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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. www.9820northcross.com/
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Art Exhibit by Joyce Wynes:
Dog Agility Competitions:
Watch dogs race through obstacle courses made up of jumps, seesaws, ramps, weavepoles, tunnels, more. Free. Family friendly. 8 a.m. July 3-4. Charlotte Sports Center, 8626 Hankins Road, Charlotte (near Harris Boulevard and I-77). 828-275-8010. www.carolinapiedmontagility.com.
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. 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.
Cornelius Independence Day Celebration:
Festivities begin 6:30 p.m. with music by Robin Burke and guest Kary Wall featuring hits of the 1970s and '80s. Bring a blanket or chair. Children's activities include rides on trackless train, spin art, more. Food available for purchase. In case of rain some activities will move indoors. Sponsored by Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture Department. Cornelius Town Hall lawn, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-6031 ext. 160. www.corneliuspr.org.
Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series:
"Avatar" (PG-13). 8:30 p.m. Cornelius Town Hall, 21145 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-6031.
Live Music With Scott Munns Duo:
9:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Rd., Cornelius. 704-892-9195. www.therustyrudder.net.
Lisa Rose Open House Dress-Up:
Two hours of fun, frills and food for ages 5 and up. Includes dress-up, photo, dessert tea party and a craft. 10 a.m. $20. Lisa Rose, 21343 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-8100. www.lisarosenc.com.
Victor Wooten Band:
Composer, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and five-time Grammy award winner was voted Bassist of the Year by Bass Player Magazine three times. Josh Phillips Folk Festival opens. 8 p.m. $22. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series:
"The Blind Side" (PG-13). 8:30 p.m. Jetton Village Green, 19710 S. Ferry St., Cornelius. 704-892-6031.
Chatham County Line:
Band with traditional instrumentation is progressive, using bluegrass as a jumping-off point, accessing all that is roots music, mixing gospel, country, rock and pop. 8 p.m. $12. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Mad Tea Party:
10 p.m. $5. Puckett's Farm Equipment, 2740 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte.
Pan for Gold:
Learn about Charlotte's rich gold mining history and pan for gold at the miner's cabin. Tour plantation house and grounds, visit farm animals, see honeybee exhibit, more. Free with regular site admission. 10 a.m. Site admission $6 for adults, $5 for senior adults and students, ages 5 and under free. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Rd., Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
Discover the mammals that roam Mecklenburg County, such as coyotes, bobcats and foxes. Ages: 5-12. 2 p.m. July 11; 2 p.m. Aug. 8. $3. parkrez.co.mecklenburg.nc.us/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N&aid=1476. Latta Plantation Nature Center, Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.
Cornelius Concert Series: St. James Male Chorus:
St. James Male Chorus established at and named for St. James United Methodist Church in Charlotte has more than 40 male voices from nine denominations and 27 churches. 6 p.m. Free. Free-will offering taken. Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. 704-892-8566. www.mtzionumc.net.
"Couch-to-5K Running Plan:"
The Cornelius PARC Department is offering a "Couch-to-5K Running Plan" for participants 18 and up. The six-week program will be held from 7-8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday nights starting July 12. All classes are held at Bailey Middle School Track at 11900 Bailey Road in Cornelius. Registration is $40 per resident and $48 per non-resident. Details: www.corneliuspr.org/thecouch_to_5krunningplan.html.
Free Family Game Day:
Beat the heat by playing games in the lounge at Spandex City. Unique board and strategy games on Tuesday afternoons this summer. Free. 1-3 pm. Tuesdays. Spandex City Comic Book Lounge, 3611 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road No. 202. 704-909-7168. www.SpandexCity.com.
Cornelius Outdoor Cinema:
"The Invention of Lying" (PG-13). 8:30 p.m. Jetton Village Green, 19818 N. Cove Road. 19710 S. Ferry St., Cornelius. 704-892-6031.