Don't miss these coming events close to home.
1 Orchid Spectacular
Begin your exploration of this most elusive plant this winter, in the warmth of the Orchid Conservatory at The Garden. $12.
When: 9 a.m. March 11-18.
Where: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont.
Info: 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.
2 Charlotte Cake Artists
The Charlotte Cake Artist meeting will be a demonstration given by Toni Johnson on how to construct a Topsy-Turvy Cake. Guest dues for first meeting $5.
When: 7 p.m. March 12.
Where: Panera Bread, 8034 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord.
Info: 704-979-1990. firstname.lastname@example.org.