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Sunday, Jun. 15, 2014

Community calendar

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June 15

Call to artists – Third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 or 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.

“Shrek the Musical”:

“Shrek the Musical” brings the kingdom of Duloc to life with a new electrifying score. 2 p.m. $12-$18. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/shrek-the-musical-2. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsnc.com/html/commcenter.html.

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.

Art exhibit opening reception – “Freedom”:

McDowell Arts Center invites the public to celebrate Father’s Day at its “Freedom” art exhibition. Meet local veterans as they share their art and meet adults with special needs who creatively paint from their hearts. 3 p.m. Free. 704-962-1868. www.matthewsfun.org. McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsartistsguild.org.

Hiking with Hounds:

Learn about dog etiquette on the trails while enjoying a hike with your beloved canine companion and a McDowell Nature Center staff member. Registration required. Course No. 58531. 3 p.m. Price included in admission. www.parkandrec.com. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224.

Summer organ recital series:

Christopher Jacobson, recently appointed organist of Duke University Chapel, will perform music of Sowerby, Bach, Dupre, Bolcom, and Vierne. Donations support the Stigall Scholarships, which provide organ lessons for high school students. 7 p.m. 704-892-4129. www.charlotteago.org. Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte. 704-376-8584. www.mpumc.org.

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. 8:15 p.m. $10. Children younger than 17 are free. Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-972-2000. www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/charlotte-symphony-summer-pops-2014.

June 16

Students Saving Summer scholarship program:

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

Day camp: Art Safari - half day, section 1:

Be inspired by works of art in the museum’s collection and/or special exhibitions and create works of art in paint, sculpture, mixed media, and movement. Registration required: 704-337-2107 or online. 8:30 a.m. Tuition: $120 members; $150 nonmembers. 704-337-2107. www.mintmuseum.org/happenings/445/day-camp-art-safari-half-day-section-1. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.

Children’s Music Camp:

A music camp for rising second- through sixth-graders at Providence United Methodist Church: Learning and performing “100% Chance of Rain,” a jazz cantata for young singers. Weeklong camp. 8:45 a.m. $75 for the week. 704-366-7442. www.providenceumc.org/worship/music-ministry/music-art-drama-camp. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-2823.

Friends of the Library fiction book sale:

Get some great summer reads at bargain prices: hardcover fiction, paperbacks, and children’s books, priced from 5 cents-$2. 9 a.m. Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill. 803-547-4114. www.yclibrary.org.

Kids Summer Paint Camp 2014:

Kids will spend the week exploring a variety of painting techniques. Individual expression is encouraged with color choices and composition. 9 a.m. $135-$150. www.cajuncanvas.com/paint-camp-2014. Cajun Canvas, a painting bayou, 11116-B S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-504-5224. www.cajuncanvas.com.

P.A.C.E. Summer Training Camp:

P.A.C.E. Summer Training Camp will focus on improving the fitness levels of student athletes. Athletes will work on agility, conditioning, speed and endurance. Boys and girls age 11-15.9 a.m. $150 per week. 704-763-9288. Coachpalmer86@yahoo.com. Community House Middle School, 9500 Community House Road, Charlotte. 980-343-0689. http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/communityhouseMS.

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 until July 31. For special drop-off or pickup times call 704-565-WISH (9474). 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 or 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.

Art Day Camps for Kids:

Kids’ art camps explore a variety of artistic techniques during a weeklong day camp. All supplies included. Registration with payment required. Ages 7-9: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Ages 10-13: 12-1:30 p.m. $300. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

YWCA Summer Splash Camps:

Campers ages 5-12 will jump into a whirlpool of water fun while enjoying time in and out of the pool. Basic swim lessons and water safety instruction, as well as games and free time. 1 p.m. Member price: $125; nonmember price: $160. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-525-5770. www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org/fitness-center/aquatics-orange-crush/108.

Day camp – Art Safari - half day, section 2:

Be inspired by works of art in the museum’s collection and/or special exhibitions and create works of art in paint, sculpture, mixed media, and movement. Registration required: 704-337-2107 or online. 1:30 p.m. Tuition: $120 members; $150 nonmembers. 704-337-2107. www.mintmuseum.org/happenings/446/day-camp-art-safari-half-day-section-2. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.

June 17

Students Saving Summer scholarship program:

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

Children’s Music Camp:

A music camp for rising second- through sixth-graders at Providence United Methodist Church: Learning and performing “100% Chance of Rain,” a jazz cantata for young singers. Weeklong camp. 8:45 a.m. $75 for the week. 704-366-7442. www.providenceumc.org/worship/music-ministry/music-art-drama-camp. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-2823.

Kids Summer Paint Camp 2014:

Kids will spend the week exploring a variety of painting techniques. Weeklong camp. 9 a.m. $135-$150. 704-504-5224. www.cajuncanvas.com/paint-camp-2014. Cajun Canvas, a painting bayou, 11116-B S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-504-5224. www.cajuncanvas.com.

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