South Charlotte

Community calendar

Please submit your event information online. Go to http://events.charlotteobserver.com and click on “add to our listings.” The submission deadline for print is two weeks in advance of the event date.

Sept. 7

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.

Sunday slow flow yoga:

Run For Your Life is now offering two weekly yoga classes: 60 minutes, all levels welcome, just bring a mat and a towel. 10 a.m. $5. Run For Your Life – SouthPark, Sharon Corners Shopp Drive, Charlotte. 980-224-8702. www.runforyourlife.com.

Sept. 8

Pints for Pencils:

Join the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas in supporting students in need through its fourth annual Pints for Pencils campaign. For blood donations through Sept. 30, CBCC will provide school supplies in the communities it serves. 8 a.m. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. www.carolinadonor.org.

Charlotte Career Fair:

Multiple employers are looking to hire immediately, so bring plenty of resumes and dress to impress. Major sponsors for this event include Lineage and Toyota of North Charlotte. 11 a.m. Free. 866-838-5111, ext. 1. www.coasttocoastcareerfairs.com. Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park Hotel, 5700 Westpark Drive, Charlotte. 704-527-9650.

Planning for health care in retirement roundtable:

This roundtable discussion group is focused on financial services firms providing guidance, planning and product solutions for health-care cost planning in retirement. 12 p.m. The Club at Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte. 704-248-4000.

Book Signing with Joni Eareckson Tada:

Best-selling author and international disabilities advocate Joni Eareckson Tada will share a personal message with guests before signing copies of her books, including her newest, “Beside Bethesda: 31 Days Towards Deeper Healing.” 1:30 p.m. Free. 704-401-3263. www.billygrahamlibrary.org. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200.

That Book in the Back of Your Brain:

The outcome of this six-week seminar will be that you will have an outline for starting your own novel, brought to you by Kathy Tuten, who has devoted her life to education and literature. 2 p.m. $15. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Sept. 9

Pints for Pencils:

Join the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas in supporting students in need through its fourth annual Pints for Pencils campaign. For blood donations through Sept. 30, CBCC will provide school supplies in the communities it serves. 8 a.m. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. www.carolinadonor.org.

Birding Walk:

Stroll through the gardens, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds and observe nesting patterns and establish a basis for bird counts. Bring binoculars. 9 a.m. Price included in admission. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Gallery exhibit – Prints from around the World:

Lithographs, etchings and other limited edition prints by a global assortment of renowned artists including Joan Miro, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, Michel Delacroix and others. Also work by local sculptor Charlene Bregier. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Better Living with Arthritis Health Expo:

More than 50 health care vendors, health and osteoporosis screenings, flu shots and speakers in rheumatology and radiology. 10 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Citizens’ climate hearing on the EPA Clean Power Plan:

The Sierra Club Central Piedmont Group and other environmental organizations present an opportunity for the public to comment on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which calls for carbon pollution reductions to combat climate disruption. 6 p.m. Free. Myers Park Baptist Church, Heaton Hall, 1900 Queens Road, Charlotte. www.mpbconline.org.

Holistic Health Network meeting:

The Holistic Health Network group, sponsored by the Holistic Nurses of Charlotte, invite the public to hear Mary Ellen Shuntich speak on the topic “Dream Interpretation.” 6:45 p.m. Free. Details: Belle Radenbaugh, 704-575-1153. www.ncholisticnetwork.

com. St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-364-5431.

Sept. 10

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 – Prints from around the World:

Lithographs, etchings and other limited edition prints by a global assortment of renowned artists including Joan Miro, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, Michel Delacroix and others. Also work by local sculptor Charlene Bregier. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Diabetes Academy:

Allison Chalecki with Novo Nordisk will host a basic diabetes educational presentation regarding diagnosis, treatment and nutrition. 11 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

ART for Veterans:

ART for Veterans classes, a project of FLAGS Across The Nation, is offered as a thank-you for service to the U.S.A. Funded by the Matthews Community Center. No experience necessary. 1 p.m. Free. 704-321-7275. www.FlagsAcrossTheNation.org. McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsartistsguild.org.

Lupus Foundation support group:

Group meets the second Wednesday of each month; there is no charge to attend and drop-ins are welcome. Contact info@lupusnc.org or 877-849-8271, ext. 2. 1 p.m. Free. Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 1073 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-716-5640. www.lupusnc.org.

Sept. 11

Gallery exhibit – Prints from around the World:

Lithographs, etchings and other limited edition prints by a global assortment of renowned artists including Joan Miro, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, Michel Delacroix and others. Also work by local sculptor Charlene Bregier. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Sept. 12

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 – Prints from around the World:

Lithographs, etchings and other limited edition prints by a global assortment of renowned artists including Joan Miro, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, Michel Delacroix and others. Also work by local sculptor Charlene Bregier. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Sept. 13

Family 5k Training:

An opportunity for the whole family to train for a 5K. This will be a six-week program. 8:15 a.m. Walter Elisha Park, 345 N. White St., Fort Mill.

Kids in Nature Day:

A family fun day. Activities will include fishing, nature hikes, stream exploration, animals and more. Parents: Plan to bring your kids for a day of outdoor fun together and wear closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. 9 a.m. Free. Squirrel Lake Park, 1631 Pleasant Plains Road, Matthews.

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.

Sweaty Saturday - Workout in the Park:

Sweaty Saturdays are total-body workouts the second Saturday of each month. Bring a water bottle, a towel/mat for ground work and friends and family. 9:45 a.m. Free. 704-614-2555. www.getfitwithmoyo.com/#!events/c6k0. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-847-4411. www.matthewsnc.com.

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