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08/30/2009 12:00 AM

08/28/2009 3:47 PM


The Community Relations Committee, Community Building Initiative and Mecklenburg Ministries will offer a community dialogue. A panel conversation will be followed by dialogue with the audience. 7 p.m. Thursday, University Park Baptist Church, 6029 Beatties Ford Road. RSVP: rthompson@ci.charlotte.nc.us or 704-336-2424.


A job-seekers summit presented by the Charlotte Chamber and Carolinas HealthCare System will be 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at SouthPark mall's center court, 4400 Sharon Road. To register, call 704-378-1300.


The Winchester neighborhood community yard sale will be 7 a.m.-noon Sept. 26 and is open to the public. Winchester residents interested in participating should e-mail a list of items for sale by Sept. 5 to jovetta.dennis@cms.k12.nc.us. The Winchester community is off Prosperity Church Road.

Western Mecklenburg

First Baptist Church-West now offers free health advice and health checks twice a week.

A registered nurse is on hand 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays to check blood pressure, blood sugar and weightas well as provide research and health information. Details: Carolyn Cooper or Denise Bridges at 704-372-1075 or write to health@fbcwest.org.

The West Boulevard Neighborhood Coalition meets 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Clanton Pavillion, 3132 Manchester Drive. Details: 704-525-8646 or 704-575-3154.


An art exhibit for local artists kicks off with a wine-and-cheese reception, 7-10 p.m. Friday, at Studio Elysia in The ArtHouse, 3103 Cullman Ave. in the North Davidson Street arts district.

The exhibit will feature work by Raed Al-Rawi, Mike Bozart, Rusk Masterton and Jerry Lee Kirk. The exhibit continues through Sept. 30. Details: www.theart housenoda.com .


The fifth annual Smallwood neighborhood reunion will be 4 p.m. Saturday in the big field in the 2500 and 2600 blocks of Roslyn Avenue. The event will be held rain or shine. For information, contact Dewayne at 704-605-4457.

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