For a complete list of events, including club meetings and library story times, visit www.charlotteobserver.com/union
Parade of Breeds Horse Exhibition to benefit rescue horses:
A horse show to benefit rescue horses. 12 p.m. Free with donation to the United States Equine Rescue League. 704-531-4877. www.userlcpnc.org. Chetola Farms, 1602 Starnes Cemetery Rd., Monroe. 704-764-8253. www.chetolafarms.com
Timmy Abell combines music – including hammered dulcimer, English concertina, bowed psaltery, lap dulcimer, penny whistle, guitar and banjo – and storytelling, with a rich variety of adventure stories, tall tales, fairy tales and mountain “Jack Tales.” 3 p.m. $10. www.wingate.edu. George A. Batte Jr. Center at Wingate University, 403 N. Camden Road, Wingate. 704-233-8316.
Stallings Town Council:
7 p.m. Stallings Town Hall, 315 Stallings Rd., Stallings. 704-821-8557.
Weddington Town Council:
7 p.m. Weddington Town Hall, 1924 Weddington Rd., Weddington. 704-846-2709.
Wesley Chapel Village Council:
7 p.m. Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 120 Potter Rd. South, Wesley Chapel. 843-2438.
Domestic Violence Balloon Release:
Turning Point Battered Women's Shelter will release 73 purple balloons in memory of victims who were killed at the hands of abusers in North Carolina this year. Six victims lived in Union County. Turning Point staff will be on hand. 8:30 a.m. 704-283-9150. www.unioncountyturningpoint.org. Union County Judicial Center, 400 North Main Street, Monroe.
Union County Board of Elections:
4 p.m. Union County Board of Elections, 316 B E. Windsor St., Monroe. 704-283-3809.
Indian Trail Town Council:
7 p.m. Indian Trail Town Hall, 100 Navajo Trail, Indian Trail. 704-821-8114. www.indiantrail.org
Lake Park Village Council:
7 p.m. Lake Park Community Center, 3801 Lake Park Rd., Lake Park. 704-882-8657.
Waxhaw Board of Commissioners:
7 p.m. Museum of the Waxhaws, 8215 Waxhaw Pkwy., Waxhaw. 704-843-1832.
Union County Ducks Unlimited Banquet:
Admission includes dinner, drinks, Ducks Unlimited membership, and the opportunity to participate in raffles and live auctions. DU has raised over $2.5 billion and conserved over 12 million acres of wetlands. Please purchase advance tickets. 6 p.m. 704-619-1000. ucdu.org. Monroe Country Club, 1680 N.C. 601, Monroe.
“This Is A Test” and “And the Giants Fell”:
Union Academy presents two one-act productions, “This is a Test” and “And the Giants Fell.” 7 p.m. Oct. 17-18. $3 for students, $5 for adults at the door. Benton Heights School of the Arts, 1200 Concord Ave., Monroe. 704-238-8883.
Carolina Singles & Married Couples Club Dance:
Refreshments included. Band: Crooked Creek. 8 p.m. Free line dance class from 7- 8 p.m. $10. 704-283-1304. Union County Shrine Club, 305 E. Phifer St., Monroe. 704-283-8866.
Community Shredding Event:
Shred-it Charlotte (www.shredit.com), which specializes in providing secure on-site document destruction, and the Town of Stallings join to host a free document shredding event for the public. 9 a.m. No charge. 704-424-5997. www.shredit.com. Stallings Municipal Building, 315 Stallings Road, Matthews.
Union County Republican Family Cookout:
Catered barbecue, live music by Soulfisher, pony rides, hayrides, cake auction, barnyard animal petting zoo and a chance to meet candidates for federal, state and local offices. 5 p.m. $12 adults; $5 children. 704-821-9310. Hunterberry Farm, 13624 Providence Road, Matthews. 704-821-9310. UnionGOP@aol.com.
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