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Piedmont Amateur Astronomers Club:
Come join us at 7:30 for a fun time in astronomy the first Thursday of every month. Email Charles Lail at email@example.com or call 704-528-6282 for information. Free. 7:30 p.m. . www.piedmontamateurastronomers.com. Iredell County Rescue Squad, 1902 Wilkesboro Highway, Statesville.
Stroke Support Group:
Details: Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859. 1 p.m. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.
The FolkGrass Songwriter Showcase & Open Mic is a weekly open mic and songwriter showcase. 9 p.m. Thursdays. Free. www.facebook.com. The Bathtub Gin, 166 N. Main St., Mooresville.
Every Thursday. Doors open at 4 p.m. Program starts at 7 p.m. 704-873-9126. VFW, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville.
Professional Woman's Network Group:
Join the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce PWN Group. Open to all; advance registration appreciated. 704-664-3898. 7:30 a.m. $5. www.mooresvillenc.org. Hampton Inn & Suites - Mooresville, 119 Gallery Center Drive, Mooresville. 704-660-7700.
Holiday Woman's Show:
Noon-7 p.m. "Winter Wonderland Shopping Event" Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St, Mooresville. Free admission. www.cmccmooresville.com.
Christmas in Davidson:
6 p.m. Dec. 1-3. Dec. 3. Free. Downtown.
Retrieving the Lamb:
"Retrieving the Lamb" by Charlotte's Judy Simpson-Cook is a celebration of the human spirit. 8 p.m. Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17; 4 p.m. Dec. 3; 2 p.m. Dec. 4, 10, 11, 18. $12-$20. Davidson Community Players, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Learn to Play Chess:
Hosted by the Mooresville Public Library Teen Advisory Board; register online. Every Thursday in December. 5 p.m. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. 704-664-2927.
The Compassionate Friends of Iredell:
The Compassionate Friends of Iredell is a non-profit all volunteer community support group for grieving parents and their families. The group meets 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Gordon Hospice House. Amelia Cates at 704 924-7268. Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville. 704-761-2400. www.hoic.org.
Come play shuffleboard or learn how. 10 a.m. Iredell Senior Center, 344 E. Front St., Statesville. 704-873-8568.
Downtown Holiday Shop & Stroll:
Merchants will have extended hours. 704-878-3436 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 4 p.m. . Downtown Statesville, West Broad Street, Statesville.
"Alternative" Gift Fair:
Purchase self-development goods, services and livestock for people in need at the annual alternative holiday gifts fair. Prices start at $1. 2 p.m. 704-894-2423. Davidson College's Alvarez College Union, Faculty Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000.
Diabetes Education Classes:
Details: 704-779-2100. 10 a.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.
Folk Art Sewing:
Open to anyone interested in sharing in the art of sewing. 9 a.m. on the first Monday of every month. Led by Judee Lefler. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337.
Dove House Fundraiser:
Chiropractors will adjust existing patients for a donation of $20. New patients will receive an examination and up to two X-rays for a donation of $27. All proceeds will go to the Dove House. Call 704-871-2225 for an appointment. Statesville Chiropractic Clinic, 300 N. Oakland Ave., Statesville.
Barn Quilt Workshop at Andre Christine Gallery:
Paint a barn quilt. Details and sign up: 704-664-1164. 9 a.m. Cost depends on size chosen. Andre Christine Gallery, 148 Ervin Road, Mooresville. AndreChristineGallery.com.