Give blood: Countryside Montessori Middle School, 4125 Johnston Oehler Road, will host a blood drive for the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 2. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds. For information on more public drives, visit www.cbcc.us.CBCC. For center hours, visit www.cbcc.us/about/donor-center-hours.php for center hours. For an appoinment to donate call 704-972-4700 or go to www.carolinadonor.org to make an appointment.
Lupus pain management: The N.C. Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America will host a free pain management workshop at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at LiveWELL Carolinas, 6801 Northlake Mall Drive. It’s intended for people living with lupus and their caregivers. Those attending will learn about medications, therapies and coping strategies to help manage pain. Registration deadline is Oct. 3. Register online at https://charlottepainmanagement.eventbrite.com/ or call 877-849-8271. For information about lupus or the Lupus Foundation of America North Carolina, visit www.lupusnc.org or call 877-849-8271.
Sidewalk meeting: At a public meeting Sept. 24, residents can get an overview of the Sugar Creek Road Sidewalk/Intersection project design and offer feedback. According to a city news release, the project supports the city’s sidewalk progra , offers transportation choices and improves pedestrian safety. The meeting will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Garinger High School, 1100 Eastway Drive, Charlotte. It’s sponsored by the Charlotte Department of Transportation, the Charlotte Engineering & Property Management department and contractor Gannett Fleming Inc. For details call Sonji Mosley, project manager with the Charlotte Engineering & Property Management department, 704-336-3214.
Friends of the Harrisburg Library used book sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 28, Harrisburg Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 4815 N.C. 49, Harrisburg. Choose from books, CDs and DVDs in a variety of categories, most for $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Harrisburg Library’s efforts to provide programming and materials to increase services and media available to the library’s patrons and make library operations more efficient. 704-305-0119. friendsoftheharrisburglibrary.webs.com.