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Catch the last day of the Igunnuko International African Festival from noon to 9 p.m. today at Frazier Park. The festival attracts local, national and international performers for a day of celebration of African culture.


Families are invited to attend Morrison Regional Library's summer reading finale at 2 p.m. Wednesday, 7015 Morrison Blvd. The event will include storytelling, magic tricks and surprises.

Revolution Park

The city will hold a free “Neighborhood University” training session on making community improvements, 8:30-10 a.m. Friday at First Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1515 Remount Road. Details and registration: 704-336-2061.


The South Tryon Community Development Corp. has a new name and executive director. The non-profit, which helps low-income and impoverished citizens, will now go by the name South Tryon Community Coalition. Rasheda McMullin, a Johnson C. Smith University graduate, was recently named executive director.


Earth Fare at SouthPark will hold the Dog Days of Summer Pet Festival from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

There will be live music, a Fido Fashion Show, yoga for dogs and $1 hot dogs. The store, at 721 Governor Morrison St., will donate 5 percent of that day's sales to the Humane Society of Charlotte.

Plaza Midwood

The Plaza Midwood Bus Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Thirsty Beaver, 1225 Central Ave. The club believes “no one who works uptown and lives within a three-mile radius should drive to work.”

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