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Kids Out Fun Day:
Lunch provided. 8 a.m. April 7-9. $20 for Huntersville residents; $35 for others. David B. Waymer Center, 14200 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville. 704-766-2220. www.huntersville.org.
Lake Norman Art League Spring All-Media Exhibit:
Opening reception and awards ceremony. Awards presented 6:45 p.m. Food, drinks, local artists' works on display and for sale. Exhibit on display through April 19. Free. Lake Norman Art League Gallery, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-620-4450. www.lknart.org.
Summer Camps 2010 Registration:
Masterworks School of the Arts offers camps in theater, dance, art, music. Complete listing and descriptions at www.masterworkschoolofthearts.com. Each camp $115 per student plus $15 registration fee. Registration open through April 13. Masterworks School of the Arts, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-987-5000.
"Emote & Relate" Art Exhibit:
Exhibit features artist Katherine Blackwell's signature "melty people" paintings and a new abstract series. Exhibit open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays through May 2. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Card Making and More:
Adults of all ages create hand-crafted greeting cards. Tools, embellishments and supplies provided. Instructor: Brandy Cox. 6:30-8:30 p.m. second Thursday of each month. Lake Norman Charter Middle School Multi-Purpose Room. $13. To register e-mail email@example.com or call Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department, 704-806-7200.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive:
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville, 10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.
Administrative Professionals Day Celebration:
Visit www.BirkdaleVillage.net and tell your funniest office story for chance to win gift package from Cold Stone Creamery, Glitz 'n' Glamour, The Great Frame Up, Julie's, La Plage Swimwear, Maddi's Gallery, Modern Salon, Sport Clips, Red Rocks Café. 704-895-8744. www.birkdalevillage.net.
Found Object Jewelry Workshop:
For adults and teens (accompanied by adult). Create personalized jewelry using beads, baubles, buttons, found objects. Participant should bring odds and ends such as beads, buttons, fabrics, old watch faces, etc. Silver, copper and steel wire, chains and clasps provided. $45. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. 704-896-8823. Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/NC/cornelius-arts-center/depreg.php.
Sanctioned four-race series for ages 4-14 at Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville. Sponsored by Birkdale Animal Hospital. Each event consists of a swim, a run and a bike race; lengths vary depending on age group. Races scheduled April 10, May 15, June 5, July 17. 704-766-2222. www.hffa.com.
Deadline for Writing and Photography Contest:
Nature lovers of all ages invited to enter "Spring Into Nature!" contest. Poetry, essays and photo-essays must be submitted electronically. Include name, age, complete contact information, permission to publish and display the work on LNWC Web site. Winners get free year of LNWC membership, T-shirt, book on creating and enjoying wildlife habitats. Sponsored by Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; visit www.lakenormanwildlife.org; call 704-877-4788.
"Strike Out Cancer, Save A Life": Patrick Snider Benefit Concert:
To help pay medical expenses for junior baseball pitcher at North Rowan High School, diagnosed Jan. 3 with metastatic cancer. Music by nine Carolinas bands: Garage Shop, 2 p.m.; Climbing Horizon, 2:55 p.m.; 4th and Liberty, 4:10 p.m.; Chosa, 5:25 p.m.; Jeffrey Allen Edwards Band, 6:15 p.m.; Chase Rice, 7:30 p.m.; In His Name, 8:45 p.m.; Scenic Roots, 10 p.m.; A Course of Action, 11:15 p.m. 50/50 raffle; regular raffle; silent auction of sports memorabilia; Livestrong wristbands for sale as well as Patrick Snider shirts and wristbands. $10. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Blood Drive:
2-6 p.m. The Grand Theatre, 206 Norman Station Blvd., Mooresville. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.
Discover the world of foxes. Learn what they look like, how they feel, more. $3. Ages 5-12. 2-3 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-336-7600. www.parkandrec.com.
Congresswoman to speak to Republican women:
U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick, R-N.C., to speak to North Mecklenburg Republican Women at 6 p.m. meeting. Open to public. Registration 6 p.m.; buffet dinner 6:30 p.m. For reservations e-mail email@example.com. $20 cash or check. NorthStone Country Club, 15801 NorthStone Drive, Huntersville. 704-560-0582. www.meckgop.com.
East Lincoln Primary Candidates Forum:
All candidates running for county commissioner, sheriff and N.C. Senate invited to next public meeting of East Lincoln Betterment Association. Public invited. Barbecue dinner 6 p.m., $8 per person; debate 7 p.m. Unity Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 8210 Unity Church Road, Denver. Cosponsored by Denver Area Business Association.
Wellness Committee Parent Learning - Helping Picky Eaters:
Kristen Clewell, occupational and sensory integration therapist from Integrative Therapy Concepts, to speak on "Picky Eaters." Learn best ways to approach feeding a child and dispel myths around problem eaters; ideas parents can use immediately. Registered dietitian Nicole Magryta to offer healthy nutrition guidelines and approaches. 6:30 p.m. Free. McKinney Academy, 412 Armour St., Davidson. 704-895-9664. mckinneyacademy.com.
Lake Norman Nutrition Weight Loss Challenge:
Lose weight and win money. Gary and Pat Berch of the Daily Shake in Cornelius lead community challenge. $35. 6:30-7 p.m. Thursdays April 15-June 24, Bailey Road Recreation Center (Bailey Middle School), 11900 Bailey Road. Prizes for largest percentage of body weight lost (first through third). Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/NC/cornelius-parks-arts-recreation-culture/ or at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Cornelius PARC Department, 704-765-1450; www.corneliuspr.org/lakenormanweightlosschallenge.
U.S. Synchronized Swimming National Championships:
More than 100 elite athletes vying for national titles in solo, duet and team events. April 15-17, Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville. Tickets $8 for April 15-16; $12 for April 17; $20 for three-day event pass. www.etix.com. 704-766-2222.
Carolina Chocolate Drops:
Durham black string and folk resurrectionists play banjo, fiddle, guitar, snare, kazoo, jugs, bones. 8 p.m. $16. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games:
Live Scottish and Celtic music; genealogy search; Scottish clans; highland and Scottish country dancing; heavy professional and amateur athletics; food vendors; longbow shooting competition; battle axe throwing; climbing wall; children's games and activities; more. April 16-18. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. (Some events at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.) Tickets available at the gate; prices vary. www.ruralhillscottishfestivals.org.
New Art Exhibit and Reception:
Public reception 6-9:30 p.m. for artists Jhony Meneses and Gustavo Ortiz; their works on display through April 30 at Cornelius Arts Center gallery, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Center open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Fridays. 704-892-6031, ext. 160. www.corneliuspr.org/home.html.