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Mutts & Music:
Live music by the Audiophiles. Dog-friendly event with on-site adoption, a Pawbrokers jewelry party, lawn games and local pet and artisan vendors. Benefits the Iredell Humane Society. Beer for sale. Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-895-1782. www.galwayhookerpub.com. 5-8 p.m. Aug. 26.
Never miss a local story.
Shakespeare on the Rocks:
Lord, what fools these mortals be? The Warehouse Performing Arts Center brings Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” to WPAC’s lawn. Improv comics and aerial artists will entertain during pre-show. Bring your blankets and your chairs. Food and drinks will be available. Donation suggested: $5. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429. warehousepac.com. 7-9:30 p.m. Aug. 27.
Lake Wylie Evening Kayak Tour:
Registration is required. Paddle, PFD, and kayak provided. Please bring a towel, extra clothes, water bottle, sunscreen, hat and a snack. Must be able to paddle for an extended period of time. $15. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 31.
Evening Kayak at Mountain Island Lake:
Meet at Latta Plantation Nature Center. $15 single; $20 tandem. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 25.
Talon Summer Flight Shows:
80 seats per show, so make sure to reserve your tickets in advance. Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students $6, children 4 and younger free. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 1-1:30 p.m., 3-3:30 p.m. Aug. 27.
Guided Nature Walk:
Join Charlotte Nature Museum on the fourth Saturday of each month for an educational walk around the Paw Paw Nature Trail with a naturalist to discover the beauty and diversity of the bottomland forest habitat. included in admission. Charlotte Nature Museum, 1658 Sterling Road, Charlotte. 704-372-6261. www.charlottenaturemuseum.org. 10:15 a.m. Aug. 27.
Butterflies need specific plants to lay their eggs on and flowers for nectar. Help them out by tossing out a few butterfly bombs, which are balls of dirt with seeds inside. You toss the balls in overgrown grassy areas and let nature takes its course. Rain will break down the ball and the seeds will sprout into plants that butterflies rely on. Get your hands dirty with us and take home a handful of Butterfly Bombs. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 1-2 p.m. Aug. 27.
Introduction to Kayaking:
This kayak workshop is a brief introduction to paddling a kayak. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 2-3 p.m. Aug. 28.
Take a step into the Eagle Aviary. $15/each for members and $20/each others. Reservations are recommended. Limited to four participants. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 3-4 p.m. Aug. 28.
Observe our birds in flight while learning about them from their Adults $10, seniors $8, students $6, children 4 and younger free. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 3-3:30 p.m. Aug. 28.
Nature Story Corner:
Settle in and get comfortable and read a variety of nature based stories. Stories may be accompanied by puppets and audience participation as you learn about the wonders of nature. After the story they will hike into the forest to do a themed activity based on the story. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 10-11 a.m. Aug. 29.
Everyone is invited to the festivities regardless of their opinion on dancing. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 26.
Need to Improve Your Balance?:
Tai Chi is designed to improve balance, increase range of motion, circulation and leg strength, as well as decrease arthritic pain. Mondays at 11 a.m.-noon for advanced students and 12:15-1:15 p.m. for beginners. $6. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. Aug. 29.
Talks & Meetings
Lake Norman Chamber eCommerce Group:
Free. Bank of America Financial Center, 20005 W. Catawba Ave, Cornelius. 704-896-0100. 10:30 a.m. Aug. 31.