Stories from the Underground Railroad
Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 101 W. Sugar Creek Road
Tuesday, 11 a.m.: Hosted by Mecklenburg Historical Association Docents, North Carolina Humanities Council Road Scholar Meltonia Young will explore the history of African slavery from the capture of people in Africa to their journey to freedom with the help of abolitionists in both the North and the South. Free. www.meckdec.org/docents
Groundhog Day Celebration
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Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road
Tuesday, noon - 3 p.m.: Resident groundhog, Queen Charlotte, predicts when spring will arrive. Queen’s Proclamation at 2:30 p.m. at Dragonfly Theatre. Museum admission $8. Follow Queen Charlotte on Twitter @CLTGroundhog.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Main Library, 310 N. Tryon St.
Thursday, 6 p.m.: A program for anyone 12 and up where participants can create upcycled art such as decoupage bookends, tin can lanterns, paper jewelry and book folding that involve the reuse of materials that otherwise might go into the landfill. www.cmlibrary.org
Leroy Fox, 705 S. Sharon Amity Road
Thursday, 7 p.m.: Enjoy a special menu as the Leroy Fox mixologist, Adam, teaches all there is to know about the paired cocktail. Cost $35, www.facebook.com/kitchen.cocktails/events.
The Oyster Roast
Sugar Creek Brewing, 215 Southside Dr.
Saturday, 4-8 p.m.: The charity oyster roast includes unlimited beer, oysters, chili and hot dogs, and benefits Carolina Family Connections, CART 19 Study at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Ronald McDonald House. Tickets $65, /theoysterroastqc.com.