Lake Norman & Mooresville

Christmas tours, musicals and more!

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Dec. 8

Christmas Tours In December:

See the Latta Plantation decorated for a 19th-century North Carolina Christmas. House tours will talk about period Christmas traditions and Christmas on the plantation. Visitors can warm up in the Visitor Center and make a Christmas craft. There will be several areas set up around the plantation for family Christmas photos.$7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students, ages 5 and younger free. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.

$500 CCC Gift certificate in Exchange for Toy Donations:

Now thru Dec. 31, if you donate a toy for Lincoln County Marine Corps Toys 4 Tots Foundation at Cason Chiropractic Center, we'll give you a $500 CCC Gift certificate good for a free consultation, examination, X-rays (if needed), report of findings, diet and nutritional assessment and gait analysis. 7 a.m. Toy Donations. 980-229-5256. www.CasonChiropracticCenter.com. Cason Chiropractic Center, 7476 Waterside Loop Road Suite 300, Denver. 704-820-0147. www.CasonChiropracticCenter.com.

Yoga for Everybody:

Join us for a gentle but invigorating yoga class designed for all body types. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. $30. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org/d-recs/Start/Start.asp?SCheck=747813057&SDT=39645.5905058218

A Home school Christmas at Latta Plantation:

A 19th-century Christmas celebration set aside for home school and other families. Admission is $5 per person, ages 4 and younger free. 12 p.m. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.

Jazz Combo and Jazz Quartet:

The Davidson College Jazz Combo and the Davidson College Jazz Quartet present a fall recital. Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center. 7:30 p.m. Free. 704-894-2848. Davidson College's Tyler-Tallman Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidson.edu.

Healing Through Movement Fitness Class:

Therapeutic based movement class for those with cancer or chronic illness. 8 a.m. $40 per month. 704-765-5043. Healing Through Movement, 400-E North Harbor Place, Davidson. 704-765-5043. www.healingthroughmovement.net.

Group and private Spanish classes for children and adults/Tutors:

Instructor: Abigayl Pansini, a native Spanish speaker with an MBA who has been teaching Spanish at different schools in the Lake Norman area for several years. 10 a.m. 704-360-4599; cell: 754-224-1150. Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Lake Norman. www.LakeNormanLanguageAcademy.com.

A Few of My Favorite Things:

We asked each Green Rice Gallery artist to bring us a few of their favorite pieces and tell us why these works mean so much to them. 11 a.m. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.

Strengthen and Stretch with Nolynn:

This 30-minute exercise class is geared to seniors wishing to increase muscular strength and flexibility, as well as incorporate meditation. Registration required. Four week session October and three week session November and December. 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8; 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15. Four week session $20; three week session $15. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704/892-3349. www.d-recs.org/d-recs

Mind, Body, Spirit Yoga:

Mind, Body, Spirit Yoga on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 4 p.m. $40 per month unlimited classes. Healing Through Movement, 400-E North Harbor Place, Davidson. 704-765-5043. www.healingthroughmovement.net.

Trivia Night at The Wine Room:

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night at The Wine Room at Afton Village. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive NW, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Glenn Beck Encore: Broke:

7:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Dec. 9

Healing Through Movement Fitness Class:

Therapeutic based movement class for those with cancer or chronic illness. 10 a.m. $40 per month. Healing Through Movement, 400-E North Harbor Place, Davidson. 704-765-5043. www.healingthroughmovement.net.

Martial Arts with Sensei Joe Martin:

Tai Chi - through Dec. 16 (half a month). Registration required. $37.50. Meets twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday. 6:30 p.m. Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org.

Dec. 10

Healing Through Movement Fitness Class:

Therapeutic based movement class for those with cancer or chronic illness. 8 a.m. $40 per month. Healing Through Movement, 400-E North Harbor Place, Davidson. 704-765-5043. www.healingthroughmovement.net.

McKinney Academy Kids Performing at Barnes and Noble Birkdale:

The children of McKinney Academy sing a collection of holiday songs in Barnes and Noble. 5:30 p.m. Free. 704-895-9664. mckinneyacademy.com. Barnes & Noble, 8725 Townley Road, Huntersville. 704-895-8855. storelocator.barnesandnoble.com.

The Carolina Christmas Spectacular:

The Carolina Christmas Spectacular brings its incredible show to Concord. Tickets are $25 a person for all Dinner Theater Performances, and $10 for adults and $5 for children for the "show only" performance on Dec. 12. Tickets may be purchased online at www.thespectacular.org or the ticket box office Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 220 George W. Liles Parkway, Concord. Doors open at 6 p.m.. Show starts at 6:30 p.m. 704-707-1154.

Christmas Musical - "Our King Has Come":

This is the story of how God brought his kingdom to Earth that day. 7 p.m. Free. Independence Hill Baptist Church, 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville. 704-596-2124. www.independencehill.org.

