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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. Aug. 17-20, 22-27, 29-31. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.
Free Diabetes Screenings:
10 a.m. Free. Kmart, 10500 Centrum Parkway, Pineville. 800-713-3301.
Make & Take Classes:
Every Wednesday through Aug. 25, kids 4 and older can visit any A.C. Moore store to make their own age-appropriate craft to take home. 3 p.m. Free. A.C. Moore, 1834 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. 704-814-4305. www.acmoore.com.
Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville will offer a physician-led seminar. RSVP: 704-667-6509. 6 p.m. Free. CMC-Pineville, 10628 Park Road, Charlotte. www.cmc-pineville.org.
MatchMaker Tennis Fall Leagues:
Registration for the 2011 Fall Recreational Tennis Leagues will close Aug. 31. We will host the following leagues for beginners, intermediates and advanced players: men's and women's singles, doubles, mixed doubles and 3-on-3 tennis. 6:30 p.m. $15. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-443-8668. www.matchmakertennis.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. Aug. 18; 8 a.m. Aug. 20. Pineville Police Department, 300 Main Street, Pineville. www.pinevillenc.net.
Real Estate Investors Association Meeting:
Educational events providing information on every aspect of real estate investing. 6 p.m. Free for members, $15 for visitors. Hilton Executive Park Hotel, 5624 Westpark Drive, Charlotte. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org.
Oil Painting for Adults:
Joni Purk will teach group projects (optional), palette knife painting, still life, impressionism, plein air and more. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25; 6:30 p.m. Sep. 1; 6:30 p.m. Sep. 8; 6:30 p.m. Sep. 15; 6:30 p.m. Sep. 22; 6:30 p.m. Sep. 29; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 13; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17; 6:30 p.m. Nov. 24. $30 a night - 2 1/2 hours; paid monthly. 704-541-0741. 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. 704-523-1116. www.jadoreballroom.com 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com.
Back Alley Film Series Screening: "Trollhunter":
Armed with a video camera, a trio of college students trail a mysterious "poacher," who wants nothing to do with them. But their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: Trolls. In Norwegian with English subtitles. 7:30 p.m. $5 for Film Society members, $8 for nonmembers. Carolina Cinemas Crownpoint Stadium 12, 9630 Monroe Road, Charlotte. 704-847-2024. www.carolinacinemas.com.
SouthPark Movies Under The Stars:
SouthPark mall invites families and friends to Symphony Park to enjoy summer entertainment. Every Friday in August, the mall will host Movies Under The Stars, where shoppers can enjoy family themed films on a 30-foot screen. 7 p.m. Free. Symphony Park at SouthPark mall, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-364-4411.
Taste of Tennis: Beginner Classes for Adults:
10 a.m. Aug. 20, 27. 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 Road, Charlotte. 704-348-1569. www.foodaddicts.org.
Crafts for Kids:
Join us every Saturday for free crafts for kids at your local Lakeshore Learning Store. Ages 3 and older. 11 a.m. Free. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-849-2370. www.lakeshorelearning.com.
Teen Manners & Casual Dining Etiquette:
The Academy of Etiquette & Charm is hosting a back to school workshop. This interactive class will focus on dining etiquette, communicating with adults, manners, introductions and making new friends. Lunch is provided. 12 p.m. $49. The Academy of Etiquette & Charm, 5960 Fairview Road, Charlotte. 704-763-0552. www.etiquetteandcharm.com.
Saturdays On Selwyn:
Selwyn shopkeepers offer 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.
Free Sunday Evening Concert:
Sunday Evening Concerts at The Academy of Fine Arts present live music. Children are welcome. See and hear Liviana, a fun and exciting Latin Band. 7 p.m. Free. Academy of Fine Arts, 4519 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-0199. www.academyoffinearts.org.
Drawing For Teens:
Learn the five skills of drawing. This is a skill-based class where all levels are welcome. Learn through demonstrations and producing projects in graphite, charcoal and pastel. 4 p.m. Aug. 22, 29.$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:
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. 704-491-9131. www.ElementalHealingCharlotte.com.
Drawing Class for Adults:
Learn the five skills of drawing. This is a skill-based class where all levels are welcome. Learn through demonstrations and producing projects in graphite, charcoal and pastel. Develop observation and drawing skills in a nurturing environment. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23, 30. $180 (six two-hour classes). 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-impact 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.
Watercolor for Teens:
Does your child show an interest in art? Maybe even some real talent? Let our three-day workshop expose your child to the amazing techniques and tools that make painting in watercolor fun and rewarding. Award-winning Charleston artist Helen Beacham has been teaching children of all ages for 20 years. 9:30 a.m. Aug. 24; 9:30 a.m. Aug. 25; 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26. $300. (3 days 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.