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The Mooresville Centerpiece Quilter's Guild canceled the lecture by California quilt teacher Pat Knoechel, who told the guild she was canceling her southeastern U.S. tour due to illness. She was to have appeared at the South Iredell Senior Center.
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Italian Wine Tasting:
7 p.m. $15. Campania Cafe & Trattoria, 416 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-987-5111. www.campaniacafe.com.
Audition for the Davidson Community Players' "Moon Over Buffalo," a farce about a dysfunctional Buffalo, N.Y. theater troupe in 1953. Prepare for a cold reading from the script, a resume and a recent picture, as well as a list of conflicts for May-July 2011. 7 p.m. through April 12, Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org.
Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition:
10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, noon-4 p.m. weekends through April 20. Free. 704-894-2519. Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 300 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2344.
Herb Jackson: Excavations:
Davidson College invites the public to view the exhibition Herb Jackson: Excavations through April 20 . This exhibition celebrates 50 years of painting by Houchens Professor Herb Jackson, 42 of which have been spent in service to Davidson College and the greater arts community. Free. 704-894-2519. Van Every Gallery, Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 300 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2344.
Food Lion Autofair Thursday:
Car clubs and corrals, vendors, a collector car auction and exotic automotive attractions. Single day adult tickets $10. Four-day adult tickets $25 and children under 12 free. 8 a.m. April 7. $10. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
ELBA Lincoln County Community Services Fair:
ELBA (East Lincoln Betterment Association) will hold its 2011 General Meeting in April and host a Community Services Fair to highlight the Lincoln County Government Community Service Departments and the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce. Representatives will set up tables around the fellowship hall and be available to discuss their services and answer questions. A barbeque dinner will be available for sale after 5 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Free. 704-489-0011. www.elbanc.org. Unity Presbyterian Church, 8210 Unity Church Road, Denver. 704-483-5266. www.unitypres.org.
Relay for Life Event
East Lincoln High School will host a "Shop for Life" night 5-7:30 p.m. Vendors from Red Rooster, 31, Merle Norman, Premier Jewelry, Mary Kay, Scentsy, Chante's Handbags, Deja Diva and Tastefully Simple will participate and donate a portion of proceeds to Relay for Life. Door prizes and food available in the East Lincoln High School gym, 6471 N.C. 73, Denver.
Gala of Honor
The Town of Cornelius is hosting a "Gala of Honor" to raise funds for the Veterans Monument. The event is black-tie optional and will take place at the Havana Banquet and Ballroom. Festivities includes special guests John Washam, specialist 4th class and commander of the American Legion Post #86 and Allison White, e4 senior airman. WBTV's Paul Cameron will emcee the event that includes cocktails, dinner, dancing and a silent auction. $100. Tickets: www.cornlius.org.
Back to Basics Herbal Series:
Go through the garden to find what can heal your body with the help from Mother Nature. Learn how to use plants and herbs as pharmacy and how to let food become medicine. Ages 16 and up. 9:30-11 a.m.Learn about common plants and how to use them. Also discover which herbs to add to your diet and their benefits. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. www.d-recs.org.
Food Lion Autofair Thursday:
Car clubs and corrals, vendors, a collector car auction and exotic automotive attractions. Single day adult tickets $10. Four-day adult tickets $25 and children under 12 free. 8 a.m. . $10. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
From Exit 30 to Main Street in Davidson, galleries, businesses and Town Hall will host artists. Ride the trolley to all the stops and enjoy art, refreshments and music. 6-9 p.m. Downtown Davidson.
Back to Basics Herbal Series
Learn how to use plants and herbs as pharmacy and how to let food become medicine. Ages 16 and up. 9:30-11 a.m. In this session learn about common plants and how to use them. Also discover which herbs to add to your diet and their benefits. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. www.d-recs.org.
Based on the book by E.B. White. The tale of a mouse adopted into a New York City family who embarks on a journey to find his friend Margalo. Ages 6 and up. 7 p.m.; 1 p.m. April 9-10. $7. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Food Lion Autofair Thursday:
Car clubs and corrals, vendors, a collector car auction and exotic automotive attractions. Single day adult tickets $10. Four-day adult tickets $25 and children under 12 free. 8 a.m. $10. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Wilderness First Aid Certification:
REI is collaborating with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS to offer a comprehensive two-day course that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills you need to recreate with confidence in the backcountry. No prerequisites required. 9 a.m. through April 10. $200 REI member/ $220 non-member. 704-921-0320. REI Charlotte, 9755 Northlake Centre Pkwy., Charlotte. www.rei.com.
Leah Chester-Davis and Toby Bost Book Signing:
Leah Chester-Davis founded Extension's Successful Gardener, a newsletter published to address the high demand for gardening information across the state. Toby Bost, extension agent and acclaimed garden-book author, joined her team. "The Successful Gardener's Guide: North Carolina" is a compilation of the best material from the Extension's Successful Gardener's newsletter. 10:30 a.m. Main Street Books, 126 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-6841.
Historic Cornelius Walking Tour
The Cornelius Historic Preservation Commission will host a self-guided tour with guides on hand to answer questions and share stories about the town. The kick-off event lasts 10 a.m.-2 p.m. One guided walking tour is scheduled for 10:30 a.m.. Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. Future walking tours are in the works. Rain date: April 16.
East Lincoln Plant Sale
The East Lincoln Community Garden Club will host a plant sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Webbs Chapel UMC, 4640 Webbs Chapel Church Road, Denver. Find hardy perennials, trees and shrubs, hanging baskets, vegetable and herb varieties, accessories and orchids. The club will also sell its cookbooks. Proceeds will be used for community projects. Details: 704-483-5270.
Sock Hop for Speedway Children's Charities:
Part of the Food Lion AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Sock Hop will begin with a cash bar cocktail hour at 5 p.m. and dinner will start at 6 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear attire from the 50s and 60s. $50, proceeds go to Speedway Children's Charities. 1-800-455-FANS. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. Speedway Club, Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. 704-455-3240. www.gospeedwayclub.com
The Open Mike:
7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through July 18. $2 cover at door. 704-947-5080. www.harveysinhuntersville.com. Harvey's, 13812 Cinnabar Place, Huntersville. 704-947-5080.
Cornelius Arts Center is displaying abstract ceramic and paintings by Michael Hamlin-Smith and Patricia Steele-Raible through April 22. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-noon Friday and Saturday.
Free Cone Day
Support the North Carolina Community Sailing and Rowing at the Davidson Ben and Jerry's with a free cone.