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Bart Mauceri Jr. — Heaven Above the Lake Photography Exhibit:
Focuses on photos the artist has taken along Lake Norman, as well as photos from his new collection called “Heavenscapes.” Free. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S Main St., Mooresville. 704-664-2027. mooresvillelibrary.org. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. May 6, 7 and 13-16.
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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 throughout the festival on Saturday. North Carolina’s Mipso and Taylor Winchester will be rocking the campground Friday night. More thn 30 brewers will be on hand providing free tastings during three hours to tasting ticket holders. Purchase tickets in advance. Tasting tickets start at $36 and music-only tickets start at $26. Designated Driver and Camping options are also available. Visit NCBrewsMusic.com. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net. 5-10 p.m. May 6.
Fingerpicker Pat Donohue performs acoustic guitar:
Grammy winning acoustic guitarist Pat Donohue will perform in the next Solas Leighis concert. A versatile guitarist’s guitarist, Donohue entertains fans with intricate fingerpicking, easy wit and nimble interpretations of old blues, swing, R&B and original tunes. Tickets are $15; $10 students and seniors. www.welcomestpat.org/solas-leighis-concerts/. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 164 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-663-5659. www.welcomestpat.org. 7-9 p.m. May 8.
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. May 5 and 12.
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 a.m.-10:30 a.m. May 5 and 12.
Heartsaver First CPR:
The Heartsaver CPR training is designed to teach basic skills in recognizing and treating life-threatening emergencies including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims. Participants will learn to recognize warning signs of heart attacks and strokes in adults, as well as breathing difficulties in children. $50. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 131 Medical Park Rd, Mooresville. 6-10 p.m. May 5 and 12.
Games Night Potluck:
Bring your favorite dinner item to share and join others for a fun night of 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. May 5.
Meet the candidates at Democratic forum:
The Democrats of North Mecklenburg and The Mecklenburg County Democratic Party will host a 12th Congressional District Democratic Candidates Forum. The public can meet and ask questions of candidates running to represent North Mecklenburg in the newly drawn 12th Congressional District prior to the June 7 primary. The candidates are: Congresswoman Alma Adams (incumbent), Rep. Tricia Cotham, Rep. Carla Cunningham, former Sen. Malcolm Graham, Rep. Rodney Moore and Gardenia Henley. Panelists will include Andres Ramos, president, Davidson College Democrats; and Susan Roberts, political science professor, Davidson College. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free. email@example.com. Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-896-2461. 7 p.m. May 6.
Lake Norman Kiwanis host happy hour:
The Lake Norman Kiwanis Club will host a Happy Hour for folks to enjoy social time and learn more about this volunteer organization. www.lakenormankiwanis.org. Harvey’s Bar and Grill, 13812 Cinnabar Place, Huntersville. 704-947-5080. www.harveysinhuntersville.com. 5:30 p.m. 5/6
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.
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.
Mom’s Breakfast With the Birds:
Moms and their kids can enjoy a brunch-time 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. 4-5 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 and 17.
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 more 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 Rd, Mooresville.. 11:45 a.m. May 10.
Weight Loss Support Group:
Need support and encouragement to lose that unwanted weight? Join a group that shares, supports, and motivates you to do just that. Following the meeting a group walk will be an option. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. May 11.
Stand Up for Autism:
Racing icon Ray Evernham and My Aloha Paddle and Surf will host the World Paddle Association points race to benefit the IGNITE Community Center in Davidson. Guests will enjoy live music and silent auction while being able to meet some of the professional boarders from across the southeast prior to the race. Contact: Det Cullum firstname.lastname@example.org. $25 advance, includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks; tickets available at the door for $30. StandUpforAutismLKN.Eventbrite.com. Port City Club, 18665 Harborside Dr., Cornelius. 704-765-1565. www.facebook.com. 6:30 p.m. May 13.
