South Charlotte

Breakfast with the Birds, Garden Nights and more!

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June 1

Breakfast with the Birds:

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

Raul Diaz & Ernesto Berra: Dos Artistas de Cordoba:

10 a.m. June 1-4, 6-11, 13-17. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Alive After Five:

This after work social event runs Thursdays through Sept. 15. Enjoy live music in a happy hour atmosphere. 5 p.m. Free. Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. www.aliveafterfives.com.

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. 704-369-5005. www.mixatsixballantyne.com.

The Metropolitan Opera: "Die Walkure" Encore:

An encore performance of the second opera in The Ring of the Nibelung series. 6:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558.

Charlotte Knights vs. Buffalo Bisons:

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

June 2

Adult Exercise Classes:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents adult exercise classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 9 a.m. $3. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Ballantyne Business Bash:

Enjoy entertainment, networking, sponsor offerings and great 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.

Garden Nights:

Garden guests can experience the beauty of the summer garden in the cool of the summer evening with music and food offered by Best Impressions Caterers. 5 p.m. June 2, 9, 23, 30. Free with Garden Admission; free for members; $12 for adults; $11 for seniors 60 and older; and $6 children 4-12. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Real Beauty:

This group is for women who are seeking a safe place to understand their stories and hear from others who also struggle with embracing their unique beauty and femininity. Groups meet every Thursday for 10 weeks starting June 2. Please email Lauren Petters at lpetters@thebarnabascenter.org or with questions. Registration required. 6 p.m. The Barnabas Center, 413 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-4545.

Charlotte Knights vs. Buffalo Bisons:

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

June 3

Retirement Planning for Women:

Ursula Strong, financial advisor for Edward Jones in Ballantyne, is conducting "Financial Education Series for Women." John Heath, public affairs specialist with the Social Security Administration will be the guest speaker. Please call to reserve a seat. 12 p.m. June 3. Free. Edward Jones, 17206 Lancaster Highway, Charlotte. 704-544-6360.

Family Game Night:

These games specifically work to enhance skills such as processing speed, attention, memory, logic and reasoning and visual and auditory processing. For more information or to RSVP, contact Angela by phone or email. 5:30 p.m. Free. The Brain Trainer, 11030 Golf Links Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-1373; Angela@thebraintrainer.com. www.thebraintrainer.com.

Texas Hold 'em Party:

Participate in tournament-style play at one of our tables and earn chips to exchange for prizes. Admission price includes 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.

Charlotte Knights vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs:

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

June 4

Taste of Tennis:

Do you want to learn to play tennis to get more fit? Come out to our beginner tennis class for adults. The series teaches adults the basics of the game. 10 a.m. Free. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-443-8668. www.matchmakertennis.com.

Food Addicts in Recovery:

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

Charlotte Bachata Fling 2011:

Join us and RumbaCharlotte this weekend, as Charlotte Salsa & Bachata dance fans are treated to dance workshops and performances. $60 for day passes, $10 for fling showcase. 11 a.m. Karma Ultra Lounge, 1925 Westinghouse Blvd., Charlotte. www.bachatacharlotte.eventbrite.com.

Crafts for Kids:

Enjoy creating a fun, new craft each week. Ages 3 and older. 11 a.m. Free. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-849-2370. www.lakeshorelearning.com.

Fiction Workshop:

Students will engage in writing exercises to help write their own attention-getting stories. Dale Neal holds an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College. 12p.m. $75 for nonmembers, $70 for members. Providence Presbyterian Church, 10140 Providence Road, Charlotte. 828-254-8111. www.twwoa.org.

Charlotte Today Pond Tour:

The Charlotte Today Pond Tour includes 12 ponds and water gardens at residences located around southeast Charlotte. All money will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. 1-5 p.m. $10; tickets available at all Charlotte Walgreens stores. Charlotte Today Pond Tour Locations, 1001 Wood Ridge Center Drive, Charlotte. 704-365-6700. www.waterscapespro.com.

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. 6p.m. Free. FABO Cafe, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-900-2430. www.faboparty.com.

Fundraiser:

Join Team Reeb and Olde Mecklenburg Brewery for an evening of fun, food, freshly brewed beer and an array of auction items to raise money for 24 Hours of Booty, which brings cyclists of all abilities together to raise vital funds for cancer research and survivorship. 7 p.m. $20. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 215 Southside Drive, Charlotte.

Charlotte Knights vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs:

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

June 5

Charlotte Knights vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs:

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

June 6

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. 5:45 p.m. $3. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Charlotte Knights vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs:

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

June 7

Adult Exercise Classes:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents adult exercise classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 9 a.m. $3. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Journey of Men:

Journey of Men groups meet on Tuesday nights over 14 consecutive weeks. Journey of Men provides a safe context to interact with the personal and practical questions around what it means to love God and others more deeply in all the varied spheres of a man's life. Cost is $500 (scholarship applications available on request). 1 p.m. The Barnabas Center, 413 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte.

June 8

Alive After Five:

This after work event runs every Thursday and features live music . 5 p.m. Free. Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. www.aliveafterfives.com.

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