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Feb. 19

Common Feeder Birds:

Learn the basics of bird identification by observing those birds on your feeder. Make a simple feeder to take home. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Age 6 to adult. Free. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Rd.

Soil Critters:

Look for tiny soil animals in the naturalist's lab and learn what lurks in the dirt. Must call 704-432-6460 to register. Age 6 to 10, Free. 3-4 p.m. Reedy Creek Nature Center, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte.

Spring 2012 Tennis Leagues:

Registration will close Feb. 29. $15 per month. 704-443-8668. Mecklenburg County parks.

Feb. 20

RV Show at The Park:

North Carolina RV Dealers Association holds annual show. 10 a.m. The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd.

Charlotte Garden Club:

David Pike of Witherspoon Roses of Durham and Charlotte will present a program on Roses: Selection and Care. The Mint Museum, 2730 Randolph Rd. 7 p.m. (refreshments), program at 7:30 p.m. Free. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Rd., 704-846-8979.

Feb. 21

Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary and Shoe Show:

Souper Bowl and bake sale. 11 a.m. $10 per ticket. Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St. North, Concord. 704-782-7822.

"Deadline" movie premiere:

The Charlotte premiere of Deadline, the new movie starring Steve Talley and Eric Roberts, at the Regal Phillips Place 10. Hosted by The Charlotte Observer, the premiere will benefit the Urban Ministry Center. 5:30 pm VIP reception at Upstream; 6 p.m. red carpet arrivals; 7 p.m. movie. Details: The film is adapted from Mark Ethridge's novel, "Grievances." Regal Phillips Place Stadium 10, 6911 Phillips Place Ct. 704-556-0896.

Feb. 22

Assistance League of Charlotte meeting:

Attend the general membership meeting and find out what the volunteer Assistance League is planning. 9:30 a.m. Free. Assistance League of Charlotte Center and Thrift Shop, 3600 South Tryon Street. 704-525-5228.

Feb. 23

A Night Out with Oscar:

The North Mecklenburg Woman's Club is holding "A Night Out with Oscar" at a red carpet gala. The event will be held at the Havana Banquet and Ballroom (the old Palace Theater) at 6 p.m. in Cornelius. $50 per ticket, with proceeds helping to provide scholarships for women. Features a presentation of evening attire by Nordstrom's, formal dinner, cocktails, silent and live auctions, gift bags. Details: 704-806-0077 or 704-966-0389. 6 p.m. Feb. 23. $50. 704-806-0077 or 704-966-0389. Havana Social Club, 17105 Kenton Drive, Cornelius.

Ethics Lecture:

Davidson College invites the public to a talk by Robin Lovin, Southern Methodist University's Maguire University Professor of Ethics. Lovin will discuss, "Continuity and Change in Christian Ethics." Details: call or email 7 p.m. Feb. 23. Free. 704-894-2095. Davidson College's Alvarez College Union, Faculty Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000.

Feb. 24

Physician-Led Seminar on Shingles and Post-Shingles Nerve Pain:

The Shamrock Senior Center is hosting a free seminar on shingles and post-shingles nerve pain. Refreshments will be served. 10 a.m. 800-275-2767. Shamrock Senior Center, 3925 Willard Farrow Drive.

Charlotte Motorcycle Show:

4 p.m. Feb. 24; 9:30 a.m. Feb. 25; 10 a.m. Feb. 26. $15. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. 704-339-6000.

Feb. 25

Cupid Classic Cheer and Dance Competition:

Spirit Solutions will host the annual Cupid Classic Cheer and Dance Competition at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord. 8 a.m. $10, children 5 and under, free. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord.

'World of Woodpeckers' at RibbonWalk Nature Preserve:

Hike looks at owls and woodpeckers that inhabit Mecklenburg County. All ages free. 10 a.m. Ribbon Walk Nature Preserve, 4601 Nevin Rd. Must call 704-432-6460 to register.

Community Health Fair:

The Greater Bethel AME Church hosts its first community health fair, on the church campus, 5232 The Plaza, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On display will be an interactive, walk-through blood vessel exhibit. 10 a.m. Free. Greater Bethel AME Church, 5232 The Plaza, 704-566-9000.

Admission Open House:

Cannon School. 1 p.m. Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Rd., Concord. 704-721-7199.

Salamanders at RibbonWalk Nature Preserve:

Discover what makes salamanders unique and what you can do to help protect their habitat. All ages. Free. Ribbon Walk Nature Preserve, 4601 Nevin Rd. Must call 704-432-6460 to register.

Feb. 26

Winter Walk and Plant Sale:

Join the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens staff for a stroll through the Susie Harwood Garden. Check winter-interest plants for sale, including selection of camellias. 1 and 2 p.m. Free. UNCC Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Road. Call or email Paula Gross at 704-687-0719 for details.