2-5 p.m. Sunday. Dolce Vita Wine Bar, 3205 N. Davidson St. 704-334-1052. dolcevitawines.com.
If you have a soup recipe that deserves a prize, enter it in Dolce’s contest. It’s free to enter, and prizes will be awarded. (All soups must arrive by 3 p.m.) If you just like soup, stop by and sample some – it’s free to taste, but money for prizes is appreciated.
Pioneer Days at Reedy Creek Nature Center
1-4 p.m. Saturday. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road. 704-432-6460. parkandrec.com.
Try your hand at old-fashioned crafts and activities. Experience quilting, rope making and butter making. Go on a brisk walk to the historic Robinson Rock House. It’s free, but call to register.
30th annual Showcase of Woodcarvings
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Marion Diehl Recreation Center, 2219 Tyvola Road. charlottewoodcarvers.com.
See 100 carvers from 10 states exhibit more than 500 carvings to be judged in three divisions and 31 categories. There will be seminars and opportunities for free basic woodcarving instruction.
Charlotte Concert Band
7 p.m. Saturday. Dana Auditorium, 1900 Selwyn Ave. charlotteconcertband.org.
Charlotte Concert Band presents “Young People’s Concert: Music Inspired by Childhood.” The concert features classical music written for and about young people.
Various hours starting Monday. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St. 704-337-2000. mintmuseum.org
Watch visiting artist Motoi Yamamoto create a temporary large-scale work out of salt in the building’s atrium over two weeks starting Monday. The community is also invited to help dismantle the saltwork at a special ceremony at 1:30 p.m. March 3. Visitors can collect salt in specially designed containers to be released back into a body of water so that it re-enters the natural cycle.