Flu shots for veterans: Veterans can get free flu shots at a drive-thru clinic in University City provided by the Salisbury VA Medical Center.
Vaccinations are being offered 8-11 a.m. Nov. 15 and Dec. 13 at the VA’s community-based outpatient clinic, 8601 University East Drive in Charlotte. Any veteran who wants to be vaccinated doesn’t have to leave their vehicle but must show a VA health-care enrollment card.
Veterans also may be vaccinated at a drive-thru clinic at the entrance to primary care in Building 3 on the Salisbury VAMC campus. Details: 704-638-9000, ext. 2848.
New take on Shakespeare comedy: UNC Charlotte’s Department of Theatre will continue performances this week of “The Merry Wives,” an updated staging of Shakespeare’s satire “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”
Performances are scheduled for 2 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29-Nov. 1 in the Black Box Theater of Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts.
In the play, the modern middle-class world of Windsor is rocked by the arrival of cash-starved party animal and has-been, Falstaff. Tickets are $14 general admission; $9 for senior adults and UNCC faculty and staff; and $6 for all students. Tickets: Robinson Hall Box Office website, http://unccboxoffice.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event_listings.asp.
Postmodern vaudeville: Interactive a capella duo Dakaboom will perform at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Student Union rotunda as part of “Union Unplugged.” Described as postmodern vaudeville, Dakaboom is longtime best friends Ben McLain and Paul Peglar, a music-and-comedy duo from New York and Los Angeles. They uses a cappella vocals, loop stations, stand-up, sketch, crowd interaction and several musical genres.
The free, public event is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board.
Panel on health care: William Brandon, the Metrolina Medical Foundation Distinguished Professor of Public Policy in Health at UNC Charlotte, will be among the panelists for a public discussion, “Healthcare for All – Can We Make it Happen?” from 4:30-6 p.m. Oct. 26 at Myers Park Baptist Church at 1900 Queens Road.
Joining Brandon will be Jessica Schorr Saxe, a Charlotte physician and chairwoman of Health Care Justice – N.C., and N.C. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin.
Ed Williams, a former editor of the Charlotte Observer’s editorial pages, will moderate the discussion. Questions from the audience will follow the presentations. Rabbi Michael Shields of Temple Kol Tikvah of Lake Norman and the Rev. Robin Coira of Myers Park Baptist will offer religious perspectives after the discussion.