University CityAbout neighborhoods: The Charlotte Museum of History, Levine Museum of the New South, Historic Charlotte and Johnson C. Smith University are collaborating to explore and discuss Charlotte’s neighborhood histories. The events will highlight Charlotte’s Brooklyn, Biddleville, Plaza Midwood and NoDa neighborhoods. The programs will expand on the current exhibit, “Charlotte Neighborhoods,” at the Charlotte Museum of History. Tom Hanchett, staff historian at the Museum of the New South, will give an opening lecture and then lead walking tours of Biddleville, Plaza Midwood and NoDa. The next lecture and reception will be 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 12, followed by a tour of Biddleville, meeting at KoKoMos, 100 Beatties Ford Road, on the JCSU campus. To register for the tours, visit www.charlottemuseum.org/RegisterFree.aspn. For information contact Lisa Jillani at Lisa@CharlotteMuseum.org. Teen Weight Loss Program: Does your teen need to lose weight? Get a free personalized consultation and free body fat composition analysis ($50 value). Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon, 3220 Prosperity Church Road, Suite 102. Details: 704-614-6700, www.leanteenprogram.com. 9 a.m. April 12; 9 a.m. April 19; 9 a.m. April 26.
UNCC Women + Girls summit: Registration will close at 5 p.m. April 7 for tickets to former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe’s keynote address for the 2014 summit of the Women + Girls Research Alliance on April 11. The all-day summit, titled “Convergence: Mapping Success, Well-being and Empowerment,” will be at UNC Charlotte’s Student Union. Snowe, a Maine Republican, served three terms in the U.S. Senate 1995-2013. She also served in the U.S. House of Representatives 1979-1995. To register visit https://ecom.uncc.edu/C21561_ustores/web/store_main.jsp? STOREID=5&SINGLESTORE=true. Science education lecture: A free, public talk by UNC Charlotte professor Ian Binnis, titled “Defending Science Education in the Tar Heel State” will start at 7 p.m. April 10 in the UNCC Bioinformatics building, room 105, 8650 University City Blvd., Charlotte. Details: 704-808-1959, ncsciencefestival.uncc.edu.