South Charlotte

Magic show, fly fishing and more!

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June 15

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. 9:30 a.m. June 15-16. $79. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Raul Diaz & Ernesto Berra: Dos Artistas de Cordoba:

10 a.m. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

CBCC StayLocal Campaign:

10 a.m. Free. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

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. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-416-5000. www.plcmc.org.

Craig Stone the Magician:

Come to the library for an amazing magic show performed by Craig Stone, and sign up for our Summer Reading Club. 3 p.m. Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd., Charlotte. 704-416-5400. www.plcmc.org.

Alive After Five:

This after work social event will feature music by Black and Blue. 5 p.m. Free. Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. www.aliveafterfives.com.

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. See our website for a list of items to bring to be qualified. 5 p.m. Free. South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-416-6600. www.plcmc.org.

June 16

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.

Strong Men Pushing Reading:

This program is designed to inspire men to become active participants at home, in school and after school. RSVP via phone or our website. 6 p.m. Free. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-525-5770. www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org.

Gospel Fit Dance:

7:30 p.m. $6. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com.

June 17

A Gift from the Garden for Dad:

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

The Champions Gala 2011:

The evening will include dinner, cocktails, live music and a live and silent auction. All proceeds go to The Chris Canty Foundation. 6:30 p.m. $100. The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte. 704-261-5290. thechampionsgala.eventbrite.com.

The Pharmacy of Flowers: A Sensual Journey Through The World of Aromatic Plants:

Join botanical medicine expert and grassroots health care advocate David Crow for an olfactory feast featuring some of the world's most exotic, rare and precious essential oils. Essential oils can reach deep into the recesses of the brains, cross over the chemical barriers and open channels in the body and mind to provide psychological and physical therapeutic benefits. This comprehensive introduction emphasizes the healing benefits of fragrance in daily life for enhancing health and happiness. 7 p.m. June 17; 9 a.m. June 18. $75. Myers Park Baptist Church, Cornwell Conference Center, 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte. 704-277-3887. www.floracopeia.com/events.

June 18

Carolinas Care Partnership Home Run 5K:

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

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. 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. Call ahead for reservations. 10 a.m. June 18-19. Free. Orvis Charlotte Store, 6800 Phillips Place, Suite F. 704-571-6100. www.orvis.com.

Summer Festival:

Come to Scaleybark Library for this special event full of storytelling, arts and crafts, refreshments and entertainment. 10 a.m. Scaleybark Branch Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte. 704-529-0632. www.plcmc.org.

Taste of Tennis:

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

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

10:15 a.m. Free. Anuvia Prevention & 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.

"The Sound Of Music":

Matthews Playhouse presents the final collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein that has become the world's most beloved musical. 8 p.m. June 18; 8 p.m. June 24-25. $10-$17. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

June 20

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.

June 22

It's Book Time with Ronald McDonald:

Through the use of magic, music, puppets, student participation and, of course, lots of laughter, Ronald McDonald presents this entertaining story time and addresses the topic of reading in a fun and relevant way for elementary school students. Due to limited spaces, registration is limited to parents and caregivers. I 2 p.m. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-416-5000. www.plcmc.org.

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