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Everyone is invited to enjoy the talent of our seniors. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28.
“Talons,” a new exhibit featuring the intricate paper-cut work of local artist Ingrid Erickson, who spent a year studying birds at the Carolina Raptor Center and created each paper piece by making several thousands individual cuts with an X-acto blade and scissors. Free. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. 704-896-8823. www.cornelius.org. 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 30.
Bart Mauceri Jr. – Heaven Above the Lake photography exhibit:
Mooresville Public Library, 304 S Main St., Mooresville. 704-664-2027. mooresvillelibrary.org. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 6; 10 a.m., 3 p.m. May 7; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. May 9.
Brian Dunne is a Brooklyn-based folk/Americana musician. Marty DeJarnette will open. $12. Wynfield Forest Clubhouse, 15722 Wynfield Creek Parkway, Huntersville. 7:30 p.m. April 29.
North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival:
Musical Artists the Travelin’ McCourys, Della Mae, the Hip Abduction, Sol Driven Train, the Trongone Band and the Honeycutters will perform Saturday. North Carolina’s own Mipso and Taylor Winchester will be rocking the campground during the Friday Night Campground Jam. More than 30 brewers will be on hand. Tasting tickets start at $36 and music-only tickets start at $26. Designated driver and camping options are also available. Visit NCBrewsMusic dot com.Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net. 5-10 p.m. May 6 and May 7.
Patrick Donohue is a finger-style guitarist. $15; $10 seniors and students; cash or personal check only. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 164 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-663-5659. www.welcomestpat.org. 7-9 p.m. May 8.
Performing Arts Talent Show:
Admission is free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 4 p.m. April 28.
Preschool Story Time:
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and prereading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. Free. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Davidson, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org. 10-10:30 a.m. April 28 and May 5.
Come and get help with elementary-level reading, math or homework from a Teen Tutor. First come, first served basis for up to 45-minute sessions. Free. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library –Davidson, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org. 4-6 p.m. April 28 and May 5.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers:
Are you one of over 44 million Americans who are providing unpaid and informal care to family members or friends? If you provide help to a loved one, then powerful tools for caregivers classes are for you. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 11 a.m. April 28.
Stargazing For Families:
WOW – World of Wonder will sponsor Stargazing at Fisher Farm Park for children and their families. Members of the Davidson College Physics Department and the Charlotte Amateur Astronomers Club will provide equipment and expertise. Participants also can bring their own telescope. Free. Fisher Farm Park, 21215 Shearer Road, Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.ci.davidson.nc.us/839/Fisher-Farm. 8:30 p.m. April 29.
ICOA 2016 Caregiver’s Summit:
Topics covered will include: Continuum of care, mental health, medication, community resources, etc. Enjoy breakfast and vendors between 8:30-9 a.m. To register contact caregiver specialist, Jackie Negley at 704-873-5171. Free. Senior Center, 344 E. Front St., Statesville. www.iredellcoa.com. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 29.
Safe Boating Class:
The Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron will offer a Safe Boating Class for boaters and those interested in boating. Topics include boat handling and docking, water sports safety, navigation rules, boating regulations and handling emergencies. North Carolina law requires that vessel operators born after Jan. 1, 1988, must have successfully completed a Boating Safety Education course to operate motorized watercraftmore than 10 hp. $45; $25 each additional student. Lake Norman Fire Department, 1518 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30.
Historic Cornelius Walk:
The Cornelius Historic Preservation Committee will lead a one-hour guided walking tour of historic Cornelius during the ’Tawba Walk. Participants will meet in front of Town Hall and will learn Olde Mill Village, Gem Yarn Mill, the town’s remaining cotton gin, the history of Cornelius Elementary and other interesting sites. In the event of inclement weather, the tour will be held at 6 pm on May 1. Free. Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius. 704-896-2461. 6 p.m. April 30.
Gary V. Powell flash fiction workshop:
Flash Fiction is also called sudden, micro or short-short fiction. Workshop will address writing flash from both the reader and writer’s perspectives, exercises and writing prompts and will include the top 20 publishing venues. The seminar hosted by Charlotte Writers’ Club North is designed for writers age 18 and older with all levels of writing experience. A reception with reading and book signing by the author follows the workshop. Gary Powell is the author of “Lucky Bastard” and “Beyond Redemption,” a collection of short stories and flash fiction. Email Lisa Kline at firstname.lastname@example.org to pay by check, or register online at www.charlottewritersclub.org/ to use a credit card via PayPal. $35; $25 for CWC members. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429. warehousepac.com. 1-3 p.m. April 30.
