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Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on "add to our listings." Email photos to thecity@charlotteobserver.com. The print deadline is two weeks in advance of the event date.

Oct. 23

Re-dedication of Civil War Monument:

The Stonewall Jackson United Daughters of the Confederacy chapter and NCT Civil War re-enactors will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States by re-dedicating a monument honoring one of Mecklenburg county's last Confederate soldiers, Thomas N. Alexander. 3 p.m. Free. 704-708-9866. Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church, 15000 York Rd., Charlotte. 704-588-0686. www.pleasanthillpresby.com

Oct. 25

DR. Condoleezza Rice:

Condoleezza Rice served as the 66th secretary of state of the United States, assistant to the president for national security affairs, and now is professor of political economy in the Graduate School of Business, Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution and professor of political science at Stanford University. Her book, "Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family," shares her upbringing in segregated Birmingham, Ala. 7 p.m. Oct. 25. Tickets: $40 at carolinatix.org or 704 372 1000. Belk Theatre at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte.

Oct. 26

Multi-Cultural Women's Conference:

The Women's Inter-cultural Exchange announces the annual Multi-Cultural Women's Conference "Bridging the Chasm: Changing the World," a town hall meeting featuring research on the status of women. Keynote speaker will be Katherine Giscombe, Ph.D., Vice President of Diverse Women and Inclusion Research, Catalyst, Inc. 7:30 a.m. $85. 704-365-4452. www.wi-ce.org. Queens University Sports Complex At Marion Diehl Park, 2229 Tyvola Road.

Sustainability Lecture:

Davidson College invites the public to a talk about problems with the world food system on Wednesday, October 26. Raj Patel, an award-winning writer, activist and visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Center for African Studies, will speak about his book, "Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System." beginning at 7 p.m. in Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building. Free 704-894-2440. www.davidson.edu. Lilly Family Gallery, Davidson College, 320 N. Main St., Davidson.

Oct. 27

Mobile Apps A-Z:

Mobile Apps A-Z is a quick, three-hour workshop and networking event for Charlotte professionals needing to bring mobile ideas back to the office or lead teams engaged with mobile projects. Free. 9 a.m. until about noon. Example topics: "Do I even need an App?" How does it cost to make a mobile App?" "How to hire a mobile app making vendor." Please register and email rebecca@skookum.com with any questions. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. Register at bit.ly/nSWQu2 /

Social Media Masquerade:

The Charlotte Chapter of Latinos In Social Media (LATISM) hold official launch party and Social Media Masquerade. As part of the organization's commitment to raise awareness of Latino concerns through education, collaboration and mobilization, LATISM Charlotte will feature art and entertainment by Charlotte Hispanic artists and entertainers. Complimentary masquerade mask designed by artist Edwin Gil. 6 p.m. Free. 877-210-3737. Gil Gallery, 109 W. Morehead St.

Lake Norman Covekeepers Meeting:

Guest speaker is a corporate executive with a national firm headquartered near the lake. He will address issues of water quality and respect for the environment from the standpoint of corporate as well as individual responsibility. 7 p.m. Free. 704-489-6249. www.catawbariverkeeper.org. East Lincoln Fire Department, 406 South Pilot Knob Road, Stanley.

The Haunting Hayride:

Park Avenue Properties & the Latta Equestrian Center present The Haunting; a Halloween themed hayride through the Equestrian Center's wooded trails. Other on-site activities include a kid-friendly straw maze, pony rides, cow train and bonfire marshmallow roasting. hayride is $10 for adults, $8 for children 12 and younger. Straw maze, $3; pony rides, $3; Cow train rides, $2. Marshmallow roasting, $1. 7 p.m., through Oct. 29. www.HauntedTrailLKN.com. Latta Plantation's Equestrian Center, 6201 Sample Rd., Huntersville. 704-992-1550.

Oct. 28

Project Food, Land & People:

Workshop promotes approaches to learning to help people better understand the interrelationships among agriculture, the environment and people of the world. Snacks and light refreshments will be included. Many programs require registration and have limited space available. Register by calling 311 or 704.336.7600. 9 a.m. $3. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Rd.

Creepy Crawly Celebration:

Most creatures in our world are not warm and fuzzy, but that doesn't make them any less lovable. Come see for yourself how these creatures play an important role in our environment. Live animals, touch tanks, costume contest, marshmallow roast, and trick or treating and free hot chocolate included. All ages. Free. 6 p.m. 704-598-8857. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Rd.

Oct. 29

A Walk For Education (Awfe) 2011:

The Charlotte Alumni Extension Chapter, UNC Charlotte, Johnson C. Smith University, N.C. A&T University, and N.C. State University NSBE chapters hold A Walk for Education in the underrepresented minority neighborhoods, specifically West Charlotte neighborhoods. Goal: To increase awareness of the opportunities available through education particularly in science, technology, engineering and math. 9:30 a.m. West Charlotte Recreational Center, 2400 Kendall Dr. 704-393-1560.

Zombie Run Challenge:

Sportslink is hosting a Zombie Run Challenge for charity where participants can choose to be humans racing to save mankind or flesh eating zombies searching for a "snack." Proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity and Hands on Charlotte. 10 a.m. $25 per person, live or dead. 704-499-9160. www.sportslinkus.com. Renaissance Park Golf Course, 1525 W. Tyvola Rd.

Spirit Walk at Rosedale Plantation:

Some believe former inhabitants still reside at the Rosedale and many believe they visit. Footage and audio from an investigation will be available. 6 p.m. Registration is encouraged: $15 per person. 704-335-0325. www.historicrosedale.org. Historic Rosedale, 3427 N. Tryon St.

NoDaWeen - Rocky Horror Picture Show:

Will call opens at 10 p.m., doors at 11 p.m. Costumes strongly encouraged. $7 movie ticket and prop bags will be available for purchase for $5/bag. 11 p.m. Oct. 29. $7-12. 704-358-9298. www.nodaween.com. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte.

Oct. 30

Celebration of Flight at Concord Airport:

5K run on the runway and grounds beginning at 7:30 a.m. After the race, a fly-in breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m. for just $4. Free plane rides available both days beginning 9 a.m. for youth ages 8-17. Both days will also include aircraft flybys and static displays, NASCAR show cars and aircraft, kids activities and food and merchandise. Parking $5, but includes discount coupons for area restaurants. 10 a.m. Concord Regional Airport, 9000 Aviation Blvd. NW, Concord. 704-920-5910. www.celebrationofflight.aero.

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