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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. Times vary, so call for donation times or visit www.cbcc.us/donate. 10 a.m. Free. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us/donate.
Swollen due to pregnancy? Can't wear your wedding ring at work? Come to Pickles and Ice Cream and find the right style of ring-to-necklace for you. 4 p.m. Free. Pickles and Ice Cream Maternity Apparel, 6401 Morrison Blvd. 4A, Charlotte. 704-364-1898. www.picklesandicecream.com.
Community Wellness Fair:
Come out and meet providers with a shared, proactive mentality to health and fitness who can support you on your wellness journey. Vendors will be offering special discounts, coupons and giveaways. 7 p.m. Free. Just Focus Massage and Wellness, 5600 Seventy Seven Center Drive, Charlotte. 704-299-2607. www.justfocuswell.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.
Iris for Every Garden:
Most people are familiar with the traditional Bearded Irises, which thrive in sun and drought, but there are many other types of irises as well. No matter what the situation, there is likely a species that will grow there. Cultural requirements and care will also be discussed. Please register. 9:30 a.m. $15. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Connecting the Dots:
Learn how key biblical principles can help you live a more abundant and perhaps healthier life. 7 p.m. Feb. 24; March 3, 10. $10. Harrison United Methodist Church, 15008 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. 704-541-3463 ext 213. www.harrisonchurch.org.
Brain Balance Parent Talk:
Is your child struggling with academic, social or behavioral issues? Come to our Parent Talk to learn more about children with neurobehavioral disorders and what our center does to help. Please call to reserve your seat. 7 p.m. Feb. 24, March 8, 24; 10 a.m. March 15, April 2. Free. Brain Balance of Charlotte, 9101-J Pineville-Matthews Road, Pineville. 704-540-6363. www.brainbalancecenters.com.
Gospel Fit Dance:
Cardio workout designed to burn calories quickly. The choreographed intervals include high and low impacts of tae-bo, kickboxing and Latin dance moves. Free trial session every Tuesday; one free session per person. 7:30 p.m. $6. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com.
Mike Marsh Book Signing:
Mike Marsh's "Fishing North Carolina" covers the multitude of fishing opportunities in all of the state's regions: mountains, piedmont and coastal plain. 7 p.m. Jesse Browns Outdoors, 4732 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-556-0020. www.jessebrown.com.
"The Jungle Book":
Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through adventures and thwart the tiger, Shere Khan. This musical includes favorite Disney tunes like "The Bare Necessities," and "I Wan'na Be Like You." Suitable for ages 4 and up. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25; 2 p.m. Feb. 26, 27. $9 - $10. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.
Grow What You Eat:
Find the answers on planting spring vegetable crops, from soil preparation, weed, pest and disease control from Don Rosenburg, Master Gardener and expert organic gardener. A question and answer session follows Rosenburg's presentation. 10 a.m. Feb. 26. Free. William R. Davie Park, Community Building, 4635 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-336-4011. www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:
Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Are you underweight or overweight? Obsessed with weight and dieting? Today, there is a solution. Food Addicts is a program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. 10:15 a.m. Free. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte. 704-348-1569. www.foodaddicts.org.
The Metropolitan Opera: Iphigenie en Tauride:
Susan Graham and Placido Domingo perform in Gluck's interpretation of the Greek Myth. 1 p.m. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558.
Women's Bible Study:
Pineville United Methodist Church invites area women to attend "Experiencing God," a 13-week Bible study by Henry Blackaby that explores the will of God for our lives and how it's revealed. I5 p.m. Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10. $16. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
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.
African American Heritage Assembly:
Please join us for an African American Heritage Assembly in celebration of Black History Month. Charlotte Preparatory School students will recite Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. 1:30 p.m. Free. Charlotte Preparatory School, 212 Boyce Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5994. www.charlotteprep.com.
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:
Pineville United Methodist Church offers residents instruction in the English language and provides important community information. Open to those in the south Charlotte who need to learn the basics of the English language or want to improve their English speaking and writing skills. 9:30 a.m. March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. ;$20 (refundable after six consecutive classes). Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
Watercolor in the Garden:
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. 1:30 p.m. March 1, 8. The Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden at Wing Haven, 348 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
The Metropolitan Opera: Nixon in China Encore:
The encore of John Adams' opera of President Nixon's 1972 encounter with Communist China. 6:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558.
Room with a View: Designing the Garden from Inside Out:
Taimi T. Anderson will show you how to create a garden that links your home and garden in a seamless flow from outdoors to the rooms indoors. Please register. 9:30 a.m. $20. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. www.winghavengardens.com.