Wine and Wills
Total Wine -- Promenade, 5341 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.: If you’ve been putting off preparing your will or trust, or not sure how to start, attend this free program by Shelton and Power Law Firm. Program also includes a free wine tasting. RSVP at NCWineWills.eventbrite.com.
Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas
UNC Charlotte City Center, 320 E. 9th St.
Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.: Jeffry Leak, associate professor of English and Chair of UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South, explores the life of an almost-forgotten African-American author, Henry Dumas. Book signing follows the talk. Free. RSVP at http://clas.uncc.edu/engagement/personally-speaking/visible-man
Charlotte Stands for Heroes
Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Darius Rucker, Sinbad and Meghan Linsey perform in a night of music and comedy at the inaugural Charlotte Stands for Heroes. Money raised benefits the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which finds, funds and shapes programs serving injured veterans and their families. Tickets $150-$500, www.blumenthalarts.org.
Family Fort Building
McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road
Thursday, 3 p.m.: Learn a survival skill of shelter building, and see which family can build the best fort out of materials found in the woods. Free.
The Jones Family Singers
The Batte Center, Wingate University, 403 N. Camden Road, Wingate
Friday, 8 p.m.: The Jones Family Singers is five sisters, two brothers and their father, who have brought their Texas-based gospel to churches and festivals for more than two decades. Tickets $25 adults, $15 students, battecenter.org.