Lake Norman & Mooresville

Chicken BBQ, NASCAR Night and more!

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April 27

Side by Side Story Time:

10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Have fun listening to stories and singing songs that will enhance early literacy skills. For parents/caregivers and children 2-3 years old. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St. 704-663-1807 ext. 1233.

Just 4 Me Story Time:

11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Come have fun and develop early literacy skills. We read sing, dance, do fingerplays, play with some instruments and the parachute. For children 4-5 years without parent/caregiver. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St. 704-663-1807 ext. 1233.

April 28

Lions Club BBQ Chicken Dinner:

Pre-order a chicken dinner for May 6; $8 for BBQ half chicken, red slaw, roll, beans and dessert. Delivery for orders received by April 28. Call 828-478-9221, 828-478-9802, 828-428-2822 or 828-483-5907. If you don't want to pre-ordrer, go to the Sherrills Ford Elementary School, Sherrills Ford Road, after 4 p.m. May 6.

Kids Create:

Art activities to create and take home. 11 a.m. Registration required. For parents and children ages 2-5 years. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St. 704-663-1807 ext. 1233.

April 29

Drivers Safety Course:

Receive a Driver's Safety Course certificate from AARP on completion. $12, AARP member, $14, non-member. Required to show AARP card. Checks payable to AARP and are due by April 26; mail to SISC, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville 28115. Include your name, phone number, indicate driver's safety course. 12 p.m. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

NASCAR Night:

Humpy Wheeler, former president and general manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway and one of the foremost promoters of NASCAR auto racing, will speak about "Racing, Bootlegging, Civil Rights, Hollywood and Wall Street." The event includes a traditional southern dinner and book signing of his 2010 memoir, "Growing Up NASCAR." 5 p.m. $11.20 for dinner will be collected at the door, but the talk and book signing are free. Davidson College's Vail Commons, 102 Nelson Lane, Davidson.

Jazz Concert:

Concert featuring noted vocalist Marlene VerPlanck with the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble in the concert. 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall. Free. 704-894-2848. Davidson College's Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2357. www.davidson.edu.

Baby & Me Fridays:

An interactive early literacy program. 10 a.m. For parents and children ages birth-23 months. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St. 704-663-1807 ext. 1233.

Toddlers Explore Fridays:

10:30 a.m. Activities that will stimulate your toddler's senses. For parents and children ages 2-3 years. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St. 704-663-1807 ext. 1233.

April 30

I "Dig" Main Street program

10:30 a.m. Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark" by following your a treasure map to visit historical locations along Main Street and search for the lost seals of downtown Mooresville. Race against fellow archaeologists to collect the most seals to win the treasure. Light refreshments will be served. For children in grades 3-6 accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

May 1

Mother's Day Brunch Cooking Class:

Learn to put together a better brunch at home. Menu includes shirred eggs, raspberry coffee cake, cheese blintzes with Bellini jam, gruyere, prosciutto and brioche bread pudding, mini cornbread muffins with bacon and jalapenos and vanilla cafe au lait. 10:30 a.m. $40. Gourmet on the Run, 137 Marketplace Drive, Mooresville. 704-696-0030. www.gourmetontherun.com.

Statesville Branch NAACP Meeting:

The Mother of the Year "Crowning Affair" will take place at 5 p.m. All members and interested public are invited to attend all events. 4 p.m. 704-450-4959. www.statesvillenaacp.org. American Legion Post 217, 167 Wallace Springs Road, Statesville.

May 2

Container Gardening & Gardening for People with Limited Mobility:

You can enjoy the fun and rewards of gardening even if you have limited mobility. 10-11:30 a.m. Register by April 29, 704-662-3337. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Zumba:

Open to everyone. $4 per one-hour session (cash please). 10 a.m. Mondays at the Connor Recreation Center, 4015 McGee Point Road, Terrell. Details: 828-478-9290.

May 3

Older Americans Month Kickoff Celebration:

Entertainment, lunch, door prizes, classes, activities offered during May. 11 a.m. kickoff celebration.. Register by April 26. Listings of activities available. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Banana Split Group:

This group is designed for children who are experiencing or have experienced divorce and need assistance in developing coping skills. Second- and third-graders meet on Tuesdays from 4-5p.m. Tuesday. Fourth- and fifth-graders meet 4-5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Through May 25. $80 for the program. 704-664-7148. Child & Family Therapy Center, 363 Williamson Road, Suite 102, Mooresville.

May 4

Learn to Live a Healthier Life:

Class will be 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, May 4-June 8. Limited Space. Focuses on a healthier life with chronic health problems. Subjects include frustration, fatigue, pain, exercising for improving strength, flexibility, endurance, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with health-care professionals, nutrition, how to evaluate treatments. Training materials, book, refreshments. RSVP to 704-662-3337. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. www.iredellcoa.com.

Vegetable Gardening:

Workshop on when to plant what and how to optimize the amount and quality of produce you get from your garden. Participants will learn easy-to-use techniques to minimize plant insects and disease problems. 1-2 p.m. Free. Register by May 2. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

May 5

Home Decorating:

An overview of decorating information and tips for the consumer. Three two-hour classes 1-3 p.m. Thursdays through May 19. Free. Register by May 4. Bring your projects, blueprints, samples and questions. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

May 6

Lions Club BBQ Chicken Dinner:

Pre-order a chicken dinner for May 6; $8 for BBQ half chicken, red slaw, roll, beans and dessert. Delivery for orders received by April 28. Call 828-478-9221, 828-478-9802, 828-428-2822 or 828-483-5907. If you don't want to pre-order, go to Lions Club Den behind the Sherrills Ford Elementary School, Sherrills Ford Road, after 4 p.m.

Beginner's Woodcarving:

Three-week beginner's woodcarving class 9-11 a.m. Fridays through May 27. Cost for supplies is $30 per student. Please register by May 2. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Program on Medicare and Social Security:

Points of Topics include: Low income subsidy, changes in Medicare and Social Security for 2011, and the top 10 questions people have about Social Security. The program will conclude with a dialog of questions and answers. The program is open to all senior adults. 10 a.m. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

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