Education conference: Community School of Davidson recently announced its plans for an inaugural education conference for Sept. 30 through Oct. 1.
"Fresh Take: Strategies for Student Success" will feature workshops and discussions about the best practices in education.
The cost to attend the conference is $50. An optional classroom observation day is available on Sept. 29 for $25.
The conference is open to the public, and registration is open through Sept. 14 at www.csdnc.org
House speaker visit: N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis will speak at the North Mecklenburg Republican Women's meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at NorthStone Club, 15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville.
The cost to attend is $20. Make reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drive: In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host several blood drives through Sept. 11 throughout the region.
For information visit www.cbcc.us/donate.
Free library program: Fishing guide and Observer columnist Gus Gustafson will kick off the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists' 2011-12 season of free nature programs at 7 p.m. on Sept. 8 in the Youth Services Room at Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St.
No reservations are required for this free program. Visit www.lakenormanwildlife.org or call 704-877-4788 for information.