Summer Camps at Discover Place Kids: Week-long themed camps for children ages 2 (with adult) to 8. From art to animals and from Earth to the stars, there's a new theme each week to keep little minds and muscles growing. Bring your friends or plan to make new ones as we have fun experimenting with new ideas and learning new skills. Times and prices vary depending on camp. Discovery Place Kids, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. For additional information, visit www.discoveryplacekids.org or call 704-372-6261 ext. 300.
Through July 30
Summer Drama Camp: The Connie Company Goes to the Circus (a clown-free event): Students will explore the circus through a variety of theatre games, stories and improvisations, and learn basic acting techniques and stage production. Each session culminates in a sharing for family and friends. One-week sessions for ages 4-10. Registration required at www.d-recs.org. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 4-5 and ages 6-7, 1-4 p.m. for ages 8-10. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. Visit www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Summer Camps at Latta Plantation: Choose from L.A.N.D. Camp: Tree Soup or Animal Olympics where campers will learn through hands-on activities, crafts, games and more. Ages 4-6. Each camp is a weeklong session. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $75. Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-336-7600. Visit parkandrec.com.
Summer Camps through Cornelius Parks, Arts Recreation and Culture (PARC): Choose from more than 100 different half and full-day camps for children of all ages. Includes art, recreational, sports and special needs camps. Times, prices and location vary depending on camp. For additional information, visit www.corneliuspr.org.
Summer Fun Science Camps at Catawba Science Center: This nonprofit science and technology museum in Hickory offers hands-on science learning for youth in grades pre-kindergarten through rising ninth grade. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 7:30-10 a.m. Early arrival, 12-5:30 p.m. Afternoon adventures. Mon.-Fri. $47 member, $80 non-member, Extended day $21 member, $30 non-member, Afternoon adventures $57 member, $85 non-member. Catawba Science Center, 243 3rd Avenue NE, Hickory. 828-322-8169. Visit www.catawbascience.org.
Summer Camps through the Town of Davidson: Campers of all ages, from toddlers to teens can find a camp themed just for them. From art, sports, technology and more – there's something for everyone this summer. Times, prices and location vary depending on camp. For additional information, visit www.d-recs.org.
Summer Art Camps at Sanctuary of Davidson: All month long come experience all mediums of art from drawing, painting, designing and more. Ages 4-12. Times vary depending on camp. $95-$110. Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-0044. Visit www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com.
July 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31
Story Time Cruise: Enjoy a story, cookies and milk aboard the Catawba Queen. Limited seating available. Reservations are highly recommended. 8:30-10 a.m. $10 Adults, $5 for Children 12 and under. Queen's Landing, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville. 704-663-2628. Visit www.queenslanding.com.
July 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
Mooresville Farmers Market: Browse and buy an abundance of local produce, canned and baked goods, plants, crafts and more. 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Mooresville Rotary Farmer’s Market, S. Church St., Mooresville.
Billy Scott and The Party Prophets at Music on Main: : This award-winning, six-piece, dance-and-show group plays a wide variety of music including beach, blues, Motown, retro, funk and oldies and are in constant demand. A main staple on the southeastern private party, festival, concert, corporate functions, night club and wedding circuit for more than 30 years. Live music outdoors. Bring your own chair. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Town Hall Green, Mooresville. 704-663-3800. www.iredellarts.org.
"Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" Movie: 7 p.m. Free. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 413 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-663-3800. ci.mooresville.nc.us.
July 7, 14
Lake Norman Fear Football: Come cheer on the home team as they battle it out against the Greenville Seminoles (July 7) and the Carolina Falcons (July 14) in exciting semi-pro football fashion. The team is made up of former area high school, college players and former NFL players. 7:30 p.m. Check website for ticket prices. Mooresville High Stadium, 659 E. Center Ave., Mooresville. www.lknfear.com.
July 7, 14, 21, 28
Davidson Farmer’s Market: This producer-only, year-round market features more than 35 farmers and local producers from within a 100-mile radius. It’s a lively gathering place to learn about food, agriculture, nutrition and stock up on locally grown fruits and veggies. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Next to Town Hall between Main Street and Jackson Street. 704-400-0880. Visit www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.
Huntersville Market: Features local fresh produce, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, fresh-cut flowers, potted plants and more. 7 a.m.-12 p.m., Saturdays. Vendor fees: $75 yearly fee, $4 daily fee (one table inside shelter), $2 daily fee (one table outside shelter). A registration form and agreement are required. Register at the Town of Huntersville Parks and Recreation offices. Farmers Market, 103 Maxwell Street, Huntersville. 704-766-2220.
Outdoor Adventure Camp at Latta Plantation: Campers will go exploring, canoeing, fishing, geocaching, shelter building and hiking and enjoy a field trip adventure to Crowder’s Mountain State Park. Ages 7-10. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $150. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-336-7600. Visit parkandrec.com.
