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March 11

Orchid spectacular:

For more than 100 years orchid hunters have faced tropical diseases, wild animals, cannibalistic tribes, floods, and often fierce competition from each other all in the quest for this exotic flower: the orchid. Begin your exploration of this most elusive plant this winter in the warmth of the Orchid Conservatory at the garden. 9 a.m. $12. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Projecting Hope Film Festival:

This three-day festival will feature faith-based and family-friendly movies including such hits as "Courageous," "The Grace Card" and an advanced screening of Provident Films' latest movie, "October Baby." 12 p.m. Free. www.ProjectingHopeCharlotte.com. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com.

30th Annual Charlotte Camellia Society Show:

Savor hundreds of Camellia blooms at the 30th Annual Show. Blooms will be judged Saturday morning by American Camellia Society judges. Charlotte Society members invite everyone to bring blooms they wish to identify later in the day. 1 p.m. Free. 704-892-3119. americancamellias.org/display.aspx?catid=7,125,322,360. BlackLion, 10605 Park Road, Charlotte.

"Children Of Eden":

Freely based on the book of Genesis, the story exams the conflicts that parents and children face in life. 2 p.m. March 11. $10-$12. 704-366-2784. images.acswebnetworks.com. Providence Baptist Church, 4921 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-529-1616. www.metromusicministries.org.

"Nicky's Family":

Charlotte Jewish Film Festival film. 3 p.m. $8. 704-554-2059. charlottejewishfilm.com. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejcc.org.

Gaudium Musicae Concert: Renaissance:

St. Ann Catholic Church's third of four concerts, with choral ensemble Renaissance, directed by Robert Pritchard. There will be a reception following the concert provided by Gabriele Grigolon, chef at Luce Restaurant. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online StAnnCharlotte.org. 4 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and children 12 years old or younger are free. St. Ann Catholic Church, 3635 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-523-4641. StAnnCharlotte.org.

Jews in Toons: An Animated Evening of Entertainment:

Charlotte Jewish Film Festival event sponsored by the Levine Jewish Community Center. 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. The Sunday show is sold out; due to the high demand for tickets, a second show has been added Monday at 7 p.m. $10. 704-554-2059. charlottejewishfilm.com. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejcc.org.

March 12

The Ethel Waters Exhibit - "His Eye Is On The Sparrow":

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." The Ethel Waters Exhibit will feature memorabilia from her remarkable career and showcase photos from her years on the Billy Graham Crusade team. 9:30 a.m. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

Second Annual CBCC Pint for a Night:

Join the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte for Second Annual Pint for a Night campaign. For each blood donation from now until April 30, CBCC will make a financial contribution to RMH of Charlotte. 10 a.m. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Hypnosis Workshop:

This four-week hypnotherapy series will aid with management of chronic diseases and/or habits faced on a daily basis. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Story Time Monday:

Chick-fil-A Cotswold and Books-A-Million have teamed up for Story Time on Monday Mornings at Chick-fil-A Cotswold. Recommended for children 18 months to 4 years. 10:30 a.m. Free. Chick-fil-A Cotswold, 4431 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-366-0073. www.cfarestaurant.com.

GED class:

Weekly GED classes (Monday and Tuesday). Please contact our church office for additional information or to register. 6 p.m. Union United Methodist Church, New Town Road, Wesley Chapel. 704-843-1603. www.unionumc.net.

Beyond the Curve II: Celebrating Women's Vision:

Art exhibit featuring works of regional female artists. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Civic & Cultural Arts Center of Pineville, 316 Main St., Pineville. 704-889-2434. www.ccacpineville.org.

Jews in Toons: An Animated Evening of Entertainment:

Charlotte Jewish Film Festival event sponsored by the Levine Jewish Community Center. 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. $10. 704-554-2059. charlottejewishfilm.com. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejcc.org.

Adult Ballroom Dance Class:

Beginner's level. $10. 704-451-2834. www.DanceCenterUSA.com. The Dance Center: Ballroom and Banquet Hall, 855 Gold Hill Road, Fort Mill. 704-724-6929. www.ballroomdancecenter.moonfruit.com.

