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Today

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

8 a.m. St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., Charlotte. 704-543-7677. stmatthewcatholic.org

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

9 a.m. Mount Harmony Baptist Church, 2817 Mount Harmony Church Rd., Matthews. 704-847-9068. www.mtharmony.net

Live music:

9 p.m. Villa Antonio, 4707 South Boulevard, Charlotte. 704-523-1594.

Monday

HomeAid Charlotte Presents Help Fore The Homeless Golf Tournament:

11 a.m. registration and 12:15 p.m. shotgun start. The registration fee includes all greens fees, cart, range balls, golf shirt, lunch, tournament reception. $175 per player. 704-376-8524, ext. 8. www.hbacharlotte.com. Palisades Country Club, 13704 Grand Palisades Pkwy, Charlotte.

Film Appreciation Classes:

6:30 p.m. $55. 704-944-6730. www.charlottejcc.org. Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Rd., Charlotte. 704-366-5007.

Matthews Appearance/Tree Board Meeting:

7 p.m. Matthews Town Center, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-847-6691. matthewsnc.com

Square Dancing with the Stars:

Lessons for beginners and new dancers will be accepted through Sept. 22. It is open to individuals and couples. 704-847-9686. 7:30 p.m. $5 per week. Baker's Place, 2843 Williams Rd., Matthews. 704-847-9686.

Tuesday

Book Club at Pottery Barn Kids:

10 a.m. Pottery Barn Kids, SouthPark mall, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-366-8550.

Art Fun In The Park:

For ages 5 to 12. 10:30 a.m. Free. Idlewild Road Park, 10512 Idlewild Road, Charlotte. 704-568-4044. www.parkandrec.com

Kay McSpadden Talk:

At the Charlotte Writers' Club's first meeting of the season, Kay McSpadden will speak about her new book, "Finding Your Writing Voice." 7 p.m. Free. Charlottewritersclub.org. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 4345 Barclay Downs Drive (SouthPark Mall), Charlotte. 704-602-9800.

Techin' It Easy – Parent Connection Series:

Dr. Frank Gaskill, psychologist at Southeast Psychological Services, will discuss technology, kids, teens and parents. Parents will learn how to become an E-Parent and to increase their knowledge about the electronic worlds children face. Open to the community. 7 p.m. Free. United Faith Christian Academy, 8617 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-541-1742, ext. 200. www.ufca.org

Wednesday

Business Before Hours:

7:30 a.m. Matthews Chamber Of Commerce, 210 Matthews Stations St., Matthews.

CMC Health Centers Cholesterol and Glucose Screenings:

Screening includes a full lipid panel test. Requires a 12-hour fast (nothing to eat or drink except water) prior to screening. $25 per screening; Add glucose screening for additional $5. Please call your nearest location for more information or to schedule your appointment. 7:30 a.m. www.carolinasmedicalcenter.org. Harris YMCA, 5900 Quail Hollow Rd., Charlotte. 704-716-6800.

Kiwanis of Pineville-South Meck Weekly Meetings:

7:30 a.m. 704-333-6699. www.bnrglobal.com. Light Rail Restaurant, 8045 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-643-2121.

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

9 a.m. AXA Charlotte, 10840 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte.

Live music:

10 p.m. Phil and Tony's Brick Oven Pizza Bar, 8136 Providence Rd., Charlotte. 704-541-3111. www.philandtonys.com

Thursday

Weekly Children's Storytime:

For children under 3. 9:30 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Charlotte. 704-341-9365.

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

10 a.m. Maersk Line, 9300 Arrowpoint Blvd., Charlotte.

Organizing Class: Was that a Monster in my Closet or Just My Old Shoes?:

Fun and interactive seminar on getting organized in home, car or office. 11 a.m. $20. 704-944-6730. Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Rd., Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejcc.org

Kiwanis Club Of Matthews Meeting:

12 p.m. Township Grille, 10400 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-847-2480.

Noah's Art Playdate:

Projects appropriate for ages 2 and up. 2:45 p.m. $5 per child. Noah's Art At South Park, 5110 Park Rd., Suite 2J, Charlotte. 704-521-6657. www.noahs-art.com

Nutrition and Brain Power:

Learn how to make power breakfasts and pack healthy lunches so your children will be at their best during school. 5 p.m. Free. 704-708-4404. Earth Fare, 12235 N. Community House Rd., Charlotte. 704-926-1201.

