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Second Turkish Festival of Charlotte:
American-Turkish Association of North Carolina-Charlotte presents the Turkish Festival, with Turkish food, cooking workshops, children's activities, folk dancing, belly dancing, live music. 11 a.m. Adults, $2, 10 and under free. 704-544-8865. www.CharlotteTurks.org. Extravaganza Depot, 1610 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte Oyster Roast at Growlers Pour House:
Live music, "beer food," craft beer. Tickets are $15 at the door and $10 in advance. Benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in memory of bartender Drew Hawkins. 1 p.m. www.charlotteoysterroast.com. Growlers Pour House, 3120 N. Davidson St. 704-910-6566.
Norsk Carolina Lodge of Sons of Norway:
The October meeting will be about Leif Erickson, with Norwegian snacks provided by members. 3 p.m. Donations accepted at: www.norskcarolina.org. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1900 The Plaza, Charlotte. 704-377-5439.
Crisis Assistance Clothing Drive:
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Charlotte, Myers Park Interact Club, and Jesse Brown's Outdoors. Items needed: coats, sweaters, windbreakers and warm clothing for men, women and children. Clean socks and underwear for men. Household items. Each donor at Jesse Brown's retail locations will receive a 20 percent coupon for the next purchase. 100 percent of all donations given to Crisis Assistance Ministry's Free Store. 11 a.m. Through Oct. 30 704-556-0020. www.jessebrowns.com. Jesse Browns Outdoors, 4732 Sharon Rd. 704-556-0020.
Charlotte Garden Club:
Bob Solberg, noted hosta expert of Green Hill Farm in Chapel Hill, will present a program on hostas. The Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte 28207. 7 p.m. (refreshments), program at 7:30 p.m.. Free. www.charlottegardenclub.org, 704-846-8979. Mint Museum of Art, 2730 Randolph Rd.
Senior Center flu shots, health fair:
Health screenings (skin cancer and hearing), flu shots, literature on health and legal services and more. If Medicare Part B is your primary insurance, there is no cost associated with your flu shot. If not, there will be a fee of $30 for a flu shot. Call 704-522-6222 to register for a flu shot as spaces are limited!. 10 a.m. Free. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org. Tyvola Road Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Rd..
Feminism Across the Generations: A Conversation:
"Feminism Across the Generations: The Women's Summit," at UNC Charlotte presents an evening of discussion as local feminists from across the generations consider what feminism is today. Hosted by activist Jennifer Baumgardner, guests will explore the uniting themes and issues of debate within scope of the movement. 5:45 p.m. Oct. 20. UNC Charlotte Center City Building, 320 E. Ninth St., Charlotte.
Free seminar at the Johnston YMCA. Alicia Fogarty, MS, RD, LDN discusses eating smart with diabetes. Space is limited. Seminar is two days. Call Megan Flynn to register: 704-716-6385. 2 p.m. Free. 704-716-6385. www.ymcacharlotte.org. Johnston Memorial Ymca, 3025 N. Davidson St.
Frank Ponce BBQ Myers Park High School:
60th anniversary of Myers Park. Plates Chicken or Pork, Pork BBQ Lbs. Proceeds fund athletic activities at Myers Park High School. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21. $9. 704-258-6160. Myers Park High School, 2400 Colony Rd., Charlotte. 704-343-5800. pages.cms.k12.nc.us/mphs/
1st Annual Queens Writers Symposium:
Queens' Writers Symposium provides a chance to connect with fellow writers in the Charlotte area while learning from published authors about the process of writing and publishing a manuscript. 8:30 a.m. $99 (Part I) and $149 (Part II). 704-337-2251. www.queens.edu/writers-symposium. Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave.
Fall Festival and Book Tent Sale:
More than 7,000 books to choose from, face painting, kids activities and prizes, a bouncy pit, caramel apples and popcorn. You will be helping us fundraise for building houses in the Charlotte community. 9 a.m. Oct. 21. Free. 704-716-7040 ext 2232. www.juliascoffee.org. Julia's Coffee & Books, 1133 N. Wendover Rd. www.juliascoffee.org
Health Fair & Flu Shots:
Free health screenings for blood pressure, sugar monitor, mammography, flu shots, hearing tests and more. 10 a.m. 704-531-6900. www.cmseniorcenters.org. Shamrock Senior Center, 3925 Williard Farrow Drive.
Third annual UNC Charlotte 4.Niner K scholarship fund-raising event. Run or walk your way through this challenging and family-friendly 4.9-kilometer course on the UNC Charlotte campus. Race proceeds fund need-based scholarships for current students. 8:49 a.m. $20. 704-503-0138. syc.uncc.edu/4.niner-k. UNCC Student Union, 8845 Craver Rd, Charlotte.
BarCamp Charlotte 6:
BarCamp has had five successful events with more than 250 attendees at each event. BarCamp brings out the best and brightest in the technology, startups, tech, media, investing, marketing and computer industries. Event targets everyone from freelancers to entrepreneurs, to executives and college students. Starts at 9 a.m. Oct. 22. Area 15, 516 E. 15th St. 704-890-0236. www.areafifteen.com