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Introduction to Computers:
This 6-week class will cover basic Windows information about your computer and an introduction to word processing, spreadsheets,database, surfing the web and using e-mail. Registration required. 9 a.m. $40 with Annual Discount Card, $60 without Annual Discount Card. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.
The Ethel Waters Exhibit:
One of the most influential African American women in history, Ethel Waters (1896-1977) began her career as a jazz singer and went on to become an award-winning vocalist and star of stage and screen. In 1957, she began touring with the Billy Graham Crusades, inspiring thousands with her trademark song, "His Eye Is On The Sparrow." 9:30 a.m. through March 9. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygrahamlibrary.org.
Assistance League of Charlotte Meeting:
Learn more about an incredible group of member volunteers dedicated to making a difference in the Charlotte community. 9:30 a.m. Free. Assistance League of Charlotte Center and Thrift Shop, 3600 South Tryon Street, Charlotte. 704-525-5228. Charlotte.AssistanceLeague.org.
Medicare Abuse & Fraud Workshop:
Learn the differences between fraud and abuse of the Medicare system. 11 a.m. Free. Summit Place of Southpark, 1201 Runnymede Lane, Charlotte. 704-365-1995.
Sierra Club Meeting:
Tom Okel, executive director of Catawba Lands Conservancy will speak to Sierra Club members. The event is free and open to the public. 7 p.m. Mahlon Adams Pavilion at Freedom Park, 2435 Cumberland Ave., Charlotte. 311www.charlottesierraclub.org.
This presentation will address common questions and concerns about Medicare such as costs, coverage, differences in parts, advantage and supplemental plans and how to detect fraud and abuse. 7 p.m. Free. Matthews Women Club, 208 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-849-5063. www.matthewswomen.org.
Learn your plant names, exercise your mind and impress your gardening friends. Part of Wing Haven's Winter Lecture Series which runs through April. Please register. 9:30 a.m. $15. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Jersey Boys (Matinee):
2 p.m. and various dates and times through March 11. Belk, 2801 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-357-4000.
Dr. J. Craig Venter, Leading American Scientist:
J. Craig Venter, Ph.D. is founder, chairman, and president of the J. Craig Venter Institute, a not-for-profit, dedicated to human, microbial, plant, synthetic and environmental genomic research, and the exploration of social and ethical issues in genomics. 7 p.m. $40. Dana Auditorium Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-337-2213. www.queens.edu.
Maximizing Retirement Income & Protecting Your Money:
If your retirement financial goals include maximizing income for life, safety of principle, growth, liquidity, tax-advantages and control of your money, don't miss this session. 7 p.m. Free. Matthews Women Club, 208 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-849-5063. www.matthewswomen.org.
Lessons Learned from a Poet's Garden:
This story is enriched by a remarkable amount of documentation in photographs, time sheets, and notes on scraps of paper. Please register. 9:30 a.m. $15. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.
Vanishing of the Bees:
This documentary details the economic, political and ecological consequences of a dwindling world honeybee population. All donations will go to support American Beekeeping Association. 7 p.m. Free. Center of Light, 6100 Monroe Road, Charlotte. 704-526-8310. www.centersoflight.org.
Robert Louis Stevenson's thrilling adventure of pirates. 7:30 p.m. various dates through March 4. $9 - $10. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.
Jewish Film Festival - La Rafle (The Round Up):
Opening night film and dessert reception sponsored by the Charlotte Chapter of Hadassah. "La Rafle" chronicles the true story of the infamous "Vel' d'Hiv" through the eyes of the Weismann . All ticket purchases for the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival are non-refundable. In the event a screening is cancelled due to inclement weather, an alternative screening date will be offered. 7:30 p.m. $22. Ballantyne Village Stadium 5, 14815 John J Delaney Drive, Charlotte. 704-541-9996. 704-554-2059. charlottejewishfilm.com. www.regmovies.com.
Jewish Film Festival - "Anita":
Anita is a young Jewish Argentine woman with Down syndrome living with her devoted mother. 2 p.m. $8. Ballantyne Village Stadium 5, 14815 John J Delaney Drive, Charlotte. 704-554-2059. charlottejewishfilm.com.
2 p.m. $9 - $10. Matthews Playhouse, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-846-8343. www.matthewsplayhouse.com.
"Race to Nowhere":
5 p.m. Feb. 26. St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 6800 Sardis Road, Charlotte. 704-364-1824. www.ststephenumc.net.
AARP Driver's Class:
Brush up on your driving skills, traffic laws and regulations. Registration is required. 9 a.m. . $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.
Jewish Film Festival; - "David: The Movie":
Charlotte Jewish Film Festival film "David: The Movie" is about an 11-year-old boy who innocently manages to break down interfaith barriers. 7 p.m. $5. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-554-2059. charlottejewishfilm.com.