Lake Norman & Mooresville

'Oklahoma,' tennis lessons and more!

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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" (PG). 8:30 p.m. showing at Smithville Park, Catawba Avenue, Cornelius. 704-892-6031.

Art Exhibit by Joyce Wynes:

"New Works by Joyce Wynes," solo exhibition of her paintings, at Artworks on Main, 165 N. Main St., Mooresville, through July 7. or

"Charcoal Cities: Drawings of People and Places":

Exhibition of drawings and mixed-media works on paper by Isaac Payne. 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.

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.

Swing Dance Lessons:

Presented by Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department. Richard Kipe and Valarie Jaimes, members of Charlotte Swing Dance Society, teach participants steps of East Coast Swing. Wednesdays June 16-Aug. 4. Beginners 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Intermediates 7:45-8:45 p.m., Bailey Road Recreation Center (Bailey Middle School), 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. $50 for Cornelius residents, $58 for others. To register or for details: Cornelius PARC Department, 704-892-6031 ext. 160; Registration:

June 17


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

June 18

CrownTown Showdown Showcase Free Music Night:

Six acts selected from all genres. Each artist performs up to 25 minutes. Bands to be announced. 8 p.m. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298.

Concerts on the Green:

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

June 19

Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series:

"Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" (PG). 8:30 p.m. Torrence Chapel Park, Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius. 704-892-6031.

Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show:

Wide variety of beads in one easy shopping location. Exhibitors from across the U.S. semi-precious and precious gemstone beads; seed beads; handmade glass beads; pearls; exotic beads; tools. 10 a.m. June 19-20. $5 June 19; $4 June 20. Metrolina Expo Trade Center, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 888-729-6904.

Fire Starting Workshop:

Learn basics of primitive fire building. Covers starting fires with friction, flint and steel, and magnifying glasses. Participants will also make char cloth, receive fire starting kit. $30 per person. Registration required. Ages 16 and older; those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Register at 10 a.m. $30. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312.

Author Meet and Greet/Book Signing:

Author Skyy Banks will read and signing copies of her debut novel Soul on Fire, an exploration of abuse and the consequences of self-hatred and self-destructive behavior. 3 p.m. RealEyes Bookstore, 3306 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. 704-377-8989.

Davidson Farmer's Market:

Producer-only, year-round market features more than 30 local producers, wide variety of local vegetables and fruits, meats, eggs, honey, dairy, fresh flowers, baked goods, soaps, crafts. 8 a.m. Saturdays through Sept. 18. Davidson Farmer's Market, downtown Davidson.

Gardening and Composting Super Saturday:

Composting demonstrations, presentation on organic gardening, instruction on how to make a butterfly garden. All families receive information packet and goodie bag. Guests also can watch movie on butterflies and moths, walk EnergyExplorium's nature trail, participate in a make-your-own-butterfly activity. RSVP by calling 980-875-5600, option 1. 1 p.m. Free. McGuire Nuclear Station - EnergyExplorium, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville. 800-777-0003.

June 21

Charlotte Mecklenburg Senior Centers Golf Classic:

Sponsorships available; sponsors receive recognition on course, in PR materials and printed event program. 8 a.m. Individual golfer $100; foursome $400. Pine Island Country Club, 1701 Stoneyridge Drive, Charlotte. 704-817-5473.

Youth Tennis Lessons:

Quick Start Tennis: June 21-July 27; Aug. 9-Sept. 21; or Oct. 4-Nov. 9. Ages 3-5, 6-6:30 p.m. Mondays or Tuesdays. Ages 6-8, 6:30-7 p.m. Mondays or Tuesdays. Ages 9-12, 7-7:45 p.m. Mondays. Holbrook Park. $65 for Huntersville residents, $75 for others.

Advanced/Beginner Instruction: For ages 9-12 with prior knowledge of the game and ability to perform all basic strokes. 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays June 22-July 27, Aug. 10-Sept. 21 or Oct. 5-Nov. 9, Holbrook Park. $65 for Huntersville residents, $75 for others.

Details: Huntersville Park and Recreation, 704-766-2220;

Archaeology Camp:

Presented by Lincoln County Historical Association. Hands-on camp focuses on field archaeology, excavation techniques including grid and unit placement, excavation, artifact recovery and processing. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21-25. Historic Woodside Plantation. $60 per child. Limited to nine campers in eighth and ninth grades. 704-748-9090 or

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

3 p.m. June 21, Walgreens, 1114 Brawley School Road, Mooresville.

June 22

"Resilience" - Presenting Artists of Urban Ministry Center's ArtWorks945 Program:

Lake Norman Art League Gallery to host exhibit of artists' work from ArtWorks945, a program of the Urban Ministry Center made up of Charlotte artists who struggle with homelessness and urban poverty. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. June 25. Live music and readings from several ArtWorks945 poets. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays through July 9. Free. Lake Norman Art League Gallery, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-926-0618.

Modest is Hottest Fashion Camp:

Four-day Image and Fashion Camp for girls and teens. National speaker and author Shari Braendel of Proverbs 31 Ministries. 12 hours of personal instruction from certified image consultants; color analysis and your own set of color swatches; gift bag from Clinique; hands-on shopping. Campers to be invited back as models for the Dillard's Back to School Fashion Show in August. Fifth through eighth grades 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; ninth through 12th grades 2-5 p.m. $247. Dillard's, 7535 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte. 704-605-3421.

Live Music by Scott Munns Duo:

9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius. 704-892-9195.

June 23

Mooresville Executive Men's Organization:

Discussion of business solutions, personal growth. 7:30-9 a.m. fourth Wednesday of each month. Breakfast $5 for Mooresville-Statesville-Iredell Chamber of Commerce members, $15 for others. Hilton Garden Inn-Mooresville, 159 Gateway Blvd. (off I-77 Exit 33), Mooresville. 704-664-3898.

Adult Tennis Lessons:

Dr. James Brown, instructor. Ages 16 and older. 6-7 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays. June 23-July 28; Aug. 11-Sept. 22; or Oct. 6-Nov. 10. Holbrook Park. $75 for Huntersville residents, $85 for others. 704-766-2220.

June 24

Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series:

"Planet 51" (PG). 8:30 p.m. Gazebo, Jetton Village, off Jetton Road at West Catawba Avenue, Cornelius. 704-892-6031.

June 25

Charlotte Symphony in Huntersville:

Charlotte Symphony Concert. 8:15 p.m. EnergyExplorium, N.C. 73. 980-875-5600.

Music on Main: The Tim Clark Band:

Variety band plays beach, dance and rock hits. Bring blanket. 6:30 p.m. Mooresville Town Hall lawn, 413 N. Main St., Mooresville.

Movies in the Park:

"Astro Boy" 9 p.m. North Mecklenburg Park, off N.C. 115, Huntersville. 704-464-2400.

Live Music by Cravin Melon:

5 p.m. Rock jam band from Greenville, S.C. Free. Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius. .

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

11:30 a.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.

Michael Jackson's "This is It":

Family-friendly movie event. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, snacks. 8:30 p.m. Free. Bellingham Park, 1600 Bellingham Drive, Mooresville. .

June 30

Business workshop:

6 p.m. "Starting a business," Writing a business plan, financing, legal issues, marketing and insurance. Moore Creative Inc., 9820 Northcross Road, across from Chick-Fil-A at Exit 25.

directions.aspx. RSVP to Matt Burkinshaw at 704-399-8708 or