Lake Norman & Mooresville

Spanish classes, Souper Bowl and more!

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Feb. 2

Thai Yoga for Wellness:

The instructor will physically assist students with gentle rocking movements, acupressure and other techniques. Please bring a yoga mat. Monthly sessions. 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays through March 30. $40 February, $50 March. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. bit.ly/davidsonrec.

Spanish classes:

Group classes, schools, one-on-one and tutoring with professional native speakers. Spanish classes for children and adults.

10 a.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 18. 704-360-4599 or 754-224-1150. Norman Drive, Mooresville. www.LakeNormanLanguageAcademy.com.

Theater Lecture:

A talk by Elena Creef, professor of Asian American Women's Studies at Wellesley College. Creef will speak about "A Playwright with Heart: Reading Kokoro and the Work of Velina Hasu Houston" as part of a series of events connected to the theater department's performance of Kokoro. 11 a.m. Free. 704-894-2440. C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000.

Fencing:

Join the Charlotte Fencing Academy to learn about the exciting Olympic sport of fencing. Beginners 4 p.m.; Intermediate, 5 p.m.; Wednesdays through Feb. 16. $105. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org. Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson.

Middle Eastern Politics Lecture:

A talk by Syrian Ambassador to the United States Imad Moustapha. He will speak about "Prospects for Peace in the Middle East: A Syrian Perspective." 7 p.m.Free. 704-894-2440. www.davidson.edu. C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson. 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 N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net.

Italian Wine Tasting:

$15 includes five wines and an individual appetizer tray. 7 p.m. Wednesdays through April 4. 704-987-5111. Campania Cafe & Trattoria, 416 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-987-5111. www.campaniacafe.com.

Feb. 3

Watercolor with Jim Kerr:

The goal of this course is to provide students with a roadmap to successful watercolor painting. It includes landscapes, seascapes, still life and portraits. Sessions run monthly. 9 a.m. Thursdays through March 31. $80; $100 March. 704-892-3349. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. bit.ly/davidsonrec.

Adult Beginning Piano:

Have fun learning how to play the piano at Lessons On The Lake. 10 a.m. Thursdays through February. $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. Sessions run by month. 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Feb. 24. $75. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. bit.ly/davidsonrec.

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. 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.

Financial Peace University:

FPU is a 13-week course that includes practical lessons on eliminating debt, building wealth, giving, preparing household budgets, insurance and investing. Material fee. Free childcare available upon request. Call or email (mer@mtzionumc.net) to sign up. 6:30 p.m. Thursdays through April 7. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. 704-892-8566. www.mtzionumc.net.

Adult/Family Kung Fu:

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.

Frozen:

Nominated for a Tony in 2004, "Frozen," by Bryony Lavery, tells the story of the disappearance of 10-year-old Rhona. The play follows Rhona's mother, her abductor and Dr. Agnetha, who studies crime. 8 p.m.; 8 p.m. Feb. 4-5,10-12.$20. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-859-5930. www.warehousepac.com.

Cornelius PARC Commission Meeting:

The Cornelius PARC Commission would like to invite people to attend and share views on parks, arts, recreation and culture in Cornelius. Meetings are on the first Thursday of each month. 5:30 p.m. Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-892-6031 ext. 160. www.corneliuspr.org

Feb. 4

Kick Out the Old, Bring in the New.:

This workshop is designed as an interactive session for people who are at home and/or empty nesters. 10 a.m. Fridays through March 25. $40. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. bit.ly/davidsonrec.

Zydeco Concert:

Artist Series concert by Grammy award-winning musician Terrance Simien and The Zydeco Experience. 10 p.m. Free. 704-894-2192. www.davidson.edu. C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson.

Feb. 5

Souper Bowl VII:

The soup's on to benefit Davidson Housing Coalition's HAMMERS program. All are invited to enjoy and judge soups from local restaurants. The Metrolina Greenhouses Souper Bowl VII will include a soup tasting, live music and a silent art auction. Proceeds benefit HAMMERS (Hands Around Mecklenburg/Mooresville Making Emergency Repairs Safely), an emergency home repair program of Davidson Housing Coalition. 11 a.m. $10 for adults, $8 for students (12 and up), and $5 for children. Purchase tickets at 704-892-4486. www.davidsonhousing.org. Lilly Family Gallery, Davidson College, 320 N. Main St., Davidson.

