Community calendar – Charlotte Observer

Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2014

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April 6

2014 Tree Climbing Competition:

The Charlotte Arborists Association is hosting the annual Tree Climbing Competition, where some of the world’s best climbing arborists will compete. 8 a.m. Free. 704-363-1573. www.caa-nc.org. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-432-4280. www.charmeck.org/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Parks/Parks+By+Region/Central+Park+Region/Freedom+.htm.

Pint for a Night campaign:

Join Community Blood Center of the Carolinas in supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte through its third annual Pint for a Night campaign. For each blood donation through April 30, CBCC will make a financial contribution to RMH of Charlotte. 8 a.m. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte.

Spring Plant Sale:

The plant sale will be held every weekend in April. Garden-grown plants will be available, and staff will be on hand to answer questions. 9 a.m. $12 adults; $11 seniors 60 and older; $6 kids 4-12; free for garden members and children younger than 4. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-825-4490. www.dsbg.org.

Text Me When Dinner is Ready parent workshop:

As a young expert on teen behavior, Vanessa Van Petten uses her research and modern experience to help parents get an edge on communicating with kids. She wrote, “You’re Grounded!” from a teen point of view at age 17. She is the founder of Radical Parenting, a CNN columnist, winner of the 2009 Mom’s Choice Award and a national speaker. 10 a.m. Free. Sam Lerner Center, Shalom Park, 5007 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-364-6594. www.jfscharlotte.org.

Primrose charity golf outing:

Come play a beautiful course and sponsor two great causes. Proceeds benefit Barium Springs Home for Children and March of Dimes. Dinner, awards and silent auction follow a round of 18 holes. 12 p.m. The Golf Club at Ballantyne (Public), 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte. 704-248-4383. www.golfballantyne.com.

‘Peter Pan’:

This classic musical tells the story of Peter Pan, the boy who refuses to grow up. 2 p.m. $9-$10. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org/events/detail/peter-pan. Matthews Community Center, 100 McDowell St., Matthews. 704-321-7275. www.matthewsnc.com/html/commcenter.html.

Paradigm Percussion 2014 open house / world championships sendoff:

See the last local performance of independent drumline Paradigm Percussion before its trip to the WGI World Championships. 3 p.m. Suggested $5 Donation. 814-883-1577. Sandy Ridge Elementary, 10101 Waxhaw Manor Drive, Waxhaw. 704-290-1505.

Furnishing the Home of a Backcountry Planter, 1750-1850:

Collectors nationwide are buying decorative objects handmade in our region from the 18th and 19th centuries. Linda Dalton and Jane Estep from Mecklenburg Historical Association tell stories and show images from our decorative past. Reservations required; call or email kellis@tlwf.org. Sponsored by The Duke Mansion & Levine Museum. 3 p.m. Free; reservations – 704-714-4445. Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte. 704-714-4400. www.dukemansion.org.

Pickleball:

There will be an open court for adults (college and above) for individuals willing to try a new sport and for seasoned players. The game is played with a wiffle ball and hard paddle on a badminton sized court. Free instruction and equipment. 3 p.m. Free. Nano Center, 624 Matthews Mint Hill Road, Matthews. 704-849-8316. www.nanosports.co.

GMWA Charlotte Chapter in concert:

The Charlotte Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America in concert under the direction of Ted Martin. 4 p.m. Free. 704-564-4348. First Fellowship Ministries Of Charlotte, 7700 Lawyers Road, Charlotte. 704-535-5088.

Cantor & Friends:

Cantor Elias Roochvarg is planning a series of monthly “musicales” with accompaniment by Monty Bennett7:30 p.m. Free. Temple Israel, 4901 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-362-2796.

April 7

Pint for a Night campaign:

Join Community Blood Center of the Carolinas in supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte through its third annual Pint for a Night campaign. For each blood donation through April 30, CBCC will make a financial contribution to RMH of Charlotte. 8 a.m. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us. Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 4447 South Blvd., Charlotte.

