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Sunday, Jun. 08, 2014

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  • JUNE 8: Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops 2014

    Join the Charlotte Symphony for its annual Summer Pops concerts at Symphony Park four Sundays in June. Low lawn chairs, such as beach chairs, are allowed; The seat cannot be higher than nine nches from the ground. A designated accessible-seating area is at the top of the hill to accommodate audience members in wheelchairs or those who cannot sit in a low lawn chair or directly on the ground due to physical limitations. 8:15 p.m. $10; children younger than 17, free. Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-972-2000. www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/charlotte-symphony-summer-pops-2014.

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June 8

Call to artists – Third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 and older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $20 per entry May 1-June 15; $25 per entry June 16-Aug. 23. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

2014 Reebok Classic Run – Charlotte:

2014 Reebok Classic Run – Charlotte. 12 p.m. Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-337-2200. www.queens.edu.

Murphy’s Dirty 30 Habitat Mud Volleyball Tournament:

In its eighth year, the Habitat Mud Volleyball Tournament has become one of Charlotte’s landmark summer events. All profits benefit Habitat For Humanity. 1 p.m. Team fee (six players): $240. Arysley Town Center, Ayrsley Town Blvd, Charlotte. 704-499-9160. www.habitatmudvolleyball.org.

Cookie cutters presentation:

A talk on the history of cookie cutters and the great hobby of collecting them will presented. 2:15 p.m. 704-218-6546. Union West Regional Library, 123 Unionville Indian Trail Road W, Indian Trail. 704-821-7475. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Pickleball:

There will be an open court for adults (college-age and older) for those willing to try a new sport and for seasoned players. The game is played with a wiffle ball and hard paddle on a badminton sized court. Free instruction and equipment will be provided. 3 p.m. Free. Nano Center, 624 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-849-8316. www.nanosports.co.

Wine-tasting event:

The Lower Providence Community House women’s club is pleased to host Catherine Rabb, an associate instructor at Johnson & Wales College of Culinary Arts and a Charlotte Observer columnist, as its guest speaker. Reservations recommended: email pkerr@carolina.rr.com or call. 3 p.m. $10 at the door. The Lower Providence Community House, 9735 Community House Road, Charlotte. 704-905-8334. www.lowerprovidencelogcabin.org.

Summer Organ Recital Series:

Samantha Koch, organist at Providence United Methodist Church, performs. Donations support the Stigall Scholarships, which provide organ lessons for high school students. 7 p.m. 704-892-4129. www.charlotteago.org. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-2823.

Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops 2014:

Join the Charlotte Symphony for its annual Summer Pops concerts at Symphony Park four Sundays in June. Low lawn chairs, such as beach chairs, are allowed; The seat cannot be higher than nine inches from the ground. A designated accessible-seating area is at the top of the hill to accommodate audience members in wheelchairs or those who cannot sit in a low lawn chair or directly on the ground due to physical limitations. 8:15 p.m. $10; children younger than 17, free. Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-972-2000. www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/charlotte-symphony-summer-pops-2014.

June 9

Students Saving Summer scholarship program:

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with Carolina Community Blood Center between June and September have the chance to earn scholarship money for their secondary education. Contact Kim Jones at 704-972-4727 or at KLJones@cbcc.us. 8 a.m. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Idlewild Family Dentistry Food Drive:

Idlewild Family Dentistry is partnering with Matthews Help Center to feed the needy. Drop off canned-good donations to support the Food Pantry Program at Matthews Help Center. For more information visit www.idlewildfamilydentistry.com/dentistry/help-us-feed-our-community-donate-to-matthews-help-centers-food-pantry. 8 a.m. Free. 704-893-0351. idlewildfamilydentistry.com. Idlewild Family Dentistry, 15060 Idlewild Road, Matthews. www.idlewildfamilydentistry.com.

Cell Phones For The Troops:

Donate used cellphones and electronics to Giving Tree Realty’s Cell Phones For The Troops Community Drive to support Giving Tree Charities. Bring donations to Giving Tree Realty through July 31. Drop-off times are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 a.m. 704-565-9474. www.givingtreerealty.com. Giving Tree Realty, 1819 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-323-8080.

Call to artists – third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 and older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $20 per entry May 1-June 15; $25 per entry June 16-Aug. 23. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

A Time to Garden:

Stop by on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and noon for a garden-themed craft and a sip of lemonade. 10 a.m. Price included in admission. Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

WOP: Works On Paper:

Jerald Melberg Gallery presents a second group exhibition that illustrates the long history and modern diversity of works of art on paper. 10 a.m. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Fizz, Boom, Read Kick-Off:

Create a spark and explore the wild and wonderful world of science! Pick up vacation reading materials and enjoy fun activities. Join us for hands-on science experiments and make a thaumatrope to take home. Ages 11 and younger. 11 a.m. Lake Wylie Public Library, 185 Blucher Cirle, Lake Wylie. 803-831-7774. www.yclibrary.org.

A Support group for Alzheimer’s caregivers:

If you care for a loved one younger than 65 with younger-onset Alzheimer’s or dementia, this facilitated group provides emotional support, new friendships, information and resources. Reservations requested. Care for loved ones is available during the meeting with advance notice. 12 p.m. Free. The Ivey Memory Care Day Center, 6030 Park S Drive, Charlotte. 704-909-2070. www.theivey.org.

June 10

Students Saving Summer scholarship program:

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with Carolina Community Blood Center between June and September have the chance to earn scholarship money for their secondary education. Contact Kim Jones at 704-972-4727 or at KLJones@cbcc.us. 8 a.m. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Idlewild Family Dentistry Food Drive:

Idlewild Family Dentistry is partnering with Matthews Help Center to feed the needy. Drop off canned-good donations to support the Food Pantry Program at Matthews Help Center. For more information visit www.idlewildfamilydentistry.com/dentistry/help-us-feed-our-community-donate-to-matthews-help-centers-food-pantry. 8 a.m. Free. 704-893-0351. idlewildfamilydentistry.com. Idlewild Family Dentistry, 15060 Idlewild Road, Matthews. www.idlewildfamilydentistry.com.

Birding Walk:

Stroll through the garden, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds observe nesting patterns and establish basis for bird counts. Bring binoculars. 9 a.m. Price included in admission. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Call to artists – Third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 and older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $20 per entry May 1-June 15; $25 per entry June 16-Aug. 23. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

WOP: Works On Paper:

Jerald Melberg Gallery presents a second group exhibition that illustrates the long history and modern diversity of works of art on paper. 10 a.m. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Gallery Exhibit: “It’s Life, Still”:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery’s “It’s Life, Still” features award-winning North Carolina oil painter Frankie Denton. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Emergency Room 101:

The medical director for Carolinas HealthCare System discusses emergency-room etiquette, when to use the emergency room, when to use an urgent-care facility, fall-prevention and diabetes risk assessments. 10:30 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

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