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Learn to Square Dance at Baker’s Place:
Looking for something to do? Come have fun, meet new people, make new friends, and learn to square dance - even with two left feet! Exercise your mind and body. Join us on Thursday nights and learn the calls of mainstream square dancing. Gene Baker is caller - email at firstname.lastname@example.org $5. Baker’s Place, 2843 Williams Road, Matthews. 704-576-0318. 7-9 p.m. June 8.
Les Hardison Golf Tournament:
The Les Hardison Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, June 9th at the Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation in Charlotte. Registration, Driving Range and breakfast open at 8AM. There will be a shotgun start at 10AM.Registration and Sponsorship opportunities are now available online at www.AllThingsPossible.org/Golf-Tournament.The proceeds from the tournament will benefit two local ministries; All Things Possible Ministries (Medical Fundraisers) and Vigilante Truth (Sex Trafficking). Contact MikeSextonNC@gmail.com or 803-448-9177 for more details. Starting at $90. Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation, 7500 Olde Sycamore Drive, Mint Hill. 704-573-1000. www.oldesycamoregolf.com. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 9.
Chocolate Truffle Making:
Led by Chef Bill Dietz, participants will make their own truffle ganache, learn about infusing flavors, and prep and use various treats in the finished ganache. Class space for Chocolate Truffle Making is limited and is geared for ages 14 and older. Registration is required either in person at The Secret Chocolatier or online at https://squareup.com/market/the-secret-chocolatier. Cost is $60 per person. For information, visit www.thesecretchocolatier.com. $60 per person. The Secret Chocolatier, 2935 Providence Road, Charlotte. 2-4 p.m. June 10.
Artists of the Carolinas:
Local artists are an important part of every city. Come see why the Charlotte area has such amazing talent. We will be Showcasing all of our local artists this month; meet them at the opening reception.Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com. 5-8 p.m. June 10.
Pottery 51 - local handmade NC pottery:
Open Saturdays. Handmade ceramic pottery by more than 20 member artists. Wheel thrown and hand built pieces for sale. Classes and workshops offered. Pottery 51, 7714 Matthews, Mint Hill. 704-995-0909. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 10.
School of Rock Concert:
Be prepared to dance the night away and enjoy an evening of music under the stars. Free. Mint Hill Town Hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Lane, Mint Hill. 704-545-9726. www.minthill.com. 7:30-9:30 p.m. June 10.
Art of Reading Tour - Pride & Prejudice:
The program begins with a docent-facilitated discussion and is followed by a docent-led tour of the Mint’s Portals to the Past: British Ceramics exhibition. See selected works of art that help bring to life the historic events, cultural influences, and lifestyles represented in the book. Free for members; others pay museum admission. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org. 2-3:30 p.m. June 11.
Talks & Meetings
New Take on Tummy Time:
Two of our most experienced therapists lead this discussion: Gail Fennimore, PT, PCS, C/NDT and Ann Guild, MA CCC-SLP, C/NDTHow to effectively guide your child’s early development. Topics:How early motor skills develop Gravity — Good or Bad Development from 0-3 months Development from 4-6 monthsEarly benefits of positioning and movement How positioning helps a baby gain skills Positioning for feeding Positioning for movementFresh alternative activities while interacting with your baby Free. Child & Family Development - Midtown, 4012 Park Road, Ste. 200, Charlotte. 6:15-7:15 p.m. June 8.
GriefShare meeting seeks to provide support to individuals experiencing grief and loss. Let us hep you move from mourning to joy. $15 for participant guide. Wesley United Methodist Church, 3715 Rea Road, Charlotte. 6:30-8 p.m. June 12.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat:
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ’n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. $19 Adults, $13 Students & Seniors. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St. East, Matthews. 704-846-8343. 8-10 p.m. June 9. 2-4 p.m. June 11.
Huntersville Growers’ Market:
Local produce, baked goods, and the Downtown Market Event Series, makes the market a great Saturday morning destination for the entire family. Shop local and shop fresh with our vendors and enjoy the weekly themes/activities. Huntersville Elementary School, 200 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. June 10.
Join us on an adventure to see what lives in the stream and what these creatures can teach us about our environment. Wear boots or old tennis shoes. Your feet will get wet! Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 2-3:30 p.m. June 10.
Talons Summer Flight Show: Flights of the Forest:
Carolina Raptor Center’s high flying, gravity defying summer flight show features CRC’s trainers putting our native and exotic birds through their paces in free flight. Experience the whoosh of feathers over your head. Learn about the natural history, habitat and natural behaviors of birds of prey. Interact with birds as you never have before. Owls, vultures, hawks and falcons are the stars in this show.Please arrive a half an hour early so that you won’t miss the show. Sign up online until 2 hours before the show and in the Visitor Center up until 10 minutes before the show begins. Gates to amphitheatre open 30 minutes before show time.The free Talons Flight Show program is made possible through a generous grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Shows are 1 and 3 PM on Saturdays and 1:30 PM on Sundays. Free with paid admission to the Raptor Trail. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 1-1:30 p.m., 3-3:30 p.m. June 10. 1:30-2 p.m. June 11.
Fly Fishing 101 With Orvis:
Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages. Fly Fishing 101 will provide you with free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. All students will receive special offers on gear to get you started. Space is limited; call the store or visit our website to sign up! Free. Orvis Charlotte, 6800 Phillips Place Ct., Charlotte. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 10.
Saturday, June 10th is Poultry Day at the Charlotte Regional Farmer Market (1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte 28217). Our vendors will be passing out free chicken recipes. Chicken is not the only poultry our vendors have. Turkey is very popular and we have one vendor who sells duck. Come expand your poultry palate by participating in Poultry Day at the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market. Free. Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte. 704-357-1269. www.ncagr.gov. June 10.
DIY Hummingbird Feeders:
Bring the family to Reedy Creek Nature Center to make a hummingbird feeder you can hang outside of your house! Use it as a tool to teach your children about nature and pollination. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Inside+The+Department/Divisions/Stewardship+Services. 2-3 p.m. June 11.
Natural Happenings: Radical Reptiles:
Join a naturalist from the McDowell Nature Center on select Sundays for a drop-in nature program. Each program will feature a different nature activity such as an animal encounter, family hike, scavenger hunt, craft and more. Dress for the weather and bring your sense of adventure. Registration is not required. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe hiking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring a water bottle. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 3-3:30 p.m. June 11.
Calling all kids and parents! Discover what Summer has in store at Reedy Creek. Through various hands-on activities such as crafts, games, stories, puppets, hikes and more, we will learn about animals and plants that surround us in the preserve. Come and explore with us. Parent participation is encouraged. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 10-11 a.m. June 12.