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Amie Newsome, manager of the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market.
Amie Newsome, manager of the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market.

Regional market: Under new management

The Charlotte Regional Farmers Market has a new manager in time for spring. Amie Newsome, a former extension agent in Johnston County, replaces Fred Cole, who retired in December. The market, 1801 Yorkmount Road, part of the N.C. Department of Agriculture system, is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Women’s History tea rescheduled to April 22

The Women’s History Tea that had been scheduled for March 29 at the Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, has a new date: The tea will now be held at 4 p.m. March 22. The tea is $25 ($20 for members). Details: 704-968-6174 or

Take a sip of chocolate history

Dr. Larry Mellichamp, director emeritus of the UNC-Charlotte Botanical Garden, will lead a program on the history of chocolate at 11 a.m. March 3 in the Fellowship Hall at Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, 101 W. Sugar Creek Road. The lecture is part of the regular meeting of the Mecklenburg Historical Association Docents.

Take fewer (but better)bites of chocolate

If you’ve given up desserts for Lent, it’s a good time to consider #dessertworthy, an effort started by San Francisco pastry chef and cookbook author Emily Luchetti. Luchetti wants people to eat fewer but better desserts and share their efforts on social media, using the hashtag #dessertworthy. More on Facebook (dessertworthymovement) and Twitter (@dessertworthy).