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Third Annual Pint for Pounds with Second Harvest:
Donate blood or sponsor a blood drive with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. For each donation in January and February, CBCC will donate 6 pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Call for donation times or visit www.cbcc.us/donate. For businesses, civic organizations and churches interested in hosting a blood drive with CBCC, call Jennifer Teague at 704-972-4709 for more information. 10 a.m. Jan. 19-31; Feb. 1-2. Free. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us/donate.
Wolf Kahn: The Early Years:
Jerald Melberg Gallery will present an exhibition of early works dating between 1950-1970 by the distinguished American landscape painter, Wolf Kahn. There will be more than 50 paintings and pastels from this fascinating period. 10 a.m. Jan. 19-22, 24-29, 31; Feb. 1-4. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.
Adult Exercise Classes:
Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents adult exercise classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 9 a.m. $3. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
Real Estate Investors Association monthly meeting:
Educational events providing information on every aspect of real estate investing. 6 p.m. Free for members, $15 visitors. The Hilton Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Drive, Charlotte. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org.
Acting Classes Using "Method" Technique:
Class includes relaxation, sense memory, improv voice and movement, followed by scene study. 7:45 p.m. $15 per session. Enrichment Arts Acting Program, 8300 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-849-2025. www.corlinproductions.com.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:
Food Addicts is a program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins at meetings. Food Addicts is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from the disease of food addiction. 10:15 a.m. Free. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte. 704-348-1569. www.foodaddicts.org.
Dallas Brass Concert at Myers Park High School:
The Myers Park and Smith Academy Bands will host a residency and concert featuring the nationally acclaimed Dallas Brass. The Dallas Brass will perform their show "American Musical Journey" playing pieces from the past 230 years of American musical culture. Proceeds will benefit the band programs of Myers Park and Smith Academy. 7 p.m. $15. Myers Park High School, 2400 Colony Road, Charlotte. 704-343-5800.
Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents chair yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 10 a.m. Free. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents floor yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 5:45 p.m. $3. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
English as a Second Language Classes:
We welcome those in the south Charlotte area who need to learn the basics of the English language or want to improve their English speaking and writing skills. 6 p.m. $20 (includes book, refundable after six consecutive classes). Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
How Two People Can Build a Garden and Remain Friends:
Jasmin and Peter Gentling have spent 40 years resurrecting a 15-acre wooded hillside that includes a house and garden more than 100 years old in Asheville. The Gentlings have worked together and not always harmoniously to create what is a well-established garden. The garden has evolved from travel, argument and dialogue, as well as trial and error. 9:30 a.m. $20. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Watercolor in the Gardenr:
Using the garden in bloom as inspiration, explore color, paint, brushes and paper in an expressive and experimental way to gain confidence in and knowledge of the medium. This course is intended to be looser than traditional botanical painting yet based on floral subject matter. 1:30 p.m. $250. The Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden at Wing Haven, 348 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Get Fit Weight Loss Challenge:
Inspired by the hit show "The Biggest Loser," you will learn about nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices and participate in a supportive and friendly competition where cash and prizes go to "losers." Cost is $39 for 12 weeks that ends on March 22. Seating is limited. Register with Maude: 704-365-3355. 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. $39. Belle Johnston Community Center, Pineville Lake Park, 1009 Johnston Drive, Pineville. 704-889-2400. www.pinevillenc.net.
Beginning Beekeeping School:
Learn about honeybees and how to take care of your own beehive. Find out how to harvest your own honey. Eight weeks beginning Jan. 25. 7 p.m. $50. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-358-8075. www.meckbees.org.
Home Tweet Home:
Nesting season is just around the corner for our feathered friends at Wing Haven and birds are scouting for the perfect nesting site. Let's lend a hand by making a birdhouse to take home and also provide some materials to help them build a cozy nest. Ages 4-6. Registration required. 3:45 p.m. $10. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
The Metropolitan Opera: La Fanciulla del West Encore:
The encore performance of Puccini's wild-west opera. 6:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558.
AT-NET Technology Summit:
Join us for the At-Net Tech Summit presented by Cisco, NetApp and others. Come visit IT professionals as we discuss new industry trends, ways to increase the efficiency and productivity of your business and more. Keynote speaker David Stelzl, an expert on digital asset protection strategies, is an information security professional who will talk about how to look at security, digital assets and the protection of mission critical data. 8 a.m. Marriott Charlotte SouthPark, 2200 Rexford Road, Charlotte. 704-364-8220.
How the Government Got in Your Backyard:
Eric Heberlig will distill the science, the politics, and the unbiased, nonpartisan truth behind hot-button environmental issues from pesticides to global warming. 9:30 a.m. $15. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com
Look up and imagine cascades of blooms and foliage in your garden. Vines are the answer to enhancing your garden's altitude while expanding its horticultural aptitude. In this romp through the world of vines, we'll learn about annual and perennial vines for sun and shade. 9:30 a.m. $15. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.