MatthewsPainting classes: Try an oil and acrylic class at The Levine Senior Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 15 through Feb. 19. Cost is $55 for members; $65 for nonmembers. Call 704-846-4654. Technology try: The Matthews Community Center will offer Technology Learning Day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 12. Support will be offered for Mac OS & Windows users, including MS Office, Internet usage, digital photography and movies, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, software for backing-up, Quicken, networking and general how-to advice. Call 704321-7275.
SouthPark PSAT practice: Participate in a practice PSAT exam at the Morrison Regional Library at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Then attend the Learn How to Improve your Scores seminar to learn success secrets. Recommended for eighth to 10th grade students. Registration is required as sessions fill up quickly. Visit www.plcmc.lib.nc.us.
South Charlotte Exchange students: Twenty high school French students will visit East Mecklenburg High School Feb. 9-20, and need host homes. They shadow your student during the day. You do not need to speak French to be a host family. The school will match age, gender and interests. Contact Diane Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charlotte Free ornaments: Visitors can help undecorate the NASCAR Hall of Fame beginning Dec. 26 at the third annual UnDeck the Hall. Choosing from a display of Christmas trees in the Great Hall, each guest can take home one NASCAR-themed item until all are gone. The trees are decorated with autographed souvenirs and memorabilia, NASCAR-themed ornaments, die cast cars and secret surprises. Details: www.nascarhall.com.
Olde Providence Windyrush memberships: Windyrush, a private swim and tennis club in the South Charlotte neighborhood of Olde Providence is seeking members. The facility features six tennis courts, a pool, swim team, summer camps and snack bar. You do not need to live in Olde Providence to join. Details: email@example.com. Compiled by Kathleen Conroy