South Charlotte

Music and art camps, Drawing For Teens 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 24

Nonprofit Design Challenge:

Charlotte-area nonprofit organizations needing a new logo, a fresh look for their newsletter or special design for fundraising collateral or marketing materials will have a chance to get up to 15 hours worth of free design services from Moonlight Creative Group. The call for submissions runs July 15-Sept. 15. Details: moonlightcreative.com. Moonlight Creative Group, 1705 East Blvd, Suite 100, Charlotte. 704-358-3777. www.moonlightcreative.com.

Signing With The Stars:

"Dancing with the Stars" champions NFL's Hines Ward and partner Kym Johnson will visit SouthPark mall. Tickets and more information www.totalsportsent.com. 12 p.m. Center Court SouthPark mall, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-364-4411.

July 25

For Every Season Consignment Sale:

For Every Season is accepting registration beginning July 24 for helpers who consign, new and expectant parents who would like early shopping privileges and vendors wishing to expand their business. Please visit foreveryseason.net for more information and to register. The Pointe, 2266 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill. 803-327-5473. www.foreveryseason.net.

Charlotte Summer Music & Art Camps:

Camps include: GLEE Camp, Mo'zArt (music and art), Piano Artistry, Musical Theatre Camp and Fine Arts. 9 a.m. July 25-29; Aug. 1-5, 8-12. Charlotte Academy of Music, 15040 Idlewild Road, Matthews. 704-545-7400. www.charlotteacademyofmusic.com.

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. July 25-30; Aug. 1-6, 8-12. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

"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. Students will take away some terrific paintings and much information to infuse your work with new enthusiasm. 10 a.m. $275. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com.

Baby Time:

This fun and interactive program is full of rhymes, songs and stories. It is for babies and their caregivers. 11:30 a.m. Free. Waxhaw Branch Library, 509 S. Providence St., Waxhaw. 704-843-3131. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Internet & Email:

This class will teach participants how to surf the Web using Internet Explorer 8. Participants will also learn how to search the web for information using Google, bookmark favorite sites and have multiple Web pages open at the same time using tabs. After becoming familiar with the Internet, participants will learn how to open, create and send email messages using Hotmail. Steps to attach documents, such as a resume and photos will be covered. 3 p.m. Monroe Library, Union County Public Library, 316 E. Windsor St., Monroe. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Drawing For Teens:

This is a skill-based class where all levels of ability are welcome and supported. Learn through instructor demonstrations and producing your own drawing projects in graphite, charcoal and pastel. 4 p.m. July 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.$180 (six - 2 hr. sessions). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

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. Kaliana helps you experience how the relationship with the one who passed is not gone. 6:30 p.m. Free. Elemental Healing Charlotte, 5200 Park Road, Charlotte. www.ElementalHealingCharlotte.com.

Team Spokes N' Mirrors Fundraiser for 24 Hours of Booty:

24 Hours of Booty team Spokes N' Mirrors is partnering with Georges Brasserie on "Brasserie for Booty" fundraising event. The event includes a four-course tasting menu benefiting the cycling cancer event. 6:30 p.m. Georges Brasserie, 4620 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. 980-219-7409.

July 26

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 26; 3 p.m. July 28. Pineville Police Department, 300 Main Street, Pineville. www.pinevillenc.net.

Word Fundamentals:

Microsoft Office Word 2007 is a word processing application used to create professional-looking documents. Participants will first become familiar with the basic skills needed to create and format a document. 3 p.m. Union West Regional Library, 123 Unionville Indian Trail Road West, Indian Trail. 704-821-7475. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Drawing Class for Adults:

Learn and practice the five skills of drawing. This is a skill-based class where all levels of ability are welcome and supported. Learn through instructor demonstrations and producing your own drawing projects in graphite, charcoal, and pastel. 6:30 p.m. July 26; Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. $180 (six two-hour classes). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Social Media 101:

Don't know what Foursquare, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and blogs can do for you? How much do they cost? Is it really worth my time? Is it a passing phase? Come learn what they are. Bring your smartphones and laptops. This workshop includes a simple how-to on setting up your social media platforms. 7 p.m. $20, includes finger food. Onm Headquarters, 106 E. South Main St., Waxhaw.

Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians:

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

Gospel Fit Dance:

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

July 27

Watercolor 101:

Explore the medium's beautiful transparency and by the end of the workshop, you'll be amazed at what you can do with watercolor. 9:30 a.m. July 27-29. $300. (3-day workshop). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

"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. Students will take away some terrific paintings and much information to infuse your work with new enthusiasm. 10 a.m. $275. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com.

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 to dirty fun, we'll read a story, make crafts and cool off with lemonade. Limit four children per adult. No registration required. 10 a.m. Children free with $6 adult garden admission. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Money Management Seminar:

First of a series of money management seminars in a lunch and learn. Please call to make your reservation. 12 p.m. July 27; Aug. 3. Free. NewPoint Learning Center, 4300 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-780-1172. www.newpointlearning.com.

Make & Take Craft Classes:

Every Wednesday through Aug. 25, children ages 4 and older can visit any A.C. Moore from 3-5 p.m. and make their own craft item and take home. 3 p.m. Free. A.C. Moore, 1834 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. 704-814-4305. www.acmoore.com.

Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians:

12:15 p.m. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

July 28

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 28; 8 a.m. July 30. Pineville Police Department, 300 Main Street, Pineville. www.pinevillenc.net.

Garden Nights:

Garden guests can experience the beauty of the summer garden in the cool of the evening with music and culinary delights offered by Best Impressions Caterers. Other food and beverage options will be available for an additional rate. 5 p.m. Free with Garden Admission. Garden members are free, $12 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, and $6 children 4-12. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

A Special Medical Mission Benefit:

Please join us at Myers Park Country Club to support a special medical mission to Africa. From Sept. 10-17, several members of Charlotte's medical community will lead an orthopedic medical mission to Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. The mission team will perform approximately 50 cases during the mission, including orthopedic trauma surgeries and total joint replacements. Support them by attending a three-course plated dinner with wine and auctions. Business attire (jackets required for men). 6 p.m. Myers Park Country Club, 2415 Roswell Ave., Charlotte.

Oil Painting for Adults:

6:30 p.m. $30. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Wine Crawl Series:

Experience four of Charlotte's Best Wine Bars. 6:30 p.m. $25 per person. City Tavern, 7828 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-614-2405. www.myuptownfun.com.

Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians:

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

Gospel Fit Dance:

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

Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Night:

The mic opens up for everybody, so invite your friends out to watch you take the stage for your five minutes of fame. 9:30 p.m. Free. Madison's on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plz, Fort Mill. 803-802-3990. www.TheComedyZoneFortMill.com.

July 29

Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians:

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

July 30

Creating a Drug Free World:

Foundation For a Drug Free World is having their first annual fun in the sun weekend. Activities include a 5K race, fun run for the kids, four-band concert, art and trade show, taste of SouthPark and more. . 7 a.m. July 30; 8 p.m. July 31. $10-25 for race, free concert, price at vendors. SouthPark mall, Symphony Park, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-315-6284. www.drugfreeworld.us.

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.

Carolina Record and CD Collectors Show:

Collectors show for the Charlotte region, serving vinyl and CD collectors and music-lovers. 10 a.m. Free. Plaza Hotel on Carowinds, 3695 Foothills Way, Fort Mill. 704-996-9945.

24 Hours of Booty Reboot Program:

Want to ride in this year's sold-out 24 Hours of Booty charity cycling event in Charlotte? Sign up for reboot program, whereby reboot riders can ride between 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on July 30. All reboot participants will have full access to drinks and snacks, receive an event T-shirt, and be eligible for fundraising prizes. For more information, contact info@24hoursofbooty.org. 10 a.m. July 30. $25 registration fee and $100 fundraising minimum. Queens University Athletic Fields, Wellesley Ave, Charlotte. 704-365-4417. www.24hoursofbooty.org.

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