Giving campaign: Nonprofit Freedom Schools is asking for donations to support its local summer education camps for disadvantaged youth at UNC Charlotte and other locations.
Some items needed are old sheets and tablecloths, large cereal boxes, swimsuits for ages 5-14, paper and construction paper, composition notebooks, paper towels, potting soil, masking tape, glue, oatmeal and Pringles containers, and Wet Wipes.
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Sprucing up: The Keep Charlotte Beautiful Committee is taking applications for its Adopt-a-Neighborhood program. The deadline is Feb. 10 to apply for part of up to $5,000 in grants to be distributed this year.
The application deadline is Feb. 27 for the "How Does Your Garden G.R.O.?" grant for school gardens.
Plant sale: The Mecklenburg County Cooperative Extension Service is selling berry plants, flowering trees, fruit trees, shade trees and flowering shrubs.
The deadline to order is noon Feb. 24. Plants will be available for pickup March 1 and 2.
Proceeds will support local Cooperative Extension programs and scholarships to Mecklenburg youth attending 4-H summer camps and teen leadership opportunities. Visit www.ces.ncsu.edu/mecklenburg/plants/ for a list of plants available.
Film Screening: See the story of a Muslim high school senior in Detroit as he juggles his studies and a taxi business at a free screening of "The Stand," 7 p.m. Wednesday Student Union, 9201 University City Blvd.
Details: mrc.uncc.edu or 704-687-7121.