Lake Norman & Mooresville

Sheep dog trials, WWII re-enactors and more!

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Nov. 10

Ethics Lecture:

Davidson's Ken Menkhaus, professor of political science, will speak on "Humanitarianism on Trial," discussing the collision of state-building, counter-terrorism, and humanitarian operations from Afghanistan to Somalia. Free. 7 p.m. Nov. 10. 704-894-2095. C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000.

Nov. 11

School Day Out :

Students can learn how to basic cooking skills on their day off from school. Each class allows the kids to explore cooking, kitchen safety, sanitation, and nutrition. Students eat what they create. For ages 6-12; $50 per class. 9 a.m. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. www.d-recs.org.

McKinney Academy Performing Arts Group:

The McKinney Academy Performing Arts Group will present "Thanksgiving Gone Wild" at the New Discovery Place Kids. Free and open to the public. 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11. 704-895-9664. mckinneyacademy.com. Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 704-372-6261. www.discoveryplaceKIDS.org

Warehouse Theater "Women Who Steal":

"Women Who Steal" is a comedy about two not-so-young socialites who discover they have more in common than they thought - Peg's husband. 8 p.m. Nov. 11-13. $20. 704-619-0429. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-859-5930. www.warehousepac.com.

Nov. 12

Interdisciplinary Studies Lecture:

Phia Salter, class of 2005, assistant professor of Psychology and Africana Studies at Texas A&M, will give a lecture titled "Remember Martin, But Don't Forget Malcolm: Representations of Black History Month as Collective Memory." Free. 3 p.m. Nov. 12. 704-894-2385. Chambers Building, Hance Auditorium, 220 D Road, Davidson.

Opera Workshop Production:

The Davidson Opera Theater Workshop will present scenes from Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro" and "Die Zauberflaute," Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore," Rossini's "The Italian Woman in Algiers" and Puccini's "La Boheme." 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12-13. 704-894-2848. Tyler Tallman hall, Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson.

Nov. 13

Sheep dog trials in Rural Hill

More than 100 border collies will compete in working farm dog tasks to earn points. Family activities include the dog sport demo field, inflatables, hayrides, mazes, and the Davidson Family Homestead site. Non-competing dogs are welcomed but must remain leashed. 8 a.m. Nov. 13 and 14. $10 per person ages 13 and older, $7 for children ages 5-12, and children 4 and younger are admitted free. 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. Details: www.ruralhill.net or 704-875-3113.

Carolina Renaissance Festival

The 17th anniversary Carolina Renaissance Festival will be held 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 21 at N.C. 73 and Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville. Advance discount tickets: $18 for adults; $7 for ages 5-12; available at Harris Teeter Stores. Children younger than 5 are free. No pets, free parking, rain or shine. www.royalfaires.com/carolina. 877-896-5544 or 704-896-5544.

Melbourne neighborhood Christmas Show:

Melbourne neighborhood Christmas show. 8 a.m. Nov. 13. Free. Melbourne community clubhouse, 9429 Shepparton Drive, Huntersville.

Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials:

More than 100 border collies will compete in working farm dog tasks to earn points. Family activities include the dog sport demo field, inflatables, hayrides, mazes, and the 1760s Davidson Family Homestead site. 8 a.m. Nov. 13-14. $10 per person ages 13 and older, $7 for children ages 5-12, and children 4 and younger are admitted free. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.

World War II Living History:

World War II re-enactors will be on the grounds at Latta Plantation providing weapons demonstrations, displaying period vehicles, and talking about soldier life. Free with regular site admission. 10 a.m. Nov. 13; 1 p.m. Nov. 14. $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students, ages 5 and younger free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.

Once On This Island:

This original theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the popular fairytale "The Little Mermaid" tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. 1 p.m. Nov. 13, 14, 21; 4 p.m. Nov. 13, 14 20, 21; 7 p.m. Nov. 19. $9. 704-892-7918. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Nov. 14

Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials:

More than 100 Border Collies will compete in working farm dog tasks to earn points. Family activities include the dog sport demo field, inflatables, hayrides, mazes, and the 1760s Davidson Family Homestead site. 8 a.m. Nov. 13 and 14. $10 per person ages 13 and older, $7 for children ages 5-12, and children 4 and younger are admitted free. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.

World War II Living History:

World War II re-enactors will be on the grounds of Latta Plantation providing weapons demonstrations, displaying period vehicles, and talking about soldier life. Free with regular site admission. 10 a.m. Nov. 13; 1 p.m. Nov. 14. $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students, ages 5 and younger free. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Nov. 15

International Studies Lecture:

James Zogby, founder and president of the Arab American Institute and Senior Analyst of the Zogby Poll, will speak about the issues in his new book "Arab Voices: What They are Saying To Us and Why it Matters." 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Free. C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson.

Nov. 16

Faculty Recital:

Cynthia Lawing, artist associate in piano, will perform piano works. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Free. 704-894-2848. Tyler Tallman hall, Sloan Music Center, Davidson College, Davidson.

Nov. 17

Dr. Russ Greenfield at McKinney Academy:

Dr. Russ Greenfield will speak at McKinney Academy. Greenfield is a consultant for Harris Teeter's YourWellness Campaign and is developing outreach projects to make health and wellness accessible for all10 a.m. $15. mckinneyacademy.com. McKinney Academy, 412 Armour St., Davidson. 704-895-9664. mckinneyacademy.com.

Theater Production: Galileo:

The Davidson College Theatre Department will present "Galileo," written by Bertolt Brecht. Recommended for ages 11 and older. Nov. 17, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. in The Barber Theatre in the Cunningham Theatre Center. For tickets call 704-894-2135 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or visit www.davidson.edu. $8 general admission; $5 seniors, faculty, staff; $4 students. 704-894-2912. www.davidson.edu. 310 N. Main St., Davidson.

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