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Sunday, Jul. 20, 2014

Community calendar

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July 20

ZimSculpt:

ZimSculpt is a collection of spectacular sculptures by some of the world most-renowned artists practicing Shona sculpture. 9 a.m. $12 adults; $11 seniors 60 or older; $6 kids 4-12; free for garden members and children younger than 4. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Fly Fishing 101:

Orvis Charlotte’s certified fishing staff will teach the essentials of casting, knot-tying and fly selection. Orvis will provide all necessary equipment. 9 a.m. Free. Orvis, 6800 Phillips Place Court, Charlotte. 704-571-6100. www.orvis.com.

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.” Opening awards reception Oct. 10. 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.

‘Aladdin Jr.’:

Based on the Disney animated film. Join us for this musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and flying-carpet rides. 2 p.m. $10-$12. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/aladdin-jr. 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-size court. Free instruction and equipment will be provided for first-time players. 3 p.m. Free. Nano Center, 624 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-849-8316. www.nanosports.co.

McDowell Craft Corner:

Join us for an afternoon of crafty fun at the McDowell Nature Center. Each program will vary with the opportunity for children to create two or more nature-inspired crafts. Registration required; No. 58551. 3 p.m. Price included in admission. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. www.parkandrec.com.

Summer organ recital series:

A service of Evensong led by the choir of the Royal School of Church Music training week. The director is Dr. Bryan Mock and the organist is Dr. David Arcus. 4 p.m. Free, donations accepted. 704-892-4129. www.charlotteago.org. Myers Park Baptist Church, Heaton Hall, 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte. www.mpbconline.org.

Ending chronic homelessness in Charlotte:

Pam Jefsen of Supportive Housing Communities and Liz Clasen-Kelly of Urban Ministry will lead a panel discussion on homelessness. 4 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, 234 N. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-366-8623. www.uuccharlotte.org.

July 21

Military Appreciation Month:

During the month of 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.

BounceBack Backpack Program:

Idlewild Family Dentistry will collect food donations for Matthews Help Center’s BounceBack Backpack Program. The program will give elementary children meals every weekend of the school year. Drop off donations at the office on Idlewild Road in Matthews. 8 a.m. 704-893-0351. Idlewild Family Dentistry, 15060 Idlewild Road, Matthews. www.idlewildfamilydentistry.com.

Students Saving Summer scholarship program:

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas until September may earn scholarship money for secondary education. Contact Kim Jones, 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 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. Giving Tree Realty, 1819 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-323-8080. www.givingtreerealty.com.

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.” Opening awards reception Oct. 10. 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.

Writing from seniors:

John Moore encourages other seniors to focus on writing about nature and other topics to keep their minds sharp and pass the time. 10:30 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

July 22

Military Appreciation Month:

During the month of 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.

BounceBack Backpack Program:

Idlewild Family Dentistry will collect food donations for Matthews Help Center’s BounceBack Backpack Program. The program will give elementary children meals every weekend of the school year. Drop off donations at the office on Idlewild Road in Matthews. 8 a.m. 704-893-0351. Idlewild Family Dentistry, 15060 Idlewild Road, Matthews. www.idlewildfamilydentistry.com.

Students Saving Summer scholarship program:

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas until September may earn scholarship money for secondary education. Contact Kim Jones, 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.

Kemba Walker Basketball ProCamp:

Join Kemba Walker for six hours of instruction and fun. Includes a limited-edition Kemba Walker basketball ProCamp T-shirt, exclusive camp team photo with Kemba Walker, authentic Kemba Walker autograph opportunity, contests and prizes. 9 a.m. . $149. 513-793-2267. www.procamps.com. Carolina Courts, 7210 Stinson Hartis Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1115. www.carolinacourts.com.

‘Aladdin Jr.’:

Based on the Disney animated film. Join us for this musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem and flying-carpet rides. 2 p.m. $10-$12. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/aladdin-jr. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsnc.com/html/commcenter.html.

Gallery exhibit – “Summer Celebrations”:

Featuring summer-themed work by Charlotte Fine Arts Gallery’s represented artists. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte.704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Your Life, Your Legacy:

This program addresses the importance of making final arrangements in advance and the steps to take. 10 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

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.” Opening awards reception Oct. 10. 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.

Pastor’s Lunch in Charlotte:

There currently are 700 kids and youths in local foster care waiting for permanent adoptive families. We’ll share how you and your church can affect the number of waiting kids in the community. Lunch will be provided. 12 p.m. Forest Hill Church, 7224 Park Road, Charlotte.

Charlotte Job Fair – sales, business development, marketing:

Meet face to face with multiple decision-makers hiring sales, business development, marketing, customer service, retail and sales management professionals across many industries. Registration required; business professional attire required. Bring at least 10-15 copies of updated resume. 6 p.m. Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte. 704-527-9650.

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