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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.

Nov. 9

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.

DEEPER 2014 Women’s Conference:

Join pastors Leon and Carol Threatt for CFA Ministries annual Women’s Conference. This year’s guest speakers are pastor Bonnie Chavda of Chavda Ministries International and pastor Judy Jacobs of His Song Ministries. Space is limited; registration required. 11 a.m. $35. Christian Faith Assembly, 7910 Idlewild Road, Charlotte. 704-535-0323. www.CFAMinistries.org.

Theatre For Young People – ‘Seussical Jr.’:

2 p.m. $10-$12. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsnc.com/html/commcenter.html.

Eyewitness to World War II:

Charlotte Observer reporter David Perlmutt is tracking down World War II veterans, most now in their 90s. He’ll bring some to share their stories, including Henry Hirschmann, a Holocaust survivor who joined the U.S. Army “to get even” and fought through Europe; and Andy Andrews of Black Mountain, part of the third wave at Omaha Beach on D-Day. Reservations required: kellis@tlwf.org or 704-714-4445. 3 p.m. Free. Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte. 704-714-4400. www.dukemansion.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. Nano Center, 624 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-849-8316. www.nanosports.co

Providence chamber music series:

Musicians perform two gems from the chamber music repertoire: Claude Debussy’s Sonata for flute, viola, and harp (Erinn Frechette, Benjamin Geller, and Andrea Mumm) and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat major, op. 47 (Tatiana Karpova, Ning Zhao, Tanja Bechtler, and Emily Jarrell Urbanek). 7 p.m. Free. 704-366-7442. www.providenceumc.org/worship/music-ministry. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-2823.

Nov. 10

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.

Give N Go’s Inaugural Eastside Alive Golf Tournament:

Give N Go is a nonprofit founded in 2009 to “help the help” by using an innovative approach to enhancing outreach of other nonprofits and service organizations. The inaugural Eastside Alive Golf Tournament will assist Give N Go in expanding its program The Citiside Project, which aids six disadvantaged neighborhoods in east Charlotte. Registration is 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; 11 a.m. shotgun start. 9:30 a.m. Firethorne Country Club, 1108 Firethorne Club Drive, Waxhaw. www.firethornecountryclub.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.

A support group for Alzheimer’s caregivers:

This facilitated group provides emotional support, new friendships, information and resources for those caring for a loved one younger than 65 with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Care for loved ones is available with advance notice. The group meets the second Monday and fourth Friday of each month. 12 p.m. Free. The Ivey Memory Care Day Center, 6030 Park S Drive, Charlotte. 704-909-2070. www.theivey.com.

Overcoming Grief Class:

6:30 p.m. Nations Ford Community Church, 5901 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte.

Nov. 11

Veteran’s Breakfast and Tour:

Veterans of all ages are invited to join the first Veterans Breakfast and Tour at the Billy Graham Library. Guests will enjoy a hot buffet breakfast, fellowship, encouraging message and guided Journey of Faith tour. Reservations are required. 8 a.m. Free. 704-401-3263. www.billygrahamlibrary.org. Billy Graham Library, 4330 Westmont Drive, Charlotte. 704-401-3200. www.billygraham.org/library.

Birding Walk:

Stroll through the gardens, Meadowood Walk and Persimmon Trail to scout for seasonal birds observe nesting patterns and establish 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.

Out of School Play Day:

Children will participate in a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, sports, group games and more. Ages 5-13. Please send two snacks and a lunch with a child; no peanut products. No. 14683; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 9 a.m. Berewick Recreation Center, 5910 Dixie River Road, Charlotte. www.charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Facilities/RecreationCenters/Pages/Berewick.aspx.

The top seven Social Security claiming mistakes to avoid:

Vertex Capital Advisors discusses the decisions of when and how to claim Social Security benefits as well as the benefits provided by Social Security. 10 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Rd., Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

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.

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.

Veterans Day concert with brass and organ:

The CLT Brass offers a Veterans Day concert. Music will include an armed forces medley and “America the Beautiful” as well as several lesser-known works by American composers Daniel Pinkham and David Marlatt. 12 p.m. Free. Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-333-0378.

Chris Austin fine art photography exhibit:

Well-known Charlotte skyline photographer Chris Austin has installed a number of his certified metal prints at Grapes Wine Bar for the winter. 2 p.m. Free. Grapes Wine Bar, 2233 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. 704-380-0001. http:// chrisaustin.net.

Nov. 12

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.

Lupus Foundation Support Group:

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

Chris Austin fine art photography exhibit:

Well-known Charlotte skyline photographer Chris Austin has installed a number of his certified metal prints at Grapes Wine Bar for the winter. 2 p.m. Free. Grapes Wine Bar, 2233 Matthews Township Parkway, Matthews. 704-380-0001. http:// chrisaustin.net.

Afterschool Art Club at the Mint:

Kids ages 6-11 are invited to join the Mint for creative fun on Wednesday afternoons. Venture into the museum galleries for inspiration and sketching. 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.

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