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2017 Business Expo
The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s signature event showcases a wide variety of market segments including healthcare, education, employment, retail, real estate, finance, auto, hospitality, recreation, and more. Businesses from throughout the region participate including Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Mooresville, and Charlotte. Admission is free and the public is invited. Davidson College Baker Sports Complex, Belk Arena, Davidson. www.lakenormanchamber.org; 704-892-1922. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7.
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Friday After Five Summer Concert Series:
Come to Downtown Statesville for the Piedmont HealthCare Friday After Friday Summer Concert Series. This a free concert on West Broad in front of Mitchell Community College. Beer, wine, soft drinks and food are available for purchase. There is no cost to attend. Bring your chairs and enjoy a night of music. No pets or coolers are allowed. Free. Downtown Statesville, 100 W. Broad St., Statesville. 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 9.
Guided Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Concord:
Downtown Concord was ground zero for a plethora of events that shaped life not only for locals, but also for those throughout Cabarrus County, North Carolina, and the entire South. Join local author and historian Michael Eury through a guided historic walking tour of Downtown Concord. $10 per person, reservations must be made in advance, maximum of 16 attendees per tour. Tour will meet in front of the CDDC office, 30 Cabarrus Ave. W., in the Parking Deck of Downtown Concord. Walking tour is a rain or shine event. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-784-4208. $10. Historic Downtown Concord, Union St., Concord. 10:30-11:45 a.m. June 10.
Cockman Family Bluegrass Gospel Concert:
Concert by the Cockman Family to benefit the Stegall House of Baptist Children’s Homes of NC. A love offering will be taken for the Stegall House. Independence Hill Baptist Church, 10220 Independence Hill Road, Huntersville. 704-596-2124. 4-6:30 p.m. June 10.
“Love Songs in the Afternoon”:
A free recital featuring mezzo soprano, Becky Robinson, her parents violinist Mary Kay Robinson and oboist Joseph Robinson and pianist Wade Dingman. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-5641. www.dcpc.org. 4-5:30 p.m. June 10.
Open Mic Tuesdays:
Hosted by Jarrid and Allen of Pursey Kerns. The Kilted Buffalo, 8625 Townley Road, Huntersville. 9-12:30 a.m. June 13.
Activities for seniors
Decorate Picture Frames:
You may pick up a supply list at the front desk. For information, or to register for the class, please call 704-662-3337. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 9-11 a.m. June 7.
The Single Seniors will meet at Magla Park. Following the meeting they will have a picnic. Join us for this fun picnic. The Single Seniors focus on making new friends, going places together and having an all-around good time. Don’t miss the great outings and fun activities. Regular group meetings are held at the South Iredell Senior Center the third Monday of every month at noon. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 12-2 p.m. June 8.
SISC Restaurant Club:
Join this out-to-lunch bunch for food, fun and friendship at North Harbor Club 100 N. Harbor Place, Davidson. Participants are responsible for their own meal expenses. RSVP to 704-662-3337. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 1 p.m. June 8.
Michelle Lally will give stress relieving massages, a half-hour for $20, a special rate for seniors only. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 13.
Free Help with Your Cell Phone & Computer:
Do you need help learning all the features on your I-phone? Do you need help learning all the features on your tablet or I-Pad? A group of teens from the South Iredell High School will be coming to the Senior Center to help older individuals learn the features on their electronic devices. To receive this help you must pre-register by Fri. June 9 by calling the Senior Center at 704-662-3337. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. June 13.
Workout Wednesday at Duke Energy’s EnergyExplorium:
Intro To Yoga. Limited space is available. Open to adults of all fitness levels. Please be sure to bring a yoga mat for the June and July classes. Weather permitting. Email us to register: email@example.com. Free. EnergyExplorium, 13339 McGuire Nuclear Station Road, Huntersville. 704-875-5600. 10-11 a.m. June 7.
Mud Volleyball Tournament - Habitat for Humanity Charlotte:
Having now completed its 10th consecutive year, the Habitat Mud Volleyball Tournament has become one of Charlotte’s landmark summer events. With all profits going to benefit Habitat For Humanity, there is no better way to have some dirty fun, make friends and help support an awesome local nonprofit. Players and spectators alike enjoyed all that the afternoon had to offer in the way of food, drink and friendly competition. Mud Volleyball Tournament, Savoy Lane, Huntersville. June 11.
Huntersville Growers’ Market:
Local produce, baked goods, and the Downtown Market Event Series. Huntersville Elementary School, 200 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. June 10.
Join us on an adventure to see what lives in the stream and what these creatures can teach us about our environment. Wear boots or old tennis shoes. Your feet will get wet. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 2-3:30 p.m. June 10.
Talons Summer Flight Show: Flights of the Forest:
Carolina Raptor Center’s high flying, gravity defying summer flight show features trainers putting the native and exotic birds through their paces in free flight. Experience the whoosh of feathers over your head. Learn about the natural history, habitat and natural behaviors of birds of prey. Interact with birds as you never have before. Owls, vultures, hawks and falcons are the stars in this show.Please arrive a half an hour early so that you won’t miss the show. Sign up online until two hours before the show and in the Visitor Center up until 10 minutes before the show begins. Gates to amphitheatre open 30 minutes before show time. The free Talons Flight Show program is made possible through a generous grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. Shows are 1 and 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30 p.m. Sundays. Free with paid admission to the Raptor Trail. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 1-1:30 p.m., 3-3:30 p.m. June 10. 1:30-2 p.m. June 11.
Fly Fishing 101 With Orvis:
Learn fly-fishing basics in one of our free Fly Fishing 101 classes. Perfect for beginners of all ages. Fly Fishing 101 will provide you with free lessons on fly casting and outfit rigging. Students will receive offers on gear. Space is limited; call the store or visit our website to sign up. Free. Orvis Charlotte, 6800 Phillips Place Ct., Charlotte. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. June 10.
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte. 704-357-1269. www.ncagr.gov. June 10.
DIY Hummingbird Feeders:
Bring the family to Reedy Creek Nature Center to make a hummingbird feeder you can hang outside of your house. Use it as a tool to teach your children about nature and pollination. 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. June 11.
Natural Happenings: Radical Reptiles:
Join a naturalist from the McDowell Nature Center on select Sundays for a drop-in nature program. Each program will feature a different nature activity such as an animal encounter, family hike, scavenger hunt, craft and more. Dress for the weather and bring your sense of adventure. Registration is not required. Please wear sturdy, closed-toe hiking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please bring a water bottle. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 3-3:30 p.m. June 11.
Calling all kids and parents. Discover what summer has in store at Reedy Creek. Through various hands-on activities such as crafts, games, stories, puppets, hikes and more, we will learn about animals and plants that surround us in the preserve. Come and explore with us. Parent participation is encouraged. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 10-11 a.m. June 12.