Lake Norman & Mooresville

Biggest cheese, Cornelius concert series and more!

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June 9

New Art Exhibit by Joyce Wynes:

New Works by Joyce Wynes, a solo exhibition of her paintings, will be showing at Artworks on Main, 165 N. Main St., Mooresville, through July 7. Join the artist at the opening reception 6-9 p.m. June 11; www.wynesdesynes.com.

Levering Orchards:

Pick cherries from trees in Blue Ridge Mountains. Stop in Mount Airy for lunch and walk through downtown area before returning home. 9 a.m. $15. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.ci.davidson.nc.us.

"Charcoal Cities: Drawings of People and Places":

Exhibition of drawings and mixed-media works on paper by Isaac Payne, exploring our relationship to modern land/cityscape and metaphorical language of images. Free. 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and noon Saturdays and Sundays through June 24. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.

American Watercolor Society Travel Exhibition:

Forty original paintings, including 20 medal winners, on exhibit through June 27; Mooresville is the only stop in the South for the exhibition, which opened in New York City. Twenty of the paintings are the medal winners. Mooresville Artist Guild Depot Visual Arts Center. 704-677-4284.

June 10

Peace Corps Info Session in Charlotte:

The Peace Corps It will challenge your spirit, test your ingenuity, and alter your idea of what "changing the world" is all about. If you are ready to make a world of difference, then join the Peace Corps. Learn more at this information session!. 6:30 p.m. June 10. Rei, 9755 Northlake Centre Pkwy., Charlotte.

The Biggest Cheese in Town:

Wine and cheese party 6 p.m. to open competition to benefit Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. Each of 15 nominees from Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville has pledged $1,000 to the homebuilding nonprofit. Nominee who raises the most money will be crowned "Biggest Cheese in Town." 6 p.m., Waterford Hall, Galway Hooker. $20 per person at the door, or register in advance at www.ourtownshabitat.org and click "Donate Now." www.ourtownshabitat.org. 704-896-8957 ext 1105.

Join Community Band:

Area musicians invited to participate in summer season of Piedmont Prime Time Community Band. Rehearsals 7 p.m. June 10, 17, 24, fellowship hall, Blackwelder Park Baptist Church, Main Street, Kannapolis. Concert 7:30 p.m. June 25, Village Park Amphitheatre, as prelude to "Movies in the Park." For adults who can read music; high school students accepted under special consideration. Band accepts players of flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba or percussion. No audition necessary. Band director Jon Hutchinson, 704-425-3508, or band president Krickit Shoemaker, 704-932-9438.

June 11

Jason Boland & The Stragglers:

Hard-charging, rootsy brew of country and rock. 9 p.m. $12. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

"Show Me The Money" Book Signing Party:

Chia-Li Chien celebrates release of her book "Show Me the Money: Run Your Business Like a Prosperous Investor" and kicks off her U.S. book tour. Chinese appetizers. Cash bar available. For every 10 autographed books purchased, Chia-Li will donate a copy of her book to a county library in the U.S., with the goal of donating 100 books to libraries. 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 8, House of Taipei, 16500 Northcross Drive, Huntersville. 704-987-7997. RSVP at smtmb.eventbrite.com or 704-706-9618. Books available at online retail sites and at www.ShowMeTheMoneyBook.com. House of Taipei, 16500 Northcross Drive, Huntersville. 704-987-7997. www.citysearch.com.

June 12

Classic Car Show:

Tuner cars, trucks, late-model cars, motorcycles. Trophies awarded at 1 p.m. for Best in Show, Most Unique, Most Possibilities. Attendees determine winners. Door prizes, food and drinks, oldies music. Silent auction 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Details: Tom Garchek, sewnag@windstream.net. 9 a.m. Registration $15. Lake Norman Lutheran Church, 1445 N.C. 16 N., Denver. 704-662-0038 or 704-369-3156.

Cornelius Concert Series: Testify Concert:

Testify, traveling 140-member nondenominational group of teenagers, uses choreographed musical drama; represents 35 Mooresville-area churches. 7 p.m. Free. Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. 704-892-8566. www.mtzionumc.net.

Night of the Blues:

Mac Arnold Plate Full O' Blues (11 p.m.), Blonde Blues (9:45 p.m.); WSNB (8:30 p.m.). $15. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

Davidson Farmer's Market:

Producer-only, year-round market features more than 30 local producers, wide variety of locally grown vegetables and fruits, meats, eggs, honey, dairy, fresh flowers, baked goods, soaps, crafts. Themed market days, guest chef cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, educational activities planned throughout season. 8 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 18. Davidson Farmer's Market, downtown Davidson. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.

"Salute to the Troops" on Lake Norman:

More than 400 soldiers from four Carolinas bases expected at Lake Norman for free two-hour cruise on a 100-foot boat, a tour of the Michael Waltrip Racing shop and other events. Cheer on the troops before they go overseas. 9 a.m. Free. Championship Yacht Charters, Midtown Sundries Dock, 18655 Harborside Drive, Cornelius. 704-905-1495. www.cYcLakeNorman.com.

Meet the Keeper at Raptor Center

Meet the Keeper program 2 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-6521, www.carolinaraptorcenter.org.

June 13

Meet the Keeper at Raptor Center

Meet the Keeper program 2 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-6521, www.carolinaraptorcenter.org.

June 14

Davidson Summer Camp Openings:

Preschool camps: "Pirate" for ages 4-6; "Princess" for ages 4-6; "Sand and Sea" for 3-year-olds; and "Pre-Piano Presto Camp" for ages 4-6 and 7-11. Register online at www.ci.davidson.nc.us or call 704-892-3349.

Understanding Investment Risk:

Free United Family Services session on importance of understanding investment risk. Learn to identify types of risk, between risk and return, how to manage risk balance and risk return. Jennifer Ziegler, certified financial planner with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, to lead session. 6:30-8 p.m. June 14-15. Registration: 704-655-8745. UFS North Mecklenburg Regional Office, 9624 Bailey Road, Suite 290, Cornelius.

Comedy by Tommy Davidson:

Impressionist Tommy Davidson at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone and Galway Hooker, Kenton Drive, Cornelius, one night only 7:30 p.m. Tickets $22.50, www.lkncomedyzone.com/lkncomedy/index.cfm/upcoming-shows/events-spotlight, go to upcoming shows. 704-895-1782

June 16

Bridge Festival:

Audrey Grant, international bridge teacher, author, TV host and expert player, to host two-day festival. Sponsored by Cornelius Department of Parks Arts Recreation and Culture and Lake Norman Bridge Center. Hands-on workshop open to public; reservations required. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 16-17. Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. E.B. Dyer, 704-947-1876.

Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series:

"Imagine That" 8:30 p.m. showing at Smithville Park, Catawba Avenue, Cornelius. 704-892-6031.

June 17

"Oklahoma!":

Davidson Community Players to open classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. Ages 8 and up. 8 p.m. June 17-19 and 24-26; 2 p.m. June 20 and 26. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. Tickets $15-$22. Reservations: 704-892-7918 or www.carolinatix.org.

June 18

Concerts on the Green:

6 p.m. at Davidson Village Green, downtown Davidson, 704-892-7591.

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