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Feb. 1

Davidson College Concert Series:

Cellist Deborah Pae will collaborate with international concert pianist Dana Protopopescu. 3 p.m. $17; $8 seniors; $5 students and children 18 and younger. Davidson College, Tyler-Tallman Hall, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000. davidson.edu.

‘Rumplestiltskin‘:

Adapted by Rupert Barber. A bragging father, a poor king, a lot of straw, and a funny little man make for a not- to-miss performance of this classic and cautionary fairy tale. Join us for this funny production that is guaranteed fun family entertainment. 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. $10. Davidson Day School, 750 Jetton St., Davidson. 704-237-5200. www.davidsonday.org.

Super Bowl Showdown:

Free entrance. $10 tailgate buffet. Door opens at 5 p.m. Queen’s Landing, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville. 704-663-2628.

Learn to Live a Healthier Life:

This free class focuses on learning to live a healthier life with arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, etc. Classes are highly participative. If interested in having this six-week, evidence-based program provided to your senior group, call South Iredell Senior Center, 704-662-3337. Participants receive training materials and a Healthy Living book. A minimum of 15 people registered is required to teach the class. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Feb. 2

Notary Public Services:

A notary is available at the South Iredell Senior Center 2-4 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. $3 cash per signature. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Happy Groundhog Day:

During this program you’ll learn how to interpret weather maps, tell the difference between different types of clouds, and identify weather patterns. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Feb. 3

Scavenger Hunt:

Help find the treasure hidden in the nature preserve. Using many different navigational tools go on a hunt for some nature-inspired treasure. Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Feb. 4

Hike For Your Health:

Enjoy fresh air, sunshine and beautiful surroundings with like-minded people. You must be able to hike 4 to 5 miles at a moderate pace on uneven terrain. Hikes are dog-friendly but all dogs must be on a 6-foot, or shorter, leash. 5 p.m.-6 p.m. 2/4. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Men’s Basketball:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from St. Bonaventure University in this college basketball matchup. 7 p.m. $14.92-$23.31; $7.46-$23.31 children. Davidson College, John M. Belk Arena. 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Feb. 5

AARP Tax Aide:

AARP Tax Aide will be at the South Iredell Senior Center 9:30 a.m.-noon every Thursday and Friday through April 10 to help seniors and low income individuals file their taxes. For an appointment call 704-662-3337. Walk-ins will be taken when time allows. You must bring all tax papers and your 2013 tax return. A wheelchair is located at the Senior Center to help assist individuals who are physically impaired. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Feb. 6

Valentine’s Dance:

Bring your sweetheart or best friend and join in the fun at South Iredell Senior Center. Everyone is invited whether you dance or not. Please bring your favorite snack or finger food to share and be sure to bring serving containers and utensils. The Senior Center provides paper goods. The dance is open to all senior adults. Caregivers welcome. 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $1. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

‘2 Across’:

Directed by Rachel Jeffreys and featuring Mara Rosenberg and Phil Robertson. “2-Across” is about two strangers, a man and a woman, who board a San Francisco commuter train at 4:30 a.m. They’re alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She’s an organized, sensible, psychologist. He’s a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, “Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don’t, fail.” This starts an 80-minute ride. 8 p.m. $15-$18. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-859-5930. warehousepac.com.

Woodland Sprites:

On any given day, children may choose to investigate a stream, make a mud pie buffet, follow deer tracks through the woods, and much more, all under the guidance of experienced environmental educators. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $75. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Feb. 7

Men’s Basketball:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from Duquesne University in this college basketball matchup. 7 p.m. $14.92-$23.31; $7.46-$23.31 children. Davidson College, John M. Belk Arena. 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Fairy House Festival:

Fairy Houses are whimsical habitats built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers. This is a festival that everyone can enjoy and building fairy houses reconnects people with nature. Join Latta Plantation Nature Center for this annual festival that will inspire appreciation of the environment with storytelling, children’s crafts, activities and games, all focused on fairies and nature. Fairy, gnome and other appropriate costume are encouraged but not required. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

World War II Living History:

Travel back in time to the European Countryside circa 1940’s, without needing a passport or a time machine. The Latta grounds will take on a new identity as you meet both Allied and Axis forces. See original collections of period clothing, weaponry, military vehicles, literature, photographs, tents and much more. Also see a skirmish reenacting one of the many originally fought during The Battle of the Bulge. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $8; free for children younger than 5. Historic Latta Plantation. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.

