September 2014

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Sept. 1-7

Chiquita Charity Golf Tournament: The second of four Tour Finals events featuring 150 players competing for a $1 million purse and next season’s playing privileges on the 2014-2015 PGA TOUR. The tournament will be broadcast in high definition on the Golf Channel. Check website for time and ticket information. $15 general admission for the competitive rounds (Sept. 4-7), free for children ages 14 and under with an adult ticket. All proceeds go to local charities through the 2014 Charity Ticket Program. River Run Country Club, 19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson. 980-636-5331.

Sept. 2-6

Charlotte Fashion Week: This year's theme, "Dәsign…A Twist on Fashion," combines elements of interior design, architecture, and fashion into a week of events throughout the Queen City. Runway shows and competitions will showcase the latest collections from selected designers and upcoming artists. Sponsored by Charlotte Seen, benefitting the Levine Children's Hospital. Events include: Emerging Designers Competition and the official NBA Hornets Basketball Celebration (Sept. 3), Emerging Designers Competition (Sept. 4), and Fashion Designers and Recyclable Artist Competition (Sept. 5). Events begin at 6:30 p.m. $25-$75 (plus service fee). Northlake Luxury Auto - Audi Showroom, 10720 Northlake Auto Plaza Blvd., Charlotte. VIP hour at Hendrick Luxury Auto Mall - Mercedes Benz store, 10720 Statesville Road, Huntersville prior to runway show with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer for attendees who purchase front row or end-of-runway seating. For additional information, visit

Sept. 5

Music on Main Mooresville Concert Series: Outdoor family-oriented concert series on the first Friday of every month (May-Oct.), presented by the Town of Mooresville Cultural and Recreation Services. Food and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. This month, The Dickens will perform. The band features classic R&B, classic and modern rock, 80s retro, reggae, and everything in between. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Mooresville Town Hall Lawn, 413 North Main Street, Mooresville.

Sept. 5-21

"Guys and Dolls": The fast-paced story and bright, brassy score of this musical romantic comedy take us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City. With favorites like “Luck Be a Lady,” “I’ve Never Been in Love Before,” and “A Bushel and a Peck,” this show is ideal for audiences of any age. 3 p.m. Sept. 7, 14, 21; 8 p.m.; Sept. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20. $16 adults, $14 seniors (60+) and students (high school and younger), $8 youth (ages 12 and younger). The Green Room Community Theatre, Inc., 10 South Main Avenue, Newton. 828-464-6583.

Sept. 6

International Vulture Awareness Day: Celebrate resident vulture stars from around the world including "Bonsai", the black vulture, "Pishi", the king vulture, "Baby", the lesser headed vulture, and "Oshem", the turkey vulture. Tour our Vulture Culture exhibit, and make a donation to Vulture Conservation worldwide. Free with regular admission. 11 a.m.-3 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.

Sept. 6 & 20

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.

Sept. 9

4th Annual Children’s Voice Luncheon: This year's annual Dove House event's theme is "It's Up to You and Me", brings neighbors and colleagues together to learn about the vital role that the organization plays in keeping the children in our community safe. A complimentary lunch will be served and guests will enjoy a brief inspiring program about the mission and services of Dove House. Registration required. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Free. The Cove Church, 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville. 704-883-9814.

Sept. 12

Downtown Statesville Fall Art Crawl: Juried art exhibit will showcase dozens of artists in more than 25 different galleries, shops, and businesses throughout the heart of downtown Statesville. Attendees can begin the self-guided tour at any location and follow the sidewalk markers and program guide (available at all locations). 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. W. Broad Street, Statesville. 704-878-3436.

Opening Reception: Mooresville Arts (formerly Mooresville Artist Guild) will host its monthly reception to recognize the artists showcased in the September exhibit. Featured artists include Susan Andre, Barbara Earnshaw, and Chris McIntosh. Artwork will be on display through September 30. 6-8 p.m. Free. Gallery hours: 12-5 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., 12-8 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. MA Depot, 103 West Center Avenue, Mooresville. 704-663-6661.

Sept. 13

'TAWBA WALK Music & Arts Festival: This one-of-a-kind street festival features the Lake Norman area's top artists, bands, performance groups, food trucks, local microbreweries, and more. Discover top talent in your community and enjoy a day of fun with the entire family (even your furry friends!). Shop more than 60 vendors while the little ones check out the all-new "kid zone" complete with activities, face painting, and a bouncy house. 2-8 p.m. Free. Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius.

