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June 12

Fly Fishing:

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. Go to www.orvis.com/flyfishing101 for locations and dates. Call ahead for reservations. Orvis Charlotte Store, 6800 Phillips Place, Suite F, 28210. 704-571-6100.

CBCC Blood Drive:

CBCC blood and platelet donors will be entered into a raffle this month to win local "staycation" packages and excursions. Winner's names will be drawn at the end of the month. www.cbcc.us/. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte.

June 13

Camp Wing Haven:

Using literature as a starting point kids can explore the garden and its critters. 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.; 9:30 a.m. June 14; 9:30 a.m. June 15; 9:30 a.m. June 16. $79. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Gospel Exhibit:

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. A special exhibit highlights the inspiring story of how the sculpture was created and how it can inspire visitors. Free Admission. 704-401-3200. www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Dr., Charlotte.

Art Exhibit:

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. Free. www.jeraldmelberg.com. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Rd., Charlotte. 704-365-3000.

Chair Yoga:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents chair yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. Free. 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. Free. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us. Waxhaw Branch Library, 509 S. Providence St., Waxhaw. 704-843-3131.

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. June 13. Event is free. 866-665-2117. www.InclusiveHealth.org. South County Regional Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 5801 Rea Rd., Charlotte. 704-416-6600. www.plcmc.org

Open Mic:

We will feature all types of music and even spoken word. Thurston's Bar, 1600 E. Woodlawn Rd., Charlotte. 704-519-0026. www.thurstonsbar.com.

St. John Neumann Church:

Rev. Joseph Koterski, S.J., will deliver a two-night presentation on the Catholic church's understanding of courtship, commitment and married life. The event is free and open to all, call 704-370-3228 or e mail sabeason@charlottediocese.org. 7 p.m. 704-817-7721. 4sjnc.org. Saint John Neumann Catholic Church, 8451 Idlewild Rd., Charlotte.

June 14

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. June 14; 9 a.m. June 16; 9 a.m. June 21; 9 a.m. June 23; 9 a.m. June 28; 9 a.m. June 30. $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.

Word Fundamentals:

Participants will first become familiar with Microsoft Office Word 2007 and the basic skills needed to create and format a document. www.union.lib.nc.us. Monroe Library, Union County Public Library, 316 E. Windsor St. 704-283-8184.

World's Record:

YWCA Central Carolinas is an official host for The World's Largest Swimming Lesson, an international Guinness world record attempt taking place at pools and water parks around the globe to focus attention on the vital importance of teaching kids to swim. Free. 11 a.m. 704-525-5770 (Andrew Greene). www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Rd., Charlotte.

Puppet Stories:

Curious Moon Puppet Theatre provides a journey through folk tales from around the world. For ages 12 and younger. No registration required. Free. 803-547-4114. www.yclibrary.org. Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill. 803-547-4114. www.yclibrary.org

Lord of the Rings:

7 p.m. June 14. AMC Carolina Pavilion 22, 9541 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Gospel Fit Dance:

Cardio workout designed to burn calories quickly. With easy-to-follow moves you are guaranteed to have a good time. $6 per session. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Rd., Charlotte. 704-523-1116. www.jadoreballroom.com.

June 15

Build a Great Summer:

Children Story time Stop by the Matthews Public Library for One World, Many Stories & sign up for the Summer Reading Program. 2 p.m. June 15. 704-416-5000. www.cmlibrary.org. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-416-5000. www.plcmc.org.

Craig Stone the Magician:

Celebrate the Summer Reading kickoff. Come to the library for an amazing magic show performed by Craig Stone, and sign up for the reading program. 704-416-5400. www.cmlibrary.org. Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd., Charlotte.

June 16

Adult Exercise Classes:

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

PowerPoint:

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

ABA Luncheon:

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

Garden Nights:

Garden guests can experience the beauty of the summer garden in the cool of the summer evening with music and culinary delights offered by Best Impressions Caterers. Free with Garden Admission. Garden members are free, $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. 704-825-4490. www.DSBG.org. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont.

Real Estate:

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

Reading program:

This program engages men in a session designed to inspire them to become active participants at home, in school and after school. The seminar program is open to the public. 6 p.m. Free. 704-525-5770. www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Rd., Charlotte.

Chris Canty:

Meet Christ Canty of the New York Giants and some of the best players in the NFL. For more information on the Chris Canty Foundation visit www.chriscantyfoundation.com. 7 p.m. $20. 704-261-5290. chriscantyautographsessions.eventbrite.com.

Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse Chiefs:

7:15 p.m. June 16. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Dr., Fort Mill.

Charlotte Knights:

7:15 p.m. June 16. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Pl, Charlotte.

June 17

Backyard Beach Bash:

Join Witherspoon Rose Culture for Father's Day weekend Hawaiian style. Free hot dogs to all fathers, $1 for friends and family. Beach music, sweet sales, and fantastic giveaways. 9 a.m. Free. 704-366-2566. www.witherspoonrose.com. Witherspoon Rose Culture, 4401 Shopton Rd., Charlotte.

A Gift for Dad:

Come to Wing Haven and make a surprise gift for dad or grandfather. Ages 5-8. Registration required. 10 a.m. $15. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte.

