South Charlotte

Watercolor, summer film series and more!

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Aug. 24

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. 24-27, 29-31.Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

Watercolor for Teens:

Let our three-day workshop expose your child to the amazing techniques and tools that make painting in watercolor fun and rewarding. 9:30 a.m. Aug. 24-26. $300. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Watercolor Class:

Spend two and a half hours with award-winning watercolor artist and gallery owner Nancy Couick. 10 a.m. $100. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com.

Make & Take Classes:

Every Wednesday, through Aug. 25 kids ages 4 and older can visit A.C. Moore from 3-5 p.m. and make their own craft and to take home. 3 p.m. Free. A.C. Moore, 1834 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews.

Health Plans

Sign up and get information for the North Carolina State Inclusive Health Plan and the Federal Inclusive Plan. These plans insure people of all ages regardless of health conditions or pre-existing conditions. They also cover people on COBRA who are looking to reduce their payments. 5 p.m. Free. South County Regional Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-416-6600. www.plcmc.org.

MatchMaker Tennis:

Come out and play tennis with us. Registration for the 2011 fall recreational tennis leagues will close Aug. 31. 6:30 p.m. $15. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-443-8668. www.matchmakertennis.com.

Aug. 25

Watercolor Classes:

Spend two and a half hours learning and perfecting your watercolor techniques. 10 a.m. $100/month. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com.

Pineville Downtown Farmers Market:

Vendors selling locally grown fruits and vegetables, homemade pickles, honey , jewelry, and arts and crafts. 3 p.m. Aug. 25; 8 a.m. Aug. 27. Pineville Police Department, 300 Main St., Pineville. www.pinevillenc.net.

Oil Painting for Adults:

Instructor Joni Purk enjoys sharing the knowledge and applications of oil she has developed over the years. 6:30 p.m. $30 per class. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Back Alley Film Series: "Hobo With A Shotgun":

A train pulls into the station and a hobo jumps from a freight car, hoping for a fresh start in a new city. Instead, he finds himself trapped in an urban hell. Amid the chaos, the hobo comes across a pawn shop window displaying a second hand lawn mower. He dreams of making the city beautiful and starting a new life for himself. 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

Gospel Fit Dance:

The choreographed intervals include high and low impacts of tae-bo, kickboxing and Latin dance moves. 7:30 p.m. $6 per session. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Rd., Charlotte. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com.

Summer Film Series:

Presented by The Light Factory. "Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory" (1971). 8 p.m. Free. Levine JCC, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-333-9755. www.thelightfactory.org.

Aug. 26

Beginning Watercolor Class:

This two-day workshop with watercolor artist Nancy Couick will give you the basics to set yourself on a new creative path. 10 a.m. Aug. 26; 10 a.m. Aug. 27. $150. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Dr., Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com

Movies Under The Stars:

Gather on the lawn at Symphony Park to enjoy some summer entertainment.7 p.m. Free. Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte.

Aug. 27

Taste of Tennis:

Do you want to learn to play tennis to get more fit? Come out to our free 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. 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. Ages 3 and older. 11 a.m. Free. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-849-2370. www.lakeshorelearning.com.

Aug. 28

Brandon Poole Student Blood Drive:

Save local lives by donating at a CBCC community blood drive. 11 a.m. Carmel Baptist Church, 1145 Pineville-Matthews Road, Matthews. 704-847-8575. www.carmelbaptist.org. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Aug. 29

Links for Lupus Golf Tournament:

The purpose of Links for Lupus is to raise money for the Lupus Foundation of America's Piedmont Chapter, which provides local education and support services to 14,000 people in our region who are living with lupus. 11 a.m. $175 individual, $600 foursome. Cedarwood Country Club, 4100 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 877-849-8271. www.lupuslinks.org.

Drawing For Teens:

Learn through instructor demonstrations and producing your own drawing projects in graphite, charcoal and pastel. 4 p.m. $180 (six two-hour sessions). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Aug. 30

Fall Vegetable Gardening:

Learn some tricks to get more our of your garden during the cooler months. Topics will include direct seeding versus planting seedlings, an introduction to row covers and other tips for extending the season. Please register. 9:30 a.m. $15. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Managing Your Money:

Receive useful information on how to determine your net worth and cash flow, and how to create a budget that will give you more control to know where your money is going. Reservations required. 6 p.m. Free. Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, 4601 Charlotte Park Drive Suite 350, Charlotte. 704-342-0933. www.cmhp.org.

Drawing Class for Adults:

Produce projects in graphite, charcoal and pastel. 6:30 p.m. $180 (six two-hour classes). Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

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