Eden Street Market’s Gallery Crawl: Experience an entertaining evening with a different theme each month at North Charlotte’s indie style artisan and food market. Event feature performances, music, artists working in their studios, food, wine tastings, and activities for everyone. Occurs every second Saturday of the month. 5-7 p.m. Eden Street Market, 106 Eden Street, Davidson.;

Sept. 14

Saint Patrick’s Solas Leighis Concert Series: Grammy and Indie award winning musicians Al Petteway and Amy White perform their blend of original, traditional, and contemporary Celtic- and Appalachian-influenced music with occasional nods to rock and jazz. Their performances feature acoustic guitar, mandolin, Celtic harp, piano, banjo, lap dulcimer, world percussion, and vocals. Concert includes a wine and cheese reception during intermission. 7 p.m. $15 adults, $10 seniors and students (cash or check only). Saint Patrick's Episcopal Church, 201 Fairview Road, Mooresville.;

Byrne & Kelly: What started out as Celtic Thunder's Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly performing a live show together called "Acoustic by Candlelight" has now developed into the recording of their #1 Billboard World Album, "Acoustically Irish" and three years of touring North America and most recently Australia and Canada. 8 p.m. $35-$55. The Galway Hooker Irish Pub, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-895-1782.

Sept. 15 & 22

Cocktails and Paintbrushes: Discover your inner artist during an evening of fun and creativity where you'll paint a composition with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Feel free to bring munchies and cocktails. Ages 21 and up. Painting themes: "Owl Always Love You" (Sept. 15) and "There's No Place Like Home" (Sept. 22). 6-9 p.m. $40. Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main Street, Davidson. 704-892-0044.

Sept. 19

14th Annual Blues & Burritos: Enjoy live music, brews and burritos while supporting local charities including HealthReach Community Clinic and Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. Featuring performances by Rusty Barkley and the Part-Time Blues Band and food and drink from Tequila’s Mexican Grill of Mooresville and New Belgium Brewing Company. Hosted by Homesley & Wingo Law Group PLLC. 6-10 p.m. Free admission but donations encouraged. Historic Isaac Harris House, 330 South Main Street, Mooresville. 704-664-2162.

Sept. 19-30

"Fuddy Meers": David Lindsay-Abaire's play follows the life of Claire, an amnesiac, who awakens each morning with no memory of the day before, due to her "psychogenic" form of amnesia. Her husband, Richard, and son Kenny, have to re-explaining the facts of her life to her on a daily basis. After a serious of whirlwind events, including Claire being abducted by a prison escapee who is supposedly her "brother," she - and the audience - discover a number of revelations, proving that everything is not what it appears to be. The play's title "Fuddy Meers" is how Claire's mother, Gertie, tries to pronounce the phrase "funny mirrors." 2 p.m. Sept. 28; 8 p.m. Sept. 18-20, 25-27. Ticket prices TBA. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429.

Sept. 20

7th Annual Back to School 10K, 5K, and Fun Run: Help raise money for your school! Open to all public, private, and charter schools in Iredell County. Fifty percent of each registration fee goes to the participating school, and the remaining 50 percent is split between the top three schools with the most participation of registered runners. 8 a.m. $10-$35 depending on event, age, and when your register. Online pre-registration ends at 5 p.m. Sept. 17. Tarheel Realty II, 122 Victory Lane Statesville. 704-871-8770.

Downtown Davidson Art Crawl: Stroll historic downtown Davidson while browsing more than 25 local artists displaying and selling their artwork and handmade crafts. You'll find a variety of creative mediums including fine art, paintings, jewelry, textiles, bath products, baked goods, and more. Visit your favorite retail stores, enjoy wine/beer tastings, and live music while supporting up-and-coming artisans in your area. Sponsored by Sanctuary of Davidson. 6-9 p.m. Free. Historic District of Davidson, between Summit Coffee and the Davidson Post Office. All interested artists and musicians can register at For additional information, contact Kristen Feighery at or call 704-892-0044.

Pepper Choplin and the Mt. Zion UMC Chancel Choir: With a diverse musical background, Choplin compositions incorporate varied styles including folk, Gospel, classical, and jazz. His published work includes over 230 anthems for church and school choirs, 13 church cantatas, and a book of piano compositions. 7 p.m. Free. An offering will be taken at the door. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion Avenue, Cornelius. 704-892-8566.

