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The Bible in China: A History of Hope and Transformation:
Come explore the Bible's 1,400-year history in China. 9:30 a.m. Nov. 9-12, 14-19. 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. Nov. 9-12. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Rd., Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.
Every Picture Tells a Story:
Create a picture book based on "The 12 Days of Christmas in North Carolina" in this four-day workshop. Registration required. 4:30 p.m. $120. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.
Landlord Association Meeting:
Come learn about the most up-to-date information. 6 p.m. Free for members, $15 for visitors. Metrolina Real Estate Investors Association, 122 W. Woodlawn Road, Charlotte. 704-523-1570. www.metrolinareia.org.
Arthritis Tai Chi:
2 p.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.
Red Cross Blood Drive:
Join with Providence Country Club and the American Red Cross to help supply our blood bank. Call 704-846-8475 to make an appointment to donate. All donors will be entered into a drawing for two Delta Airlines tickets. 2:30 p.m. Providence Country Club, 6001 Providence Country Club Drive, Charlotte. 704-846-8475.
Oil Painting for Adults:
6:30 p.m. $30. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.
With songs like "Do the Circulation," "Unpack Your Adjectives" and "Conjunction Junction," this pop culture phenomenon will come to life on our stage. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-11; 2 p.m. Nov. 12-13. $9 - $12. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.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. J'adore Ballroom, 508 Griffith Road, Charlotte. 704-905-8678. www.gospelfitdance.com.
The Queens University of Charlotte drama program presents a student production of Shakespeare's "Hamlet." A8 p.m. Nov. 10-12; 2 p.m. Nov. 13. $10, $5 for students. Hadley Theater, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte.
Girls' Night Out at the Gallery:
Create crafts with friends while sipping wine. Registration required. 7 p.m. $30. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.
Join hundreds in the fight against blindness at VisionWalk, a fundraising event of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. 9 a.m. Free. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-432-4280. www.FightBlindness.org.
Walk to End Alzheimer's:
Participate in a 2-3 mile walk, learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services of the Alzheimer's Association. Register at www.alz.org/walk or 704.532.5282. 9 a.m. Symphony Park at SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-532-5282. www.alz.org.
Charlotte Art Collective Holiday Show:
Please join the Charlotte Art Collective for our annual holiday fine art and craft show. Metal sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, paintings, glass, wood and much more. 10 a.m. Free. Avondale Church, 2821 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-563-7766. www.charlotteartcollective.com
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, new craft each week. Ages 3 and older. 11 a.m. Free. Lakeshore Learning, 10005 E. Independence Blvd., Matthews. 704-849-2370. www.lakeshorelearning.com.
Gaudium Musicae Concert:
St. Ann Catholic Church's first of four concerts will feature the Carolina Chamber Players: Emily Chatham, Susan Blumberg, Dorothy Cole, and Nancy Levine. A reception will follow the concert. 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and children 12 and younger are free. 704-523-4641. St. Ann Catholic Church, 3635 Park Rd., Charlotte. 704-523-4641. www.stanncharlotte.org.
Providence Chamber Music Recital:
This concert features two trio ensembles: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A Minor, Op. 114, by Johannes Brahms and Dimitri Shostakovich's Trio No. 2 for Piano, Violin, and Cello in E Minor, Op. 67. 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-7442. www.providenceumc.org.
Come dressed in some type of camouflage or all one color. Today we'll read a story and discuss the various reasons that animals are the colors they are. TAges 3-5; advance registration required. 10 a.m. $10. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Paint with Romare Bearden:
Learn about Charlotte's famous artist in this one-day workshop. Illustrator/Author Judy Stead will share a brief history of Bearden's development career as artist; practice techniques and southern-inspired themes creating your own collage. 1:30 p.m. $35. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.
Learn techniques, improve your skills, experiment with paint and color in a congenial class setting. 1:30 p.m. $100. Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery, 10100 Park Cedar Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-6944. www.nancycouick.com
College Financial Aid.. "How to get Your Fair Share":
Find out what questions to ask the admissions and financial officers during college visits. Discuss the differences between need-based aid vs. merit based aid. Find out how to pay for the costs that are not covered by financial aid, and how to properly and timely complete the financial aid forms. 7 p.m. Nov. 15; 12 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. Matthews Women Club, 208 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-849-5063. www.matthewswomen.org.
Holiday Books and Coffee:
Enjoy coffee and literary discussions with neighbors and friends as Park Road Books and learn about new books for the holiday season. 10 a.m. Free for members, $5 for guests. Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-337-2200. www.queens.edu.
Join us in Wing Haven's Children's Garden as we compare various leaves and talk about how trees are alive. We'll read a story and go on a leaf hunt. Ages 4 - 5; advance registration required. 10 a.m. $10. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Acting for Adults:
Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department will host an On Camera Acting Class for adults 55 and older. Students will perform on camera each session and then review at the end of every class. To register call 704-540-2426 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays Nov. 17-Dec. 15. $75. Elon Recreation Center, 11401 Ardrey Kell Road, Charlotte.
A "Foot" of Life:
Join us as we get the garden beds ready for winter and check out some uncommon areas where life may be hiding. Ages 4 - 6; advance registration required. 3:45 p.m. $10. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Poetry by William Trowbridge:
Distinguished American poet William Trowbridge will read from his new book, "Ship of Fool," his fifth collection of poetry. Sykes Auditorium. 8 p.m. Free. Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-337-2200. www.queens.edu.