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CMPD Training: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is offering high school students a week of training at the CMPD Training Academy at the Police Academy, 1770 Shopton Road. The week-long camp includes a hands-on course with team building exercises, crime scene investigation, criminal investigation, defense tactics, physical fitness activities and demonstrations. There will be two sessions, the week of July 8 and the week of Aug. 12. Teens must be Mecklenburg County residents, at least 14 years old, have had no arrests or out-of-school suspensions, and must maintain a “C” average or better. Students must provide their own transportation and lunch. To request an application, call Officer Tom Allen at 704-432-0432.

Veterans golf tournament: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Park and Recreation Department will hold The Veterans and Reservists Golf Classic 8 a.m. June 27 at the Sunset Hills Golf Course, 800 Radio Road. Entry is free for all active and retired members of the military. Free lunch will be provided by Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse. The registration deadline is June 14. You can register online at


Shredding event: City Council member Michael Barnes will host a free shredding event 9 a.m.-noon June 8 at Smokey Bones BBQ and Grill, 8760 J.M. Keynes Road. Residents should limit their material to three banker boxes so the shredder vendor, Cintas, can accommodate everyone. Materials in folders and with staples can be shredded.

Blue Line Extension meeting: The Charlotte Area Transit System will host a public meeting 6 p.m. May 30 at the Sugaw Creek Presbyterian Church, 101 W. Sugar Creek Road. The discussion will cover the Blue Line Extension light rail and the construction that will begin this summer. Demolition and utility relocation will begin in June.

Dance performance: The UNC Charlotte College of Arts and Architecture will present “Deep Water: The Murder Ballads,” a trio of dance pieces, at 8 p.m. May 31 in the Knight Theater at the Levine Center for the Arts, 430 S. Tryon St. The performances are choreographed by UNCC Professor E.E. Balcos and are based on three 19th century North Carolina murder ballads, which are historical narrative folksongs that chronicle true crimes. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at