3rd Annual Gateway Block Party at Exit 33: This end of summer celebration promotes businesses in the Gateway Business Park and the surrounding businesses at Exit 33. Enjoy entertainment, live music, food, activities for kids, a “Pet Look-Alike Contest,” and more. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Gateway Business Park, 121 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville. 704-658-3076.

6th Annual Wildlife Oyster & Shrimp Fest: Enjoy food catered by Big Daddy's, live music and dancing, and live and silent auctions to raise money for wildlife habitat in and around Lake Norman. Hosted by LangTree of Lake Norman. 5-10 p.m. $50 per person, free for children 12 and under. Must purchase tickets by Sept. 16. 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville.

Sept. 24-27

Denver Days: Annual community festival with music, entertainment, food, rides, arts and crafts, and more. Sponsored by the Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club. No alcohol or pets allowed. 4-10 p.m. Sept. 24-25, 4-11 p.m. Sept. 26, 12-11 p.m. Sept. 27. 3635 N. Hwy 16, Denver (Corner of St. James Church Road and Hwy 16). 704-483-1996.

Sept. 26

Keigwin+Company Dancers: Contemporary dance performance incorporates pop culture trends, theatre, and style into choreography, while engaging the audience with costuming, staging, and eye-absorbing movement. Active in community projects and education, K+C physically engages audiences and aspiring dancers in movement and the choreographic process. 8 p.m. $9-$25. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2135.;

Food Truck Rally: Sample more than 15 of Charlotte's best food trucks for a celebration of culinary delights, live music, games, corn hole, hayrides and more. 5:30-9:30 p.m. $5 for parking. Prices vary depending on food truck vendor. Craft beer from Highland Brewing, wine, and other beverages will also be available for purchase. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113.

Sept. 27

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.;

6th Annual Great Chili Cook-Off: Hometown cooks compete for cash prizes ($1,000 for first prize!) and local restaurants for bragging rights for the best chili in town. Enjoy chili tastings, live music, a corn hole tournament, door prizes and a Kids Zone. Sponsored by The Rotary Clubs of Mooresville-Lake Norman, Mooresville, Top of the Lake, Troutman. 4-9 p.m. $10, free for children 9 and under. Cash only. Mooresville Town Square, 279 Williamson Road, Mooresville. 704-230-0050.

33rd Annual World Hunger Day Yard Sale North Mecklenburg's biggest yard sale. From 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM, this event offers something for all ages: bargain prices, huge inventory, silent auction, NC BBQ, entertainment, and more at First Baptist Church-Huntersville, 119 N. Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville 704-875-6581. All proceeds go to feeding the hungry.



The Wine Cellar LKN: Come unwind in a relaxing lounge atmosphere, sip delicious wine, enjoy live music, and maybe even learn a new language! Weekly events include: Tuesdays - $1 off all craft beers and ciders (for those who aren’t wine lovers), Wednesdays - Ladies Night Out with selected bottles of wine starting at just $15, Thursdays - Wine tastings featuring some of the best wines on the market (try some different varietals and receive a discount when you purchase any of the featured wines of the evening), last Friday of each month - LKN French Connection - sample French wines, share stories about French culture, food, and trips abroad, and converse in English or French if you “parlez français.” Hours of operation: 2-10 p.m. Mon-Wed, 2-11 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Saturdays, reserved for private parties on Sundays. The Wine Cellar - French Bistro, 19172 One Norman Blvd., Suite 110, Cornelius. 704-895-3292.

MoJo’s Grill & Pub: Offers Lake Norman-area residents chef-inspired pub food, daily/nightly drink specials, a laid-back atmosphere to watch college football games (every Saturday at noon) and NFL games (every Sunday at 1 p.m.), live entertainment, and catering services from Creative Catering and Events Inc., if you wish to host an event off-site. Almost every night of the week, “MoJo’s Live” features a different music event, including Super Karaoke Tuesdays, Mo'Jammin' Open Mike Wednesdays, and live acoustic, classic rock, and bluegrass on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Hours of operation: 4 p.m.-12 a.m. Tues.-Thurs, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Sundays, closed Mondays. MoJo’s, 19901 Holiday Lane, Cornelius. 704-438-9777.


