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New events website

Send your events: The Charlotte Observer is using a new website to compile events.

Events added previously do not carry over to the new site. To submit event information, go online to, click “add event” and complete the form.

The submission deadline for print is two weeks in advance of the event date.

University City

YMCA exercise and fitness: The University City YMCA has numerous exercise and fitness classes scheduled for January: cycling, high-intensity interval training, water fitness, total strength, cardio core, water arthritis exercise, Zumba, Pilates/deep stretch, hydro Pilates, noodle fun, yoga-Pilates fusion, chair yoga, cardio strength, HydroFit, Turbo Kick, Step and Strength, Cardio H2O, water athletics, tai chi for arthritis, kickboxing, Cardio Lite, cycle strength, chair fitness and more. For a schedule and details visit

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”: Ages 12-18 are invited to a free screening of the film adaptation of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” the second installment in the “Hunger Games” trilogy of books and films, 2-4:30 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Storytime Room at University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd. The movie is rated PG-13. Details: or 704-416-7200.

University Connect: A growing number of businesses are finding roles to broaden learning opportunities for 4,600 students at the four schools in Governors Village, according to University City Partners.

Rob Rogers, owner of a Chick-fil-A franchise at University Place, brought the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy to Vance High; the seven-month program of study and service projects includes weekly tutoring sessions at Nathaniel Elementary School.

Many Governors Village students come from lower-income families.

Details: University City Partners

Family story time: Bring your family out to enjoy stories, songs and movement activities that support early literacy skill development and help foster a love of books and reading in your child. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. Pajamas are welcome; 7-7:45 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Storytime Room at University City Regional Library, 301 East W.T. Harris Blvd.