Upcoming events in a south Charlotte area

Please contention your eventuality information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on “Add Event.” The acquiescence deadline for imitation is dual weeks in allege of a eventuality date.


Art Blossoming:

Floral design will be a prominence during May during Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, including design in several media forms by represented artists during Charlotte Fine Art Gallery. There will be a Meet a Artists accepting on May 14 5-8 p.m. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.charlottefineart.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 6.


Dead Man’s Banjo:

Free. Ballantyne Village, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Charlotte. ballantynevillage.com. 6 p.m. May 4.


Free. Ballantyne Village, 14825 Ballantyne Village Way, Charlotte. ballantynevillage.com. 6 p.m. May 11.

Special Event

Lunch and Learn — CyberSecurity:

Learn about cybersecurity, network, and suffer special savings. This eventuality will include: A Cybersecurity for Small Business Workshop where we will learn how to keep your business protected online. An eventuality to network with other internal business owners and win prizes. Free. Microsoft Store-SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-916-6610. www.microsoftstore.com. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 4

Take Your Business to a Next Level for Women Business Owners:

Join others for a special, two-hour eventuality for women business owners during National Small Business Week during a Microsoft Store. Free. Microsoft Store–SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Road, Charlotte. 704-916-6610. www.microsoftstore.com. 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 4.

Yappy Hour:

Celebrate bushy tails with cocktails during The Mint Museum’s Annual Yappy Hour. Enjoy pet-friendly activities, games and more. All dogs (leashed) are welcome. Free for members. www.mintmuseum.org/happenings/941/yappy-hour/. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org. 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 4.

Welcome Coffee:

New Friends of Carolina, a amicable organisation open to all women new or internal to a Carolinas, will reason a acquire coffee for new and viewpoint members on, 11:15 am, 208 S. Trade St., Matthews. For details, hit a organisation during 866-213-9183, newfriendsofcarolina.com or revisit us during facebook.com. newfriendsofcarolina.com. Matthews Womens Club Services, 208 S. Trade St., Matthews. 11:15 a.m. May 5.

National Day of Prayer:

Calvary Church invites a encampment to attend in a National Day of Prayer in a Calvary Chapel. Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-543-1200. 7 a.m.-7 p.m. May 5.

5th Annual Armenian Festival:

St. Sarkis Armenian Church hosts their fifth annual Armenian Festival featuring lamb and duck shish kebab dinners, homemade Armenian pastries, Armenian music, raffle, backgammon contest (Saturday), games and children’s activities (including a Noah’s Ark rebound house), informative displays, and refuge tours. Free festival admission. Backgammon contest entrance price $20. Free. St. Sarkis Armenian Church, 7000 Park Road, Charlotte. 704-556-7575. 5-8 p.m. May 6, 7.

Movies on a Lawn: Rudy:

Each Friday in May (with a disproportion of May 27), Mint Hill will benefaction Movies on a Lawn that are sport-centric. Arrive during 7 p.m. before to a film for child accessible activities. Rudy will be shown on May 6. Free. Mint Hill city hall, 4430 Mint Hill Village Ln., Mint Hill. 704-545-9726. www.minthill.com. 7-10 p.m. May 6

Matthews Food Truck Fridays:

The encampment food lorry convene hosted by a city of Matthews Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resource Department will have internal food trucks and artists with live song while we relax and eat in Stumptown Park. For some-more information revisit www.matthewsfun.com or a Facebook page below. Free. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-847-4411. www.matthewsnc.com. 5-9 p.m. May 6.

Annual Creative Aging Symposium: Move and Be Moved:

This immersive party of art enthusiasts and medical professionals offers both groups a eventuality to daub into their artistic intensity and know a jointly profitable roles they play in a encampment associated to health promotion, illness prevention, and cultivating encampment formed programming. $69; $59 students and Medicare recipient; $130 late registration. Southminster, Inc., 8919 Park Road, Charlotte. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. May 6.

The Power of Confidence – Women’s Empowerment Event:

A fun filled seminar day for women. $79 Early Bird by Mar 31, 2016. The Southern Gourmet, 9101 Monroe Road, Charlotte. 704-849-7646. www.thesoutherngourmet.net. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 7.

Women’s Self-Defense Training:

Sangrock Black Belt World Tae Kwon-Do School is sponsoring a fundraiser promoted by Melody Alexander, a comparison during Ardrey Kell High School, for a Matthews Free Medical Center. It is a 3-hour Women’s Self-Defense class. It is common for mothers and daughters to attend together. E-mail selfdefense@sprynet.com to ask registration forms. $30. Sangrock Black Belt World, 11301 Golf Links Drive, Suite 102, Charlotte. 704-847-1099. sangrock.com/charlotte-location/. 1-4 p.m. May 7.

Shake, Swagger Stroll Featuring a Power Walk and a Stiletto Swagger:

Create a organisation or register individually. The fun morning starts with a “N’Step with ’N” warm-up with Nettie Reeves, afterwards before a 5K walk, a Stiletto Swaggerers uncover off their talent and their shoes. Kids activities too. Eyewitness News Anchor, Erica Bryant from WSOC-TV Channel 9 is titular chair and radio partner, 107.9 The Link will be on site. 8 a.m. Park Road Park, 6220 Park Road, Charlotte. charmeck.org. 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. May 7.

