Charlotte Center City Partners is looking for artists of all types to perform during First Night Charlotte, which the city's bringing back for New Year's Eve this year. To download an application or view the requirements, go to www.firstnightcharlotte.org.
The long-awaited Frazier Park Dog Park is expected to open Tuesday. The 1.3-acre dog park, near Trade and Sycamore streets, will feature a separate area for dogs that weigh less than 20 pounds and numerous play objects, such as tunnels and ramps. It's now free for owners to take their dogs to all Mecklenburg County dog parks.
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The Starmount and Montclaire neighborhoods will hold a back-to-school barbecue 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Starclaire Swim & Tennis Club, 7700 Woodstream Drive. Details: 704-552-1836.
Online registration has started for the annual Charlotte Race for the Cure, a 5K run and walk to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. The race is Oct. 4 starting at Gateway Village. Register at www.komencharlotte.org.
The Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd., will hold a robotics presentation 2-5 p.m. Wednesday. Details: 704-416-5431.
The African Diaspora Arts Program and Theatre presents a performance of “My Attic's Treasures,” featuring 30 kids ages 5-15. Tickets are $5 for the show, at the Charlotte Museum of History (3500 Shamrock Drive).
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