The 2015 Gantt Symposium presents Cornel West, prominent professor and philosopher, 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St. Tickets: $10-$25. To register: 704-372-1000.
‘Creative Aging’ workshop
“What Is Creative Aging and Why it Matters,” 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 17 at CPCC Allen Tate Hall, 1206 Elizabeth Ave. Celebrate older artists, and connect arts and aging. Keynote by Lia Miller, executive director of Creative Aging Network – NC. Event is free, but space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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‘Page to Screen’
“From Page to Screen: An Afternoon with Betty Smith,” 1:30-3:45 p.m. Sept. 18 at Matthews Library Community Room. Enjoy a film about Smith, author of “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” followed by discussion. To register: 704-416-5000.
Ask a Gardner
Pose your most perplexing gardening questions to an Extension Master Gardner during “Ask a Master Gardener Days” at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road. The gardening expert will be at the Greenery Shed in the first stall on the left, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 19. Free.
Aldersgate retirement community is hosting a series of discussions featuring senior living experts and exploring practices of age-friendly communities. The first event is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 22 at Aldersgate, 3800 Shamrock Drive. Admission is free, but seating is limited; call Amanda Finnen at 704-532-7099 to reserve; www.aldersgateccrc.com.