Lake Norman & Mooresville

Woof'n and Hoof'n Fall Festival, Maize Maze and more!

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Sept. 9

Poetry Reading:

Reading from "Here Bullet": Soldier-poet Brian Turner, who was an infantry team leader in Iraq, will read from his collection, "Here, Bullet." The book won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award. Free. 7:30 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall. A book signing will follow. Duke Family Performance Hall, Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2140.

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.

Thursday's Treats for Diabetes

Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln is offering Thursday's Treats for Diabetes at 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Topic: exercise alternatives. Free class is in the CMC-Lincoln Medical Plaza Dogwood Room (building next to the new hospital at 433 McAlister Road, Lincolnton. Details: 980-212-6037.

Sept. 10

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze 2010:

See how fast you can find your way out of the seven-acre corn maze while searching for the 12 map pieces. Music and food will also be available. Visit the website for advance tickets, times and special activities. Weekends through Oct. 8. Ages 13 and older, $10; ages 5-12, $7; ages 4 and under, free. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. www.ruralhill.net.

Party on the Porch:

Live music. 6 p.m. Campania Cafe & Trattoria, 416 S. Main St., Davidson. www.campaniacafe.com.

Sept. 11

Davidson Farmer's Market:

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

Wildlife Surf & Turf Festival:

Family-oriented festival with food, entertainment and animal educational display. Beer and wine will be served for donations. A golf cart and autographed NASCAR memorabilia will be among items auctioned. Advance reservations are required. 5 p.m. $30 for adults, $15 for ages 7-12, free for 6 and under. Stutts Marina, 571 Stutts Road, Mooresville. www.lakenormawildlife.org.

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze 2010:

See how fast you can find your way out of the seven-acre corn maze while searching for the 12 map pieces. Music and food will also be available. Visit the website for advance tickets, times and special activities. Weekends through Oct. 8. Ages 13 and older, $10; ages 5-12, $7; ages 4 and under, free. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. www.ruralhill.net.

Free Prostate Cancer Screening:

9 a.m. Free. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.

Sept. 12

Woof'n and Hoof'n Fall Festival:

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Dog event features an agility course set up to try your dog on throughout the day with the dog show will be at 4 p.m. Classes are $1 each and there will be a prize for the winners. The festival will include an equestrian poker ride, a cutest cowboy and cowgirl contest for kids. The poker ride costs $20-$25. Proceeds to benefit the care of foster dogs at S.A.F.E. Animal Haven and horses of the U.S. Equine Rescue League. Free. Latta Plantation's Equestrian Center, 6201 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: 704-651-1831 or woofnandhoofn.webs.com.

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze 2010:

See how fast you can find your way out of the seven-acre corn maze while searching for the 12 map pieces. Music and food will also be available. Visit the website for advance tickets, times and special activities. Weekends through Oct. 8. Ages 13 and older, $10; ages 5-12, $7; ages 4 and under, free. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. www.ruralhill.net.

Community Fest:

Join Our Towns Habitat for Humanity for this yard sale, farmer's market, business expo and kids' fest. Spaces are available to rent. 8 a.m. Free. Yard sale tables $10; business tables $20. Our Towns Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 20414 N. Main St., Cornelius. 704-896-8957 ext. 1105. www.ourtownshabitat.org.

Sept. 13

Musical Interludes:

Free lunchtime concert. Historical keyboardist Henry Lebedinsky will present a program titled "The Birth of Russian Keyboard Music." 12:30 p.m. Free. Davidson College's Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road. Davidson. www3.davidson.edu.

Lake Norman Art League:

September member meeting, 7-9 p.m. Free to members. Non-members, $5 donation . Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Suite 101, Cornelius. Featuring a demonstration by the nationally recognized artist Dee Beard Dean. Details: info@LKNArt.org or 704.620.4450. www.lknart.org.

Sept. 14

Davidson College hosts:

Artist Lecture: Lecture by Ewan Gibbs, whose exhibition is on view in the Belk Visual Arts Center through Oct. 6. 7 p.m. Free. Semans Lecture Hall in the Belk Visual Arts Center, 300 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2344.

Intro to Magazine Writing:

10 a.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 19. $110. www.jodihelmer.com. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. www.warehousepac.com.

Sept. 16

Davidson College hosts:

Ethics lecture by Harvard Divinity School Professor Harvey Cox will present a lecture titled "Jews, Christians and Muslims: Religious Dimensions of Peace-Making in the Middle East" in the Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building. 7 p.m. Free. Chambers Building, Hance Auditorium, 220 D Road, Davidson. 704-894-2095.

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.

Sept. 17

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze 2010:

See how fast you can find your way out of the seven-acre corn maze while searching for the 12 map pieces. Music and food will also be available. Visit the website for advance tickets, times and special activities. Weekends through Oct. 8. Ages 13 and older, $10; ages 5-12, $7; ages 4 and under, free. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. www.ruralhill.net.

Sept. 18

Country Music in the Park:

Free concert. Gates open 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius. Fireworks follow performance by the David Michael Band, which begins 6:30 p.m. Concessions and children's activities available. Free parking is available at the park and at Bailey Middle School. www.corneliuspr.org.

2nd Annual Charlotte Area Farm Tour:

Know Your Farms second annual Charlotte Area Farm Tour featuring 27 local farms. Self-guided. To take the tour, get a map and purchase a vehicle pass: www.knowyourfarms.com. 1:30 p.m. $25-30. Davidson Town Green, 119 S. Main St., Davidson.

Cornelius Veterans Monument Poker Run:

The American Legion Post 86 is holding a Poker Run to help raise money to build a Veterans Monument in Cornelius. 8 a.m. $20 per bike/car (driver); $10 per additional passenger; $10 for additional poker hand. Mac's Speed Shop, 19602 Liverpool Parkway, Cornelius. www.cornelius.org.

Davidson Lands Conservancy Green Day Run for Green:

Davidson Green Day Festival on the Village Green will feature exhibits, displays, vendors, kids activities and music. Activities promote ways to save money and natural resources at home and in the community. The Davidson Lands Conservancy annual road race kicks off the day with 5K, 10K and half-marathon races. 9 a.m. Davidson Village Green, corner of Main Street and Davidson/Concord Road, Davidson. downtowndavidson.org

Healthy Snack Day:

Snack information: 1-4 p.m. Free. Join local practitioners, chefs, store staff and manufacturer reps in food demonstrations, classes and lectures on everything from gluten free snacks, smoothies and juicing, vegetarian cooking. Free. Healthy Home Market, 261 Griffith St., Davidson. www.healthyhomemkt.com.

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze 2010:

See how fast you can find your way out of the seven-acre corn maze while searching for the 12 map pieces. Music and food will also be available. Visit the website for advance tickets, times and special activities. Weekends through Oct. 8. Ages 13 and older, $10; ages 5-12, $7; ages 4 and under, free. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. www.ruralhill.net.

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