The Charlotte Area Transit System wants input as it drafts a budget for the next fiscal year.
Learn more about the budget process and share ideas about transit services needed in the community at a meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sugar Creek Library, 4045 N. Tryon St.
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Briarwood Academy is seeking mentors to help with its male mentor program.
The mentor program, Briarwood Young Men, provides guidance as well as academic, character and cultural enrichment to boys who attend the academy.
Briarwood Young Men will have its kickoff celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the academy, 1001 Wilann Drive, Charlotte.
To learn how to be a mentor, call Les Roberts at 980-343-6475.
Charlotte KidzFest is scheduled for 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at University City United Methodist Church, 3835 W. W.T. Harris Blvd.
The planned activities include playtime on inflatables, games and a free concert at 4 p.m. by GoFish. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
“Stumpin' in the Park,” an old-fashioned meet-and-greet with candidates on the November ballot, will be Oct. 19 at the University YMCA, outside under the pavilion.
It will go from 3 to 5 p.m. Federal, state and local candidates will get a few minutes each to make stump speeches and take questions, then will mingle with voters.
The event is sponsored by the North East Coalition and University City Political Action Committee.
Lesbian leader and human rights advocate Elizabeth Birch will speak on campus Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Her free appearance is the first event of this season's “OUTspoken” speaker series, created to focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. Her topic will be “Gay Civil Rights and Its Impact on the Individual, Business and Community.”
The event is open to the public. For more information call Ted Lewis at 704-687-4150.
The second annual Right Moves for Youth College and Career Forum is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the West Service Center, 4150 Wilkinson Blvd.
The event offers information about colleges, universities and other post-secondary institutions; tips on preparing for admissions exams; and information about scholarships, financial aid and employment.
West river district
All business owners, managers and residents in the Catawba River district are invited to a breakfast meeting 7:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at the City Café, 128 Main St., Mount Holly.
The cost is $20. Edna Chirico of Sperry Van Ness will speak. Other guest speakers will be Rusty Rozzelle, Catawba River District overview; and Peter Raabe, Southeast director for government affairs and outreach.
Register at www.gastonchamber.com or call June Jones, 704-864-2621.