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Sunday, Jun. 29, 2014

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June 29

ZimSculpt:

From the savannahs of Zimbabwe to its tropical mountains comes ZimSculpt, a collection of spectacular sculptures by some of the world most-renowned artists practicing Shona sculpture. 9 a.m. $12 adults; $11 seniors 60 and older; $6 children 4-12; free for garden members and children younger than 4. 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 in North and South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $20 per entry May 1-July 15; $25 per entry July 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.

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. No. 58531. 3 p.m. Included in admission. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. www.parkandrec.com.

Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops 2014:

Join conductor Albert-George Schram and tenor Frank Protone for Berlioz’s “Roman Carnival Overture,” the theme from “Rocky” and Henry Mancini’s “Pink Panther” theme among the Italian classics for an al fresco night of music at Symphony Park. 8:15 p.m. Adults $10; children younger than 18 free. Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-972-2000. www.charlottesymphony.org.

June 30

Students Saving Summer scholarship program:

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas until September have the chance to earn scholarship money 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.

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 all donations to Giving Tree Realty until July 31. Call for special drop-off or pickup times. 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 in North and South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $20 per entry May 1-July 15; $25 per entry July 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.

Co-Ed YDub Tri Club training for TRI! Ballantyne:

Join certified USAT coach Jody Frazier and coach Shelena Davis at YWCA’s Level 2 triathlon training group. You’ll be led step-by-step through swimming, biking, and running drills over an eight-week period. Prerequisites include: ability to swim the freestyle stroke 100 yards nonstop, bike 10 miles and run two miles. 7 p.m. Member price: $150 (YDub shirt included); nonmember price: $175 (YDub shirt included). YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-525-5770. www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org/fitness-center/ydub-tri-club.

July 1

Military Appreciation Month:

During July, the Billy Graham Library will recognize and honor the service of our nation’s veterans and active service members. 12 a.m. 704-401-3263. www.billygrahamlibrary.org. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org/library.

Students Saving Summer scholarship program:

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas until September have the chance to earn scholarship money 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.

Call to artists – Third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists in North and South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $20 per entry May 1-July 15; $25 per entry July 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.

First Tuesday presentation – Zimsculpt:

Joseph Croisette has been immersed in the art of Zimbabwe for 20 years. As curator and managing director of Zimsculpt, he’ll introduce the art of Shona stone sculpture and the Zimbabwean artists who will make the garden their home this summer. Bring a bag lunch. 12 p.m. Price included in garden admission. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Navy League of the U.S. – Charlotte Council:

The Charlotte Council of the Navy League of the United States will hold its bi-monthly meeting. Nonmembers should contact the council president at mach1@carolina.rr.com for information. Visit http://navyleague.org for membership information and mission statements. 7 p.m. http://nlus-charlotte.org. Panera Bread, 306 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte.

Celebrate America!:

“The Liberty Fanfare,” “Armed Forces Salute,” “This Land is Your Land,” and “America the Beautiful” are among the spirited patriotic pieces the Charlotte Symphony will celebrate for Independence Day with conductor Albert-George Schram. 8 p.m. Free. 704-972-2000. www.charlottesymphony.org. Belle Johnston Community Center, Pineville Lake Park, 1009 Johnston Drive, Pineville. 704-889-2400. www.pinevillenc.net/facilities.shtml.

July 2

Military Appreciation Month:

During July, the Billy Graham Library will recognize and honor the service of our nation’s veterans and active service members. 12 a.m. 704-401-3263. www.billygrahamlibrary.org. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org/library.

Farmers Market at Village At Robinson Farm:

Fresh vegetables, fruit, greens, herbs, plants, honey, jams, handmade soap and crafts. 9 a.m. Village at Robinson Farm, 8420 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-321-7832. www.villageatrobinsonfarm.com.

Call to artists – Third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists in North and South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $20 per entry May 1-July 15; $25 per entry July 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.

Toddler Storytime:

Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities and discover the fun of books. 11:10 a.m. 704-416-6400. Scaleybark Branch Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte. 704-529-0632. www.plcmc.org.

Preschool Storytime:

Engage preschoolers with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers. Ages 3-5. 11:45 a.m. Scaleybark Branch Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte. 704-529-0632. www.plcmc.org.

Lake Wylie evening kayak tour:

A relaxing but fun kayak tour with McDowell’s paddle guides. Learn the basics of flat-water kayaking and some of the history of the Lake Wylie area. Registration required. No. 58422. 6:30 p.m. $15. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. www.parkandrec.com.

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