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Jan. 25

Charlotte Bridal Show & Winter Expo:

Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord will host the annual Charlotte Bridal Show and Winter Expo bridal event. Guests can learn about the latest trends in bridal fashion, photography, florists, catering, DJs and everything else a couple might need to make their special day uniquely their own. $5. 1-4:30 p.m., Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord, 5400 John Q. Hammons Drive N.W., Concord. 704-455-8200. www.embassysuitesconcord.com.

Jan. 26

Basketball: Senior open play:

Senior open play is an open gym time for adults older than 55. Cost $1. 7-8:30 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Home school elementary PE:

The home-school physical education class is a planned instructional program that provides participants physical education lessons that focus on health related physical fitness, skill development, safety, lifetime fitness and positive social interaction. $50. 10-10:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Little Tykes Art:

Kids will cut, glue, color, draw and more to make a variety of crafts. This class provides the opportunity to have fun with friends while making crafts. $3. 10-10:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Zumba:

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This class is for women only. $5. 7:30 p.m., West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590.

Trivia:

Trivia every Monday. 7-9 p.m., CJ’s Pub, 3805 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-787-9923. cjspubnc.com.

Meet The Octonauts at Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium:

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium Jan. 26-Feb. 22. Visitors can take photos with the characters at scheduled meet-and-greet events and participate in special Octonauts-themed activities at the aquarium. $14. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

Jan. 27

Community Bible Study:

“Contend for the Faith.” Learn more about the day of judgment in this five-week study in the book of Jude using Kay Arthur’s “Precept upon Precept” inductive study workbook. For questions, call Debbie Kiefer, Precept Leader. $11.25. 7-8:30 p.m., Hope City Church, 4075 N.C. 49, Harrisburg. 980-258-8049; www.hopecityonline.net.

Ray Play:

Children will play with a variety of interactive, age-appropriate toys and games while listening to music. This program gives children the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination through explorative play. Parent participation required. For ages 2-5. $2. 10:30-12:30 p.m., Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; charmeck.org.

Ray Fit Play:

Tots will use their endless energy to engage in structured activities to enhance motor skills and balance while participating in a fun, kid-friendly workout. 9-9:30 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Jan. 28

Apriendo Espanol (Learning Spanish):

This program is designed to provide 3- to 5-year olds with early exposure to a foreign language (Spanish) through listening and speaking the language. $10. 10-10:45 a.m. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Karaoke:

Karaoke every Monday. Presented by RK Entertainment. 9 p.m. CJ’s Pub, 3805 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-787-9923. cjspubnc.com.

Tequila cocktails and salsas:

Five tequila-based cocktail samples and five freshly made salsas/guacamoles. $20. 7-9 p.m., CJ’s Pub, 3805 Concord Parkway S.. Concord. 704-787-9923. cjspubnc.com.

Jan. 29

Zumba:

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This class is for women only. $5. 7:30 p.m., West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590.

Gnomes and Fairies in the Woods:

Children will have a magical time exploring the woods looking for fairy and gnome houses. They will read a book about fairies and have fun finding materials to make their own fairy houses. Bundle up for this winter nature adventure as we enjoy the magic and beauty of the woods in winter. $3. 10-11 a.m. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Jan. 30

Indoor Baseball Clinic:

Indoor baseball clinic serves as a skill-building and introductory clinic for male and female youth baseball/softball participants. Participants will learn and build on the fundamentals of the game such as catching, throwing, defense and hitting. For ages 8-11. Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869. charmeck.org.

Jan. 31

Goldmine Toastmasters Meeting:

Goldmine Toastmasters Club meets 8:30-10 a.m. Saturdays. It gives members a chance to enhance their speaking communication and leadership skills to grow personally and professionally in a pleasant and nonclassroom atmosphere. Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-788-6315. www.goldminetoastmasters.com.

Youth basketball Mallard 14U:

This is a recreational league play whereby age appropriate modifications are used to ensure safety, fun and skill development based on maximum participation, balanced teams, positive coaching and sportsmanship. $65 Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Princeton Review SAT Prep:

This well-known SAT workshop helps students prepare for the upcoming SATs. The class is open to private-, public- and home-schooled students. The Winter Course runs Jan. 31-March 7. $450. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-786-8171 www.cannonschool.org.

Soccer Clinic Series:

Cannon School soccer coach offers his third annual soccer clinic series for boys and girls ages 7-12. Players of all levels are welcome. $90. Noon-1:30 p.m., Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-786-8171. www.cannonschool.org.

