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Community calendar

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Oct. 5

Exhibition and sale:

The Watercolor Club of Charlotte is holding an exhibition and sale of member paintings. 1 p.m. McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsartistsguild.org.

Little Miss:

Official preliminary for Little Miss – Teen Miss South Carolina Pageant. Six Queens crowned in each age group. For information and applications contact Laura Patterson, 803-493-6036, or Nikki Sanders, 803-416-7519. Girls age 3-18 (South Carolina residents only). 2:30 p.m. 803-493-6036. www.littlemisssc.com. Nation Ford High School, A O Jones Blvd, Fort Mill. 803-835-0000. http://nfhs.fort-mill.k12.sc.us/home.aspx.

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 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.

Take a musical trip to Ashville:

Take a musical trip to Ashville with Dr. Geoffrey Whitehead as he conducts the Charlotte Civic Orchestra in the world premier of Bill Lorraine’s “Ashville Suite.” 3:30 p.m. $15 adults; $12 seniors/students; $35 family. 704-344-0098. www.charlottecivicorchestra.org. Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte. 704-366-1854. www.sardis.org.

Retro Horror Film Series at Ayrsley Grand:

Films play at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Oct. 3-9, “Psycho”; Oct. 10-16, “Jaws”; Oct. 17-23, “Alien”; Oct. 24-30, “The Silence of the Lambs”; Oct. 31-Nov. 6, “The Shining.” 7 p.m. $5. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte.

Oct. 6

Thomas McNickle and Mary Frank exhibitions:

Thomas McNickle is well known as a virtuoso landscape painter but has always been equally compelled to create a body of abstract works. The gallery also welcomes the esteemed artist Mary Frank with an exhibition of her powerful and poignant sculpture and works on paper. 10 a.m. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

National Depression Screening Week:

In honor of National Depression Screening Day, the Pfeiffer Institute in Charlotte will offer free depression screenings and free first sessions all week. Open daytimes, evenings and Saturdays. Call for a free appointment for you or someone you know. 10 a.m. Free. 704-945-7324. www.pimft.com. Pfeiffer University, 4701 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-521-9116. www.pfeiffer.edu.

Exhibition and sale:

The Watercolor Club of Charlotte is holding an exhibition and sale of member paintings. 1 p.m. McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsartistsguild.org.

Retro Horror Film Series at Ayrsley Grand:

Films play at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Oct. 3-9, “Psycho”; Oct. 10-16, “Jaws”; Oct. 17-23, “Alien”; Oct. 24-30, “The Silence of the Lambs”; Oct. 31-Nov. 6, “The Shining.” 7 p.m. $5. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte.

Oct. 7

Adopt a Shelter Dog:

Spend October celebrating many charms of shelter dogs. Join us to learn about a wonderful life companion. 10 a.m. Free. 704-522-6222. www.charmeck.org. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Guarding your assets in a scary world:

Brought to you by John Maron, director of Investor Education Program from the N.C. Department of the Secretary of State. Recognize the warning signs of possible investment scams and how to avoid becoming a victim. 10 a.m. Free. www.charmeck.org. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Thomas McNickle and Mary Frank exhibitions:

Thomas McNickle is well known as a virtuoso landscape painter but has always been equally compelled to create a body of abstract works. The gallery also welcomes the esteemed artist Mary Frank with an exhibition of her powerful and poignant sculpture and works on paper. 10 a.m. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Gallery exhibit – third annual juried exhibition:

Works by North and South Carolina artists on the theme “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” All works available for purchase. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

National Depression Screening Week:

In honor of National Depression Screening Day, the Pfeiffer Institute in Charlotte will offer free depression screenings and free first sessions all week. Open daytimes, evenings and Saturdays. Call for a free appointment for you or someone you know. 10 a.m. Free. 704-945-7324. www.pimft.com. Pfeiffer University, 4701 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-521-9116. www.pfeiffer.edu.

First Tuesday presentation:

Artifacts from Daniel Stowe’s estate, original metalwork from western North Carolina artist Linda Metcalf and iconography from landscape Designer Gary Smith are integral parts of Lost Hollow. The Garden’s Executive Director Kara Newport precedes the opening of Lost Hollow with a sneak peek of the art of Lost Hollow. 12 p.m. Price included in admission. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Exhibition and sale:

The Watercolor Club of Charlotte is holding an exhibition and sale of member paintings. 1 p.m. McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsartistsguild.org.

Lil Sista Mentoring Program:

This program is designed to show young women how to reach their fullest potential. The team will help guide, inspire, and uplift the girls to develop strong, positive relationships with others and self. Ages 12 and older. Course No. 14235. 1 p.m. Free. Naomi Drenan Recreation Center, 750 Beal St., Charlotte.

Retro Horror Film Series at Ayrsley Grand:

Films play at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Oct. 3-9, “Psycho”; Oct. 10-16, “Jaws”; Oct. 17-23, “Alien”; Oct. 24-30, “The Silence of the Lambs”; Oct. 31-Nov. 6, “The Shining.” 7 p.m. $5. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte.

Butterflies – How you can help:

Come explore the world of butterflies with HAWK and discover how to attract more butterflies and birds through the use of native plants. 7 p.m. Free. 704-814-0877. www.habitatsteward.org. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsnc.com/html/commcenter.html.

Substance Abuse Prevention

This class lasts approximately 60 minutes. The class is offered on a continuum and follows 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. 7:15 p.m. Teen Health Connection, 3541 Randolph Road, Charlotte.

Oct. 8

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. 704-400-5195. www.villageatrobinsonfarm.com.

Charlotte Sales Career Fair:

This fair is a great opportunity to meet local recruiters and decision-makers who are hiring right now for open positions. Our events focus on careers in sales, retail and management. Plan to take at least 15 resumes to a career fair, prepare to interview on the spot, dress to impress: professional attire is required. 9 a.m. Embassy Suites Hotel, 4800 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.

Thomas McNickle and Mary Frank exhibitions:

Thomas McNickle is well known as a virtuoso landscape painter but has always been equally compelled to create a body of abstract works. The gallery also welcomes the esteemed artist Mary Frank with an exhibition of her powerful and poignant sculpture and works on paper. 10 a.m. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Gallery exhibit – third annual juried exhibition:

Works by North and South Carolina artists on the theme “Mountain Views to Coastal Waters.” All works available for purchase. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

National Depression Screening Week:

In honor of National Depression Screening Day, the Pfeiffer Institute in Charlotte will offer free depression screenings and free first sessions all week. Open daytimes, evenings and Saturdays. Call for a free appointment for you or someone you know. 10 a.m. Free. 704-945-7324. www.pimft.com. Pfeiffer University, 4701 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-521-9116. www.pfeiffer.edu.

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