South Charlotte

Community calendar

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 27

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

Join us to learn more 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. 9:30 a.m. July 27-30; Aug. 1-6, 8-12. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

Watercolor 101:

9:30 a.m. July 27-29. $300. (three-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. 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. In addition, 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 that take place in the format of a lunch and learn. 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, from June 2 through Aug. 25, kids ages 4 and older can visit any A.C. Moore from 3-5 p.m. and make their own craft 3 p.m. Free. A.C. Moore, 1834 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. 704-814-4305. www.acmoore.com.

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.

Medical Mission Benefit:

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 countrySupport them by attending a three-course plated dinner with wine and auctions. 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.

Gospel Fit Dance:

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

July 30

Creating a Drug Free World:

Foundation For a Drug Free World is having our first annual fun in the sun weekend. We will be having 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 our 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 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.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

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

Crafts for Kids:

Enjoy creating a fun, new craft each week. 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 (four Saturday classes). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Saturdays On Selwyn:

Enjoy live music events every Saturday throughout the summer. 6 p.m. Free. FABO Cafe, 2820 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-900-2430. www.faboparty.com.

Aug. 1

Summer Tennis Camps:

Kids aged 4-16 can participate in tennis camps at Colonel Francis Beatty Park the weeks of Aug. 1-5 and Aug. 8-12. For more information or to register visit our website or email playtennischarlotte@gmail.com. 9 a.m. Aug. 1-5; 9 a.m. Aug. 8-12. $100. Colonel Francis Beatty Park, 4330 Weddington Road, Matthews. 704-340-0013. www.tanctennis.com.

Drawing For Teens:

Learn through instructor demonstrations and producing your own drawing projects in graphite, charcoal and pastel. 4 p.m. Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. $180. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Aug. 2

Cartooning & Comics Camps:

Local cartoonist Dave McDonald will teach the art of creating cartoons and comics. 10 a.m. Aug. 2-6. $110 (10- through 12-year-olds, two hours), $85 (7- through 9-year-olds, one hour). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

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