South Charlotte

Mother's Day at the Garden, Planting a Pizza and more!

May 8

Wells Fargo Championship:

7 a.m. May 8. Quail Hollow Club, 3700 Glen Eagles Road, Charlotte.

Mother's Day at the Garden:

All moms will receive free admission 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and the first 250 moms each day will receive a free potted plant courtesy of Rountree Plantation. Delicious picnic baskets will be available for pre-order. Please call 704-829-1252 to reserve yours. Admission for members is free, $12 adults, $11 seniors 60+, and $6 children 4-12. 704-825-4490. www.DSBG.org. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org

Gardener's Garden Tour:

A Mother's Day Tradition. The Wing Haven Gardener's Garden Tour features 6 private gardens in the Charlotte area plus Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary and the Elizabeth Lawrence Garden - eight gardens in all. Homeowners will be in their gardens to answer questions. 1 p.m. $30. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Wells Fargo Championship Single Day Grounds Sunday:

1 p.m. Quail Hollow Club, 3700 Glen Eagles Road, Charlotte.

May 9

Sowing the Seeds of the Gospel Exhibit:

Come be inspired as one of Scripture's most profound parables comes to life. See the new 8-foot bronze sculpture The Sower &The Soils and discover how God used Billy Graham to sow the seed of the Gospel around the world. 9:30 a.m. May 9; 9:30 a.m. May 10; 9:30 a.m. May 11; 9:30 a.m. May 12; 9:30 a.m. May 13; 9:30 a.m. May 14; 9:30 a.m. May 16; 9:30 a.m. May 17; 9:30 a.m. May 18; 9:30 a.m. May 19; 9:30 a.m. May 20; 9:30 a.m. May 21; 9:30 a.m. May 23; 9:30 a.m. May 24; 9:30 a.m. May 25. Free admission. 704-401-3200. www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

Chair Yoga:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents chair yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 10 a.m. May 9; 10 a.m. May 16; 10 a.m. May 23; 10 a.m. May 30; 10 a.m. Free. www.pinevilleumc.org/Athletics-v-40.html. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org

7th Annual Champions of Easter Seals UCP Golf Tournament:

The seventh annual Champions of Easter Seals UCP Golf Tournament raises money for critical programs and services for individuals with disabilities. $250 per person. 704-566-6040, ext. 1235. www.eastersealsucp.com. Providence Country Club, 6001 Providence Country Club Drive, Charlotte.

Baby Time:

This fun and interactive program is full of rhymes, songs and stories, for babies and their caregivers. 11:30 a.m. May 9; 11:30 a.m. May 16; 11:30 a.m. May 23; 11:30 a.m. May 30. Free. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us. Waxhaw Branch Library, 509 S. Providence St., Waxhaw. 704-843-3131. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Kids Bicycle Safety and Educational Rodeo Piedmont Natural Gas - Bike! Charlotte:

BikeSource is teaming up with the Giordana-Clif Bar BRICA Cycling Team and Piedmont Natural Gas to host a Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeo. Kids Bicycle Safety Rodeos are designed to educate children of all ages about bicycle safety. Bikes for children ages 7-12 are provided at the event. A limited supply of free helmets will be given to kids who participate. Free. www.bikecharlotte.org. BikeSource, 4301-A Park Road, Charlotte.

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. May 9; 5:45 p.m. May 16; 5:45 p.m. May 23; 5:45 p.m. May 30. $3 per session. www.pinevilleumc.org/Athletics-v-40.html. 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 in the English language. Also provides important community information. 6 p.m. May 9; 6 p.m. May 16. $20 (includes book, refundable after six consecutive classes). Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

May 10

Word Fundamentals:

Microsoft Office Word 2007 is a word-processing application used to create professional-looking documents. 10 a.m. May 10. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us. Monroe Library, Union County Public Library, 316 E. Windsor St., Monroe. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Know the 10 Signs of Alzheimer's:

Learn the early warning signs, and what to do if you see these signs in a loved one, during a free workshop from the Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter and The Ivey, the adult day care center in SouthPark. To register, call 704-532-7390. 2 p.m. May 10; 6 p.m. May 10. Free. 704-532-7390. www.theivey.com. The Ivey Adult Day Services, 6030 Park South Drive, Charlotte. 704-909-2070. www.theivey.com.

