South Charlotte

Girls' Night Out at the Gallery, golf tournaments and more!

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Sept. 14

A Legacy of Literature: The Writings of Billy & Ruth Graham:

. Explore actual manuscripts with handwritten notes, foreign-language versions of their books, rare photos and testimonies. 9:30 a.m. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

Watercolor Independent Study:

10 a.m. $100. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com.

Romare Bearden: An Artist Remembers His Birthplace:

Jerald Melberg Gallery presents an exhibition of more than 40 collages, watercolors and prints. 10 a.m. Sept. 14-17, 19-24, 26-30. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Mix at Six:

Enjoy this weekly music series featuring Shana Blake & Pivotal Soul. 6 p.m. Free. Ballantyne Village, 14825 John J Delaney Drive, Charlotte. 704-369-5005. www.mixatsixballantyne.com.

Sept. 15

The Kissing Hand:

We'll read a story about raccoons and learn about where they live in our garden, too. Ages 3 - 5; advance registration required. 10 a.m. $10. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Watercolor Classes:

10 a.m. $100 per month. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com.

Chair Yoga:

Want to try yoga but don't want to get on the floor? The Tyvola Senior Center is offering a chair yoga class. 10:15 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road., Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Visually Impaired Persons Support Group:

The group meets monthly at the Tyvola Senior Center. 1 p.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road., Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Arthritis Tai Chi:

Is arthritis limiting your movement? Are you new to Tai Chi?. 2 p.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road., Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Oil Painting for Adults:

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

Gospel Fit Dance:

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.

Sept. 16

Memory Lane Cafe:

Music by acoustic guitarist and vocalist David Hoag. 10:30 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road., Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Make-A-Difference Day:

Celebrate contributions of older adults in our community. Participate in Operation Gratitude and help prepare for Alzheimer's Walk-a-Thon. 10:30 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road., Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Girls' Night Out at the Gallery:

Each Friday try a different creative outlet. Supplies included; registration is required. 7 p.m. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Sept. 17

Beginning Drawing Class:

Students will begin with the basics: what paper to use, what to draw with, what are line drawings and where do shadows belong. $60. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com.

Intro to Open Studio Process:

Open studio process incorporates simple art making techniques, intention and reflective writing. $50 includes supplies. 10 a.m. Center for Creativity and Healing, 4728-C Park Road, Charlotte. 704-523-5567. www.centerforcreativityandhealing.com.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

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

Health Plan Sign Up:

Sign ups for the N.C. and federal inclusive health plan. Go to www.inclusivehealth.org for details. 11 a.m. Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd., Charlotte. 704-999-0105. www.inclusivehealth.org.

Sept. 18

Bridal Expo:

Event professionals and consumers throughout the southeast region are invited to a celebration of sharing event knowledge, resources and networking. 12 p.m. Metropolitan Ballroom, 2935 Providence Road, Suite 200, Charlotte. 704-364-1871. www.metropolitan-ballroom.com.

Sept. 19

Scott Rea Memorial Golf Tournament:

The eighth annual tournament is sponsored by the Pineville UMC to raise funds for outreach programs. Shotgun start; lunch included; there are contests and prizes. 8 a.m. $60 for individuals; $240 per foursome; Mulligan $5 each. Renaissance Park Golf Course, 1525 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-382-6900 or 704-517-1237. www.pinevilleumc.org.

2011 Kiwanis Golf Tournament:

Come join us for the ninth annual Kiwanis of Ballantyne Golf Tournament and you may have the chance to win $10,000. Lunch will be provided by City Tavern and dinner by the Texas Road House. There will be contests with prizes, a silent auction and raffle tickets available for purchase. Details: email KiwanisGolf2011@gmail.com or call Peter Rieke at 704-575-1993. 11:30 a.m. Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Lane, Charlotte.

Writing for Newspapers:

Learn the ins-and-outs of writing for newspapers. Six-week session, $110. Registration: 704-330-4223. 6:30 p.m. Myers Park High School, 2400 Colony Road, Charlotte. cce.cpcc.edu/personal-interest/writing.

A Character Dialogue Workshop:

Join local author, Maureen Ryan Griffin, as you craft your own works. Four-week session, $90. 7 p.m. Myers Park High School, 2400 Colony Road, Charlotte. cce.cpcc.edu/personal-interest/writing.

Queen City Community Orchestra:

The Queen City Community Orchestra is the oldest nonprofit string orchestra in the Charlotte area. Anyone who has played a string instrument can join the orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Country Day School, Hance Fine Arts Center, 1440 Carmel Road, Charlotte. 704-398-3301. www.qcco.org.

Sept. 20

Bird Walk:

Join Mary for a stroll through the garden as summer gives way to fall. Registration required. 9:30 a.m. $15. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Sept. 21

Fall Fashion Event:

Enjoy food and beverage while browsing the latest fall fashions. Register to win giveaways. During event you'll receive 20 percent off purchases of sale and regular priced women's apparel and accessories. 5 p.m. Free. Belk at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-364-4251. www.belk.com.

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