South Charlotte

Garden Nights, baseball and more!

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July 10

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. Free. 704-571-6100. www.orvis.com. Orvis Charlotte Store, 6800 Phillips Place, Suite F, 28210.

July 11

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

Be inspired by a side of Ruth Graham that many might not know. Learn about the various outreaches Mrs. Graham was involved with throughout her life, as well as personal stories of how what she did impacted the lives of others. Free. 704-401-3200. www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte.

Kaliana's Grief Support Group:

The group is designed to provide an environment where you can feel safe in your loss, uplifted and not alone. Free. 704-491-9131. www.meetup.com. Elemental Healing Charlotte, 5200 Park Road, Charlotte. www.ElementalHealingCharlotte.com.

YDub Tri Club:

11-week beginner triathlon training program for swimming, cycling and running. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the YWCA, optional Saturday training sessions, nutrition, transition, and bike maintenance. $195 for members, $225 non-members (includes triathlon entry), $150 training only. 704-525-5770. www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org/fitness-center/ydub-tri-club. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte.

July 12

Bright Blessings:

Bright Blessings, a local nonprofit, is offering a Heart To Heart program with personalized giving experiences for all ages. Visit The Giving Village to Build-A-Bucket for a homeless child, made especially by you. $10 donation. www.brightblessingsusa.org. Bright Blessings, 608-A Matthews Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-846-2329.

Gospel Fit Dance:

Cardio workout designed to burn calories quickly. With easy-to-follow moves you are guaranteed to have a good time. Free trial session every Tuesday; one free session per person. 7:30 p.m. $6 per session. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1116. www.jadoreballroom.com.

July 13

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 10 a.m.-noon to help in the garden. In addition to dirty fun, we'll read a story, make crafts and cool off with lemonade. Limit 4 children per adult. Open to families with $6 adult garden admission. No registration required. 10 a.m. July 13. Children free with $6 adult garden admission. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com

Landlord Association monthly meeting:

Come learn about the most up-to-date information necessary for landlords. Free for members, visitors $15. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org. Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association (REIA), 122 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1570.

July 14

Garden Nights:

Garden guests can experience the beauty of the summer garden in the cool of the summer evening with music and culinary delights. Free with Garden admission. Garden members are free, $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. 704-825-4490. www.DSBG.org. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.

Charlotte Knights vs. Louisville Bats:

7:15 p.m. July 14. 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. $6 per session. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1116. www.jadoreballroom.com.

July 15

Charlotte Music Industry Conference:

Charlotte Music Industry Conference is a music industry networking event hosted by the National Music Convention in Charlotte, along with an abundance of influential branding and marketing guests. This event will be focused on successful brand delivery and getting your music in the right hands. 1 p.m. For more information email nfo@natmusic.org. Ballantyne Center, 13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte. 704-248-4141.

Charlotte Knights vs. Louisville Bats:

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

July 16

Wild Life:

Discover some of the wildlife living in and around healthy garden habitats through this fun, activity-filled family adventure day. Learn about bees, insect pollinators and discover other winged residents living in the Garden. Kids can meet Smokey the Bear and learn how they can be safe and help prevent forest fires. Admission is free with general garden admission. Members free, $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. 704-825-4490. www.DSBG.org. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.

Taste of Tennis -- Free Beginner Classes for Adults:

Do you want to learn to play tennis to get more fit? Try a free beginner tennis class for adults. For details, visit: www.matchmakertennis.com.

Food Addicts:

FA is a program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins at FA meetings. 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.

Acrylic Painting Workshop:

Cathy Flynn will help you achieve strong, rich color in acrylic painting. This workshop will help each artist to experiment with under-painting in complimentary colors, construct initial composition as abstract design and learn techniques to take skills to a new level of proficiency. All skill levels welcome. 1:30 p.m. $150. (Four Saturdays in July-1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.). www.CharlotteFineArt.com. 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 Sat. throughout the summer. Hosts include: Clean Catch, Crossroads Charlotte, Dixon Wells, FABO Cafe, Mellow Mushroom, Metro Fitness Club, MostlyChocolate.com, The New York Butcher Shoppe, Petit Philippe, Rococo, Shain Gallery, Tranquil Court on Selwyn, UPS, Yelp Charlotte and Yoforia. Free. 704-900-2430. FABO Cafe, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-900-2430. www.faboparty.com.

Charlotte Knights vs. Louisville Bats:

7:15 p.m. July 16. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive., Fort Mill.

July 17

Bridal Show:

My Beautiful Wedding Bridal Show will have some of the best bridal professionals in the wedding industry. $10 at the door. All proceeds will go to Teal There Is A Cure/ Ovarian Cancer education. 1 p.m. 704-287-6073. www.mybeautifulwedding.blogspot.com. The Double Tree Airport Hotel, 2600 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte.

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