The UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will offer "Bugs Beware! Carnivorous Plants of the Carolinas" on Saturday, July 19.
Designed for children age 7 to 12, the workshop will focus on the what, why, where and how of carnivorous plants in the Carolinas. Prospective attendees can register for two options – a 90-minute session that includes a Venus fly-trap or the two-hour session that features hands-on construction of a 12-inch bog dish garden with Venus fly-trap, pitcher plant, sundew and bog moss.
Sessions begin at 9:30 AM and cost $15 and $35, respectively. To register, email Paula Gross with participant(s) names and workshop option; cash/checks accepted on the morning of the workshop.
Starting this summer, UNC Charlotte's Continuing Education department will offer a series of free educational events covering a variety of topics.
The Brown Bag Series begins with a seminar on Becoming Social Security Savvy on August 6 at 12:00 PM at our Center City location. The discussion's topics will include how Social Security benefits are calculated, how benefits are taxed, maximizing spousal and survivor benefits, and personal claiming decisions. Participants will come away with a clear understanding of how monthly Social Security income changes based on the age at which you claim, strategic ideas for maximizing your personal Social Security benefits, and insight on how to incorporate Social Security into a comprehensive retirement income strategy.
This is event is free and open to the public, though registration is required.