Planting a Pizza!:

Let's plant a garden full of the delicious herbs and vegetables that make pizza one of our favorite foods. Ages 4 - 6. Registration required. 3:45 p.m. May 10. $10. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Ice Cream Ride to The Smelly Cat with the Cannonballs - Bike! Charlotte:

Enjoy a fun, slow ride from the Booty Loop to the Smelly Cat Coffee Shop in NODA. Join the Cannonball Cycling Club in a leisurely ride through Myers Park and Plaza Midwood to NODA, where we will stop and enjoy a sip of coffee or a scoop of your favorite flavor. Lights are required. 6 p.m. May 10. Free. www.bikecharlotte.org. Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Pl, Charlotte. 704-376-3695. www.myersparkpres.org.

Gospel Fit Dance:

Cardio workout designed to burn calories quickly. With easy-to-follow moves you are guaranteed to have a good time. 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. May 10; 7:30 p.m. May 12; 7:30 p.m. May 17; 7:30 p.m. May 19; 7:30 p.m. May 24; 7:30 p.m. May 26; 7:30 p.m. May 31. $6 per session. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1116. www.jadoreballroom.com.

May 11

em:pwr cycling Booty Loop Group Ride - Bike! Charlotte:

Join members of the new em:pwr cycling club for a social group ride around Charlotte's Booty Loop during your lunch hour. Noon. Free. www.bikecharlotte.org. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-432-4280. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/Central+Park+Region/Freedom+.htm

Ballantyne IT Professionals:

Come network and share ideas in a relaxed environment with other IT Professionals in the Ballantyne area at: Cosmos Cafe - Ballantyne. 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Cosmos Cafe, 8420 Rea Road, Charlotte.

Landlord Association monthly meeting:

Come learn about the most up-to-date information necessary for landlords. Stay informed of the current laws and regulations even if you have a property management company managing your properties. 6 p.m. Free for members, Visitors $15. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org. Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association (REIA), 122 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org.

The Metropolitan Opera: Capriccio Encore:

Strauss's wise and worldly meditation on art and life. 6:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558.

Farm Fresh Vegetarian:

Join us in this cooking class to learn great vegetarian dishes for the summer. 6:30 p.m. $20 for YMCA members and $35 for program members. 704-716-4650. www.ymcacharlotte.org. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte.

May 12

Annie Jr.:

Charlotte Christian lower school students will perform Annie Jr. as part of this year's Season of Favorites. 7 p.m. $7-10 each available at www.carolinatix.org or at the door. 704-366-5657. www.charlottechristian.com. Charlotte Christian School, 7301 Sardis Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5657. www.charlottechristian.com

Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Night @ The Comedy Zone Fort Mill:

The mic opens up for everybody for your 5 minutes of fame. 9:30 p.m. May 12; 9:30 p.m. May 19; 9:30 p.m. May 26. Free. 803-802-3990. www.TheComedyZoneFortMill.com. Madison's on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill.

May 13

Young Men's Empowerment Conference 2011:

www.jr-production.net. 1 a.m. May 13. The Registry Hotel, 321 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte.

Annie Jr.:

Charlotte Christian lower school students will perform Annie Jr. as part of this year's Season of Favorites. Originally a part of the 2002-03 performing arts season, Annie Jr. is a one-act version of the original Broadway hit. 7 p.m. May 14. $7-10 each available at www.carolinatix.org or at the door. 704-366-5657. www.charlottechristian.com. Charlotte Christian School, 7301 Sardis Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5657. www.charlottechristian.com.

Charlotte Knights:

7:15 p.m. May 13. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Pl, Charlotte.

Charlotte Knights vs. Rochester Red Wings:

7:15 p.m. May 13. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Dr., Fort Mill.

Jerry Farber @ The Comedy Zone Fort Mill:

Nationally known comedian and pianist, Jerry Farber . 8 p.m. May 14; 10:15 p.m. $10. 803-802-3990. www.TheComedyZoneFortMill.com. Madison's on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plz, Fort Mill.

May 14

Waterpark Opens!:

The Morrison Family YMCA Waterpark opens on May 14. 7 a.m. May 14. 704-716-4650. www.ymcacharlotte.org. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte.

