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Wednesday

Carolina Place Mall Walkers:

September speaker: Beth Michels with Run for Your Life holds a shoe clinic on how to find the best shoes for your needs. Join Carolinas Medical Center for monthly health and wellness topics at the food court. 8:30 a.m. Free. Carolina Place Mall, 11025 Carolina Place Pkwy., Pineville. www .carolinasmedicalcenter.org.

Thursday

UltraLite Weight Loss Program Discussion:

Learn to be successful at weight loss with UltraLite, based on food choices, proper ratio of protein to carbohydrates and exercise. Presented by Dr. Marci Scott, naturopathic physician with Carolinas Natural Health Center. 6:30 p.m. Free. Carolinas Natural Health Center, 1212 Mann Drive, Matthews. 704-708-4404; www.carolinasnaturalhealth.com.

Friday

Saving Our Kids, Healing Our Planet - Green EXPO:

Saving Our Kids, Healing Our Planet is a green expo that will focus on how to raise a healthy child in a toxic world. Showcasing green builders, green architects, healthy household products, organic clothing, whole foods and more. There will be kid-friendly demonstrations on recycling, juicing, cooking and growing organic food. Holistic pediatricians and authors will discuss safe and effective ways for boosting children's immune systems and safe vaccine schedules. Various times Friday through Sunday. $10 in advance, $12 at door; free for 18 and younger. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. www.sokhop.com.

Saturday

Family Health and Fitness Day:

A walk in nature strengthens the body and mind. Families meet at Lower McAlpine Creek Greenway. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road. 704-588-5224.

Rockin' For the Cure:

“Team Maya,” a group of neighbors and friends of 10-year-old Maya Nizinski who has cystic fibrosis, have banded together to produce this fundraiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. It includes silent and live auctions and music from the Paul Thorn Band. 6:30 p.m. Grand Central, 1000 Central Ave. $40. www.teammaya.com.

Monday

Community Health Fair:

Health screenings, health and wellness information, healthy eating tips and more. 10 a.m. Free. Johnston Memorial YMCA, 3025 N. Davidson St. 704-716-6300; www.carolinas medicalcenter.org.

Fertility Treatments That Work (and Don't):

Presented by Dr. Brad Hurst from Carolinas Medical Center Women's Institute-Ballantyne. Space is limited; call to reserve a seat. Noon. Free. CMC Women's Institute-Ballantyne, 14214 Ballantyne Lake Road. 704-355-1920; www.carolinasmedicalcenter.org.

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