South Charlotte

Fly fishing, Open Mic Mondays and more!

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June 5

Fly Fishing 101 & 201:

Learn the basics of fly fishing, from casting to tying knots to assembling the right gear, at any Orvis store through July 17. No experience or equipment needed. Kids are welcome, but those younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Go to www.orvis.com/flyfishing101 for locations and dates. Other dates: 10 a.m. June 11; 10 a.m. June 12; 10 a.m. June 18; 10 a.m. June 19; 10 a.m. June 25; 10 a.m. June 26. Free. 704-571-6100. www.orvis.com. Orvis Charlotte Store, 6800 Phillips Place, Suite F, 28210. 704-571-6100. www.orvis.com

Charlotte Knights vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs:

2:15 p.m. June 5. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Dr., Fort Mill.

Charlotte Knights:

2:15 p.m. June 5. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Place, Charlotte.

June 6

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. Other dates: 9:30 a.m. June 7; 9:30 a.m. June 8; 9:30 a.m. June 9; 9:30 a.m. June 10; 9:30 a.m. June 11; 9:30 a.m. June 13; 9:30 a.m. June 14; 9:30 a.m. June 15; 9:30 a.m. June 16; 9:30 a.m. June 17; 9:30 a.m. June 18; 9:30 a.m. June 20; 9:30 a.m. June 21; 9:30 a.m. June 22. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

CBCC Campaign:

During May and June, every CBCC blood and platelet donor will be entered in a raffle to win local packages and excursions. Winner's names will be drawn at the end of each month. 10 a.m. June 6; 10 a.m. June 7; 10 a.m. June 8; 10 a.m. June 9; 10 a.m. June 10; 10 a.m. June 11; 10 a.m. June 12; 10 a.m. June 13; 10 a.m. June 14; 10 a.m. June 15; 10 a.m. June 16; 10 a.m. June 17; 10 a.m. June 18; 10 a.m. June 19; 10 a.m. June 20. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us/. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte.

Art Exhibit:

Raul Diaz's highly textured surfaces reveal images of boats, kites, roses, and shells amid peaceful figures. 10 a.m. June 6; 10 a.m. June 7; 10 a.m. June 8; 10 a.m. June 9; 10 a.m. June 10; 10 a.m. June 11; 10 a.m. June 13; 10 a.m. June 14; 10 a.m. June 15; 10 a.m. June 16; 10 a.m. June 17; 10 a.m. June 18; 10 a.m. June 20; 10 a.m. June 21; 10 a.m. June 22. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Chair Yoga:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents chair yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 10 a.m.; 10 a.m. June 13; 10 a.m. June 20; 10 a.m. June 27. Free. www.pinevilleumc.org/Athletics-v-40.html. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.org.

Baby Time:

This fun and interactive program is full of rhymes, songs and stories. It is for babies and their caregivers. 11:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. June 13; 11:30 a.m. June 20; 11:30 a.m. June 27; 11:30 a.m. July 4; 11:30 a.m. July 11; 11:30 a.m. July 18; 11:30 a.m. July 25; 11:30 a.m. Aug. 1; 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8; 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15; 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22. Free. 704-283-8184. Waxhaw Branch Library, 509 S. Providence St., Waxhaw. 704-843-3131. www.union.lib.nc.us

Open Mic Mondays:

We will be featuring all types of music and even spoken word. In addition, we will be adding many of our artists to the set list. Come be apart of something big and we are going to take Charlotte open mics to a whole new level. 7 p.m. June 6; 7 p.m. June 13; 7 p.m. June 20; 7 p.m. June 27. Free. Thurston's Bar, 1600 E. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-519-0026. www.thurstonsbar.com.

Charlotte Knights:

7:15 p.m. June 6. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Place, Charlotte.

Charlotte Knights vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs:

7:15 p.m. June 6. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

June 7

Internet and Email Basics:

This class will teach how to surf the Web using Internet Explorer 8 browser. We will discuss URLs, links and how to navigate to recently viewed Web sites. The class will also learn about searching the web for information and tabbed browsing. After becoming familiar with the Internet, participants will learn how to open, create and send email messages using Hotmail. Union West Regional Library, 123 Unionville Indian Trail Road W, Indian Trail. 704-821-7475. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Journey of Men:

Journey of Men groups meet Tuesday nights over 14 consecutive weeks. Groups are held at The Barnabas Center. 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. See www.thebarnabascenter.org for more information. The Barnabas Center, 413 S. Sharon Amity Road.

