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Thursday

Chronic fatigue/ME Fibromyalgia support

The Charlotte Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME, Fibromyalgia Support Group will host its free monthly meeting 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Sharon Presbyterian Church, Charles Little Activity Building, 5201 Sharon Road. These meetings are open to people with these illnesses, as well as their caregivers. This group is sponsored by Dr. Charles Lapp, medical director of the Hunter-Hopkins Center, a Charlotte clinic focusing on patients with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Details: www.charlottecfs.org.

Saturday

Healing panel

Temple Beth El will host this free event at 9 a.m. Saturday at Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Road. A healthy continental breakfast will be served free at 8:45 a.m.

Speakers include Dr. Derek Raghavan, president of the Levine Cancer Institute; Dr. Russ Greenfield, medical director, integrative oncology, Levine Cancer Institute; Cantor Andrew Bernard, chaplain specialist at Levine Children’s Hospital, and Beth Rosenberg, MSW at Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region.

These experts will discuss finding hope and developing a personal understanding of healing, regardless of the likelihood of a cure. Details: www.beth-el.com.

June 3

“Many Faces of Aging”

This free conference will be 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. June 3 at the Queens University Sports Complex, 2229 Tyvola Road. Join elected officials, the Council on Aging and The Ivey to cover topics such as livable environments. lifelong learning and creativity, volunteerism by and for seniors. community leadership for and by seniors and others. The event includes morning coffee and midday lunch. For a full schedule of speakers and to register by May 30: www.manyfacesofaging.org; 704-909-2070.

Ongoing

Students Saving Summer Scholarship

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas invites area high school and college students to participate in its fifth annual “Students Saving Summer Scholarship” program for a chance to earn a $1,000 scholarship.

To be eligible, students will be paired with a CBCC representative who will assist in planning a blood drive, which must be held between June 1 and Sept. 30. Students must choose a location, recruit donors and collect a minimum of 25 units of blood.

CBCC has awarded more than $88,500 in scholarships since 2009. Details and to register: Kim Jones, 704-972-4727; kljones@cbcc.us.

Hilary Trenda

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