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Endless Embroidery with Susan Edmonson:
Hand embroidery is beautiful as well as fun and relaxing. Each month we will explore a set of embroidery stitches that are similar in techniques. $30 per class. Cabarrus Art Guild — Gallery, Gift Shop & Office, 11 Union St. South, Concord. 704-795-1901. www.cabarrusartguild.org. Aug. 9.
Never miss a local story.
Carmen Tate performs solo acoustic. Eddie’s on Lake Norman, 643 Williamson Road, Mooresville. 6-9 p.m. Aug. 10.
Lake Norman Quilters Show:
Lake Norman Quilters Biennial Quilt Show. $6. Talbert Recreation Center, 210 Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville. www.lknquilters.wordpress.com. 704-799-4281. www.ci.mooresville.nc.us/272/Talbert-Recreation-Center. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 11.
Friday After Five Summer Concert Series:
Beer, wine, soft drinks and food are available for purchase. There is no cost to attend and the public is welcome. Bring your chairs and enjoy a night of music. No pets or coolers are allowed. . Downtown Statesville, 100 W. Broad St., Statesville. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 11.
Featuring the movie “The LEGO Batman Movie.” Refreshments available for purchase. duke-energy.com. Free. EnergyExplorium, 13339 McGuire Nuclear Station Road, Huntersville. 704-875-5600. 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11.
Karaoke Dance Party:
Drink specials and singer giveaways. In The Wind Bar & Grill, 15800 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 8-11:55 p.m. Aug. 11.
Guided Historic Walking Tour of Downtown Concord:
Join local author and historian Michael Eury through a guided historic walking tour of Downtown Concord. The tours will be on the second Saturday of the month. Tours begin at 10:30 a.m. and last until approximately 11:45 a.m. Cost is $10 per person, reservations must be made in advance, maximum of 16 attendees per tour. Special group tours for other times of the month are also available, minimum of 10 attendees required for a private group tour. Tour will meet in front of the CDDC office, 30 Cabarrus Ave. W. in the parking deck. Walking tour is a rain or shine event. For information, email email@example.com or call 704-784-4208. $10. Historic Downtown Concord, Union Street, Concord. 10:30-11:45 a.m. Aug. 12.
Community Singers of Lake Norman:
Inaugural rehearsal. The new Community Singers of Lake Norman was formed in the spring. The group is signing up members. No auditions required, just a love of singing or a desire to be part of the critical team behind the curtain. www.lakenormansings.com. $75 per person per season. Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. 704-896-3103. www.bethel-pc.org. 7-9 p.m. Aug. 14.
Open Mic Tuesdays:
Hosted by Jarrid and Allen of Pursey Kerns. The Kilted Buffalo, 8625 Townley Road, Huntersville. 9-12:30 a.m. Aug. 15.
Hike for Healing:
Studies are showing that there are many healing benefits to walking in the woods. Join us to connect with nature and perhaps heal some of your life stressors in this relaxed hike. We will start our hike with an inspirational nature quote and then hit the trails. 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 p.m. Aug. 10.
National Farmers Market Week:
Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte. 704-357-1269. www.ncagr.gov. Aug. 12.
Huntersville Growers’ Market:
Local produce, baked goods, and the Downtown Market Event Series, makes the market a great Saturday morning destination for the entire family. Shop local and shop fresh with our vendors and enjoy the weekly themes/activities. Free. Huntersville Elementary School, 200 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 12.
Join us as we hike the Alder Trail through Lake Norman State Park. Our adventure opens up with yoga, we then begin our hike while pausing to stop, drop and yoga along the way. Incorporating a meditative walk and time to embrace the scenery. Please bring a water bottle and yoga mat. Tickets are $16 and are available at Hikyoga.com/events $16. Lake Norman State Park, 759 State Park Road, Troutman. 704-528-6350. www.ncparks.gov. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 12.
Talons Summer Flight Show: Flights of the Forest:
Carolina Raptor Center’s high flying, gravity defying summer flight show features CRC’s trainers putting our 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 2 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 PM on Saturdays and 1:30 PM on 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. Aug. 12. 1:30-2 p.m. Aug. 13.
Natural Happenings: Hummingbird Journey:
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; no internet registration. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 3-3:30 p.m. Aug. 13 and 27.
Painting Session at Rocky River Vineyards:
Cajun Canvas invites you to join us at Rocky River Vineyards for an afternoon of painting and fun. Wine will be available for purchase and a food truck will be on site at noon if you’d like to grab a bite . Sandy Beach will be our painting of the day. The painting session will begin at 1 p.m. See website for payment details. $35. Rocky River Vineyards, 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. 704-781-5035. www.rockyrivervineyards.com. 1-3 p.m. Aug. 13.
Volunteer Work Day:
Help the Carolina Waterflowl Rescue spruce up the rescue and meet your favorite animals.Registration is open. Free lunch for all volunteers (vegetarian options available). Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, 5403 Poplin Road, Indian Trail. 704-668-9486. www.carolinawaterfowlrescue.com. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 15.