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"Pint for a Night":
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is hosting a two-month campaign called "Pint for a Night" to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. For each blood donation in March and April, CBCC will make a financial contribution to RMH of Charlotte. 10 a.m. Free. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.
Robert Kushner: Flora Dreams:
Jerald Melberg Gallery presents Flora Dreams, an exhibition of paintings and works on paper by Robert Kushner. 10 a.m. March 30-31, April 1-2, 4-9. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.
Real Birders Don't Wear White:
Come learn the basics of bird identification from the folks at Wing Haven. We'll learn how to use color, size, behavior and song to identify birds and then take a walk to test our skills. Ages 6-9. Registration required. 3:45 a.m. $10. Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Adult Exercise Classes:
Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents adult exercise classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. Walk-ins welcome. 9 a.m. $3. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
Keeping It Real:
Lisa Leake, blogger of 100daysofrealfood.com, will be coming and sharing her story on how her family completed 100 days of real food challenge, how they are still doing it on a budget, tips and tricks for other customers, and a goodie bag with some samples. 10 a.m. Earth Fare Charlotte, 12235 N. Community House Road, Charlotte. 704-926-1201.
30th Annual Charity League of Charlotte Fashion Show:
The 30th annual Charity League of Charlotte Fashion Show features fashions from Mack & Mack, a silent auction and lunch. For more information on the Fashion show and luncheon please contact Barbara Huckabee at 704-364-3314. The event raises funds to help Charlotte area children in need. 10:30 a.m. $50. Carmel Country Club, 4735 Carmel Road, Charlotte. 704-542-2454. www.charityleagueofcharlotte.org.
Gospel Fit Dance:
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.
Charlotte Art Collective spring art show:
The popular art show brings hundreds of people who look forward to this semi-annual art event where they can chat with 20 professional local artists. Works include pottery, sculpture, jewelry, wood, handmade books, paintings, collage, fiber art, garden art. 10 a.m. Free. Community Hall Avondale Presbyterian, 2821 Park Road, Charlotte. www.charlotteartcollective.com.
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. 10 a.m. Free. Brain Balance of Charlotte, 9101-J Pineville-Matthews Road, Pineville. 704-540-6363. www.brainbalancecenters.com.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:
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. foodaddicts.org.
Louisiana Spring Fest:
Back by popular demand, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is having a Louisiana-style Crawfish Boil and Oyster Roast. Tickets include entry, a basket of crawfish and/or oysters with all corn and potatoes and a 21-ounce mug of beer. 12 p.m. $20. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 215 Southside Dr., Charlotte. 704-525-5644. www.oldemeckbrew.com.
CCDS Celebrates Romare Bearden's 100th Birthday:
Seventeen original works by native Charlottean Romare Bearden are on display at Charlotte Country Day School. The installation is one of several taking place throughout the year at Charlotte arts venues to commemorate the late artist's birthday. Charlotte Country Day School is pleased to share the exhibit with the public. 1 p.m. April 2-3. Charlotte Country Day School, Hance Fine Arts Center, 1440 Carmel Road, Charlotte. 704-943-4500. www.charlottecountryday.org.
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. 5 p.m. 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.
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 south Charlotte who need to learn the basics of the English language or want to improve their English speaking and writing skills. 6 p.m. April 4; 9:30 a.m. April 5. $20 (includes book, refundable after six consecutive classes). Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.
The Metropolitan Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor Encore:
An innocent young woman is driven to madness. 6:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558.
"Beauty and the Beast":
Charlotte Christian upper school students will bring Disney's Beauty and the Beast back to the stage as part of the Season of Favorites. This family favorite tells the tale of Belle and the adventure that awaits her when she enters the enchanted castle to save her father. 7 p.m. April 7-9. $7-10 each available at www.carolinatix.org or at the door. Charlotte Christian School, 7301 Sardis Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5657. www.charlottechristian.com.
Joy Prom 2011:
The Joy Prom is a full-scale prom for people with special needs in our community. The evening will include dancing, a dessert buffet, photo sessions and more. This event is designed for people ages 16 and older1 p.m. Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. 704-847-8575. www.carmelbaptist.org.