Health & Family

Local classes: From meditation to Charlotte street history

History of Charlotte streets

“Who is Sharon? Name Charlotte’s Streets,” 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 8 at Hickory Grove Library’s Community Room, 5935 Hickory Grove Road. Join Shelia Bumgarner from the Main Library’s Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room and explore local history. Refreshments provided. No registration required.

Nature hike

Join other nature enthusiasts for a two to three-mile hike 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Oct. 9 at the McDowell Nature Center, 15222 York Road. This hike gives credit miles for the 100 Mile Hike Club. For details on the 100 Mile Hike Club and to register: or call 704-588-5224.

Meditation class

“Health Education: Basics of Meditation” 11-11:45 a.m. Oct. 10 at University City Regional Library’s Community Room, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd. Learn about the basics of meditation, health benefits and why meditation is important for well-being. To register: 704-416-7200.

Chili Cook-Off

Bring your appetite for the 6th Annual Dilworth South End Chili Cook-Off Oct. 11, Atherton Mills, 2100 South Blvd. The event begins at 11 a.m. with judging starting at noon. Enjoy all the chili you can sample from local restaurants and individual contestants. Admission: $10 per person.

Public discussion on growth

“Civic By Design” 5:30-6:45 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St. These are free public discussions held the second Tuesday of each month examining growth issues in the region and presented by Civic by Design Forum and Levine Museum of the New South. Free.