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Today

Kids Bargain Book Blowout:

Thousands of books, including beginning and intermediate readers to educational workbooks and young adult novels, with prices starting at $1.50; 9 a.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 4345 Barclay Downs Drive (SouthPark mall), Charlotte. 704-602-9800. www.josephbeth .com.

Monday

Book Beat:

For ages 3-5. 10:15 or 11 a.m. Call 704-416-6800 to register. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-588-4345.

Matthews Town Council Meeting:

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

Cooking Gluten-Free:

Join the Ballantyne Celiac Support Group for a free cooking class and tips on living gluten-free. 6:30 p.m. www.earthfare.com. Earth Fare, 12235 N. Community House Rd., Charlotte. 704-926-1201.

Film Appreciation Classes:

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

Tuesday

Book Club at Pottery Barn Kids:

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

Planning And Zoning Meeting:

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

General Membership Meeting:

7 p.m. The Gallery at Mint Hill Arts, 7714 Matthews/Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill. 704-780-3487. www.minthill arts.org

Nurture By Nature Seminar:

Come learn simple ways to create a healthy and safe home environment for you and your baby. Reservations suggested. 7 p.m. Free. Babies R Us, 9575 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-643-2229. www.babiesrus.com.

Paul Austin Book Tour:

“Something for the Pain: One Doctor's Account of Life and Death in the ER.” 7 p.m. Park Road Books, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte. 704-525-9239. www.parkroadbooks.com

Wednesday

Carolina Place Mall Walkers:

September speaker: Beth Michels with Run for Your Life holds a shoe clinic on how to find the best shoes for your needs. 8:30 a.m. Free. Carolina Place Mall, 11025 Carolina Place Pkwy., Pineville. 704-543- 9300. www.carolinaplace.com

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

3 p.m. Sep. 24. Home Depot, 14310 Rivergate Pkwy., Charlotte. 704-504-9836. www.homedepot .com/

Thursday

Home School Special: F.B.I.:

Become an official “FBI” investigator and search a “crime scene” for clues about the mysterious breakdown of living things in nature. 2 p.m. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Rd., Charlotte. 704-588-5224.

Business After Hours – Preview Party:

5:30 p.m. Matthews Chamber Of Commerce, 210 Matthews Station St., Matthews.

Advanced Sunset Kayak Tours, Copperhead Island:

Ages 12 and older. Adult/$20, Teen/$12. 6 p.m. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Rd., Charlotte. 704-588-5224.

Friday

Terrific Twos: Silly Spiders:

Age 2. 10 a.m. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Rd., Charlotte. 704-588-5224.

Mint Hill Madness:

Rides, entertainment, food, military, police, arts and crafts, drawings and health screenings. 6 p.m. Sep. 26; 9:30 a.m. Sep. 27; 10 a.m. Sep. 28. Free with $3 parking donation. 704-573-8282. 8850 Fairview Road, Mint Hill. 704-573-8282. www.mint hillchamberof commerce.com

Oktoberfest:

Inspired by the sights and sounds of Munich, the event will feature seasonal brews, entertainment and Gallery's house-made delicacies. 6 p.m. Gallery Restaurant and Bar at Ballantyne Resort, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte. 704-248-4100. www.gallery-restau rant.com

Blakeney Summer Concert Series On The Village Green:

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

Saturday

Kids Konsignment Sale:

Shop for fall/winter clothes, baby equipment, toys and games. Half-price sale is from 1 to 3 p.m. 704-643-3502. 8 a.m. Harris YMCA, 5900 Quail Hollow Rd., Charlotte. 704-716-6800.

Levine Senior Center Yard Sale:

8 a.m. Levine Senior Center, 1050 DeVore Ln., Matthews. 704-846- 4654. www.levineseniorcenter.org/

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer:

9 a.m. Free. 704-552-6147. www. stridescharlotte.org. Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road (behind the mall), Charlotte. 704-972-2000.

23rd annual ArtFest of Matthews:

Free fine art and master craft show featuring juried work. Entertainment, youth art exhibit, children's hands-on art area with pottery making. 10 a.m. Matthews Station Street, Matthews. 704-847-3649. www.matthewscham ber.com

Starmount Neighborhood Association Crimewatch Meeting and Community Fair:

Public meeting with Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department and local government personnel to discuss crime concerns at Chalmers Memorial Church, 1501 Starbrook Dr. Free. 10 a.m. 704-936-6854. www .starmountnc.com. Afterward, attend the Fall Community Fair at St. Andrew's UMC, 1900 Emerywood Dr., until 2 p.m., 704-553-1327.

Crafts at Lakeshore Learning:

Free craft activity for ages 3 and up. 11 a.m. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-849-2370. www.lakeshore learning.com

Fall Fun Fest:

Music, kids' activities and more. 3p.m. Free. 704-582-9610. The Fountains Shopping Center, Ardrey Kell Rd. & Tom Short Rd., Charlotte. www.thefountainsatballantyne.com

Loaves & Fishes Feed the Need:

Food, fun and a live auction. 7 p.m. $50 per person. Loaves & Fishes' Warehouse, 648 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-523-4333. loavesand fishes.org

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