South Charlotte

Puppies for Patients, Christmas at the Billy Graham Library and more!

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Nov. 30

Free Caregiving Help During The Holidays:

To help caregivers during the holidays, The Ivey adult day care center near SouthPark is offering a free four-hour visit from Nov.28-Dec. 29 for any senior with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or other chronic condition. To arrange your visit, call 704-909-2070. Limit one visit per family. Free. The Ivey Adult Day Services, 6030 Park S Drive, Charlotte. 704-909-2070.

Gently Used Jewelry Sale:

The Tyvola Senior Center is having its annual Gently Used Jewelry Sale. 10 a.m. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222.

Youngsters Environmental Education Program:

Each monthly program includes a story and an activity designed to introduce the plants and animals to children. Ages 4 - 5; advance registration required. 10 a.m. $10 per session; $70 for all eight sessions. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664.

Puppies for Patients:

Join Community Blood Center of the Carolinas this holiday season for the seventh annual Puppies for Patients program, which runs through Dec. 31. Donate blood and sign a tag that will then be attached to a stuffed puppy and delivered to children in area hospitals. Visit for a list of blood drives. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700.

Esteban Vicente: A Survey of Paintings and Collages:

Jerald Melberg Gallery presents a survey of paintings and collages by Esteban Vicente. 10 a.m. Nov. 30; Dec. 1-3, 5-10, 12-16. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000.

Dec. 1

Christmas at the Billy Graham Library:

Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides through beautiful lights, a live nativity, carolers, story time for children, decorations, more. Pet the animals from 12-2 p.m. 5 p.m. Dec. 1-23. Closed Sundays. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200.

"A Year With Frog And Toad":

The LJCC is proud to present "A Year with Frog and Toad," a musical based on the books by Arnold Lobel. Enjoyable for all ages. 7 p.m. Dec. 1, 3; 2 p.m. Dec. 3, 4. $10 per person. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007.

Dec. 2

World AIDS Day HIV Testing:

Free and confidential HIV testing at Carolinas CARE Partnership in observance of World AIDS Day. We will be providing Rapid HIV Tests all day; results available in 15 minutes. 8 a.m. Carolinas Care Partnership, 7510 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. 704-531-2467.

Computer Help for Seniors:

Sessions will cover checking email, surfing the Web, learning computer basics, and much more. 9 a.m. Free. Tyvola Road Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222.

Student Recital:

The music department proudly presents Queens University of Charlotte music students in a recital of vocal, piano and instrumental performances. 1:30 p.m. Free. Queens University of Charlotte, Suzanne Little Recital Hall, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-337-2200.

Gallery Reception:

Come to First Fridays at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery. 7 p.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741.

Girls' Night Out at the Gallery:

Create a craft while sipping wine with friends. 7 p.m. $30. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741.

Dec. 3

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous:

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

Book Reading:

Tamra Wilson, author of "Dining with Robert Redford & Other Stories" will read from her story collection and sign copies. 11 a.m. Free. Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-525-9239.

Nature in the City:

Come on a wild walk through the city and see that Mother Nature is upon us. Please call to register. Ages 16 and older. 1:30 p.m. Free. Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Ave., Charlotte. 704-432-6460.

Winter Gala:

International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals' first Winter Gala Celebration raises scholarship money for treatment, promotes awareness and inspires action in the fight against eating disorders. Get in the holiday spirit with ballroom dance lessons and music, appetizers and drinks. For tickets email 7 p.m. $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Queen City Ballroom, 3920 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-366-1264 ext. 5503.

Dec. 4

Pottery Sale:

Rick Crown returns to Queens University of Charlotte for his annual ceramics sale. 1 p.m. Dec. 4; 10 a.m. Dec. 5-11.Free. Queens University of Charlotte, Max L. Jackson Gallery, Watkins Building, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-337-2200.

Christmas Recital:

The Chancel Choir of Providence United Methodist Church, accompanied by members of the Charlotte Symphony, will present Felix Mendelssohn's Magnificat and Dietrich Buxtehude's "Rejoice Beloved Christians." 7 p.m. Free. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-7442.

Dec. 5

Winter Concert:

Come enjoy an evening of light classical pieces led by conductor Aleo Sica. Bring a nonperishable item for the food pantry drive, and we'll make sure it helps those in need. 8 p.m. Free, donations welcome. Gorelick Family Theater, Charlotte Country Day School, 1440 Carmel Road, Charlotte.

Dec. 6

Youth Villages' Holiday Heroes Event:

This holiday season become a Holiday Hero to Youth Villages' youth and families who are often unable to afford the basic necessities. 5:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and an unwrapped gift or $20. Brazwells Premium Pub, 1627 Montford Drive, Charlotte. 704-357-7943.

Weights after Work:

The Tyvola Senior Center has a qualified instructor to help with balancing, weight lifting and strength training. 6 p.m. $15-$20. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222.

Tai Chi After Work:

Stop by The Tyvola Senior Center and check out Tai Chi After Work. 6 p.m. $5 per class. Tyvola Road Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222.

Dec. 7

Blood Drive:

The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive. Register at Morrison Regional Library or call to register. Register by calling or walk-in. 2 p.m. Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd., Charlotte. 704-416-5400.