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THE FORECAST: 

Monday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Tuesday – Partly sunny, with a high near 71.  Wednesday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.  Thursday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Friday – Mostly clear, with a low around 47. (Details)

WHAT’S HAPPENING:

Monday –   There is a lot you can learn from a man took a business that started from selling products door to door from a $10 sales kit and grew it to a $35,000,000 a year company. That’s why Joe L. Dudley Sr., co-founder of the DudleyQ+ brand, is one of the world’s most sought after entrepreneurial masterminds. You are invited to learn from the business legend as the Charlotte Chapter of the Fuller & Dudley Mastermind Business Group Meeting and Expo kicks off Monday night at the Carole A. Hoefener Center. Admission is free. (Details)

Tuesday – Be more informed this election season. Local and state elections are just as important, if not more important, than the presidential election. Learn more about judicial candidates and others who are stopping by the Tuesday Morning Breakfast Forum this week at the Belmont Regional Center. Forum starts at 8:30 a.m. Coffee is provided. (Details)

Wednesday – The 2016 Fall EnrichMINT Forum, the marquee kick-off to the Mint Museum Auxiliary’s Room to Bloom Celebration, will be held Wednesday night at the Mint Museum with keynote speaker Lela Rose. Lela Rose is a New York City based fashion designer with a collection that spans a complete range of designer separates, accessories and jewelry as well as exquisitely designed bridal gowns and accessories. Lela is also well known for her love of entertaining and is the author of PRÊT-À-PARTY: Great Ideas for Good Times and Creative Entertaining. (Details)

Thursday – Share an evening of storytelling, cuisine, conversation, book signings, fine wine and laughter with five award-winning, best-selling authors during Verse & Vino at the Charlotte Convention Center. This event is a signature component of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s literary weekend. This year’s honorary event co-chairs are Katie Belk Morris, board chair of the Belk Foundation and Charles Thomas, program director of the Knight Foundation. Radio personality and author Sheri Lynch will serve as emcee.  (Details)

Friday – Help uplift the voice of boys of color and provide an environment where dreams become a reality with the Profound Gentlemen Annual Soiree at the Wadsworth House. The theme is “Our Boys are People.” The evening will feature cocktails, food, inspiring messages, and live music provided by Vance High School Brass Ensemble. (Details)