South Charlotte

Shoe Drive for Jacob's Ladder, Open Mike Night and more!

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April 17

Shoe Drive for Jacob's Ladder Job Center:

The Paul Simon Co. is helping Jacob's Ladder Job Center Inc. clients put their best foot forward. Through April 30, customers who donate a gently used pair of men's or women's shoes to either Paul Simon Co. men's store in Myers Park (1027 Providence Road) and The Village at SouthPark (4300 Sharon Road) will receive $35 off a new pair of Allen Edmonds shoes purchased at these locations. Paul Simon Co., Park South Station Blvd, Charlotte. 704-366-4523. www.paulsimonco.com.

April 18

Shoe Drive for Jacob's Ladder Job Center:

The Paul Simon Co. is helping Jacob's Ladder Job Center Inc. clients put their best foot forward. Through April 30, customers who donate a gently used pair of men's or women's shoes to either Paul Simon Co. men's store in Myers Park (1027 Providence Road) and The Village at SouthPark (4300 Sharon Road) will receive $35 off a new pair of Allen Edmonds shoes purchased at these locations. 704-332-5822, ext. 223. Paul Simon Co., Park South Station Blvd, Charlotte. 704-366-4523. paulsimonco.com.

Chair Yoga:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents chair yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 10 a.m. Mondays through June 27. Free . Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Microsoft Office 2003 Word II Class:

Build on what you learned in Word I Class. 5 p.m. Mondays through June 18. Union West Regional Library, 123 Unionville Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail. 704-821-7475. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Floor Yoga:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents floor yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. Walk-ins welcome. 5:45 p.m. Mondays through June 27. $3 per session. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

English as a Second Language Classes:

Latino and other international residents instruction offered. Also provides important community information. 6 p.m. Mondays through May 16. $20 includes book, refundable after six consecutive classes. En Español at 803-802-3720 . www.pinevilleumc.org/Community-v-43.html#esl. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

April 19

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. Tuesdays through June 7. $3 per session. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Shoe Drive for Jacob's Ladder Job Center:

The Paul Simon Co. is helping Jacob's Ladder Job Center Inc. clients put their best foot forward. Through April 30, customers who donate a gently used pair of men's or women's shoes to either Paul Simon Co. men's store in Myers Park (1027 Providence Road) and The Village at SouthPark (4300 Sharon Road) will receive $35 off a new pair of Allen Edmonds shoes purchased at these locations. Paul Simon Co., Park South Station Blvd, Charlotte. 704-366-4523. www.paulsimonco.com.

English as a Second Language Classes:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers Latino and other international residents instruction. 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through May. 17. $20 refundable after six consecutive classes. www.pinevilleumc.org/Community-v-43.html#esl. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022.

Aspergers and You:

The Charlotte Asperger's Syndrome Meetup Group is sponsoring a free educational talk by Dr. Frank Gaskill at 6:45 p.m. at St Gabriels Church, the corner of Providence Road and Sharon Amity. Visit www.meetup.com/aspergers-81. Free. St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-364-5431.

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 per session . J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1116. www.gospelfitdance.com.

April 20

Shoe Drive for Jacob's Ladder Job Center:

The Paul Simon Co. is helping Jacob's Ladder Job Center Inc. clients put their best foot forward. Through April 30, customers who donate a gently used pair of men's or women's shoes to either Paul Simon Co. men's store in Myers Park (1027 Providence Road) and The Village at SouthPark (4300 Sharon Road) will receive $35 off a new pair of Allen Edmonds shoes purchased at these locations. Paul Simon Co., Park South Station Blvd, Charlotte. 704-366-4523. www.paulsimonco.com.

Nadirah Shakoor & Outside Art:

Nadirah Shakoor, also known as the "Refeerette" of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band will perform. Kevin Loop (acoustic solo) will perform the opening act followed by Nadirah Shakoor. 7 p.m. $5-$8. 704-893-2157. Skinnyz Bar & Grille, 15060 Idlewild Road, Matthews. 704-893-2157. www.skinnyz.com.

April 21

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. Tuesdays through June 7. $3 per session. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Governor's Frog Jump:

This winner of this classic event will represent South Carolina at the fabled Calaveras County Frog Jump in California. 10 a.m. through April 23. Town Square, Westpark Mall Drive, Charlotte.

Real Estate Investors Association monthly meeting:

Educational events providing information on every aspect of real estate investing. 6 p.m. Members free, visitors $15. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org. The Hilton Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Drive, Charlotte.

Open Mike Night:

The Rachel Giblin Teen Center will host an Open Mike Night series. 7 p.m. Free for YMCA members. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte.

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 per session. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1116. www.jadoreballroom.com.

The Comedy Zone, Fort Mill:

The mike opens up for everybody, so invite your friends out to watch you take the stage for your five minutes of fame. 9:30 p.m. Free. 803-802-3990. www.TheComedyZoneFortMill.com. Madison's on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill.

April 22

Governor's Frog Jump:

This winner of this classic event will represent South Carolina at the fabled Calaveras County Frog Jump in California.10 a.m. Town Square, Westpark Mall Drive, Charlotte.

Lord of Light:

Live theater and dinner. "Lord of Light," A sensational, one-of-a-kind portrayal of the resurrection. All hell really does break loose in this NarroWay thriller. 6:30 p.m.; 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. April 23. $5 - $29.95. 803-802-2300 or 704-831-8893. NarroWay Theatre & Conference Center, Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte. 803-802-2300. www.narroway.net.