Claire’s Army Blood Drive:

More open drives can be found during Community Blood Center of a Carolinas’ website www.cbcc.us. CBCC has concession centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Greensboro (www.cbcc.us/about/donor-center-hours.php for core hours). Call 704-972-4700 or go to www.cbcc.us to make an appointment during any location. Free. www.cbcc.us. Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-2823. www.providenceumc.org. 12 p.m. May 7.

Derby Days:

Join a Young Affiliates of a Mint for their annual open fundraiser: Derby Days. Enjoy an afternoon of party that includes live music, grass games, and a large-screen observation of a competition live from Louisville, Kentucky. $55; $40 members. www.mintmuseum.org/happenings/997/derby-days/. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org. 3-6 p.m. May 7.

Dinner fundraiser: Ministry Development Services:

Big Guy’s Pizza in Mint Hill will horde a fundraising cooking to lift income for a internal nonprofit Ministry Development Services. The classification provides counseling, coaching assessments for girl and adults in Christian ministry. Big Guy’s Pizza will benefaction a apportionment of all sales 5-8 p.m. There also will be raffles. Learn some-more about Ministry Development Services online during www.MinistryDS.org Big Guys Pizza, 6914 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Mint Hill. 704-545-1770. 5 p.m. May 7.

Mother’s Day Service:

Enjoy ceremony together and hear a absolute summary by Senior Pastor Dr. John Munro. The Calvary choir and band will yield fortifying music, and a use will interpretation with communion. Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-543-1200. 9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. May 8.

AWANA Clubs:

$10 registration fee. Clear Creek Baptist Church, 9015 Ferguson Road, Mint Hill. 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 8.


Losing your spouse, a parent, or a child can be devastating, and traffic with a grief is infrequently worse than anticipated. Based on a Christian worldview, GriefShare explores a impact of personal grief spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and physically. Please register in allege during www.calvarychurch.com. Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-543-1200. 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 9.

Marriage workshop: Healthy Parsonage Series:

Local nonprofit Ministry Development Services will horde a seminar “SAFEHouse: Protect Your Clergy Marriage from Sexual Misconduct.” Led by MDS advisor Michael Hall, a seminar is ideal for preaching and spouses. $160. Sardis Presbyterian Church, 6100 Sardis Road, Charlotte. 704-366-1854. sardis.org. 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 10.

Lupus Foundation Support Group:

This organisation provides participants with an eventuality to accept rudimentary information about lupus, inspire a countenance of concerns, yield an eventuality to share experiences, inspire and support certain coping strategies, and stress a significance of medical treatment. Free. www.lupusnc.org. Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Pl., Charlotte. 704-376-3695. www.myersparkpres.org. 1-2:30 p.m.

Also during Myers Park Presbyterian Church Outreach Center, 1073 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-927-1284. wellness.myersparkpres.org. 1-2:30 p.m. May 11.

Juicing 101:

Learn a basis of Juicing, a disproportion between juicing and blending, a benefits, best combinations for juicy drinks that even a kids will love, and how easy it unequivocally is. Free. www.charlottejcc.org/events/2016/0May 12/adults/juicing-101. Levine Jewish Community Center, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-366-5007. www.charlottejcc.org. 11 a.m. May 12

BeachFest Matthews:

Annual Carolina beach song festival in Matthews with bands on theatre any day, a full carnival, kids’ inflatable village, humanities and crafts vendors, Sponsor/Exhibitor Row, and a Cruisin’ Car Show. Stumptown Park, 120 S. Trade St. 704-847-4411. www.matthewsnc.com. 6:30-10 p.m. May 13.


CHAMP Sports Spring Youth Leagues:

CHAMP offers soccer, dwindle football, T-ball, manager representation baseball, teenager joining baseball, and karate . Registration is now open for Calvary Church’s renouned CHAMP Sports recreational girl leagues. Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-543-1200. May 4.


If we are meddlesome in Pickleball and wish to find out some-more or learn to play, join others during a Nano Center in Matthews. Instruction and apparatus will be provided. $5. Nano Center, 624 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-849-8316. www.nanosports.co. 5-6 p.m. May 8.

LPGA’s Symetra Classic:

144 of a world’s best womanlike veteran golfers compete. Come see a stars of Golf Channel’s Big Break and internal favorites contest over 3 days for $150,000 purse. $10 per day; children giveaway with profitable adult. www.lpgacharlotte.com. Raintree Country Club, 8600 Raintree Ln., Charlotte. 704-542-8150. www.raintreecountryclub.com. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. May 13

Talks Readings

What Does Islam Look Like?:

The classes will be taught by Dr. Marcy Goldstein of a Religious Studies dialect during UNC-Charlotte. Joining Dr. Goldstein will be Imam Khalil Akbar from Masjid Ash-Shaheed, and Imam John Ramadan from Masjid Ar-Razzaq. $36; giveaway for Temple Israel members. Temple Israel, 4901 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-362-2796. www.templeisraelinc.org. 7-8:30 p.m. May 4.

Mecklenburg Audubon May Meeting: Falconry with Eric Harold:

Falconer Eric Harold will share a many facets, past to present, of falconry during a May presentation. Free. www.meckbirds.org. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1320. www.mecklenburgcrc.org/Tyvola-Senior-Center. 7:15 p.m. May 5.

Elevate Your Professional Presence Online:

Apr Smith, owners of Charlotte-based Social Ape Marketing, will be a guest orator during a subsequent Ballantyne Chapter of a Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. She will offer tips on how to sell yourself and your business on LinkedIn. Ballantyne Country Club, 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave., Charlotte. 704-544-1404. www.ballantyneclub.com. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 5.

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