Lake Norman & Mooresville

Happening nearby

A painting exhibit Thomas McNickle: Image and Memory showcases the work of the Pennsylvania artist. See McNickle’s work at Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte. Pictured is on oil on canvas, Sunlight Across the South Yadkin near Statesville, 2009.
A painting exhibit Thomas McNickle: Image and Memory showcases the work of the Pennsylvania artist. See McNickle’s work at Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte. Pictured is on oil on canvas, Sunlight Across the South Yadkin near Statesville, 2009. www.jeraldmelberg.com

Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on “Add Event.” The submission deadline for print is two weeks in advance of the event date.

Art

Bart Mauceri Jr. — Heaven Above the Lake Photography Exhibit:

This year’s A Journey in Images exhibit, Heaven Above the LakeÂ, 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.-9 p.m. June 15. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. June 17. 10 a.m.,-3 p.m. June 18. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. June 20.

Thomas McNickle: Image and Memory:

Jerald Melberg Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings and watercolors by Pennsylvania artist Thomas McNickle. Free. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.

Music

Charlotte Symphony:

The symphony will perform its Summer Spirit series that includes classics by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and others, as well as popular movie scores from Harry Potter, Superman, Batman and “The Wizard of Oz.” Free. Duke Energy’s Energy Explorium, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville. 704-875-5600. 8:15-9:30 p.m. June 17.

Health related

Cancer Support Group:

The Cancer Share and Care group meets in room B204 at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 11 a.m. June 16.

Community Health Fair:

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host an Integrative Medicine Community Health Fair with representatives in the areas of survivorship, yoga, massage therapy, acupuncture, reiki, counseling, healing touch and reflexology, exercise and wellness, nutrition, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy and lymphedema therapy. Free. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 131 Medical Park Road, Mooresville. www.LNRMC.com. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18.

Seniors

WAM Walking Club:

Join a fun walking club called WAM for Walk a Mile for great socialization and improved health. A walking stick is suggested but not required. There is a restroom available on each walking route. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 9:30-10:30 a.m. June 15 and 22.

Need to Improve Your Balance?:

Tai Chi is designed to improve balance, increase range of motion, circulation and leg strength, as well as decrease arthritic pain.11 a.m.-noon Mondays for advanced students and from 12:15-1:15 p.m. for beginners. $6. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. June 20.

Birthday Bingo Bash:

All seniors celebrating a birthday, or not, are invited to play bingo, win prizes and have refreshments. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 1:30-2:30 p.m. June 21.

Sports

Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour:

The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour, the largest and longest-running professional wakeboard and wakesurf circuit in the industry, is holding a world-class competition. $10; $5 Children. Stumpy Creek Boat Landing on Lake Norman, 160 Stumpy Creek Road, Mooresville. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 18.

Talks & Readings

Probus Club of Lake Norman:

The Probus Club of Lake Norman is composed of retired people from the professional and business sectors who join together in a nonpolitical, nonsectarian manner to meet like-minded individuals, keep minds active, make friends and expand interests. This club meets monthly and gatherings include a half hour coffee social followed by a brief business meeting and a presentation by a guest speaker who will address a topic of mutual interest. Guests are welcome.

Nalini Joseph, district administrator of the Guardian ad Litem program will present “Be the Voice for a Child.” Guardian ad Litem volunteers are appointed by the Juvenile Court to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children involved in court proceedings. Free. www.probus.org. Berea Baptist Church, 1015 River Highway, Mooresville. 704-663-0986. www.bereabaptist.net. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. June 21.

Huntersville Chamber of Commerce Meeting:

The Huntersville Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly “connection” meeting. To purchase a lunch in advance from Salads to Go, email HuntersvilleChamber@gmail.com. Free. Huntersville Police Department, 9630 Julian Clark Ave., Huntersville. 704-464-5400. Noon.-1:30 p.m. June 21.

Farmers markets

Farmers Market:

Browse fresh vegetables, fruit, berries, herbs and plants, plus Duke’s Bread and other local specialties. Every Wednesday and Saturday at Rea Road and Williams Pond Lane. Free. Village at Robinson Farm, 8410 Rea Road, Charlotte. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 15.

