South Charlotte

News briefs

Carmel Road

Lecture series: Charlotte Country Day School will host the "Great Decisions" lecture series, 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Cramer Lecture Hall, 1440 Carmel Road. Topics include: Horn of Africa (Jan. 25); Global Governance (Feb. 1); Sanctions and Proliferation: North Korea and Iran (Feb. 8), and Responding to the Financial Crisis (Feb. 15). $10 per lecture. Details: 704-687-7744.

Park Road

Funds for troops: South Meck High School's Navy JROTC cadets gave more than $500 to the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which provides support to injured service members, their families and caregivers. Cadet Jacob Munn presented the check to Yellow Ribbon Fund staff on Christmas Day at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Bryant Farms Road

Help for job seekers: South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church is hosting a job seekers support group. The next session is 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the choir room of the chapel building, 8601 Bryant Farms Road. Free. For details and child care sign-ups: 704-496-4652.

South Charlotte

Blood donors needed: Carolinas Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross is more than 2,000 units of blood short and is in need of donors. Global Compliance will hold a drive in Suite 300 of the Richardson Building (139 Ballantyne Corporate Place), and the Red Cross will hold a drive in Suite 300 of the Chandler Building, (138 Ballantyne Corporate Place), both 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today. Details: 1-800-RED-CROSS.