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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.

Aug. 7

Nonprofit Design Challenge:

Charlotte-area nonprofit organizations needing a new logo, a fresh look for their newsletter, or design for fundraising event collateral or other 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 through Sept. 15. Interested organizations can apply online at moonlightcreative.com. Moonlight Creative Group, 1705 East Blvd., Suite 100, Charlotte. 704-358-3777.

Charlotte Glee Club Auditions:

Charlotte Academy of Music will hold auditions 3 p.m. for its show choir, the Charlotte Glee Club. Ages 13-18. For audition information, www.charlottegleeclub.com or 704-0545-7400. Charlotte Academy of Music, 15040 Idlewild Road, Matthews.

MatchMaker Tennis Fall Leagues in Charlotte:

Registration for the 2011 Fall Recreational Tennis Leagues will close Aug. 31. $15. 704-443-8668. www.matchmakertennis.com. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte.

Aug. 8

Kids' Summer Baseball Camp:

The Cross Point Sports Summer Baseball Camp will offer instruction in fielding, hitting, game strategy, pitching and more. Camp is for first- to sixth-graders. 8:30 a.m.-noon Aug 8-11. $85. Warner Fields, 515 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. 704-847-9150. www.crosspointsports.org.

Charlotte Summer Music & Art Camps:

Camps include: GLEE Camp, Mo'zArt (music and art), Piano Artistry, Musical Theatre Camp and Fine Arts. Charlotte Academy of Music, 15040 Idlewild Road, Matthews. 704-545-7400. www.charlotteacademyofmusic.com.

Summer Tennis Camps:

Kids aged 4-16 can participate in tennis camps. Details: Visit website or email playtennischarlotte@gmail.com. 9 a.m. $100. Colonel Francis Beatty Park, 4330 Weddington Road, Matthews. 704-340-0013. www.tanctennis.com.

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

This exhibit will highlight her interest in missionaries, prisoners, young people and more. 9:30 a.m. through Aug. 24. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.BillyGrahamLibrary.org.

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.

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. $180 for six two-hour sessions. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Kaliana's Grief Support Group:

Would you like support dealing with the loss of someone you love? 6:30 p.m. Free. Elemental Healing Charlotte, 5200 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-491-9131. www.meetup.com. www.ElementalHealingCharlotte.com.

Arborbrook Christian High School Open House:

Ribbon-cutting ceremony, outdoor festivities and a brief open house for interested families. 7 p.m. RSVP for this event at arborbrookhigh@gmail.com. Arborbrook Christian High School, 3002 Tilley-Morris Road, Matthews. 704-821-9952. www.arborbrookhighschool.org.

Charlotte Knights vs. Pawtucket Red Sox:

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

Aug. 9

Charlotte Summer music, art camps:

Camps include: GLEE Camp, Mo'zArt (music and art), Piano Artistry, Musical Theatre Camp and Fine Arts. Charlotte Academy of Music, 15040 Idlewild Road, Matthews. 704-545-7400. www.charlotteacademyofmusic.com.

"Heart To Heart" at Bright Blessings:

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. Your gift set will be delivered to a homeless child. 9:30 a.m. Aug. 9-11 and 16-18. $10 donation. Bright Blessings, 608-A Matthews Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-846-2329. www.BrightBlessingsUSA.org.

Microsoft Office 2007 Word Fundamentals:

Microsoft Office Word 2007 is a word-processing application used to create professional-looking documents. 10 a.m. Monroe Library, Union County Public Library, 316 E. Windsor St., Monroe. 704-283-8184. www.union.lib.nc.us.

Charlotte Knights vs. Pawtucket Red Sox:

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

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. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30; 8 a.m. Aug. 13, 20 and 27.Pineville Police Department, 300 Main St., Pineville. www.pinevillenc.net.

Gospel Fit Dance:

Cardio workout designed to burn calories quickly. 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. www.jadoreballroom.com.

Aug. 10

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 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays to help in the garden. Limit four children per adult. Open to families with $6 adult garden admission. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Positive Ways to Handle Challenging Behaviors:

Alzheimer's disease and other dementias can cause a person to act in unpredictable ways. Learn strategies to cope with difficult behaviors at a free workshop. 2-4 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Registration requested. Free adult day care is available during the presentation at The Ivey if arranged in advance. The Ivey Adult Day Services, 6030 Park South Drive, Charlotte. 704-909-2070. www.theivey.com.

Free Make & Take Classes:

For kids ages 4 and up. 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 26. AC Moore, 1834 Matthews TWP Parkway, Matthews. 704-814-4305. www.acmoore.com.

Landlord Association monthly meeting:

Come learn about the most up-to-date information necessary for landlords. 6 p.m. Free for members. Visitors, $15. Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association (REIA), 122 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org.

