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How to Find a Weight Loss Plan:
Join Ann Simmons with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service for Iredell County at 1 p.m. for an in-depth look at popular weight loss programs. Examine how they will, or won't work to keep pounds off long-term. Also learn some simple dietary and lifestyle changes that can help you maintain a healthy weight. Free, but registration is requested by Jan. 23. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.
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A reading by author Thomas Mallon, who is on campus this semester as the college's McGee Visiting Professor of Writing. Free. 7:30 p.m. 704-894-2254. Davidson College's Alvarez College Union, Faculty Drive, Davidson.
Lake Norman Covekeepers:
Guest speaker is Capt. Craig Price, who will talk to us about aquatic wildlife and provide other insights into Lake Norman as a wildlife habitat. 7 p.m. Free. East Lincoln Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Road, Denver. 704-489-6249. www.catawbariverkeeper.org.
Microsoft Outlook 2010 for Beginners:
Ask questions and get some free hands-on training. Bring your laptop (not a requirement) Open to the public. 3 p.m. Free. 704-662-6845. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmooresville.com.
Writers Series: Christopher Davis:
Christopher Davis is the author of three books of poetry. He is professor of creative writing at UNC Charlotte. 7:30 p.m. Free. Open to the public. www.mitchellcc.edu. Mitchell Community College, Rotary Auditorium, 500 W. Broad St., Statesville. 704-878-4321.
7 p.m. Thursdays. VFW Post 2031, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville. 704-873-9126.
Researching Private Foundations:
Is your nonprofit organization searching for a grant? This session will provide you with the tools on how to access information and do prospect research for grants. Laptops welcome, however they are not required. Free. 9 a.m. 704-878-3227. www.mitchellcc.edu. Mitchell Community College, Mooresville Center, 219 N. Academy St., Mooresville.
A production of the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty." 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27; 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28; 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Barber Theatre of the Cunningham Theatre Center. Tickets are $7. Davidson College's Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Featuring the Davidson College Jazz Ensemble and saxophonist Patrick Brown. Free. 7:30 p.m. 704-894-2848. Davidson College's Tyler-Tallman Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. www.davidson.edu.
Aging Gracefully & Taking Care of One's Self:
A motivational presentation sponsored by Comfort Keepers. A light lunch will be included. RSVP with a $1 donation to South Iredell Senior Center by Jan. 23. 12:30 p.m. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.
John Zimmer, patent lawyer with Smith Moore Leatherwood, will discuss "From Lab Bench to Marketplace: Best Practices to Generate and Protect Intellectual Property," beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the Lecture Hall (B25) of the Martin Chemistry Building. Free. 704-894-2307. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. www.davidson.edu.
Join a ranger at 2 p.m. at the Park Office to explore a remote part of the park where the trails don't go. Maximum number of people is 15. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Not recommended for ages 8 and under. It will be a strenuous walk. Contact the park office to register, 704-528-6350. 704-582-6350. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.
A production of the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty." 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28; 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Barber Theatre of the Cunningham Theatre Center. Tickets are $7. Davidson College's Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Spanish for K-2:
Kids in grades K-2 can learn basic Spanish in this free class. Advance registration is required. 10 a.m. 828-478-2729. Sherrills Ford Branch Library, 8456 Sherrills Ford Road, Sherrills Ford. www.catawbacountync.gov.
Free session on using an e-reader and downloading books. 10 a.m. Sherrills Ford Branch Library, 8456 Sherrills Ford Road, Sherrills Ford. 828-478-2729. www.catawbacountync.gov.
The classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty." Tickets are $7. 704-892-7953. 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Davidson College's Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St., Davidson. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Iredell County Republican Women's Meeting:
Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of NC Values Coalition, will speak on NC Marriage Amendment. 6:30 p.m. Ramada Inn, 1215 Garner Bagnal Blvd., Statesville. 704-878-9691.
Artist Series Concert:
Performance by Jeremy Davis and the Fabulous Equinox Jazz Orchestra. 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating, $15 faculty and staff, and $8 for Davidson students. 704-894-2135. Davidson College, Duke Family Performance Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2000.
Amazing American Heritage:
An interactive discussion of our amazing Ameriacn Heritage and the American War for Independence, with emphasis on the Southern Campaign, including principal battles. 10 a.m. Iredell Senior Center, 344 E. Front St., Statesville. Register at 704-873-8568.