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St. Therese Knights of Columbus Council Golf Classic:
Third annual event at Huntersville's Birkdale Golf Course. $90 entry fee covers greens fees, balls, breakfast, awards lunch, beverages, $10 coupon toward a future round of golf at Birkdale.
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Registration and continental breakfast 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start 9 a.m. Lunch served in Birkdale pavilion. Raffle prizes; competitive awards. Sponsorship opportunities available. All proceeds go toward Mooresville-area charities.
For details, to register or to donate, call Vince Greco, 704-662-3930; Jack Madey 704-662-0220; or Mark Daly 704-987-4316.
Lake Norman Art League Spring All-Media Exhibit:
Local artists' works on display and for sale 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.
Davidson College Student Art Exhibit:
Juried exhibition of student art on display through May 7 at Smith Gallery. Free.
Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 300 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2519.
"The Road To Mecca":
A play based on the life of South African artist Helen Martins, play centers on her efforts to defend her freedom and her work. $15. Performances 7:30 p.m. May 7, 8, 14, 15 and 2:30 p.m. May 9, 16. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. Tickets: email@example.com or call Marla Brown, 704-619-0429. www.warehousepac.com.
A Taste of Wine on Main Street:
Benefit for "Food for Friends," which provides holiday meal groceries and pantry staples for Mooresville families in need. Stroll down Main Street, taste wine and appetizers. Presented by St. Patrick's Episcopal Church. 6 p.m. $25 in advance, $30 at the door, limited availability. Historic Downtown Mooresville, Main Street, Mooresville. 704-677-5467. www.saint-patricks.org.
"The Changing of the Seasons":
Exhibit of new works by artist Holt McLean. 7 p.m. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Bock Bock @ The Rock:
$8 for one-half barbecue chicken, baked beans, barbecue slaw, roll. Drinks, desserts also available. NASCAR driver Kerry Earnhardt to sign autographs noon-1 p.m. Event sponsor Sun-Drop to have Team Sun-Drop 4x4 truck on display 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Delivery available within 5 miles; order at 704-933-8362 on event day. North Kannapolis United Methodist Church, 1307 N. Main St., Kannapolis. www.nkumc.com/events.html.
NODA Giveback Series - A Get-Together for the Troops:
Benefit for N.C. Heroes Fund. One of several events in year-long series to benefit local charities. Bands: Part-Time Blues Band, Belmont Playboys, E-S Guthrie, Evelynn Rose, Heywire, Wavy Space & Parodi Kings. 7:30 p.m. $10. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Make it a morning at farmers markets:
The Davidson Farmer's Market is a producer-only market with more than 30 local producers, wide variety of locally grown vegetables and fruits, meats, eggs, honey, dairy, fresh flowers, baked goods, soaps, crafts. Themed market days, guest chef cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, educational activities planned throughout season. 8 a.m. Saturdays through growing season. Davidson Farmer's Market, downtown Davidson. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.
The Huntersville Market has fresh produce, fresh-baked breads and cakes, jewelry, crafts, cut flowers, potted plants. 7 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 23. 103 Maxwell St., Huntersville. Sponsored by Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department. Vendor space available; contact Sierra Davis, recreation coordinator, 704-766-2253 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Crow Medicine Show:
Quintet plays American roots music with a rock 'n' roll attitude. 8:30 p.m. $26. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Big Band and Youth Orchestras Concert:
Joint performance of Lake Norman Big Band and Cornelius Youth Orchestras. Band to play big-band-era jazz and blues tunes; orchestras to play movie theme selections, classical and contemporary works; both ensembles to perform jazz finale together. 5-7 p.m. Bailey Middle School, cafetorium, 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius.
Hamburgers and hot dogs served. Donations requested; proceeds go to church building fund. 8 a.m. Chapman Memorial Baptist Church, 608 Valleydale Road, Charlotte.
"Smokin' Mamas Mothers Day Revue":
Presented by Smokin' Bluz. 8 p.m.: Debbie Davies & Robin Rogers. 7 p.m.: Skinny Legs and All. 6 p.m.: Doubting Thomas. 6 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
McKinney Academy Open House:
Learn more about McKinney Academy. 6:30 p.m. Free. McKinney Academy, 412 Armour St., Davidson. 704-895-4495. www.mcinneyacademy.com.
Music on Main in Mooresville:
Craig Woolard Band, Grammy Award-winning beach/variety band featuring former lead singer of the Embers. Bring blanket for seating. Food and beverages available for sale. No coolers. 6:30 p.m. Town Hall lawn, 413 N. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillerecreation.org.
