5 events that will make you a smarter Qcity resident (Jan. 22-26)

A meet-up for young professionals. A summit for tree lovers. A college financial-planning session. We've got something for every day of your workweek.

Happy Monday, Qcity.

Narrowing our list to five was difficult this week. So before we get to our Top 5 picks, here are two others we think you should know about. Both are happening on Thursday:

• Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D. Hosts Second Annual State of the District Address (Thursday) More info.

• Open House at McColl Center (Thursday) More info.

• Pride Awards 2018 – Cheers to 25 Years Day Bash & Luncheon (Friday) More info.

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MONDAY

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ULCCYP Join Week 2018
Urban League of Central Carolinas, 740 W 5th St.
Join Urban League of Central Carolinas Young Professionals for a week full of events for current and prospective members. Monday’s event will focus on “Life Skills Professional Development.” Free professional photos and speaker Ebony Marabel will present on skills related to career development and “career pathing.” More info.

TUESDAY

TreesCharlotte Summit: Saving our Canopy
Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte
TreesCharlotte has set a goal of planting 500,000 new trees to keep our air clean, our city cool and our neighborhoods beautiful. At this event, you’ll learn numerous ways for private citizens, businesses and government entities to make an impact. More info.

WEDNESDAY

24 Hours of Booty Registration Kick Off
24 Foundation, 801 E. Morehead Street, Suite 308
24 Foundation will be opening registration for its signature fundraiser – the 17th Annual 24 Hours of Booty charity non-competitive cycling and walking event — at 8 a.m. Uptown festivities will follow throughout the day. More info.

THURSDAY

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Learn How to Pay for College Without Going Broke
Sam Lerner Center at Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road
It is never too early or too late to learn more about the financial impact of college. At this free event, you will meet with experts from financial firms, colleges, and tutoring services that can help in the process. More info.

FRIDAY

Connect With Culture Day
Various locations throughout the Charlotte area
Your Opportunity to Explore Arts and Culture for Free. ASC returns with its fourth annual Connect with Culture Day and is offering the community even more ways to connect with Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s cultural community. More info.

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