South Charlotte

Fly fishing, Taste of Tennis and more!

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June 8

CBCC StayLocal Campaign:

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

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. Described as an urban landscape artist, Ernesto Berra's collaged paintings reflect Cordoba's aging structures. 10 a.m. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Alive After Five:

This after-work event runs every Thursday at 5 p.m. through Sept. 15. Today: Bad Daddies; June 15: Black and Blue. Official after parties will be held at Whisky River, Suite and BlackFinn. 5 p.m. Free. aliveafterfives.com. Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. www.aliveafterfives.com.

Landlord Association Meeting:

Learn 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. Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association (REIA), 122 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org.

June 9

Adult Exercise Classes:

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

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

Morrison Regional Library will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 2-6:30 p.m. Call 704-416-5431 or stop by Morrison Regional Library to register. Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd., Charlotte. 704-416-5400. www.plcmc.org.

EMC World Recap:

If you were unable to make it to sunny Las Vegas for EMC World 2011, we will recap the highlights for you in the wine cellar at Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse. 4 p.m. Del Frisco's, 4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. www.delfriscos.com.

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 their creativity, create beautiful handcrafted art and meet new friends in the process. 7-9 p.m.: Decoupage on Wood; June 28, 7-9 p.m.: Watercolor on Stretched Canvas; July 19, 7-9 p.m.: Hand Carved Rubber Stamps. $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 quickly. 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 per session. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1116. www.jadoreballroom.com.

June 11

Orvis 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 under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Go to www.orvis.com/flyfishing101 for locations and dates. Call ahead for reservations. 10 a.m. Free. 704-571-6100. Orvis Charlotte Store, 6800 Phillips Place, Suite F, 28210. 704-571-6100. www.orvis.com.

Taste of Tennis:

Learn to play tennis to get fit. Free Beginner Tennis Class for Adults. The series is called a "Taste of Tennis" and teaches adults the basics. 10 a.m. Free. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-443-8668. www.matchmakertennis.com.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

Food Addicts is based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins. 10:15 a.m. Free. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte. 704-348-1569. www.foodaddicts.org.

World Wide Knit in Public Day:

Come join the Charlotte Knitting Guild as we celebrate World Wide Knit In Public Day with knitting, crocheting and all other fiber arts. Games and prizes throughout the day. 11 a.m. Free. Book-A-Million, 330 South Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-384-4081. www.charlotteknittingguild.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. Hosts include: Clean Catch, Crossroads Charlotte, Dixon Wells, FABO Cafe, Mellow Mushroom, Metro Fitness Club, MostlyChocolate.com, The New York Butcher Shoppe, Petit Philippe, Rococo, Shain Gallery, Tranquil Court on Selwyn, UPS, Yelp Charlotte and Yoforia. 6 p.m. Free. FABO Cafe, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-900-2430. www.faboparty.com.

June 13

Camp Wing Haven:

Enjoy four summer mornings discovering the magic of Wing Haven. Using literature as a starting point to explore the garden and its critters, we'll get our hands dirty in the Children's Garden planting vegetables and flowers and improve the garden as a wildlife habitat. For rising first- and second-graders. Two sessions available. (Each camp session is limited to 10; please be sure to register early to secure a spot.). 9:30 a.m. $79. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

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/Athletics-v-40.html.

Floor Yoga:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents floor yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 5:45 p.m. $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

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. Half-priced drinks all night. 7 p.m. Free. Thurston's Bar, 1600 E. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-519-0026. www.thurstonsbar.com.

June 14

Camp Wing Haven:

Enjoy four summer mornings discovering the magic of Wing Haven. Using literature as a starting point, we'll get our hands dirty in the Children's Garden planting vegetables and flowers and improve the garden as a wildlife habitat. For rising first- and second-graders. Two sessions available. (Each camp session is limited to 10; please be sure to register early to secure a spot.). 9:30 a.m. $79. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

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 water parks to focus attention on the vital importance of teaching kids to swim. Charlotte Safety Training is also teaming up with YWCA for this event. 10 a.m. Free. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-525-5770 (Andrew Greene). www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org.

June 15

Inclusive Health Enrollment Event:

Inclusive Health, also known as the North Carolina 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 a pre-existing medical condition. 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. South County Regional Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-416-6600. www.plcmc.org.

June 16

ABA June Luncheon:

The Arrowood Business Association will be having guest speaker Jerry Orr, director of Charlotte/Douglas International Airport. 11 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Ayrsley, 1920 Ayrsley Town Blvd., Charlotte.

Real Estate Investors Association Meeting:

Educational events providing information on every aspect of real estate investing. 6 p.m. Members free, visitors $15. The Hilton Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Drive, Charlotte. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org.

Strong Men Pushing Reading:

The program emphasizes reading as a skill builder and social enhancer, and encourages men to increase their involvement as supporters, advocates and leaders. The program is open to the public. RSVP. 6 p.m. Free. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-525-5770. www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org.

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