April 23

Governor's Frog Jump:

This winner of this classic event will represent South Carolina at the fabled Calaveras County Frog Jump in California. 10 a.m. Town Square, Westpark Mall Drive, Charlotte.

"Bunny Bash" Spring 2011:

107.9 The Link and Promenade on Providence are welcoming Spring with a 2011 Bunny Bash. Enjoy a full day of activities including crafts, energy-burning-fun, and even prizes. bunnybashcharlotte.com/f/index.cfm. 10 a.m. Free. 704-342-9000. h Promenade on Providence Shopping Center, 10822 Providence Road, Charlotte.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

Food Addicts is a program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. 10:15 a.m. Free. 704-348-1569. bit.ly/fameeting. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte.

Lord of Light:

Live theater and dinner. "Lord of Light," A sensational, one-of-a-kind portrayal of the resurrection. All hell really does break loose in this NarroWay thriller. 6:30 p.m.; 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. April 23. $5 - $29.95. 803-802-2300 or 704-831-8893. NarroWay Theatre & Conference Center, Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte. 803-802-2300. www.narroway.net.

The Metropolitan Opera: Capriccio:

Strauss's wise and worldly meditation on art and life. 1 p.m. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558.

Journey of Men:

Journey of Men groups meet on Tuesday nights over 14 consecutive weeks. Groups are held at The Barnabas Center Journey of Men. Detaiwww.thebarnabascenter.org or email kzuiderveen@thebarnabascenter.org. 1 p.m. The Barnabas Center, 413 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte.

Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves:

7:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

April 24

Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves:

2:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

April 25

Chair Yoga:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents chair yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 10 a.m. Mondays through June 27. Free . Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022

Floor Yoga:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents floor yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. Walk-ins welcome. 5:45 p.m. Mondays through June 27. $3 per session. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

English as a Second Language Classes:

Latino and other international residents instruction offered. Also provides important community information. 6 p.m. Mondays through May 16. $20 includes book, refundable after six consecutive classes. En Español at 803-802-3720 . Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Charlotte Knights vs. Gwinnett Braves:

7:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

April 26

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. Tuesdays through June 7. $3 per session. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

English as a Second Language Classes:

Latino and other international residents instruction offered. Also provides important community information. 6 p.m. Mondays through May 16. $20 includes book, refundable after six consecutive classes. En Español at 803-802-3720 . www.pinevilleumc.org/Community-v-43.html#esl. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022.

Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees:

7:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

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 per session . 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1116. www.jadoreballroom.com.

April 27

Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees:

11:15 a.m. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

Multiple Myeloma Patient Program:

Join us for a live educational event. Questions answered by a multiple myeloma specialist. 6 p.m. 866-508-6181. Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel, 5501 Carnegie Blvd., Charlotte. 704-501-2510. RenaissanceCharlotteSouthPark.com.

The Metropolitan Opera: Le Comte Ory Encore:

A nobleman's plan to woo a countess goes awry. 6:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558.

The Wolfpack Club's Coaches Caravan Stop:

N.C. State Head Football Coach Tom O'Brien, Women's Basketball Coach Kelly Harper and Athletics Director Debbie Yow will attend. Tickets are $28 for adults and $18 for children ages 12 and under. Carmel Country Club. 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Alex Browning at ABrowning@1asmc.com or 704-650-0058. Carmel Country Club, 4735 Carmel Road, Charlotte. 704-542-2454. www.carmelcountryclub.org.

April 28

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. Tuesdays through June 7. $3 per session. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Success in Distress Luncheon for Agents:

Special Guest Speaker: Virginia Smith, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer/FHA 203k Renovation Specialist for Bank of America. Showcase Realty will host their monthly agent sales training: Success in Distress Workshop. 12 p.m. Bank of America, 6200 Fairview Road, Charlotte.

Garden Scavenger Hunt!:

Wing Haven is a great place to have a scavenger hunt. Join the search for different animals that live here. Ages 4-6. Registration required. 3:45 p.m. $10. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees:

7:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

April 29

Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton Wilkes Barre Yankees:

7:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

April 30

Running For Ronald 5K Run/Walk:

The second annual Running for Ronald 5K Run/Walk & Family Fun Day. Presented by the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte Teen Volunteer Board. Registration: 7:30 a.m. Runners start : 8:30 a.m. Walkers Start: 8:45 a.m. Family Fun Day: 9 a.m.-noon. Kids Fun Run: 10 a.m. Pre-race Packet Pick Up: April 29, 4-8 p.m. at McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Road, Charlotte. 704-568-4044. bit.ly/mcalpinepark.

A.W.O.L. Charlotte Music Festival:

Join us at Symphony Park, and BYOB. Pre-Sale Tickets $32. VIP Tickets $52. Group Tickets $27. VIP Group Tickets $47. 11 a.m. Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-972-2000. www.uncorkthefun.com/charlotte-north-carolina/site-info.

The Metropolitan Opera: II Trovatore:

A warrior named Manrico has conflicts with Count di Luna. 1 p.m. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558.

2011 Cruise for a Cause:

The Zetas are offering a Mexico-bound cruise for a cause April 30-May 7. Download the registration form and come cruise with the Zetas. 4 p.m. Varies; $461 and up. 704-556-8300. www.angelfire.com/nc/olaiya/Zeta/Zeta_2011_Cruise.doc. Mann Travels, 4400 Park Road, Charlotte.

Charlotte Knights vs. Columbus Clippers:

7:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

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