Hearts for Missions Fun Days and 5K weekend:
Barbecue dinner and live auction May 14; yard sale and 5K run May 15. Also: show cars, children's carnival games, live music, raffle, food. Proceeds benefit local and international missions. 4 p.m. May 14; 2 p.m. May 15. Free. Independence Hill Baptist Church, 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville. 704-596-2124. www.independencehill.org
Here to Rock Benefit Concert:
Benefit to raise money to send school supplies to eight schools in Tanzania, Africa. Hosted by Here to Their Charity with 107.9 the Link. Bands: Evelynn Rose, Ghost Town Revelry, Transmission Fields, Electric Bugle, Pistoleros. 6:30 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Mooresville Arts & Culture festival:
Race City Festival hosted by Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce and town of Mooresville. Local merchant sidewalk sales; music and entertainment; Miss Race City USA queens; food court; 180 vendor booths; children's area. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Along Main and Broad streets, downtown Mooresville. 704-664-3898. email@example.com.
Beach Bash in the Park:
North Tower Band to play wide-ranging repertoire. 6-9 p.m. Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius. Children's activities, concessions; music starts 6:30p.m. Fireworks after the band (about 9 p.m.) No alcohol, pets, glass containers or open flames. 704-892-6031, ext. 160. www.corneliuspr.org.
Hershey's Track and Field Competition:
Free program introduces children ages 9-14 to physical fitness through basic track and field events. Winners move on to sectionals; opportunity to advance to national event. Birth certificate required for registration. No track shoes allowed (with or without spikes). Free. 9 a.m. Sponsored by Huntersville, Davidson and Cornelius parks and recreation departments. Bailey Road Park, Bailey Middle School, 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. 704-892-6031. www.corneliuspr.org.
Amateur Bass Fishing Tournament:
Inaugural Carolina Big Bass Classic open to first 300 amateur anglers to register. Compete for more than $100,000 in cash and prizes. Largest big bass wins 2010 Nitro Z8 bass boat. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 15-16. Public welcome at hourly weighins 8 a.m.-3 p.m. both days, Oakley Main Stage, Midtown Sundries on Lake Norman. Entry fees $100 one day; $150 two days. Get registration form at Bass Pro Shops in Concord, Foothills Marine in Morganton. Register online at www.oakleybigbass.com or by phone at 877-958-8687 (877-958-TOUR).
Energy Explorium Birthday Bash:
Live entertainment, contests, inflatables, performances by local youth groups, plant sale by East Lincoln High School, games for all ages, more. Hot dogs, ice cream, refreshments available for purchase. Free. Celebration of 25 years of energy education. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. McGuire Nuclear Station's Energy Explorium, off N.C. 73, Huntersville. 800-777-0003, Option 1.
Hearts for Missions 5K Run/Walk:
Benefit for local and international missions organizations, including Charlotte Rescue Mission, Hope House Foundation, Loaves and Fishes, Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen and Sante Matilde, Nicaragua. 8 a.m. $15. registration fee. Fundraising minimum of $50. Independence Hill Baptist Church, 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville. 704-596-2124. www.independencehill.org.
Hamburgers and hot dogs 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Inside and Outside, rain or shine. 7 a.m. May 15. Chapman Memorial Baptist Church, 608 Valleydale Road, Charlotte.
World War II Reenactment:
Celebration of Armed Forces Day. See Allied and Axis forces battle across plantation grounds. Visit Allied and Axis camps; hear uniform and gear talks; watch weapons, combat, hospital, patrol and ration demonstrations; tour the house; visit the animals; more. 10 a.m. May 15-16. $6 per person; ages 5 and under free. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
2010 Charlotte Women's Expo and Conference:
Drawings for raffles, door prizes, gift baskets, spa packages, multiple chances for vacation getaways. 11 a.m. Free. Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 888-700-2005. www.cyndomevents.com.
Cornelius Concert Series: Mick and the Ultras:
Classic rock and blues. Bring blanket and picnic. 1 p.m. Free. Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. 704-892-8566. www.mtzionumc.net.
Samaritan House Golf Tournament:
Shotgun tournament fundraiser. Prizes for winning team, longest drive, closest to pin, putting. Fee includes practice range use, sleeve of Titleist golf balls. Tax-deductible $150 hole sponsorships open. All proceeds go to Samaritan House. Noon. $75 per player. Pine Island Country Club, 1701 Stoneyridge Drive, Charlotte. www.samaritangolf.com.
Street Rodder Magazine "Road Tour":
National hot rod cruising event starts at Steele Rubber Products, Denver. Tour begins in Denver; travels 250-400 miles per day; ends in California in October. More than 20 one-of-a-kind hot rods tour Steele Rubber Products facilities, attend kickoff breakfast. Details: Eric Saltrick, firstname.lastname@example.org; 704-483-9343. www.steelerubber.com.
Atlanta-based Southern rock band. Heywire opens. 9 p.m. $10. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.