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Support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by participating in the Light the Night Walk at 6:30 p.m. Saturday starting at the Wachovia Atrium (301 S. Tryon St.). Register at or starting at 5 p.m. the day of the event. The event raised more than $260,000 last year.

Plaza Midwood

Neighborhood leaders are still looking for residents' suggestions for fighting crime in the neighborhood. Go to and click “Chat with Neighbors” to submit your idea.


The World Affairs Council of Charlotte and Keane Capital Management will host Tim Weiner, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, National Book Award winner (2007) and author of “Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA” at the WACC Speaker Series Luncheon, noon Sept. 30 at the Westin Charlotte. $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Reservations: or 704-687-7762.

Myers Park

The Charlotte Concert Band will present a program of concert band classics, marches, Broadway selections and jazz standards at its 8 p.m. concert Saturday at Dana Auditorium on the Queens University of Charlotte campus. Free. The Charlotte Concert Band is a volunteer adult community band founded in 1969.


Your Voice, Your Vote forum and voter registration drive is noon-4 p.m. today at the Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. Seventh St.


Dwight Butler will be awarded the “Soldiers Medal for Bravery” at a ceremony today at the U.S. Army Reserve Headquarters, 108th Division, 1330 Westover St..

A native of west Charlotte, Butler joined the Army at age 15, was a paratrooper in Korea with the 11th Airborne Division and served three tours of duty in Vietnam. He has been awarded approximately 25 medals over his 20-year military career, including the Purple Heart.

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