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Monroe Road

French concert: East Mecklenburg High School's foreign language department and French Club are hosting lauded French singer and songwriter, Eric Vincent 9:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 4. Cost is $4.

To buy a ticket, email A gift of $10 pays for a French IV or French V student's concert ticket, workshop and lunch. For details on the singer:


5K and Fun Run: The fourth annual Rollin' Stonehaven 5K road race, bike ride and pet parade starts at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 22 at Rama Swim Club, 6109 Wheeler Dr.

Participants are encouraged to don their Halloween costumes. Race is open to the public. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. on race day.

Details and entry forms: Want to be a sponsor? Email


Pancake breakfast: The town of Matthews Police Explorers will host a pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. Nov. 5 at the Applebee's in Matthews, 9616 East Independence Blvd. Meal includes pancakes, bacon and a drink. Cost is $6 per person.

Purchase tickets in advance at the Matthews Police Department at 1201 Crews Road or at the door. Proceeds will go toward new materials, uniforms and other needs of the program.

South Charlotte

Disabilities seminar: The Arc of Mecklenburg County, located on Park Road, is hosting a free Life Seminar for parents of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities 6-8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Dilworth United Methodist Church, 605 East Blvd.

The seminar focuses on special needs planning and trusts. Reserve your spot by calling Lauren Borchert, 704-332-4535, ext. 102.


Blood drive: A community breakfast and Red Cross blood drive will be held from 7 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at the James K. Polk Masonic Lodge No. 759, 900 Hill St., Pineville. Donors are entered into a drawing for a pair of Delta Airline tickets. Buffet: adults, $8; children $5.


Veterans event: On Oct. 25, Matthews Town Hall, 230 Matthews Station St., will host the Matthews Historical Foundation October Community Meeting "Veterans Remember," starting at 7 p.m. in the library. World War II veteran Tom Easterling will be the speaker, 708-846-6693 or


Get healthy: The Arthritis Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Region in Charlotte, in collaboration with the Levine Senior Center, will present a Senior Health Exposition from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 at the Levine Senior Center, 1050 DeVore Lane, Matthews. Fourteen speakers will present a variety of health topics. Vendors will do screenings of all types and flu shots will be available. Dr. Charles Seehorn, rheumatologist from the physician practice of AAOC in Charlotte, will give the main address, "Osteoporosis and Bone Health." Open and free to the public: For reservations, call 704-846-4654.

Piper Glen

Seeking volunteers: The newly formed Piper Glen Women's Club is looking for volunteers. If you have an idea for an activity or group you'd like to see offered, suggest it or even lead your own group. The club was started to introduce new residents to their new hometown. Membership is open to women in the Piper Glen area; membership is not required. Details: 704-846-8885or