickets are $15 and will be available at Kilgo Methodist Church, 2101 Belvedere Ave. Proceeds benefit the Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association. Details: www.plazamidwood.org.

May 4

“Can You Dig It” garden tour

Mecklenburg County Fruit and Vegetable Coalition invites participants to its third annual “Can You Dig It” community garden tour May 4. The self-guided tour runs 9 a.m.-noon, begins at Garinger High School, 1100 Eastway Drive and includes stops at the Newell Farmers Market Garden and Reedy Creek Park garden. A garden gathering will be noon-1 p.m. at the Teaching Garden at CMC-University, 8800 N. Tryon St., and will include networking and resources to promote fruit and vegetable gardening.

This is a free, community event but garden supply donations – shovels, rakes, spades, seeds, gardening gloves, etc. - are requested to support the gardens of the tour. Details and to RSVP: bit.ly/HKQzZA.

Hilary Trenda

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