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Don Alder in concert:
Don Alder plays acoustic finger-style guitar. Tickets available at the door: $15 for adults, $10 seniors/students. Event includes a wine and cheese reception. Details, www.welcomestpat.org/solas-leighis-concerts/ or call 704-663-5659. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 164 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-663-5659. www.welcomestpat.org. 7 p.m. Sept. 1.
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Concerts on the Green - Rusty Knox
Davidson native Rusty Knox sings about love, life, loss and rebirth. Free. Davidson Town Green, Main Street, downtown Davidson. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 4. www.concertsonthegreen.com.
Iredell County Agricultural Fair:
The fun runs Sept. 2-10. Gates open 5 p.m. daily; 3 p.m. on Sept. 3-5 and 10. $5 general admission; free for younger than 6 years. $18-$20 wristbands for unlimited rides. Iredell County Fairgrounds, Troutman. www.statesvillekiwanis.org/Page13138.
Primal Brewery wants Huntersville police, fire, and rescue squad members to feel the townspeople’s appreciation for what they do for thetown. There will be live music from Bullfrog Moon and Z-Slides, with gourmet mac and cheese from Bebos Mac Shack . Custom Lovefest T-shirts will be for sale. Proceeds go to the departments. Primal Brewery, 16432 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-947-2920. www.primalbrewery.com. 3 -10 p.m. Sept 3.
Join the North Meck Rotary Club in partnership with Bella Love’s 2nd Friday Street Festival as they host an un-run with food trucks, breweries and live music. $30. Proceeds to the 9/11 monument in Cornelius. Oak Street Mill, Cornelius. www.northmeckrotary.com. 5:30-10 p.m. Sept. 9.
Whiskey, Wine and Mooshine fundraiser:
Live entertainment, speakeasy games, beverage tastings, a raffle and more. $50. Proceeds benefit Cornelius Police Department programs. Hyde Park Pop-Up Space, 10508 Bailey Road, Cornelius. Tickets:http://tinyurl.com/topdeckfundraiser. 7-10 p.m. Sept. 10.
Magnolia Woods Bridal Showcase:
Brides who register in advance will receive a free swag bag. Free. Magnolia Woods, 12125 Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-274-9303. magnoliawoodsevents.com. 2-5 p.m. Sept. 11.
Pet Life Celebration:
Celebrate the love you have for your pets, past and present, at the fifth annual Pet Life Celebration. Pet Pilgrimage invites you to share in an evening of reflection and celebration – an opportunity to honor pets that have touched our lives and a chance to pay-it-forward by touching the lives of pets still in search of a forever home. Luminarias can be personalized in honor of pets, past and present, or in honor of those pets that are still in search of a forever home. Well-behaved leashed pets are welcome to attend. Pet supply collection boxes will be available for the Humane Society of Iredell. Program Schedule: 6-7 p.m. luminaria decoration, individual pet blessings, refreshments and more. 7:30-8 p.m. celebration service, reflection walk through the luminarias and butterfly release. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, 492 East Plaza Drive, Mooresville. www.cavin-cook.com. 6 -8 p.m. Sept. 11.
Lake Norman Teen Council:
Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Lake Norman Teen Council to create programs and volunteer opportunities for their peers. Teen Council members also plan trips, dances, fundraisers, workshops, volunteer efforts and other activities for local teens. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, beginning Sept. 13. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13.
Mooresville Run For God:
Learn how to Run a 5K, 10K or half marathon in 12 weeks. Graduation will register for 5 or 10K race this fall. Call Cindy Washam at 704-663-0921. Free. www.runforgod.com/class/mooresville-run-for-god. Abundant Life Foursquare Church, 119 Foursquare Road, Mooresville. 704-663-1523. www.abundantlifemooresville.org. 6-7:30 p.m. Sept 6.
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga:
Paddleboard yoga will refine your technique by making you more in tune with your postures on an unstable platform. Some Stand Up Paddleboarding experience is necessary. $32; $28 residents. My Aloha Paddle and Surf Inc., 17505 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-412-2999. 5:15 -6:30 p.m. Sept. 10.
Jimmie Johnson Foundation Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon:
This venue has proven to be a memorable setting for triathletes, from beginners to seasoned veterans. The 500-yard swim is a closed loop in a protected cove in Lake Davidson. The 13-mile bike ride leaves the Ingersoll Rand campus to form a loop just north of Davidson with great police support at intersections. The run is a closed loop following the walking trails that surround the Ingersoll Rand campus and stays on the campus to create a safe and scenic venue. www.jjfwellnesschallenge.org. Ingersoll Rand, 800 Beaty St., Davidson. 704-655-4000. company.ingersollrand.com. 8 a.m. Sept. 11.
One More Neighborhood Annual Golf Classic:
Your participation will benefit efforts to continue bringing hope to economically vulnerable families living in the mobile home community of Huntington Green in Huntersville. The event will include a four-person scramble, range time, arrival gift, player gift bag, lunch, dinner and awards reception following the golf. Four 4-mulligans per team and 50-50 raffle tickets are optional. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. $150; $600 foursome. NorthStone Country Club, 15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville. 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12.
‘5 Lesbians Eating A Quiche’:
“Quiche” is an audience interactive piece that is hosted by the five leaders of the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein. This bubbly bunch of 1950s chicks are all self-described “widows” living in an unnamed middle-American town. They are meeting in a renovated community center for their annual breakfast, where the prize-winning quiche will be declared in a much-anticipated ceremony. The pending Communist threat of atomic attack forces the women in this idyllic American town to begin sharing their deepest secrets, which lead to some not-so-shocking confessions from the society’s leaders. Will they be able to keep their cool and preserve their history as the Red Menace closes in? $20; $15 students and seniors. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429. warehousepac.com. 8 p.m. Sept. 9.
