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Tilted Kilt Food Drive:
Tilted Kilt, in conjunction with Move for Hunger, is hosting a food drive to fight hunger. 11 a.m. Donations accepted. Tilted Kilt, 13230 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte. 704-910-5353. www.tiltedkilt.com/locations/charlotte.
Ray Fit Play:
Tots will use their endless energy to engage in structured activities designed to enhance motor skills, balance, hand-eye coordination, and overall fitness. 10 a.m. $2. Elon Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte. 704-540-2426. www.charmeck.org.
Blissful Beginner Yoga:
Have you ever wanted to try yoga but were uncomfortable orafraid about where to begin? This class will break down theposes to meet you where you are today. Learn how to workwith your body and honor your abilities and limitations. Forgetintimidation and enjoy the body bliss. 11:15 a.m.$35 for 12 classes. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejcc.org.
Writing For Seniors:
Join us as our fellow senior, John Moore, encourages other seniors to focus on writing about nature and other topics to keep their minds sharp and pass the time. 10:30 a.m. Tyvola Road Senior Center 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.mecklenburgcrc.org/Tyvola-Senior-Center.
Medicare and medicaid information:
Get information to make an educated decision on what best suits your needs. Senior Advocacy Services will help participants answer questions and provide us with knowledge we need to move forward. 10 a.m. Tyvola Road Senior Center 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.mecklenburgcrc.org/Tyvola-Senior-Center.
Children will become budding young chefs as they have fun while following recipes and creating healthy foods. This no-bake class will be a treat for the tastebuds as children are exposed to new foods and food combinations. Parent participation is required. 10:30 a.m. $4. Elon Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte. 704-540-2426. www.charmeck.org.
Male caregiver support group:
Come to a free group that provides support and resources for men who care for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. 12 p.m. The Ivey Memory Wellness Day Center, 6030 Park S. Drive, Charlotte. 704-909-2070. www.theivey.com.
Annual baklava sale:
The Ladies Philoptochos Society of St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church will hold its annual Baklava Sale on Saturdays during the holiday season in downtown Matthews. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $20 for 12 pieces of baklava. Downtown Matthews, 232 Matthews Station St., Matthews. www.matthewsnc.gov.
Mommy & Me Yoga:
A parent and child yoga class focusing on playful poses, breathing exercises and imaginative relaxation techniques. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. $2. Elon Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte. 704-540-2426. www.charmeck.org.
This physical education class is for children who are home schooled and do not have PE in their everyday curriculum. Participants will participate in a variety of different games sports during weekly classes. Basic skills will be taught for each sport. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. $2. Elon Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte. 704-540-2426. www.charmeck.org.
Seniors will meet twice a month to learn the rules, skills and strategies required to play Canasta, a card game related to rummy. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Elon Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte. 704-540-2426. www.charmeck.org.
Small Works for Gift Giving:
Charlotte Fine Art Gallery represents award-winning artists from throughout the country. The December exhibit will feature paintings, photography, woodturning, silk, jewelry, pottery, glass, sculpture, Judaica, ornaments and more. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.
AARP Foundation Finances:
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tyvola Road Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.mecklenburgcrc.org/Tyvola-Senior-Center.
Make and Take Crafts:
Join us as we take on new and fun art projects. The fee is based on the art project and can change each class. Whatever you make is your to enjoy, this class is a great way to make your own gifts to give away. 1 p.m. Tyvola Road Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.mecklenburgcrc.org/Tyvola-Senior-Center.