South Charlotte

A Time to Garden, Saturdays on Selwyn and more!

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July 6

"Heart To Heart" at Bright Blessings:

Bright Blessings, a local nonprofit, is offering a new Heart To Heart program with personalized giving experiences for all ages. $10 donation. Bright Blessings, 608-A Matthews Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-846-2329.

A Time to Garden:

During the summer there are always plants to water, weeds to pull and vegetables to harvest in the Children's Garden. Drop by on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and noon to help in the garden. In addition, we'll read a story, make crafts and cool off with lemonade. Limit four children per adult. No registration required. Children free with $6 adult garden admission. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664.

Martial Arts from Around the World:

The Scott Shields Martial Arts Academy presents a history of martial arts from around the world and a live demonstration of techniques. 2 p.m. Matthews Branch Library, 230 Matthews Station St., Matthews. 704-416-5000.

Make & Take Crafts:

Every Wednesday, through Aug. 25, kids ages 4 and older can visit any one of A.C. Moore's stores, no reservations necessary, from 3-5 p.m. and make their own age-appropriate craft to take home. 3 p.m. Free. A.C. Moore, 1834 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. 704-814-4305.

July 7

Pineville Downtown Farmers Market:

Vendors selling locally grown fruits and vegetables, homemade pickles, honey and other beeswax products, jewelry and arts and crafts. 3 p.m. July 7; 8 a.m. July 9. Pineville Police Department, 300 Main St., Pineville.

Oil Painting for Adults:

Artist Joni Purk will teach budding to advanced artists in a small classroom setting. 6:30 p.m. $30 per class. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741.

Gospel Fit Dance:

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

July 9

Day in the Park:

Come experience the modern Middle Ages. The Canton of Charlesbury Crossing, a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, is hosting a Day in the Park, a single day event showcasing the arts and fighting of the medieval era. There will be demonstrations of basket making, wire weaving, cord making, inkle weaving, calligraphy and embroidery. And also on hand will be armored and rapier fighters. 10 a.m. Free. Pineville Lake Park, 1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville. 910-520-6588.

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. Call ahead for reservations. 10 a.m. Free. Orvis Charlotte Store, 6800 Phillips Place, Suite F, 28210. 704-571-6100.

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.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

10:15 a.m. Free. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte. 704-348-1569.

Crafts for Kids:

Join us every Saturday for crafts for kids at your local Lakeshore Learning Store. Ages 3 and older. 11 a.m. Free. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-849-2370.

Acrylic Painting Workshop:

This workshop will help each artist to experiment with under-painting in complimentary colors, construct initial composition as abstract design and learn techniques. All skill levels welcome. 1:30 p.m. $150. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741.

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.

July 11

Summer Tennis Camps:

Kids ages 4-16 can participate in tennis camps at Colonel Francis Beatty Park the weeks of July 11-15, July 18-22, Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12. For more information email 9 a.m. $100. Colonel Francis Beatty Park, 4330 Weddington Road, Matthews. 704-340-0013.

Kaliana's Grief Support Group:

Would you like support dealing with the loss of someone you love? The group is designed to provide an environment where you can feel safe in your loss, uplifted and not alone. 6:30 p.m. Free. Elemental Healing Charlotte, 5200 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-491-9131.

YDub Tri Club:

Eleven-week beginner triathlon training program for swimming, cycling and running. Culminates in Ramblin' Rose Triathlon. 7 p.m. $195 for members, $225 nonmembers (includes triathlon entry), $150 training only. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-525-5770.

July 13

Landlord Association Meeting:

6 p.m. Free for members, $15 for visitors Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association (REIA), 122 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1570.

Art exhibition:

View works by local artists and accomplished residents. There will be a string quartet and wine and cheese tasting. RSVP, 704-366-4960. 4-6 p.m. The Carriage Club of Charlotte, 5800 Old Providence Road, Charlotte.