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Today

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

8 a.m. St. John's Episcopal Church, 1623 Carmel Rd., Charlotte. 704-366-3034.

Mint Hill Madness:

Rides, entertainment, food, military, police, arts and crafts, drawings and health screenings. 10 a.m. Free with $3 parking donation. Mint Hill Madness, 8850 Fairview Road, Mint Hill. 704-573-8282. www.minthillchamberof commerce.com.

Diggin' for History:

Help unearth the past and piece together the history of our community. Ages 10-14. 1 p.m. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Rd., Charlotte. 704-588-5224.

Monday

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

8 a.m. National Gypsum, 2001 Rexford Rd., Charlotte.

Toddler Storytime:

Babies-23 months. 704-416-6800 to register. 10:15 a.m. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Rd., Charlotte. 704-588-4345.

Book Beat:

Ages 3-5. 10:15 or 11 a.m. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Rd., Charlotte. 704-588-4345.

Kiwanis of Pineville-South Meck Golf Tournament Fundraiser:

Proceeds benefit children's programs in the area. 12 p.m. $100. 704-333-6699. www.bnrglobal.com. Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Ln., Charlotte. 704-542-8150. www.raintreecountryclub.com.

Magic Tree House:

Book club for 2nd-5th graders. 4 p.m. Matthews Branch Library, Matthews Town Center, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-847-6691. www.plcmc.org.

Tuesday

CLT (Charlotte Leadership Team) Business Networking Event:

7 a.m. $10/breakfast. RSVP 704-281-4482. www.charlotteleadershipteam.com. Trio, 10709 McMullen Creek Pkwy., Charlotte. 704-541-8000.

Lap Lovers:

For babies and caregivers. 10:15 a.m. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Rd., Charlotte. 704-588-4345.

Art Fun In The Park:

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

Swing Dancing:

No partner required. 8 p.m. $5. 704-293-4862. www.lovinlindy.com. Crews Road Recreation Center, 1201 Crews Rd., Matthews. 704-708-4432.

Thursday

Storytime:

For children under 3. Barnes & Noble, 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Charlotte. 704-341-9365.

Storytime:

Two-year-olds. 10:15 a.m. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Rd., Charlotte. 704-588-4345.

Golfers in Transition:

Networking event for underemployed or unemployed people. 10:30 a.m. 704-543-1879. Charlotte Golf Links, 11500 Providence Rd., Charlotte. 704-846-7990.

Pre-School Pals:

Ages 3-5. 11 a.m. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Rd., Charlotte. 704-588-4345.

Kiwanis Club Of Matthews Meeting:

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

Charlotte East Rotary Club Meeting:

12:30 p.m. Red Rocks Cafe, 4223-8 Providence Rd., Charlotte. 704-364-0402.

Nicholas Sparks on tour for “The Choice”:

7 p.m. Barnes & Noble, 3327 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Charlotte. 704-341-9365.

Spasmodic Dysphonia Support Group Meeting:

7 p.m. 704-846-3519. Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat, 6035 Fairview Rd., Charlotte.

Friday

Mecklenburg South Rotary Club:

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

Ardrey Kell High School Athletic Booster Club BBQ:

$10 a plate. Delivery available for orders of 10 or more. Call or visit the school for tickets. 10:30 a.m. 980-343-0860. Ardrey Kell High School, 10220 Ardrey Kell Rd., Charlotte. 980-343-0860. pages.cms.k12.nc.us/ardreykell/.

Story Time:

11:15 a.m. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 4345 Barclay Downs Dr. (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.

The First Annual Taste of Ayrsley Restaurant Crawl:

Live music, entertainment and an opportunity to sample a wide variety of food. 4 p.m. $10. 704-731-5524. Ayrsley, 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd., Charlotte. 704-583-2115. www.Ayrsley.com.

Saturday

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators:

9 a.m. 704-366-4076. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 4345 Barclay Downs Dr. (SouthPark mall), Charlotte. 704-602-9800.

WBT Charity Motorcycle Ride:

Keith Larson's Ride for the Kids 5. 9 a.m. Motorcycle riders $25; passengers $15; non-riders $10 for the cookout. www.wbt.com. Matthews Fun Machines, 11240 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews.

DNA LifePrint, National Child Safety Event:

Get a free fingerprint profile and photo of your child. 9:30 a.m. 217-483-2332. www.dna-lifeprint.com. Hendrick Honda, 8901 South Blvd., Charlotte.

Women's Self Defense Class:

9:30 a.m. $35. 704-341-5387. Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Rd., Charlotte. 704-543-1200. www.calvarychurch.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

10 a.m. Logan Chapel CME Church, 9505 Parkton Rd., Charlotte.

Baby Mania:

For babies up to 23 months. 10 a.m. www.plcmc.org. Steele Creek Library, 13620 Steele Creek Rd., Charlotte. 704-588-4345.

CMPD Pet Adoption:

Meet orphaned dogs and cats available for adoption. 10 a.m. 704-336-7600. SouthPark mall, 4400 Sharon Rd., Charlotte.

Dad Story Time:

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

Crafts at Lakeshore Learning:

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

Brendan:

8 p.m. Free. www.4brendan.com. Vintage Wine Cellar, 12206 Copper Way, Charlotte. 704-543-3977.

Karaoke:

10 p.m. Kristophers Sports Bar Grille, 250 N. Trade St., Matthews. 704-845-6200.

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