Lake Norman & Mooresville

Fencing, Spanish classes and more!

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Jan. 12

Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition:

The Smith Gallery will feature solo exhibitions showcasing the talents of Davidson College's senior class studio art majors. There is no charge to visit the galleries, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. weekends. Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2520. www.davidson.edu.

Davidson Senior Scholars:

The Davidson Senior Scholars was formed to provide programs that stimulate continual intellectual and cultural growth. Meetings generally consist of a lecture followed by questions and answers. Monthly meetings are 1-2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Parks and Recreation office. Free. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org.

Fencing (Beginners):

Join the Charlotte Fencing Academy to learn about the Olympic sport of fencing. This program is designed for beginner students and will teach the fundamentals. Students will learn basic footwork, blade work and tactics during the six-week session. Proper athletic gear should be worn. 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 16. $105. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson.

Fencing (Intermediate):

Students will learn basic footwork, blade work and tactics during the six week session. Proper athletic gear should be worn. 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 16. $105. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson.

Davidson vs. Furman:

7 p.m. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidson.edu.

Thai Yoga for Wellness:

This class begins with a series of flowing, invigorating yoga poses, moves into long and slow holds and is followed by a short meditation. Bring a yoga mat and oversized blanket to class. Monthly sessions. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays through March 30. $40 January or February, $50 March. 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.

Storytime at Discovery Place KIDS:

Join Discovery Place KIDS for Storytime with a special "Animals in Winter" theme through Jan. 14. We will read "Time to Sleep" by Denise Fleming and "Bear Snores On" by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. Daily at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Free with Museum admission. 704-372-6261. Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 704-372-6261. www.discoveryplaceKIDS.org.

Spanish classes:

We make learning Spanish fun and easy. You will start speaking Spanish day one. Group classes, schools, one-on-one and tutoring with professional native speakers. Spanish classes for children and adults. Lake Norman, Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville and Statesville. 10 a.m. Wednesdays through January. 704-360-4599 or 754-224-1150. www.LakeNormanLanguageAcademy.com.

New Year, New You Coaching:

Join this action-oriented life coaching group and gain the accountability, support and structure needed to set and achieve goals. You will select a project or goal to work on throughout the six weeks. Includes a 30 minute individual session. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 9. $78. 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.

Discovery Place KIDS Puppet Show: Sammy Squirrel's Adventure:

Burrow down with the creatures of the forest for the winter and discover how animals survive during this cold season. The star of the show is the squirrel, with other featured characters including a rabbit, frog, chipmunk, possum and cardinal. 10:45 a.m. Jan. 12-14. Free with Museum Admission. Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 704-372-6261. www.discoveryplaceKIDS.org.

Trivia Night at The Wine Room:

Every Wednesday is Trivia Night at The Wine Room at Afton Village. Test your knowledge of trivia while sipping your favorite wine or cold beer in a casual and fun atmosphere. The winning team gets a free appetizer. 7:30 p.m. Free. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Jan. 13

Weight Loss Challenge:

Join the Lake Norman Nutrition Weight Loss Challenge where people can lose weight, have fun and get rewarded. This community weight loss challenge is a 12-week commitment where participants will be able to break myths about weight loss. The Challenge concludes March 31. Weekly meetings held to weigh-in and discuss various nutrition topics. Ages 14+. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays $45. 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.

Davidson vs. Furman:

7 p.m. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Watercolor with Jim Kerr:

The goal of this course is to provide students with a roadmap to successful watercolor painting which will include: landscapes, seascapes, still life and portraits. Learn various techniques and applications. Sessions run monthly. 9 a.m. Thursdays through March 31. $80; $100 March. 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.

Storytime at Discovery Place KIDS:

Join Discovery Place KIDS for Storytime with a special "Animals in Winter" theme Dec. 17-Jan. 14. We will read "Time to Sleep" by Denise Fleming and "Bear Snores On" by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman. Daily at 9:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Free with museum admission. 704-372-6261. Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 704-372-6261. www.discoveryplaceKIDS.org.

Adult Beginning Piano:

Have fun learning how to play the piano at Lessons On The Lake. The adult beginner will learn how to play familiar songs and learn basic music theory in this program. 10 a.m. Thursdays through Feb. 24. $195. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Lessons on the Lake, 412 Armour St., Davidson.

Discovery Place KIDS Puppet Show:

Burrow down with the creatures of the forest for the winter and discover how animals survive during this cold season. 10:45 Free with museum admission. Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 704-372-6261. www.discoveryplaceKIDS.org.

Martial Arts Afternoon Session:

Tai Chi meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. Registration is required. "Tai Chi for the Living Room" requires only one meter of space and is designed to provide all the benefits of other forms of Tai Chi, but in one-tenth the time and with one-tenth the frustration. Sessions run monthly. 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 24. $75. 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.

