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Feb. 26

Charlotte Motorcycle Show:

Variety of events, including performances from the Smage Brothers Stunt Show, a "Dream Pavilion" presented by Schuberth Helmets featuring luxury bikes, the Kawasaki Design-A-Bike digital paint display, a vintage motorcycle showcase plus numerous seminars, tips, gear, apparel and accessory suggestions. 10 a.m. $15. www.motorcycleshow.com. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. 704-339-6000. www.charlotteconventionctr.com

Winter Walk and Plant Sale:

Join the staff for a winter stroll through the Susie Harwood Garden. Check out a selection of winter-interest plants for sale - including camellias. 1 p.m. Free. UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Rd. 704-687-0720. gardens.uncc.edu

Feb. 27

CAUTION Weekly Meeting:

CAUTION is a group of conservative citizens, the organizational arm of the Charlotte Tea Party. They meet every Monday at the Dilworth Neighborhood Grille at 911 East Morehead Steet, Charlotte 28204. Social and dinner hour from 5-6 p.m. with business meeting from 6-7:20 p.m. $1 donation, plus the price of your meal (or not). Dilworth Neighborhood Bar and Grille, 911 E. Morehead St., Charlotte. 704-377-3808. www.proceedwithcaution.us/

Feb. 28

Concord Civic Garden Symposium:

"Southern Garden Style, Designing Spaces for Entertaining, Relaxing and Enjoying with Family," by Rebecca Reed, associate garden editor for Southern Living. Silent auction (many items donated by local businesses) and lunch included. 10:30 a.m. $25. 704-236-0832. Cabarrus Country Club, 3247 Weddington Rd., Concord. 704-786-3104.

Citizenship Classes:

Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency is now offering citizenship classes for immigrants and refugees who have a green card and wish to become U.S. citizens. Call for more information. 6:30 p.m. $35, includes textbook. 704-535-8803. www.carolinarefugee.org. Briarcliff Apartments, 4314 Commonwealth Ave.

Feb. 29

CBEX Speaker Series Presents "The Resiliency of Charlotte: An Outlook Discussion":

Breakfast and panel discussion with Anu Murthy (CaroMont Healthcare), Cheryl Richards (Northeastern University), Curtis Watkins (Duke Energy), Abhi Mehta (Tresata), Dan Roselli (Packard Place), and Kati Hynes (Charlotte Chamber) Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m., panel discussion follows. Dilworth Neighborhood Bar and Grille, 911 E. Morehead St., Charlotte. 704-377-3808. www.neighborhoodgrille.com

WACC Business Breakfast Series with His Excellency Dr. Neil Parsan:

World Affairs Council of Charlotte business breakfast with Dr. Neil Parsan, ambassador of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States and Mexico and permanent representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the Organization of American States. 8 a.m. $12 WACC members and $20 non-members. Light breakfast and coffee.

To make a reservation, visit www.worldaffairscharlotte.org or call 704-687-7762. Wachovia One, 301 S. College St.

Southern Spring Home and Garden Show:

Landscaped gardens, designer rooms, floral displays. Horticulture, lifestyle and cooking experts. 10 a.m. southernspringhomeandgardenshow.com. The Park Expo and Conference Center, 2500 E. Independence Blvd.

Cabarrus Literacy Council's Scrabble Fundraiser @ Afton Tavern:

The Cabarrus Literacy Council will be holding a Scrabble Fundraiser at the Afton Tavern in Afton Village, 335 John Galt Way, NW, at 6:30 p.m. A $10 donation lets you play and support the council's adult literacy programs. 6:30 p.m. Afton Tavern, 335 John Galt Way, NW, Concord. 704-920-2223. www.cabarrusliteracy.org.

March 1

Southern Garden to Table

This talk by Southern Living contributor James Farmer is a guide down the garden path to the lifestyle that brings not only food from gardens but Southern-style garden living. Please pre-register. 9:30 a.m. $15. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave., 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com.

Workshop: The Color of Media:

Panel discussion on images of minorities in film and on TV. 10 a.m. $20. Park of the Charlotte Black Film Festival. Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.. 704-777-5898. www.cbffnet.

CIAA Networking Reception

Parties With a Cause hosts a fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte. Minimum $10 donation. 6 p.m. Aquavina, 435 S. Tryon St. startsomethingbig.eventbrite.com.

March 2

The Arc of Mecklenburg County's Fore Inclusion Charity Golf Tournament:

Proceeds raised at the Fore Inclusion Charity Golf Tournament will benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 11 a.m. 704-332-4535. Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Ln. 704-542-8150. www.raintreecountryclub.com

March 3

Chicks in the City:

Get an overview of our city laws regarding backyard flocks as well as the basics of feeding and housing chickens in an urban setting. Please pre-register. 10:30 a.m. $5. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com. Wing Haven, 248 Ridgewood Ave. 704-331-0664. www.winghavengardens.com

March 4

Trail of History: BBQ & Politics:

Free showing of the CPCC television show, "Trail of History: BBQ & Politics," followed by conversation with CPCC Professor Gary Ritter. Reservations required. To reserve, email ecovington@tlwf.org. 3 p.m. www.dukemansion.org. Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Rd. 704-714-4445. www.dukemansion.com

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