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Iredell County Agricultural Fair:
The fun runs through Sept. 10. Gates open 5 p.m. daily; 3 p.m. Sept.10. $5 general admission; free for younger than 6 years. $18-$20 wristbands for unlimited rides. Iredell County Fairgrounds, Troutman. www.statesvillekiwanis.org/Page13138.
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Carolina Renaissance Festival Job Fair:
Calling all pirates, nobles, wenches and knights. Employees will have the opportunity to hawk turkey legs and ale, sell admission tickets, greet guests, and more. Applicants should be able to produce documents showing they are able to work in the United States, if hired. Resumes are appreciated, but not required. Carolina Renaissance Festival Fairgrounds, 16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. 704-896-5544. www.RenFestInfo.com. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 9.
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.
Annual Potters Market Invitational:
More than 50 North Carolina potters sell their creations from a tent on the Mint Museum’s lawn. The event also features demonstrations, food, live music and more. $10; free for children younger than 12. Mint Museum Randolph, 2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10.
A Taste of Birkdale:
Annual food festival featuring 14 Birkdale Village eateries, plus food trucks, wine tasting, silent auction, live music and more. Proceeds benefit Lake Norman Hospice and Palliative Care. Birkdale Village, Huntersville. 3-7 p.m. Sept. 11.
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 E. 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.
Cancer Support Group:
The Cancer Share and Care group meets in room B204 at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 11 a.m. Sept. 15.
Fantastic Shakers — Beach Blast:
This concert takes place outside in farm setting. Feel free to bring chairs, and coolers with your drinks. Tailgating is allowed. Proceeds benefit charities (Hospice and Childrens Hope Alliance). The event is sponsored by Mecklenburg Bull Shooters. $25; $10 children younger than 16. Kidd Farm, 5900 Stephens Road, Huntersville. 6:30-7:15 p.m., 8-11 p.m. Sept. 10.
The Wisecarvers Southern gospel group from Tennessee will perform. Free; a freewill offering will be received. Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 S., Lowesville. www.gospelgigs.com/showpage.asp?groupid=lowesvilleconcerts. 6 p.m. Sept. 10.
Don Alder in Concert:
The Solas Leighis series opens with Vancouver fingerstyle guitarist Don Alder. Event includes a wine and cheese reception. $15; seniors and students, $10. St. Patrick’s Episcopal, 164 Fairview Road, Mooresville. www.welcomestpat.org/solas-leighis-concerts. 7 p.m. Sept. 11.
A Cappella Concert:
The FireBird Singers will give an a cappella concert in remembrance of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Half of ticket proceeds will go to local volunteer fire departments. Davidson College Presbyterian, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org. 7 p.m. Sept. 11.
Sine Nomine: Maurten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna:
The ensemble Sine Nomine remembers the 15th anniversary of 9/11 with a message of hope and peace through its performance of Morton Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. $10; $5 students. wearesinenomine.com. Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, Charlotte. 704-376-3695. www.myersparkpres.org. 3-4:30 p.m. Sept. 11.
Songs of Zion:
The church family and invited guests will march and sing the songs of Zion at our 12 Tribe Rally. St. Phillip Missionary Baptist, 524 Dellwood Drive, Huntersville. 704-875-6180. 5 p.m. Sept. 12.
Organ at Davidson:
The 2016-17 season opens with a concert by professor Leon Couch of Birmingham-Southern College. His program will include works by Buxtehude and Tchaikovsky. Davidson College Presbyterian Church sanctuary, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org. 7:30 p.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 and 15.
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.
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.
Mecklenburg Audubon Meeting:
Monthly two-hour meeting of fellowship, education and inspiration for those who love birds and wish to explore the issues that affect them. See meckbirds.org for details. Free. Marion Diehl Recreation Center, 2219 Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-432-0237. www.charmeck.org. Sept. 87.
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.
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.
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.
The Nature of Greenways: Toby Creek Greenway:
Join a relaxed walk along a different greenway each month, with stops to discover the natural side of these active green spaces. To register, call 980-314-1119. Meet in the parking lot at Kirk Farm Fields. Free. Kirk Farm Fields, 210 E. Mallard Creek Church Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1001. charmeck.org. 9-10:30 a.m. Sept. 14.
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. 12.
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.
This is a six-week Zumba class series for seniors. $30. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 11 a.m. Sept. 13.