Lake Norman & Mooresville

Denver Days, Party on the Porch and more!

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Sept. 29

Denver Days:

The 2010 Denver Days Fall Festival will be held just off N.C. 16 on Triangle Circle, behind the Hotsy Co. building. Admission is free; parking is $5 today and Thursday and then $10. Take in rides and the midway today and tomorrow starting at 4 p.m. Vendors and businesses will move in on Friday, along with the local talent and entertainment. The festival opens 10 a.m. Saturday. The Craig Woolard Band performs 8 p.m. Friday and the General Johnson and Chairmen of the Board 8 p.m. Saturday. Details: www.denverdays.org.

Fall Homeschool Day:

A living history day set aside for homeschoolers and their families to meet colonial soldiers and learn about the American Revolution. 10 a.m. $5 per person, ages 4 and under free. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. www.lattaplantation.org.

African American History Lecture:

Lonnie G. Bunch, founding director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, will speak about "A Call to Remember: The Creation of the National Museum" 4 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson. Free.

Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along Event:

The restored Disney classic, plus a special behind-the-scenes segment with Jordin Sparks. 6:30 p.m. AMC Northlake 14, 7325 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte. www.amctheatres.com.

Ghost Walk of Davidson:

7 p.m. $10 adults; $5 children 8-12 ;7 and under free. In Front Of Soda Shop, 103 S. Main St., Davidson. www.ghostwalknc.com.

Sept. 30

Symphony Orchestra Concert:

A concert by the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra will feature pianist Ruskin Cooper performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. Free. 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Watercolor with Jim Kerr:

Learn various techniques and applications. Registration is required. 9 a.m. Thursdays. $80/month. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson.www.d-recs.org. Political ethics:

A panel discussion on political ethics at 7 p.m. Davidson College political scientists Susan Roberts and Pat Sellers will join attorney and campaign policy consultant Mac McCorkle and Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory to discuss "Ethical Dilemmas in Election Campaigns" in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson. Free.

Disc Golf Glow League:

8:30 p.m. Thursdays 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.

Ghost Walk of Davidson:

7 p.m. $10 adults; $5 children 8-12 ;7 and under free. In Front Of Soda Shop, 103 S. Main St., Davidson. www.ghostwalknc.com.

The Exorcist Director's Cut:

3:57 p.m. AMC Northlake 14, 7325 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte. www.amctheatres.com.

Oct. 1

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. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 11. Ages 13 and older, $10; ages 5-12, $7; ages 4 and under, free. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. www.ruralhill.net.

Healing Through Movement Fitness Class:

Therapeutic movement class for those with cancer or chronic illness. 8 a.m. $40 per month. 7Healing Through Movement, 400-E North Harbor Place, Davidson. www.healingthroughmovement.net.

Ghost Walk of Davidson:

7 p.m. $10 adults; $5 children 8-12 ;7 and under free. In Front Of Soda Shop, 103 S. Main St., Davidson. www.ghostwalknc.com.

Party on the Porch:

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

Life Coaching Group for Moms:

10:30 a.m. Fridays through Oct. 22. $78. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. www.d-recs.org.

Oct. 2

Community Fall Fest and Plant Sale

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Sherrills Ford Branch Library, 8456 Sherrills Ford Road, Sherrills Ford. Games, pumpkin painting, face painting and opportunities to win prizes for children. Adults can browse the book sale offerings. Homemade cakes and cookies. Shagreen Nursery and Arboretum of Shelby will be selling plants for home gardens. Pansies, violas and flowering two-gallon perennials and there will be knowledgeable people on hand to answer fall planting questions.

Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along Event:

The restored Disney classic, plus a special behind-the-scenes segment with Jordin Sparks. 12 p.m. AMC Northlake 14, 7325 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte. www.amctheatres.com

Ghost Walk of Davidson:

7 p.m. $10 adults; $5 children 8-12 ;7 and under free. In Front Of Soda Shop, 103 S. Main St., Davidson. www.ghostwalknc.com.

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze 2010:

Find your way out of the seven-acre corn maze while searching for 12 map pieces. Music and food available. Visit the website for advance tickets, times and special activities. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 11. Ages 13 and older, $10; ages 5-12, $7; ages 4 and under, free. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. www.ruralhill.net.

Davidson Farmer's Market:

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

The Festival for Hope and Housing: Ride, Stride and Taste of Home:

Davidson Housing Coalition invites cyclists, runners and walkers to participate in its annual Festival for Hope and Housing: Ride, Stride and Taste of Home. A 100, 50, and 25K cycling routes will be supported as well as a 5K Family Fun Ride and Stride. All athletic events will conclude at Davidson's Town Green where food, live music, and fun for everyone will be available. $35 for the 25, 50 and 100K routes. 5K Family Fun Ride and Stride: Free for kids 5 and under, $10 for children 6-15, $20 for adults 16 and old. www.davidsonhousing.org.

Lake Norman Leukemia Cup Regatta:

Organizers and sailors are encouraging the public to participate by making monetary donations and attending the awards dinner and silent auction at the Galway Hooker Pub, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius.outriggeryachtclub.org.

20 Year Class Reunion, SIHS Class of 1990:

The South Iredell High School Class of 1990 will celebrate the 20-year class reunion Oct.1-2. Details: 704-618-5900 or e-mail to linlin7@earthlink.net. 7 p.m. $14.95 plus tax. www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=67787885189. Hickory Tavern, 9010 Harris Corners Pkwy., Charlotte.

Oct. 3

A Christmas Story Auditions:

Davidson Community Players announces open auditions for its December 2010 stage adaptation of the classic movie A Christmas Story. 1 p.m. . Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze 2010:

Find your way out of the seven-acre corn maze while searching for the 12 map pieces. Visit the website for advance tickets, times and special activities. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 11. Ages 13 and older, $10; ages 5-12, $7; ages 4 and under, free. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. www.ruralhill.net.

The Gospel of The Beatles:

10:30 a.m. Sundays through Nov. 7. 6521 Denver Industrial Park Road, Denver. Free. Denver Foursquare - Cornerstone Church, 6521 Denver Industrial Park Road, Denver. WWW.DenverFS.org.

Oct. 4

Photography After School "Camp" for Youth:

Learn camera basics including exposure, lighting control, composition, flash and how to be imaginative and creative with your imaging for a different viewpoint. Bring comfortable shoes and your own digital or film camera point-and-shoot. 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Oct. 18. $123. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org.

A Christmas Story Auditions:

Davidson Community Players announces open auditions for its December 2010 stage adaptation of the classic movie A Christmas Story. 7 p.m. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Oct. 6

Italian Wine Tasting:

$15 for five wines served, a small individual appetizer tray. 7 p.m. Campania Café & Trattoria, 416 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-987-5111. www.campaniacafe.com.

Ghost Walk of Davidson:

7 p.m. $10 adults; $5 children 8-12 ;7 and under free. In Front Of Soda Shop, 103 S. Main St., Davidson. www.ghostwalknc.com.

Oct. 7

Watercolor with Jim Kerr:

Learn various techniques and applications. Registration is required. 9 a.m. Thursdays. $80/month. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson.www.d-recs.org.

Disc Golf Glow League:

8:30 p.m. Thursdays 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.

Oct. 8

Healing Through Movement Fitness Class:

Class for those with cancer or chronic illness. 8 a.m. $40 per month. Healing Through Movement, 400-E North Harbor Place, Davidson. www.healingthroughmovement.net.

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