Hooked on Cornelius:
Join the Cornelius PARC Department and partners North Carolina State Parks, North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and the Mecklenburg County and Town of Davidson Parks and Recreation Departments for the inaugural Hooked on Cornelius. This family-oriented event will offer fishing, nature walks, environmental education, arts and crafts, a scavenger hunt and an animal skin and fossil-touching station. Free. Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-6031. www.cornelius.org. 10 a.m. May 14.
International Migratory Bird Day:
2016’s International Migratory Bird Day will focus on how birds have inspired many of the most significant environmental conservation actions in the Americas. Celebrate with bird lovers around the world this May on the Raptor Trail. Meet some of Center’s resident raptors and watch docents feed the vultures. This low-key informational event is great for adults and families with older children. Included in Raptor Trail admission: $10; $8 seniors, teachers and military; $6 students; free for children 4 and under. www.migratorybirdday.org. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 14.
African Drum Circle Event :
Learn the history of music and musical celebrations within the African culture. See and even participate in the drum circle. $8. www.lattaplantation.org. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org. 10 a.m. May 14.
Stand Up for Autism Finalists:
The 40 finalists compete for the title of “Best Comedian in the Midwest.” $15 for luau, includes food only at 11 a.m. Port City Club, 18665 Harborside Drive, Cornelius. 704-765-1565. May 14.
World of Wonder Nature Outing:
Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery will offer a free nature outing for kids and families, “Who Lives in This Pond?” at the next WOW World of Wonder event in the Davidson/North Mecklenburg area. Location and directions will be sent to those who register with the names of all participants, ages of children, allergy information and a phone number. The address will be confirmed upon registration. Free. Davidson/North Mecklenburg Area, TBA, Davidson.. 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. May 14.
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 16.
Singles Club Luncheon:
The Single Seniors focus is on making new friends, going places together and having an all-around good time. Don’t miss the great outings and fun activities. Regular group meetings are held at the South Iredell Senior Center the 3rd Monday of every month at noon. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 12 p.m. May 16.
Skin Cancer Screenings:
The annual screening is a visual exam and may include a spot check or full body scan to determine any areas of concern. Registration is required for the screening. To make an appointment, please call 1-888-99-LNRMC56762-to schedule your screening. Free. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 131 Medical Park Rd, Mooresville. 6-8 p.m. May 18.
The Cornelius PARC Department is offering a Pickleball Madness Youth Clinic for boys and girls, ages 7 to 13, as part of their year-long 20th anniversary celebration. Pickleball is a family-orientated sport that offers a very social and recreational game while providing a great workout. Free. cornelius.org. J.V. Washam Recreation Center, 9611 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-892-6031. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 7.
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. May 14.
Talks & Readings
Breast Cancer Awareness and 3D Mammography:
Presentation by 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.
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 a.m.-11:30 a.m. May 5 and 12.
Medical Oncology: A Rapid Changing Landscape:
Dr. Richard Krumdieck will review some of the most salient developments in cancer care over the past 30 years and give a glimpse of where cancer medicine is going in the future. Topics covered will include: Improved support medications for management of side effects of treatment, the evolution of targeted therapies, molecular diagnostics, and survivorship. A light lunch will be provided. To attend, please RSVP with a $1 to South Iredell Senior Center by May 10. No registration taken by phone. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. May 13.
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. May 5; 2 p.m. May 8; 8 p.m. May 12.
‘Snow White and the Seven Minion’s:
Snow White and the Seven Minions is adapted from the original Grimm tale by Artistic Director, Dr. Wrenn Goodrum. This audience participation play for families has taken the Grimm out of the story making it fun for all with a few lessons thrown in. Members of the audience will help change the set, act as the forest, dance with the Minions and save Snow White. 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 Hwy., Mooresville. 704-658-2680. 1 p.m., 4 p.m. May 7 and 14.
‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’:
A cast of 28 youth ages 6-18 will sing and dance in this adorable production. At each show, the Lake Norman High School P.A.W.S. club will accept donations for dogs and cats at the Iredell County Animal Shelter. $15; $12 seniors; $10 for students 3-18. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmooresville.com. 7 p.m. May 13; noon and 7 p.m. May 14 and 15; 3 and 7 p;.m. May 15.