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Downtown Davidson Arts Festival:
Stroll the streets of downtown Davidson to see the more than 40 artists featured. Downtown Davidson, N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-7591. www.exploredavidsonnc.com. 5-9 p.m. Sept. 17.
The Happy Birthday Dad Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza will be unscripted improvisational comedy games, musical games and activities, game show elements, and the heavy-duty audience participation. The show could contain adult language and situations. Prizes will be raffled off during the show with the contributions going to Planet Improv Inc. $10-$15. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmooresville.com. 8-9:30 p.m. Sept. 17.
Party in the Park:
Musical guest is Divided By Four. Food vendors: Pellegrino’s, Southern Treats, Wilson’s Weenie Wagon, and Big Poppa’s Pig Skins. Beer and wine will be sold. firstname.lastname@example.org. Troutman ESC Park, 334 North Ave., Troutman. 704-878-3103. 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16.
Concert on the Green:
Davidson native Rusty Knox performing. Free. Davidson Town Green, Main St., Davidson.. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18.
Run for Green:
5K, 10K and half-marathon race to support Davidson Lands Conservancy’s efforts to protect natural and open spaces. At the race, you will be entertained by the acoustic sounds of local band, Southern Style. All runners will receive a Run for Green T-shirt and half- marathoners receive a medal. $30-$70. www.davidsonlands.org. Downtown Davidson, N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-7591. www.exploredavidsonnc.com. 7:30 a.m. Sept. 17.
Community Blood Drive:
Free ticket voucher for donors. Call 704-972-4700 or go to www.cbcc.us to make an appointment. Regal Cinemas Birkdale Stadium 16, 16950 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville. 704-895-7997. 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17.
National Medicare Education Week:
Free events. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - North County Regional, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. 704-416-6000. cmlibrary.org. 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 15.
Need to Improve Your Balance?:
Open Tai Chi classes meet Mondays from 11 a.m.-noon for advanced students and from 12:15-1:15 pm for beginners. $6. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. Sept. 19.
Birthday Bingo Bash:
All seniors, celebrating a birthday or not, are invited to play bingo, win prizes and have refreshments. No fees or registration. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 1-2 p.m. Sept. 20.
Talks & meetings
Cancer Support Group:
The Cancer Share and Care group meeting. Free. Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, room B204, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville.. 11 a.m. Sept. 15.
Probus Club of Lake Norman:
The Probus Club of Lake Norman is composed of retired people from the professional and business sectors who join together in a nonpolitical, nonsectarian manner to meet like-minded individuals, keep minds active, make new friends and expand interests. Guests are welcome. Free. www.probus.org. Berea Baptist Church, 1015 River Highway, Mooresville. 704-663-0986. www.bereabaptist.net. 10 a.m. Sept. 20.
‘5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche’:
“Quiche” is an audience interactive piece that is hosted by the five leaders of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein. This bubbly bunch of 1950s chicks are all self-described “widows” living in an unnamed middle-American town. $20; $15 students and seniors. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429. warehousepac.com. 8 p.m. Sept. 15.
The Nature of Greenways: Toby Creek Greenway:
Join a relaxed walk along a different greenway each month, with stops to discover the natural side of these active green spaces. To register, call 980-314-1119. Meet in the parking lot at Kirk Farm Fields. Free. Kirk Farm Fields, 210 E. Mallard Creek Church Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1001. charmeck.org. 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 9/14
Family Fort Building:
Learn the survival skill of shelter building with your family. Work together using materials found in the woods to build a sturdy, weather-resistant shelter. Registration required. Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear closed-toe shoes for hiking. Bring water and insect repellant if desired. Work gloves are recommended. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 16.
Celebrate the end of Summer with a nature-themed craft. Stop by the McDowell Nature Center. Registration required. Notes: Dress to get messy. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 2:30-4 p.m. Sept. 17.
Robinson Rock House Hike:
Explore some of the natural history at the preserve. Once part of a network of cotton plantations, Reedy Creek has only recently become forested again. The moderate 3-mile hike will lead down to the ruins of Robinson Rock House, an 18th century stone dwelling. To register, call 980-314-1119. Free. www.naturefind.com. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 2-3:30 p.m. Sept. 17.
Build Your Own BirdFeeder:
Not only are song birds pleasing to the eye and ear, their behavior is vital to the health of fields, forests and even suburban neighborhoods. Build a backyard bird feeder out of recycled material. To register, call 980-314-1119. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Sept. 18.
Calling all kids and parents: Discover what fall has in store at Reedy Creek. Through various hands-on activities such as crafts, games, stories, puppets, hikes and more, learn about animals and plants in the preserve. To register, call 704-432-6460. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Sept. 19.
Hike for Healing:
There will be stops along the way for connecting moments. Must be able to walk up to 2.5 miles on uneven terrain. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 15.