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'City Walks' Connects Neighborhoods Across Charlotte

More groups of people will be out walking through Charlotte neighborhoods during May, telling stories and sharing experiences about the places they live, as part of the "City Walks" initiative.

City Walks are an effort led by PlanCharlotte.org, an online publication of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. They are funded in part with a grant from the Knight Foundation. PlanCharlotte has partnered with several community groups to help organize and lead the walks. They include the Charlotte Museum of History, the Levine Museum of the New South and various neighborhood organizations. Click here for the full schedule of walks.

City Walks organizer Mary Newsom of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute said the walks are enriching: "It’s a great way for newcomers to the city and some of the folks who have been here a long time to connect. Those connections are not always easy to make in Charlotte or in a lot of cities."

Botanical Gardens to Host Mini-concert

Bring a lunch and enjoy a live performance by a five-piece brass ensemble at noon, Friday, May 6, at the gazebo in the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens.

This one-hour mini-concert, which features musicians from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, is being held in memory of UNC Charlotte founder Bonnie Cone.