South Charlotte

Soccer camps, Russian music and more!

June 19

Raffle for blood donors:

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

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, 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. Orvis Charlotte store, 6800 Phillips Place, Suite F, Charlotte. 704-571-6100. www.orvis.com.

Charlotte Knights:

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

June 20

Music & art camps:

Camps include: GLEE Camp, Mo'zArt (music and art), Piano Artistry, Musical Theatre Camp, and Fine Arts. Charlotte Academy of Music, 15040 Idlewild Road, Matthews. 704-545-7400. www.charlotteacademyofmusic.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. Free Admission. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org.

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.

Art:

Raul Diaz's highly textured surfaces reveal images of boats, kites, roses, and shells amid peaceful figures. Ernesto Berra's collaged paintings reflect Cordoba's aging structures that have begun to crumble. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Baby Time:

This fun and interactive program is full of rhymes, songs and stories. It is for babies and their caregivers. Free. Waxhaw Branch Library, 509 S. Providence St., Waxhaw. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Martial arts demo:

Grandmaster Wayne Lewis, local karate instructor, will demonstrate traditional karate, covering its history, ways to stay in shape, and self-defense techniques. For rising sixth- through 12th-graders and families. Call 831-7774 to register. Free. Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 Second Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill. 803-547-4114. www.yclibrary.org.

Computer skills:

Our Basic Computer skills class is designed for the computer novice. This class provides hands-on practice using the computer mouse and keyboard. 3 p.m. Waxhaw Branch Library, 509 S. Providence St., Waxhaw. 704-283-8184. 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. The class will also demonstrate using "save as" vs. the "save" command. 4 p.m. Waxhaw Branch Library, 509 S. Providence St., Waxhaw. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us.

British soccer camps:

British soccer camps provide young players with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts right in the heart of their own community. $82-$130. Elon Park Rec Center (formerly 521 Rec Center), 11401 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte. 877-263-7909. www.challengersports.com.

Brazilian soccer camps:

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. Elon Park Rec Center (formerly 521 Rec Center), 11401 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte. 877-263-7909. www.challengersports.com.

Floor yoga:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents floor yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. Walk-ins welcome. 5:45 p.m. $3 per session. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022.

Open mic:

We will be featuring all types of music and even spoken word. In addition. Free. Thurston's Bar, 1600 E. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-519-0026. www.thurstonsbar.com.

June 21

Excel Fundamentals:

Our Microsoft Office 2007 Excel Fundamentals class is a course designed to teach participants the basics for using Excel, a spreadsheet program which allows users to insert and manipulate data in a grid format. Monroe Library, Union County Public Library, 316 E. Windsor St., Monroe. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Music:

Porkchop Productions presents the classic tale of four old animals who start life anew in Bremen Town. For ages 12 and under. No registration required. Limited seating. 4 p.m. Free. Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 Second Baxter Crossing, Fort Mill. 803-547-4114. www.yclibrary.org.

Summer solstice at Wing Haven:

Let's toast the longest day of the year as we enjoy a playlist of summer classics in the Main Garden. Wing Haven's national champion tree will be the main act. The Vitex should be in full bloom as spring gives way to summer. Refreshments are included in the cost of admission. 6 p.m. $25. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Russian music:

Rare and interesting performance of Russian liturgical, classical and folk music. $10. 7 p.m. 7000 Park Road (Acopian Hall), 7000 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-900-7398. www.7000parkrd.com.

"Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" extended edition event:

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

Gospel Fit Dance:

Free trial session every Tuesday; one free session per person. $6 per session. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com.

June 22

Summer Outing:

First annual Summer Outing at Carowinds. 10 a.m. Carowinds Hotel, 225 Carowinds Blvd., Fort Mill. 803-548-2400.

Book Time:

Through the use of magic, music, puppets, student participation, and, of course, lots of laughter, Ronald McDonald presents this entertaining storytime 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. 2 p.m. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-416-5000. www.cmlibrary.org.