Painting Outside the Box with Sanctuary of Davidson owner, Kristen Feighery:

In this class, Kristen Feighery will take one of her most popular pieces: "Folk Art Decoupage Birds on Wood," and break it down step by step, teaching students her own folk art technique. All materials included. 6 p.m. Jan. 13. $85. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-0044. www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com.

Financial Peace University

Make a New Year's resolution to Change your family's financial picture. FPU is a 13-week course that includes practical lessons on eliminating debt, building wealth, giving, preparing household budgets, insurance, investing. There is a fee for the material for this class. Free childcare will be available upon request. E-mail mer@mtzionumc.net to sign up. Today's first lesson "Super Saving" is free to attend, but RSVP is requested. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 7. 704-892-8566. www.mtzionumc.net/Events.asp?ID=1&EID=163#Event163. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. 704-892-8566. www.mtzionumc.net.

Tai Chi:

Requiring only one meter of space, Tai Chi for the Living Room is designed to provide students with all of the benefits of other forms of Tai Chi, but in one-tenth of the time and with one-tenth the frustration.. Monthly sessions. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 24. $75. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson.

Artist Lecture:

Mitch Epstein and Susan Bell will speak about their not-for-profit project What is American Power?, a new campaign that encourages responsible energy production and consumption. The lecture is presented in conjunction with the exhibition: People, Places, Power: Reframing the American Landscape. Semans Lecture Hall of the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center. 7 p.m. Free. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidson.edu.

Adult/Family Kung Fu:

Kung fu has been praised for centuries for its ability to develop people of all ages to gain a better understanding of their potential as their true abilities surface through the time-tested methods of self-awareness and self-defense. Sessions are run by the month. Registration is required. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 24. $75. 704-892-3349. www.d-Recs.org. Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson.

Jan. 14

Blooming Artists Mommy and Me Class with Lori Burton:

During this four week class, former kindergarten teacher, Lori Burton will lead students in exploration of different art mediums and activities. Students will paint, stamp, color and glue themselves silly. 9:30 a.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 28. $40. 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.

Acrylic Painting with Lino Azevedo:

Learn to use acrylics, one of the most versatile, easy to use painting mediums available. Students of all levels will work on individual projects of their choosing, learning techniques to get the results they want. 12 p.m. Jan. 14, 21 and 28$75. 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.

Davidson vs. Chattanooga:

7 p.m. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Jan. 15

Davidson vs. Clarion:

9 a.m. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Davidson vs. Wofford:

7 p.m. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Jan. 16

Davidson vs. Samford:

2 p.m. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Davidson vs. UNCG:

7:30 p.m. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Jan. 17

Fashion Drawing and Design with Gerry McElroy:

Learn to draw the fashion figure; create your own label; design your line of clothing using fabric and storyboards; design a unique t-shirt and plan a wedding. 4:30 p.m. Jan. 17; 4:30 p.m. Jan. 24; 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31; 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7. $110. Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-0044. www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com.

Jan. 18

Zumba with Tonya:

Join Tonya for an hour of calorie-burning, easy-to-follow dance moves. No prior dance skills required. Registration is required. Monthly sessions. 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through March 29. $40 for four-week session; $30 for three-week session; $50 for five-week session. 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.

Line Dancing with Mary:

Join Mary for this low-impact aerobic dance class for everyone. Dances are choreographed to funk, country and Broadway hits. Sessions run monthly. Registration is required. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays March 29. $40 for January or February; $50 for March. 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.

Oil Painting for Beginners to Advanced:

Come learn the basics and learn how to paint like the pros. Material list supplied upon registration. 1 p.m. Jan. 18; 1 p.m. Jan. 25. $100. 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.

Intro To Acrylics For Kids:

From butterflies and bugs to serious landscapes, this workshop is a great introduction to acrylic painting. You budding artist will get a self esteem boost after transforming a blank canvas into a work of art. All supplies included. 4:15 p.m. Jan. 18; 4:15 p.m. Jan. 25. $65. Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main Street, Davidson. 704-892-0044. www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com.

Tuesday Wine Tastings:

Every Tuesday The Wine Room hosts a fun, casual wine tasting. 7:30 p.m. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive NW, Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

John Rosemond speaking at McKinney Academy:

John Rosemond will be speaking at McKinney Academy. He is a family psychologist, best-selling author, nationally syndicated columnist and one of America 's most popular parenting speakers. $15. McKinney Academy, 412 Armour St., Davidson. 704-895-9664. mckinneyacademy.com.

Jan. 19

Davidson vs. Appalachian State:

7 p.m. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Jan. 21

Weekend Health Event:

The Charlotte Family Yoga Center invites the public to attend its Weekend Health event on the daily benefits of acupressure featuring Dr. Glenn Jaffe of Jaffe Chiropractic in Charlotte. 7 p.m. Free. Charlotte Family Yoga Center, 10215 Prosperity Park Drive Suite 210, Charlotte. 704-910-7745. www.charlottefamilyyogacenter.com.

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