A grand opening ceremony of Elon Park, 11435 Ardrey Kell Road, is Wednesday at 4 p.m. The first phase will open with four synthetic-turf multipurpose fields for soccer, lacrosse, football and other field sports. The 40-acre section includes restrooms, parking and an entrance road.
The Ardrey Kell High School PTSA is sponsoring a free talk on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. called “Save the Drama for Your Momma.” Speaker John Basilice will examine the role of conflict in families, for youth, and in life. He'll also review behavior strategies during heated interactions. Location: media room.
Fire and EMS officials ask all residents to make sure their house numbers are prominently displayed in case of a police, fire or medical emergency.
If you need to add numbers to your house, or replace the ones you have, you may purchase them from the Matthews Fire and EMS Department for $15. These blue, reflective numbers attach to your mailbox.
For more information or to order: www.matthewsnc.com or call 704-847-4468. Orders will take about a week to fill, and the money collected will be put back into the program.
Central Piedmont Community College's Free College Day is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Participants can attend free one-hour classes at CPCC's Levine campus in Matthews and also its North campus. Music, arts, door prizes and campus tours also are planned. See the Free College Day class schedules at www1.cpcc.edu/free-college- day/classes. Details: 704-330-6200.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Steele Creek Division will host a community forum with Chief Rodney Monroe on Oct. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Academy, located at 1770 Shopton Road. The public is invited to meet and ask questions. The department also will provide an update on crime issues discussed in earlier community safety forums.
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the CROP Hunger Walk, where fundraisers participate in a 6K walk in uptown Charlotte. The acronym stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty. Twenty-five percent of the money raised supports three local agencies – Crisis Assistance Ministry, Loaves and Fishes and Second Harvest Food Bank. The remaining 75 percent supports a broad range of poverty-fighting projects and disaster relief efforts, according to Jennifer Hall, Charlotte CROP Hunger Walk administrator.