“A Primer in Charlotte Politics,” a four-part series about local and state leaders, will be held at 7 p.m. each Tuesday, Sept 30-Oct. 21, at StoneBridge Church, 3700 Prosperity Church Road.
Organizers will discuss the City Council, county Board of Commissioners, school board and N.C. state government, and provide a civics lesson on local government and its effect on the University City area.
Michael Barnes, a representative for Charlotte City Council's District 4, will host a town hall meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Vance High School, 7600 IBM Drive.
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Topics will include the city's budget and the direction of development in the district, CMS operations and public safety.
People also can meet with the city manager, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools superintendent, and the police chief.
Details: Kim Pearson-Brown, 704-336-2180.
The Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte will host the Charlotte Buddy Walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Freedom Park, 1900 E. Blvd.
The one-mile walk helps promote awareness and support of individuals with down syndrome. The family event will include music, games, arts and crafts, a raffle and visits by professional sports mascots.
The cost is $10. The Down Syndrome Association of Charlotte supports individuals and families throughout the Charlotte metro area.