July 2014

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July 2, 16

Sunset Segway Adventure Tour: Explore the trails of Latta Plantation Nature Preserve at sunset! Learn to ride self-balancing all-terrain Segways and see nature like never before. Highlights include Shady and Catawba Trails, the Buzzard Rock Overlook, and views of Mountain Island Lake. Registration required. 5 p.m. $35. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391. www.parkandrec.com (click on eParks, use course code number #59451).


July 5, 19

Tour de Food: Take a tour of Davidson, a quaint little town full of history and rich in flavor. Sample culinary delights from several restaurants with beer and wine pairings along the way. Experience everything from upscale dining establishments to a soda shop. Meet the owners and chefs for a very personal experience unlike any other. 1:30-5:30 p.m. $47. The Brick House Tavern, 209 Delburg Street Davidson. 336-406-6294. www.tourdefood.net


July 5, 12, 19, 26

Downtown Mooresville Farmer's Market: Help support area farmers by purchasing fresh produce, fresh eggs, grass-fed beef, fresh cheeses, and more at this weekly, local farmer's market. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Located in the parking lot at the corner of Church Street and East Iredell Ave. (across from the MSI Chamber). www.downtownmooresville.com


July 9, 23

Sunset Kayak Tour on Mountain Island Lake: Join us as we paddle on Mountain Island Lake, taking in the sunset as it goes down over the Catawba River. Learn the basics of flat water kayaking and then enjoy a guided tour of the lake. Discover its history, significance and what you can do to help protect it. All equipment provided. Meet at the horse trailer overflow parking lot. Registration required. 6:30 p.m. $20. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391. www.parkandrec.com (click on eParks, use course code number #59488).


Outdoor Cinema Series: Enjoy outdoor movies on a state-of-the-art, inflatable “blimp” screen. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Movie date, time, and location are subject to change. (“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2,” rated PG – July 9; “Despicable Me 2,” rated PG – July 23). 8:30 p.m. Free. Refreshments available for purchase. Movies on the Boulevard at Kenton Place, 17115 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. www.cornelius.org/parc


July 11, 25

Piedmont HealthCare Friday After Friday Summer Concert Series: Bring your chairs and enjoy a night of music featuring the soul-infused rock and blues of Sista T and the Smokin' Section (July 11), and classic R&B from The Extraordinaires (July 25). Beer, wine, soft drinks and food are available for purchase. No pets or coolers allowed. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Downtown Statesville, West Broad Street between Kelly and Mulberry Streets in front of Mitchell Community College. 704-878-3436.


July 12

Eden Street Market’s Gallery Crawl: Enjoy an entertaining evening with performances, music, artists working live in their studios, food, wine tastings, and activities for everyone at this indie style artisan and food market. 5-7 p.m. 106 Eden Street, Davidson. http://edenstmarket.webs.com; www.facebook.com/EdenStreetMarket


Pirate Party Boat: Come celebrate with face painting, sword fighting, pirates, putt-putt, and pizza aboard one of our “ships” on beautiful Lake Norman. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $17 adults, $15 seniors, $12.50 youth (ages 4-12), $5 ages 3 and under. Queen's Landing, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville. 704-663-2628. www.queenslanding.com


Full Moon Hike: Are you afraid of the dark? Test your trail skills (and your night sight) as we complete a two-mile hike around the nature preserve by the light of the stars and the full moon. 9 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704- 875-1391. www.parkandrec.com (click on eParks, use course code number #59425).

July 12, 26

Crafty Saturdays at Sanctuary of Davidson: Drop off the kids for some fun with art while you enjoy some down time. Get fun and festive with frog paintings (July 12), or recreate and remix the classic masterpiece by Kandinsky with acrylics on canvas frame (July 26). 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $25. Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main Street, Davidson. 704-892-0044. www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com


July 17-27

"Unnecessary Farce": In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two earnest but bumbling undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps disrobing. Between the two cops, three crooks, and eight doors, there’s sure to be lots of laughs. 2 p.m. July 20 and 27; 8 p.m. July 17-19, 24-26. $24 adults, $22 seniors, $12 students (under 21). Location TBA. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org


