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Ruth Bell Graham: "The Heart of a Missionary":
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. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.
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"Heart To Heart":
Bright Blessings, a local nonprofit, is offering a new "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: Choose a gift container and theme from our specialty toy section. 9:30 a.m. $10 donation. Bright Blessings, 608-A Matthews Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-846-2329. www.BrightBlessingsUSA.org.
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. We'll read a story, make crafts and cool off with lemonade. Limit four children per adult. Open to families with $6 adult garden admission. No registration required. 10 a.m.-noon. Children free with $6 adult garden admission. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Free Make & Take Classes Every Wednesday:
Every Wednesday, kids ages 4 and older can visit A.C. Moore and make their own cool, age-appropriate craft to take home. 3 p.m. Free. A.C. Moore, 1834 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. 704-814-4305. www.acmoore.com.
Landlord Association Meeting:
Come learn about the most up-to-date information necessary for landlords. Stay informed of the current laws and regulations even if you have a property management company managing your properties. 6 p.m. Free for members, $15 for visitors. Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association (REIA), 122 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org.
Blood Drive, Win Prizes:
The American Red Cross is offering blood donors a chance to win one of five Apple iPad 2's during its Donor Appreciation Days. Donors will also be entered in drawings for two $25 gift cards. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 13, 15. 2-7 p.m. July 14. Park Road Donor Center, 2425 Park Road, Charlotte. www.redcrossblood.org.
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 14; 8 a.m. July 16. Pineville Police Department, 300 Main St., Pineville.
Oil Painting for Adults:
Working with budding to advanced artists, instructor Joni Purk's class size remains small to concentrate on individual attention. Group projects (optional) palette knife painting, still life, impressionism, plein air, what you can do to improve your paintings, and more. Visit our website for detailed information. 6:30 p.m. $30. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.
Gospel Fit Dance:
7:30 p.m. $6. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com.
Charlotte Music Industry Conference:
Charlotte Music Industry Conference is a music industry networking event hosted by the National Music Convention in Charlotte along with influential branding and marketing guests. This event will be focused on successful brand delivery and getting your music in the right hands. For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 1 p.m. The Spa at Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte. 704-248-4141. www.spaballantyne.com.
Taste of Tennis:
Do you want to learn to play tennis to get more fit? Come out to a beginner tennis class for adults. 10 a.m. Free. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-443-8668. www.matchmakertennis.com.
Orvis Fly Fishing 101 & 201:
Learn the basics of fly fishing, from casting to tying knots to assembling the right gear. 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. July 16-17. ;Orvis Charlotte Store, 6800 Phillips Place, Suite F, 28210. 704-571-6100. www.orvis.com.
Celebrate summer with free entertainment for all ages, magic shows, food and beverage samples, prizes and contests, merchant demos. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Blakeney Crossing, 9839 Rea Road, Charlotte. 803-487-3440.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:
10:15 a.m. Free. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Road, Charlotte. 704-348-1569. www.foodaddicts.org.
Take a tour, from 10:30-11a.m., and join staff in an informational meeting beginning at 11a.m. 10:30 a.m. Free. Brain Balance of Charlotte, 9101-J Pineville-Matthews Road, Pineville. 704-540-6363. www.brainbalancecenters.com.
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 to take skills to a new level of proficiency. All skill levels welcome. 1:30 p.m. July 16, 23, 30. $150. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.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 throughout the summer. 6 p.m. FABO Cafe, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-900-2430. www.faboparty.com.
Summer Tennis Camps:
Kids ages 4-16 can participate in tennis camps at Colonel Francis Beatty Park July 18-22, Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12. There also will be an middle school/high school camp for girls trying out for their teams July 18-21 and July 25-28. Registration is $100 for all camps and family discounts are available. 9 a.m. $100. Colonel Francis Beatty Park, 4330 Weddington Road, Matthews. 704-340-0013. www.tanctennis.com.
Adult Craft Workshop:
Small Hands Big Art, a south Charlotte children's art studio, announces adult craft workshops. Participants will learn new ways to tap into their creativity and create beautiful handcrafted art. 7 p.m. $40. Small Hands Big Art, 8025 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte. 704-246-8271. www.smallhandsbigart.com
Real Estate Investors Association Meeting:
Educational events providing information on every aspect of real estate investing. 6 p.m. Free for members, $15 for visitors. The Hilton Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Drive, Charlotte. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org.
Bottoms Up for Booty 2011:
Join Team Gita at our fifth annual Bottoms Up for Booty party. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is the perfect place to dine on brats, enjoy beer and chat with fellow 24 Hour of Booty riders, volunteers and friends. Team Gita will raffle off items from local businesses as well as a road bike. 6 p.m. $30. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 215 Southside Drive, Charlotte. 704-365-4417. bottomsupforbooty2011.eventbrite.com.