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Robert Kushner: Flora Dreams:
Jerald Melberg Gallery presents Flora Dreams, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Robert Kushner. 10 a.m. March 2-5, 7-12, 14-18. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.
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The Metropolitan Opera: Nixon in China Encore:
The encore of John Adams' opera of President Nixon's 1972 encounter with Communist China. 6:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558.
Free Diabetes Screenings:
Free Diabetes Screenings. No appointment necessary. 7 p.m. Free. Kmart, 10500 Centrum Parkway, Pineville. 800-713-3301.
Adult Exercise Classes:
Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents adult exercise classes. 9 a.m. $3. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
Room with a View: :
What we can see from the windows connects us to the garden. Taimi Anderson will show you how to create a garden that links your home and the surroundings. Please register. 9:30 a.m. $20. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Runway for Rescues:
Neiman Marcus invites you Runway For Rescues to benefit the Humane Society of Charlotte. 6 p.m. $25 suggested donation. Neiman Marcus, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-442-7900. www.humanesocietyofcharlotte.org.
Kid's Consignment Sale:
The sale will feature gently used clothing, toys, furniture, baby equipment and more. Proceeds to benefit women and children's missions. 6 p.m. March 3; 9 a.m. March 4; 8 a.m. March 5. Harrison United Methodist Church, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. www.humcfaithcircle.org.
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: "An Article of Hope":
Don't miss this inspirational documentary about Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon and the tiny Torah, saved from a Nazi concentration camp, that accompanies him on the space shuttle Columbia. Tiffany Russell from NASA will speak as well. 7 p.m. Free. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejewishfilm.com.
Connecting the Dots:
Learn how key biblical principles can help you live a more abundant and perhaps healthier life. 7 p.m. March 3, 10. $10. Harrison United Methodist Church, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. 704-541-3463 ext 213. www.harrisonchurch.org.
Gospel Fit Dance:
Cardio workout designed to burn calories quickly. The choreographed intervals include high and low impacts of tae-bo, kickboxing and Latin dance moves. 7:30 p.m. $6. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1116. www.jadoreballroom.com.
Transitions is Church at Charlotte's support community for those facing separation or divorce or considering either. 8:30 a.m. $15. Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road, Charlotte. 704-364-5913. www.churchatcharlotte.org.
Food Addicts Anonymous:
Food Addicts is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from the disease of food addiction. 10:15 a.m. Free. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte. 704-348-1569. www.foodaddicts.org.
Book Signing for Brain Injury Awareness Month:
Author Elizabeth McColl, a brain injury survivor, weaves together a story of strength, courage, family support and determination as her novel heroine begins a new journey after a bicycle accident. Meet brain injury survivors and listen as they share their experiences through the journey to recovery. 1 p.m. Free. Borders Bookstore, 7836 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-752-3782.
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: "The Matchmaker":
"The Matchmaker" is an award-winning Israeli film about a teenage boy and the summer he spends working for a mysterious matchmaker. 7 p.m. $20. Ballantyne Village Theatre, 14815 John J Delaney Drive, Charlotte. 704-369-5100. www.charlottejewishfilm.com.
Charlotte Pride Band:
Join Charlotte Pride Band for a night of Broadway classics arranged for concert band. 8 p.m. $10. Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, 234 N. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-299-8384. www.charlotteprideband.org.
Women's Physical Defense Training:
Sangrock Black Belt World Taekwondo School is offering a nine-hour Women's Physical Defense Training Session using the Rape Aggression Defense System. Registration required. 12 p.m. March 6, 13. $40, $20 for second woman in the family. Sangrock Black Belt World Taekwondo School, 11030 Golf Links Drive, Charlotte. 704-847-1099. www.Sangrock.com.
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: "Berlin 36":
"Berlin 36" is a film based on a true story. Gretel Bergmann was on the way to gold in the 1936 Olympics until her dream is foiled by the Nazis who will do anything to prevent a Jew from competing for Germany. 3 p.m. $8. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejewishfilm.com.
Classical Guitar & Cello:
This third concert in the Gaudium Musicae series features classical guitarist Robert Teixeira and cellist Tanja Bechtler. 4 p.m. $8 students, $12 adults, children 12 and younger free. St. Ann Catholic Church, 3635 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-523-4641. www.stanncharlotte.org.
Women's Bible Study:
Pineville United Methodist Church invites area women to attend Experiencing God, a 13-week Bible study by Henry Blackaby that explores the will of God for our lives and how it's revealed. 5 p.m. March 6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10. $16. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: "Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story":
Don't miss this fascinating documentary, narrated by Dustin Hoffman, about the contributions Jewish major leaguers to America's favorite pastime. 7 p.m. $10. Temple Israel, 4901 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-362-2796. www.charlottejewishfilm.com.
Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents chair yoga. 10 a.m. Free. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents floor yoga classes. 5:45 p.m. $3 . Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
English as a Second Language:
We welcome those in south Charlotte who need to learn the basics of the English language or want to improve their English speaking and writing skills. 6 p.m. March 7; 9:30 a.m. March 8.$20 (includes book, refundable after six consecutive classes). Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
Rock Gardening in the South:
The talk will illustrate ways Southerners can grow rock garden-type plants as well as recommended native and non-native plants for beginner rock gardeners. Please register. 9:30 a.m. $15. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: "Circus Kids":
"Circus Kids" is a film about a troupe of American youth circus performers, the St. Louis Arches, who travel to Israel to perform with an Israeli/Arab children's circus group. 7 p.m. $5. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejewishfilm.com.