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July 4

Ruth Bell Graham: "The Heart of a Missionary":

Exhibit to highlight Graham's interest in missionaries, prisoners, young people, more. Learn more about her various outreaches, personal stories. 9:30 a.m. July 4-9, 11-16, 18-20. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

Presbyterian Hospital July Fourth Spectacular:

At Memorial Stadium, Independence Boulevard. Estimated start time: 10 a.m. Family Fun Festival with games, food, music, prizes for children of all ages; best viewing of the fireworks. Free admission. Memorial Stadium parking fee to be determined. 200,000 attendees expected. Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte.

Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides:

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

July 5

Ruth Bell Graham: "The Heart of a Missionary":

Exhibit to highlight Graham's interest in missionaries, prisoners, young people, more. Learn more about her various outreaches, personal stories. 9:30 a.m. July 4-9, 11-16, 18-20. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

"Heart To Heart" at Bright Blessings:

Local nonprofit offers "Heart To Heart" program with personalized giving experiences for all ages to support local homeless children. Visit The Giving Village to make a Build-A-Bucket for a homeless child. 9:30 a.m. July 5-7, 12-14, 19-21,26-28, Aug. 2-4. $10 donation. Bright Blessings, 608-A Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-846-2329. www.BrightBlessingsUSA.org.

Martial Arts from Around the World:

History presented by Scott Shields Martial Arts Academy; live demonstration of various techniques for children and families. 2 p.m. July 5-6, Matthews Branch Library. Registration limited to parents and caregivers. Large groups interested in children's programs should call Matthews Children's staff, 704-416-5000, ext. 4. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-416-5000. www.cmlibrary.org.

Pineville Downtown Farmers Market:

Vendors sell locally grown fruits and vegetables, homemade pickles, honey and other beeswax products, jewelry, and arts and crafts. 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8 a.m. Saturdays through Aug. 6. www.pinevillenc.net. Pineville Police Department, 300 Main St., Pineville.

Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides:

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

Gospel Fit Dance:

Cardio workout designed to burn calories quickly. Easy-to-follow moves. Choreographed intervals include high and low impacts of tae-bo, kickboxing, Latin dance moves. Free trial session every Tuesday; one free session per person. 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 23. $6 per session. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com.

July 6

"Heart To Heart" at Bright Blessings:

Local nonprofit offers "Heart To Heart" program, with personalized giving experiences for all ages to support local homeless children. Visit The Giving Village to make a Build-A-Bucket for a homeless child. 9:30 a.m. July 6-7, 12-14, 19-21,26-28, Aug. 2-4. $10 donation. Bright Blessings, 608-A Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-846-2329. www.BrightBlessingsUSA.org.

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