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Community calendar

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Nov. 2

Be A CBCC Holiday Hero:

Join Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ “Holiday Heroes” program for a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship by hosting a blood drive during the holiday season. Students must host a blood drive in their community between Nov. 22-30 or Dec. 20-Jan. 4. CBCC will award a $1,000 scholarship to the student who collects the most units. 9 a.m. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www. cbcc. us.

Writers one day retreat:

Queen City Writers Network welcomes you to an awesome day of learning in a relaxed enviornment with Shiloh Aadi. 10 a.m. QCWN Writers Retreat, 4122 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-819-4764 www.qcwn.blogspot.com

Tilted Kilt Food Drive:

The Tilted Kilt is hosting a food drive with the help of Move For Hunger to help fight hunger in the local community. 11 a.m. Tilted Kilt, 13230 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte.

Piedmont Pastel’s 2nd annual art show:

Introducing Piedmont Pastel Society’s second annual calendar show. There will be a reception from 3-5 p.m. Art will hang at the McDowell Art Center from Nov. 2-Dec. 5. 3 p.m. Free. www.piedmontpastelsociety.org. McDowell Art Center, 123 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsartistsguild.org.

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. Nano Center, 624 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-849-8316. www.nanosports.co

Retro Horror Film Series at Ayrsley Grand:

Oct. 31-Nov. 6: “The Shining.” 7 p.m. Films play at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $5. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com.

Nov. 3

Be A CBCC Holiday Hero:

Join Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ “Holiday Heroes” program for a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship by hosting a blood drive during the holiday season. Students must host a blood drive in their community between Nov. 22-30 or Dec. 20-Jan. 4. CBCC will award a $1,000 scholarship to the student who collects the most units. 9 a.m. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-972-4700. www. cbcc. us.

Tilted Kilt Food Drive:

The Tilted Kilt is hosting a food drive with the help of Move For Hunger to help fight hunger in the local community. 11 a.m. Tilted Kilt, 13230 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte.

Bridge Club:

Seniors will play bridge once a week in a social atmosphere. BerewickRecreationCenter@MecklenburgCountync.Gov. No. 14873 1 p.m. Free. Berewick Recreation Center, 5910 Dixie River Road, Charlotte. www.charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Facilities/RecreationCenters/Pages/Berewick.aspx.

Retro Horror Film Series at Ayrsley Grand:

Oct. 31-Nov. 6: “The Shining.” 7 p.m. Films play at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $5. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com.

Nov. 4

How to Avoid the Costly, Complicated Probate Process:

Zachary Setzer from The Law Office of Zachary B. Setzer PLLC will cover: How to avoid paying the costly fees and expenses of probate; how to protect your financial legacy from claims of creditors, including judgment creditors, divorcing spouses, remarriage of your widowed spouse and bankruptcy. He also goes over why just having a will might not be enough. 10 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Tilted Kilt Food Drive:

Oct. 31-Nov. 6: “The Shining.” 7 p.m. Films play at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $5. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com.

First Tuesday Presentation – Herbals Holidays:

Working at her farm in upstate South Carolina, Barbara Denny produces a host herbal and other natural products. 12 p.m. Price included in admission. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Wine At The Market:

Join us for wine and help support Florence Crittenton Services. Wine, beer and hor d’oeurves will be served. Shop for the holidays at our silent auction, benefiting Florence Crittenton Services. 6 p.m. Florence Crittenton Services, 1300 Blythe Blvd., Charlotte.

Retro Horror Film Series at Ayrsley Grand:

Oct. 31-Nov. 6: “The Shining.” 7 p.m. Films play at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $5. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com.

Navy League of the U.S. – Charlotte Council:

The Charlotte Council of the Navy League of the United States will hold its bi-monthly meeting. Nonmembers should contact the council president at mach1@carolina.rr.com for information. Visit http://navyleague.org for membership information and mission statements. 7 p.m. Panera Bread, 306 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. www.nlus-charlotte.org.

Kamikaze karaoke fundraiser for the Humane Society of Charlotte:

Come out to our second karaoke event and donate to make your friends sing. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Charlotte. If you don’t want to donate cash, you can donate unopened treats, food and toys. 7 p.m. Free to attend, donate to sing. http://cltplus.com/event/kamikaze-karaoke-benefit-for-humane-society. Jeff’s Bucket Shop, 1601 Montford Drive, Charlotte.

Nov. 5

Kamikaze karaoke fundraiser for the Humane Society of Charlotte:

Come out to our second karaoke event and donate to make your friends sing. All proceeds go to the Humane Society of Charlotte. If you don’t want to donate cash, you can donate unopened treats, food and toys. 7 p.m. Free to attend, donate to sing. http://cltplus.com/event/kamikaze-karaoke-benefit-for-humane-society. Jeff’s Bucket Shop, 1601 Montford Drive, Charlotte.

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.

Gallery exhibit – Vantage Points:

Works in oil by South Carolina artist Sally Donovan, winner of the “Best in Show” category at CFA’s 2013 Juried Exhibition. All works available for purchase. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

Afterschool Art Club at the Mint:

Registration required. Kids age 6-11 are invited to the Mint for creative fun on Wednesday afternoons. Venture into the museum galleries for inspiration and sketching, and create various 2-D and 3-D projects in the classroom studios. Section 1: ages 6-7; Section 2: ages 8-11. 5 p.m. $120-$160 for eight-week series. 704-337-2107. www.mintmuseum.org/happenings/family-children. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.

Lab School information session:

Meet the Charlotte Lab School founding team, learn more about its approach to teaching and learning, witness the commitment to diversity and find out how to apply. This event is open to the public. 5:30 p.m. 980-277-4522. Charlotte Beer Temple, 131 Matthews Station St., Matthews.

Retro Horror Film Series at Ayrsley Grand:

Oct. 31-Nov. 6: “The Shining.” 7 p.m. Films play at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $5. Ayrsley Grand Cinema, 9110 Kings Parade Blvd., Charlotte. 980-297-7540. www.ayrsleycinemas.com.

Nov. 6

Gallery exhibit – Vantage Points:

Works in oil by South Carolina artist Sally Donovan, winner of the “Best in Show” category at CFA’s 2013 Juried Exhibition. All works available for purchase. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com.

The Heritage Quartet - senior luncheon:

12 p.m. Love offering. www.theheritagequartet.com. Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-543-1200. www.calvarychurch.com.

Autumn FoodFest 2014:

The Charlotte Chamber Southwest Chapter will host Autumn FoodFest, an indoor gathering filled with food, entertainment and great networking for local businesses. This year’s event will include a chicken-wing competition, dessert competition and entre competition. 5:30 p.m. Palisades Country Club, 13704 Grand Palisades Parkway, Charlotte.

The Children’s Heart Foundation – NC Chapter informational meeting:

The Children’s Heart Foundation will hold an informational meeting about the development of an N.C. chapter. If you can’t attend in person, you can call in on our conference line: 641-715-3200; enter code 591427#. Contact Olivia Guerriero at guerriero.olivia.nicole@gmail.com to make reservations or for more information. 6:30 p.m. Free. Consolidated Planning, 4201 Congress St., Charlotte. 914-466-4360. www.childrensheartfoundation.org.

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