Big yard sale: The Annual town of Matthews Community Yard Sale will be held from 7 a.m.-noon Nov. 5 at the Crews Recreation Center, 1201 Crews Road. Admission to the sale is free. Booth space is limited and is $25 for residents; $30 for nonresidents. Details: 704-708-4405 or www.matthewsfun.com.
Fighting obesity: The 704 Project, a Charlotte-based nonprofit for young professionals, awarded $12,000 to three nonprofits: Let Me Run, Charlotte Green's Field to Fork collaborative and the YMCA - Parents As Teachers program. The 704 Project attracted 40 members, ages 21 to 40, and pooled $12,000. Their focus for 2011 was obesity. Contact: Liz Barrett, 704-654-5114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historical dinner: The Matthews Historical Foundation will hold its 12th annual Autumn Dinner. Chefs Adam and Veronica Reed of Santé Restaurant will host the event on Nov. 7 starting at 6 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. Space is limited. For reservations, call Becky Willard, 704-846-6693.
Wine tasting: The Wine Society of Ballantyne will explore wine selections for Thanksgiving served with complementing appetizers on Nov. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. The cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call 704-248-4100.
Hospice benefit: Charlotte artists Anne H. Neilson and Robert Langford will present "Strokes of Compassion," an exhibition of new works Nov. 10 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 220 East Blvd. They will donate 50 percent of the proceeds to Presbyterian Hospice & Palliative Care. Details: presbyterian.org/hospice; anneneilsonfineart.com.