UNC Charlotte Alice Tate Lecture in Judaic Studies: Jonathan Boyarin:

Distinguished professor Jonathan Boyarin from UNC Chapel Hill will deliver the UNC Charlotte 16th annual Alice Tate Lecture in Judaic Studies. He will speak about his book "Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul: A Summer on the Lower East Side." 7:30 p.m. Free. Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-687-0085. gias.uncc.edu.

Queen City Community Orchestra inviting new members:

The Queen City Community Orchestra is the oldest nonprofit string orchestra in the Charlotte area. Anyone who has played a string instrument - violin, viola, cello, bass - can join. 7:30 p.m. 704-398-3301. www.qcco.org. Charlotte Country Day School, Hance Fine Arts Center, 1440 Carmel Road, Charlotte. 704-943-4500. www.charlottecountryday.org.

March 13

FREEstyle Arts & Crafts:

Join us at the Tyvola Senior Center every Tuesday morning. 8:30 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Senior Chair Yoga:

Senior Chair Yoga - hosted by Friends for Seniors - every Tuesday. 9:30 a.m. Free. Union United Methodist Church, New Town Road, Wesley Chapel. 704-843-1603. www.unionumc.net.

The Ethel Waters Exhibit - "His Eye Is On The Sparrow":

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." The Ethel Waters Exhibit will feature memorabilia from her remarkable career and showcase photos from her years on the Billy Graham Crusade team. 9:30 a.m. Free. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org.

Tai Chi with Rob Bruce at the Lawrence House:

Two discounted five-week sessions offered January-February or March-April, or drop in for $15 per session. Registration required. 10 a.m. $60 for five-week session. The Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden at Wing Haven, 348 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Second Annual CBCC Pint for a Night:

Join the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte for Second Annual Pint for a Night campaign. For each blood donation from now until April 30, CBCC will make a financial contribution to RMH of Charlotte. 10 a.m. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Yoga with the Chakras:

Come join other women for gentle yoga, meditation, chanting and relaxation, focused on the seven chakra energy systems. 1:30 p.m. $120 for six-week series. 704-377-9273. nancynicholsonyogatherapy.com. The Cornwell Center, 2001 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-927-0774. www.cornwellcenter.org.

GED class:

Weekly GED classes (Monday and Tuesday). Please contact our church office for additional information or to register. 6 p.m. Union United Methodist Church, New Town Road, Wesley Chapel. 704-843-1603. www.unionumc.net.

Citizenship Classes:

Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency is now offering citizenship classes for immigrants and refugees who have a green card and wish to become U.S. citizens. 6:30 p.m. $35, includes textbook. Briarcliff Apartments, 4314 Commonwealth Ave., Charlotte. 704-535-8803. www.carolinarefugee.org.

Beyond the Curve II: Celebrating Women's Vision:

Art exhibit featuring works of regional female artists. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Civic & Cultural Arts Center of Pineville, 316 Main St., Pineville. 704-889-2434. www.ccacpineville.org.

March 14

Back on the Rack children and teens consignment sale:

Spring/summer children and teens consignment sale. Registration is open for consignors thru April 25.Vendor tables available at event. Email info@botrconsignment.com. 7 a.m. $8 registration fee. www.botrconsignment.com. NC Cooperative Extension-Union County Agriculture Center, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe. 704-283-3822. union.ces.ncsu.edu.

Second Annual CBCC Pint for a Night:

Join the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte for Second Annual Pint for a Night campaign. For each blood donation from now until April 30, CBCC will make a financial contribution to RMH of Charlotte. 10 a.m. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Kids craft Wednesday:

Join us for crafts for young children. 10:30 a.m. Free. Chick-fil-A Cotswold, 4431 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-366-0073. www.cfarestaurant.com.

Living healthy with diabetes:

This six-week workshop was developed by Stanford University and will help you or someone you know learn to live a healthy life with this chronic condition. Registration required. 1 p.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Cooking school:

Learn fun and tasty recipes from Chef Dennis of Summit Place of SouthPark. Registration required. 1 p.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Beyond the Curve II: Celebrating Women's Vision:

Art exhibit featuring works of regional female artists. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Civic & Cultural Arts Center of Pineville, 316 Main St., Pineville. 704-889-2434. www.ccacpineville.org.

