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Community calendar

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Sept. 14

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.

Q&A with Carin Siegfried:

Carin Siegfried, author of “The Insider’s Guide to a Career in Book Publishing,” a guide to finding your perfect job in the book publishing industry. 2 p.m. Free. www.cseditorial.com. Park Road Books, 4139 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-525-9239. www.parkroadbooks.com.

Pickleball:

There will be an open court for adults (college-age and older) for those willing to try a new sport, and for seasoned players. Free instruction and equipment will be provided for first-time players. 3 p.m. Free for first-time players. Nano Center, 624 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-849-8316. www.nanosports.co.

Five13 Studio presents Fashion for a Cause Apparel Drive:

This will be a feel-good, fashionable night out benefiting Dress For Success Charlotte. Donations of new or gently used career apparel will assist unemployed and under-employed women of Charlotte obtain economic independence. 7 p.m. Free 877-598-2467. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/five13-studio-presents-fashion-for-a-cause-tickets-12597047107. Aldo US 2068, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte.

Sept. 15

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. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Sept. 16

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. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Gallery exhibit – Prints from around the World:

Lithographs, etchings and other limited edition prints by a global assortment of renowned artists: Joan Miro, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, Michel Delacroix, and more; 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.

Charlotte Speech and Hearing presentation:

Charlotte Speech and Hearing will present on hearing-aid selection and adjusting to life with hearing aids. 10 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org

The Impact of Sleep on Memory:

This free workshop is designed especially for caregivers of loved ones with dementia. Presented by Dr. Kenneth Weeks Jr., Novant Health Sleep. Reservations requested. 2 p.m. Free. The Ivey Memory Care Day Center, 6030 Park S Drive, Charlotte. 704-909-2070. www.theivey.com.

Parkinson’s support group:

Experience a free support group designed especially for those living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Light snacks provided. Reservations: Betsy, 704-909-2070. 5 p.m. Free. The Ivey Memory Care Day Center, 6030 Park South Drive, Charlotte. 704-909-2070. www.theivey.com.

Good Form Running Clinic:

6 p.m. at Run For Your Life, Dilworth, 2422 Park Road, Charlotte.

Sept. 17

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: Joan Miro, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, Michel Delacroix, and more; 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.

ART for Veterans:

Free ART for Veterans classes, a project of FLAGS Across The Nation, is offered as a thank-you for service to the U.S.A. Paint, draw and create to express feelings and thoughts. Funded by the Matthews Community Center. 1 p.m. Free. 704-321-7275. www.FlagsAcrossTheNation.org. McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews. www.matthewsartistsguild.org.

Sept. 18

Gallery exhibit – Prints from around the World:

Lithographs, etchings and other limited edition prints by a global assortment of renowned artists: Joan Miro, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, Michel Delacroix, and more; 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.

Substance abuse prevention:

This class lasts approximately 60 minutes and is offered on a continuum, following the foundation course, “My Teen Will Never Use Drugs.” Groups have the option of scheduling classes back-to-back in the same evening or as a series. 6 p.m. Teen Health Connection, 3541 Randolph Road, Charlotte.

Girl Scout Recruitment:

Union 1 Girl Scout service unit welcomes new leaders and Girl Scouts this fall to their program. Please join us at our Recruitment nights to learn more about girl scouting. 6:30 p.m. www.union1girlscouts.com. Indian Trail United Methodist Church, 113 Indian Trail Road, Indian Trail. 704-821-7273. www.itumc.org.

NC Dance Theatre Reach Program:

Reach is a community outreach dance scholarship program which makes quality dance training accessible twice a week to students with financial need, who demonstrate a natural talent for movement and the potential to be trained in dance. Age 7-11. 9 p.m. Free. Naomi Drenan Recreation Center, 750 Beal St., Charlotte.

Sept. 19

Computer Help with the Guys:

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

Festival in the Park:

Festival in the Park is designed to promote and stimulate interest in the arts. It provides the opportunity for all to see, hear, and learn from more than 180 artists who actively demonstrate and display their art. 10 a.m. Free admission. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-432-4280. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/Central+Park+Region/Freedom+.htm.

Gallery Exhibit – Prints from around the World:

Lithographs, etchings and other limited edition prints by a global assortment of renowned artists: Joan Miro, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, Michel Delacroix, and more; 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.

Preserving Family History:

The Friends of The Mint Museum presents Katheryn Oosterhuis, Mint Museum Archivist, to discuss ways to preserve one’s family history and create a personal archive. 10:30 a.m. Free with Mint Museum admission, free for Mint Museum members. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-332-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.

Memory Lane:

Join us for the wonderful acoustic guitar and vocals of David Hoag. 10:30 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Tech Talk Tidbits:

Computer Help with the Guys will teach a mini computer class regarding GPS and cellphones to assist you in becoming technologically savvy. 11 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Sept. 20

Greater Charlotte Heart Walk:

Thousands of heart-attack and stroke survivors will descend upon uptown Charlotte for the annual 3-mile Greater Charlotte Heart Walk benefitting the American Heart Association. 7:30 a.m. Corner Of Trade And Tryon, Intersection of Trade and Tryon, Charlotte.

Stiletto Sprint:

Proceeds benefit ovarian cancer research and support programs at Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Cancer Institute. 8 a.m. $25. 704-355-4048. www.tealheels.org. SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte.

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