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Taste of the Charlotte Film Festival:
Three films to rotate show times April 21-22: "Warrior Champions," "Good Night Irene" and "Trust Us, This is All Made Up." Tickets $7. Presented by Our Town Cinemas in Davidson and The Charlotte Film Festival. Our Town Cinemas, 227 Griffith St., Davidson. Movie schedules: www.OurTownCinemas.com. Reservations: 704-237-3238.
Mooresville Executive Men's Organization:
Men-only networking in professional yet informal atmosphere. Guest speaker April 21: Capt. Phil Blocker, Mooresville Police Department. 7:30-9 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn-Mooresville, 159 Gateway Blvd. (Exit 33). Breakfast $5 for MSI Chamber members, $15 for others. Hilton Garden Inn, 159 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville. 704-664-3898. www.mooresvillenc.org.
"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.
Student Art Show:
Public reception for Hopewell High School artists whose works are judged in national Creative Self-Expression Show contest sponsored by The Great Frame Up. 5:30-6:30 p.m., The Great Frame Up, Birkdale Village, Huntersville. One piece to move on to national competition, where winner gets $2,000 scholarship. Local awards given in six categories. Show on exhibit April 5-25. 704-892-2112.
Lake Norman Art League Spring All-Media Exhibit:
Local artists' works on display and for sale. Open to the public. Exhibit on display 8 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays through May 11. Free. Lake Norman Art League Gallery, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-620-4450. www.lknart.org.
Classics and Biology:
Jim Dobreff to give talk titled "Daniel Rolander and the New World: The (Mis)adventures, Historical Significance and Literary Opus of an 18th-Century Naturalist." 4:30 p.m. Free. Dana Science Building, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-7400.
Davidson College Chorale to perform works from unaccompanied and keyboard-accompanied literature. 7:30 p.m. Free. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2848. www.dcpc.org.
Summer Camps 2010 Registration:
Registration open for camps in all arts, including theater, dance, art, music, offered by Masterworks School of the Arts. Complete listing online. All camps $115 per student plus $15 registration fee. 10 a.m. weekdays through May 4. Masterworks School of the Arts, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-987-5000. www.masterworkschoolofthearts.com.
Third Annual "Fish and All That Jazz":
Jim Calabrese Trio to perform jazz by the lake during fresh seafood buffet with variety of fish, shellfish, side dishes cooked on site by Big Daddy's Seafood & Oyster Bar. Proceeds go toward Mitchell Community College Endowment for Excellence. 6 p.m. $40. Langtree At The Lake, Wades Way and Alcove Road, Mooresville. www.mitchellcc.edu/fish-and-jazz/.
Student Art Exhibit Opening:
Juried exhibition of student art on display through May 7 at Smith Gallery. Guest juror at Davidson College to present awards of excellence at opening reception for annual student art exhibit 7 p.m. April 22. Free. Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 300 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2519.
Safety/Crime Prevention Seminar:
How to avoid becoming a victim. Presented by Sgt. Irwin Carmichael of Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office. Free. All attendees receive copy of Carmichael's book, "Success for Safety." 7:30 p.m. Lake Norman Gymnastics. 704-483-1008. www.lkngymnastics.com.
Davidson College seniors Nina Mace and David Suich to present research projects. Refreshments 2 p.m.; presentation 2:30 p.m. Free. Martin Lecture Hall, 325 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2307.
The New Familiars:
High-energy roots rock with a flair of folk-Americana. Wisebird opens. 9 p.m. $10. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
American Red Cross Blood Drive:
11:30 a.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.
Davidson College students to perform variety of works. 12:30 p.m. Free. Davidson College's Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2848. www3.davidson.edu.
Discover Latta Plantation:
Girl Scouts demonstrate 19th-century living history skills. House tours, English country dancing, open-hearth cooking, weaving, butter churning, candle making, cornhusk dolls, rosemary bracelets, old-fashioned games, more. 10 a.m. $6. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
Davidson Community Players children's troupe, The Connie Company, presents play based on beloved E.B. White novel. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 24; 1 and 4 p.m. April 25. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7593.
Art on the Green:
Juried art festival with art, food, exhibits, live music. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24 and noon-4 p.m. April 25. Davidson Village Green, Davidson. 704-596-0342.