Feb. 8

Build Your Own Kite:

Latta Plantation Nature Center will provide the materials and instructions for you to build your own kite or you can bring one from home. Then test the kites and see which one flies the highest. 12 p.m.-3 p.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Feb. 10

Organ at Davidson:

Beverly Biggs, harpsichord; Jane Cain, organ; and Barbara Krumdieck, cello will play music of Spain and Italy from the Baroque and early Classical period. Concertos for organ and harpsichord by Antonio Soler, and music for cello by Vivaldi will be on the program. 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Davidson College Presbyterian Church. 100 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-5641. www.dcpc.org.

Feb. 11

Young Explorer Series:

Discover nature with your little one through stories, crafts and activities related to the theme. 10:15 a.m.-11 a.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Discover Latta: Home School Day:

This is a drop-in on-going day of activities come and go as you please but feel free to enjoy the historic site while you visit. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2/11 $6; free for children 4 and younger. Historic Latta Plantation. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.

Seniors Selling a Home:

Keller Williams Reality will educate and give seniors tips on selling a home. A question and answer session will follow. A light lunch will be included. To attend, please RSVP with $1 to South Iredell Senior Center by Feb. 6. No registration by phone. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 $1. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Men’s Basketball:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from George Mason University in this college basketball matchup. 7 p.m. $14.92-$23.31; $7.46-$23.31 children. Davidson College, John M. Belk Arena. 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Hike For Your Health:

You must be able to hike 4 to 5 miles at a moderate pace on uneven terrain. Hikes are dog-friendly but all dogs must be on a 6-foot, or shorter, leash. 5 p.m.-6 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville..

Nature Detectives:

Each session will feature stories, games and activities related to the topic. 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Feb. 12

Soundscape:

Davidson Artist Associate in Piano William Fried will be joined by percussionist and Indiana University-Purdue Professor of Music Scott Deal in presenting immersive audio environments for piano, percussion and electronics. 7:30 p.m. Davidson College, Tyler-Tallman Hall, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000. davidson.edu.

Feb. 13

Woodland Sprites:

On any given day, children may choose to investigate a stream, make a mud pie buffet, follow deer tracks through the woods, and much more, all under the guidance of experienced environmental educators. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $75. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Friday Morning Hike:

Please bring water and snacks and be prepared to hike up to 2 miles on each hike. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Feb. 14

Women’s Basketball:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from St. Louis University in this college basketball matchup. 2 p.m. $6.53; $3.73 children. Davidson College, John M. Belk Arena. 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Skydiving: Cocoa Connections:

Bring your whole family, or just your sweetheart, and join Latta Plantation as they decode chocolate. Taste some of the many different types of chocolate on the market as you discover where it comes from, how it’s made and more. 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Feb. 15

Mendelssohn Salon:

Husband and wife A. W. Duo with guest pianist Eun Sun Lee will perform a “Mendelssohn Salon” centered around the composer’s C minor trio and featuring a few short works for cello/piano and violin/piano from composers of this period. Pre-concert music begins at 2:30pm.$10-$15. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church. 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. 704-892-0173. saintalbans.dionc.org.

Jazz Songs:

Several Davidson student vocalists will perform jazz standards, with assistance of student jazz pianist Riley Mangan and members of the Davidson College Jazz Combo. 7:30 p.m. Davidson College, Tyler-Tallman Hall, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000. davidson.edu.

Birding Basics:

Want to learn more about birds and how to identify them? During this program you will learn the basic techniques to identify birds and use your new skills on a birding hike through the nature preserve. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

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