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Feb. 5

Garden Patrol: Ten Birds That Help Control Garden Pests:

Help moderate garden pests naturally with bug-eating birds. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Ages 12 and up free, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Rd. 704-598-8857.

Feb. 7

Cheryl Hicks: "Talk With You Like a Woman"

Dr. Cheryl Hicks, assistant professor of history at UNC Charlotte, brings forward the voices of black working-class women in early 20th-century New York. Attendance and parking are free. Reserve a spot by e-mailing CLAS-Event@uncc.edu or by calling. 6:15 p.m. 704-687-0085. UNC Charlotte Center City Building, 320 E. Ninth St.

Carolina Breast Friends Monthly Survivorship Meeting:

Held at The Pink House, breast cancer survivors can mix and mingle with other survivors, as well as hear guest speakers. 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7; 6:30 p.m. March 13; 6:30 p.m. April 10; 6:30 p.m. May 8; 6:30 p.m. June 12; 6:30 p.m. July 10; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14; 6:30 p.m. Sep. 11; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13; 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Free. The Pink House/ Carolina Breast Friends, 1607 East Morehead St. 704-370-7773. www.carolinabreastfriends.org

First Tuesdays @ the MeckGOP:

Mix and mingle with MeckGOP officers and leaders and learn how to get involved in the local Republican Party. 7 p.m. Feb. 7; Free. MeckGOP Headquarters, 1515 Mockingbird Lane. 704-763-3522. www.meckgop.com.

ASC Cultural Plan Community Forum:

The Arts & Science Council invites you to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. to give input on future plans for arts, science, history and heritage programs for the cultural planning process. Three meetings will be held throughout the county. 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Rd., Charlotte. 704-335-3055. www.artsandscience.org/programs-a-services/cultural-planning.

Religion Lecture:

Author Barbara Brown Taylor will speak about "Learning to Walk in the Dark: The Ancient Way of Unknowing." 7 p.m. at Davidson College, for the annual Staley Lecture. 704-894-2423. Duke Family Performance Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2135. www.davidson.edu

Holocaust Studies Lecture:

Holocaust studies lecture by Eric Steinhart, a scholar at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Steinhart will discuss "Soviet Collaborators and the Holocaust in Ukraine." 7:30 p.m. 704-894-2284. Chambers Building, Hance Auditorium, 220 D Rd., Davidson.

"Sex in the Garden," with Dr. Larry Mellichamp:

Flowers are carrying on strange-but-natural sex acts in your garden, with the aid of various insects and hummingbirds. Learn more about why flowers look and behave the way they do and why pollinating animals make the choices they do to keep the cycle of life going strong. Please pre-register. Part of Wing Haven's 2012 Winter Lecture Series. 7:30 p.m. $15. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com

Feb. 8

ASC Cultural Plan Community Forum:

The Arts and Science Council invites you to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. to give input on future plans for arts, science, history and heritage programs for the cultural planning process. Three meetings will be held throughout the county. 7 p.m. Feb. 7. Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. www.artsandscience.org/programs-a-services/cultural-planning.

Feb. 9

University City Women's Group:

Monthly meeting. Cost for lunch is $14. For reservations, contact Susan Zongker at luncheon.ucwg@gmail.com. Oasis Shrine Temple, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte.

WACC Speaker Series program with Dr. Katherine E. Bliss:

The World Affairs Council hosts Dr. Katherine E. Bliss, deputy director and senior fellow, Global Health Policy Center, at 11:30 a.m. $40 WACC members and $55 nonmembers. (Lunch will be served.) Make reservation at www.worldaffairscharlotte.org or call 704-687-7762. 11:30 a.m. Hilton Charlotte Center City Hotel, 222 E. Third St. 704-687-7762. www.charlotteworld.org.

Autism, Asperger's Support Meeting, Autism Society NC, Cabarrus County Chapter:

Meetings are 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 1030 Burrage Road NE, Concord. www.AutismCabarrus.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. Epworth United Methodist Church, 1030 Burrage Road NE, Concord.

ASC Cultural Plan Community Forum:

The Arts and Science Council invites you to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. to give input on future plans for arts, science, history and heritage programs for the cultural planning process. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. www.artsandscience.org/programs-a-services/cultural-planning.

Feb. 10

Valentine's Orchid Sale:

For sale: A variety of healthy blooming orchids, blooming cyclamen, and some select indoor plants suitable for bright to medium indoor light. Orchids priced from $15 to $40, indoor plants from $5- $20. Proceeds support greenhouse and gardens operations. 10 a.m. and also 10 a.m. Feb. 11; 1 p.m. Feb. 12; 10 a.m. Feb. 13; 10 a.m. Feb. 14. Free. UNCC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Rd. 704-687-0720. gardens.uncc.edu

Lucky in Love:

Lucky In Love - a Valentine event to raise funds for Cabarrus CARES/Kitty City - a non-profit group educating and rescuing animals. Hors d'oeuvres, music, wine bar, auctions. 6 p.m. $25 per person. 704Historic Hotel Concord, 14 Union St. North, Concord. -795-5219. www.kittycityconcord.org.

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