Lake Norman & Mooresville

Dragon boat races, farmer markets and more!

Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com and click on "add to our listings." E-mail photos to stories@newsoflakenorman.com. The submission deadline for print is two weeks in advance of the event date.

May 4

Italian Wine Tasting:

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

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.

Daytime Open Studio:

Meet and work with other artists independently on a weekly basis and observe techniques from each other. Details: colettedorais@carolina.rr.com. $18/month. Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Weekly Cruise In:

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

Tennis Instruction:

Tennis instruction will be lead by Dr. James Brown who has been teaching tennis for more than seven years specializing in children and adult beginners. 6 p.m. $75 resident, $85 non-resident. North Mecklenburg Park, 16131 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. www.huntersville.org.

Mountain Bike Race:

The Charlotte Mountain Bike Summer Series takes place every Wednesday night throughout the summer, at various trails in Charlotte. These races have formats similar to a criterium; the racers must try to finish as many laps as possible, within a certain time frame. Each course varies in length and obstacles, and will challenge every level of cyclist. Give mountain bike racing a try. 6:15 p.m. $15 or $20. www.bikecharlotte.org. North Mecklenburg Park, 16131 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. www.huntersville.org.

My Little Picasso:

At My Little Picasso, staffers believe in stimulating your child's senses and exploring the facets of art through touch, smell, taste and sight. For ages 9 months to 3 years. 9 a.m. $80 for six weeks, first sibling $65, additional $45. www.mylittlepicasso.net. Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

May 5

International Collectibles & Antiques Show:

Rare and unique finds: 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 4 day pass. 704-714-7909. www.icashows.com. Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. 704-596-4643. www.metrolinatradeshowexpo.com.

Watercolor:

The goal of this course is to provide students with a road map to successful watercolor painting which will include landscapes, seascapes, still life and portraits. Learn various techniques and applications. 9 a.m. $89. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org.

Student Art Exhibition:

Weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4 p.m. For information on the lecture, call 704-894-2519. 10 a.m. Free. 704-894-2519. www.davidson.edu. Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, 315 N. Main St., Davidson.

Martial Arts- Family/Adult Kung Fu:

7:30 p.m. Thursday through May 26. $75. 704-402-9389. www.d-recs.org. Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson.

May 6

Herbal Series Part 2:

Learn how to heal your body with Mother Nature's help using plants and herbs as a pharmacy. 9:30 a.m. $15.704-892-3349. www.d-Recs.org. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson.

Dave & Bob Acoustic:

Bare bones acoustic rock past and present. 9:30 p.m. Free. 704-497-5883. www.reverbnation.com. Harvey's, 13812 Cinnabar Place, Huntersville. 704-947-5080.

May 7

Asian Festival and Dragon Boat Race Festival:

The festival highlights and celebrates Asian cultures, diversity, ethnicity, roots and history. Authentic food and craft vendors, music, dance, entertainment, and the annual Miss Asia Carolinas Pageant are all key parts of this cultural event. The Charlotte Dragon Boat race is a day of fun. Race starts at 9 a.m. Free. www.charlottedragonboat.com. Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius. 704-896-9808. bit.ly/RamseyCreek.

Huntersville Market:

The market is open Saturdays 7 a.m.- noon through Oct. 29. Features regionally grown produce, baked goods, breads, flowers and plants. Interested vendors should call 704-766-2253 or sdavenport@huntersville.org. 103, Maxwell St.

Davidson Farmer's Market:

The Davidson Farmer's Market is open every Saturday morning in Downtown Davidson through Aug. 13. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. Davidson Farmer's Market, Downtown Davidson, Davidson.

DaisyDee's Festival of Arts and Crafts:

The fourth annual DaisyDee's Festival of Arts and Crafts will be held inside Cross Country Campground's Recreation Center. This show, hosted by DaisyDee Art Studio, offers local artisans the opportunity to sell their handcrafted products. Free admission. 10 a.m. 828-308-6616. www.DaisyDeeShows.com. Cross Country Campground, 6254 Highway 150 E, Denver.

Ghost Walk of Davidson:

7 p.m. Adults $10, children 8-12 $5, and children under 7 free. 704-928-5452. www.ghostwalknc.com. In Front Of Soda Shop, 103 S. Main St., Davidson.

