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Charlotte Police Chief Rodney Monroe will meet with community residents in the Westover Police Division at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Marie G. Davis Military & Global Leadership Academy, 3343 W. Griffith St.

University City

Michael Barnes, a representative for Charlotte City Council District 4, will host a town hall meeting 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Vance High School, 7600 IBM Drive, Charlotte.

Topics will include the city's budget, the direction of development in the district, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools operations, and public safety. People also can meet with the city manager, the CMS superintendent and the police chief.

Details: Kim Pearson-Brown, 704-336-2180 or

UNC Charlotte

The university's botanical garden will sell hardy plants such as perennials, wildflowers, shrubs and trees at its fall sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the McMillan Greenhouse.

Friends of the Gardens members get a special preview 1-4 p.m. Friday.

UNC Charlotte

Lots of doings on campus:

Monday, 7 p.m., McKnight Hall of the Cone Center. Morgan Spurlock will discuss his career as a documentary filmmaker. Spurlock is best known for “Super Size Me,” “What Would Jesus Buy?” and “Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden?” The free lecture is part of UNCC's Distinguished Speakers Forum. Details: Stephanie Schmidt, 704-687-2703.

Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., Room 281 of the College of Health and Human Services. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Tim Weiner will be the first lecturer for the new International Affairs Speakers Series. Weiner has covered the CIA for The New York Times for 20 years. His lecture is free.

The Harold Danko Quartet, featuring Rich Perry and Clay Jenkins, will perform 8 p.m. Saturday in Robinson Hall's Belk Theater. Tickets for reserved seats are $16 for the general public. Ticket information: 704-687-2599 or


The Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Foundation will award grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to nonprofit environmental agencies creating new or innovative marketing/communications/awareness efforts.

Grants will be awarded to nonprofits that serve or benefit the residents of Mecklenburg County. Friday is the deadline to submit applications.

For grant application forms and guidelines, visit and click on “Regional Affiliates.”

Details: Ruth Scebbi, 704-973-4542.