Lake Norman & Mooresville

Community calendar

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

June 8

Family Game Night:

6:30 p.m. Play games and enjoy a night out with your family. For parents/caregivers and children in grades K-6. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org.

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., Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org.

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 old without parent/caregiver. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org.

June 9

Let's Get Crafty:

11 a.m. Make a different craft from around the world each week. For parents/caregivers and children ages 2-5. Registration required. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org.

Humane Society of Catawba County Pet Photo Contest:

Humane Society of Catawba County's Furry Faces Pet Photo Contest. Submit your fabulous, furry, funny or your favorite pet photos. Winners will be featured on the HSCC Family Pet Photo Calendar. Details: www.catawbahumane.org or 828-464-8878.

June 10

Taste of Charlotte:

An array of culinary delights from Charlotte's area restaurants. Estimated start time is 10 a.m. June 10-12. Uptown Charlotte, Tryon Street, Charlotte. www.tasteofcharlotte.com.

Downtown Mooresville Art Walk:

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

Baby & Me Story Time

10 a.m. An interactive early literacy program featuring board books, simple songs, movement activities, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For parents/caregivers and children 0-23 months. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org.

Toddler Playtime:

10:30 a.m. Drop in, play and meet other families with young children. For parent/caregivers and children ages 2-3.Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org.

Jim Quick Band Performing:

Music band show. 7 p.m. $10. Queens Landing, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville. www.queenslanding.com/calendar-of-events/.

Stephen Bennett:

Stephen Bennett is an acknowledged master of the harp guitar. 8p.m. concert. Doors open 7p.m. $10, adult; children 6-10, $5; children younger than 6, free. St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 201 Fairview Road, Mooresville. www.saint-patricks.org.

June 11

Yard Sale:

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

Summer Reading Kick-Off:

11 a.m. Kick off the summer with a magic show by Sammy Cortino, "Magic's Royal Duke!" This magic show blends stage magic, sleight of hand, music, comedy and audience participation in a 45-minute performance by illusionist Sammy Cortino to help promote the importance of reading. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org.

Metro Dash:

Metro Dash is an action-packed event designed by Navy SEALs to unleash the best in you. Competitors will climb, crawl, jump, swing and scale their way through 30 challenging obstacles. Revel in victory at the Metro Dash post-event party with beer, food and music. 8 a.m. www.metrodash.com. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. S., Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Statesville Outdoor Rooms & Garden Tour:

Six showcased gardens will be open June 11-12. A photography contest will be held in conjunction with the tour. Tickets are $10 and are available at the gardens. 10 a.m. $10. 704-878-3429. www.statesvilleappearance.org. Iredell Co Co-op Ext Service, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville.

Steel Drum Band:

Enjoy the soothing music from the Silver Tones steel drum band. 12:30 p.m. Queens Landing, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville. www.queenslanding.com/calendar-of-events/.

Connor Phar Benefit:

Proceeds to benefit medical costs. In house poker run, an auction and a 50/50 raffle, live music and many door prizes. Brunch being served 10a.m.-to 2p.m. Horsefeathers Roadhouse, 3746 Mt. Pleasant Road, Sherrills Ford. www.horsefeatherspark.com.

Atlantic Groove Band Performing:

7 p.m. $5. Queens Landing, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville. www.queenslanding.com/calendar-of-events/.

June 12

Steel Drum Band:

Enjoy the soothing music from the Silver Tones steel drum band. 12:30 p.m. Queens Landing, 1459 River Highway, Mooresville. www.queenslanding.com/calendar-of-events/.

A Special Herb Class for Kids and Grandkids:

Introduce your child to the wonderful world of herbs at this special class for kids. Children must be accompanied by an adult and wear shoes and socks. 7 p.m. $30 per family or two families for $50. Mills Garden Herb Farm, 732 Mills Garden Road, Statesville. ww.millsgardenherbfarm.com

June 13

Summer Shootout Series:

In addition to a full program of Legend Car and Bandolero racing, the Summer Shootout Series includes special attractions, such as school bus racing and a huge Fireworks Extravaganza Night. 5 p.m. Adult tickets are $7, children 6 to 12 are $3, and children 5 and younger are free. Charlotte Motor Speedway, 5555 Concord Pkwy. South, Concord. 704-455-3267. www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

Traveling Teddy Bear:

3 p.m. Take Teddy everywhere you go this summer and tell us all about it. You will receive a Teddy bear, journal and disposable camera in a tote bag to record your summer adventures. Sign up once for both programs dates on June 13 and July 25. The first program you will receive your Teddy bear with instructions and the second program we will discuss everyone's adventures and enjoy light refreshments. For children in grades two-six. Registration required. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org.

June 14

Sleepy Time Story Time:

6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. An evening story time perfect for working families that features stories and songs. For parent/caregivers and children ages 0-6. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org.

Flow Circus:

2 p.m. Paul Miller has traveled all around the world perfecting his juggling skills, mystifying magic and comic timing. Paul founded Flow Circus with a mission to promote activity learning and play through the juggling arts. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org.

Cancer Support Group:

Open to everyone, provides education and support. A free lunch is served. To register or for information: 704-660-4859. 11:45 a.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.

Side by Side Story Time:

10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For parents/caregivers and children 2-3 years old. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org.

Just 4 Me Story Time:

11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For children 4-5 years old without parent/caregiver. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. www.mooresvillelibrary.org.

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