BallantyneBook club: The next Ballantyne Book Club Meeting will be held at 5:45 p.m. Jan. 30. The book to be discussed is “Naked” by David Sedaris. The club meets at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne. The club will be either in the bar area or the conference room past the bar. Seating is limited.. Scotch tasting: The Scotch Society of Ballantyne will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 26 to explore the flavors of Glenmorangie. Cost is $40 per person, and reservations are required. Call 704-248-4100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Art school: Registration for the Ballantyne Preschool of the Arts begins on Feb. 1 for YMCA members and Feb. 15 for the community. The school for ages 3 to 5 is located in the Ballantyne Corners Shopping Center at North Community House Road and Ballantyne Commons Parkway. For information, email email@example.com.
Pineville Meat raffle: The Pineville Police Department has announced a 2013 winter meat raffle sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police Red River Lodge 36. Tickets are available for $2. The winner receives approximately 100 pounds of meat cut to their specification from Guillory’s Meats. Winner will be announced March 1. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Mosaic art: Charlotte mosaic artist Carol Turtness Newman is offering a class for adult and teenage novice mosiac art students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Civic and Cultural Arts Center of Pineville, 316 Main St. Students will create a mosaic using cut glass tile, become familiar with cutting tile, how to use adhesive and grouting. Wear appropriate clothing for a messy project. Bring lunch or money for lunch break. Class limit is $10. Cost is $65 for members, $75 for nonmembers plus a $15 material fee. Register at www.ccacpineville.org or call Newman, 704-608-8373.
Providence College admissions: The Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, is sponsoring “Demystifying the College Application Process” from 2 to 5:15 p.m. Feb. 10. The event will feature a keynote address on how colleges make decisions. Regional college application professionals will lead seminars on narrowing choices, making the most of college visits, financial aid, lowering the cost of college, the college essay, application tips, testing requirements and more. Registration for ninth, 10th and 11th graders and their families is open through Feb. 10 with limited seating. $120 per family before Jan. 31; $140 per family after Jan. 31, 704-366-5007 or visit collegeadmissions101.org.
Myers Park Spring musical: Myers Park High School is seeking adult volunteers to help prepare for its spring musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” which will run in March. The school needs volunteers who can do the following with the time frames noted: scenery design from both artistic and architectural perspectives in late January to early February; scenery construction and transportation of lumber in late February to early March; help with designing and focusing theatrical lights in late February and setting up microphones for performances, helping train students to run sound and marketing the performances in March. Contact Caitlin Cornwell at email@example.com.
South Charlotte Scout fundraiser: Boy Scouts of America Troop 33 at Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road, will hold their annual barbeque fundraiser on Super Bowl weekend, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Feb. 1 and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Feb. 2. Troop 33 was founded 70 years ago, and has produced more than 150 Eagle Scouts. All proceeds go to support the ongoing activities of Troop 33, including an annual community service project and scouting scholarships. Plates ($8) and sandwiches (3 for $7) are available Feb. 1 only; bulk barbeque (1 pound for $10) and brunswick stew (1 quart for $9) are available both days. Pre-orders can be placed by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-996-0391. Coaching call: All locations of the Greater YMCAs of Charlotte are seeking volunteer coaches for sports, swim and play.Each team will practice one hour on one night a week. The sports director will work with volunteers to make sure each coach has a practice on a convenient night and time. There will also be a one-hour game each Saturday. Details: www.ymcacharlotte.org. Fitness challenge: All YMCA members in Charlotte are invited to take part in a Stay Healthy Fitness Challenge. The challenge is free for YMCA members and runs Feb. 11-April 8. Participants will complete four days of physical activity each week for eight weeks. Visit member services at a branch for details