Lake Norman & Mooresville

Polaroid art, blood drive and more!

Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on "add to our listings." E-mail photos to stories@newsoflakenorman.com. The print deadline is two weeks in advance of the event date.

Aug. 4

Show of Hand-Manipulated Polaroids:

John Dunlap's photo art will be featured at The Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery, 21 Union St., Suite 200, Concord, through Aug. 21. Dunlap is a nationally-known photo artist who exhibit his hand-manipulated Polaroid art, as well as selected digital and slide images. Contact: Details: Adam Miller, 704-788-2326

Ghost Walk of Davidson:

Historical ghost walk through the beautiful town of Davidson. Hear about the ghost of Gen. William Lee Davidson and The Corpse of Chambers Hall along with many more. Also includes the history of town of Davidson. 7 p.m. daily through mid-November and then by reservation. $10 adult, $5 children 8-12 years, 7 and under free. 704-928-5452. www.ghostwalknc.com. In front of Soda Shop, 103 S. Main St., Davidson.

Choral Academy auditions:

The Choral Academy is scheduling auditions/vocal placement interviews for children and youth (ages 7-20) to participate in three age-based choirs. No preparation is necessary. Rehearsals for fall semester begin on Sept.7. New singers will be accepted through the month of September. All youth in Cabarrus and the surrounding counties are welcome. Each choir meets weekly on Tuesdays through mid-May at Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley St., Concord, to study and perform a broad range of choral literature selected with age and vocal capabilities in mind. Choirs are directed by Gary Shive and accompanied by Lynnette Novobilski. To schedule an audition or for more information: Gary Shive at 704-786-7447 or www.choralacademy.org

"More Than a Game":

Free PG-rated movie offered by Cornelius Parks, Art, Recreation and Culture Department. Shown on inflatable screen. 8:30 p.m. weather permitting (rainout hotline 704-896-2460, Ext. 290). Refreshments available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Smithville Park, 19710 S. Ferry St., Cornelius. 704-765-1450. www.corneliuspr.org.

Ignite Charlotte 1:

Presenters share personal and professional passions using 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds for a total talk time of 5 minutes. Launched in Seattle in 2006, Ignite events have grown around the world. Free (must provide your confirmation printout for entry). 7-9 p.m. (Doors open 6 p.m.) Cash bar. info@ignitecharlotte.com; Twitter: twitter.com/ignitecharlotte. Facebook: www.facebook.com. Web: www.ignitecharlotte.org. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

Aug. 5

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

American Red Cross Blood Drive. 3 p.m. Shearer Presbyterian Church, 684 Presbyterian Road, Mooresville.

Disc Golf Glow League:

8:30 p.m. Fridays disc golf clinics by local pros. All skill levels are welcome and encouraged and materials needed are for sale. $5. Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius. discgolfnews@yahoo.com.

Live Acoustic Music by the Solinski Brothers:

5-8 p.m. Thursdays outdoors. Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius. 704-892-9195. www.therustyrudder.net.

Aug. 6

New farmer's market:

Every Friday through October there will be a farmer's market at the gazebo at Jetton Village 5-8 p.m. featuring produce stands, baked goods with jams and honey, jewelry, herbs and plants, flower bouquets, organic beef, cheese and seafood.

Aug. 7

Davidson Farmer's Market:

Open 8 a.m. Saturdays. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. Davidson Farmer's Market, Downtown Davidson, Davidson.

Aug. 8

Mammal Tales:

Discover the mammals that roam Mecklenburg County: coyotes, bobcats and fox. For ages 5-12. 2 p.m. $3. www.parkrez.co.mecklenburg.nc.us/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?ProcessWait=N&aid=1476. Latta Plantation Nature Center, Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.

Aug. 10

Live Music With Scott Munns Duo:

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

DJ Bob:

DJ BOB will spin your favorite music 10 p.m.-2 a.m. every Tuesday. 704-892-9195. therustyrudder.net. Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius. 704-892-9195.

Free Family Game Day:

Spandex City will teach you how to play board and strategy games 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays. FreeSpandex City Comic Book Lounge, 3611 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road #202, Charlotte. 704-909-7168. www.SpandexCity.com.

Aug. 11

Choral Academy auditions:

The Choral Academy is scheduling auditions/vocal placement interviews for children and youth (ages 7-20) to participate in three age-based choirs. No preparation is necessary. Rehearsals for fall semester begin on Sept.7. New singers will be accepted through the month of September. All youth in Cabarrus and the surrounding counties are welcome. Each choir meets weekly on Tuesdays through mid-May at Calvary Lutheran Church, 950 Bradley St., Concord, to study and perform a broad range of choral literature selected with age and vocal capabilities in mind. Choirs are directed by Gary Shive and accompanied by Lynnette Novobilski.

To schedule an audition or for more information: Gary Shive at 704-786-7447 or www.choralacademy.org.

Aug. 12

Disc Golf Glow League:

8:30 p.m. Fridays disc golf clinics by local pros. All skill levels are welcome and materials needed are for sale. $5. Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Rd., Cornelius. discgolfnews@yahoo.com. 704-728-3212.

Aug. 13

New farmer's market:

Every Friday through October there will be a farmer's market at the gazebo at Jetton Village 5-8 p.m. featuring produce stands, baked goods with james and honey, jewelry, herbs and plants, flower bouquets, organic beef, cheese and seafood.

Movies on Main: "The Blind Side":

Movies on Main Summer Series. Concessions available. Bring a blanket and chair and a friend. 8:30 p.m. Free. Bellingham Park, 1600 Bellingham Drive, Mooresville. www.cmccmooresville.com.

Aug. 14

Davidson Farmer's Market:

Open 8 a.m. Saturdays. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. Davidson Farmer's Market, Downtown Davidson, Davidson.

Gold Panning Day:

Learn about Charlotte's rich gold mining history and pan for gold at the miner's cabin. Visitors can also tour the plantation house and grounds and visit the farm animals and honeybee exhibit. Free with regular site admission. Regular site admission $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students, ages 5 and under free. 10 a.m. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. www.lattaplantation.org.

Leon Russell:

8 p.m. concert. $25. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

Aug. 18

The Original Wailers:

9 p.m. concert. $20. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com

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