Movies On Main: Disney's "Earth":
Celebrate Earth Day with special showing of Disney's "Earth." Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Concessions available for purchase. 8:30 p.m. Free. "Movies on Main" series sponsored by town of Mooresville and MI-Connection. Visit cmccmooresville.com for summer 2010 schedule. Bellingham Park, 1600 Bellingham Drive, Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.ci.mooresville.nc.us.
Early Signup for East Lincoln Football, Cheerleading:
For upcoming East Lincoln Optimist Football Club football and cheerleading season. Optimist Clubhouse, 9 a.m.-noon April 24 and May 1; 6-8 p.m. April 27 and 29.Registration fees for early signup: $75 for football; $25 for cheeleading (not including uniform cost). Football fee increases to $85 after July 16 and to $95 after July 26. www.eastlincolnoptimist.org/football.html.
Toy, Hobby, Sports Card Show:
Buy, sell or trade toy, hobby and sports collectibles, vintage to new. 9 a.m. April 24; 10 a.m. April 25. $5 for adults, free for ages 15 and younger (see Web site for discounts). Metrolina Expo Trade Center, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 919-553-4285. www.insidepitch.com.
Boating Flea Market:
Many kinds of products displayed for sale by local boaters: Used boats, wakeboards, tubes, motors, more. Free admission. Display your boating products for a $10 donation to Lake Norman Marine Commission. 9 a.m. Wher-rena Boatland, 18919 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-0161. www.wher-rena.com.
Dinner and Dance:
Sponsored by St. Mary's Grand Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, and The Shamrock Social Club. Banquet starts at 6 p.m., dance begins 9 p.m. Banquet $25; dance $10; banquet and dance $35. Hilton Garden Inn, 159 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville. 704-267-3283.
Emmitt Nershi Band:
Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and founding member of String Cheese Incident joins lead singer and mandolinist from Leftover Salmon and his own Drew Emmitt Band. Pete Kartsounes opens. 8 p.m. $12. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Concerts on the Green Begin:
First in series of live concerts to feature Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Davidson College Jazz Ensemble. Public invited to bring a picnic. 6 p.m. Davidson Village Green, Davidson. 704-596-0342.
Goodwill Computer Donation Drive:
Donate old computers and electronics to Goodwill at Whitewater Center's Earth Day Celebration. Donors get free parking. Proceeds from sale of donated electronics benefit Goodwill's job training and employment programs. Electronics are recycled in an environment-friendly manner; hard drives are crushed to destroy sensitive information. 11 a.m. Free U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte. 704-372-3434. www.goodwillsp.org.
MI Community Cares Golf Tournament:
Proceeds to support victims of Haiti earthquake disaster. Golf, entertainment and prizes. 2 p.m. Birkdale Golf Club, 16500 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville.
"The Battle Of Algiers" Movie Screening:
Film was required viewing for all Pentagon employees when U.S. attacked Iraq. Action movie and political thriller deals with insurgencies, uprisings, nation building. Nominated for three Academy Awards. Winner of Venice Festival. Promoted by Noda Film Festival, The Light Factory and God City. 4 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Davidson College Concert Choir and Pro Arte Orchestra present two 20th-century masterpieces as musical offering to armed forces veterans. 7:30 p.m. General admission $15; senior adults $10; ages 18 and younger $5; free for armed forces veterans. Duke Family Performance Hall, Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2848.
Benefit Golf Tournament:
Lions Clubs in North Mecklenburg County host sixth annual Russell B. Knox Memorial Golf Tournament. River Run Country Club, Davidson. All proceeds go to designated local nonprofit organizations. 704-892-7877.
Third annual LaughMS event at The Comedy Zone. Tickets $20; available online at www.lkncomedyzone.com. Fundraiser to benefit On the Shoulders of Giants: The Carolinas Campaign to Cure MS, a volunteer-led research campaign, part of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Project is led by Herman Stone with David Murdock and the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis. Details or to donate: E-mail info@LaughMS.org. 7 p.m. $20. Comedy Zone Lake Norman, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. www.LaughMS.org.
N.C. Superior Court Judge Calvin Murphy, U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney, lawyer E. Fitzgerald Parnell to discuss "Ethics in the Legal Profession." 7 p.m. Free. Davidson College's Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2848.