The Metropolitan Opera: Ernani - Encore:

Tragic lovers Elvira and Ernani battle fate to be together. 6:30 p.m. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558.

Dr. Cornel West:

Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He has taught at Union Theological Seminary, Yale, Harvard and the University of Paris. He is best known for his classic "Race Matters," "Democracy Matters," and his new memoir, "Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud." 7 p.m. $10. 704-337-2320. Dana Auditorium Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-337-2213. www.queens.edu/cornel-west.

YDub Tri Club Triathlon Training:

This amazing tri session will be 15 weeks of intense training to prepare you for the triathlon April 14. This is an open-water 1,500-meter swim, 27-mile bike ride and 6.1 mile run in Greensboro. 7 p.m. $195 for session. YWCA of the Central Carolinas, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-525-5770. www.ywcacentralcarolinas.org/fitness-center/ydub-tri-club.

March 15

One Writer's Garden: Eudora Welty's Home Place with Susan Haltom:

Woven throughout this fascinating story are passages from Eudora Welty's unpublished writing and excerpts from her personal letters, including those from her friend, Charlotte's own Elizabeth Lawrence. Registration required. 9:30 a.m. $15. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., Charlotte. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Brain Boosters:

This 5five-week class will teach you the importance of cognitive stimulation and functioning, while boosting your memory. Registration required. 10 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Chair Yoga:

Open to everyone, suitable for individuals with limited mobility. 10:15 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi:

Great for stress relief and beneficial for balance. This class is appropriate for all levels of activity. 2 p.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Beyond the Curve II: Celebrating Women's Vision:

Art exhibit featuring works of regional female artists. 6:30 p.m. Free. The Civic & Cultural Arts Center of Pineville, 316 Main St., Pineville. 704-889-2434. www.ccacpineville.org.

Fort Mill High School Chorus presents "Xanadu The Musical":

Join Fort Mill High's talented cast for this amazing show. 7 p.m. $15 adults, $8 students Tickets available at the door. 803-984-9096. www.facebook.com. Fort Mill High School, Munn Road E, Fort Mill. 803-548-1900. fmhs.fort-mill.k12.sc.us/home.aspx.

Clogging class for beginners:

This class is devoted to preserving traditional mountain style clog dancing as it was done in North Carolina years ago. 8 p.m. $20. 704-366-3334. cookesclogdancing.blogspot.com. Championz Cheer and Dance, 3744 Pleasant Plains Road, Matthews. 704-821-2409. www.championzcheeranddance.com.

March 16

Birdies and Bagpipes Golf Tournament:

Birdies And Bagpipes Golf Tournament to benefit the Alpha 1 Village Foundation. Registration 11 a.m. Shotgun start 1 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Individual $150, foursome $525, dinner only $50. Tournament will be played in scramble with four-person teams. 11 a.m. The Golf Club at Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte. 704-248-4383. www.golfballantyne.com.

Church barbecue:

The annual Methodist Men's barbecue to finance missions projects of Charlotte's Central United Methodist Church. Adult plates $8, including drink and dessert. Child's plate is $4. Delivery is free for orders of 10 or more. Email ednaw@bellsouth.netwww.cumccharlotte.com. 11 a.m. Central United Methodist Church, 6030 Albemarle Road, Charlotte. 704-536-9157. www.cumccharlotte.com.

Tyvola Center Cinemas:

New movies each week; popcorn will be served. Registration required. 1 p.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Beverly's gourmet foods vegetarian cooking class:

Learn how to cook with tofu, tempeh, quinoa and TVP. 6:30 p.m. YWCA, 3420 Park Road, Charlotte. 616-745-3785. www.lmjstrategic.com.

March 17

Shamrock 4 Miler:

Kick off St. Patrick's Day with the Shamrock 4 Miler presented by Stonecrest at Piper Glen. Event also includes a Kid's Leprechaun Jog. 8 a.m. 704-358-0717. Regal Cinemas Stonecrest at Piper Glen, 7824 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-540-7558. runforyourlife.com.

Pineville 100 Miler:

This 100-day event will officially end on June 25. Participants will sign up to walk, run or pedal 100 miles in 100 days. 9 a.m. $5/$15 with T-shirt. 704-889-2400. pineville100miler.com. Pineville Lake Park, 1000 Johnston Drive, Pineville.

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