South Charlotte

Craft classes, "Dancing with the Stars," and more!

Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on "add to our listings." Email photos to stories@newsofsouthcharlotte.com. The print deadline is two weeks in advance of the event date.

July 20

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

This exhibit will highlight Ruth Graham's 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.

"Heart To Heart":

Bright Blessings, a local nonprofit, is offering a new "Heart To Heart" program with personalized giving experiences for all ages. Your gift will be delivered to a homeless child on their special day. 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:

Drop by Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and noon to help in the Children's Garden. In addition to dirty fun, 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; children free with adult admission. 10 a.m. 704-331-0664. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Craft classes:

Every Wednesday through Aug. 25, kids age 4 and older can visit any A.C. Moore store from 3-5 p.m. and make their own age-appropriate craft to take home. Free while supplies last. A.C. Moore, 1834 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. 704-814-4305. www.acmoore.com.

July 21

Bottoms Up for Booty 2011:

Join Team Gita at our fifth annual Bottoms Up for Booty party. Dine on brats, enjoy beer and chat with fellow 24 Hours of Booty riders, volunteers and friends. Team Gita will raffle 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.

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. Pineville Police Department, 300 Main St., Pineville. www.pinevillenc.net.

Oil Painting for Adults:

6:30 p.m. $30 per night: 2 1/2 hours, paid monthly. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Gospel Fit Dance:

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

July 23

Taste of Tennis:

Come to our Free Beginner Tennis Class for Adults. 10 a.m. Free. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-443-8668. www.matchmakertennis.com.

Signing With The Stars:

"Dancing with the Stars" champs coming to Charlotte. Super Bowl MVP and 2011 Dancing with the Stars Champion Hines Ward and dancing partner Kym Johnson will be making an appearance at SouthPark mall. Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl wide receiver Steve Smith also will join three former Pittsburgh Steelers greats at SouthPark on July 23-24. There will be photo and autograph opportunities. 10 a.m. Center Court SouthPark mall, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-364-4411.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

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

Junior Chefs Academy:

Junior Chefs Academy will offer an educational and interactive class preparing kid-friendly dishes. Reservations required. 10:30 a.m.$40 per person. Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte. 704-248-4100. www.theballantynehotel.com.

Crafts for Kids:

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

Acrylic Painting Workshop:

1:30 p.m. $150. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Pig Pickin' & Cornhole Tournament:

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery is hosting a Pig Pickin' & Cornhole Tournament in its Biergarten. To register: events@oldemeckbrew.com. 2 p.m. $15 includes: entry, three tickets (two tickets for food, one ticket for a mug of beer) and live entertainment. Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 215 Southside Drive, Charlotte. 704-525-5644. www.oldemeckbrew.com.

Teen Dining Etiquette Workshop:

Etiquette lessons are a perfect way to keep children socially involved and learn manners. The Academy of Etiquette & Charm is hosting a teen dining etiquette workshop that will show teens how to dine with grace and poise. 2 p.m. $49. The Academy of Etiquette & Charm, 5960 Fairview Road, Charlotte. 704-763-0552. www.etiquetteandcharm.com.

"Charlotte's Web":

2 p.m. and 4 p.m., $6. www.carolinatix.org. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.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 this summer. 6 p.m. Free. 704-900-2430. FABO Cafe, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-900-2430. www.faboparty.com.

July 25

"Daring Color with Watercolors":

Anne Abgott, an award-winning artist and author of "Daring Color," will teach an exciting technique using brilliant color in watercolors. 10 a.m. $275. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com.

Drawing For Teens:

4 p.m. $180 (six two-hour sessions). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Kaliana's Grief Support Group:

6:30 p.m. Free. 704-491-9131. www.meetup.com. Elemental Healing Charlotte, 5200 Park Road, Charlotte. www.ElementalHealingCharlotte.com.

Team Spokes N' Mirrors Fundraiser:

Our 24 Hours of Booty team, Spokes N' Mirrors, is partnering with Georges Brasserie on July 25 for our inaugural "Brasserie for Booty" fundraising event. Four-course tasting menu; cash bar available. 6:30 p.m. Georges Brasserie, 4620 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. 980-219-7409.

July 26

Drawing Class for Adults:

6:30 p.m. $180 (six two-hour classes). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

July 27

Watercolor 101:

9:30 a.m. $300 (three-day workshop 9:30-3:30p.m.). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

  Comments