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Community calendar

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Aug. 10

ZimSculpt:

From the savannahs of Zimbabwe to its tropical mountains comes ZimSculpt, a collection of spectacular sculptures by some of the world most-renowned artists practicing Shona sculpture at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. 9 a.m. $12 adults; $11 seniors 60 or older; $6 kids 4-12; free for garden members and children younger than 4. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Call to Artists – third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 or older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $25 per entry. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Sunshine Art Fair:

Inaugural Sunshine Art Festival featuring more than 15 local artists and 10 bands. 12 p.m. Free. www.cometgrillcharlotte.com. Comet Grill, 2224 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-371-4300. www.myspace.com/thecometgrill.

Hiking with Hounds:

Learn about dog etiquette on the trails while enjoying a hike with your beloved canine companion and a McDowell Nature Center staff member. Registration required. No. 58531. 3 p.m. www.parkandrec.com. Price included in admission. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224.

AGO summer recital series:

American Guild of Organists Summer Concert Series will feature Adam Ward in a fundraising concert for the AGO. 7 p.m. Donation. 704-714-9360. www.charlotteago.org/Summer-Recital-Series.html. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-2823.

Aug. 11

Clothing and school supply collection:

Union United Methodist Church is collecting clothing and school supplies for a giveaway. Drop new items for donation in the collection bin across the street from the church. 8 a.m. Union United Methodist Church, New Town Road, Wesley Chapel. 704-843-1603. www.unionumc.net.

Students Saving Summer Scholarship Program:

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas until September have the chance to earn scholarship money for secondary education. Contact Kim Jones, 704-972-4727 or KLJones@cbcc.us. 8 a.m. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Call to artists – third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 or older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $25 per entry. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Aug. 12

Students Saving Summer scholarship program:

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with Community Blood Center of the Carolinas until September have the chance to earn scholarship money for secondary education. Contact Kim Jones, 704-972-4727 or KLJones@cbcc.us. 8 a.m. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Gallery exhibit – fourth annual student exhibition:

This yearly August exhibit has works on display and for purchase from the adult students who have taken our weekly classes in oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting over the past year. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Call to artists – third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 or older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $25 per entry. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Aug. 13

Farmers Market at Village at Robinson Farm:

Fresh vegetables, fruit, greens, herbs, plants, honey, jams, handmade soap and crafts. 9 a.m. Village at Robinson Farm, 8420 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-321-7832. www.villageatrobinsonfarm.com.

Gallery exhibit – fourth annual student exhibition:

This yearly August exhibit has works on display and for purchase from the adult students who have taken our weekly classes in oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting over the past year. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Call to artists – third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 or older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $25 per entry. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Toddler Storytime:

Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. 11:10 a.m. Free. 704-416-6400. Scaleybark Branch Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte. 704-529-0632. www.plcmc.org.

Preschool Storytime:

Engage preschoolers with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development to help them grow into successful readers. Ages 3-5. 11:45 a.m. Scaleybark Branch Library, 101 Scaleybark Road, Charlotte. 704-529-0632. www.plcmc.org.

Lupus Foundation support group:

This group meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Outreach Center, Room F102. Drop-ins are welcome. Contact the LFANC at info@lupusnc.org or at 877-849-8271, ext. 2. 1 p.m. 704-716-5640. Free. www.lupusnc.org. Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 1073 Providence Road, Charlotte.

Aug. 14

Gallery exhibit – fourth annual student exhibition:

This yearly August exhibit has works on display and for purchase from the adult students who have taken our weekly classes in oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting over the past year. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Call to artists – third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 or older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $25 per entry. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Business at the Lake:

A great opportunity to network and raise money for the educational outreach programs of the ABA. Boats will be available for river cruises; boat slips available. 5:30 p.m. $20, includes one drink ticket and appetizers. Red Fez Shrine Club, 16600 Red Fez Club Road, Charlotte.

Aug. 15

Computer help with the guys:

Bring questions and get computer advice. 9 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Gallery exhibit – fourth annual student exhibition:

This yearly August exhibit has works on display and for purchase from the adult students who have taken our weekly classes in oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting over the past year. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Preschool explorers – Busy Bees:

Little ones and adults will discover nature together through crafts, games, songs, animal encounters and outdoor exploration. Registration required; 10 a.m. No. 58542 and 11 a.m. No. 58543. 10 a.m. $3. www.parkandrec.com. McDowell Nature Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224.

Call to artists – third annual juried show:

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery invites artists 18 or older living in North or South Carolina to enter its third annual juried exhibition, “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” 10 a.m. $25 per entry. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Movies Under the Stars:

SouthPark welcomes families and friends to cool down with summer entertainment at the annual Movies Under the Stars series: “The LEGO Movie.” 7 p.m. SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. www.simon.com/mall/southpark.

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