On Oct. 18, Hospice of Union County will offer its children's bereavement camp – Camp Whittle.
It's a one-day camp for children who are grieving. The program is free and open to children ages 6-16 who have experienced the death of a family member or friend.
The camp will be 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Monroe.
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To preregister, go to the Web site, www.houc.org, and look for the Camp Whittle sign at the bottom of the home page. To preregister your child, complete the form and return to: Hospice of Union County, 700 W. Roosevelt Blvd., Monroe, 28110.
You may also fax the form to 704-292-2190. For more information, call 704-292-2100.
The Brook Haven neighborhood will host an open house Monday by the Indian Trail Planning Department at the Brook Haven community pool clubhouse.
The meeting is 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, the Town Council's meeting will begin at 6 p.m. to allow time for extra discussion.
The council will hear an annual report from the stormwater advisory committee, talk about finding a space for the town's contract sheriff's officers and discuss a proposed route for the Monroe Bypass/Connector.
The N.C. Turnpike Authority will present an update on the Monroe Bypass/Connector at the beginning of the meeting. Marty Minchin.
The Indian Trail Planning Department will host a planning open house Wednesday for the Chandler Forest neighborhood. The meeting will be at the Indian Trail Civic Building, 6-8 p.m.
The Extension and Community Association of Union County held its annual Achievement Day luncheon Sept. 25 at the Agricultural Services Center in Monroe.
During the program, Maebelle Earnhardt was awarded Outstanding ECA Member of the Year.
Earnhardt was elected president of her Extension and Community Association club soon after it was organized in 1982. She has remained in that position until recently.
The Extension and Community Association is a volunteer group of the N.C. Cooperative Extension. Its mission is to strengthen families through leadership development, volunteer work, and educational support.
A Toy & Poker Run to benefit the Union County Christmas Bureau will be held on Nov. 1 in Monroe.
Registration begins at 8:30a.m. at the McDonald's on Roosevelt Boulevard with the first motorcycle out at 10:30 a.m.
To enter, riders must donate at least one new, unwrapped toy to the Christmas Bureau.
The Toy & Poker Run is sponsored by Old Skool Kustoms in Marshville. Information or to register: E-mail John at email@example.com, or call 704-661-0844.
The N.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA) last month honored the city of Monroe for its Downtown Master Plan.
Monroe received an Outstanding Planning Award in the “Comprehensive Planning, Small Community” category.
In February, the Monroe City Council adopted the plan to revitalize the historic center city district. It contains plans for land use, transportation, open space and greenways, urban design, character and cultural resources, and residential and nonresidential opportunities.
The town of Stallings is expected to appoint a new town attorney this week.
The town has interviewed candidates to replace Rhonda Hipkins, who resigned in March.
Ligon Bundy, who was Stallings' town attorney prior to Hipkins, is serving as interim and has applied for the permanent position. The Town Council will appoint the new town attorney at Monday's meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the Stallings Town Hall.
Wingate University's Wind Ensemble will hold their first concert of the season, “A Bit of Americana,” on Monday.
The free concert will be 7:30 p.m. on campus in the George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center.
The Wind Ensemble is comprised of Wingate University students and community members. Under the direction of Dr. Dawn Perry, assistant professor of music and director of bands at the university, the Wind Ensemble will perform music selections of traditional American tunes by composers such as Copland and Sousa.
High school seniors can apply for the General Hugh Shelton scholarship. This is the fifth year the scholarship has been offered.
It is awarded to a freshman attending N.C. State University. The scholarship is valued at $10,000 per year, renewable upon satisfactory academic progress and leadership involvement.
Application should arrive in the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center office no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 1.
The application may be accessed at www.ncsu.edu/extension/sheltonleadership/leadership-scholarships/national-scholarships.php.
For more information, contact the 4-H office, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Union County at 704-283-3740.