A jazz band, contests, children's activities, wine tasting and prizes are planned at Eastfield Village shopping center's Fall Festival,
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Activities will take place on Arbor Creek Drive. Bring canned goods to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. Details: www.ShopsAtEastfield Village.com.
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The Freedom Drive Development Assocation meets at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Charlotte School of Law, 2145 Suttle Ave. Details: 704-373-0190.
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation plans two cross-country running competitions at the McAlpine Creek Park and Greenway, 8711 Monroe Road. Events are planned at these times:
11 a.m. Saturday, city championship.
5 p.m. Nov. 29, Foot Locker regional competition.
Center City Partners recently announced that Mark Williams has joined the organization as its new development director. Williams' duties will include finding and securing new sponsors and maintaining relationships with existing ones. Before joining CCCP, Williams spent 15 years as a sales and marketing executive in the cable television industry.
Alexander Graham Middle School, 1800 Runnymede Lane, will hold an afternoon tour for parents at 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Parents and students are asked to meet at the front of the main office.
The Medearis Homeowners Association is in the process of upgrading its Web site and now has a way residents can sign up to see when new announcements are posted. Visitors to the site, at www.medearis.org, can click on “announcements” and enter their e-mail address for updates.