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New Friends of Carolina Women’s Welcome Coffee:
New Friends of Carolina, a social group open to all. Women new or native to the Carolinas will hold a Welcome Coffee for new and prospective members. For details contact the group at 866-213-9183, newfriendsofcarolina.com or facebook.com. Matthews Woman’s Club Service League, 208 S. Trade St., Matthews. www.matthewswomen.org. 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 7.
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Date Night -Tranquil:
Bring your sweetie to Cajun Canvas for our Date Night and create this two-panel painting of “Tranquil.” Both of you paint for just $45. Bring your food and non-alochol beverage to make this a special night. Pre-pay only. $45 per couple. Cajun Canvas, 11116-B S Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-504-5224. cajuncanvas.com. 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 9.
Carolina Pro Musica: The Path of Faith:
J.S.Bach’s intimate cantata BWV 152, in which Christ encourages the Soul (and the listeners) to get on the right path, features Carl DuPont, bass-baritone and Rebecca Miller Saunders, soprano. Guest musicians on baroque oboe and viola d’amore join recorder, and viola da gamba to create the unique sounds. Additional works by Bach and Telemann. Guest artists: baroque oboe, Alicia Chapman and viola d’amore Allison Willet. $8-$16. Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-553-0869. www.sharonpcusa.org. 8-9:15 p.m. Sept. 9.
Wednesday Woodland Wellness Walk (Evergreen Nature Preserve):
A walk in the woods is proven to increase wellbeing and health. Join us as we enjoy some fresh air, sunshine and beautiful surroundings with like minded people. This month we will be visiting Evergreen Nature Preserve (1300 Tarrington Ave Charlotte 28205). Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Inside+The+Department/Divisions/Stewardship+Services. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. 9/6
Chinese Lantern Festival at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden:
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden invites you to explore Asian culture during the Chinese Lantern Festival. Large lanterns from Zigong, China will illuminate the Garden and guests can enjoy Kung Fu shows, Asian cuisine, authentic Chinese folk art and crafts and more. $24.95/adult, $21.95/senior 60-plus, $15.95/child 2-12 years, free/child younger than 2. 30% off for Garden members. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays Sept. 7 through Oct. 29.
Hike for Healing:
Studies are showing that there are many healing benefits to walking in the woods. Join us to connect with nature and perhaps heal some of your life stressors in this relaxed hike. We will start our hike with an inspirational nature quote and then hit the trails. There will be stops along the way for connecting moments. Must be able to walk up to 2.5 miles on uneven terrain. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 6-7 p.m. Sept. 7.
Southern Ideal Home Show:
The Charlotte Ideal Home Show is Charlotte’s most trusted marketplace for everything building, remodeling, decorating and landscaping. Whether your interest is in what’s trending in home improvement, enhancing your outdoor living space, refreshing your interiors or creating an improved kitchen or bath, we bring hundreds of experts together under one roof for comparison shopping and professional advice. $10 at show, $9 online, $8 group tickets. southernshows.com. The Park Expo & Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-333-7709. theparkexponc.com. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept 8.
Fundamentals of Rose Care:
One of the best rose care classes Witherspoon offers. Join Witherspoon for this two hour class and learn about all of the major facets to growing beautiful roses. The class will cover topics like planting, fertilizing, pruning, and winterizing. Come early to shop the rose selection and take advantage of some great sales. Bring a friend who has never visited Witherspoon and you both get a free potted rose. The class is free to attend and you must register online at www.witherspoonrose.com. When you arrive please check in at the garden shop. Witherspoon Rose Culture, 4401 Shopton Road, Charlotte. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept 9.
Nature Story Corner:
Settle in and get comfortable and read a variety of nature based stories. Stories may be accompanied by puppets and audience participation as you learn about the wonders of nature. After the story they will hike into the forest to do a themed activity based on the story. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 10-11 a.m. Sept. 11.
Butterfly Project Workshop for Home-Schooled Students:
The Butterfly Project is a world-wide project. Its goal is to paint ceramic butterflies in memory of the 1.5 million children who perished during the Holocaust. If you home-school your 5th—12th grade students or know someone who does, please join us for a Butterfly Project workshop. These workshops have been attended by more than 20,000 students from schools in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Union, Fort Mill, Cabarrus and Lincoln counties over the past five years. $5. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejcc.org. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 12.