South Charlotte

The Art of Quilting, Festival in the Park and more!

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Sept. 21

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

Gain insight into how the Grahams chose topics and how the Gospel reached people through their writing. . 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21-24, 26-30; Oct. 1, 3-7. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

Romare Bearden: An Artist Remembers His Birthplace:

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Romare Bearden's birth, Jerald Melberg Gallery presents an exhibition of more than 40 collages, watercolors and prints. 10 a.m. Through Nov. 12. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Watercolor Independent study:

Work on your own projects with one-on-one critique. 10 a.m. $100 per month. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com.

Fall Fashion Event:

Enjoy food and beverage while browsing fall fashions. Register to win giveaways. 5 p.m. Free. Belk at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-364-4251. www.belk.com.

Mix at Six:

Enjoy music by Coconut Groove at this weekly outdoor music event. 6 p.m. Free. Ballantyne Village, 14825 John J Delaney Drive, Charlotte. 704-369-5005. www.mixatsixballantyne.com.

Sept. 22

The Art of Quilting:

Join experienced quilter Claudia Reynolds as traditional and contemporary approaches to quilting are explored. Six-week session, $145. 9 a.m. CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews. 704-330-4223.

Watercolor classes:

Students learn through demonstration and targeted projects, with one-on-one critique. 10 a.m. $100 per month. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com.

Chair Yoga:

10:15 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Arthritis Tai Chi:

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

Watercolor Show:

The Watercolor Society of North Carolina Western Region invites you to the opening reception of an exhibition of works by North Carolina artists. 5:30 p.m. Free. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com.

Options For Prostate Cancer Treatment:

Presbyterian Cancer Center will be holding an information session for high risk and newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients. Call to register. Caregivers welcome and dinner is included. 6 p.m. Levine Senior Center, 1050 Devore Lane, Matthews. 704-846-4654. www.levineseniorcenter.org.

Oil Painting for Adults:

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:

7:30 p.m. $6 per session. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com.

"Clash of the Titans":

This epic mythological adventure stars Harry Hamlin as Perseus, son of Zeus (Laurence Olivier), who embarks on a series of perilous quests in the hopes of rescuing Princess Andromeda (Judi Bowker) and winning the keys to the kingdom of Joppa. 8 p.m. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejcc.org.

Sept. 23

Tour Demonstration Gardens:

Master gardeners will be on hand to answer your fall gardening questions. The demonstration gardens are located at Cumberland and Lilac avenues. 10 a.m. Sept. 23-24; 12 p.m. Sept. 25. Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Ave., Charlotte. 704-336-4011. www.mastergardenersmecklenburg.org.

Festival in the Park:

Festival in the Park provides the opportunity for all to see, hear and learn from more than 150 artists. Live entertainment, more. .4-9:30 p.m. Sept. 23; 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sept. 24; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 25.Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-432-4280.

Oktoberfest 2011:

Enjoy live music, food, beer and fun. 5 p.m. Sept. 23-24, 30; Oct. 1, 7-8, 14-15. $3 for adults and children 12 and older. Waldhorn Restaurant, 12101 Lancaster Highway, Pineville. 704-540-7047. www.waldhorn.us/oktoberfest.htm.

Sept. 24

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

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 craft each week. Ages 3 and older. 11 a.m. Free. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-849-2370. www.lakeshorelearning.com.

Sept. 25

Celebration of Music in Worship:

Join Metropolitan Music Ministries of Charlotte in a celebration of sharing the gift of music in the community. 6 p.m. Free. Providence Baptist Church, 4921 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-529-1616. www.metromusicministries.org.

Sept. 26

Painting With Soft Pastels:

Discover the most popular of the pastel mediums and a fresh approach to creating art. Six-week session, $125. 6:30 p.m. CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews. 704-330-4223. cce.cpcc.edu/personal-interest/art.

Writing for Newspapers:

Learn the ins-and-outs of writing for newspapers. Six-week session,$110. 6:30 p.m. Myers Park High School, 2400 Colony Road, Charlotte. 704-343-5800. cce.cpcc.edu/personal-interest/writing.

Kaliana's Grief Support Group:

6:30 p.m. Elemental Healing Charlotte, 5200 Park Road, Charlotte. www.ElementalHealingCharlotte.com.

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:

Anyone who has played a string instrument can join. 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Country Day School, Hance Fine Arts Center, 1440 Carmel Road, Charlotte. 704-398-3301. www.qcco.org.

Sept. 27

Nurturing Parent Training:

The Nurturing Parenting Programs are family-based programs with a proven track record of preventing the recurrence of child abuse and neglect that address the specific needs of different populations. 8:30 a.m. Sept. 27-28. $250. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road., Charlotte. 704-525-5770. www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org.

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