Tours of Hugh Torance House and Store
2 p.m. Aug. 17. $4 for adults, $2 for children. 704-875-3271. Hugh Torance House and Store, 8231 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3271.
Trail Trivia Talk
2 p.m. Aug. 17. Free with admission. www.americantowns.com/nc/ huntersville/events/trail-trivia-talk-1. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/ index.php
Follow a guide down a wooded nature trail and hear interesting facts and stories about the Carolina Raptor Center, resident raptors and our environment.
Willy Wonka Junior
2:30 p.m. Aug. 17. $10. 704-662-1025. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmooresville.com
The play is presented by the Mooresville Children's Theatre. Reservations are recommended.
8 a.m. Aug. 18-22. Lotus Dance Studio, 1001 E. W.T. Harris Blvd., Suite W, Charlotte.
For ages 6-12. Spanish, dance, art, workout and science.
Exhibit: Summer Creates!
9 a.m. Aug. 18-29. Free. Cornelius Art Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.
Stop by the gallery at the Cornelius Art Center to view the exhibit created by children as young as 4 years old.
Homeschool Pack 94 Open House – Meet a Knight!
7 p.m. Aug. 18. Free. 704-795-7174. University Hills Baptist Church, 1500 Suther Road, Charlotte. 704-549-8215. www.universityhills.org.
Pack 94 provides opportunities for homeschool boys to develop confidence and character while providing hands-on activities in a safe and challenging environment.
8:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Free. McGuire Nuclear Station – EnergyExplorium, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville.
The movie feature is “Alvin and the Chipmunks.”
Seminar: Driving Success and Balancing Life
8:30 a.m. Aug. 19. Lake Norman Chamber Of Commerce, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.
Wine Tasting For Hope
5:30 p.m. Aug. 19. $40, tickets. www.hopehousefoundation.org. Ahlara International, 155 Joe Knox Ave, Mooresville. 704-662-0946.
The event benefits The Hope House Foundation, which serves women and children in the Lake Norman area, through various services and programs.
6:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Free. 704-966-0192. Horsefeathers Roadhouse, 3746 Mt. Pleasant Drive, Sherrills Ford. 704-996-0192. HorsefeathersRoad house.com
Come join us for Kids' Karaoke hosted by Soundstorm Karaoke starting at 6:30.
Book Review With Belle Banks
7:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Free. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org.
Savvy Socializing Secrets of Exceptional Networkers Seminar
8 a.m. Aug. 20. $25, includes breakfast. 704-664-3898. www.mooresvillenc.org. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmooresville.com.
Learn how to properly meet others in both a business and social setting. Overcome speaking fears or nervousness in crowds.
Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser
11 a.m. Aug. 20. $8 for advance tickets and $10 at the door. 704-892-4041. North Mecklenburg Senior Center, 18731 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-4041. www.cmseniorcen ters.org
Event includes hula demonstrations and lessons, food, games, raffles, prizes and a bake sale.
Mooresville Christian Women's Club Luncheon
11:30 a.m. Aug. 20. $11. Evelyn 704-799-0035; Shirley 704-663-1840; or chefmissy@winds. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmoores ville.com
The theme is “Helping Hand.” Valarie Chamberlin will talk about the work being done at Mooresville Christian Mission. The inspirational speaker will be Tempe Brown of Greenville. Brown is a former jazz singer with her own band. R.S.V.P by today.
Hunter Safety Class
5 p.m. Aug. 20; 5 p.m. Aug. 21. Free. 704-664-5561. National Guard Armory, 720 N. Broad Street, Mooresville.
This class is required for anyone who has not previously had a hunting license in this state. Attendance is required both days in order to receive a certificate. No minimum age requirement or pre-registration required.
LKN Chamber PowerLuncheon with Mecklenburg County Commissioners Chairman Jennifer Roberts
12 p.m. Aug. 21. Lake Norman Chamber Of Commerce, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.
Luncheon held at NorthStone Country Club.
Outdoor Summer Safety
2 p.m. Aug. 21. Iredell Senior Center, 344 E. Front St., Statesville. 704-873-8568.
Come learn how to avoid pesky insects and critters that may carry disease, what to do if you are exposed, and how to avoid heat exhaustion and stroke. Register by Aug.18.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas August Public Blood Drives
3 p.m. Aug. 21. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us. YMCA of Greater Charlotte (Lowe's YMCA), 170 Joe Knox Blvd., Mooresville. 704-716-4000. www.ymcacharlotte.org/lowes/ lowes.aspx
More public drives can be found by logging on to the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Web site.
Huntersville Elementary School Open House
4 p.m. Aug. 21. Huntersville Elementary School, 200 Gilead Road, Huntersville.
Students will have the opportunity to visit their classrooms and meet their teachers. Planners are required for students in grades 1-5 and will be for sale for $8. The Spirit Store will also be open.
Brad Baity Scholarship Benefit Picnic
5 p.m. Aug. 21. $6 per adult, $5 per child. Chris Baker 704-806-8143. Carrigan Farms Rock Quarry, off of N.C. 115, Mooresville.
Help raise money for a scholarship honoring Brad Baity, who lost his life while battling the S.C. furniture warehouse fire in 2007. The scholarship will be presented to a Mooresville student.
August Divorce Recovery Workshops
6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Community in Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Dr., Cornelius. 704-892-0120.
LKN Chamber Focus Friday on the Catawba River Water Management
8 a.m. Aug. 22. Lake Norman Chamber Of Commerce, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.
7th Annual Statesville Country Club Jr. Futures
12 p.m. Aug. 22. Statesville Country Club, 635 Deauville Road, Statesville.
Cotton Ketchie Arts Festival
6 p.m. Aug. 22; 10 a.m. Aug. 23. Free. www.cottonketchieartsfestival.com. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmooresville.com
Arts gala on Aug. 22 to feature meet-and-greet with artists and live music. Cost is $50. The free indoor festival on Aug. 23 to feature bands, artists, children's events and food. Proceeds to benefit the Exchange Club's Stop Child Abuse Now program.
Revonda Roberts & Harvest Wind Release Party
7 p.m. Aug. 22. Homesley, Goodman & Wingo, PLLC, 330 South Main St., Mooresville.
Revonda Roberts and Harvest Wind have just completed their latest recording, titled Still Water. It is the third project that they have produced with Nelson McSwain and their first on the new label, C and L Entertainment.
ClubFX Teen Night
7:30 p.m. Fridays. $10. ClubFX & Backstretch Grill, 243 Overhill Drive, Mooresville. 800-409-1915. www.clubfx .com
8 p.m. Aug. 22. 704-892-1296. Lingle Chapel, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org
Young sopranos Jenny Giduz and Annie Rhodes will sing opera and Broadway songs in a free public vocal recital.
The King Bees
10 p.m. Aug. 22. 704-892-6904. Irish Cue, 19501 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-6904.