Feb. 1

Meet The Octonauts at Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium:

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium Jan. 26-Feb. 22. Visitors can take photos with the characters at scheduled meet-and-greet events and participate in special Octonauts-themed activities at the aquarium. $14. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

Feb. 2

Meet The Octonauts at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium:

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium Jan. 26-Feb. 22. Visitors can take photos with the characters at scheduled meet-and-greet events and participate in special Octonauts-themed activities at the aquarium. $14. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

Piedmont Progressive Preschool Open House:

Through play, children learn to problem solve, investigate, plan and create. Tour our classrooms, meet our teachers, explore our wooded setting and see how play, nature and creativity come together for a unique experience. Our program is nonsectarian, and children of all faiths are welcome. 7-9 p.m., Piedmont Progressive Preschool, 9704 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-510-1022. www.progressivepreschool.org.

Home School elementary PE:

The home-school physical education class is a planned instructional program that provides participants physical education lessons that focus on health related physical fitness, skill development, safety, lifetime fitness and positive social interaction. $50. 10-10:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Basketball: Senior open play:

Senior open play is an open gym time for adults older than 55. Cost $1. 7-8:30 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Trivia:

Trivia every Monday, 7-9 p.m., CJ’s Pub, 3805 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-787-9923. cjspubnc.com.

Zumba:

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This class is for women only. $5. 7:30 p.m., West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590.

Feb. 3

Ray Play:

Children will play with a variety of interactive, age-appropriate toys and games while listening to music. This program gives children the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination through explorative play. Parent participation required. For ages 2-5. $2. 10:30-12:30 p.m., Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; charmeck.org.

Community Bible Study:

“Contend for the Faith.” Learn more about the day of judgment in this five-week study in the book of Jude using Kay Arthur’s “Precept upon Precept” inductive study workbook. For questions, call Debbie Kiefer, Precept Leader. $11.25. 7-8:30 p.m., Hope City Church, 4075 N.C. 49, Harrisburg. 980-258-8049; www.hopecityonline.net.

Little Tykes Painting:

Let your child’s inner artist come to life while painting a variety of crafts each class. Children will enjoy reading a book and then painting theme related projects. This class will enhance your child’s socialization skills, cultivate their imagination, and develop their eye for detail in a fun environment. $2. 10-10:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Feb. 4

Apriendo Espanol (Learning Spanish):

This program is designed to provide 3- to 5-year olds with early exposure to a foreign language (Spanish) through listening and speaking the language. $10. 10-10:45 a.m. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Karaoke:

Karaoke every Monday. Presented by RK Entertainment. 9 p.m. CJ’s Pub, 3805 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-787-9923. cjspubnc.com.

Feb. 5

Zumba:

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This class is for women only. $5. 7:30 p.m., West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590.

Young at Heart Club:

This club offers opportunities for senior adults to socialize, stay active and gain information on topics of interest. Members also learn leadership and get an opportunity to plan trips and activities for the rest of the group. Age 55 or older. 11 a.m., Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; charmeck.org.

Mommy & Me Exercise:

Tots will use their endless energy to engage in structured actvities to help mom work out. 9-9:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Ray Play:

Children will play with a variety of interactive, age-appropriate toys and games while listening to music. This program gives children the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination through explorative play. Parent participation required. For ages 2-5. $2. 10:30-12:30 p.m., Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; charmeck.org.

Vintage & Antiques Show:

One-of-a-kind fine jewelry pieces, unique vintage decor, design classics and antique treasures. More than 100 acres of outdoor and indoor heated shopping full of home décor, vintage décor and memorabilia, antique furniture, collectibles, art, jewelry, rugs, crafts, vintage toys and games, silver, pottery, china, repurposed items, outdoor décor and more. $5. Metrolina Expo Fairgrounds, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte.

Feb. 6

Little Tykes Theme Parties:

Children come dressed as their favorite character for these themed parties. Each class will feature a different theme. Kids will make crafts and “party” in a theme-decorated room. $3. 10-11 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Indoor Baseball Clinic:

Indoor baseball clinic serves as a skill-building and introductory clinic for male and female youth baseball/softball participants. Participants will learn and build on the fundamentals of the game such as catching, throwing, defense and hitting. For ages 8-11. Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869. charmeck.org.

Feb. 7

Goldmine Toastmasters Meeting:

Goldmine Toastmasters Club meets 8:30-10 a.m. Saturdays. It gives members a chance to enhance their speaking communication and leadership skills to grow personally and professionally in a pleasant and nonclassroom atmosphere. Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-788-6315. www.goldminetoastmasters.com.

Youth Basketball Mallard 14U:

This is recreational league play in which age-appropriate modifications are used to ensure safety, fun and skill development based on maximum participation, balanced teams, positive coaching and sportsmanship. $65. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Feb. 8

Meet The Octonauts at SEA LIFE Charlotte-Concord Aquarium:

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium Jan. 26-Feb. 22. Visitors can take photos with the characters at scheduled meet-and-greet events and participate in special Octonauts-themed activities at the aquarium. $14. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sea Life Charlotte-Concord, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 866-229-1573. www.visitsealife.com/charlotte-concord.

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