A ceremony Thursday at Frazier Park's Our Children's Memorial Walkway will honor the lost lives of the 9/11 attacks. Starting at 8:30 a.m., the ceremony will include a tolling bell, prayer, bagpiper and scroll of all who died in the attacks. Police, firefighters, EMS workers and the general public are all encouraged to attend.
The neighborhood needs volunteers to help with an area clean-up effort. The cleaning will focus on the sidewalks and right-of-ways around Barclay Downs Drive, Colony Road and Runnymede Lane. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list of volunteers.
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The Mint Museum of Art (2730 Randolph Road) hosts “What Black Men Think” with filmmaker Janks Morton 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, $8, go on sale at 7:30. The exhibit “Scene in America: A Contemporary Look at the Black Male Image” will be open. Details: 704-337-2000.
The Dilworth Home Tour, which features eight homes and three businesses, is planned for Friday and Saturday. Advance tickets are $20 ($21 online); $25 Friday-Saturday. To buy tickets, or for a list of businesses selling them, go to www.dilworthonline.org.
The Mint Museum will hold a kickoff celebration 2-4 p.m. today on The Green to mark the start of its new building on Wachovia's Cultural Campus, set to open in fall 2010. There will be refreshments and arts activities.
Pulitzer Prize-winner John Burns, The New York Times' London bureau chief, is scheduled to speak at the Charlotte Museum of History, 8 p.m. Thursday.
The lecture will be in the Great Hall of the museum (3500 Shamrock Drive) and is free to members. The cost for guests is $3-$6. Details: 704-568-1774 or www.charlotte museum.org.
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