Run! Ballantyne 10K/5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run:

Register online today at YMCACharlotte.org. 10K/5K begins at 7:30am and Fun Run begins at 9am. 7:30 a.m. May 14. 704-716-4650. ymcacharlotte.org. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte.

Spring Market & Breakfast-Arlington Baptist Church:

Spring Market featuring assorted vendors from makeup to farm-fresh eggs. This event is to help bring awareness to human trafficking in the United States. Breakfast ($5 please RSVP with the church) and a discussion featuring the Mint Hill Chief of Police and Eagles Wings Ministry. Donations and proceeds from table rentals benefit On Eagles Wings Ministry/The Hope House. 704-617-4294. arlingtonchurch.com/news/152-spring-market. Arlington Baptist Church, 9801 Arlington Church Rd, Charlotte. 704-545-4589. arlingtonchurch.com/news/152-spring-market.

First Bloom Celebration:

Celebrating 60 Years of Roses: Enhancing Lives, Unfolding the Beauty, Preserving the Legacy. 9 a.m. free. 704-366-2566. www.witherspoonrose.com. Witherspoon Rose Culture, 4401 Shopton Road, Charlotte. 704-366-2566. www.witherspoonrose.com.

Poker Ride 2011 - Bike! Charlotte:

Ride the rolling hills of Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus and Stanly counties picking up random playing cards along the way. The best 3 poker hands win cash prizes of $300/$200/$100. There is a party at the finish with food, beer and soft drinks plus great music. 10 a.m. May 14. $20 registration; $25 day-of registration. www.bikecharlotte.org. Bicycles East, 195 N. Trade Street, Matthews.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

FA is a program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins at FA meetings. May 14; 10:15 a.m. May 21; 10:15 a.m. May 28; 10:15 a.m. Free. 704-348-1569. foodaddicts.org. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte.

The Metropolitan Opera: Die Walküre:

The second opera in The Ring of the Nibelung series. 12 p.m. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558.

Young Authors Program (Athletics for the Mind):

Do you know a youngster who loves to read and write? Program provides K-5 youth with ways to express their voices through writing. Genres include: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, mystery, humor, and science fiction.

$4 registration fee, classes $6 per session. 3 p.m. $6. 704-464-8559. youngauthorsprogram.blogspot.com. Lakeview Church, 13925 Erwin Road, Charlotte.

Parent's Night Out:

Enjoy an evening out while your kids are having fun at the Y. 6 p.m. $15 YMCA members and $20 program members. 704-716-4650. www.ymcacharlotte.org. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte.

Charlotte Knights vs. Rochester Red Wings:

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

May 15

ABC: Wedding Novice Program:

Are you looking to jumpstart your wedding business? Join the ABC-Charlotte LNG as we host the first Wedding Novice program. 9 a.m. Hampton Inn Suites Southpark @ Phillips Place, 6700 Phillips Place Ct., Charlotte.

Miss Southeast U.S. of America Pageant:

Competition areas include: photogenic, modeling, talent and outfit of choice. Entry fee for ages 0-3 is $85 and for ages 4+ is $125. To apply: aww.ShiningCrowns.com Pageant schedule to be determined. Tickets: $5 each for advance purchase tickets OR $10 each at the door. 781-351-2056. shiningcrowns.com. Marriott Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte. 704-527-9650. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cltnc-charlotte-marriott-executive-park/

Charlotte Knights vs. Rochester Red Wings:

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

May 16

Internet and Email:

This class will teach participants how to surf the Web using Internet Explorer 8 browser. 704-283-8184. Waxhaw Branch Library, 509 S. Providence St., Waxhaw. 704-843-3131. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Take a trip to Greece:

Explore Greek cuisine, and learn great recipes everyone will enjoy. Registration is required. 6:30 p.m. $20 YMCA members and $35 program members. 704-716-4650. www.ymcacharlotte.org. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte.

Cameron Carpenter in concert:

Grammy Award-nominated Cameron Carpenter, a 29-year-old organ phenomenon, will play the dedication concert for the new Rodgers Custom Organ installed at St. Gabriel Catholic Church A free-will offering will be taken. 704-200-7447. cameroncarpenter.com. St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-364-5431.

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