Lake Norman & Mooresville

Yoga, Revolutionary soldiers and more!

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Jan. 19

Thai Yoga for Wellness:

The Thai Yoga Therapy instructor will physically assist students with gentle rocking movements, acupressure and other techniques to help students deepen their stretch. Please 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.

Group and private Spanish classes for children and adults:

We make learning Spanish fun and easy. You'll start speaking Spanish day one. 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. Saturdays through Feb. 4. 704-360-4599 or 754-224-1150. Norman Drive, Mooresville. www.LakeNormanLanguageAcademy.com.

New Year, New You Coaching Group with Kim Bridi:

Join this action-oriented life coaching group and gain the accountability, support and structure needed. You will select a project or goal to work on throughout the six weeks. 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.

Fencing (Beginners):

Join the Charlotte Fencing Academy to learn about the exciting Olympic sport of fencing. Students will learn basic footwork, blade work and tactics during the six week session. 4 p.m. beginners, 5 p.m. intermediate Wednesdays through Feb. 16. $105. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson.

Davidson vs. Appalachian State:

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

Green Jeans Consignment:

Green Jeans is looking for fashionable women and teens to consign their items. We accept gently worn designer clothing, shoes, purses, accessories or jewelry. Volunteer or consign to receive a pass to shop our presale event Feb. 23. Green Jeans Consignment's three-day shopping event Feb. 24-26 7 p.m. daily through Jan. 31.704-351-5082. www.greenjeanssale.com. Kenton Place, 17115 Kenton Drive, Cornelius.

Jan. 20

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.

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.

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 by month. 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.

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 and investing. There is a fee for the material for this class. Free childcare will be available upon request. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. 704-892-8566. www.mtzionumc.net.

Weight Loss Challenge:

Join the Lake Norman Nutrition Weight Loss Challenge where people can lose weight, have fun and get rewarded. The challenge started Jan. 13 and will conclude March 31. Weekly meetings held to weigh in and discuss various nutrition topics. Ages 14+. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through March 31. $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.

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 the time and with one-tenth the frustration. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 24. $75. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson.

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. 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.

Gantz:

Film version of a Japanese manga, followed by an interview with two of its stars. 8 p.m. Jan. 20. AMC Concord Mills 24, 8241 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. 704-643-4262. www.amctheatres.com.

Jan. 21

Mommy and Me Class:

Get ready to get messy with your toddler. During this four week class, former kindergarten teacher Lori Burton will lead students in exploration of different art mediums and activities. 9:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m. Jan. 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.; 12 p.m. Jan. 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.

Weekend Health Event on Acupressure:

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. 704-992-1145. Charlotte Family Yoga Center, 10215 Prosperity Park Drive Suite 210, Charlotte. 704-910-7745. www.charlottefamilyyogacenter.com.

Jan. 22

Revolutionary War Soldier For a Day:

Boys and girls ages 8-12 will be mustered into the British and Patriot armies for a day. This one day camp will take children back in time for a Revolutionary War experience. After learning about soldier life, they will drill, battle, and end the day with a graduation ceremony. 704-875-2312, ext. 305 or mwaisner@lattaplantation.org for information. 10 a.m. $40 per child. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road., Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.

International Yoga Day:

The Charlotte Family Yoga Center invites the public to attend its free International Yoga Day event. Register online or call 704-992-1145. CFYC will feature a Restorative Yoga workshop with Kim Cerda. Guests can receive 40 percent off this workshop by registering in advance. 7:30 a.m. Free. 704-992-1145. Charlotte Family Yoga Center, 10215 Prosperity Park Drive Suite 210, Charlotte. 704-910-7745. www.charlottefamilyyogacenter.com.

Revolutionary War Soldier For a Day:

Boys and girls ages 8-12 will be mustered into the British and Patriot armies for a day. This one day camp will take children back in time for a Revolutionary War experience they will never forget. 704-875-2312, ext. 305 or mwaisner@lattaplantation.org for information. 10 a.m. $40 per child. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road., Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.

Open Hearth Cooking Workshop:

Learn the basics of open hearth cooking and work with period recipes. Participants will prepare a meal and enjoy it together. Pre-registration is required. Forms available at www.lattaplantation.org. 10 a.m. $30 per person. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.

Davidson vs. Gardner-Webb:

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

Krav Maga Self Defense:

Introduction to Krav Maga class. Get fit, have fun and learn self defense. Krav Maga is the official self defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces. There are no uniforms and no forms to learn. Simple, effective self defense techniques. Bring gear to train in and come see what we're about. 12 p.m. Saturdays through March 19. Free. CrossFit Lake Norman, 9835 Northcross Center Ct, Huntersville. 704-299-0681. www.KravMagaLKN.com.

Studio Art Majors Exhibition:

The Smith Gallery will feature solo exhibitions showcasing the talents of Davidson College's senior class studio art majors through April 2. Galleries are open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4 p.m. April 2. Free. Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2520. www.davidson.edu.

Davidson vs. N.C. A&T:

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

Jan. 24

The Comedy Zone Comedy School:

Write and perform stand-up comedy with the coaching of industry professionals. This class runs six sessions Mondays from 7-10 p.m. at The Comedy Zone Lake Norman. For information e-mail DebbieMillwater@Gmail.com. 7 p.m. $300. 704-877-1746. The Galway Hooker Irish Pub, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-895-1782. www.galwayhookerpub.com.

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.; 4:30 p.m. Jan. 31; 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7. $110. Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main Street, Davidson. 704-892-0044. www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com.

Jan. 25

Start Smart Basketball:

Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department invites your child to enjoy learning the fundamental skills required for basketball and meet some new friends. Program fills up quickly. Schedule: Ages 3-5 meet 5:45-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through March 1 or Wednesdays through March 2. Register by Jan. 14. $55 for Huntersville residents, $65 for others. Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department, 12600 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. 704-766-2220. www.huntersville.org.

Zumba with Tonya:

Join Tonya for an hour of calorie-burning, easy-to-follow dance moves. No prior dance skills are 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. Sessions run monthly. Registration is required. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through 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. $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:

This workshop is a great introduction to acrylic painting. All supplies included. 4:15 p.m. $65. Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-0044. www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com.

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