Your First eBook:

This is your chance to participate in a very lucrative Internet marketplace. Best-selling author Monique McKenzie (aka, "The eBook Queen") will be featured. 7 p.m. The Brain Trainer, 11030 Golf Links Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-1373. www.thebrain-trainer.com.

June 23

Garden Nights at Stowe:

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. Other food and beverage options will be available for an additional rate. 5 p.m. June 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25. Free with Garden Admission. Garden members are free, $12 adults, $11 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.

Summer Reading with the Fire Department:

Join us for a special visit from our local fire department. Hear stories about fire safety and meet real firemen!. 1:30 p.m. Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd., Charlotte. 704-416-5400. www.plcmc.org.

Excel Fundamentals:

Our Microsoft Office 2007 Excel Fundamentals class is a course designed to teach participants the basics for using Excel, a spreadsheet program which allows users to insert and manipulate data in a grid format. 3 p.m. Union West Regional Library, 123 Unionville Indian Trail Road W., Indian Trail. 704-821-7475. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Free Ageless Grace Demo:

Kat Mansfield, Certified Ageless Grace Educator, is holding a demonstration for this playful new wellness program. Ageless Grace is a series of "21 Simple Tools for Lifelong Comfort & Ease." The movements, which are performed in a chair to upbeat music, focus on the healthy longevity of the body, mind, emotions and spirit. 4 p.m. Free. The Dance Center: Ballroom and Banquet Hall, 855 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. 980-475-2194. www.movewithkat.com.

Gospel Fit Dance:

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. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1116. www.jadoreballroom.com

Gorilla Preschool Improv:

Gorilla Preschool is one of Charlottes most well known Improv shows. Similar to the show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" The entire direction of the show is dictated by the audience. Performers from Charlotte Comedy Theater create hysterical scenes based off of audience suggestions while incorporating rules from improv games. $5. 8 p.m. Petra's Piano Bar, 9932 Warwickshire Lane, Charlotte.

Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Night:

The mic opens up for everybody, so invite your friends out to watch you take the stage for your five minutes of fame. 9:30 p.m. Free. Madison's on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill. 803-802-3990. www.TheComedyZoneFortMill.com.

June 24

Sunset Series Movie Night:

Please join us in Crossing Paths Park for our Grand Finale Friday Celebration! It's our last night of the Sunset Series. The Artisan Market and free giveaways begin at 7 p.m. and the feature movie, "How To Train Your Dragon," begins at dusk. We hope to see you there. 7 p.m. . Free. Crossing Paths Park, Blythe Drive, Indian Trail. www.indiantrail.org.

"The Sound of Music":

The final collaboration of Rodgers and Hammerstein has become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant nun proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theater. 8 p.m. June 24-25. $10-$17. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com

June 25

The Human Biofield:

What is the Human Biofield? How does it work? How can you work with it? Find out where the energy comes from that gives you vitality, what systems in your body use this energy. 10 a.m. $150. BodyTalk Charlotte / Chrysalis of Charlotte, 10718 Carmel Commons Blvd., Suite 230, Charlotte. 704-777-8722. www.bodytalksystem.com.

Food addicts:

Food Addicts is a program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins. FA is a fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience and mutual support, are recovering from the disease of food addiction. Free. 704-348-1569. foodaddicts.org. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte.

Crafts for kids:

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. 704-849-2370. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-849-2370. www.lakeshorelearning.com

Saturdays on Selwyn:

Selwyn shopkeepers celebrate summer and showcase their stores with fun, family-friendly live music events every Saturday throughout the summer. 6 p.m. 704-900-2430. FABO Cafe, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-900-2430. www.faboparty.com.

Charlotte bootcamp:

Brian Peeler from Bravo's "Work Out" is returning to Charlotte for one week. Each bootcamp will be one hour long Email brian@peelerbuilt.com if you have any questions. 6 p.m. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-432-4280.

Community Concert:

Free Community Concert features local praise and dance teams and gospel rappers. 7 p.m. www.facebook.com. New Town Road Community Church, 7513 Broomes Old Mill Road, Waxhaw.

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