Harvey's in Huntersville and H2 in Cornelius: Visit the original location in Huntersville or check out the new location in Cornelius and enjoy craft beers, monthly beer dinners with four-course meals, and live music on the weekends. Weekly specials include half- price bottles of wine on Tuesdays, $3 draft pints on Thursdays and kids eat free on Tuesdays (one child per paying adult). Live music line-up for October includes: Tim Cook Band (Oct. 3 at Harvey’s and Oct. 10 at H2), Karl Stoltz (Oct. 4 at Harvey’s and Oct. 11 at H2), and Dave and Bob acoustic (Oct. 18 at H2). This month's beer dinner includes four courses and five different beers from a featured brewery. 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Cornelius location (H2) and Oct. 22 at the original Harvey's in Huntersville. $25. Harvey’s, 13812 Cinnabar Place, Huntersville. 704-947-5080. Opens at 4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. and 11 a.m. Sat.-Sun. H2, 19707 Liverpool Pkwy, Cornelius. 704-892-1001. Opens at 11 a.m. every day.

Burner’s Cigar Co.: Burner’s is a different type of cigar store to the Lake Norman area offering a wide selection of more than 500 boutique brand and premium cigars as well as a smoking lounge open to all customers with no charge or membership required. Come join us for one of our many cigar events or just to watch the game. Free Wi-Fi access, hi-def TVs, and large leather chairs are available for you to sit back and enjoy your cigars. Choose from a variety of cigar accessories including cutters, lighters, ashtrays, and humidors, as well as pipe tobacco. Hours of operation: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 12-6 p.m. Sundays. Burners Cigar Co., 16620 Cranlyn Road, Suite 130, Huntersville. 704-892-5112.

Oct. 2 and 16

Open Mic Night in Downtown Cornelius: Every first and third Thursday, Bella Love features some of LKN's and Charlotte's most creative artists in a unique, collaborative setting. From musicians and visual artists, to comedians and poets, this event makes it easy to get connected to the heart of the creative community, meet new people, and inspire the soul. All ages are welcome and drink specials are available for adults 21 and up. Interested in performing? Contact Case Warnemunde at 9 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. $5. Kadi Fit Studios in Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius.

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Oct. 14

SmileTrain Fundraiser with Comedian Spanky Brown: Since 1997 at an Open Mic Night at the Comedy House Theatre in Savannah GA, Spanky has been leaving audiences reeling with laughing, touring comedy clubs around the country, and been featured on B.E.T’s "Comic View", Comedy Central, and The Speed Network. Check him out on XM/Sirius Satellite radio comedy stations, or you might even hear him on The Bob and Tom Show. 7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. show starts. $15 (A portion of ticket sales from the show will benefit SmileTrain, an international children’s charity that provides free surgery to poor children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate). Check out a new comic every Tuesday night (Don't miss celebrity comedian Carlos Mencia, of star of "Mind of Mencia" on Oct. 28! ), enjoy a full menu, drinks, and lots of laughs. Lake Norman Comedy Zone, upstairs at the Galway Hooker Pub, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-895-1782.

Oct. 17

"LIVE in the 115" Outdoor Music Series: Celebrate local music, hang out with friends or meet new ones - all right in the heart of downtown Mooresville. Don’t miss the last concert of the season featuring Sojourn of Sparrows and DukTan. Chairs and blankets allowed, but no coolers or alcohol permitted. Music organized by Big Hat Larry's Guitars, Music & More. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Free. John Franklin Moore Park, at the corner of Main Street and Center Avenue, Downtown Mooresville.


Through Oct. 31

The Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze: Get lost in a giant seven-acre cornfield (one of the largest in the Southeast), featuring more than two miles of interconnecting paths. Come during the day or at night for family-friendly flashlight mazes. Rural Hill’s historic 265-acres also features hayrides, cornhole, hiking trails, and a pumpkin patch. 10 a.m- 5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. (day mazes), 6-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat. (night mazes) $7-$10 (day mazes), $10- $15 (night mazes). Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113.

Carrigan Farms: Come enjoy a variety of family-friendly (and adults only) events at this 130-acre farm including a pumpkin patch, fall harvest tours, night hayrides, and Scarrigan Farms, the scariest haunted trail in the region. Times and prices vary depending on event. Check website for full details. Carrigan Farms, 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy., Mooresville. 704-664-1450.;

Ghost Walk of Davidson: Come join us for a spooky evening filled with fun and storytelling during a walking tour of the historical town of Davidson. Call for times and reservations. $10 adults, $5 children ages 8-12, free for children seven and under. All ages welcome. Meet in front of The Soda Shop, 104 S. Main Street, Davidson. 704-928-5452. For additional information, visit our Facebook page.