July 11, 21, 25
Outdoor Cinema Series: Enjoy outdoor movies under the stars on a state-of-the-art, inflatable “blimp” screen. Movie dates, time, and location are subject to change. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Movies include: "Dolphin Tale", "The Adventures of Tintin" and "Zookeeper". 8:30 p.m. Free. Refreshments available for purchase. Movies on the Boulevard at Kenton Place, 17115 Kenton Drive, Cornelius or Smithville Park, 19710 S. Ferry St., Cornelius. www.cornelius.org/parc.
Piedmont Health Care Friday After Five Concert: Live music outdoors produced by Downtown Statesville Development Corporation and Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce. Featured performers are Mediocre Bad Guys. Bring your own chair. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Free. W. Broad Street, Statesville. 704-878-3436. www.iredellarts.org.
Mooresville Artist Guild Artist Reception: The Mooresville Artist Guild hosts an artist reception and opening ceremonies the second Friday of every month. 6-8 p.m. Free. 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville. Visit www.magart.org.
3rd Annual Raptor Ride: Choose from 20-, 40-, or 60-mile routes through the moderately hilly wine country of the Yadkin Valley. The bike ride begins with a release of a rehabilitated bird of prey from the Carolina Raptor Center. Stocked rest stops will be at intervals along the routes as well as SAG support vehicles to help any rider having difficulty completing the ride. Limited to 250 riders. $35. 1927 Brandon Hills Road, Yadkinville. 704-875-6521. Visit www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or www.brandonhillsvineyaRoadcom..
Hands-On Cooking Series: “Festive Tapas Party” with Personal Chef Vera Samuels: Tiny flavor-packed morsels served on small plates, Spanish tapas are meant to be shared and are ideal for entertaining. You’ll get an introduction to techniques for preparing light finger foods to heartier small bites and share classic recipes full of fresh ingredients and seasonal flavors with menu items including zucchini fritters, chorizo and rosemary skewers with swordfish and bacon. Pre-registration is required by July 12. 2-4:30 p.m. $60-$65. Wooden Stone Gallery, 445 South Main Street, Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org..
Kids Triathlon Series 4: Created to encourage youth to have fun staying active by focusing on swimming, biking and running. Ages 4-14, all levels of ability. 5 p.m. $25 before July 12, $30 after July 12. Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatic Center, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville. 704-766-2222. www.hffa.com.
July 16, 23
Her Favorite Dress - Collage and Acrylics: Bring a photo of dress you or someone you love once wore or just a dress from your imagination and we will recreate it with paper, acrylics and beautiful rubber stamps. No art experience necessary for this fun and nostalgic class with instructor Kristen Feighery. 6-9 p.m. $85. Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-0044. www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com.
Farm Camp at Latta Plantation: This is an intense, hands-on training course in all things 'farming' for ages 12-17 including animal husbandry, historic natural farming techniques, woodworking and much more. Camp is designed for those with a serious interest in learning about farming, animals and agriculture, as well as those who have a future interest in veterinary medicine. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $200. Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
Power Lunch: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce invites members and non-members alike to meet and greet the New CMS superintendent of Public Instruction, Heath Morrison. 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. $16 members, $20 non-members. NorthStone Country Club 15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville. For additional information, contact Jack Stevens 704-892-1922 or visit www.lakenormanchamber.org .
Civil War Living History: Visit with the 49th NC Troops and learn about life as a Civil War soldier. See demos throughout the weekend, tour the soldier camp and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 21, 1-4 p.m. July 22. Free with regular site admission. $7 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Students, Free ages 5 and under. Latta Plantation 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
Shakespeare Intensive: Come learn about Shakespeare’s plays and how to translate the language to modern audiences. Make sense of old language and play around with the genius of the Bard in a real theater. Ages 13-18. Registration required at www.d-recs.org. 1-4 p.m. $100. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
"Rumors" Presented by Davidson Communities Players: Guests trade rumors, exchange lies and offer pathetic cover-ups. Confusion, miscommunication and chaos reign as the evening spins off wildly into the comical land of farce in this comedy from the pen of Neil Simon. Ages 12 and up. 8 p.m. July 26- 28, 2 p.m. July 29. General admission seating. $24, Adults, $22, Seniors, $12 Students. Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Living History Saturday- Michael Twitty: See Twitty on his Southern Discomfort Tour. Twitty is a culinary historian, historic interpreter and Jewish educator, who has been telling the stories of enslaved people and their foodways for over a decade. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with regular site admission. $7 Adults, $6 Seniors, $5 Students, Free ages 5 and under. Latta Plantation 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. Visit www.lattaplantation.org or www.thecookinggene.com.
Concerts in the Park Series: Beach Bash in the Park featuring Big Time Party Band. You can bring a cooler, but alcohol, pets, glass containers, open flames and smoking are not allowed. 6 p.m. Free. The BandShell at Bailey Road Park 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius. www.cornelius.org/parc.
“Summertime Sweet Treats” with Chef Katie Balbuena: Baking from scratch is easier than you may think. You will be introduced to six delicious and simple recipes that will incorporate fresh fruit from the farmer’s market including peach cobbler, blueberry coffee cake, Swedish strawberry torta and French crepes. Pre-registration is required by July 26. 2-4:30 p.m. $60-$65. Wooden Stone Gallery, 445 South Main St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. Visit www.d-recs.org.