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During the Nazi occupation in the summer of 1940, two men, one French, the other German, collaborate to save the Louvre Museum in Paris. They find common ground in preserving irreplaceable art and the history of France. Russian director Alexander Sokurov lends his vision to this fascinating drama/documentary. $9.25 general admission (plus tax); $5 students (plus tax); $8 members. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429. warehousepac.com. 5-7 p.m., 7:30-9 p.m. July 9.
WellRED Comedy Tour:
Comedy and writing partners, Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan and Corey Ryan Forrester are ready to meet the people. $22. wellREDcomedy.com. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429. warehousepac.com. 8 p.m. July 8.
Teen Summer Stock Series - ‘Legally Blonde’:
An award-winning musical based on the popular movie, “Legally Blonde: The Musical” follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. The show takes the audience from the sorority house to the halls of justice. $10; $12 at door. davidsoncommunityplayers.org. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org. 7 p.m. July 12.
Carolina Raptor Center - Eats, Beaks and Brews!:
Join us at Carolina Raptor center for a night out with food trucks, live music, beer and wine tasting and more. $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Younger than 21, free. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 6-8 p.m. July 7.
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga:
Paddleboard yoga will refine your technique by making you more in tune with your postures on an unstable platform. Some Stand Up Paddleboarding experience is necessary. $32; $28 residents. My Aloha Paddle and Surf Inc., 17505 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-412-2999. 5:15-6:30 p.m. July 9.
Bart Mauceri Jr.’s photos along Lake Norman. Free. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S Main St., Mooresville. 704-664-2027. mooresvillelibrary.org. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. July 6. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 8.
WAM Walking Club:
Be sure to wear good walking shoes and bring water and a snack. A walking stick is suggested, but not required. There is a restroom available on each walking route. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. July 6 and13.
Do You Experience Ringing In Your Ears?:
This could be coming from damage done to your hearing. Hearing problems addressed early on can prevent further damage to your hearing. Don’t take chances in not knowing; have your hearing checked. Screenings are provided by the office of Dr. Roy Lewis. No selling or soliciting takes place. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. July 7.
Games Night Potluck:
Bring your favorite dinner item to share and join others for a fun filled night of good food and fun games. Feel free to bring your favorite game to play. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 5:30-8 p.m. July 7.
Ice Cream and Open Dialogue With the Mayor:
Seniors are invited to join Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins, as he shares his plans for the town. Learn how he supports services for older adults in the community and take advantage of the opportunity to advocate for senior adults. Give feedback and share your concerns. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 1-2 p.m. July 8.
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 11 a.m.-noon every Monday 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. 11 a.m., 12:15 p.m. July 11.
Cocktails & Gardens:
On Monday through Thursday evenings in July, enjoy a cash bar and more than four acres of spectacular gardens and grounds to stroll. No reservations required. Just bring your friends and enjoy. Free. The Duke Mansion, 400 Hermitage Road, Charlotte. 704-714-4400. www.dukemansion.com. 5-8 p.m. July 6.
Lake Wylie Evening Kayak Tour:
Paddle the edges of McDowell Nature Preserve and get a chance to see the sun set over Lake Wylie with one of our kayak guides. Learn the history of Lake Wylie and meet new people in a fun environment. Registration is required. Paddle, PFD and kayak provided. Please bring a towel, extra clothes, water bottle, sunscreen, hat and a snack. Must be able to paddle for an extended period of time. $15. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 6.
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. 980-314-1119. 6-7:30 p.m. July 7.
Live Animal Feeding:
Join others for this brief program as Reedy Creek’s staff members feed a few of the animals. Whether a snake, turtle, toad or lizard it will surely be a cool experience. Staff will be on-hand to answers your questions as well. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 2-2:30 p.m. July 7.
Reedy Creek Garden Stewards:
Join a naturalist and learn about some of the plants in the garden and their uses and benefits as you weed, prune and plant. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 9-11 a.m. July 8.
Watermelon Day with the Baker’s Basement Band:
Enjoy free watermelon samples, watermelon recipes and the Baker’s Basement Band will be playing bluegrass. Free. Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte. 704-357-1269. www.ncagr.gov. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 8.
Have fun stomping around in our stream, searching for invertebrates, fish, amphibians and other animals hiding within it. Learn what these unique animals can tell us about the quality of the water. Registration is required. Wear closed-toed shoes with a back that can get wet and muddy. Please no flip-flops. Wear old clothes and bring a change of clothes and shoes. Meets at the Four Seasons Trail. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 8.
Snakes of North Carolina:
Meet Grover Barfield from the Carolinas Reptile Rescue and Education Center and learn about snakes of North Carolina. You can find out how to identify venomous snakes, what to do if you encounter one and view real snakes up close. Please register in person, by phone or online at tinyurl.com/steelecreek-lib. Free. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Steele Creek, 13620 Steele Creek Road, Charlotte. 704-416-6800. 2 p.m. July 9.
Learn about the animals of McDowell Nature Center at the campground. Enjoy a hands-on experience with a native resident of the nature preserve. Meets at the amphitheater. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve campground, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 3-3:30 p.m. July 9.
Seasonal Happenings: Critter Camouflage:
Join us on the second Sunday of every month as we learn about seasonal happenings at the McDowell Nature Preserve. This month, we will explore how animals and insects use color to blend in and hide from predators. Learn how this creative adaptation works and create a camouflage craft to take home. Registration is required. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 3-4:15 p.m. July 10.
Ever wonder what signs animals leave behind? Join us at Reedy Creek Nature Center to discover some of the clues animals leave behind when they travel through the woods. We will play games, search for animal tracks and make a plaster cast of a track. 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. July 10.
Crafts, games, stories, puppets, hikes and more, learn about plant-life, animals and their homes, weather and more. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 10-11 a.m. July 11.