Champions Gala:

The Chris Canty Foundation invites the community for an evening to raise awareness and support for our youth. All proceeds go to The Chris Canty Foundation. 6:30 p.m. $100. 704-261-5290. thechampionsgala.eventbrite.com. The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pky, Charlotte. 704-248-4000.

Crossing Paths Park:

Live beach music from The Doug Burns Band and an Artisan Market begin at 7 p.m. Free. 704-821-8114. www.indiantrail.org. Crossing Paths Park, Blythe Drive, Indian Trail.

Charlotte Knights:

7:15 p.m. June 17. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Pl, Charlotte.

Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse Chiefs:

7:15 p.m. June 17. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Dr., Fort Mill.

June 18

Carowinds:

Teen Social Connection Family Roadtrip to Carowinds. 8 a.m. Carowinds Theme Park, 14523 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte. 704-588-2600. www.carowinds.com.

Wild About Plants:

Discover some of the plant life and wildlife living in and around healthy garden habitats through this adventure. Kids will even have an opportunity to meet Smokey the Bear and learn how they can be safe and help prevent forest fires. 9 a.m. Admission is free with general Garden admission. Members free, $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. 704-825-4490. www.DSBG.org. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Rd., Belmont.

Home Run 5k:

5k Walk/Run. 9 a.m. $20 in advance, $30 day of event. Walk $15. 704-531-2467. www.carolinascare.org. McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Rd., Charlotte. 704-568-4044.

Summer Festival:

Come to Scaleybark Library for this special event full of storytelling, arts and crafts, refreshments, and entertainment. 10 a.m. 704-416-6400. www.cmlibrary.org. Scaleybark Branch Library, 101 Scaleybark Rd., Charlotte.

Alex's Lemonade Stand:

The Baxter Grand Stand is a collective effort of three families touched by childhood cancer. Brad and Lorie Lower's daughter, Louise; Geoff and Heather Lux's son Austin; and Scott and Jennifer DeNobile's son, Vincent were all diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Louise, Austin and Vincent are all healthy, and the families continue to look for ways to fight the deadly disease. 10 a.m. Baxter Town Center, 951 Market Street, Fort Mill.

Food Addicts:

FA is a program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins. Free. 704-348-1569. foodaddicts.org. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Rd., Charlotte.

Lakeshore Learning:

Free crafts for kids at your local Lakeshore Learning Store. Enjoy creating a fun, new craft each week. Ages 3 and older. 11 a.m. Free. 704-849-2370. lakeshorelearning.com. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews.

On Selwyn:

Selwyn shopkeepers offer a casual way to celebrate summer and showcase their stores every Saturday this summer. Free. 704-900-2430. FABO Cafe, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-900-2430. www.faboparty.com.

Charlotte Knights:

7:15 p.m. June 18. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Pl, Charlotte.

Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse Chiefs:

7:15 p.m. June 18. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Dr., Fort Mill.

The Sound Of Music:

The final collaboration of Rodgers & Hammerstein has become the world's most beloved musical. 8 p.m. $10-$17. 704-846-8343. www.carolinatix.org. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

June 19

Charlotte Knights:

2:15 p.m. June 19. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Pl, Charlotte.

Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse Chiefs:

2:15 p.m. June 19. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Dr., Fort Mill.

June 20

Summer Camps:

Join the fun at Charlotte Academy of Music. A week of activities are planned. Camps include: GLEE Camp, Mo'zArt (music and art), Piano Artistry, Musical Theatre Camp, and Fine Arts. 9 a.m. charlotteacademyofmusic.com. Charlotte Academy of Music, 15040 Idlewild Rd., Matthews. 704-545-7400.

Basic Computer Skills:

This class provides hands-on practice using the computer mouse and keyboard. 3 p.m. 20. 704-283-8184. Waxhaw Branch Library, 509 S. Providence St., Waxhaw. 704-843-3131. www.union.lib.nc.us.

File Management:

This class will teach participants how to manage files stored in folders and drives using My Computer and Windows Explorer. 4 p.m. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us. Waxhaw Branch Library, 509 S. Providence St., Waxhaw. 704-843-3131.

British Soccer Camps:

Each British Soccer Camp provides players of all ages and abilities the appropriate program and level of curriculum and a wonderful cultural and educational camp experience. 5:30 p.m. $82-$130. 877-263-7909. www.challengersports.com. Elon Park Rec Center (formerly 521 Rec Center), 11401 Ardrey Kell Rd., Charlotte. 704-540-2426.

Tetra Brazil Soccer Academy:

TetraBrazil provides players with insight into what makes Brazil the most successful soccer playing nation in the world. TetraBrazil camps and team clinics will inspire players to practice and improve their ball control, foot skills and moves that Brazilian soccer is famous for. 5:30 p.m. $140. 877-263-7909. www.challengersports.com. Elon Park Rec Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Rd., Charlotte. 704-540-2426.

June 21

Charlotte Summer Music & Art Camps:

Camps include: GLEE Camp, Mo'zArt (music and art), Piano Artistry, Musical Theatre Camp, and Fine Arts. charlotteacademyofmusic.com. Charlotte Academy of Music, 15040 Idlewild Rd., Matthews. 704-545-7400.

Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Course:

Enjoy a hands-on learning experience that teaches gardening skills and appreciation of the environment! Mecklenburg County Master Gardener, Rozalie Holzinger, returns for the Junior Master Gardener course. $100. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte.

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