Soccer Series:

This year's VisitLakeNorman.org Soccer Series offers competitive friendlies for teams preparing for the spring season. Boys College Combine: (9 a.m. Feb. 5) Come showcase your talents in front of more than 50 college coaches. No teams. Youth Academy Festival (U9 & U10) two games scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 6. Contact gbengtson@northmecksc.org for more details. 704-894-9995. North Meck Soccer Club, 11138 Treynorth Drive, Suite B, Cornelius. 704-894-9995. www.NorthMeckSC.org.

Back of the Big House:

Learn about life for those enslaved on the plantation through first-person living history demonstrations. Free with regular site admission. 10 a.m. $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for students, ages 5 and under free. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.

Children's Science Day:

Davidson College invites elementary school students and their families to campus for an afternoon of activities centered on math, originality, science, achievement, imagination and creativity. Free. Visit www.davidson.edu/outreach to register online. On-site registration begins 12:45 p.m. in Chambers Building. 1-4 p.m. 704-894-2096. www.davidson.edu. Chambers Building, Lilly Family Gallery, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000.

Davidson Women's basketball vs. Western Carolina:

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

Davidson Men's basketball vs. Chattanooga:

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

Step Show:

Fifth annual Apocalypse Greek Step Show, "Revelation of the Divine." Comedian Benji Brown will host. $8 advance, $10 at the door. 8 p.m. 704-894-2135 or www.davidson.edu for tickets. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College, Davidson. 704-892-7918. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

Krav Maga Self Defense:

Introduction to Krav Maga class. Krav Maga is the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces. There are no uniforms and no forms to learn. 12 p.m. Saturdays through March 19. Free. CrossFit Lake Norman, 9835 Northcross Center Ct, Huntersville. 704-299-0681. www.KravMagaLKN.com.

Feb. 6

Senior Studio Exhibition:

The Smith Gallery will feature solo exhibitions showcasing the talents of Davidson College's senior class studio art majors. Weekdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends from noon-4 p.m. through April 17. Free. Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2520. www.davidson.edu.

Lunar New Year Celebration:

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. There will be free refreshments, and activities such as martial arts demonstration, Dragon Dance and a performance by the Little Lotus Troupe. Fireworks display. 5:30 p.m. Free. Davidson College's Alvarez College Union, Faculty Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidson.edu.

Feb. 7

Photography for Adults:

Explore the basic workings of your digital, film camera, point-and-shoot or SLR and learn how to take the photographs you envision. Includes photography outdoors weather permitting. 9:30 a.m. Mondays through Feb. 28. $115. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. bit.ly/davidsonrec.

Fashion Drawing and Design:

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. Feb. 7. $110. Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main Street, Davidson. 704-892-0044. www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com

Panel Discussion:

A discussion of "Violence Against Women: The Scope of the Problem and Efforts to End It." Participants: Sherry Barnes from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department; abuse survivor Lisa Ducharme; Davidson associate professor of medical humanities Kristie Foley; Alyssa Layne from Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center and Davidson College police chief Adrienne Murray. 7 p.m. Free. C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000.

Feb. 8

Zumba with Tonya:

Registration required. Monthly sessions. 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays through March 29. $40 four-week session; $30 three-week session; $50 five-week session. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. bit.ly/davidsonrec.

Line Dancing with Mary:

Sessions run monthly. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through March 29. $40 February; $50 for March. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. bit.ly/davidsonrec.

Tuesday Wine Tastings:

Every Tuesday The Wine Room hosts a wine tasting. 7:30 p.m. $10. The Wine Room At Afton Village, 5401 Village Drive N.W., Concord. 704-782-9463. www.wine-room.net

Organ Concert:

Organ concert by Michael Rowland featuring the music of J.S. Bach and Maurice Durufl. Donations appreciated. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m. Free. 7 Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-5641. www.dcpc.org.

Feb. 9

Davidson Senior Scholars:

Programs stimulate intellectual and cultural growth. Free. Monthly 1-2:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. bit.ly/davidsonrec.

Faculty Recital:

Millner Professor of Music William Lawing, on trumpet, and his spouse, Artist Associate Cynthia Lawing, on piano. The couple will be joined by Anna Morris, on oboe and English horn, and Paige West-Smith, on bassoon. 7:30 p.m. Free. 704-894-2848. www.davidson.edu. Davidson College's Tyler-Tallman Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson.

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