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Third Annual Pint for Pounds with Second Harvest:
Donate blood or sponsor a blood drive with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. For each donation in January and February, CBCC will donate 6 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Times vary, so call for donation times or visit www.cbcc.us/donate. 10 a.m. Free. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us/donate.
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Women's Summit Speed Dating Event:
Your knowledge and experience are vital to the work of the Women's Summit. Committees will be forming to help shape our research agenda, educational and informational events, and community engagement efforts. Come for a fun and informative evening and find your ideal partner. 5 p.m. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte.
Adult Exercise Classes:
Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents adult exercise classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 9 a.m. $3. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
Surviving the Holocaust:
"My number is 34042." Dr. Susan Cernyak-Spatz can never forget that number. Living through two years in a Nazi death camp during World War II carved it in her mind. She will be speaking at the Mecklenburg Sons of the American Revolution dinner meeting. RSVP by Feb. 11 at www.mecklenburgsar.org. Dinner from the Hilton included. 6 p.m. $24. The Hilton Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Dr., Charlotte. 704-526-9548.
An Evening With The Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club:
Come and enjoy the delicate, haunting sounds of the Appalachian mountain dulcimer, America's oldest folk instrument and a truly authentic American creation. 6:30 p.m. Free. Union West Regional Library, 123 Unionville Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail. 704-821-7475. www.union.lib.nc.us
Connecting the Dots:
Learn how key biblical principles can help you live a more abundant and perhaps healthier life. 7 p.m. Feb. 17, 24; March 3, 10. $10. Harrison United Methodist Church, 15008 Lancaster Hwy., Pineville. 704-541-3463 ext 213. www.harrisonchurch.org.
"The Jungle Book":
Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through adventures and thwart the tiger, Shere Khan. This musical includes all your favorite Disney tunes, like "The Bare Necessities" and "I Wanna Be Like You." Suitable for ages 4 and older. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, 25; 2 p.m. Feb. 19-20, 26-27. $9 - $10. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.
Piedmont Daylily Club meeting:
The Piedmont Daylily Club will feature guest speaker Jamie Gossard, owner of Heavenly Daylily Gardens. Gossard is a talented and well-known hybridizer of Daylilies. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. There will be an auction of Gossard's latest creations with all proceeds benefiting the club. 9 a.m. Free. www.ahsregion15.org. Carmel Presbyterian Church, 2048 Carmel Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5114.
The Reasons and Seasons for Proper Pruning:
Join Jeffrey Drum, Wing Haven's garden curator, for an in-depth pruning workshop in the Lawrence Garden. Learn the reasons for pruning beautification, renovation as well as the correct time of year to prune. Proper techniques and tools for pruning shrubs and small ornamental trees will be addressed. Participants will have the opportunity to work with Drum as he makes pruning decisions in the garden. 10 a.m. $60. The Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden at Wing Haven, 348 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Brain Balance Parent Talk:
Is your child struggling with academic, social or behavioral issues? Come to our free parent talk to learn more about children with neurobehavioral disorders and what our center does to help. Parents, educators and medical professionals welcome. Please call to reserve your seat. 10 a.m. Feb. 19; 7 p.m. Feb. 24. Free. Brain Balance of Charlotte, 9101-J Pineville-Matthews Road, Pineville. 704-540-6363. www.brainbalancecenters.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. Walk-ins welcome. 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 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. $20 (includes book, refundable after six consecutive classes). Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
Blackberry, our resident bunny, is ready for some fresh spring greens. Come learn about rabbits and what they eat in the wild. We'll refurbish the bunny garden and plant some spring crops. Ages 3-5. Registration required. 10 a.m. $10. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Community Wellness Fair:
Come out and meet providers with a shared, proactive mentality to health and fitness who can support you on your wellness journey. The invited vendors will be offering discounts, coupons and giveaways. Providers include Omega Sports, Empower Yoga, Carolina Pilate's, Kinetic Spine and Sports and more. 7 p.m. Free. Just Focus Massage and Wellness, 5600 Seventy Seven Center Drive, Charlotte. 704-299-2607. www.justfocuswell.com.
Iris for Every Garden with Robin Glover:
Most people are familiar with the traditional Bearded Irises, which thrive in sun and drought, but there are many other types of irises as well. No matter what the situation, there is likely a species that will grow there. Cultural requirements and care will also be discussed. Please register. Robin's collection has more than 200 different varieties, and she started producing a catalog last year. 9:30 a.m. $15. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Leadership Talent Development Conference:
Queens University of Charlotte offers its first annual Leadership Talent Development Conference. The global economic crisis of the last two years has considerably impacted organizational talent. The Leadership Talent Development Conference will address how human resources issues have affected Charlotte companies and look at how we can respond to the economic crisis with new strategies for talent retention and growth. 8:30 a.m. $149. Queens University of Charlotte Sports Complex, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-688-2838. www.queens.edu/talent-development.
Campbell the Band
8 p.m. $8. Amos' Southend, 1423 South Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-377-6874. www.amossouthend.com.
Grow What You Eat:
Learn about becoming a community gardener or growing your own food at home. Find the answers on planting spring vegetable crops, from soil preparation, weed, pest and disease control from Don Rosenburg, Master Gardener and expert organic gardener. A question and answer session follows Rosenburg's presentation. 10 a.m. Free. William R. Davie Park, Community Building, 4635 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-336-4011. www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org.