Lake Norman & Mooresville

Race City Festival and more!

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May 12

The Art of Taking Better Pictures:

Glenn Holden, Home Helpers, will host a workshop to learn techniques that you can use instantly. 10 a.m.- noon. Free. Register by May 11: 704-662-3337. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. www.iredellcoa.com.

Small Business Operations:

Seminar on the impact of human resource concerns on small business, laws that apply to a small business, establishing guidelines for hiring employees, and more. 12:30 p.m. 704-664-3898. Mitchell Community College, Mooresville Center, 219 N. Academy St., Mooresville. 704-663-1923.

Rubber Stamping:

Create unique one-of-a-kind greeting cards 1-3 p.m. $5. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

May 13

Downtown Mooresville ArtWalk:

Affordable art and live music at various galleries and businesses. Main and Broad streets. 6 p.m. Free. Downtown Mooresville, North Main Street and West Center Avenue, Mooresville. 704-662-3336. www.downtownmooresville.com.

Advocating for Long-Term Care; Long-Term Care Rights:

Cindy Kincaid with the Ombudsman Program, a patient advocate for residents living in adult care homes and nursing homes, will be presenting advocacy tips and reviewing the Residents Rights. 10-11 a.m. Topics covered included: Knowing the right questions to ask, understanding long-term care language to empower families to successfully navigate a difficult system, long-term care resident's rights, and what and how to advocate for oneself or for a loved one. 10 a.m. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Movies On Main - "Toy Story 3":

Bring a chair, a blanket, and a friend and head out to the lawn next to Mooresville's Town Hall. Concessions will be available. 8 p.m. Free. 704-662-3334. ci.mooresville.nc.us/portal/moviesonmain. 413 N. Main St. next to Town Hall, 413 N. Main St., Mooresville.

Free Popcorn & Movie:

Seniors are invited to enjoy complimentary popcorn and a movie 1 p.m. The movie will be "The Kings Speech." South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Senior Luau Dance:

Bring your leis and grass skirts, its Luau time. 6-8:30 p.m. Bring your favorite snack or finger food to share. Admission is $1. The Senior Center provides all paper goods. Open to all senior adults. Caregivers are welcome. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

May 14

Race City Festival:

Mooresville's Race City Festival is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 14 along Main and Broad streets, Mooresville. The annual celebration is presented by the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce. No admission fee. The outdoor street fair will include live entertainment, 160-plus vendor booths, food, children's area, arts, crafts, antiques, business and racing displays. Many of the downtown eateries and merchants will be open with sidewalk sales and specials. The Race City Festival is in its 29th year. Details: 704-664-3898, www.mooresvillenc.org.

Mooresville Car Show:

The Ford Owner's Association of the Carolinas is bringing its seventh annual Blue Oval Classic Car Show to Mooresville Ford 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The show will benefit Dove House Children's Advocacy Center in Statesville. Last year's show brought in 200 cars and trucks, covering every decade from the 1920s to the present day. Galaxies will be the featured vehicle. Food and other vendors will be on hand. Mooresville Ford, 139-151 E. Plaza Drive (N.C. 150), Mooresville. Details: www.foacarolinas.com. or Chris Gordon, 704-796-7380.

Yard Sale:

Proceeds to benefit American Legion. 8 a.m. American Legion Post 65, 2446 Salisbury Highway, Statesville.

Race City Festival - Outdoor Street Fair:

The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual family event for the community; there is no admittance charge for spectators. The festival will feature 180 arts and crafts vendors, art exhibits, live entertainment, downtown merchant sidewalk displays, local organizations, churches, food court, children's area with inflatables, clowns, face painting and more. 9 a.m. www.mooresvillenc.org. Historic Downtown Mooresville, North Main Street, Mooresville.

Davidson Farmer's Market:

The Davidson Farmer's Market is open every Saturday morning in Downtown Davidson. 8 a.m. Davidson Farmer's Market, Downtown Davidson, Davidson. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.

Fish Fry:

Plates, fish sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs and French fries for sale. Various prices. 12 p.m. Zion Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church, 133 Zion Wesley Road, Troutman.

May 16

Single Seniors:

The single seniors meets noon-2 p.m. third Monday of each month. The club focuses on making new friends, going places together and having all around group fun. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Beginners Billiards:

Jimmy Kincaid teaches a beginner's billiard class 1p.m. every Monday. Free and open to all senior adults age 60-plus. 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 17

BINGO Birthday:

All seniors celebrating a birthday or not, are invited to play bingo, win prizes and have refreshments. 1:30 p.m. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

May 19

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

3 p.m. Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3680. www.williamsonschapel.org.

Monthly Meeting:

The New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman will hold its month meeting. If you are single and age 40 or older, consider joining us. Details: email pscats44@hotmail.com. 6:30 p.m. Lone Star Steak House, 668 River Highway, Mooresville. 704-799-3262.

May 20

Exercise Equipment Orientation:

An orientation for anyone interested in using the Senior Center's exercise equipment. 9:30 a.m. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Natural Soap Making Demo:

Join Carolyn Jordan as she teaches you how to make soap. 10 a.m.-noon. There is no fee for the class, but space is limited and registration is required. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

11:30 a.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.

Hospice of Iredell County Charity Barbecue:

Fun, casual evening with 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Allison. 6:30 p.m. $50. Performance Instruction & Training Institute, 156 Byers Creek Road, Mooresville. 704-873-4719. www.hospiceofiredellcharitybbq.eventbrite.com.

May 21

Home Buyer Education Seminar:

Learn from local professionals about what you need to know when buying a home. Materials and lunch will be provided. 9 a.m. $15. 704-799-7641 ext. 20. Mitchell Community College, 219 N. Academy St., Mooresville. 704-663-1923. www.mitchellcc.edu.

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