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Sunday, Jul. 27, 2014

Community calendar

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July 27

ZimSculpt:

ZimSculpt is a collection of spectacular sculptures by some of the world’s most-renowned artists practicing Shona sculpture. This summer more than 100 sculptures will be on exhibition at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 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.

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. $25 per entry. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

‘Aladdin Jr.’:

Based on the Disney animated film, this musical will transport you to Agrabah, city of enchantment, where we’re about to begin the fantastic tale of the street rat who became a prince. 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. 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.

Urban adaptation of raptors:

Taylor Piephoff, local naturalist and bird expert who also writes a weekly olumn in the Charlotte Observer, will be the speaker at the Lower Providence women’s club. The nesting habits of hawks and owls in our urban area is the topic. 3 p.m. $10. The Lower Providence Community House, 9735 Community House Road, Charlotte. 704-905-8334. www.lowerprovidencelogcabin.org.

Hiking with Hounds:

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

Listen, Look & Learn in the Garden:

“Listen, Look & Learn in the Garden” is a free series of fun educational programs for preschool children age 4-5, presented by Mecklenburg Master Gardeners. Each program includes a story, a nature activity and a guided walk related to the day’s topic. 3 p.m. Free; register online in advance. Freedom Park Demonstration Garden, Cumberland Ave. and Lilac Ave., Charlotte. 704-366-4011. www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org.

The Heritage Quartet - Sunday Night Gospel Sing:

6 p.m. Love offering. Trinity Baptist Church, 2009 W. Arrowood Road, Charlotte. 704-527-2248. www.theheritagequartet.com.

July 28

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.

Fall 2014 tennis registration:

Tennis lessons range in age and ability. 7 a.m. Cost varies. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejcc.org/webpage-directory/sports/tennis. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. www.charlottejcc.org.

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 donations at the office on Idlewild Road in Matthews. www.idlewildfamilydentistry.com/dentistry/idlewild-family-dentistry-announces-bounceback-backpack-program. 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 have the chance to earn scholarship money for their 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. Giving Tree Realty, 1819 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-323-8080. www.givingtreerealty.com.

Club Scientific summer day camps – Camp Deep Space:

Campers age 9-14 go to the edge of the universe on a mission to make a distant planet habitable for humans. Videos/animations help them build and learn programming, tackle building challenges and hone their robotic and project-planning skills. Each camper constructs and launches two Estes Rockets and will take them home. 9 a.m. $295. British American School of Charlotte, 7000 Endhaven Lane, Charlotte. 704-566-9001. www.southcharlotte.clubscientific.com.

Club Scientific summer day camp – Camp Cosmos:

Campers age 6-8 race across the Milky Way with several astronomy projects. Campers will build and launch their own rocket. 9 a.m. $245. British American School of Charlotte, 7000 Endhaven Lane, Charlotte. 704-566-9001. www.southcharlotte.clubscientific.com.

Club Scientific summer day camp – Camp Little Robot Inventor:

Campers age 6-8 get an introduction into the world of robotics. Campers learn about the six simple machines and how they are incorporated into more complex machines. 9 a.m. $245 plus $45 lab fee. British American School of Charlotte, 7000 Endhaven Lane, Charlotte. 704-566-9001. www.southcharlotte.clubscientific.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.” 10 a.m. $25 per entry. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Meck Teens Camp:

Meck Teens Summer Camp provides activities designed to educate, build confidence and character, and encourage healthy choices. Ages 12-17. Contact NaomiDrenanRecreationCenter@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-432-5231. No. 10576 1 p.m. $65. Naomi Drenan Recreation Center, 750 Beal St., Charlotte.

Elite Skills and Drills basketball camp:

A complete basketball training program for athletes serious about improving their skills. Ages 8-12. Contact Sugaw Creek Recreation Center at SugawCreekRecreationCenter@MecklenburgCountyNC.Gov or 704-336-76551 p.m. $25. Winget Recreation Site, 12235 Winget Road, Charlotte.

July 29

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.

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 donations at the office on Idlewild Road in Matthews. www.idlewildfamilydentistry.com/dentistry/idlewild-family-dentistry-announces-bounceback-backpack-program. 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 have the chance to earn scholarship money for their 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.

Gallery exhibit – “Summer Celebrations”:

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

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