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Davis Lake area

Croft Community School plans some sweet events

Croft Community School, a new school opening in north Charlotte, plans several events:

“Croft Community Ice Cream Social,” 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Cold Stone Creamery at NorthLake Commons. Staff members will meet parents and students in kindergarten through second grade. Staff from each grade will serve for 30-mintue intervals per grade level.

Staff members will meet parents and students in grades three to five from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Cold Stone Creamery at NorthLake Commons.

Both nights, the PTA will have an Ice Cream Raffle; the winner, to be announced Thursday, gets free ice cream for a year (twice each month). Tickets are $1.

Open House, 3-7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the school.

“Sip-n-Sob,” 8:30-9:30 a.m. Aug. 29 at the school. For parents sending their children off to kindergarten.

The school is at 4911 Hucks Road, Charlotte. Details: 980-343-0370. Karen Sullivan


Volunteers needed to build playground at Nevin Park

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is looking for skilled and unskilled volunteers to help build a NASCAR-themed playground at Nevin Park.

The playground at 6000 Statesville Road would serve children with varied abilities.

Building shifts are planned Sept.29 through Oct. 4: 8a.m.-12:30 p.m., noon-5:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. until dark.

Details: Lori Saylor, 704-336-5478 or lori.say Karen Sullivan

Freedom Drive

Vilma Leake to speak at Freedom Library Tuesday

Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board member Vilma Leake is scheduled to speak to the Freedom Drive Development Association at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The monthly meeting will be at Freedom Regional Library community room, 1230 Alleghany St.

Details: 704-373-0190.

Allen Hills-Carrie Hills

Hot topics on agenda

at community meeting

Alert to residents in the Allen Hills-Carrie Hills community:

Attend Tuesday's community meeting at Christian Family Missionary Baptist Church, 3030 Allen Road South. There's much to discuss: car snatchers, teens “trashing” a house and horse barn and Charlotte Rod and Custom Shop getting robbed of pricey car parts. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. David Perlmutt