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October 24, 2012
Runway 5K This Saturday!
CLT’s Sixth Annual Runway 5K Run will be held on Saturday, October 27. Last year’s run drew close to 2,000 participants and raised more than $20,000 for LifeSpan. Runners and walkers can register now to be guaranteed t-shirts. Registration will be offered on race day, however, t-shirts are not guaranteed.
Adults and Children
October 15 – 26
Race proceeds will benefit LifeSpan’s Community Activity and Employment Transition Program (CAET). LifeSpan is a nonprofit organization that assists children and adults with developmental disabilities by providing education, employment and enrichment opportunities. Fifteen LifeSpan participants currently work at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
Register for the event here.
Pets & Pumpkins!
In honor of their one year anniversary, the Zoom Room will host a celebratory fundraiser for Animal Care & Control's (AC&C) Train to Adopt program. The event will feature refreshments, train to adopt and agility demonstrations, as well as a pet costume contest.
The Train to Adopt program focuses on the mental, behavioral and emotional health of shelter dogs. This program helps adoptable dogs spend time outside of kennels and learn basic obedience before entering into a new home. By utilizing positive reinforcement training, play time and environmental enrichment, AC&C looks to decrease canine stress and increase adoption numbers.
Saturday, October 27
6 – 8 p.m.
The Zoom Room
12239 North Community House Road
For more information about the Train to Adopt Program, visit the AC&C webpage.
Charlotte Recycles Event
The Keep Charlotte Beautiful Committee is hosting a Charlotte Recycles event on Saturday, November 10 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Tryon Street Wal-Mart. Citizens can bring documents, files and other paper to be shredded as well as drop off their old electronic items (cell phones, TV’s, printers, etc.). Participants can learn about recycling, get some cool giveaways and help the environment.
This local recycling event is part of Keep America Beautiful’ s national program, America Recycles DaySM, which is the only nationally recognized community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the county have participated in American Recycles Day to educate, promote environmental citizenship and encourage action.
Saturday, November 10
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
8180 S. Tryon Street
Visit the Neighborhood & Business Services’ webpage for more information.
Stay Safe This Halloween
While you’re out trick-or-treating or enjoying various Halloween festivities, you’re encouraged to take extra care and be aware of your surroundings. Here are a few tips to keep you safe this Halloween:
- Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
- Walk on sidewalks or paths and children under the age of 12 should always trick-or-treat with adult supervision.
- Carry flashlights and wear reflective items if you will be trick-or-treating in the dark.
- Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
- Teach children to stop only at houses or apartment buildings that are well-lit and never to enter a stranger’s home.
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
For more information on how to stay safe this Halloween, click here, or visit cmpd.org for a full list of safety tips that can be used year round.
Got Yard Waste? Prep It!
The City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services (SWS) collects leaves and other yard waste for all city residents on the same day as your garbage and recycling collection.
Use these tips to make sure you prep your yard waste correctly:
- Place yard waste at the curb by 6:30 am on your scheduled collection day.
- Place yard waste within 2 feet of the curb and at least 3 feet away from other collection items (including other yard waste) and obstacles such as mailboxes, phone poles and vehicles, etc. Do not block the sidewalk.
- Please place yard waste at the curb no sooner than the day before collection. A minimum $50 citation may be issued if you place yard waste at the curb sooner than the day before collection
Items NOT accepted:
- Dirt and rocks
- Treated lumber and wood
- Tree stumps
For more information about yard waste and recycling, visit http://curbit.charmeck.org.
Purchase CATS Passes Online
Football season is officially underway, and LYNX has the perfect pass for your game day experience. This season, purchase your LYNX Light Rail ticket online to enjoy a convenient, safe and inexpensive ride to and from every home football game. Purchasing tickets online is an easy way to avoid game day crowds and offers the opportunity to buy passes for the entire season.
Simply select the pass type and quantity, place them in your shopping cart, and you’re ready to check out. Passes can be mailed to your home or office, or can be picked up at the Charlotte Transportation Center.
Riding LYNX is cheaper than driving and parking is free at all LYNX Park and Ride locations. To purchase your LYNX tickets, visit the CATS Online Pass Store.
The GOV Channel is Your City Source
The GOV Channel brings you the latest City Source episode on Thursday, October 25 at 7 p.m. In this episode, you will see the lasting benefits of the Democratic National Convention, learn about CLT Airport’s healthy food choices, discover the importance of tree banding and see how firefighters and police officers came together to support their own.
For your convenience, you can view episodes of City Source online at www.charlottenc.gov by clicking on the GOV Channel logo.
For additional information, be sure to visit www.charlottenc.gov, or the City of Charlotte’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.
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