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Alder Trail Hike:
Join a ranger at 2 p.m. for a short hike in Lake Norman State Park when the ranger will talk about park activities, history and native wildlife. The program will last one hour. Must register prior to event date:704-528-6350. Free. 704-528-6350. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.
New Year's Bash:
Bring your favorite finger foods to share and celebrate bringing in the New Year at the South Iredell Senior Center at 2 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the South Iredell Senior Center Readers Theatre. Bob Warchol with Holiday Retirement will host a musical bingo and give away prizes. If you plan to attend please call 704-662-3337 by Jan. 2. Free and open to all senior adults. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. www.iredellcoa.com.
Senior Extra program:
For information visit www.seniorextra.com or call Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859. 3 p.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.
Piedmont Amateur Astronomers Club Meeting:
Come join us at 7:30 for a fun time in astronomy the first Thursday of every month. Email Charles Lail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-528-6282 for information. Free. 7:30 p.m. . www.piedmontamateurastronomers.com. Iredell County Rescue Squad, 1902 Wilkesboro Highway, Statesville.
Doors open at 4 p.m. with program at 7 p.m. every Thursday. VFW, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville. 704-873-9126.
Fashion Club for Kids:
6-9 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month. Ages 8-15. 6 p.m. $20. Future Fashion Designers, 123 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-799-3553. FutureFashionDesigners.com.
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.
Beginner's Tai Chi:
Taking registration for an evidence-based Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program. Class starts on Jan. 9, for six weeks, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Because the Center has received a grant to offer the class, there is no set fee to participate. The recommended amount for the class is $36 for those wishing to help the center provide additional evidence based classes. Registration by Jan. 9 is required. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.
Chair massages are now available. Appointments are required. $20 for 30 minutes; $40 for 60 minutes, call 704-662-3337 for an appointment. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.
Free Small Business Advise:
There is no cost for an appointment, call 704-664-3898 or email email@example.com for availability. Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, 149 E. Iredell Ave., Mooresville. 704-664-3898. www.mooresvillenc.org.
Comedy Show with Julie Scoggins:
Doors open at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. $10. Comedy Zone Lake Norman, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. 704-895-1782. www.lkncomedyzone.com.
This Wednesday class is for someone with no prior experience to learn handbuilding, wheel and glazing techniques. Ages teen to adult. 9:30 a.m. The Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Unit 1, Cornelius. 704-896-8823. www.corneliuspr.org
Basic Ceramics for Teens:
This Wednesday course offers a mix of ceramic techniques. Ages 12 - 16. 4:45 p.m. The Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Unit 1, Cornelius. 704-896-8823. www.corneliuspr.org.
Stand Up North Carolina
Speakers are Dr. Mike Beitler, candidate for N.C. Secretary of State; N.C. Sen. Chris Carney; Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins; and James McCall, candidate for N.C. Insurance Commissioner. 7 p.m. Free. www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=327013713629. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmooresville.com.
Canoe Nature Trip:
Join a ranger at 2 p.m. for a guided canoe tour of Park Lake. People should bring extra clothes and towels. Must be someone 16 or older in each canoe and no more than three adults per canoe. Maximum number of people is 20. Must register prior to event date, 704-528-6350. Free. 704-528-6350. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.
The Cockman Family returns 7:30 p.m. A complimentary "Meet The Artists" reception follows the concert. Tickets $10, students $5, under 10 free. Tickets at Recreation Dept office, 418 Carpenter Ave., Mooresville; by calling 704 663-7026; online at www.mooresvillerecreation.org, or at the door. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmooresville.com.
Organ at Davidson Concert:
Organist Susan Bates.7:30 p.m. A reception follows. Events are free with donations in support of future programs encouraged. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. www.dcpc.org.
Art Exhibit Opening:
"Recent Gifts and Acquisitions," including a major piece by Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz. 7:30 p.m. Professor Van Hilliard and Gallery Director Brad Thomas will speak. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidson.edu.
Alder Trail Hike:
Join a ranger 2-3 p.m. for a short hike in Lake Norman State Park when the ranger will talk about park activities, history and native wildlife. Must register prior to event date:704-528-6350. Free. 704-528-6350. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.