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Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

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  • OCT. 27: Bootanical Bootanical returns for its fourth year with an outdoor botanical marketplace featuring artists whose work features plants, gardens, nature and the environment to inspire their creations.9 a.m. Members and children younger than 4 are free; adults $12; seniors 60 or older $10; children 4-12 $6. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

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Oct. 27

Book Drive to support J.H. Gunn Elementary:

Eastside Church is collecting new and gently used books for children in grades kindergarten through five for J.H. Gunn Elementary. Drop off books anytime in the barrels in front of the church. 8 a.m. www.eastsidechurch.tv. Eastside Church, 10132 Harrisburg Road, Charlotte.

‘Fall with a Flourish’:

Piles of pumpkins and mounds of mums will greet the visitor as Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden celebrates “Fall with a Flourish” beginning in October. Families can celebrate during the evening at Bug Ball, or enjoy the weekend at Bootanical which now features a unique botanical marketplace. 9 a.m. Members and children younger than 4 are free; adults $12; seniors 60 or older $10; $6 children 4-12. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Bootanical:

Bootanical returns for its fourth year with an outdoor botanical marketplace featuring artists whose work features plants, gardens, nature and the environment to inspire their creations.9 a.m. Members and children younger than 4 are free; adults $12; seniors 60 or older $10; children 4-12 $6. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Charlotte 2013 Great Amazing Race:

A fun obstacle/adventure race modeled after television’s“The Amazing Race.” Qualify for National Champ Race and a $2,000 prize. 11 a.m. Registration for team of two people $40. 513-518-0528. Jack Hughes Park, 198 Reid Lane, Pineville. www.GreatAmazingRace.com.

Pumpkin Patch:

Indian Trail United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch is a great place for families to visit, purchase pumpkins, gourds, take photos and enjoy other fall festivities. 12 p.m. Prices of the pumpkins vary. Trail United Methodist Church, 113 Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail. 704-821-7273. www.itumc.org.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’:

A nerdish florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. 2 p.m. $17. www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/little-shop-of-horrors. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsnc.com/html/commcenter.html.

Trunks & Treats:

Join us for a safe night of family fun. Trunks filled with treats, games, inflatables, hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, family photo area and lots more. 5 p.m. Free. 803-547-2051. www.fbcfm.com. First Baptist Church Fort Mill, 121 Monroe White St., Fort Mill.

‘Totally ’80s, Totally Murder’:

The Murder Mystery Company, the nation’s No. 1 interactive theater troupe, presents its award-winning “Totally ’80s, Totally Murder.” 5 p.m. Tickets $60 per person. Mention this ad and get tickets for $45 each. 888-643-2583. www.grimprov.com/Murder-Mystery-Dinner-Charlotte. South Charlotte Banquet Center, 9009 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte. 704-341-3312. www.southcharlottebanquetcenter.com.

Retro Horror Film Series at Ayrsley Grand:

Featuring “The Shining,” “A Nightmare on Elm St.” “The Exorcist” and “Halloween.” 7 p.m. $5. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com.

Oct. 28

Toys For Military Families In Need:

Help Giving Tree Realty this holiday season by donating to Toys For Military Families In Need Community Drive to support Operation Homefront Carolinas. Come by Giving Tree Realty until Dec. 31 to donate toys. 9 a.m. 704-565-9474. Giving Tree Realty, 1819 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-323-8080. www.givingtreerealty.com.

J. Bardin and Ramon Urban:

Jerald Melberg Gallery presents paintings by Jesse Redwin Bardin and wood constructions by Ramon Urban. 10 a.m. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Pumpkin Patch:

Indian Trail United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch is a great place for families to visit, purchase pumpkins, gourds, take photos, and enjoy other fall festivities. 11 a.m. Prices of the pumpkins vary. Indian Trail United Methodist Church, 113 Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail. 704-821-7273. www.itumc.org.

GED class:

Weekly GED classes. 6 p.m. Free. Union United Methodist Church, New Town Road, Wesley Chapel. 704-843-1603. www.unionumc.net.

