South Charlotte

Cartooning and Comics Camps, Movies Under the Stars and more!

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Aug. 3

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

This exhibit will highlight Ruth Graham's interest in missionaries, prisoners, young people and more. Join us to learn more about the various outreaches 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. Aug. 3-6, 8-13, 15-19. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

Cartooning & Comics Camps:

Local cartoonist, Dave McDonald is a teaching artist accredited by the South Carolina Arts Commission's Arts in Education Program and is a member of the Southeast Chapter of the National Cartoonist Society. Visit CharlotteFineArt.com for detailed information. 10 a.m. Aug. 3-6. $110 (10 to 12 years old, two hours); $85. (7-9 years old, one hour). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.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. Aug. 3, 10.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. Please call to make your reservation. 12 p.m. Free. NewPoint Learning Center, 4300 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-780-1172. www.newpointlearning.com.

Make & Take Classes:

Every Wednesday, from June 2 through Aug. 25, kids ages 4 and older can visit A.C. Moore from 3-5 p.m. and make their own cool, age-appropriate craft and take it home. 3 p.m. Free. A.C. Moore, 1834 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. 704-814-4305. www.acmoore.com.

MatchMaker Tennis Fall Leagues in Charlotte:

Come out and play tennis with us. Registration for the 2011 Fall Recreational Tennis Leagues will close Aug. 31, including men's and women's singles and doubles, mixed doubles and three-on-three tennis. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3-17. $15. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-443-8668. www.matchmakertennis.com.

Aug. 4

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. Aug. 4; 8 a.m. Aug. 6. Pineville Police Department, 300 Main St., Pineville. www.pinevillenc.net.

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:

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. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com.

Aug. 5

SouthPark Movies Under The Stars:

SouthPark invites local families and friends to gather on the lawn at Symphony Park to enjoy some summer entertainment. Every Friday from Aug. 5-26, the mall will host Movies Under The Stars, a free night of movies and more, where shoppers can enjoy featured films, themed for families, under the stars on a 30-foot screen. 7 p.m. Free. Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-364-4411.

Aug. 6

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.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

Food Addicts is a program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins at meetings. 10:15 a.m. Free. Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center, 100 Billingsley Rd., 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.

Saturdays On Selwyn:

Enjoy fun, family-friendly 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. 8

Summer Tennis Camps:

Kids ages 4-16 can participate in tennis camps at Colonel Francis Beatty Park Aug. 8-12. Registration is $100 and sibling discounts are available. For more information or to register visit our website or email playtennischarlotte@gmail.com. 9 a.m. $100. Colonel Francis Beatty Park, 4330 Weddington Road, Matthews. 704-340-0013. www.tanctennis.com.

Drawing For Teens:

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. 4 p.m. Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29.$180 (six, two-hour sessions). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Grief Support Group:

Would you like support dealing with the loss of someone you love? The group is designed to provide an environment where you can feel safe in your loss, uplifted and not alone. 6:30 p.m. Free. Elemental Healing Charlotte, 5200 Park Road, Charlotte. www.ElementalHealingCharlotte.com.

Aug. 9

Drawing Class for Adults:

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. Aug. 9, 16, 23, 30. $180 (six, two-hour classes). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Aug. 10

Landlord Association Meeting:

Come learn about the most up-to-date information necessary for landlords. Stay informed of the current laws and regulations. 6 p.m. Free for members, $15 for visitors. Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association, 122 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org.

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