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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 submission deadline for print is two weeks in advance of the event date.

March 14

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 five-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:

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.

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. 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.

Caring for the elderly:

Explore resources at a seminar from Queens University of Charlotte and The Ivey adult day care. Registration required. Adult day care available: 704-909-2070. 9 a.m. $29 per session or $125 for all. Queens Sports Complex & Conference Center, 2229 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-337-2491. www.queens.edu/elderly-care.

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