Lake Norman & Mooresville

Happening nearby Lake Norman: Aug. 16-22, 2017

The Hummingbird Festival is back and better than ever at Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve in Charlotte on Aug. 19.
The Hummingbird Festival is back and better than ever at Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve in Charlotte on Aug. 19. Charlotte Observer file photo

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Music

Carmen Tate:

Carmen Tate performs solo acoustic. Free. Eddie’s on Lake Norman, 643 Williamson Road, Mooresville.. 6-9 p.m. Aug. 17.

Karaoke Dance Party:

In The Wind Bar & Grill, 15800 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.. 8-11:55 p.m. Aug. 18.

Tyler Hilton:

Doors at 7 p.m. :Hilton’s music: https://youtu.be/2Vkr6M_5u0E https://youtu.be/dIS5g26Bnsohttps://youtu.be/kIK98Lzg4vg. See homefrontmusicseries.com for information. Wynfield Clubhouse, 14301 Wynfield Creek Parkway, Huntersville. 8-10 p.m. Aug. 19.

Community Singers of Lake Norman inaugural rehearsal:

The group is currently signing up members. No auditions required, just a love of singing or a desire to be part of the critical team behind the curtain. www.lakenormansings.com. $75 per person per season. Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. 704-896-3103. www.bethel-pc.org. 7-9 p.m. Aug. 21.

Open Mic Tuesdays:

Hosted by Jarrid and Allen of Pursey Kerns. Come out and play or just listen to Lake Norman’s local artists and enjoy a wide variety of local and craft beers. No cover. Guitar, Bass and Cajon available. The Kilted Buffalo, 8625 Townley Road, Huntersville. 9-12:30 a.m. 8/22

Special Event

PlayStation’s My Road to Greatness Tour:

Play new and unreleased PS4 games, meet PlayStation developers, sign up for PlayStation store discounts and win exclusive PlayStation prizes. Check out PlayStation VR, and try your hand at our Uncharted obstacle course. Free event brought to you by PlayStation The Mill, 500 S. Main St., Mooresville.. 1-8 p.m. Aug. 19.

Activities for seniors

Single Seniors:

Following the Single Seniors meeting, the group will be going to Sagebrush for lunch. The Single Seniors focus on making new friends, going places together and having an all-around good time. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 12-2 p.m. Aug. 21.

Picnic Bingo Party:

There will be treats served and fun bingo with lots of prizes to win. No fee or registration required. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 8/22

Book Discussion Club:

Join a group of book lovers for a monthly book discussion on the fourth Tuesday of each month. For the month of August the book of choice is any book by Danielle Steel. The group will be led by Sandy Varoom. All book lovers are welcome to join in the discussion. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 1:30-3 p.m. 8/22

Sports

Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash:

Adult tickets are $27; children younger than 13 are $11. Dirt Track at Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Parkway S., Concord. 704-455-3200. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. 6 p.m. Aug. 19.

PWX Wrestling Eye of The Beholder:

All tickets will be also available at the door on first come, first serve basis. Cash or credit sales available at the door. When purchasing a child ticket please purchase an adult in the same row $8-$40. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 U.S. 49 N., Concord. 704-920-3976. www.cabarrusarena.com. 3-5:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

Nature

How to Reduce Your Water Consumption:

In North Carolina, we are rarely faced with a drought or water shortage; however, that is not the case in many communities worldwide. What can we do to reduce our water consumption and do our part to ensure that there is clean water to go around? Join Charlotte Water at this informative how-to session on using less water in your everyday life. Reduce your water consumption and save the planet. Free for members or $5 nonmembers. D9 Brewing, 11138 Treynorth Drive, Cornelius. 704-457-9368. www.d9brewing.com. 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 17.

Huntersville Growers’ Market:

Shop local and shop fresh with our vendors and enjoy the weekly themes/activities for free. Huntersville Elementary School, 200 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 19.

Talons Summer Flight Show: Flights of the Forest:

Free with paid admission to the Raptor Trail. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 1-1:30 p.m., 3-3:30 p.m. Aug. 19. 1:30-2 p.m. Aug. 20.

National Honey Bee Awareness Day:

Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte. 704-357-1269. www.ncagr.gov. Aug. 19.

Hummingbird Festival:

The Hummingbird Festival is back and better than ever. Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of this festival. There will be banding of live hummingbird birds, best seen 9-11a.m; speakers, games, experiments, nature hikes, a lucky draw auction, face painting, crafts. Local food vendors will be on-site as well as many local artisans selling their homemade items and nonprofits from the area telling their story. There will be also a nature theme art show and a color contest. Free and family friendly. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 19.

Summer Science Series: Way Cool Water:

Come get your fill of science in the summertime with a Reedy Creek Environmental Educator. Join us as we take to the trails or the lab and perform some really awesome hands on science experiments. This month’s topic? Water. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 1:30-3 p.m. Aug. 20.

Solar Eclipse Celebration at Congaree National Park:

Join Reedy Creek Nature Center educators on an adventure to Congaree National Park, where we will have the opportunity to observe this astronomical event directly in the path of totality. We will learn about the cultural and scientific interpretations of eclipses, as well as construct our own devices for viewing the eclipse safely while we enjoy the beauty of Congaree’s old growth forest. Viewing glasses are included. Meet at Reedy Creek Nature Center and take van to location. Must call 980-314-1119 to register. $20. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 21.

Great American Eclipse Watch Party:

The Great American Eclipse Watch Party is co-sponsored by Wingate University Ballantyne and Ballantyne and will be held on a beautiful part of the golf course within the corporate park. There will be fun activities related to the eclipse for all ages, as well as food, games, giveaways, music. Free. Audubon Amphitheater, 13139 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 21.

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