South Charlotte

Spider-Rama, Taste of Tennis and more!

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May 25

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. Described as an urban landscape artist, Ernesto Berra's collaged paintings reflect Cordoba's aging structures that have begun to crumble with time. 10 a.m. May 25-28, 31; June 1-4, 6-11. ;Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

CBCC StayLocal Campaign:

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

Alive After Five:

5 p.m. May 25; June 1, 8, 15. Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. www.aliveafterfives.com.

Nutrition 101:

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

Mix at Six:

Join us each week for outdoor music, drink specials and fine dining. VIP tickets can be purchased online or at the door for $15 or $100 for a season pass. Proceeds benefit the Ardrey Kell High School Band Booster Club. 6 p.m. Free. Ballantyne Village, 14825 John J Delaney Drive, Charlotte. www.mixatsixballantyne.com.

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

Kick up your flavor without adding extra calories. 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 program members. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Rd., Charlotte. 704-716-4650. www.ymcacharlotte.org.

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

Spider-Rama:

A spider may be scary to find in a house, but it is great in the garden. 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.

UNCW Charlotte Alumni Spring Mixer:

You're invited to join the UNCW Charlotte Area Alumni Chapter for their annual Spring Mixer. Join fellow alumni from the Charlotte area for a networking social with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. RSVP by May 23. 6 p.m. Free. Andrew Blair's, 1600 Montford Drive, Charlotte. 910-629-2684. https://tswww.uncw.edu.

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.

May 28

Boot Camp CrossFit Style:

Join Leonard Wheeler, Erin Brochard and Michelle Crawford for this weekend warrior workout designed to push you to your limits. 8 a.m. $20 for YMCA members, $35 for program members. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte. 704-716-4650. www.ymcacharlotte.org.

Adult CPR, First Aid, AED 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.

Taste of Tennis -- Free Beginner Classes for Adults:

Do you want to learn to play tennis to get more fit? Come out to our free beginner tennis class for adults. 10 a.m. Free. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-432-4280. 704-443-8668. www.matchmakertennis.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 and Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte. 704-348-1569. www.foodaddicts.org.

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 throughout the summer. 6 p.m. 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. A portion of the proceeds from the concert will be donated to Urban Ministry Center. 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 at YMCACharlotte.org/morrison for more information. Registration is required. 7 a.m. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte.

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.

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 1-2. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

June 2

Ballantyne Business Bash:

Enjoy entertainment, networking, sponsor offerings and food samples from the area restaurants. For tickets: cwalker@charlottechamber.com. 11 a.m. $7 in person, $8 online, $10 at event. Ballantyne Corporate Park, 15800 John J. Delaney Drive, Charlotte. 704-378-4106. www.charlottechamber.com.

June 3

Family Game Night:

Looking for a fun family game? These games specifically work to enhance skills such as processing speed, attention, memory, logic and reasoning and visual and auditory processing. Please RSVP. 5:30 p.m. Free. The Brain Trainer, 11030 Golf Links Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-1373. www.thebrain-trainer.com.

Texas Hold 'em Party to Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation:

Participate in tournament-style play at one of our tables and earn chips to exchange for prizes. Admission includes heavy appetizers. Call Maggiano's to reserve your spot. 7 p.m. $65. Maggiano's Little Italy, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-916-2300. www.maggianos.com.

June 4

National Trails Day:

American Hiking Society's National Trails Day is a great event for individuals and families to get outside and enjoy the outdoors together. Volunteers will be creating a stretch of multi-use trail where rain and usage have eroded the current trail. REI will provide lunch and greenway will provide tools and project direction. Kids are encouraged to attend with their family. Register: 9 a.m. Free. Anne Springs Close Greenway, U.S. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill. 704-921-0320. www.rei.com.

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