For a complete list of events, including club meetings and library story times, visit www.charlotteobserver.com/union.
Monroe Transportation Committee Meeting:
2:30 p.m. Monroe City Hall, 300 Crowell St., Monroe. 704-282-4502.
Afterschool Hispanic Heritage Program:
3:30 p.m. Waxhaw Branch Library, 509 S. Providence St., Waxhaw. 704-843-3131. www.union.lib.nc.us
Monroe Strategic Initiatives Committee Meeting:
4:30 p.m. Monroe City Hall, 300 Crowell St., Monroe. 704-282-4502.
Monroe Airport Commission Meeting:
5 p.m. Monroe City Hall, 300 Crowell St., Monroe. 704-282-4502.
Breast Cancer Awareness:
Lyda Taylor of the Union County Health Department will present information about breast cancer: early detection, self-exams, mammograms and yearly doctor's visits. 6 p.m. Monroe Library, Union County Public Library, 316 E. Windsor St., Monroe. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us
Union County Board of Adjustment:
7 p.m. Union County Public Works, 400 N. Church St., Monroe. 704-283-3816.
Union County Board of Commissioners:
7 p.m. Union County Government Center, 500 N. Main St., Monroe. 704-283-3810.
Monroe Citizens Appointment Committee Meeting:
8 a.m. Monroe City Hall, 300 Crowell St., Monroe. 704-282-4502.
Union County Historic Preservation Committee:
4:30 p.m. Old Union County Court House, N. Main St., Monroe. 704-283-3810.
Wingate Faculty Art Exhibit:
Oct. 7-31. A reception will be 6 p.m. Oct. 7. Free. 704-233-8316. www.wingate.edu. Wingate University George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center, Camden St., Wingate.
Monroe City Council:
6:30 p.m. Monroe City Hall, 300 Crowell St., Monroe. 704-282-4502.
Wingate Board of Commissioners:
7 p.m. Jesse Helms Center, 3910 U.S. Hwy. 74, Wingate. 704-233-1776.
Southern Fried Jazz Band:
The band's enthusiasm, plus a tasty recipe of instrumentals accented with vocals and stirred with lots of seasoning and spontaneity, makes this performance a real southern delight. 7:30 p.m. $15. www.wingate.edu. George A. Batte Jr. Center at Wingate University, 403 N. Camden Road, Wingate. 704-233-8316.
Monroe Community Development Committee Meeting:
2 p.m. Monroe City Hall, 300 Crowell St., Monroe. 704-282-4502.
Friends of the Library Annual Fall Author's Dinner – Ron Rash:
This year's featured author is Ron Rash. For more information and tickets contact Carol at 704-289-8017 or Charlotte at 704-821-6037. 7 p.m. $35. www.union.lib.nc.us. South Piedmont Community College, 4209 Old Charlotte Hwy., Monroe.
Union County Board of Health:
7 p.m. Union County Health Department, 1224 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe. 704-296-4800.
Proceeds will help fund humanitarian projects by the Lions Club. 4:30 p.m. $7 per plate. Wingate Community Center, 315 West Elm Street, Wingate. 704-617-8067.
Meet Author Deborah Ford:
Meet the Author is co-sponsored by Friends of the EKS library. Deborah Ford, best-selling author of “GRITS Friends & Forevah,” will share stories in celebration of fabulous southern women. Reception and book signing to follow. 6 p.m. $10. www.wingate.edu. George A. Batte Jr. Center at Wingate University, 403 N. Camden Road, Wingate. 704-233-8316.
GRITS – the Musical:
Meet four Southern women telling four generations of stories, singing four different styles of songs with four strong personalities … that's Girls Raised in the South. Conceived, adapted and original music by Erica McGee. Based on “Friends are Forevah” by Deborah Ford. 7:30 p.m. $15. www.wingate.edu. George A. Batte Jr. Center at Wingate University, 403 N. Camden Road, Wingate. 704-233-8316.
Free hayrides each Saturday in October. 9:30 a.m. Free. Golden Leaf Nursery, 2608 Doster Road, Monroe. 704-289-6644. www.goldenleafnursery.com
Waxhaw Autumn Treasures Arts and Crafts Festival:
Arts and crafts festival with over 100 exhibitors, live music, food and kids' entertainment park featuring student art contest, magician, Matthews Playhouse, Drumstrong and Radio Disney. 10 a.m. Oct. 11; 11 p.m. Oct. 12. Free. 704-843-2195, ext. 26. Downtown Historic Waxhaw, Highway 16 and 75, Waxhaw.
Guest Author Gustavo Perez Firmat:
The author will be discussing his book “Next Year in Cuba.” 2 p.m. Free. Monroe Library, Union County Public Library, 316 E. Windsor St., Monroe. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us