Saturday and Wednesday
Determine cold damage
Pike Nurseries will host free classes on how to protect plants and promote new growth after recent icy conditions, 10 a.m. Saturday and Wednesday, 12630 N. Community House Road. Details: www.pikenursery.com.
The Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs will host Patrick George during Wednesday’s program. Refreshments and fellowship begin at 9:30 a.m.; the council meeting and program starts at 10 a.m., 1820 E. Seventh St. George will explain how we can maintain and care for Charlotte’s heirloom trees. Details: charlottecouncilofgardenclubs.org.
Festival of Tables deadline
The deadline for purchasing tickets to the Salvation Army’s 26th annual “Festival of Tables” benefit luncheon is Friday. This year’s keynote speaker will be Joan Zimmerman, founder of Southern Shows, Inc. The luncheon, which also features designers and silent auction, benefits Salvation Army programs that support women and children in need. The luncheon will be 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 4 at the Sheraton Hotel, 555 S. McDowell St. Tickets are $40 each, parking is free. Details and tickets: 704-621-7187, firstname.lastname@example.org.