Lake Norman & Mooresville

Mooresville community calendar

Submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com. and click on "add to our listings." Email photos to stories@newsofmooresville.com. The submission deadline for print is two weeks in advance of the event date.

Feb. 8

Dining Event:

A dining event with noted public television chef Joanne Weir. Weir, host of the public television series, "Joanne Weir's Cooking Class" and a new series titled "Joanne Weir's Cooking Confidence," will meet fans, talk about cuisine, and offer a Mediterranean luncheon. For information call 704-894-2600 or email crmombert@davidson.edu. 11 a.m. $9.75. Davidson College's Vail Commons, 102 Nelson Lane, Davidson.

Eating on a Budget:

How much food will $16 buy? It depends on where you shop or eat. Join Ann Simmons with the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service for Iredell County, to learn how you can stretch your resources and eat better for less. Also, learn how to apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. 12:30 p.m. Free to attend, but registration is requested by Feb. 6. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Feb. 9

Help for Seniors Filing Their Taxes:

AARP Tax Aide is available 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 2-April 12 to help seniors file their taxes. An appointment is required and you must bring all tax papers and your 2010 tax return. Call 704-662-3337 for information. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. www.iredellcoa.com.

Folkgrass Open Mic & Songwriter Showcase:

8 p.m. The Bathtub Gin, 166 N. Main St., Mooresville.

Phi Beat Open Mic/Coffeehouse:

Come read or just listen to poetry by members of the community. 6:30 p.m. Free. Mitchell Community College, Mooresville Classroom Building, 235 N. Academy St., Mooresville. www.mitchellcc.edu

Nature Program:

Sponsored by the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. Topic will be Invasive Pythons. Dr. Michael Dorcus of Davidson College will bring a live 14-foot python to illustrate his presentation. 7 p.m. Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. 704-664-2927.

Feb. 10

Smoked Barbecue Chicken Fundraiser:

Proceeds to benefit the cadet program of the Iredell Composite Squadron and welcomehomeveteran.org. $8 per plate which includes a half smoked barbecue chicken, baked beans, slaw and roll. 10:30 a.m. Richard's Coffee Shop, 128 S. Main St., Mooresville. 704-663-0488.

Valentines Dance:

Open to all seniors, 5:30-8 p.m. Bring your favorite snack or finger food to share. Admission is $1. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Dance Performance:

A performance by the student members of Gamut Dance Company. $6. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10, 11. Duke Family Performance Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2135. www.davidson.edu.

Feb. 11

The Immune System:

Discussion by A.J. Lanigan, University of South Carolina, School of Pharmacy. 9:30 a.m. 704-658-1175. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334.

"Wine, Women & Music" exhibit:

Art opening 6-9 p.m. Reception to meet the artists, wine tasting, and live music with "The Greenhouse Jazz Ensemble." Show will feature 48 paintings and works of 38 artists. Free. Andre Christine Gallery, 148 Ervin Road, Mooresville. 704-664-1164. AndreChristineGallery.com.

Winter Bird Hike:

Join a ranger for a walk through a variety of habitats in search of winter bird life. Bring binoculars and a bird guide. For ages 8 and up. You must register prior to event date: 704-528-6350. 8 a.m. Free. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.

Backcountry Hike: Rocks and Wintergreen:

Join a ranger to explore park areas where there are no trails, including a rocky ridge and the trees and plants that are green in the winter. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water as this will be a strenuous hike. Minimum age is 8 years old. You must register prior to the event date: 704-528-6350. 3 p.m. Free. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.

Feb. 12

Cheese, Yogurt, Butter & Vegetables:

Bring back the tradition of making cheese and other fermented foods in your own kitchen. You'll take home instructions, recipes and a starter kit. 2 p.m. $40 or $70 for two. Mills Garden Herb Farm, 732 Mills Garden Road, Statesville. 704-873-3361. www.millsgardenherbfarm.com.

Winter Birds of Lake Norman Power Point:

Join a ranger to learn more about the park's winter bird life through a power point presentation. For all ages. You must register prior to event date: 704-528-6350. 3 p.m. Free. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman. 704-528-6350.

Feb. 13

Mooresville Centerpiece Quilters' Guild:

Business meeting followed by program of members sharing tips and techniques. Library and sales table available. Visitors welcome. 10 a.m. Free. 704-896-7978. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville.

Feb. 14

Amazing American Heritage:

An interactive discussion of our amazing American Heritage and the American War for Independence, with emphasis on the Southern Campaign, including principal battles. Come and learn many little-known facts. 10 a.m. Iredell Senior Center, 344 E. Front St., Statesville. Register at 704-873-8568.

Help in Spanish for Seniors Filing Taxes:

An appointment is required and you must bring all tax papers and your 2010 tax return. An interpreter is available upon prior request for Spanish speaking individuals 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mooresville Recreation Department Building. Call 704-662-3337 for information. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Small Business Advise:

Suzanne Wallace, director of the Small Business Center at Mitchell Community College, can serve as your sounding board. Free. For an appointment, call 704-664-3898 or email info@mooresvillenc.org. Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, 149 E. Iredell Ave., Mooresville. 704-664-3898. www.mooresvillenc.org.

Feb. 16

New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman:

Monthly meeting for singles who are 50-plus years old. Details: 704-677-2331 or email pscats44@hotmail.com. 6:30 p.m. Lone Star Steak House, 668 River Highway, Mooresville. 704-799-3262.

Lecture:

Davidson College invites the public to a talk by Professor Sarah Frohardt-Lane from Birmingham-Southern College on "Why Not Take the Bus? Public Transit, Race, and the Environmental Legacy of Prejudice." 7 p.m. Details: abschade@davidson.edu. 704-894-2487. Davidson College Carolina Inn, 215 N. Main St., Davidson.

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