Year Round Sports Registration:

New Way Foundation is accepting registrations for the following sports: Football, Cheerleading, and Basketball for ages 8-17. All three sports compete on a competitive level and are year-round programs. Registration fee, $30; for military families registration is free. 6:30 p.m. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-497-3862. www.newwayfoundation.com. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejcc.org.

Charlotte Knights vs. Pawtucket Red Sox:

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

Aug. 11

Global Leadership Summit:

9 a.m. Elevation Blakeney, 8835 Blakeney Professional Drive, Charlotte.

"Heart To Heart" at Bright Blessings:

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. Your gift set will be delivered to a homeless child. 9:30 a.m. Aug. 9-11 and 16-18. $10 donation. Bright Blessings, 608-A Matthews Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-846-2329. www.BrightBlessingsUSA.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. Aug. 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30; 8 a.m. Aug. 13, 20 and 27.Pineville Police Department, 300 Main St., Pineville. www.pinevillenc.net.

Garden Nights:

Garden guests can experience the beauty of the summer garden in the cool of the summer 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-plus, and $6 children 4-12. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Carolina Girl Geek Dinner:

Find information at www.CarolinaGirlGeekDinners.com. 6 p.m. Big View Diner, 16637 Lancaster Highway, Charlotte. 704-544-0313. www.bigviewdiner.com.

The Beautiful People ... Part Deux:

6 p.m. Georges Brasserie, 4620 Piedmont Row Drive, Charlotte. 980-219-7409.

Thursday Night Oil Painting for Adults:

Visit website for information. 6:30 p.m. $30 per 21/2-hour session. Paid on monthly basis. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Charlotte Knights vs. Pawtucket Red Sox:

7:15 p.m. Aug. 11. Knights Stadium, 2280 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill.

Gospel Fit Dance:

Cardio workout designed to burn calories quickly. 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. www.jadoreballroom.com.

Gala Early Music Concert:

Tickets at the door of the Belk Theater. 8 p.m. $30/$20 students. Belk Theatre at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. 704-339-6000. www.nfaonline.org.

Stand-up Comedy Open Mic Night:

9:30 p.m. 803-802-3990. www.TheComedyZoneFortMill.com. Madison's on the Corner, 900 Crossroads Plaza, Fort Mill.

Aug. 12

Iron Sharpens Iron VI - Men's Conference:

Open to all men ages 16 and older. Steak dinner, message from the Rev. Mike Whitson, music and prayer. Register online or by calling the church office. 6:30 p.m. $15 per person. First Baptist Church Indian Trail, 732 Fairview Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail. 704-882-1005. www.fbcit.org. 704-226-1005. www.ourchurch.com.

SouthPark Movies Under The Stars:

7 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 26. Free. Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-364-4411.www.drugfreeworld.us.

Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides:

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

World Music Gala:

World Music Gala Concert at the National Flute Association Convention featuring performances by Omar Faruk Tekbilek, a Middle Eastern music specialist who plays an array of classical, folk, Arabic and Egyptian music and Grammy Award winner Rhonda Larson. 8 p.m. $30/ $20 students. Belk Theatre at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Charlotte. 714-748-2433. www.nfaonline.org.

Aug. 13

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. 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30; 8 a.m. Aug. 13, 20 and 27. Pineville Police Department, 300 Main St., Pineville. www.pinevillenc.net.

Boys & Girls Manners Workshop:

The Academy of Etiquette & Charm is hosting a "Back to School" Workshop. 10 a.m. $25. The Academy of Etiquette & Charm, 5960 Fairview Road, Charlotte. 704-763-0552. www.etiquetteandcharm.com.

OnStage School of Performing Arts Open House:

10 a.m. OnStage School of Performing Arts, 8129 Ardrey Kell Road, Suite 104, Charlotte. 704-246-8160. www.onstagecharlotte.com.

Taste of Tennis -- Free Beginner Classes for Adults:

Visit www.matchmakertennis.com to find out more. 10 a.m. Aug. 13, 20 and 27. Free. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-443-8668.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

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

Free Crafts for Kids:

A 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.

Young Authors Program (Athletics for the Mind):

$4 registration fee; classes $6 per session. 3 p.m. Aug. 13, Sept. 10 and Oct. 8. Lakeview Church, 13925 Erwin Road, Charlotte. 704-464-8559. youngauthorsprogram.blogspot.com.

Carolina Snipe Hunt:

Free event for kids sponsored by N.C. Wildlife and Take Aim Training. Kids will receive hunting safety tips and participate in a snipe hunt at dark. Free. Aw Shucks Farms, 3718 Plyler Mill Road, Monroe. 704-709-7000. www.AwShucksFarms.com.

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