South Charlotte

DrumStrong 2011, Mix at Six and more!

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May 22

drumStrong 2011:

Support cancer research. 8 a.m. $25; $50 per family. Misty Meadows Farm, 455 Providence Road South, Weddington. www.drumstrong.org.

CBCC StayLocal Campaign:

During May and June, every CBCC blood and platelet donor will be entered into a raffle to win local packages and excursions. Winner's names will be drawn at the end of each month. 10 a.m. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Family Sunday:

Wesley United Methodist will host its annual Korean Cultural Festival for families who have adopted children from South Korea. 704-542-1122 or email at wesleyumc@bellsouth.net. 11 a.m. Free. Wesley United Methodist Church, 3715 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-542-1122. www.wesleyumccharlotte.com.

Video Production | How To Shoot Better Home Videos:

Learn cool camera techniques. Learn to capture better memories. 2 p.m. 3415 Westinghouse Blvd., Suite 11, Charlotte. 704-998-3711. www.episodexistudios.com.

What's For Dinner? An Evening of Philanthropy and Fine Dining:

This fundraising event will be hosted by the C.A.N.S 4 Cuts charity to support its efforts of community development and youth empowerment. Sponsored by Fredrick Benjamin Grooming Products and many others. For tickets please go to www.cans4cuts.org or call 704-765-2267.

May 23

Patient Appreciation Week:

Join us May 23-27 for free chiropractic checkups. Matthews Family Chiropractic, 9808 Northeast Parkway, Matthews. 704-845-0699. www.matthewsfamilychiropractic.com.

Sowing the Seeds of the Gospel Exhibit:

See the new eight-foot bronze sculpture "The Sower and The Soils" and discover how God used Billy Graham to sow the seed of the Gospel around the world. 9:30 a.m. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org.

Chair Yoga:

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

Raul Diaz and Ernesto Berra: Dos Artistas de Cordoba:

Raul Diaz's highly textured surfaces reveal images of boats, kites, roses, and shells amid peaceful figures. 10 a.m.Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Baby Time:

This fun and interactive program is full of rhymes, songs and stories. 11:30 a.m. Free. Waxhaw Branch Library, 509 S. Providence St., Waxhaw. 704-843-3131. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Internet and Email:

This class will teach participants how to surf the Web using Internet Explorer 8 browser. Participants will also learn how to search the web for information using Google, bookmark favorite sites and have multiple Web pages open at the same time using tabs. 3 p.m. Monroe Library, Union County Public Library, 316 E. Windsor St., Monroe. 704-283-8184. 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. May 23, 30. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Gluten Free Cooking:

Join Barbara D'Ambrosio, of "The Thoughtful Baker" for her gluten-free cooking class and enjoy a traditional soup from Thailand. Reserve a seat by calling. 6:30 p.m. Free. Earth Fare Charlotte (Ballantyne), 12235 North Community House Road, Charlotte. 704-926-1201. www.thethoughtfulbaker.com.

May 24

Raul Diaz & Ernesto Berra: Dos Artistas de Cordoba:

Raul Diaz's highly textured surfaces reveal images of boats, kites, roses and shells amid peaceful figures. 10 a.m. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Word Fundamentals:

Participants will become familiar with the basic skills needed to create and format a document. Next, each participant will create a flyer that contains WordArt, a picture, bulleted text, and a box with text. 3 p.m. Union West Regional Library, 123 Unionville Indian Trail Road West, Indian Trail. 704-821-7475. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Adult/Child/Infant CPR, First Aid, AED Full Certification:

The Morrison Family YMCA now offers CPR classes to the community through the Red Cross Preparedness program. 6 p.m.$70. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte. 704-716-4650. www.ymcacharlotte.org.

Four-Course Wine Dinner Fundraiser:

Tickets are on sale for a four-course wine dinner hosted by 15 North Roadside Kitchen. Featured wines from J.Lohr Vineyards and Wines. All wine proceeds go to benefit the National Kidney Foundation. 6:30 p.m. $55. 15 North Roadside Kitchen, 1513 Montford Drive, Charlotte. 704-919-0003. www.15northroadsidekitchens.com.

May 25

Nutrition 101:

In this free class, our wellness specialist will teach you the basic building blocks for eating smart everyday. 5:30 p.m. Free. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte. 704-716-4650. www.ymcacharlotte.org.

Adult/Child/Infant CPR, First Aid, AED Full Certification:

The Morrison Family YMCA now offers CPR classes to the community through the Red Cross Preparedness program. 6 p.m. $70. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte. 704-716-4650. www.ymcacharlotte.org.

Cooking with Herbs:

This cooking class will focus on using herbs in everyday cooking to add flavor. Registration is required. 6:30 p.m. $20 for YMCA members, $35 for others. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte. 704-716-4650. www.ymcacharlotte.org.