Balancing Hormones:

Topic discussion by Nelsa Ciapponi, M.D., with a nutritional component by Carol Land, MS, RD, LDN. 7 p.m. June 7. Free. Carolina Compounding and Nutritional Pharmacy, 16709 Orchard Stone Run, Suite 310, Charlotte. 704-540-4330. ccnprx.com.

June 8

Conference:

Join us for a discussion regarding what you want from music and art lessons this summer. We offer lessons for school kids and adults. Please call or email to schedule your conference. 4 p.m. June 8. Free. Greenhorn Studios, 5551 Monroe Road. 704-537-8979. www.GreenhornStudios.com.

Landlord meeting:

Come learn about the most up-to-date information necessary for landlords. 6 p.m. Free for members, Visitors $15. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org. Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association, 122 W. Woodlawn Road.

June 9

Build Your Business:

Free for entrepreneurs and business owners who need to build or up-fit a commercial or business office, retail location or light industrial facility. 803-792-4348. www.ferrara-buist.com. Charlotte Fort Mill Commercial Builder Studio, 1701 First Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill.

Adult Craft Workshop:

Small Hands Big Art, a South Charlotte children's art studio, announces new adult craft workshops. Participants will learn new ways to tap into their creativity, create beautiful handcrafted art, & meet new friends in the process. The approach encourages individual creativity, each participant's artwork will be their uniquely their own. 7-9pm: Decoupage on Wood; 7-9 p.m. June 28: Watercolor on Stretched Canvas; 7-9 p.m. July 19: Hand Carved Rubber Stamps. 7 p.m. June 9; 7 p.m. June 28; 7 p.m. July 19. $40. Small Hands Big Art, 8025 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte. 704-246-8271. www.smallhandsbigart.com.

Gospel Fit Dance:

Cardio workout designed to burn calories. 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. 7:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m. June 14; 7:30 p.m. June 16; 7:30 p.m. June 21; 7:30 p.m. June 23; 7:30 p.m. June 28. $6 per session. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road.

June 10

Blood Drive:

A blood drive will be hosted by Gabi McNulty in cooperation with the Community Blood Center. It will be at Fort Mill Public Library. Please set an appointment at: www.cbcc.us/donate; sponsor code: gabi. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 1 p.m. 803-547-8873. Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing. 803-547-4114. www.yclibrary.org.

Movie night:

Crossing Paths Park will host a free movie night. The movie, "Grease," will begin at dusk. The Artisan Market and event festivities including an antique car show begin at 7 p.m.704-821-8114. www.indiantrail.org/news-and-events.php?cat=312. Crossing Paths Park, Blythe Drive, Indian Trail. www.indiantrail.org.

"Southern Harmony":

Charlotte Chorale will celebrate Southern sacred music. Concert Series locations: 7:30 p.m., Messiah Lutheran Church, 8300 Providence Road; 7:30 p.m., June 11, Northside Baptist Church, 333 Jeremiah Road. Free, but donations will be accepted. 704-351-0495. www.CharlotteChoraleInc.org. Messiah Lutheran Church, 8300 Providence Road, Charlotte.

June 11

Pancakes For A Purpose:

You are invited to "Pancakes For A Purpose" breakfast to support Pancreatic Cancer Research. To buy tickets or for more information, call or email pancakesforapurpose@aol.com. 7:30 a.m. $7. 704-408-1500. Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 5110 Piper Glen Station Drive.

Southern Sunshine Fest:

Vaulting Competition (gymnastics/dance on horses) for the east coast at a beautiful venue. Free admission and concessions are available. 9 a.m. Free. 704-843-4306. www.shearosevaulters.org. McNeely Farms Equestrian Center, 6223 McNeely Road, Waxhaw. 704-243-1762. www.hucksconnectionv.com.

Taste of Tennis:

The series is called a "Taste of Tennis" and it teaches adults the basics of the game. Go to www.matchmakertennis.com and click on the events calendar. Call 704-443-8668.

