South Charlotte

"The Sound of Music," Crafts for Kids and more!

June 22

Junior Master Gardener 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 hosted by Wing Haven. Junior Master Gardener Handbook and materials are included. Please bring a lunch. Ages 9-12. This camp session is limited to 12, so please be sure to register early to secure a spot. 10 a.m. June 22-24. $100. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

CBCC StayLocal Campaign:

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

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 that have begun to crumble with time. 10 a.m. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

It's Book Time with Ronald McDonald:

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

June 23

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. $3. Pineville United Methodist Church, 110 S. Polk St., Pineville. 704-889-2022. www.pinevilleumc.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 firefighters. 1:30 p.m. Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd., Charlotte. 704-416-5400. www.plcmc.org.

Gospel Fit Dance:

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

June 24

"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

Matthews eTeam and eGroup Leader Appreciation:

This relaxing event will be a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and build new relationships with the people you work with every weekend. We'll have plenty of food, events and games for children of all ages. 10 a.m. Morrison YMCA, 9405 Bryant Farms Road, Charlotte.

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

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.

Crafts for Kids:

Join us every Saturday for crafts. Enjoy creating a fun, new craft each week. Ages 3 and older. 11 a.m. Free. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-849-2370. www.lakeshorelearning.com.

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 through the summer. 6 p.m. Free. FABO Cafe, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-900-2430. www.faboparty.com.

Charlotte Bootcamp With Brian Peeler:

Brian Peeler from Bravo's "Work Out" will teach an intense bootcamp style workout and will also be available for private one-on-one personal training sessions. Each bootcamp will be one hour long. 6 p.m. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-432-4280.

June 27

Camp Wing Haven - Session II:

Enjoy four summer mornings discovering the magic of Wing Haven. We'll have plenty of time to experience the garden. 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 session is limited to 10; please be sure to register early in order to secure a spot. 9:30 a.m. June 27-30. $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.

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.

Open Mic Mondays:

We will be featuring all types of music and spoken word. Half-priced drinks all night. 7 p.m. Free. Thurston's Bar, 1600 E. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-519-0026. www.thurstonsbar.com.

June 28

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.

The Magic of Craig Stone:

Craig Stone will present his famous magic show. Two performances will be held; children and families may attend one of the two show times. Registration is limited to parents and caregivers. 3 p.m. June 28-29. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-416-5000. www.plcmc.org.

Adult Craft Workshop:

Participants will learn new ways to tap into their creativity and create beautiful handcrafted art. The approach encourages individual creativity, each participant's artwork will be their uniquely their own. 7 p.m. $40. Small Hands Big Art, 8025 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte. 704-246-8271. www.smallhandsbigart.com.

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