District 3 City Councilman Warren Turner will host a town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m Wednesday at the Charlotte School of Law, 2145 Suttle Ave.
The discussion will focus on crime, economic development, transportation and other topics. City and state offiicals are expected to participate. Details: 704-336-2180 or 704-713-0452.
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Volunteers from University City United Methodist Church plan a food drive from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Lowe's Foods stores at 8445 Davis Lake Parkway and 13108 Eastfield Road.
The food will go to Loaves & Fishes, which operates food pantries in Mecklenburg County and is working to meet increasing demand for food.
More than 40 vendors are expected at the Greater Charlotte Postal Customer Council's Regional Fall Mailing Forum and Conference 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Oasis Shrine Temple, 604 Doug Mayes Place.
Postmaster General Jack Potter will speak via video link. David Shoenfeld, vice president of mailing services for the U.S. Postal Service, will speak in person.
The cost is $35 per person; a portion of the proceeds will be go to the Shriners and the Shriner's Children Hospitals.
To register, visit www.charlottepcc.com. Details: 704-424-4458.
District 4 City Councilman Michael Barnes will have a question-and-answer forum next Sunday with the NorthEast Coalition. Commissioner Owen Furuseth also will speak about the park and recreation bond referendum.
The meeting is at 3 p.m. at the University City Regional Library, 301 E. W.T. Harris Blvd. Details: 704-596-8288.
Anyone interested in bringing varsity football to UNCC is invited to join students for a rally at the Belk Tower on campus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The group will march to Chancellor Philip Dubois's house and present a makeshift goalpost.
The rally comes two days before the school's board of trustees is scheduled to vote on whether to start a varsity football program.
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