National Go Fishing Day:

Seafood vendors will be passing out free recipes. Stop by the market to pick up salmon, trout, bass and other fish. Free. Charlotte Regional Farmers Market, 1801 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte. 704-357-1269. www.ncagr.gov. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 18.

Nature

Garden Insects: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:

Gaston County Master Gardeners present Vicky Bertagnolli, Consumer Horticulture Agent, to discuss both the good and bad bugs, you find in and around your garden. Free. Gaston County Citizens Resource Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Highway, Dallas. 704-922-0301. gaston.ces.ncsu.edu. 10 a.m. June 16

Weekday Wanderers: South Fork Trail:

This month we will visit another wonderful section of the Catawba Thread Trail. The journey will take you to the South Fork Trail for a half day walk along the river with stops along the way to explore and perhaps dip your feet in the cool water. Hike will be about 4.4 miles. Meet at Reedy Creek Nature Center and take van to location. $6. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 16.

Live Animal Feeding:

Join others for this brief program as Reedy Creek’s staff members feed a few of the animals. Whether a snake, turtle, toad or lizard, it will surely be a cool experience. Staff will be on-hand to answers your questions as well. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 2-3 p.m. June 16.

Summer Walk and Talk:

The nice weather is here, the flowers are blooming and the animals are awake, so it is the perfect time to get out and explore the preserve. Join others on this day for a most wonderful walk and get your questions answeredbout. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 2-3 p.m. June 17.

Musical Playground:

Enjoy some mountain air while cooling your feet in a waterfall. There should be lots of blooming wildflowers to discover as well as other delights of nature.. There is nothing like music in the woods. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 2-3 p.m. June 18.

Nature Art:

Create art without trash. All materials will be provided by the forest, bring your creativity and nature will inspire you to create a master piece. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 2-3 p.m. June 19

Nature Story Corner:

Settle in and get comfortable and read a variety of nature-based stories. Stories may be accompanied by puppets and audience participation as you learn about the wonders of nature. After the story, they will hike into the forest to do a themed activity based on the story. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. June 20.

Survival: Modern Fire Building:

Learn about the modern fire building techniques, the proper set-up for a fire and then you will test your knowledge by building and attempting to start and maintain a fire. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 2-3 p.m. June 21.

Dragons of the Sky:

They say dragons are mythical creatures only found in fairy tales, but have you visited Reedy? Have you seen the dragons? The creatures may not be the dragons you are thinking of, but they are vicious predators and fun to catch. Come and explore the world of the dragonfly. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 10-11 a.m. June 22

Family Biodiversity Hike:

This 1-mile guided hike will take a route through the forest where participants will be able to see and learn about any different plants and animals. Come and discover the life within our forest. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 22.

Beekeeping Basics:

Did you know that honeybees are the only insects that produce food for humans? Come and learn from Kim O’Shea more about the art of beekeeping, including tips to get started, resources, recommendations and more. $5. www.go.ncsu.edu. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service – Mecklenburg County Center, 1418 Armory Drive, Charlotte. 704-336-2082. mecklenburg.ces.ncsu.edu. 12-1:30 p.m. June 22.

Gardens

Safe Solutions to Common Issues in the Summer Garden:

Expert Bill Sloan introduces simple methods for properly identifying and troubleshooting common problems in the garden and offers safe, research-based environmentally friendly practices. After the talk, walk (1:30-4 p.m.) the many botanical gardens and experience the beauty and joy of nature. Extension Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Free. gardens.uncc.edu. University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Botanical Gardens, 9090 Craver Road, Charlotte. 704-687-0720. gardens.uncc.edu. 1-4 p.m. June 19.

Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies - Kids Class!:

During this fun and informative class designed especially for kids, Pike Nurseries garden experts will teach families about the benefits of attracting pollinators such as hummingbirds and butterflies to the garden. Advice on how to create a welcoming habitat with food, water, shelter and sunlight. Free. www.pikenursery.com/pages/pike-classes-events. Pike Nursery, 12630 N. Community House Road, Charlotte. 704-341-7453. www.pikenursery.com. 9 a.m. June 22.

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