Beginner Bridge Class:

No experience necessary. 7 p.m. $110. 704-944-6730. Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Rd., Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejcc.org

Mah Jongg Class:

7 p.m. $90. Price includes mah jongg card. 704-944-6730. Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Rd., Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejcc.org

The Greater Charlotte Area ME/CFS/FMS Support Group:

This support group for people with ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelopathy/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and Fibromyalgia. 7 p.m. 704-843-1193. www.charlottecfs.org. Sharon Presbyterian Church, 5201 Sharon Rd., Charlotte. 704-553-0869. www.sharonpcusa.org

The Run & Shoot Filmworks Charlotte African-American Film Festival:

The CAAFF will showcase the works of independent and established African American filmmakers. 7 p.m. $15-$20 per event. 877-993-8499. www.runandshootfilmworks.com. Ballantyne Village Theatre, 14815 John J Delany Dr., Charlotte. 704-369-5100.

The Style Event:

Learn how to achieve and master impeccable skin, flawless makeup and fall fashion. $35. 7 p.m. $35. Jeffre Scott Apothecary - Piper Glen, 6432 Rea Road, Charlotte.

Friday

Mecklenburg South Rotary Club:

7:30 a.m. Free. 704-293-4844. Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Ln., Charlotte. 704-542-8150. www.raintreecountryclub.com

Pendleton Trunk Show:

Fashion showing of new collections for Spring 2008. 10 a.m. Pendleton Specialty Shops on the Park, 6401 Morrison Blvd, Charlotte. 704-365-3242. pendleton-usa.com

Story Time:

11:15 a.m. Free. www.josephbeth.com. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 4345 Barclay Downs Drive (SouthPark Mall), Charlotte. 704-602-9800.

Ballantyne Rotary Club:

12:30 p.m. 704-846-6512. www.ballantynerotaryclub.org. City Tavern, 7828 Rea Rd., Charlotte. 704-543-9231.

Blakeney Summer Concert Series On The Village Green:

7 p.m. Free. www.shopblakeney.com. Blakeney Village Green, Ardrey Kell and Rea Road, Charlotte.

REI Charlotte: Mountain Hardwear's Jon Bowermaster:

Multimedia presentation with adventurer, writer and sea kayaker Jon Bowermaster. 7 p.m. Free. www.rei.com. REI Pineville, 11067 Carolina Place Pkwy., Pineville. 704-341-7405.

DJs and dance music:

10 p.m. Phil and Tony's Brick Oven Pizza Bar, 8136 Providence Rd., Charlotte. 704-541-3111. www.philandtonys.com

Saturday

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

8 a.m. Steele Creek Presbyterian Church, 7407 Steele Creek, Charlotte. 704-588-1290. www.scpconline.org

Matthews United Methodist Church Children & Teen Consignment Sale:

Children & Teen fall/winter clothes and shoes - newborn to junior sizes. Maternity items, baby equipment, toys, furniture, books, games, videos, and much more. Cash only. No strollers. 8 a.m. Free. 704-815-1945. Matthews United Methodist Church, 801 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-847-6261. www.matthewsumc.org

BBB Secure Your ID Day – Free Shredding:

The BBB, CMPD, Char-Meck Consumer Fraud Task Force, Target, Automated Shredding and Shred-IT will offer individuals and small businesses free on-site document shredding. 9 a.m. 704-927-8625. www.charlotte.bbb.org. SuperTarget, 12830 Walker Branch Drive (corner of NC 49 and Hwy 160)., Charlotte.

Carolina Cake Show:

Decorated cakes will be displayed throughout the mall. Additionally, cake decorating demonstrations will be on the mall stage. 10 a.m. Free. www.angelfire.com. Carolina Place Mall, 11025 Carolina Place Pkwy., Pineville. 704-543-9300. www.carolinaplace.com

Dad Story Time:

For ages 5-9. 10 a.m. Barnes & Noble, 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Charlotte. 704-341-9365.

Crafts at Lakeshore Learning:

Kids age 3 and up will make a craft. 11 a.m. Free. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-849-2370. www.lakeshorelearning.com

Very Vera Brunch:

Enjoy a Vera Bradley themed brunch with exclusive shopping for latest Vera items. Proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure Charlotte and the Vera Bradley Foundation. 11:30 a.m. $100 per person. 704-248-4078. The Ballantyne Resort, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte. 704-248-4000.

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