July 19

Outdoor Cinema Series – "Boat In": Enjoy an outdoor movie ("Delivery Man,” rated PG-13) on a state-of-the-art, inflatable “blimp” screen either from land or the lake. Boaters can watch the movie and receive audio via boat radio or handheld radio. Movie date, time, and location are subject to change. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets! 8:30 p.m. Free. Refreshments available for purchase. Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius. www.cornelius.org/parc


July 24

Homefront Music Series: Traveling friends, Ken Yates and Brian Dunne will play a co-bill show infused with youthful energy and insightful music. Both musicians are inspired by singer/songwriter, John Mayer and Yates has toured with notable names including Sister Hazel and his mentor, veteran Livingston Taylor. 8 p.m. $12. Wynfield Forest Club House, 15722 Wynfield Creek Pkwy., Huntersville. http://homefrontmusicseries.com


July 26

Ask A Master Gardener at the Davidson Farmer’s Market: Learn about seasonal planting information specific to our region from Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners. Find Grow Guides with the helpful, research-based information while you shop the market, featuring more than 35 farmers and local producers from within a 100-mile radius. Learn about food, agriculture, and nutrition through food demonstrations and stock up on locally-grown fruits and veggies. The Davidson Farmer’s Market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Next to Town Hall between Main Street and Jackson Street. 704-400-0880. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org


Mooresville North Carolina Dollhouse Miniatures Show and Sale: Exhibit features a collection of dollhouses, room boxes, and other miniatures constructed by area club members and some collector items. In addition to the exhibit, there will be vendors selling their handmade items and surplus supplies from area club members. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $1 admission, $10 table rental. South Iredell Lions Club, 630 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. For general information and table rental information call 704-230-0569.


Fashion & Performing Arts Showcase: 7th annual fundraiser to help sustain a local afterschool program. Showcase features designers, professional models, aspiring models, dancers, and singers. Presented by Vision of Beauty Salon, cosmetics, and events, where beauty is “The Look Inside!” 5 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 1424 Rickert Street, Statesville. www.visionofbeautyevents.com


July 27

Species Tour: Keepers will focus on hawks, owls, falcons or, vultures. Meet our volunteer raptor keepers and learn about popular raptor species on the trail. Join us on a quest for answers throughout the Raptor Trail with the Trail Trivia Tour. Included in cost of admission. 12:30-1 p.m. $10 adults; $8 seniors (65 and older), educators with a valid ID, and active military; $6 for students, including college students with a valid ID; free for children 4 and under. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org


Through Aug. 29

"Treasures of the Collections" Art Exhibit: This exhibit features special pieces from the museums’ permanent collections including original works by Salvador Dali, Mackendrie Long, Kathe Kolwitz and Kenneth Noland, Audubon prints, pre-Columbian pottery, and a 22nd Egyptian Dynasty mummy and coffin ensemble which was among the first permanent pieces acquired by the museum in the 1950's. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturdays. Donations appreciated. 134 Court Street, Statesville. 704-873-4734. www.iredellmuseums.org


Aug. 1-3

"12 Angry Jurors": Davidson Community Players bring to life characters based on the provocative film, "Twelve Angry Men," concerning bigotry and justice in America in a bonus youth production. Based on the movie by Reginald Rose and adapted for stage by Sherman L. Sergel. $10 in advance, $11 at the door. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street, Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org


Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22

Drop-In Art - Summer Fun Fridays: Let your children explore, discover, and create with open-ended art activities designed for ages 2-12 years. Children 3 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $6 for the first hour, $4 for the second hour. The Community Arts Project, 20700 N. Main Street, Suite 112, Cornelius. 704-896-8980. www.thecommunityartsproject.org

Aug. 2, 16

Crafty Saturdays at Sanctuary of Davidson: Drop off the kids for some fun with art while you enjoy some down time. Young artists will love painting sweet hummingbirds with real artist acrylic paints on canvas (Aug. 2) or a fun fall scene (Aug. 16). Ages 6 and up. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $25. Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main Street, Davidson. 704-892-0044. wwww.sanctuaryofdavidson.com


