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Lunch with the Easter Bunny: Registration is now open for children ages 2 to 5 to eat lunch with the Easter Bunny 11 a.m.-noon March 30 at the Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St. Children can also do a craft and have their picture taken with the guest of honor. Cost is $7. Tickets are available at the Matthews Community Center.

Quail Hollow Road

Pottery painting class: Learn how to design your own colorful piece of pottery 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 24 at the Harris YMCA, 5900 Quail Hollow Road. Ages 12 and up. Cost is $40 for members, $50 for nonmembers. Details: 704-716-6808.

Rea Road

Learn about costume design: Angela Harris from the Children's Theatre of Charlotte will discuss what it takes to be a costume designer 6-7 p.m. March 21 in the community room of South County Regional Library, 5801 Rea Road. See sample designs and learn about the education and training required. Ages 12 to 18. Cost is free. Registration required: Details: 704-416-6600.

South Charlotte

Art exhibit: The Charlotte Art League's fifth annual "Color My Dreams" exhibit is now open at the Charlotte Art League Gallery, 1517 Camden Road, and features work from local artists in the Employment Skills Training program at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. Charlotte Art League, a nonprofit, has come alongside the artists in the program, many of whom face intellectual, physical or mental disabilities. Art will be on display and available for purchase. Proceeds directly benefit the artists. The show runs through March 31. Dates and times: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5- 8 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Details: 704-376-2787 ; www.charlotte .


Tech help: Let some knowledgeable teens help ease your technology troubles from 10 a.m.-noon, March 10 in the conference room of Morrison Regional Library, 7015 Morrison Blvd, 704-416-5400, option 4.


Book lovers: The Ballantyne Book Club invites employees in Ballantyne Corporate Park to join the club. The next meeting will be held March 28 at 5:30 p.m. The book to be discussed is "The Tiger's Wife" by Téa Obreht. The club meets at Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne in the conference room past the bar to the left.

New leaders: BCC Rally has announced that Blythe Kinsey and Marsha Gale are the co-chairs for this year's events. "Rally week" will be held from Sept. 23-29 at Ballantyne Country Club and includes ladies' and men's golf tournaments, ladies' tennis, a family day and an evening gala. BCC Rally raised $180,000 in 2011 to benefit Rally for The Cure®, in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, and has been named the no. 1 fundraising rally in the country for the fourth consecutive year.

Golf benefit: On April 10, join Sompo Japan and SJA Agency at 10:30 a.m. at The Golf Club at Ballantyne for the 1st Annual Remember Japan Golf Tournament and Fundraising Event. Proceeds go to the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund managed to benefit victims of the 2011 tsunami disaster. Visit WeRemember .