West Block

West of uptown between South End and the airport



Learning Arts Barre presented by Sycamore Project
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Every Saturday from July 7 to November 17 | Arbor Glen Outreach Facility (1520 Clanton Rd, Charlotte, NC 28208)

Join your West Side neighbors in an inter generational creative space. In these series of workshops, you will explore colors, textures, images and text to create small quilts representing your life. Choreographed dance, poetry and sketches will be used as another form of expression. These workshops are appropriate for all ages. For more information email sycamore.project194@gmail.com


The Beauty of Science Presented by Artisan Preparatory
10:45 a.m. | September 6 & October 4, 2018 | Southview Recreation Center (1720 Vilma St, Charlotte, NC 28208)

Discover the scientific compounds in beauty products! This program allows participants to create artistic compounds made with natural ingredients. Artisans will teach the Science of making healthy-from nature, beauty compounds. The curriculum includes hands-on common folk-art design, a basic history of these beauty products, scientific conclusions and small samples for to take home. Participants will mix, measure and produce an all natural beauty product from the historical recipes and methods of the African American culture. These sessions may include one of the following themes: Lye Soap, Salve, Lotion, Bath Bombs and Lip Balm.

Jazzin’ & Bluzin’ with the Seniors presented by Dapper Street Productions
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | November 1, 2018 and May 2, 2019 | Southview Recreation Center (1720 Vilma St, Charlotte, NC 28208)

An hour of live jazz, blues and storytelling by the Dapper Street Jazz Band. Attendees are encouraged to cut a strut if the music moves ya. You dig? Ages 55 and up.


Raptors Inspire! for Seniors by Carolina Raptor Center
10:45 a.m. | February 7 & June 6, 2019 | Southview Recreation Center (1720 Vilma St, Charlotte, NC 28208)

Come and meet these big birds of prey that you might find in your own backyard here in Charlotte. These birds are from your neighborhood, but you rarely get to see them nose to beak. Bring your curiosity and your sense of adventure. For seniors.