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Jan. 5

Basketball: Senior Open Play:

Senior open play is an open gym time for adults older than 55. Cost $1. 7-8:30 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Zumba:

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This class is for women only. $5. 7:30 p.m., West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590.

Jan. 6

Little Tykes Painting:

Let your child’s inner artist come to life while painting a variety of crafts at each class. Children will read a book and then paint theme-related projects. This class will enhance children’s socialization skills, cultivate their imagination and develop their eye for detail in a fun environment. $2. 10-10:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Ray Play:

Children will play with a variety of interactive, age appropriate toys and games while listening to music. This program gives children the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination through explorative play. Parent participation required. For children age 2-5. $2. 10:30-12:30 p.m., Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; charmeck.org.

Ray Fit Play:

Tots will use their endless energy to engage in structured activities to enhance motor skills and balance while participating in a fun, kid-friendly workout. 9-9:30 a.m. Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Jan. 8

Zumba:

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This class is for women only. $5. 7:30 p.m., West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590.

Young at Heart Club:

This club offers opportunities for senior adults to socialize, stay active and gain information on topics of interest. Members also learn leadership and get an opportunity to plan trips and activities for the rest of the group. Age 55 or older. 11 a.m., Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; charmeck.org.

Mini Chefs:

Children will become budding young chefs as they have fun while following recipes and creating healthy foods. This class will be a treat for the tastebuds as children are exposed to new foods and food combinations. $4. 10-11 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Mommy & Me Exercise:

Tots will engage in structured activities to help mom work out. 9-9:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Jan. 9

Charlotte-in-January Classic Car Auction & Swap Meet:

Annual collector car auction, flea market, collector car corral, swap meet, and memorabilia and sign auction. $10. 8 a.m., Metrolina Expo Fairgrounds, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte.

Little Tykes Theme Parties:

Children come dressed as their favorite character for these themed parties. Each class will feature a different theme. Kids will make crafts and “party” in a theme-decorated room. $3. 10-11 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Jan. 10

Youth Basketball:

Recreational league play. Age-appropriate modifications are used to ensure safety, fun and skill development based on maximum participation, balanced teams, positive coaching and sportsmanship. A single-elimination post-season tournament is held for teams that qualify. $65. Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; charmeck.org.

Youth Basketball Mallard 14U:

This is recreational league play in which age-appropriate modifications are used to ensure safety, fun and skill development based on maximum participation, balanced teams, positive coaching and sportsmanship. Age 14 and younger. $65. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Soccer Clinic Series:

Cannon School soccer coach offers his third annual soccer clinic series for boys and girls ages 7-12. Players of all levels are welcome. $90. Noon-1:30 p.m., Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. 704-786-8171. www.cannonschool.org.

Little Tykes Experimenters:

If you are looking to build and erupt volcanoes, make Lego creations and more, this is class for you. Each class will focus on one experiment. Children will watch their inventions come to life before their eyes. $3. Mallard Creek Park, 3001 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte.

Jan. 12

Basketball: Senior Open Play:

Senior open play is an open gym time for adults older than 55. Cost $1. 7-8:30 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Home-school elementary PE:

The home-school physical education class is a planned instructional program that provides participants physical education lessons that focus on health related physical fitness, skill development, safety, life time fitness and positive social interaction. $50. 10-10:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Little Tykes Art:

Kids will cut, glue, color, draw and more to make a variety of crafts. This class provides the opportunity to have fun with friends while making crafts. $3. 10-10:45 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Zumba:

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This class is for women only. $5. 7:30 p.m., West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590.

Jan. 13

Ray Play:

Children will play with a variety of interactive, age-appropriate toys and games while listening to music. This program gives children the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination through explorative play. Parent participation required. For ages 2-5. $2. 10:30-12:30 p.m., Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; charmeck.org.

Community Bible Study:

“Contend for the Faith.” Learn more about the day of judgment in this five-week study in the book of Jude using Kay Arthur’s “Precept upon Precept” inductive study workbook. For questions, call Debbie Kiefer, Precept Leader. $11.25. 7-8:30 p.m., Hope City Church, 4075 N.C. 49, Harrisburg. 980-258-8049; www.hopecityonline.net.

Jan. 15

Ray Play:

Children will play with a variety of interactive, age-appropriate toys and games while listening to music. This program gives children the opportunity to use their creativity and imagination through explorative play. Parent participation required. For ages 2-5. $2. 10:30-12:30 p.m., Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; charmeck.org.

Young at Heart Club:

This club offers opportunities for senior adults to socialize, stay active and gain information on topics of interest. Members also learn leadership and get an opportunity to plan trips and activities for the rest of the group. Age 55 or older. 11 a.m., Sugaw Creek Recreation Center, 943 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-336-8869; charmeck.org.

Zumba:

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness party. This class is for women only. $5. 7:30 p.m., West Cabarrus Church, 7655 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord. 704-455-2590.

Jan. 16

Little Tykes Nature:

This class offers kids a variety of activities including learning about their favorite animals, space, the ocean, plant life, nature and more. Use pictures, posters, and other cool visual aids to help enhance the children’s learning experience. $2. 10-11 a.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234. bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

Jan. 17

Youth Basketball Mallard 14U:

This is recreational league play in which age-appropriate modifications are used to ensure safety, fun and skill development based on maximum participation, balanced teams, positive coaching and sportsmanship. Age 14 and younger. $65. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mallard Creek Recreation Center, 2530 Johnston Oehler Road, Charlotte. 704-548-8234; bit.ly/1zA4wrj.

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