Classes & Events

Summer market

Vintage Charlotte’s July 25 pop-up market with more than 80 vintage and handmade vendors at 2205 N. Tryon St., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission. (Early-bird opening, 10-11 a.m.: $5; VIP event 6-9 p.m. July 24: $25, includes food, tote bag, pint of beer.)



“Create Your Own Photo Albums – Get the Resources” program by photographer Jane Wiley, 1 p.m. July 25 at Mountain Island Regional Library’s Community Room. Learn techniques and photo skills. Free.

To register:


Adventure dining

“Microbrews Cruise,” 6:30-10 p.m. July 29 at U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. Guided two-hour group flatwater paddle along Catawba River ends at 7:30, followed at 8 by chef-prepared, fireside dinner and tastings from craft breweries (eight samples included) at Ridge Pavilion. Cost: $55 per person.

Reservations required:

Family photography

“Documenting Your Family With Photography” program by Jane Wray, 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Mint Hill Regional Library’s Community Room. Learn tips and tricks to best pose, light and photograph people; and how photos tell the stories of your family. Free.

Registration required:


History lecture

Shepherd’s Center of Charlotte “Memorable Mondays” lecture series at St. Stephen United Methodist Church. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 3: “The Citizen Soldier and the American Civil War,” with Richard Anderson, Marine Corps veteran, Civil War historian and writer. $5.

To register:


Lifelong learners book club

Discusses recent nonfiction of general interest. 10-11:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at University City Regional Library’s Community Room. Free. (Meets monthly on third Wednesday.)


703-416-7200, ext. 4.

John Bordsen