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Swing Dance Lessons:
Registration open for class presented by Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department. Instructors: Richard Kipe and Valarie Jaimes, members of Charlotte Swing Dance Society. Learn steps of East Coast Swing. Wednesdays through July 21. Beginners 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Intermediates 7:45-8:45 p.m. Bailey Road Recreation Center (Bailey Middle School), 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. $50 for Cornelius residents, $58 for others. 704-892-6031 ext. 160. www.corneliuspr.org.
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Carolina Raptor Center Golf Tournament:Fundraiser at Skybrook Golf Club. Captain's Choice format. Registration 7:30 a.m.; shotgun start 8:30 a.m. Prizes for putting contest, longest drives (men and women), closest to the pin, hole-in-one. To register call: 704-875-6521, ext. 212. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/events.php.
American Watercolor Society Travel Exhibition:
Forty original paintings, including 20 medal winners, on exhibit through June 27; Mooresville is the only stop in the South for the exhibition, which opened in New York City. Twenty of the paintings are the medal winners. Mooresville Artist Guild Depot Visual Arts Center. 704-677-4284.
Rotary Club of Lake Norman Huntersville's second annual Spring Wine Cruise. $30 per person; $50 per couple. Benefits the N.C. Sailing & Rowing Center of Cornelius. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Yachta Yachta Yachta sets sail from Peninsula Yacht Club, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius. www.lakenormanrotary.org/winecruise.
Domestic Violence Lunch and Learn Series:
Guest speaker Astra Czerny, shelter advocate United Family Services' shelter for battered women, to examine effects of trauma on battered women and on children who witness domestic abuse; challenges advocates and counselors face when working with victims. Brown bag event 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. United Family Services, Mooresville/Lake Norman Regional Office, 9624 Bailey Road, Cornelius. Registration/information: 704-655-8745.
Jim O. Hacker Memorial Benefit Golf Tournament:
Fundraiser to allow Charlotte Volunteers In Medicine Clinic to continue providing primary health care to uninsured minorities and the poor. $75 per person, $300 per foursome; includes cart, greens fee, range balls, breakfast, lunch, awards. Details/registration: call Shadawn Stokes or Brenda Underwood, 704-350-1300, or Andre Springs, 704-605-0273; or visit www.cvimnc.org and click on the link. 8:30 a.m. Birkdale Golf Club, 16500 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville. 704-895-8038. www.cvimnc.org.
Caregiver Education Forum: Exploring the Journey:
Hosted by Western Carolina Chapter of Alzheimer's Association. Topics include interacting with a person with dementia, treatment and care options, identifying resources to meet needs of caregivers and people with dementia. Continuing education credit hours available for health-care professionals. Advance registration required. $25 before May 28, $ 50 after that. 8:30 a.m. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 3301 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte. 800-888-6671. www.alzwnc.org.
"Charcoal Cities: Drawings of People and Places":
Exhibition of drawings and mixed-media works on paper by Isaac Payne, exploring our relationship to modern land/cityscape and metaphorical language of images. Free. 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon Saturdays and Sundays June 4-20. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Turtle races for charity:Plastic turtles to race on Lake Norman as benefit for LifeSpan and Speedway Children’s Charities. 3-5 p.m. Petting zoo from Zootastic, live entertainment, children’s activities. Adopt a plastic turtle to enter in race for a $5 donation to LifeSpan and Speedway Children’s Charities. Winners receive prizes. www.lakenormanturtlerace.com. Midtown Sundries, 18665 Harborside Drive, Cornelius.
Run for Miracles RE/MAX at the Lake 5K:
Fourth annual run benefits Children's Miracle Network and Levine Children's Hospital of Charlotte. 8 a.m. $20 in advance; $25 on race day. Mount Mourne Volunteer Fire Department, 1577 Mecklenburg Highway, Mooresville. 704-662-0095. www.homesatthelake.com.
Lake Norman Wine and Food Festival:
Relaxed event designed to assist the Lake Norman nonprofit community and local business. Area residents gather to experience a variety of select local vintners, restaurants and vendors. 10:30 a.m. June 5; noon June 6. General admission $9; wine tent admission $10. Kenton Place, 17115 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-966-9556. www.lakenormanwineandfoodfestival.org.
Free for the community. Hamburger, hot dogs, homemade ice cream, more. Bingo, games/prizes after dinner. 5-8 p.m. Cornelius Presbyterian Church, 21209 Catawba Ave. (West Catawba Avenue and Church Street), Cornelius. 704-892-5577. www.corneliuspcusa.org.
Free Music Night: Laura Reed With The Yonrico Scott Band:
Two regional favorites: Laura Reed and The Yonrico Scott Band, featuring members of the Derek Trucks Band. 9 p.m. Free. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
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.
"Murphy's Dirty 30" Habitat Mud Volleyball Tournament:
Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte to raise enough money to sponsor construction projects in 2010 and 2011. 1 p.m. Free for spectators; donations welcome. $150 to $180 per team. Metrolina Expo Trade Center, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 704-596-4643. www.habitatmudvolleyball.org.
Pick cherries from trees in Blue Ridge Mountains. Stop in Mount Airy for lunch and walk through downtown area before returning home. 9 a.m. $15. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.ci.davidson.nc.us.
The Biggest Cheese in Town:
Wine and cheese party 6 p.m. to open competition to benefit Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. Each of 15 nominees from Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville has pledged $1,000 to the homebuilding nonprofit. Nominee who raises the most money will be crowned "Biggest Cheese in Town." 6 p.m., Waterford Hall, Galway Hooker. $20 per person at the door, or register in advance at www.ourtownshabitat.org and click "Donate Now." www.ourtownshabitat.org. 704-896-8957 ext 1105.
Jason Boland & The Stragglers:
Hard-charging, rootsy brew of country and rock. 9 p.m. $12. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Classic Car Show:
Tuner cars, trucks, late-model cars, motorcycles. Trophies awarded at 1 p.m. for Best in Show, Most Unique, Most Possibilities. Attendees determine winners. Door prizes, food and drinks, oldies music. Silent auction 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Details: Tom Garchek, email@example.com. 9 a.m. Registration $15. Lake Norman Lutheran Church, 1445 N.C. 16 N., Denver. 704-662-0038 or 704-369-3156.
Cornelius Concert Series: Testify Concert:
Testify, traveling 140-member nondenominational group of teenagers, uses choreographed musical drama; represents 35 Mooresville-area churches. 7 p.m. Free. Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. 704-892-8566. www.mtzionumc.net.
Night of the Blues:
Mac Arnold Plate Full O' Blues (11 p.m.), Blonde Blues (9:45 p.m.); WSNB (8:30 p.m.). $15. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Davidson Summer Camp Openings:
Preschool camps: "Pirate" for ages 4-6; "Princess" for ages 4-6; "Sand and Sea" for 3-year-olds; and "Pre-Piano Presto Camp" for ages 4-6 and 7-11. Register online at www.ci.davidson.nc.us or call 704-892-3349.
Understanding Investment Risk:
Free United Family Services session on importance of understanding investment risk. Learn to identify types of risk, between risk and return, how to manage risk balance and risk return. Jennifer Ziegler, certified financial planner with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, to lead session. 6:30-8 p.m. June 14-15. Registration: 704-655-8745. UFS North Mecklenburg Regional Office, 9624 Bailey Road, Suite 290, Cornelius.
Davidson Community Players to open classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Ages 8 and up. 8 p.m. June 17-19 and 24-26; 2 p.m. June 20 and 26. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. Tickets $15-$22. Reservations: 704-892-7918 or www.carolinatix.org.