Lake Norman & Mooresville

Twitter class, NASCAR Night and more!

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April 27

At Your Service:

Celebrate Administrative Professionals Day and treat your administrative assistant to a unique lunch at the Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Annual event hosted by Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County. Net proceeds benefit HPCCC. Valet parking available. 12 p.m. $35. 704-935-9459. www.hpccc.org. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Daytime Open Studio:

Meet and work with other artists independently on a weekly basis in the daytime. Email colettedorais@carolina.rr.com for details. 1 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 3. $18/month. Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

RK Motors Charlotte Show Off - Weekly Cruise In:

Open to all pre-1986 makes and models and high performance late model cars. Food, music, and amazing cars. 5 p.m. Free. 704-596-5211. www.rkmotorscharlotte.com. RK Motors Charlotte, 5527 Lakeview Road, Charlotte. 704-596-5211.

April 28

Student Art Exhibition:

The Davidson College art department invites the public to view the college's annual student art exhibition. Weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4 p.m. Free. 704-894-2519. www.davidson.edu. Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, 315 N. Main St., Davidson.

Twitter Basics:

Learn how to make Twitter work for you. This class will walk you through the basics of setting up your account and how to join in on the conversations. 6:30 p.m. $19. www.d-Recs.org. 704-892-3349. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson.

April 29

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 at Davidson will include 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. 704-894-2270. Davidson College's Vail Commons, 102 Nelson Lane, Davidson.

Student Art Exhibition:

10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, and noon-4 p.m. weekends. Free. 704-894-2519. Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2520. www.davidson.edu.

Musical Interludes:

Davidson College's music department invites the public to a mid-day concert by outstanding student musicians in Tyler-Tallman Hall. 12:30 p.m. Free. 704-894-2848. Davidson College's Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2357. www.davidson.edu.

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 at Davidson will include 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. 704-894-2270. Davidson College's Vail Commons, 102 Nelson Lane, Davidson.

Jazz Concert:

The Davidson College music department invites the public to a jazz concert featuring noted vocalist Marlene VerPlanck. She will join the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble in the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall. Details: 704-894-2848. 7:30 p.m. Free. 704-894-2848. Davidson College's Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. www.davidson.edu.

Ghost Walk of Davidson:

7 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children, free for children 8-12. 704-928-5452. www.ghostwalknc.com. Meet in front Of Soda Shop, 103 S. Main St., Davidson.

April 30

Davidson Farmer's Market:

The Davidson Farmer's Market is open every Saturday morning in Downtown Davidson. Cooking demonstrations, musical entertainment, special events and educational activities are planned throughout the season. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. Davidson Farmer's Market, Downtown Davidson, Davidson.

Carolina Classic Remote Control Airplane Regional

All day through May 1 at Waymer Flying Field, 15401 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville.

Ada Jenkins Center Fire Barbecue Competition and 5K Run:

The third Annual Fire Bar-B-Que at The Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. Complete with cook-off competitions, live music and entertainment for the children. 5K Run begins at 10 am. Fee is $25 ($35 day of) and includes a BBQ ticket. BBQ served 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tickets: $10. Details: www.adajenkins.org. 704-896-0471. Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St., Davidson.

Pitch, Hit & Run Local Competition:

Pitch, Hit & Run is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the fun element of baseball and softball competition. The four age groups are 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14. Age is determined as of July 17, 2011. All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth certificate for age verification. Boys and girls are welcome. 4 p.m. Free. www.cornelius.org/parks/athletics/pitch-hit-a-run. Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius. 704-892-6031 ext. 160. www.corneliuspr.org.

Theater Performances:

The Davidson College theater department invites the public to performances of student-directed one-acts plays. 7:30 p.m. through May 1. $3. 704-894-2361. Davidson College's Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St., Davidson.

Bark in the Park

A festival for dogs and the people they own at Rural Hill. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.

Art on the Green

Juried art festival offers a weekend of art, food, exhibits and live music. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30. Noon-4 p.m. May 1. Concert on the Green takes place Sunday. Davidson Village Green, at the intersection of Main Street and Concord Road.

Fundraiser for fire victims

A fundraiser for families who lost their homes in the April 8 fire in the Glenridge subdivision in Cornelius will feature children's games, food vendors and a raffle of restaurant gift cards and other prizes, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at J.V. Washam Elementary School, 9611 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius.

May 1

The Seicento String Band presents Vivaldi: The Storm:

Fill your senses as the dynamic musicians of the Seicento String band brings to life Antonio Vivaldi's vivid musical paintings from ghosts and ghouls to the sweltering heat to a pounding storm at sea. Hear brilliant concert by the Venetian master performed with the colors and textures only possible on historical instruments. A unique musical experience for the whole family. Sponsored by Lake Norman Oncology. 3 p.m. $15 general, $10 students and seniors (65+), children under 12 free. 704-941-0650. musicatstalbans.net. St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. 704-892-0173. www.saintalbans-davidson.org.

Theater Performances:

The Davidson College theater department invites the public to performances of student-directed one-acts plays. 7:30 p.m. $3. 704-894-2361. Davidson College's Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St., Davidson.

Concert on the Green

The first of the live concert series will showcase Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Davidson College Jazz Ensemble. Bring a picnic and enjoy. Concerts take place the first and third Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Concord Road in front of the Public Library.

May 2

Business Foundation 101

The Davidson Parks and recreation department will offer Business Foundation 101. Learn how to define your business mission, vision, values and goals. Learn to delegate and streamline business functions. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $44. Ages 21 and up. Pre-registration required at www.d-Recs.org. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour Street, Davidson. 704-892-3349.

Baby Sign Language Class:

A fun and interactive way to introduce your young child to American Sign Language. 9 a.m. Mondays through May 16. $60 resident, $66 non-huntersville resident. www.huntersville.org. Huntersville Town Center, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Basic Yoga:

This class is for beginners as well as students with some experience. Kripalu Yoga classes are a gentle, relaxing and restorative experience helping reduce stress, stretch your muscles, improve your breathing and balance. The pace is slow and meditative. Bring yoga mat, an old neck-tie or yoga strap, and two yoga blocks (if available). 5:30 p.m. Mondays through May23. $40. 704-892-3349. www.d-Recs.org. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson.

The Open Mic:

7:30 p.m. $2 Cover at door. 704-947-5080. www.harveysinhuntersville.com. Harvey's, 13812 Cinnabar Place, Huntersville. 704-947-5080.

May 3

Back to Basics Herbal Series

Go through the garden in this beginner's series and see what can heal your body with Mother Nature's help. Learn how to use plants and herbs as a pharmacy and how to let food become medicine. For ages 16 and up. In this session, learn how to clean your body, mind and home. Discover toxins in the environment and those that we can sliminate to reduce exposure. 6:30-8:30p.m. $15. Pre-registrationrequired at www.d-Recs.org. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour Street, Davidson. 704-892-3349.

Walking Through Grief:

4:30 p.m. each Tuesday through May 31. Meet at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville and walk the business park. Details: 704-335-4334. 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville. 704-375-0100. www.hpccr.org.

May 4

Italian Wine Tasting:

7 p.m. Campania Cafe & Trattoria, 416 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-987-5111. www.campaniacafe.com.

May 5

International Collectibles & Antiques Show:

Home decor, antiques, furniture, collectibles, antique guns, arts, crafts, jewelry and more. 9 a.m. through May 7 and 10 a.m. May 8. General Admission: $5 for four-day pass. 704-714-7909. www.icashows.com. Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 704-596-4643. www.metrolinatradeshowexpo.com.

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