South Charlotte

Music and Art Camps, Aesops's Fables and more!

June 26

Piedmont Daylily Club:

The show program will include a judged competition for daylily flowers. The show will be open to the public 12-5 p.m. after judging is completed. A wide selection of hybrid daylilies will be available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More details on website. 10 a.m. Free with paid garden admission. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

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 younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. www.orvis.com/flyfishing101 for locations and dates. Free. 704-571-6100. www.orvis.com. Orvis Charlotte Store, 6800 Phillips Place, Suite F, 28210. 704-571-6100.

CBCC StayLocal Campaign:

Every CBCC blood and platelet donor will be entered this month in a raffle to win local "staycation" packages and excursions. Winner's names will be drawn at the end of the month. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us/. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte.

June 27

Music and 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

Camp 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. $79. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664.

Gospel Exhibit:

Come be inspired as one of Scripture's most profound parables comes to life. See the new 8-foot bronze sculpture The Sower and The Soils and discover how God used Billy Graham to sow the seed of the Gospel around the world. Free Admission. 704-401-3200. www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte.

Chair Yoga:

Pineville United Methodist Church offers area residents chair yoga classes in the gym of the Crossroads Center. 10 a.m. June 27. 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.

Basic Computer:

This class provides hands-on practice using the computer mouse and keyboard. 3 p.m. June 27. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us. Monroe Library, Union County Public Library, 316 E. Windsor St., Monroe.

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. Monroe Library, Union County Public Library, 316 E. Windsor St., Monroe.

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. www.pinevilleumc.org

Gluten Free:

Join Barbara D'Ambrosio, of The Thoughtful Baker, at Earth Fare Ballantyne at 6:30 pm for her complimentary gluten free cooking class and enjoy a special treat- the bakery's new gluten free pastry tarts and Napoleons. 704-926-1201. free. www.thethoughtfulbaker.com. Earth Fare, 12235 N. Community House Road, Charlotte. 704-926-1201.

Open Mic Mondays:

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

June 28

Aesops's Fables:

An original, rhymed version of the classic tale is told with music and large, table-top puppets. For ages 12 and younger. No registration required. Limited seating. free. 803-547-4114. www.yclibrary.org. Fort Mill Public Library, 1818 2nd Baxter Crossing.

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. Due to limited space, registration is limited to parents and caregivers. 704-416-5000. 3 p.m. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-416-5000. www.plcmc.org

Word Fundamentals:

Participants will first become familiar with the basic skills needed to create and format a document. Next, each participant will create a flyer that contains WordArt, a picture, bulleted text, and a box with text. 3 p.m. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us. Union West Regional Library, 123 Unionville Indian Trail Road W, Indian Trail. 704-821-7475.

Family Night:

Howdy Partners. Saddle up Cowboys and Cowgirls for a Rootin'-Tootin' Good Old-Fashioned Western Time. 5 p.m. June 28. Free. 704-366-0073. www.cfarestaurant.com. Chick-fil-A Cotswold, 4431 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-366-0073. www.cfarestaurant.com

"Lord of the Rings":

7 p.m. AMC Carolina Pavilion 22, 9541 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.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 create beautiful handcrafted art and meet new friends. 7-9 p.m. Watercolor on Stretched Canvas. $40. 704-246-8271. www.smallhandsbigart.com. Small Hands Big Art, 8025 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte.

Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls:

7:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

Gospel Fit Dance:

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

June 29

Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls:

12:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

Free Classes:

Every Wednesday through Aug. 25 kids ages 4 and older can visit any one of A.C. Moore's (www.acmoore.com) 135 stores, no reservations necessary, 3-5 p.m. and make their own cool, age-appropriate craft and take it home. Free. AC Moore, 1834 Matthews TWP Parkway, Matthews. 704-814-4305. www.acmoore.com

June 30

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. 5 p.m. Free with Garden Admission. Garden members are free, $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. 704-825-4490. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Oil Painting :

Joni Purk will share her the knowledge and applications of oil she has developed over the years. Working with budding to advanced artists, her class size remains small to concentrate on individual attention. 6:30 p.m. $30 (a night - 21/2 hours) - paid monthly. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte.

Charlotte Knights vs. Durham Bulls:

7:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

July 1

Ruth Bell Graham:

Come be inspired by a side of Ruth Graham that many may not know about - her missionary heart. This exhibit will highlight her interest in missionaries, prisoners, young people, and more. 9:30 a.m. July 1. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org.

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