New series: UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South is sponsoring a series of programs on “Sports in the New South: Culture, Color and Cash.” The first event, “49ers Football: The Impact on Town and Gown,” will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at UNC Charlotte Center City. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-687-0082.
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Crime alert: Charlotte-Mecklenburg police warned Aug. 8 that there has been a recent increase in incidents related to door-to-door solicitors and home improvement contractors in the University City. In a news release, Officer Ryan Botzenmayer urged caution. For more information, email Botzenmayer at email@example.com or Officer Krista Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bus route changes: The Charlotte Area Transit System will host a public meeting Aug. 12 to share information and hear comments about proposed service changes to Routes 11 (North Tryon) and 22 (Graham Street). The meeting will be an open house format, and residents can drop in anytime 1:30-3 p.m. at Shads Landing, 5101 Prosperity Church Road.
Volunteers needed: Camp Blue Skies, a weeklong overnight camp for adults with developmental disabilities, is looking for volunteers for Oct. 5-9 and Oct. 12-16 at YMCA Camp Harrison in Boomer, about two hours north of Charlotte. Especially needed are registered nurses and pharmacists. Camp Blue Skies is a Charlotte-based nonprofit. For information and to sign up, call 704-266-2267 or visit www.campblueskies.org/volunteer.