Search the nature preserve for the perfect leaves to make art with while learning the science behind colorful leaves and other fall changes. After hiking through the preserve, participants will make leaf and bark rubbings, stampings, and paintings. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 2 -3 p.m. Sept. 10.
Create art without trash. All materials will be provided by the forest, bring your creativity and nature will inspire you to create a master piece. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 1:30 -2:30 p.m. Sept. 11.
Iredell Master Gardener Demonstration Garden:
The Iredell Extension Master Gardener Demonstration Garden will be open to the public on the first Saturday of each month, running through October. Visitors are welcome to tour the garden, see what’s being grown and ask questions of Master Gardeners. The Demonstration Garden features vegetable gardens, fruit trees, plants for shade and sun, a water feature and a children’s garden. The Demo Garden is located behind the NC Agricultural Center at 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville. Free. NC Agricultural Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville. 9-11 a.m. Sept. 3.
Talon Summer Flight Shows:
There are only 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. Sept. 3.
Have you ever wondered why or how leaves change color? Join an educator from the Nature Center to conduct a “leafy” experiment to help you better understand why leaves change color in the Fall. Registration required. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 10-11 a.m. Sept. 3.
During this 45-minute encounter, participants will get “nose to beak” with some of our bald and golden eagle residents and have an opportunity to take a photograph with one of these majestic creatures. Reservations are recommended. Limited to 4 participants. $15 members; $20 others. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 3 -4 p.m. Sept. 4.
Family Biodiversity Hike:
Join a naturalist at McDowell Nature Preserve to discover the local flora and fauna along our trails. This hike is eligible for our 100-mile hike club. Registration required. Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear closed-toe shoes for hiking. Bring water and insect repellant if desired. No strollers please. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 5.
Evening Kayak at Mountain Island Lake:
Join a naturalist for a relaxing paddle on Mountain Island Lake, taking in the natural beauty while discovering the importance of this habitat to wildlife and human life. Meet at Latta Plantation Nature Center. Time on water is about one and a half hours. $15 single; $20 tandem. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Sept. 8.
Reedy Creek Garden Stewards:
Join a naturalist and learn about some of the plants in the garden and their uses and benefits as you weed, prune and plant the morning away. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 9 -11 a.m. Sept. 9.
Camping at Reedy Creek Nature Center:
Discover the joys of camping with Reedy Creek Nature Center. Marshmallows for roasting will be provided. Spend the night in tents under the stars, go on short hikes in the evening and morning, and eat a continental breakfast. Tents will be provided. $6. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 6 p.m. Sept. 9.
Join a naturalist and explore the magical world of mushrooms. The program will start with a brief introduction to mushrooms and then guests will head out on the trail to look for some local species. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 3 -4 p.m. Sept. 10.
Reedy Creek Adult Naturalist Club:
Are you curious about the natural world around you? Are you interested in what you are seeing in our local nature preserves or your backyard? Have you ever taken an hour just to walk a mile because you are stopping to look at/identify what you see? If so this is the group for you! We will come together to explore various Nature Preserves throughout the county as we take a closer look at our surroundings. Free. RibbonWalk Nature Preserve, 4601 Nevin Road, Charlotte. 704-432-6459. charmeck.org. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 10.
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. Sept. 12.
Adult Hiking Series: Last Days of Summer:
Get up and get active while learning about nature during this 75 minute, adult only hike through McDowell Nature Preserve. This hike is eligible for our 100-mile hike club. Registration required. Notes: Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear closed-toe shoes for hiking. Bring water and insect repellant if desired. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Sept. 13.
Hike for Healing:
Studies are showing that there are many healing benefits to walking in the woods. Join us to connect with nature and perhaps heal some of your life stressors in this relaxed hike. We will start our hike with an inspirational nature quote and then hit the trails. There will be stops along the way for connecting moments. Must be able to walk up to 2.5 miles on uneven terrain. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 6 -7:30 p.m. Sept. 1.
Games Night Potluck:
Bring your favorite dinner item to share and join others for a fun filled night of good food and fun games. Feel free to bring your favorite game to play. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 5:30 -8 p.m. Sept. 1.
Volunteer Advocacy Opportunities:
The Senior Center encourages all seniors to join the Senior Round Table meeting held 3 p.m. on the first Monday of every month. Currently, they are advocating for affordable housing for seniors and improving the Mooresville on Main transportation system. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 3 -4 p.m. Sept. 5.
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. Recommended by the Arthritis Foundation, Tai Chi is good for the body, mind and spirit. Open Tai Chi classes meet every Monday from 11a.m.-noon for advanced students and from 12:15-1:15 p.m. for beginners. $6. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. Sept. 5. and 12.
Matter of Balance: Concerns About Falls:
Matter of Balance can help people improve your quality of life and remain independent. A workbook will be provided and refreshments will be served. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Sept. 6.
Learn How to Self-Publish Your Own Book:
The class is free but registration is required. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 12.
Lake Norman Chamber eCommerce Group:
Meets on the last Wednesday of every month. Free. Bank of America Financial Center, 20005 W. Catawba Ave, Cornelius. 704-896-0100. 10:30 a.m. Aug. 31.