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Get a glimpse of the culture or sample some traditional food such as souvlaki or baklava at the 31st annual Yiasou Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Dates/times: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $2, with children 12 and younger admitted free.


Monday marks the beginning of the Charlotte Cultural Free for All in celebration of the Arts & Science Council's 50th birthday. During all of September, people can participate in various daily free arts, science, history and heritage events across the area. For a list of events, see

Myers Park

Queens University needs volunteers to provide accommodation, meals and transportation for Ukrainian professionals and government policymakers Oct. 13-25.

People may volunteer for part or all of the time. To volunteer, contact Karen Neal at or 704-337-2250.


SouthPark's Symphony Park hosts the Bank of America Sunset Jazz Festival 2:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Details: or 704-375-9553.

Central Charlotte

24 Hours of Booty, the annual cycling event, raised more than $1 million this year to support cancer research, awareness, and select foundations.

About 1,200 people participated in the seventh annual race July 25-26 in Myers Park.


The Mint Museum hosts a center city kickoff celebration from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 7 on The Green uptown, to note the start of construction of its new building on Wachovia's Cultural Campus.

Brass Charlotte will provide entertainment. Refreshments and art-making activities are also available.

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