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Chinese for Kids:
Children will learn the basics of the Chinese language through song and games. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. North County Regional Public Library, 16500 Holly Crest Ln., Huntersville. 704-416-6000. www.plcmc.org
Stories, music, rhymes and more. 11:30 a.m. Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-416-3800. www.plcmc.org
Learn, Quest, Play: Wii:
For ages 12-18. 5 p.m. www.cmlibrary.org. Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-416-3800.
Card Making and More:
Classes are for people of all ages who enjoy crafting. 7-9 p.m. $13 per class. Registration:firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-806-7200. Huntersville Arts and Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.
Warm Up Your Muscles:
Stay fit with active songs and exercise. For preschoolers. 11 a.m. North County Regional Public Library, 16500 Holly Crest Ln., Huntersville. 704-416-6000.
A special time for you and your 2-year-old to enjoy stories, music, rhymes and more. 11 a.m. www.cmlibrary.org. Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.
Books, songs and rhymes. For ages 10-23 months. 10:30 a.m. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org. Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.
Adults ages 18 and older. Free. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Waymer Center Gym, 14200 Holbrooks Road, Huntersville.
Registration required. For toddlers, age 1-3. 10:30 a.m. North County Regional Public Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. 704-416-6000.
Three area health care professionals will discuss 'Integrative Medicine and Healthy Living.' 7:30 p.m. Free. 704-894-2307. Lilly Family Gallery, Davidson College, 320 N. Main St., Davidson.
Just for Me Storytime:
This storytime is for kids only. Children will enjoy stories, fingerplay, puppets and songs. 11-11:30 a.m. North County Regional Public Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. 704-416-6000.
Learn about America's history and culture while improving your English conversational skills. 10 a.m. Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-416-3800.
Dr. Daniel Sugarman from the Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute of Lake Norman will speak about 'Medical Relevance of Organic Acids.' Refreshments will be served at 2 p.m. in the lobby. Free. For information call 704-894-2307. 2:30 p.m. Davidson College Martin Chemical Laboratory, 325 Concord Road, Davidson.
Body & Soul:
Body & Soul Fitness - Dance Style Fitness. 9 a.m. $3.75 per class. Lake Norman Baptist church, 7921 Sam Furr Road., Huntersville. 704-892-0143. www.lakenormanbaptist.com.
A 30-minute storytime that includes books, flannel board stories and musical activities. For children ages 3-5. 10:15 a.m. Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org.
A storytime for children 1-3 years old that consists of books, flannel board stories and musical activities. 11 a.m. Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org.
Holiday Art Classes:
Registration now open for holiday art themed workshops for youth, teens and adults. Music, preschool, elementary, teen ceramic and adult ceramics. One-day workshops and four-week sessions available. The Community Arts Project, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. 10 a.m. www.thecommunityartsproject.org. The Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Unit 1, Cornelius. 704-896-8823.
9 a.m.-noon on the first and third Saturday of every month. $15 www.thecommunityartsproject.org. The Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Unit 1, Cornelius. 704-896-8823. www.thecommunityartsproject.org.
Child Development Book Discussion:
A free book discussion led by Davidson Day School's head of educational innovation and research. Mike Cerkovnik will discuss Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn - And Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less. 12 p.m. Free. 704-237-5221 or 704-895-8855. Barnes & Noble, 8725 Townley Rd., Huntersville. 704-895-8855. storelocator.barnesandnoble.com.
Tony Abbott will be reading from his new book 'If Words Could Save Us' at 3 p.m. Free. The reading will feature music. A reception and book signing will follow the reading. Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 300 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2344.
A lecture by Princeton University Professor Anthony Grafton on 'Humanism: Then and Now.' Free. 704-894-2074. 7 p.m. Davidson College's Alvarez College Union, Faculty Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000.
Paws to Read:
Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading to a certified therapy dog. 4 p.m. Oct. 10, 11, 17, 18, 14 and 25. Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-416-4000. www.cmlibrary.org.
Books & Babies:
Ages up to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Registration required. 10:30 a.m. North County Regional Public Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. 704-416-6000.
A lecture by University of Chicago historian Leora Auslander about 'Negotiating Embodied Difference: Vegetarian Lunches, Minarets and Sukkot in Contemporary Western Europe.' Free. Details: email@example.com or 704-894-2272. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Chambers Building, Hance Auditorium, 220 D Road, Davidson.
Long Island native Joseph Roenbeck will provide improvised organ accompaniment to the 1928 French silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc. Free. 7:30 p.m. Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House, 208 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-892-5641. www.dcpc.org.