Aug. 6, 9, 20

Outdoor Cinema Series: Enjoy outdoor movies on a state-of-the-art, inflatable “blimp” screen. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets! Movie dates, times, and locations are subject to change. ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - Aug. 6 and "Grown Ups 2" - Aug. 20, both movies are rated PG-13). "The LEGO Movie," rated PG, will be shown on Aug. 9 at Cornelius Town Hall Lawn, 21445 Catawba Avenue. All movies start at 8:30 p.m. Free. Refreshments available for purchase. Movies on the Boulevard at Kenton Place, 17115 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. www.cornelius.org/parc

Aug. 7, 14, 21

Thursday Night Flights: CRC introduces a new tradition - an evening with music, food, and wine and beer tasting series on the Raptor Trail. Food truck and local acoustic music changes weekly. 6-8 p.m. $10 admission for adults includes a free tasting from the featured winery or brewery of the week, free for kids. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org


Aug. 9

Eden Street Market’s Gallery Crawl: Enjoy an entertaining evening with performances, music, artists working live in their studios, food, wine tastings, and activities for everyone at this indie style artisan and food market. 5-7 p.m. 106 Eden Street, Davidson. http://edenstmarket.webs.com; www.facebook.com/EdenStreetMarket


Aug. 11-15

Charlotte Hornets Summer Basketball Camp: This five-day camp includes skills stations, breakdown drills, and instructional lectures. Coaches will assist campers with shooting mechanics and footwork, ball handling, defense, rebounding, and more. There will also be competitive games (5 on 5, 3 on 3, 1 on 1, advantage tournament, and shooting contests). Ages 7-16 - each camper receives a swag bag of goodies. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $250. Talbert Recreation Center, 210 Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville. 704-799-4281.


Aug. 13, 27

Sunset Kayak Tour on Mountain Island Lake: Join us as we paddle on Mountain Island Lake, taking in the sunset as it goes down over the Catawba River. Learn the basics of flat water kayaking and then enjoy a guided tour of the lake. Discover its history, significance and what you can do to help protect it. All equipment provided. Meet at the horse trailer overflow parking lot. Registration required. 6:30 p.m. $20. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391. www.parkandrec.com (click on eParks, use course code number #59488).


Aug. 14

Rock 5 p.m. Thursdays: Learn new skills related to climbing such as knots, climbing technique, and belaying, or just come out to climb. Ages 7 and up. Last day for Internet registration: Aug. 14. 5 p.m. $10. Iredell County Parks and Recreation, 200 S. Center Street, Statesville. 704-878-3103. www.co.iredell.nc.us


Aug. 14-23

"Red": Winner of the 2010 Tony Award, "Red" explores Master abstract expressionist, Mark Rothko. He has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. 8 p.m. Aug. 14- 16, 21-23. $20 general admission, $15 students, seniors and groups of eight or more. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429. www.warehousepac.com


Aug. 16

Dirty Dancing Festival: This outdoor festival includes music, optional dancing lessons, craft and food vendors. Last day for Internet registration: Aug 12. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $43. Iredell County Parks and Recreation, 200 S. Center Street, Statesville. 704-878-3103. www.co.iredell.nc.us


Aug. 18

Easy Burlap Wreaths: Come enjoy the evening learning how to craft these popular wreaths and welcome fall with fabulous DIY décor! All materials are supplied, just bring a bottle of wine and a friend! 6-9 p.m. $50. Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main Street, Davidson. 704-892-0044. www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com


Aug. 30

Ask A Master Gardener at the Davidson Farmer’s Market: Learn about seasonal planting information specific to our region from Mecklenburg Extension Master Gardeners. Find Grow Guides with the helpful, research-based information while you shop the market, featuring more than 35 farmers and local producers from within a 100-mile radius. Learn about food, agriculture, and nutrition through food demonstrations and stock up on locally-grown fruits and veggies. The Davidson Farmer’s Market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Next to Town Hall between Main Street and Jackson Street. 704-400-0880. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org


Family Campfire: Join us after dinner around the campfire with marshmallows, songs, and stories. We'll have field games set up (far from the fire). Please bring your own chairs and blankets. Drop by anytime during the program. 10 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391. www.parkandrec.com (click on eParks, use course code number #59431).