Spinning and Weaving:

This summer the President James K. Polk State Historic Site will collaborate with other historic sites to present second Saturdays. This program gives artists an opportunity to showcase their work at over 30 state historic sites and museums.10 a.m. Free. 704-889-7145. www.polk.nchistoricsite.org. President James K. Polk State Historic Site, 12031 Lancaster Highway.

Food Addicts in Recovery:

FA is a program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins at FA meetings. FA is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from the disease of food addiction. 10:15 a.m. June 11; 10:15 a.m. June 18; 10:15 a.m. June 25. Free. 704-348-1569. foodaddicts.org. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road

Knit in Public Day:

Join the Charlotte Knitting Guild to celebrate World Wide Knit In Public Day, knitting, crocheting and all other fiber arts.11 a.m. Free. www.charlotteknittingguild.org. Book-A-Million, 330 South Sharon Amity Road. 704-384-4081. www.booksamillion.com.

Crafts for Kids:

Every Saturday, free Crafts for Kids at your local Lakeshore Learning Store. Ages 3 and older. 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. June 18; 11 a.m. June 25; 11 a.m. July 2; 11 a.m. July 9; 11 a.m. July 16; 11 a.m. July 23; 11 a.m. July 30; 11 a.m. Aug. 6; 11 a.m. Aug. 13; 11 a.m. Aug. 20; 11 a.m. Aug. 27. Free. 704-849-2370. lakeshorelearning.com. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews.

Young Authors:

We provide K-5 youths with fun, exciting, and imaginative ways to express their voices through writing. $4 registration fee, classes $6 per session. 3 p.m. June 11; 3 p.m. July 9; 3 p.m. Aug. 13; 3 p.m. Sep. 10; 3 p.m. Oct. 8. 704-464-8559. youngauthorsprogram.blogspot.com. Lakeview Church, 13925 Erwin Road, 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 during the summer. 6 p.m. June 11; 6 p.m. June 18; 6 p.m. June 25; 6 p.m. July 2; 6 p.m. July 9; 6 p.m. July 16; 6 p.m. July 23; 6 p.m. July 30; 6 p.m. Aug. 6; 6 p.m. Aug. 13; 6 p.m. Aug. 20. Free. 704-900-2430. FABO Cafe, 2820 Selwyn Ave.

June 13

Camp Wing Haven:

Enjoy four summer mornings discovering the magic of Wing Haven. Using literature as a starting point, you can explore the garden and its critters. For rising first- and second-graders. Two sessions available. Each camp session is limited to 10. 9:30 a.m. June 13; 9:30 a.m. June 14; 9:30 a.m. June 15; 9:30 a.m. June 16. $79. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte.

Health Enrollment:

Inclusive Health, also known as the N.C. Health Insurance Risk Pool, provides affordable, individual health insurance coverage for North Carolinians who do not have access to an employer health plan and face higher premiums due to pre-existing medical conditions. At our enrollment events, trained agents will work with applicants to better understand our program and to apply on site if it is right for them. See our website for a list of items to bring to be qualified. 5 p.m. Free. 866-665-2117. www.InclusiveHealth.org. South County Regional Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 5801 Rea Road. 704-416-6600. www.plcmc.org.

June 14

World's Largest Swimming Lesson:

YWCA Central Carolinas is an official host location for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson, an international Guinness World Record attempt taking place at pools and waterparks around the globe. 10 a.m. Free. 704-525-5770 (Andrew Greene). www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road.

Lord of the Rings:

7 p.m. AMC Carolina Pavilion 22, 9541 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

June 15

Build a Great Summer:

Stop by the Matthews Public Library for One World, Many Stories and sign up for the summer reading program. 2 p.m. www.cmlibrary.org. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-416-5000. www.plcmc.org.

Craig Stone:

Come to the library for an amazing magic show performed by Craig Stone, and sign up for the summer reading program. 3 p.m. 704-416-5400. www.cmlibrary.org. Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd. www.plcmc.org.

June 16

PowerPoint:

Participants will learn the fundamental skills needed to create, animate and run a slideshow presentation. 10 a.m. June 16. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us. Union West Regional Library, 123 Unionville Indian Trail Road W, Indian Trail. 704-821-7475.

ABA June Luncheon:

The Arrowood Business Association will have a guest speaker: Jerry Orr, Director of Charlotte Douglas Airport.11 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Ayrsley, 1920 Ayrsley Town Blvd.

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