Oct. 17-18, 24-25

Haunted Statesville Walking Tours: Step beyond the beauty of Statesville’s historic downtown and discover its true haunted history in this walking ghost tour full of tales of spirits, scary creatures, and mysterious deaths. Reservations required. Tours run every hour and half hour between 6:30-8:30 p.m. and last about 75-90 minutes. $10, must be paid for in advanced. Historic Downtown Statesville, City Hall (227 S. Center Street) on the corner of East Front and South Center Streets. 704-878-3436.

Oct. 18

All Hallow's Eve: Learn about the history of Halloween and meet some of its famous characters throughout history. Children can trick-or-treat around the plantation, participate in costume contests, make crafts, and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $8 adults, $7 seniors and students, free ages 5 and under and members. Latta Plantation 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312.

Oct. 24

Town of Davidson’s Downtown Halloween March: Celebrate Halloween early with friends and family at Davidson's traditional annual Halloween March along Main Street. Come dressed up in costume and collect treats from local vendors and merchants. 5 p.m. Starts at Town Hall, 216 S Main Street, Davidson.

Oct. 24-25

Ghost Walk Tour: Travel through the Plantation at night as you venture past an explosive Civil War battlefield, survive a soldiers cemetery, escape a ghostly prison camp, and enjoy being frightened all in the spirit of Halloween. 6-9 p.m. $8 adults, $7 seniors and students, free ages 5 and under and members. Latta Plantation 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312.

Oct. 31

Downtown Mooresville Trick-or-Treat: Tons of kids dress up and have fun while local businesses in the heart of Mooresville hand out thousands of pieces of candy. (Children 12 and under in costumes only.) 3-5 p.m. (Event ends promptly at 5 p.m.) Downtown Mooresville. 704-662-3336.

October Monthly Events

Oct. 4

Vintiques Antique Mall Fall Festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Pumpkins for the little ones, games for children, face paining, hayrides, vendors, food, decorating contest, sales inside the Antique Mall at 6161 Denver Industrial Park Road in Denver. DJ Steve Smith from Noon-4 p.m. 704-483-3444.

Oct. 7-25

Trackside Pottery Festival Handmade, one of a kind pottery will be the focus of the third annual Trackside Pottery Festival coming to the Mooresville Arts Depot Oct. 7-25. . The Depot, home to Mooresville Arts, is a lovely historic building in the center of downtown Mooresville at 103 West Center Avenue. This year’s Trackside Pottery Festival will feature nearly a dozen regional artists showcasing a variety of styles of pottery, from hand built vessels and sculptural pieces to wheel thrown functional and art pieces. Co-chairs Stephanie Gainer and Terry Loeb, both ceramic artists themselves, have worked hard to bring in artists with a variety of styles and price points making the show a must see for both shoppers looking for unique gifts and collectors looking for purchases. As a bonus the festival will run concurrently with Mooresville Arts’ Artoberfest, a judged show of two and three dimensional works. The Depot is open Tuesday through Saturday 12pm-5pm.

Oct. 9

Harmony in Health Hosted by Dr. Oz HealthReach Community Clinic for Harmony in Health, presented by Walgreens, welcomes America’s Doctor and host of the Dr. Oz Show, Mehmet Oz, M.D. to the Carolinas on Thursday, Oct. 9. Dr. Oz will make his way to Mooresville, N.C., to participate in the Harmony in Health event and engage attendees in a discussion on healthy living and the importance of accessing health care including services provided at the more than 120 clinics in North and South Carolina that may provide free medical and dental care to people in need who have no health insurance. This special celebration kicks-off with a Dr. Oz led Community Walk in downtown Mooresville, benefitting the free clinics of North and South Carolina. Other events include a middle and high school student celebration, an educational Health Fair featuring health-related businesses and individual time between Dr. Oz and the staff and volunteers of the free clinics of North and South Carolina. The day will end with a signature Black Tie Event at Trump National Golf Course to benefit HealthReach Community Clinic. For information on attending or how to get involved, visit