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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. Kushner emerged on the American art scene in the early 1970s and quickly became known for his richly textured and opulent paintings. Since the late 1980s, his artistic focus has been centered around flowers and plant forms. Kushner frequently visits botanical gardens for inspiration, often scheduling trips in order to view flowers of particular interest at their peak. 10 a.m. March 9-12, 14-19, 21-25.Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.
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"Pint for a Night":
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is hosting a two-month campaign called "Pint for a Night" to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. For each blood donation in March and April, CBCC will make a financial contribution to RMH of Charlotte. 10 a.m. Free. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. www.cbcc.us/donate.
Landlord Association monthly meeting:
Come learn about the most up-to-date information necessary for landlords. Stay informed of the current laws and regulations even if you have a property management company managing your properties. 6 p.m. Free for members, $15 for visitors. Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association (REIA), 122 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org.
Real Evangelism Conference:
First Baptist Church Indian Trail is hosting the 20th annual Real Evangelism Conference. 6:30 p.m. March 9; 10 a.m. March 10-11.FreeFree. First Baptist Church of Indian Trail, 732 Indian Trail Fairview Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005. www.fbcit.org.
Adult Exercise Classes:
Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents adult exercise classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. Walk-ins welcome. 9 a.m. $3. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
"Race to Nowhere":
"Race to Nowhere" points to the silent epidemic in our schools: cheating has become commonplace; students are disengaged; stress-related illness and depression are rampant; and many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired. 7 p.m. Providence Day School, 5800 Sardis Road, Charlotte. 704-887-7041. www.providenceday.org.
Connecting the Dots:
Learn how key biblical principles can help you live a more abundant and perhaps healthier life. 7 p.m. $10. Harrison United Methodist Church, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. 704-541-3463 ext 213. www.harrisonchurch.org.
"The Curious Savage":
The Carmel Christian School players present "The Curious Savage." Come join us for a great night of family entertainment and experience the humor and life lessons presented by "The Curious Savage," written by John Patrick. Purchase tickets online: www.carmelchristian.org. Dessert served during intermission. 7 p.m. March 10-12. $8 adults, $6 children 12 and younger. Carmel Christian School, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. 704-849-9723. www.carmelchristian.org.
Gospel Fit Dance:
This cardio workout is 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. www.gospelfitdance.com.
Class includes relaxation, sense memory, improv voice and movement, followed by scene study. 7:45 p.m. $15. 704-849-2025. Enrichment Arts Acting Program, 8300 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-849-2025. www.corlinproductions.com.
Sardis Weekday School Consignment Sale:
Great place to find deals on baby, kid, teen and maternity gear. 7 a.m. Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte. 704-366-1854. www.sardis.org.
American Girl Fashion Show:
Cherish Our Children International presents the American Girl Fashion Show to benefit COCI Children in America. The American Girl Fashion Show is a fun-filled event for girls and their families, friends and favorite dolls. Celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Refreshments and enter to win door prizes. 9 a.m. $35. The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte. 704-248-4000. www.cociagfs.org.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:
Food Addicts is a program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins at meetings. 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. March 12, 15, 19. Free. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte. 704-348-1569. www.foodaddicts.org.
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival: "Eli and Ben":
"Eli and Ben" is the touching coming-of-age story of a young boy whose carefree existence is interrupted when his father is accused of taking bribes. Eli sets out to prove his father, Ben's, innocence and along the way learns about a parent's imperfections and his own set of values. 7:30 p.m. $12. Ballantyne Village Theatre, 14815 John J Delaney Drive, Charlotte. 704-369-5100. www.charlottejewishfilm.com.
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 (RAD) System. Please register. 12 p.m. $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: "The Golem":
Don't miss the opportunity to see a silent film with live musical accompaniment. Pianist Ethan Uslan and clarinetist Gene Kavadlo provide the background music for this classic horror film based on an ancient Jewish myth. 3 p.m. $8. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejewishfilm.com.
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 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: "Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story":
Crusading newspaper publisher, Las Vegas visionary, friend to Bugsy Siegal, foe to Joseph McCarthy, Hank Greenspun's story will capture your imagination. 7 p.m. $10. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejewishfilm.com.
Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents chair yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 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 in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 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 Classes:
We welcome those in the south Charlotte area who need to learn the basics of the English language or want to improve their English speaking and writing skills. 6 p.m. March 14, 9:30 a.m. March 15. $20 (includes book, refundable after six consecutive classes). Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
Winter is winding down and the frogs at Wing Haven are beginning to wake-up from their naps. We'll learn about frogs, where they have been all winter long and make them a summer home. Ages 3-5. Registration required. 10 a.m. $10. 704-331-0664. Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Brain Balance Parent Talk:
Come to our free Parent Talk to learn more about children with neurobehavioral disorders and what our center does to help. 10 a.m. Free. Brain Balance of Charlotte, 9101-J Pineville-Matthews Road, Pineville. 704-540-6363. www.brainbalancecenters.com.
Brain health for seniors:
Learn how mild dementia affects the brain and discover games and activities to keep the brain stimulated. 2 p.m. March 16. Free. The Ivey, 6030 Park South Drive, Charlotte. 704-909-2070. www.theivey.com.