‘Halloween’ – 35th Anniversary:

7 p.m. Charlotte Crownpoint, 9630 Monroe Road, Charlotte. 704-847-2031. www.carolinacinemas.com.

Retro Horror Film Series at Ayrsley Grand:

Featuring “The Shining,” “A Nightmare on Elm St.” “The Exorcist” and “Halloween.” 7 p.m. $5. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com.

Movie Night:

7 p.m. Oct. 28. Nations Family Health, 1730 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews.

Carolinas Wind Orchestra ‘Music of the Night’:

The Carolinas Wind Orchestra will present “Music of the Night.” The Cuthbertson High School Band will also perform. 7:30 p.m. Free. www.carolinaswindorchestra.org. Cuthbertson High School Auditorium, 1400 Cuthbertson Road, Waxhaw.

Oct. 29

Senior chair yoga:

Weekly senior chair yoga. 9:30 a.m. Free. Union United Methodist Church, New Town Road, Wesley Chapel. 704-821-1603. www.unionumc.net.

J. Bardin and Ramon Urban:

Jerald Melberg Gallery presents paintings by Jesse Redwin Bardin and wood constructions by Ramon Urban. 10 a.m. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Baxter’s Bunch Playhouse Spooktacular:

Dress up in your favorite costume and travel through our treasure hunt. Lots of fun activities and a coloring contest for your little one. 4 p.m. Free for the first 50 children. Baxters Bunch Playhouse, 1504 Carolina Place Drive, Fort Mill. 803-802-KIDS (5437). www.baxtersbunch.com.

Monster Mash:

Come to the library for a spooktacular event, filled with bone-chilling games, creepy crafts and eerie refreshments. Prizes awarded for costumes. Sixth- to 12th-graders. Call to register. Limit 25. 5 p.m. Free. Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill. 803-547-4114. www.yclibrary.org.

Matthews Historical Foundation community meeting:

Patti Proctor, costumed storyteller and re-enactor, will present “Halloween’s Past.” She will discuss the origin of Halloween, past customs and traditions. 6:30 p.m. $3 guests; free for MHF members. 704-847-8763. www.matthewshistoricalfoundation.org. Matthews Women Club, 208 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-849-5063. www.matthewswomen.org.

Retro Horror Film Series at Ayrsley Grand:

Featuring “The Shining,” “A Nightmare on Elm St.” “The Exorcist” and “Halloween.” 7 p.m. $5. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com.

‘Totally ’80s, Totally Murder’:

The Murder Mystery Company, the nation’s No. 1 interactive theater troupe, presents its award-winning “Totally ’80s, Totally Murder.” 5 p.m. Tickets $60 per person. Mention this ad and get tickets for $45 each. 888-643-2583. www.grimprov.com/Murder-Mystery-Dinner-Charlotte. South Charlotte Banquet Center, 9009 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte. 704-341-3312. www.southcharlottebanquetcenter.com.

Oct. 30

J. Bardin and Ramon Urban:

Jerald Melberg Gallery presents paintings by Jesse Redwin Bardin and wood constructions by Ramon Urban. 10 a.m. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Farmers Market at Village at Robinson Farm:

Fresh local fruit and vegetables, herbs, plants, honey, cheese, eggs, bread and more. 12 p.m. www.villageatrobinsonfarm.com. Village at Robinson Farm, 8420 Rea Road, Charlotte.

Art classes for veterans:

Free “ART for Veterans” classes. Veterans are invited to register for painting and drawing classes. Classes, supplies and membership to Matthews Artists Guild will be gifted. 2 p.m. Free. www.matthewsfun.com. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsnc.com/html/commcenter.html.

Annual Fall Festival:

Candy, food, games, contests and more. 6:30 p.m. Free. FS Monroe, 1214 N. Rocky River Road, Monroe. 704-635-7600. www.fsmonroe.org.

‘The Phantom of the Opera’:

“The Phantom of the Opera” 1924 film with organ accompaniment. Robert P. Ridgell, organist. 7 p.m. Free. 347-949-1164. www.christchurchcharlotte.org/www/docs/272.162#beauty. Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-333-0378.

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