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Mike Dowling performs on guitar. Tickets available at the door: $15 for adults, $10 seniors/students. Event includes a wine and cheese reception. Details: www.welcomestpat.org/solas-leighis-concerts/ or call 704-663-5659. $15; $10 students and seniors. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 164 Fairview Road, Mooresville. www.welcomestpat.org. 7 p.m. Sept. 25.
Day off caring:
This is a volunteer opportunity hosted by the Mooresville United Way and The Cove Church. Roll up your sleeves and work together with other volunteers to make a difference . A rain date is set for Oct. 1. For questions on volunteering call 704-664-2284. A senior adult wanting help should call the South Iredell Senior Center 704-662-3337 for information. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 8 a.m. Sept. 24.
2015 Be The Match Walk+Run :
The Be The Match Walk+Run raises funds to help bone marrow transplant patients with uninsured treatment costs, support continued marrow transplant research to improve outcomes, and add more volunteer potential marrow donors to Be The Match Registry, giving more patients hope for a cure. $30-$35; $15 Tot Trot & Youth 1k. Lake Norman Christian School, 251 South St., Davidson. 704-987-9811. www.lakenormanchristian.org. 7:30 a.m. Sept. 24.
Southern Sauce Bar-b-que Festival:
The festival will feature barbecue, bands, beer sampling and pop-up shops bringing the best in Carolina arts and crafts. $35-$60. www.southernsaucelkn.com. Kenton Place, 17110 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-765-1456. www.thereserveatkentonplace.com. 4-10 p.m. Sept. 24.
2nd annual Cornelius Fashion Show:
The latest trends from local boutiques, enjoy a live DJ and heavy hors d’oeuvres. $12 at the door. Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. 704-895-2653. www.oakstreetmillantiques.com. 6-9 p.m. Sept. 24.
Jewelry and accessory sale:
B’Halos Accessories and More will dontae a percentage of the proceeds to the Senior Center. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 27.
Free computer and I Phone help:
Teens from the South Iredell High School will help older individuals learn the features on their electronic devices. If you could use this help, call the Senior Center and register. Space is limited. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 21.
Aging for the Future Conference:
Centralina Area Agency on Aging’s all-day conference includes keynote speakers and breakout sessions. Brochures are available at South Iredell Senior Center. For information go to www.centralinaaging.org or call 1-800-508-5777. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. Sept. 23.
The Road to Medicare:
This program provides an overview of Medicare. It is for those who are close to turning 65; considering retirement; have basic questions about Medicare; or want to sort out Medicare’s relationship with their employer’s group health plan. Free. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library — Davidson, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org. 6-7:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
Need to Improve Your Balance?:
Open Tai Chi classes meet Mondays. 11a.m.-noon for advanced students and 12:15-1:15 p.m. for beginners. $6. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. Sept. 26.
Prepare items for this year’s grand opening of their Santa’s Gift Shop on Nov. 5. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 26.
‘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. 22.
Mooresville Farmers Market:
Every Saturday through October. Liberty Park, 225 E. Iredell Ave., Mooresville. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 24.
Evening Kayak at Mountain Island Lake:
Join a naturalist for a relaxing paddle on Mountain Island Lake. Meet at Latta Plantation Nature Center. $15 single; $20 tandem. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 22.
Trail Work Day:
All Trail Work Days are at Sparrow Springs Visitor Center. ncparks.gov/crowders-mountain-state-park. Crowders Mountain State Park, 522 Park Office Lane, Kings Mountain. 704-853-5375. www.ncparks.gov. 8-11:30 a.m. Sept. 24.
Track Trails: Nature’s Hide & Seek:
Take a guided nature hike to see what we can find in the McDowell Nature Preserve. Participants will receive the Nature’s Hide & Seek guide to aid in exploring our woods in search of local flora and fauna. This hike will cover our new Track Trails program, which is an easy 1.2-mile hike along our trail system. Registration required. Dress appropriately for hiking outdoors and bring water. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 2:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 24.
Learn About Beekeeping:
Join Charlotte Local Honey as Libby Mack talks about the hobby of beekeeping. An observation hive with live honey bees will be on display. Come meet the bees and taste their honey. Free. www.cmlibrary.org. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library — Mountain Island Branch, 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way, Charlotte. 704-416-5600. www.cmlibrary.org. 11 a.m. Sept. 24.
Furs, Skulls, Bones and More:
Discover the secret life of animals by looking at their furs, skulls and bones. Learn the natural history of North Carolina animals. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 2 p.m. Sept. 24.
Mecklenburg Master Gardeners at Festival in The Park:
Mecklenburg Master Gardeners will be in Freedom Park Gardens by Mahlon Adams Pavillon to answer your gardening questions and children will be given lady bugs to release. See beautiful pollinator gardens and learn how to grow these wonderful plants. Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., Charlotte. 704-336-2884. www.parkandrec.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 24. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 25.
What’s That Bird?:
Have you ever looked outside your window or walked on the trails and wonder what kind of bird you are looking at? Discover the species you are looking at through our birding adventure. We will even venture into the preserve to find some birds that call Reedy Creek home. Must call 9800-314-1119 to register. Ages 7 and older. Free. 10-11am Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 10 a.m. Sept. 24.
Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 2 p.m. Sept. 25.
Nature Story Corner:
Settle in and get comfortable and read a variety of nature based stories. Stories may be accompanied by puppets and audience participation as you learn about the wonders of nature. After the story they will hike into the forest to do a themed activity based on the story. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 10-11 a.m. Sept. 26.