Morning in the Garden, Pineville Chili Cook-off and more!
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Wednesday, Nov. 02, 2011

Morning in the Garden, Pineville Chili Cook-off and more!

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Nov. 2

Romare Bearden: An Artist Remembers His Birthplace:

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Romare Bearden's birth, Jerald Melberg Gallery presents an exhibition of more than 40 collages, watercolors and prints. 10 a.m. through Nov. 12. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Living Healthy:

Seniors feel better and reduce their out-of-pocket costs while saving Medicare money by participating in Living Healthy classes. 12:30 p.m. Free. Tyvola Road Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Beginning Watercolor for Adults:

Students will have time to work on their paintings and have individual instructions. 3 p.m. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Nov. 3

Painting For Adults:

Lessons in watercolors or oils with artist/educator Shirley Langraf. 9:30 a.m. $18. Academy of Fine Arts, 4519 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-0199. www.academyoffinearts.org.

Morning in the Garden:

We'll use the garden as a classroom to illustrate the top performers in the autumn garden as well as the maintenance tasks that should be tackled during this busy time of the gardening year. Registration required. 9:30 a.m. $65. The Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden at Wing Haven, 348 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Arthritis Tai Chi:

2 p.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Myers Park High School Band Concert:

The Myers Park Marching Band will join the Myers Park Band Ensembles for an exciting concert of music. 6:30 p.m. Free. Myers Park High School, 2400 Colony Road., Charlotte. 704-343-5800.

Quieting the Mind:

The mind is unruly and needs discipline to teach it how to be quiet and still. This class offers simple techniques to help bring a peace of mind to your meditation practice. 7 p.m. Free. FABO Cafe, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-900-8594. www.lightlectureseries.com.

Nov. 4

Pineville Chili Cook-off:

The Men's Club from Pineville United Methodist Church is hosting a chili contest. There will be two divisions, one for individuals and one for professionals and groups. Drop by to taste chili and vote for the People's Choice Crown. $10 to enter, $5 to taste. Complete rules available at church office, 704-889-2022. 6 p.m. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Beneath the Canopy of Trees: North Carolina:

Long-time N.C. resident, Jerry Kirk, depicts some of his favorite Charlotte locales in a series of expressionistic land and cityscape paintings. Join us for the opening reception. 6 p.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Fall Juried Art Show:

Join the Guild of Charlotte Artists' Fall Juried Art Show. For rules and information visit www.guildofcharlotteartists.org. 6 p.m. Free. Matthews Presbyterian Hospital Main Lobby, 1500 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. 704-364-5334. www.guildofcharlotteartists.org.

Girls' Night Out at the Gallery:

Enjoy time with friends and create art projects. 7 p.m. $30. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

"Schoolhouse Rock Live":

With songs like "Do The Circulation," "Unpack Your Adjectives" and "Conjunction Junction," this pop culture favorite comes to life on stage. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 10-11 ; 2 p.m. Nov. 5-6, 12-13. $9-10. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

Nov. 5

Belk Fall Charity Sale Event:

Belk's Fall Charity Sale Event will benefit Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and nonprofits. In exchange for a $5 charity donation, customers receive $5 off first purchase and discounts of 20 percent to 70 percent. 6 a.m. $5. Belk at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-364-4251. www.belk.com.

President James K. Polk Birthday Celebration:

This living history event will bring back to life the Polk family of Mecklenburg County in November 1795. The site will also host the blue grass band the Flat Possum Hoppers. Stop by the craft area and have birthday cake. 10 a.m. Free. President James K. Polk State Historic Site, 12031 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. 704-889-7145. www.polk.nchistoricsites.org.

Charlotte Fine Art Festival:

Experience original artwork created by the nation's top artists. 10 a.m. Nov. 5-6. Free. Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 631-421-1590. www.paragonartevents.com.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

10:15 a.m. Free. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte. 704-348-1569. www.foodaddicts.org.

Fundraiser

The Dog Knowledge, a people and dog fitness center and social club, will celebrate its first anniversary with a fundraiser for Green Acres Animal Rescue. There will be refreshments, a silent auction, giveaways and training demonstrations. Cotswold Animal Hospital will offer micro-chipping for dogs, and dogs can get a free wash. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The Dog Knowledge, 1110 ProAm Drive, Charlotte. 704-365-1892. www.thedogknowledge.com.

Nov. 7

Silk Painting for Teens:

This four-week class is for students ages 12 to 18 who are interested in textile design. 4:30 p.m. Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28. $80. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com

Nov. 8

The Bible in China: A History of Hope and Transformation:

Get an in-depth look at Christianity inside China through interpretive panels, historical Bibles and other artifacts. 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8-12, 14-19. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

Arthritis Tai Chi:

2 p.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Alzheimer's and the Holidays:

Learn how can you help create a happy holiday for your loved one and have a holiday yourself. Registration required. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. . Free. The Ivey Adult Day Services, 6030 Park S Drive, Charlotte. 704-909-2070. www.theivey.com.

Nov. 10

Red Cross Blood Drive:

Join with Providence Country Club and the American Red Cross to help supply our blood bank. Call 704-846-8475 to make an appointment to donate. All donors will be entered into a drawing for two Delta Airlines tickets. 2:30 p.m. Providence Country Club, 6001 Providence Country Club Drive, Charlotte. 704-846-8475.

"Hamlet":

8 p.m. Nov. 10-12; 2 p.m. Nov. 13. $10, $5 for students. Hadley Theater, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte.

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