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Annual Valentine's Orchid Sale Scheduled

The University Botanical Gardens’ annual Valentine’s Orchid Sale will be 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 11 - 13, at the McMillan Greenhouse. Orchid prices will range from $15 to $40 at the sale.

This yearly event is a popular one with the community, according to Paula Gross, assistant director of the Botanical Gardens.

"During the sale, we invite you to stroll through the McMillan Greenhouse to soak in the warmth and fragrance of our display collections, ask questions of the experts, then choose from a select variety of healthy blooming orchids well-suited to the home environment."

Halton Arena to Host Ebix Charity Challenge

America’s No. 1 tennis player and North Carolina native John Isner is bringing his annual charity event, the Ebix Charity Challenge, to UNC Charlotte's Halton Arena on Feb. 4.

The 6th Annual Ebix Charity Challenge will again benefit the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is where Isner’s mother, Karen, was successfully treated during her two battles with colon cancer and is one of the leading cancer hospitals in the nation.

The event will kick-off with adult and youth tennis clinics at Olde Providence Racquet Club. Following the clinic there will be a Tennis Exhibition featuring John Isner, Andy Roddick and the Bryan Brothers at Halton Arena on the UNC Charlotte campus. General public tickets start at $35; UNC Charlotte faculty and staff discounted tickets start at $10.