"A Christmas Story":

"A Christmas Story," by Philip Grecian. Armour Street Theatre, ages 8 and older. Tickets: $15-$18

Based on the motion picture "A Christmas Story," written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clarkwww.davidsoncommunityplayers.org. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Carolina Chocolate Drops:

Durham black string and folk resurrectionists the Carolina Chocolate Drops recently released their third studio album, "Genuine Negro Jig," their first with a major studio. Concert on the Main Stage. 8 p.m. Dec. 10. $17, $3. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

Dec. 11

Bowling For Food Tournament:

The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg will host its annual Bowling for Food Tournament 11:30-2:30 p.m., Northcross Lanes, 16317 Statesville Road, Huntersville. Entry fee is $50 per team, with six bowlers per team. Individual bowlers are encouraged to participate and will be assigned to a team. Each bowler is asked to bring $20 worth of canned, non-perishable food for a $20 Food Lion gift card to benefit families in need as part of the North Meck Rotary's Christmas project. Register online for the event at www.northmeckrotary.org or contact 704-896-8461 or 704-892-2132.

Ryan Newman Foundation Fifth Annual Charity Fishing Tournament:

Fish with some of the top NASCAR drivers for great prizes, all for a great cause. 7 a.m. ryannewmanfoundation.org. Blythe Landing Park, Highway 73, Cornelius.

The Metropolitan Opera: "Don Carlo":

Don Carlo falls in love with Elisabeth, who is betrothed to his father. 12:30 p.m. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Emergency Preparedness Seminar:

The North Carolina Ranger Corps, a nonprofit emergency preparedness organization, is conducting the Dare To Prepare, Emergency Preparedness Seminar at the Mountain Island Library; it will focus on the basics of emergency preparedness to help citizens of Mecklenburg County plan for a natural or man-made disaster. RSVP at www.meetup.com/North-Carolina-Ranger-Corps. 3 p.m. Free. 704-582-1462. www.ncrangers.org. Mountain Island, 4420 Howt Galvin Way, Charlotte. 704-416-5700. www.plcmc.org.

Christmas Musical - "Our King Has Come":

This is the story of how God brought his kingdom to Earth that day. 4 p.m. Free. Independence Hill Baptist Church, 10220 Eastfield Road, Huntersville. 704-596-2124. www.independencehill.org.

Live Nativity at Huntersville Presbyterian Church:

Join us for Huntersville Presbyterian Church's annual Live Nativity in conjunction with Christmas in Huntersville. 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Free. Huntersville Presbyterian Church, 201 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6892. www.hpcpatch.org.

Christmas Show:

6 p.m. Free. St. Jude's Mission, 100 Maxwell Ave., Huntersville. www.stjudesmission.org.

Ghost Walk of Davidson:

Historical ghost walk through the beautiful town of Davidson NC. Hear about the ghost of General William Lee Davidson and The Corpse of Chambers Hall, the untimely death of a medical student and his ghost that still remains, along with many more. The tour also includes great deal of the history of town of Davidson. 7 p.m. Dec. 11; 7 p.m. Dec. 17. $10 Adult $5 children 8-12 ,7 and under Free. 704-928-5452. www.ghostwalknc.com. In Front Of Soda Shop, 103 S. Main st, Davidson.

Doc Watson:

Along with renowned flatpicker Jack Lawrence. This is a seated show; all ticketholders are guaranteed a seat at the Main Stage. 8 p.m. $32-$3.50. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

Dec. 12

A.S.O.T.T Prefo:

"A Sign Of The Times" Big Band, R&B, Jazz sounds. 7 p.m. Savoy 2002, 3930 Brookshire Blvd., Charlotte. 704-394-5505.

Dec. 14

Homeland Security and Terrorism

The North Mecklenburg Republican Women welcome Hal Weatherman as keynote speaker at NorthStone Club, 15801 NorthStone Drive, Huntersville. He will speak on Homeland Security and Terrorism. Weatherman has served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick for 11 years. Tickets $20 by reservation and can be made by emailing nomeckrw@gmail.com Registration begins at 6 p.m., buffet dinner at 6:45 p.m.; the event is open to the public.

Tuesday Wine Tastings:

Every Tuesday The Wine Room hosts a fun, casual wine tasting; wines are 10 percent off if purchased that night, 15 percent for a mixed or solid case purchase. 7:30 p.m. $10. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive NW, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Open Mic Poetry at Its best with Touch:

This is the best place for a new poet to perform. The crowd is attentive and the poets are always there to support our newest poets. 9 p.m. Wine Up, 3306 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. 704-372-2633. www.wine-up.com.

Dec. 15

Yoga for Everybody:

Join us for a gentle but invigorating yoga class designed for all body types. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. $30. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org/d-recs/Start/Start.asp?SCheck=747813057&SDT=39645.5905058218

Strengthen and Stretch with Nolynn:

This 30-minute exercise class is geared to seniors wishing to increase muscular strength and flexibility, as well as incorporate meditation. Registration required for the three week session . 11:30 a.m. Dec. 15. $15. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org/d-recs/Start/Start.asp?SCheck=747813057&SDT=39645.5905058218.

All Arts Market:

Come see Santa and more than 80 of your favorite local artists from 6-10 p.m. at Neighborhood Theatre, Wednesday and Thursday. Music by The Winterlings. 6 p.m. www.nodarioty.org. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.

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