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Charlotte ICO will work with local agencies and community centers to offer positive outdoor experiences to youths and adults who wouldn’t typically have opportunities to explore the outdoors.

Thanks to a $6,000 grant, Central United Methodist Church soon will offer its Sunday sermons in three languages.

Holocaust remembrance discussion: In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the church will host Ken Garfield, former religion editor for The Charlotte Observer, who will speak about the history of the Holocaust, share some of his conversations with survivors, and answer questions. Youth and adults invited. 9:30 a.m. April 27 in the chapel building. 5201 Sharon Road. www.sharonpcusa.org.

The Rev. Patrick Hoare recently told his congregation that he now has to watch what he says when he’s presiding over services at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

The local Girl Scouts Council has received a grant to continue the Girls Are It program for another year. The program features a mobile classroom-style bus where girls can take a series of two-hour, hands-on technology classes on topics such as HTML programming and nanotechnology.

Jordan Ray Preiss, a 2004 graduate of Myers Park High School and a 2009 graduate of Duke University, is one of three first-year students at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University to receive a Brody Medical Scholarship.

The Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners will offer a wide selection of plants for sale Sept. 19 at two area farmers markets. The plants are grown by master gardeners from their own gardens.

It could be called the tale of two Zachs.

Lucky for Country Day's cross country and track and field teams, Scott Foy moved back to town just when he was coming into his own as a long-distance runner.

Jaquon Glenn discovered that he likes bread pudding. After the first taste, the 12-year-old went for a second helping and licked one of his two plates.

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