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Beginner to Intermediate Drawing Classes:
Learn to translate three-dimensional objects onto two-dimensional surfaces. Weekly two-hour sessions. To enroll contact Holt McLean, firstname.lastname@example.org. 6 p.m. $150 per month. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
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Domestic violence speaker series:
Rabbi Michael Shields of Lake Norman Jewish Congregation in Davidson to discuss how human service professionals can respond when faith is brought into the counseling and service planning session. Hosted by United Family Services. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. United Family Services, 9624 Bailey Road, Suite 290, Cornelius. Kathryn Firmin-Sellers, 704-808-4750.
"Ellipsis and Parentheses":
Exhibit of new works by artist Eric Hurtgen; style reflects his background in electronic artwork, graphic design and black-and-white photography. 11 a.m. March 5, March 9-12, March 16-19; noon March 6-7, March 13-14, March 20-21. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Cross Canadian Ragweed & Reckless Kelly:
Alt-country/Southern rock. 9 p.m. March 5. $20. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Winter Tailgate Market:
Farmers sell winter and early spring produce, pastured meats and cheeses, baked breads, cakes, pies, prepared dishes. 9 a.m. March 6, 20, April 3, 17. Davidson Farmers Market, Main St./N.C. 115, Davidson. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.
Art of the Blacksmith:
19th-century blacksmiths on grounds providing demonstrations. 10 a.m. March 6-7. Included in site admission. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 2000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.
For beginners and those who want gentle yoga practice. 6 p.m. March 8 and 15. $52 Huntersville residents; $62 others. Lake Norman Charter Middle School, 12435 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-766-2220. www.huntersville.org.
Writing for Magazines Workshop:
How to develop ideas for articles, break into a publication, work with an editor, write a query letter, sell yourself as a writer. To register contact email@example.com. 10 a.m. March 9, 16 and 23. $110. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-859-5930. www.warehousepac.com.
Thodos Dance Chicago at Davidson:
Critically acclaimed company to perform varied evening of dance created by choreographers Bob Fosse and Melissa Thodos. Includes Fosse Trilogy: Mexican Breakfast, Cool Hand Luke, Tijuana Shuffle. Reserved tickets $20. 8 p.m. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College. 704-894-2135.
Robert Earl Keen
Keen's balance between story-portraits and raucous fun influenced early alt-country musicians. 8 p.m. 11. $26. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Famed independent songwriter who calls herself the Little Folksinger to perform. Erin McKeown opens. 8 p.m. $35. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Prom Dress Distribution:
United Way of Lincoln County's Teen Board to distribute free prom dresses; no questions asked. 10 a.m.-noon. United Way office, 211 W. Water St., Lincolnton. Stop by if you or someone you know needs a prom dress. www.unitedwaylincolncounty.org.
Muzak Heart & Soul Battle Of The Bands:
High school bands compete for title of best band. Proceeds go toward Muzak Heart & Soul Foundation, which helps students interested in the music industry get recognition. Open to all ages; at least two members of each participating band must be enrolled in high school. 8 p.m. $10. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Weddings At Green Rice:
Local wedding vendors participating include Something Classic Catering, Classic Party Rentals, Cloud 9 Confections, Spintastic Sounds, David Ross Salon, more. Noon. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Bring digital camera to learn camera operation, exposure control, lighting, composition, how to be creative with your photography. 10 a.m. March 15-29. $95. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.ci.davidson.nc.us.
For beginners and those who want gentle yoga practice. 6 p.m. $52 Huntersville residents; $62 others. Lake Norman Charter Middle School, 12435 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-766-2220. www.huntersville.org.
"Look Good...Feel Better" Sessions:
Free workshop led by volunteer cosmetologists to help female cancer patients cope with and combat appearance-related side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. 12-step skin care and makeup program; demonstrations on hair/wig techniques. Free gift kit of full-size name-brand cosmetics. Sponsored by American Cancer Society; Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation; National Cosmetology Association. 6:15-8:15 p.m., Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, executive dining classroom, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. To register call Cathy Quade, 704-662-0770.