"Sip & Shop" Wine Tasting:

Enjoy Davidson's annual Town Day festivities, then stop by Wooden Stone Gallery from 4-6 p.m. to taste a variety of local wine, sample cheese and crackers and take home a complimentary wine glass. 4 p.m. www.woodenstonegallery.com. Wooden Stone, 445 S. Main St. Suite 200, Davidson. 704-892-1449.

Family Care Fair:

This event will provide your family with health and safety information and resources. 10 a.m. Free. Presbyterian Hospital, 10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Free Comic Book Day:

Get a free comic book! Door prizes and games. Percentage of sales will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Charlotte. For details, please visit www.spandexcity.com. 11 a.m. Free. www.spandexcity.com. Spandex City Comic Book Lounge, 3611 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road #202, Charlotte. 704-909-7168.

May 8

Mother's Day Brunch:

Please call for reservations or make your reservation online. 11 a.m. 704-987-5111. Campania Cafe & Trattoria, 416 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-987-5111. www.campaniacafe.com.

Flute Concert:

Celebrate Mother's Day at the final Alexander Community Concert of the season. 3 p.m. $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, children under 12 free. 704-489-6249. The Episcopal Church of St. Peter-by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver.

Ghost Walk of Davidson:

7 p.m. Free. 704-928-5452. www.ghostwalknc.com. In Front Of Soda Shop, 103 S. Main St., Davidson.

May 9

My Little Picasso:

At My Little Picasso, staffers believe in stimulating your child's senses and exploring the facets of art through touch, smell, taste and sight. For ages 9 months to 3 years. 9 a.m. $80 for six weeks, first sibling $65, additional $45. www.mylittlepicasso.net. Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Baby Sign Language Class:

Baby Signing Time Classes are a great way for you and your child to play, sing and sign together. 9 a.m. $60 resident, $66 non-huntersville resident. www.huntersville.org. Huntersville Town Center, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Ikebana Flower Arranging:

Learn the art of Ikebana, Japanese Flower Arranging. Schedule may vary. $50. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org.

Roadside/Trailside Repair Clinic:

Learn how to fix a flat and make basic roadside and trail side adjustments to your bike, in case of a mishap on your ride. Staffers will teach you the basics that every cyclist should know, in order to keep you rolling, so that you can make it home safely. 6 p.m. Free. www.bikecharlotte.org. Carolina Bicycle Company, 311 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Basic Yoga with Christina Natichioni:

Basic Yoga with Christina Natichioni for beginners as well as students with some experience. The pace is slow and meditative. 7 p.m. Mondays through May 23. $40. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org.

May 10

Cancer Support Group:

Held in the hospital's community rooms. Open to everyone and provides education and support. A free lunch is served. To register or for details call 704-660-4859. 11:45 a.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.

Walking Through Grief:

A grief support activity for those who have lost a loved one. Each Tuesday, at 4:30p.m. through May 31. The group will meet at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville and walk the business park. Details: 704-335-4334. www.hpccr.org. Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville. 704-375-0100. www.hpccr.org.

A Conversation with former Mayor Pat McCrory:

NorthStone Club15801 NorthStone Drive, Huntersville. Please make reservations by emailing nomeckrw@gmail.com. Registration at 6 p.m., Buffet Dinner 6:30 p.m. All interested friends and neighbors are invited. $20 cash or check. 704-560-0582. www.meckgop.com.

Martial Arts- Family/Adult Kung Fu:

7:30 p.m. $75. 704-402-9389. www.d-recs.org. Community School of Davidson, 565 Griffith St., Davidson.

Zumba:

No prior dance skills are required. 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 31. $50. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org.

Line Dance with Mary:

Join Mary for this low impact, aerobic dance class for everyone. Dances are choreographed to funk, country, and Broadway hits. Fitness and fun rolled into one. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through May 31. $50. Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-3349. www.d-recs.org.

May 11

Daytime Open Studio:

Meet and work with other artists independently on a weekly basis observe techniques from each other. Details: colettedorais@carolina.rr.com. $18/month. Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Tennis Instruction:

Dr. James Brown has been teaching tennis for more than seven years specializing in children and adult beginners. 6 p.m. $75 resident, $85 non-resident. North Mecklenburg Park, 16131 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. www.huntersville.org.

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