Lake Norman & Mooresville

Blood drive, Avatar and more!

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July 14

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.

Summer Art Camp Student Exhibit:

"Student Creates Exhibit" to display works in various media by students in summer camp run by Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department and the Community Arts Project. Artist reception 6-8 p.m. July 23. Center open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Fridays through Aug. 27. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.

July 15

Business Lunch and Sprint Cup Racing Team Facility Tour:

Free luncheon, followed by free tour of a leading Sprint Cup Series racing team's facility in Mooresville. Free. Intended for business professionals who are decision makers for the support maintenance and hardware procurement for their companies, campuses or medical facilities. Limited to 75 people. RSVP required: call Source Direct, 704-341-8000 or email bweisberg@sourcedirect.com. 11:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Dressler's Restaurant, 8630 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. 704-987-1779. www.sourcedirect.com.

July 16

"Wild, Woolly and Wonderful" Theater Performance:

Davidson Community Players' youth division, The Connie Company, to perform this original play three times at different locations in the Lake Norman area: 7 p.m. July 16, Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius; 11 a.m. June 17, Sherrills Ford Library, Sherrills Ford; 4 p.m. July 18, Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. Each summer the company sponsors a two-week workshop for area teens, ending with an original community production featuring teen actors. Refreshments served. Attendees encouraged to bring pet food for a local shelter. 11 a.m. Sherrills Ford Branch Library, Sherrills Ford. 478-2729.

CBCC Community Blood Drive:

Save local lives by donating blood at a Community Blood Center of the Carolinas blood drive. 2:30 p.m. July 16. Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 20700 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band:

Seven-piece, high-energy band from Asheville encompasses many styles. Bums Lie opens. 9:30 p.m. $12. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com

July 17

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.

Kids Triathlon Series:

Third annual Birkdale Animal Hospital 2010 Kids Triathlon Series allows kids to try one race or all four and change the way they look at playing outside. Online registration at www.SetupEvents.com; go to "other events" and scroll down to "timed only events." 5:45 p.m. July 17. Advance online reservation $15 per race; on-site same-day reservation $25 per race. Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatic Center, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville. 704-766-2222. www.hffa.com.

Free Movie in the Park - "Avatar":

Concessions available. Bring chair or blanket. 8:30 p.m. Free. Bellingham Park, 1600 Bellingham Drive, Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmooresville.com.

July 20

CBCC Community Blood Drive:

Save local lives by donating blood at a Community Blood Center of the Carolinas blood drive. 10 a.m. July 20. Ortho Carolina-Huntersville, 10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 704-972-4700. www.cbcc.us.

Free Family Game Day:

Games in the lounge, featuring one of many unique board and strategy games. Staff will teach you how to play. 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. Free. Spandex City Comic Book Lounge, 3611 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road No. 202, Charlotte. 704-909-7168. www.SpandexCity.com.

Health Care Provider CPR Class:

American Heart Association course is open to the public. Learn CPR; basic skills in recognizing and treating life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims; warning signs of heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children. $40 plus book fee. 6-10 p.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville (off I-77 Exit 33). 704-660-4859. www.LNRMC.com.

July 22

"Noises Off":

Davidson Community Players production of farce by Michael Frayn. July 22-24 and 29-31, 2 p.m. July 24 and Aug. 1. Duke Family Performance Hall. Mature Themes: Ages 14 and up. Tickets $15-$22. Set revolves so audience sees performances of the same play from both the front and backstage. Duke Family Performance Hall, Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2140. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

July 23

Toubab Krewe:

Toubab Krewe's strong Malian flavor peppered with tastes of Caribbean, Jamaican and what the band calls "dirty south" music. 9 p.m. $12. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

July 24

Gold Panning Day:

Learn about Charlotte's gold mining history and pan for gold at miner's cabin. Tour plantation house and grounds, visit outbuildings, farm animals, honeybee exhibit and more. Free with regular site admission. 10 a.m. July 24. Site admission $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior adults, free for ages 5 and under. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.

Jazz, Blues, Cajun and More:

Bam-Jazz to give free concert sponsored by city of Cornelius. Mix of modern jazz and blues as well as contemporary and eclectic sounds.6:15 p.m. Free. Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius. www.corneliuspr.org.

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