Candidates night: The Derita-Statesville Road Community Organization will host a "meet the candidates" event 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Derita Presbyterian Church, 2230 W. Sugar Creek Road. Mecklenburg Commissioners Chair Jennifer Roberts will answer questions during the first half-hour.
Support for mothers: La Leche League of North Carolina's Toddler Support Group for North Mecklenburg will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 20 at Carolinas Medical Center's LiveWELL Carolinas suite at Northlake Mall, 6801 Northlake Drive. Call 704-494-2237 to register.
Know your rights: The University's observance of Constitution Day will include a discussion called "Silence is Golden - Miranda Rights at School," 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Cone University Center, McKnight Hall, 9201 University City Blvd. District Court Judge Louis Trosch Jr. will be a moderator. Other panelists will be Judith Emken, senior assistant attorney for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department; Gary McFadden, a former CMPD detective; and Valerie Pearce, managing attorney for the Council for Children's Rights. Free.
Art and culture: Tickets for UNC Charlotte's College of Arts and Architecture performing arts season are on sale. Highlights include the return of the N.C. Dance Festival, productions of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" and Shakespeare's "The Tempest." Details: 704-687-1849 or visit performances.uncc.edu.