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Art Exhibit Opening:
"Recent Gifts and Acquisitions," including a major piece by Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz. The 7:30 p.m. opening will also showcase "Works on Paper" by Sean Scully, and mark the release of "Davidson Collects: 100 Writers Respond to Art." Professor Van Hilliard and Gallery Director Brad Thomas will speak about the project. The exhibitions are open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays, and noon-4 p.m. on weekends. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidson.edu.
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.
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.
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.
Service for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing:
Deaf and hard of hearing can receive services on the third Thursday of every month from the Division of Services for Deaf & Hard of Hearing. Services.. Details: 838-432-5335 voice or 828-432-5338 TTY. 8 a.m. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.
Doors open at 4 p.m. with program at 7 p.m. every Thursday. VFW, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville. 704-873-9126.
Coffee with the Mayor:
All seniors are encouraged to join Mayor Miles Atkins at 10:30 a.m. to learn how he supports services for older adults in our community. Take this opportunity to advocate on the behalf of senior adults. 10:30 a.m. Jan. 20. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com
A mid-day concert featuring performances by Davidson community members and college faculty and staff members. Free. 12:30 p.m. 704-894-2848. Davidson College's Tyler-Tallman Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. www.davidson.edu.
A student production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." Host commentator Leland Park will lead the audience through the production Free. 7:30 p.m. 704-894-2848. Davidson College's Tyler-Tallman Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidson.edu
Business Luncheon and Community Excellence Awards:
Guest speaker will be Patrick McCrory. Lunch will be provided. The Business Person, Citizen of the Year, Duke Energy Service, Excellence in Education, Sara Tice Woman in Leadership and Willis Barnette Entrepreneurial Award recipients will all be announced. Open to the public. Reservations: 704-664-3898. 11:30 a.m. Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, 149 E. Iredell Ave., Mooresville. www.mooresvillenc.org.
TV Modeling Fest 2012 Competition:
Konscious Money Entertainment is now accepting talent applications from aspiring female models who are interested in auditioning for the March 2012 Rip the Runway Model festival that will be filmed for Charlotte Cable TV and Internet Vimeo.com. 1 p.m. 704-218-9645. konsciousmoney.webs.com. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmooresville.com.
Common Game Fish:
Join a ranger at 2 p.m. for a power point presentation on the Game Fish of Lake Norman. The program will last about an hour. Must register prior to event date. Free. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Statesville. 704-528-6350.
A student production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." Host commentator Leland Park will lead the audience through the production Free. 7:30 p.m. 704-894-2848. Davidson College's Tyler-Tallman Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidson.edu.
Computer Basics Workshop:
Presenter Tim Grier will decipher the "geek speak" and help you understand your PC. Free. 3 p.m. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmooresville.com.
Gift for a Gift Bingo:
Bring a prize and enjoy a morning of playing bingo. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Each person is to donate an item toward the game in order to play. Refreshments to share are welcome. Whether playing bingo or not, all bingo prize donations are appreciated and help to make the game that much more fun. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.
A presentation of performance art by Costa Rican artist Elia Arce, who uses film, theater and installation to explore social and political themes. 7 p.m. 704-894-2631. Davidson College, Semans Lecture Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. www.davidson.edu.
Chamber of Commerce After Hours:
Open to all chamber members and their guests. 5 p.m. Free. Hilton Garden Inn, 159 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville. 704-664-3898. www.mooresvillenc.org.
A reading by author Thomas Mallon. Free. 7:30 p.m. 704-894-2254. Davidson College's Alvarez College Union, Faculty Drive, Davidson.