Fall plant sale: Central Piedmont Community College’s Horticulture Technology program invites everyone to its annual fall plant sale, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 and from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 21, featuring an array of vegetables, herbs, pansies, violas, perennials and shrubs for sale. All proceeds will benefit the Horticulture Technology program at CPCC. To view the complete list of items for sale, visit www.cpcc.edu/horticulture/CPCCFallSalePlantInventory2013.pdf. The sale will be at the CPCC Cato Campus greenhouse, 8120 Grier Road, Charlotte. Admission is free and open to theh public. Free parking is available. Details: 704-330-4826. For directions to the Cato Campus, visit www.cpcc.edu/campuses/cato/directions.
Nursing award: Allison Burfield, PhD., R.N., an assistant professor at UNC Charlotte, is one of just 12 nursing educators from across the United States to win a highly competitive grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Nurse Faculty Scholars program this year. Burfield will receive a three-year, $350,000 award to promote her academic career and support her research. The Nurse Faculty Scholar award is given to junior faculty members who show outstanding promise as future leaders in academic nursing. To receive the award, scholars must be registered nurses who have completed a research doctorate in nursing or a related discipline and who have held a tenure-eligible faculty position at an accredited nursing school for at least two and no more than five years.
For her research project, Burfield plans to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention to assess and treat pain in older adults suffering with dementia. The study’s findings could provide important information on how to improve pain assessment and treatment, improve socialization, reduce the risk of falls and injury, and improve the overall quality of life of those residing in long-term care.
Prosperity Church: Friends of Prosperity Church have proposed the Prosperity Church Cemetery and Grounds for the honor of being designated a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmark. They are asking for help in supporting this effort to recognize the historic value of the 225-year-old property. The community and especially the members of the congregation are invited to join with others of the Mecklenburg area to participate and show their respect for these consecrated grounds. Please send a card or note to Save Prosperity Church Cemetery at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission at 2100 Randolph Road, Charlotte, N.C., 28207 or use the specially designated email address: Mary Dominick, firstname.lastname@example.org]
Candidates forum: The North East Coalition and Derita-Statesville Road Community Organization will have a candidates forum on Sept. 15 at the Derita Presbyterian Church, 2230 Sugar Creek Road West, Charlotte. While all candidates are invited, only those who won their primary and advanced to the general election will speak. For more information call Jack at 704-622-6995.