South Charlotte

Briefly in South Charlotte

Mint Hill

Rocky River High School will host a relay for Life Event for the Matthews/Mint Hill area in conjunction with the American Cancer society.

The school is looking for sponsors and teams to sign up to participate.

Several area groups will perform during the relay. The groups include: Three Little Birds; Amy Harrison; and Diversity Club Dance Team.

The relay begins 6 p.m. May 20 and ends 1 a.m. May 21. Events will be held at the Rocky River Stadium.

The website for the event is: Details: Shawn Schmitt at or 704-245-5470.

South Charlotte

Professional golf: The LPGA Symetra Classic will be May 13 at Raintree Country Club. One hundred and forty-four of the world’s best female professional golfers will compete. Come see the stars of Golf Channel’s Big Break and local favorites compete for the $150,000 purse. The club is located at 8600 Raintree Lane, Charlotte. Details:; 704-542-8150.

Event listings

You now can publish your timely events each week online and in the Community News sections of The Charlotte Observer.

The list of events you can publish includes: workshops, social gatherings, club meetings, civic group meetings, support group activities, festivals, sign-ups for athletic events and other news that will be part of our “Happening Nearby” calendar.

Area news about places of worship also is part of the print and online publications.

Each Wednesday the calendar and religion news will be published in South Charlotte News. Items will be specific to South Charlotte.

More complete lists will be published online at Click on the South Charlotte tab.

You can enter the calendar items yourself. Go to, click on “Add Event,” and enter your information. Enter items online at least two weeks in advance.

Please send faith-related news to Erica Batten at