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Dine out June 18: Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg invites everyone to dine out June 18 at any of more than 87 restaurant locations to raise money for the nonprofit organization’s mission to help at-risk students in low-income Charlotte Mecklenburg schools to stay in school and graduate. Restaurants participating in the 14th annual “Dine Out For Kids” will donate a part of their gross sales that day to CIS. Corporate sponsors include Bank of America, The Charlotte Observer, HMS Host, Piedmont Natural Gas, Greater Charlotte Hospitality & Tourism Alliance and Charlotte Hospitality News. For a list of participating restaurants, visit

Book signing: Charlotte authors Jeremiah Bropleh and Julie Green will sign copies of their book, “Uncivil War: Recovering from Life as a Child Soldier,” from 1 to 3 p.m. June 22 at The Last Word, 230 East W.T. Harris Blvd. At 13, Bropleh was torn from his family and forced into military service in the bloody Liberian Civil War of 1989, according to a news release. In the book, Bropleh describes his journey,


Teachers to study: The Charlotte Teachers Institute has accepted 104 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools teachers into its professional development program. The teachers come from 15 subject areas in grades K-12 in 43 schools. They will work with faculty from Davidson College and UNC Charlotte in a long-term effort that will challenge them to explore content areas and expand their own ideas for new curriculum, with guidance from the faculty, according to a news release.

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