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Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on "add to our listings." Email photos to stories@newsofsouthcharlotte.com. The print deadline is two weeks in advance of the event date.

March 7

Introduction to Computers:

This six-week class will cover basic Windows information about your computer and an introduction to word processing, spreadsheets, database, surfing the web and using email. Registration is required. 9 a.m. March 7. $40 with Annual Discount Card, $60 without Annual Discount Card. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org

The Ethel Waters Exhibit:

The Ethel Waters Exhibit will feature memorabilia from her remarkable career and showcase photos from her years on the Billy Graham Crusade team. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygrahamlibrary..org

Charlotte Businesswoman of the Year Awards Luncheon:

Join 300 Charlotte business leaders for this annual event naming the 2011 Charlotte Business Woman of the Year. Established in 1986, this award honors the achievements of exceptional women based on their contributions to the business, civic and cultural communities in the Charlotte region. Past winners include Carol Hevey, Cathy Bessant, Pat Rodgers and Joan Zimmerman. 12 p.m. $70. Queens University of Charlotte, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-337-2200. www.queens.edu.

Beyond the Curve II: Celebrating Women's Vision:

Beyond the Curve II: Celebrating Women's Vision is an art exhibit featuring works of regional female artists in the Main Gallery of the Civic & Cultural Arts Center of Pineville, 316 Main Street. 6:30 p.m. through March 31. The Civic & Cultural Arts Center of Pineville, 316 Main St., Pineville. 704-889-2434. www.ccacpineville.org.

March 8

Brain Boosters:

This five-week class will teach you the importance of cognitive stimulation and functioning, while boosting your memory. You will challenge the left and right sides of your brain with various brain exercises in order to maintain your active life. Register at 704-522-6222. 10 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road. Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Chair Yoga:

Open to everyone and is suitable for individuals with limited mobility. Chair Yoga is adapted so that you don't have to get up and down off the floor, but still gives you all the benefits of Yoga. 10:15 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org

March 9

Projecting Hope Film Festival:

This three day festival will feature faith-based and family-friendly movies for free including such hits as "Courageous," "The Grace Card" and an advanced screening of Provident Films' latest movie, "October Baby." From Veggie Tales to blockbuster hits, the Projecting Hope Film Festival is designed to inspire, uplift and encourage. A full list of films is available online. Various times March 9-11.Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte. 980-297-7540. www.ProjectingHopeCharlotte.com.

Tyvola Center Cinemas:

From the heart throbbing classic films to the jaw dropping new age DVDS, we encourage you to watch our wide variety of flicks. New movies will be shown each week and popcorn will be serve. Call the Tyvola Senior Center to register!. 7 p.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road., Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

March 10

Free Rabies Vaccinations:

CMPD Animal Care & Control offers free rabies shots for dogs and cats. Dogs must be leashed and cats in carriers. Bring proof of Mecklenburg county residency. The pet must be at least 4 months old. You must be in line before 11 a.m. Free. CMPD Animal Care & Control, 8315 Byrum Drive, Charlotte. 704-336-7600. www.charmeck.org.

Backyard Composting with Mary Stauble:

Learn the basics of home composting. Reduce yard waste and improve your soil by learning to turn your leaves and kitchen scraps into compost, the gardener's black gold. Please register. 10:30 a.m. $5. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Page One: Inside the New York Times: Documentary & Discussion:

From the reporters' desks of America's premier newspaper, "Page One" looks at traditional journalism's survival in the age of the Internet, with new forms of communication supplanting old print networks. Tommy Tomlinson, (Charlotte Observer )and John Grooms (Creative Loafing), lead discussion of a film that looks at today's New York Times and the current state of our news. 1:30 p.m. Free. 704-416-5431. Morrison Regional Branch, Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd., Charlotte. 704-416-5431. www.cmlibrary.org.

The Human Resources Manager:

Part of the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival. Separated from his wife, distanced from his daughter, and stuck in a job he dislikes for Jerusalem's largest bakery, the Human Resources Manager is depressed and detached from life. 7:30 p.m. $10. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-554-2059. charlottejewishfilm.com.

March 11

Nicky's Family:

Part of the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival. Just before the outbreak of World War II, 29-year-old London stockbroker, Nicholas Winton started hearing from friends in Prague that Jews were losing their jobs and their homes. A Christian with Jewish roots, he traveled to Prague to see what was happening. 3 p.m. $8. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-554-2059. charlottejewishfilm.com.

Jews in Toons: An Animated Evening of Entertainment:

Part of the Charlotte Jewish Film Festival. Mike Reiss, longtime writer/producer of "The Simpsons," presents "The Simpsons and Other Jewish Families," a hilarious evening featuring rare clips and inside stories from one of the longest running shows in TV history. 7 p.m. March 11; 7 p.m. March 12. $10Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-554-2059. charlottejewishfilm.com.

March 12

Hypnosis Workshop:

This four-week hypnotherapy series will aid with your management of chronic diseases and/or habits you face on a daily basis. Call 704-522-6222 to register. 10:30 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Rd., Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org

March 13

Tai Chi:

Tai Chi is commonly practiced today as a moving meditation for health benefits. Two 5-week sessions offered in March and April or drop-in for $15. Please register. 10 a.m. $60 for 5-week session. The Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden at Wing Haven, 348 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com

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