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The Charlotte Economy: Regional Strength As An Economic Growth Strategy Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Government Center, 600 East 4th St., meeting chamber, www.votemeckdem.org.

Uptown Democratic Forum Kay Hagen Thursday, Oct. 2, 12:15 p.m., Levine Museum of the New South, 200 East 7th St., www.votemeckdem.org.

Housing in Charlotte: Strategies to Create and Maintain Affordable Housing Thursday, Oct. 2, 6:45 p.m., Government Center, 600 East 4th St., meeting chamber, www.votemeckdem.org.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority forum For all candidates Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., 2613 Hutchinson McDonald Road, 704-361-8109, www.votemeckdem.org.

CATS budget input Tuesday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial United Methodist Church, 4012 Central Ave., www.charmeck.org.

WFAE's Politics Unplugged Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Discovery Place, Wachovia Science Theatre, 301 North Tryon St., free, registration required at www.wfae.org.

Col. Ann Wright, peace activist Thursday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Piedmont Unitarian-Universalist Church, 9704 Mallard Creek Road, davisxyz@hotmail.com or 704-499-3918.

Mecklenburg Evening Republican Women's Club Rep. Sue Myrick speaker, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Captain Steve's Seafood Restaurant, 8517 Monroe Road, www.meckgop.com.

Peace Vigils Every Wednesday 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Corner of Hawthorne Lane and 7th Street as well as corner of Queens and Providence roads. 704-641-9463.

Charlotte City Council workshop First Monday of the month. 5 p.m. Government Center, 600 East 4th St., Room 267. Citizens' Forum begins at 7:30 p.m., www.charmeck.org.

Charlotte City Council business Second Monday of the month. 5 p.m., dinner/briefing, Room 267. 7 p.m. business meeting, chamber. Government Center, 600 East 4th St., www.charmeck.org.

Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners Regular meeting first and third Tuesdays of the month. 5 p.m., dinner/briefing, Room 267. 7 p.m., business meeting, chamber. Government Center, 600 East 4th St., www.charmeck.org.

Please e-mail civic and political events to karen.shugart@creativeloafing.com.

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