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Mooresville Arts Springfest and Art Walk:
Refreshments at the Depot. Several downtown merchants open for Art Walk. Artist reception at Depot for SpringFest juried exhibit. Free. Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville. 704-663-6661. www.magart.org. 6-8 p.m. May 13.
Coin designer Jamie Franki , judge of the Mooresville Arts Springfest Exhibit, is a guest lecturer. Free. Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville. 704-663-6661. www.magart.org. 2 p.m. May 15.
At the library
Heaven Above the Lake Photography Exhibit:
Photos Bart Mauceri Jr. 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.-9 p.m. May 11, 13, 14, 16.
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 12 and 19.
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 12 and 19.
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.
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 17.
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 12 and 19.
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
Who’s Who of Boating Lake Norman:
The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce will sponsor “Who’s Who of Boating Lake Norman,” a showcase of boat club representatives, towing companies, mechanics, fishing guides, Marine Commission members, safety officers and others who assist with enjoying the lake. Capt. Gus Gustafson will lead a Navigating Lake Norman course. Free. The Peninsula Yacht Club, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius. 5-9 p.m. May 11
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. Theresa Morr of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation will help participants explore the world of frogs, toads and other wetland creatures and learn where they live, what they eat and why they need to be protected. 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. 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. May 14.
International Migratory Bird Day:
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. Visit the website for information about how International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated all over the world. 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 at Historic Latta Plantation:
Learn the history of music and musical celebrations within the African culture. See and even participate in the drum circle. $8. 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. www.facebook.com. 7 a.m. May 14.
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. cornelius.org. Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-6031. www.cornelius.org. 10 a.m. May 14.
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:
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 Road, Mooresville. 6-8 p.m. May 18.
Discover Sailing Program:
This program, part of the Club’s Community Outreach Program, is open to all. $35 includes instructional materials and lunch. Lake Norman Yacht Club, 296 Yacht Road, Mooresville. www.lakenormanyachtclub.com. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 14.
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.
Zumba for Seniors:
$30 for six week session. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. May 17.
Talks & Readings
Phyllis Deal, Iredell County SHIIP Coordinator, will explain the different parts of Medicare, what is new with Medicare and future changes that are going to be taking place. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. May 19.
Three local Health Care forums will host a free Health Care Summit to discuss changes implemented within local healthcare groups and upcoming changes resulting from the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Panelists will represent Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Iredell Health System, Carolinas Healthcare System, Piedmont Healthcare, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center and Ortho Carolina. Representatives Sara Stevens and John Fraley also will attend. Questions from the audience will be accepted, time permitting. Free. Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 2 p.m. May 19.
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 12.
‘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., 12 p.m., 7 p.m. May 14.
‘Snow White and the Seven Minions’:
“Snow White and the Seven Minions” is adapted from the original Grimm tale by artistic director 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 Highway, Mooresville. 704-658-2680. 1 and 4 p.m. May 14.
‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’:
A cast of 28 youth ages 6-18 will sing and dance in thisproduction. At each show, the Lake Norman High School PAWS 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. 3 p.m., 7 p.m. May 15.