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Aspiring Artists Exhibit:
Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department and The Community Arts Project host exhibition of works by talented local students. Works in various mediums at Cornelius Arts Center through June 30. Meet the student artists and their instructors at opening reception 7-9 p.m. May 21. Learn about techniques, future classes and workshops. www.corneliusartscenter.com. Arts center open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon. 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.
Atlanta-based Southern rock band. Heywire opens. 9 p.m. $10. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Gospel on the Lawn:
Harvest Wind Band (www.revondarobertsandharvestwind.com) and Knotts Family Band (www.knottsfamilyband.com). 7 p.m. Free. Free ice tea and lemonade. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets. Law office of Homesley, Goodman & Wingo, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville. 704-664-2162. www.lakenormanlaw.com.
Movies in the Park:
Outdoor showings of family-friendly movies. 8:45 p.m. Fridays. May 21: "Up." Village Park, Kannapolis. 704-920-4343. www.cityofkannapolis.com/summerevents.asp.
Blue Dogs & Shawn Mullins:
Charleston, S.C.-based roots rock, country rock and Southern rock. 8:30 p.m. $16. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Family-oriented workshop. Jim Boyce and the SilverTones Steel Drum Band teach participants about Caribbean-style rhythm. Arts and crafts activities for children provided by Community Arts Project. Free. Light refreshments. 1-3 p.m. Smithville Park Picnic Shelter, 19710 S. Ferry St., Cornelius. Cornelius PARC Department, 704-896-2460, ext 188.
Davidson Farmer's Market:
Producer-only, year-round market features 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. Davidson Farmer's Market, downtown Davidson. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.
McKinney Academy Spring Fling:
Family event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Davidson Green. Games, food, information booths. May 22. Free admission; cost for activities. Downtown Davidson Green, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-895-9664. www.mckinneyacademy.com.
Teen Charlotte Talent Show:
Ages 13-18 showcase singing, dancing, stepping skills. 2 p.m. $5 admission. West Charlotte Recreational Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, Charlotte. 704-393-1560. www.parkandrec.com.
Lake Norman Over-40 Singles Spring Party:
Jetton Village Spring Festival:
11 a.m.-3 p.m., the Gazebo, Jetton Village. Face painting, coloring contest, games, petting zoo; ice cream, hot dogs, more. Bake sale and Knock Out Rose Bush Sale to benefit LIFE Fellowship Mexico Mission Trip scheduled for June. Bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Mooresville/Lake Norman Christian Mission and be entered to win a "Family Fun Pack" and other prizes. Free. www.shopjettonvillage.com.
Historic Mooresville Tour of Homes:
Tour by Mooresville Historic Preservation Commission highlights variety and character of town's historic homes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 22; 1-5 p.m. May 23. $12 in advance; $15 day of tour. Also opens American Water Color Society International Traveling Exhibition in Mooresville May 22-June 27. Main Street, Mooresville. 704-799-4089. www.historicmooresville.org.
Concerts on the Green:
Outdoor music concerts 6-9 p.m. May 23: Band of Oz. June 18: TBA. July 3: Independence Day Celebration TBA. July 16: TBA. Aug. 13: TBA. Sept. 10: TBA. Free. Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson. 704-596-0342. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.ci.davidson.nc.us/concerts.
Southern Storm Open Girls Lacrosse Clinic:
Southern Storm offers clinic for female players in eighth through 11th grades. College coaches from High Point, Presbyterian and other colleges to give instruction. Register at www.midwesternforcelacrosse.com, register events, guest registrations. Information about playing off-season girls club lacrosse: email@example.com. 11 a.m. $60. Cornelius Fields, J.V. Washam Elementary School, 9611 West Moreland Road, Cornelius. 330-697-0081. www.midwesternforcelacrosse.com.
Talk on Dating Violence:
Free talk for parents and teenagers. Warning signs of dating violence, community resources for victims, ways to keep teens safe and healthy. Presented by United Family Services, Cornelius Police Department, Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville. 6:30-8 p.m., Cornelius Police Department, 21440 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. To register or for information, call United Family Services, 704-655-8745.
Seminar: Overcome Effects of Stroke:
Learn about new stroke therapy - SaeboFlex Training Program - that can allow stroke survivors to regain movement in hands, in some cases restoring hand movement up to 20 years after stroke. Free seminar and screening 2-4 p.m., Community Rooms A and B, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. Register: 704-660-4470.
Mooresville Executive Men's Organization:
Network in professional, informal atmosphere; discussion of business solutions, personal growth. 7:30-9 a.m. fourth Wednesday of each month. Breakfast $5 for Mooresville-Statesville-Iredell Chamber of Commerce members, $15 for others. Hilton Garden Inn-Mooresville, 159 Gateway Blvd. (off I-77 Exit 33), Mooresville. 704-664-3898. www.mooresvillenc.org.
American Red Cross Blood Drive:
3 p.m. Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department, 1518 Brawley School Road, Mooresville.
Community Blood Drive:
American Red Cross blood drive hosted by Aquesta Bank & Insurance Services. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aquesta Bank, 19510 Jetton Road, Cornelius. For appointment contact Lauren Furcht, director of marketing, at 704-439-4335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pimps Of Joytime:
Free music night. Brooklyn-based band. 9 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.