Mix at Six:

Free outdoor music series at Ballantyne Village. Enjoy outdoor dining or the VIP section for only $15 which includes complimentary beer, wind and appetizers. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Ardrey Kell High School Band Booster Club.

www.mixatsixballantyne.com

May 26

CPA CPE: Required Ethics & "Think, What to Do Now":

Required Ethics & Think, What to Do Now, is an intermediate/advanced CPE Workshop, presented by Think Professional Education, a registered sponsor of continuing professional education with the North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners. 8:30 a.m. Hampton Inn and Suites Charlotte Arrowood Road, 9110 Southern Pine Blvd., Charlotte. 336-420-4916.

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. May 26, 31. $3. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Spider-Rama:

Come learn about our eight-legged pals and search for them in the garden. Ages 3-5. Registration required. 10 a.m. $10. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Excel Fundamentals:

Our Microsoft Office 2007 Excel Fundamentals class is a course designed to teach participants the basics for using Excel, a spreadsheet program which allows users to insert and manipulate data in a grid format. 3 p.m. Union West Regional Library, 123 Unionville Indian Trail Road. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us.

"Mercedes-Benz Mixer":

There will be complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and a display of breath taking new 2011 Mercedes-Benz vehicles accompanied by The Ladies and Gentlemen of Mercedes-Benz of South Charlotte. RSVP to: William Culp 704-889-4444 or rsvp@mbcharlotte.com. 6 p.m. Free. 4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. 704-889-4444. www.delfriscos.com

Wine Crawl Series:

MyUptownFun.com Wine Crawl Series is the last Thursday of the month. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Get your tickets at bandtastic.com/winecrawl3. 6:30 p.m. $25. City Tavern, 7828 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-614-2405. www.myuptownfun.com.

Free Weight Loss Lecture:

Learn five secrets to permanent weight loss..6:30 p.m. Free. 300 Billingsley Road, Charlotte. 704-379-7990.

Gospel Fit Dance:

Cardio workout designed to burn calories quickly. 7:30 p.m. $6. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com.

Life Lyrics and Laughter:

7:30 p.m. Skandalos, 5317 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. 704-535-4383.

Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Night:

9:30 p.m. Free. Madison's on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill. 803-802-3990. www.TheComedyZoneFortMill.com.

May 28

Boot Camp CrossFit Style:

Join Leonard Wheeler, Erin Brochard and Michelle Crawford for this weekend warrior workout extravaganza designed to push you to your limits. 8 a.m. $20 for YMCA members; $35 for nonmembers.

Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte. 704-716-4650. www.ymcacharlotte.org.

Adult CPR, First Aid, AED - Full Certification:

The Morrison Family YMCA now offers CPR classes to the community through the Red Cross Preparedness program. Registration is required. 9 a.m. $60. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte. 704-716-4650. www.ymcacharlotte.org.

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. 10:15 a.m. May 28; 10:15 a.m. June 4. Free. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte. 704-348-1569. www.foodaddicts.org.

Mecklenburg Women in the 1800s:

Author and local historian, Ann Williams, will present a program centered on the diverse lives of six Mecklenburg County women who lived during the 19th century. Reserve your spot by calling the church office at 704-542-1122. 11 a.m. Free. Wesley United Methodist Church, 3715 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-542-1122. www.wesleyumccharlotte.com.

Joyfest:

3 p.m. Carowinds Paladium, 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte.

Saturdays On Selwyn:

Selwyn shopkeepers offer a casual way to celebrate summer and showcase their stores with fun, family-friendly live music events every Saturday. Free. FABO Cafe, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-900-2430. www.faboparty.com.

Heroes: An American Celebration:

You're invited to a star-spangled evening as Carolina Voices' choirs, Myers Park Baptist Church's Chancel Choir and the Charlotte Civic Orchestra present a patriotic salute to our armed forces and the all-American way of life. 7:30 p.m. $20 adults; discounts for seniors and students. Myers Park Baptist Church, Heaton Hall, 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte. 704-374-1564. www.carolinavoices.org.

May 30

Teacher Workday Camps:

We offer a traditional full day camp and a half-day cooking camp for your kids while they are out of school. Visit our website for more information. Registration is required. 7 a.m. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte. www.ymcacharlotte.org/morrison.

Chair Yoga:

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.

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. $3. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Charlotte Knights vs. Buffalo Bisons:

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

May 31

Charlotte Knights vs. Buffalo Bisons:

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. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com.

June 1

Breakfast with the Birds:

We'll take a walk through the Wing Haven garden to discover what our feathered friends are having for breakfast. While they eat, we'll have our own breakfast under the pergola. Ages 3-5. Registration required. 10 a.m. June 1; 10 a.m. June 2. $10. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com

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