Tools That Plant New Beginnings Community Drive:

During April, Giving Tree Realty will be holding its Tools That Plant New Beginnings Community Drive to support Charlotte Community ToolBank. 9 a.m. 704-565-9474. Giving Tree Realty, 1819 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-323-8080. www.givingtreerealty.com.

Montessori Monday:

Open house at Keystone Montessori School. Join us to explore the Montessori approach to education. 9 a.m. Free. Education Building of Sedgefield United Methodist Church, 2830 Dorchester Place, Charlotte. 704-523-4338. www.keystonemontessorischool.org.

Hickory Grove Christian School annual golf tournament:

The purpose of this year’s tournament is to raise funds necessary to continue to develop new facilities that will serve not only our student athletes but the entire student body. The registration fee is $150 per golfer or $500 per foursome. The registration fee will include greens fees, cart, a boxed lunch, beverage cart, a post tournament awards dinner and a gift bag. To register go to www.hgchristian.org/athletics/athletic-news/hickory-grove-christian-golf-tournament. 11:30 a.m. April 7. Pine Lake Country Club, 5504 Lebanon Road, Mint Hill.

Savvy Social Security planning:

Learn the five factors to consider in deciding when to apply, innovative strategies for coordinating benefits with your spouse, how to coordinate benefits with other sources of income, how to minimize taxes and special rules on benefits for divorced spouses and survivors. 7 p.m. Free. Matthews Woman’s Clubhouse, 208 S. Trade St., Matthews. 704-708-5001. www.billromeo1apg.com.

April 8

Gallery exhibit: Festival of Color – Wood Artistry:

Featuring Charlotte woodturner David Terpening. 10 a.m. Free. Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte. 704-541-0741. www.CharlotteFineArt.com.

Toddler Time:

Stories, songs, finger plays and movement activities for children 24-35 months and their caregivers. Registration required; limit 12. 10:30 a.m. Free. Lake Wylie Public Library, 185 Blucher Cir, Lake Wylie. 803-831-7774. www.yclibrary.org.

Mind & Body: What you eat and how you think can protect your brain:

If you’re concerned about maintaining memory, reducing joint aches and shrinking your waistline, don’t miss this free talk. Speakers: Dr. Hayes Woollen with Novant Health and Dr. Charles Edwards with The Memory Center in Charlotte. 2 p.m. Free, reservations requested. The Ivey Memory Care Day Center, 6030 Park S Drive, Charlotte. 704-909-2070. www.theivey.org.

Holistic health Network Meeting:

Dr. Nelsa Ciaponni of Optimal Health Medicine Center will speak on “Gut Health, Key Steps to a Healthy Immune System.” 6:45 p.m. Free. 704-575-1153. St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-364-5431. www.ncholisticnetwork.com.

April 9

Farmers Market at Village At Robinson Farm:

Fresh vegetables, fruit, greens, herbs, plants, honey, jams, handmade soap and crafts. 9 a.m. Village at Robinson Farm, 8420 Rea Road, Charlotte. 704-321-7832. www.villageatrobinsonfarm.com.

Community Blood Center Blood Drive:

Tyvola Senior Center and Community Blood Center of Charlotte are asking you to help save a life. The mobile van will be in the Marion Diehl parking lot. Call to register. 10 a.m. Free. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Community Blood Drive:

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte through its Third Annual ’Pint for a Night’ campaign. For each blood donation through April 30, CBCC will make a financial contribution to RMH of Charlotte. 10 a.m. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us. Tyvola Senior Center, 2225 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-522-6222. www.cmseniorcenters.org.

Lupus Foundation Support Group:

The group meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Outreach Center, Room F102. Contact the LFANC at info@lupusnc.org or 877-849-8271, ext. 2. 1 p.m. Free. Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 1073 Providence Road, Charlotte. 704-716-5640. www.lupusnc.org.

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