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The Charlotte Writer's Club is offering a six-session workshop on writing your life story or past memories, 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays Jan. 18 - Feb. 15 at Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road. The sessions will be taught by editor and author Margaret G. Bigger. Cost is $72 or $60 for CWC members. This course hopes to help attendees preserve their memories for future generations. You do not have to be a writer to attend. To enroll, call Margaret at 704-364-1788.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education is seeking qualified candidates to serve as a District 6 board member.

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and a registered voter in District 6. Qualified applicants are encouraged to contact the Board of Education office at 980-343-5139. Applications are available at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education's Board Services office at the Government Center, 600 East Fourth St., Charlotte. Applications are due no later than 3 p.m. Jan. 2. Any applications received after 3 p.m. will not be considered. Board of Education District 6 interviews will begin on Jan. 3, at 1 p.m.


The Elvis Fan Club of Matthews-Mint Hill is inviting all Elvis fans to come celebrate his 77th birthday 7 p.m. Jan. 5, at Jonathan's restaurant, 10630 Independence Pointe Parkway. Elvis Tribute Artists Chuck Ayers and Matthews Spalding will perform. There also will be some raffle items including a framed copy of Elvis's karate certificate.


South Charlotte

Fine dining: The semi-annual Queen's Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week will make its Winter 2012 outing from Friday, Jan. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 29. This winter's promotion features a record 101 participating restaurants with the updated website,, listing the restaurants' special Queen's Feast menus and reservation information. Charlotte Restaurant Week is a metro-area promotion during which upscale restaurants offer a prix fixe, three-course (or more) dinner for $30 per person (not including tax and gratuity).

Restaurants represented in the promotion stretch across many neighborhoods of Charlotte and the area.

The previous Charlotte Restaurant Week in July 2011 generated approximately 90,000 dinners and an estimated economic impact of over $4 million in revenue for the 92 participating restaurants.


A new "Welcome to Weddington" will be published early this spring by the Biz Well Corporation.

The annual magazine will include useful information about local attractions, entertainment, shopping, education and important phone numbers. There will be a minimum of 5,000 copies printed and each advertiser will receive a supply to hand out to their customers.

It will be distributed at local offices, banks and the Weddington town hall.