Paws to Read:
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading to a certified therapy dog. Free. cmlibrary.org. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Davidson, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org. 4-5 p.m. May 2 and 9.
Listen & Move:
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs, and activities that build both the gross and fine motor skills which children need to develop in order to read and write. Free. www.cmlibrary.org. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Davidson, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org. 11-11:30 a.m. May 3 and 10.
A Basics: An Orientation to Dementia and Memory Loss:
A free community education event presenting the basics of memory loss, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Presented by Davidson Friends Meeting and the Alzheimer’s Association. Free. Friends Meeting House of Davidson, 625 South St., Davidson. 7-9 p.m. May 3.
Breast Cancer Awareness and 3D Mammography:
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the May Senior Circle program, Breast Cancer Awareness and 3D Mammography with Dr. Michelle Bertsch, of NorthPoint Surgical Specialists. There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 131 Medical Park Road, Mooresville. 3-4:30 p.m. May 4.
Preschool Story Time:
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and prereading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. Free. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Davidson, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org. 10-10:30 a.m. May 5.
Shirley’s Angels “Love Your Headlights” Charity Run/Walk:
The annual fundraiser for breast cancer research and treatment features a Kid’s Fun Run, a 5K, a 10K, and an option to compete in both the 5K and the 10K. Register at runsignup.com. $5-$50. www.shirleysangels.org. Huntersville Business Park, 9735 Kincey Ave., Huntersville. 7:30 p.m. May 7.
Decked Out 2ksixTEEN:
Lake Norman Teen Council encourages teens to come out for Decked Out 2ksixTEEN and enjoy a night planned for just their age group. Glow is the theme with glow sticks and glow batons as the main decorations to light the night. A DJ, photo booth, games, food/drinks, video games, movie and more will be provided. Free. Huntersville Town Hall Meeting Chambers, 101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville. 704-875-7000. 7-10:30 p.m. May 7.
Mom’s Breakfast With the Birds:
Moms and their kids can enjoy a brunchtime trail walk and light breakfast. After noon, visiting moms can enjoy free admission to walk the Raptor Trail and participate in the Center’s regular Sunday activities. $5. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. May 8.
Paws to Read:
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading to a certified therapy dog. Free. cmlibrary.org. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Davidson, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org. 4 p.m.-5 p.m. May 9.
Listen & Move:
Children and parents will participate in stories, songs, and activities that build both the gross and fine motor skills which children need to develop in order to read and write. Free. www.cmlibrary.org. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Davidson, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org. 11 a.m.-11:30 a.m. May 10.
May Cancer Support Group:
The Cancer Support Group is open to everyone, with no registration required, and provides education and support to cancer survivors and their families. A free lunch is served for participants. For information about the Cancer Support Group, contact Mitzie McCurdy, director of community outreach and Senior Circle, at 704-660-4859, or email Mitzie.McCurdy@lnrmc.com. Free. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 131 Medical Park Road, Mooresville. 11:45 a.m. May 10.
Learn Stand Up Paddleboarding:
Cornelius PARC will offer Intro to Stand Up Paddleboarding this spring and summer with single-date sessions. Courses will be held at My Aloha Paddle and Surf. $35-$40. My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Inc., 17505 W. Catawba Ave, Cornelius. 704-412-2999. 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. 4 April 30 through August.
Talks & Readings
Toddler Story Time:
Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities. Free. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Davidson, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org. 11-11:30 a.m. April 28 and May 5.
Small Biz Lunch & Launch:
Retired Lowe’s executive Greg Wessling will present “From Lumber Yard to National Powerhouse: Lowe’s Secrets to Success” at the Small Biz Lunch & Launch event sponsored by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. $25. The Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Drive, Cornelius. 704-896-7080. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 3.
Can one word alter the course of your life? Through a dizzying fugue of vignettes, audiences watch as Marianne and Roland’s relationship unfolds across time and space, with each variation sending their relationship on an entirely new trajectory. Science and romance collide in this unusual love story that’s delighted audiences in New York and London. $20; $15 seniors and students. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-619-0429. warehousepac.com. 8 p.m. April 29; 2 and 8 p.m. May 5.
‘Snow White and the Seven Minions’:
“Snow White and the Seven Minions” is adapted from the original Grimm tale. Free pre-show activities start 30 minutes before every show. Activities include: Learning the Minion Dance, Minion language, put the banana in the tree and others. $8-$10. Mooresville Intermediate School, 1438 Coddle Creek Highway, Mooresville. 704-658-2680. 1 p.m., 4 p.m. May 7.