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Arts & Theater
Documentary feature film:
“Street Fight,” a political documentary. The director, Marshall Curry, grew up in Charlotte. $9.25 adult $5.50 student plus sales tax. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429. warehousepac.com. 5-6:45 p.m., 7:30-9 p.m. Sept. 30. 2:30-4 p.m. Oct. 2.
‘Over the River & Through the Woods’:
Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job that would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. $12-$20. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org. 8 p.m. Sept. 29. 2 p.m. Oct. 2.
16th Annual All American Dog Show:
Registration, $8 per dog, begins.4 p.m. Shelter Strut Kick-Off Parade at 4:45 p.m. Contest begins at 5 p.m. Concessions and children’s activities will be available during the event. Admission and parking are free. Dog registration fee includes entry into two contests plus the All American Dog contest. Additional contests are: Best Dressed, Best Kisser, Best Trick (Amateur), Best “Puppy Dog” Eyes, Most Ear-Resistible Ears, Best Coat (Natural), Cutest Puppy (Under 1 year), Cutest Senior (7-plus years), Best Spots, and Most Unique Tail. There will be up to 30 nonprofit and for-profit dog-related vendors. For information, contact Jody Clark at email@example.com. Bailey Middle School, 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 1.
Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan MarketPlace:
Visit carolina.renfestinfo.com for information. $23, $13 children 5-12 advance; $24, $14 children 5-12 day of event; free for children younger than 5. www.carolina.renfestinfo.com. Carolina Renaissance Festival Fairgrounds, 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. 704-896-5544. www.RenFestInfo.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Oct. 1.
2016 Novant Health 15K & 5K:
The 15K course is a scenic residential course along Lake Norman’s peninsula. Both the 5K and 15K course dip into Jetton Park and then along the Peninsula Golf Course. Jetton Park, 19000 Jetton Road, Cornelius. 704-896-9808. charmeck.org. 7:45 a.m. Oct. 2.
Mooresville Run For God:
Learn how to run a 5K, 10K or half-marathon in 12 weeks. Graduation will register for 5 or 10K race this fall. (details in class). Details: Cindy Washam at 704-663-0921. Free. www.runforgod.com/class/mooresville-run-for-god. Abundant Life Foursquare Church, 119 Foursquare Road, Mooresville. 704-663-1523. www.abundantlifemooresville.org. 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 4.
Talks & meetings
Lake Norman Chamber eCommerce Group:
Participants discuss best practices, strategies, tips, tricks, software and platforms. Free. Bank of America Financial Center, 20005 W. Catawba Ave, Cornelius. 704-896-0100. 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28.
Democrats of North Mecklenburg:
RSVP by replying to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring a friend and learn more about the Democrats in North Mecklenburg County. Free. Spotlight Branding, 15905 Brookway Drive, Huntersville. 305-433-4600. 7-8 p.m. Sept. 28.
This geocache program, for newbies and pros alike, will teach participants how to use a GPS and discover caches around the preserve. The program will include a 2-3 mile hike over uneven terrain. Registration required. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear good hiking shoes. Bring bottled water. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 2-4 p.m. Sept. 28.
Mooresville Farmers Market:
Liberty Park, 225 E. Iredell Ave., Mooresville. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Oct. 1.
Iredell Master Gardener Demonstration Garden:
Visitors are welcome to tour the garden, see what’s being grown and ask questions of Master Gardeners. The Demonstration Garden features vegetable gardens, fruit trees, plants for shade and sun, a water feature and a children’s garden. The Demo Garden is located behind the NC Agricultural Center at 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville. Free. NC Agricultural Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville. 9-11 a.m. Oct. 1.
It is estimated that there are over 9,000 species of birds on this planet. Nearly 660 of these species breed in North America. In the fall as the days shorten and the temperature drops, many of these birds fly hundreds of miles south to their wintering grounds. Join us at Reedy Creek to learn about local migratory birds and to try and survive your own “migration”. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 2-3 p.m. Oct. 1.
The crisp and cooler air of Autumn makes for perfect walking weather. Join us for a brisk afternoon walk to discover what the season change has to showcase. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 2.
Talk and Walk: Signs of Fall:
Enjoy the cooler temperatures and lack of mosquitoes on a relaxed walk while we search for other signs of fall. Learn if your favorite animal hibernates, migrates or stays here through the winter. Registration is required. This walk will cover up to 1.5 miles over easy to moderate terrain; dress appropriately for the weather and bring a water bottle. $3. www.parkandrec.com. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 2 p.m. Oct. 2.
Activities for seniors
Weight Loss Support Group:
Need support and encouragement to lose that unwanted weight? Join a group that shares, supports, and motivates you to do just that. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 9-10 a.m. Sept. 28.
Enjoy food, fun, fellowship, and friends and dance. Everyone is invited to the festivities regardless of their opinion on dancing. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 30.
Need to Improve Your Balance?:
Tai Chi is designed to improve balance, increase range of motion, circulation and leg strength, as well as decrease arthritic pain. Open tai chi classes meet every Monday from 11 a.m.-noon for advanced students and from 12:15-1:15 p.m. for beginners. $6. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. Oct. 3.
If you are interested in learning how to crochet, join Judy Holzhausen every Monday for seven weeks and learn how. The class will meet from 9-10 a.m. on the first day, Oct. 3, and from 9-11 a.m. thereafter. Space is limited and reserved for the first 10 students to register. Although the class sessions are free, cost for printed instructions is $1. Students are expected to attend all classes. Required supplies will be reviewed on Oct. 3. Previous crochet students are welcome to come for a refresher or to work on projects. Return students do not need to register. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 9 a.m. Oct. 3.
Volunteer Advocacy Opportunities:
The Senior Center encourages all seniors to join the Senior Round Table meeting held the first Monday of every month at 3 p.m. at South Iredell Senior Center. This group’s goal is to help make Mooresville more senior friendly. A big part of what the group does is to advocate for change. Currently, they are advocating for affordable housing for seniors and improving the Mooresville on Main transportation system. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 3-4 p.m. Oct. 3.