Lake Norman & Mooresville

Community calendar

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Nov. 5

Sculptures and Drawings:

Jaume Plensa’s first exhibition in North Carolina features works on paper as well as works in bronze and steel. Free. Plensa’s exhibition will be on view 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. weekends through Dec. 17. 704-894-2575. Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 300 N. Main St., Davidson.

Afternoon at the Movies:

1-3 p.m. for ages 55 and older. North Meck Senior Center, 16601 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Nature Detectives - Moles, Voles, and more:

Each session will feature stories, games, and activities related to the topic. Info, to register: www.parkandrec.com, #16071. 1:30-3 p.m. For ages At least 4 but younger than 7.Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.

Young Explorer Series - Knock Knock Woodpeckers:

Discover nature with your little one through stories, crafts and activities related to the theme. Must be accompanied by an adult. Info, to register: www.parkandrec.com, #16064. $3. 10:15-11 a.m. Ages at least 2 but younger than 4. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.

Nov. 6

Santa’s Elves Jewelry Workshop:

This is an opportunity for volunteers to have fun and socialize while making Christmas bracelets for the South Iredell Senior Center’s Santa’s gift shop. The 10:30 a.m.-noon workshop will be led by Carolyn Hillegeist. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com/SISC.html.

Tastes of Habitat:

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build initiative is hosting Tastes of Habitat 6:30-9:30 p.m. The evening will include great food and beverages, auction, and live music. $40 individual tickets, $300 table of eight. 704-896-8957. www.ourtownshabitat.org. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334. www.cmccmooresville.com.

Nov. 7

Friday Morning Hike:

Please bring water and snacks and be prepared to hike up to 2 miles on each hike. Info, to register: www. parkandrec.com, #16357. 9-11 a.m. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.

Nov. 8

Pancake for Pills 5K:

That is the stark choice that faces more and more members of our own community. As costs of prescription drugs continue to rise and the numbers of uninsured reach all time highs, providing a no cost source for life-saving prescription drugs becomes critical. 8 a.m. pancakesforpills.racesonline.com. Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1156. www.huntersvilleumc.org.

Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials:

Professional Sheep Dog Trials. Border Collies compete in herding sheep through several "gates" and ultimately into their pen. Also includes Dock Dog competion, Agility Trials, Pumpkin Chunking, Corn Cannon, Cabin Days, inflatables for the kids. 10 a.m. Nov. 8. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.

Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival:

Opens 10 a.m. $11 per person ages 13+, $7.50 for children ages 5-12, and children 4 and younger are admitted free. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.

Meet the Raptors:

Keepers will focus on hawks, owls, falcons or vultures. See the website for information. 11 a.m. Included in admission. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org.

53rd Annual BBQ:

11 a.m. until food runs out. $9 per adult and $5 for children 10 and youngerer. Served family style. Sandwiches, available only as a takeout item, are $4 each. Rehobeth UMC, 9297 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell. 828-478-2518. rehobethumc.org.

‘Seussical Jr.’:

All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters will come to life and delight audiences with their fun-filled adventures discovering life lessons in loyalty and the importance of family and friendship. 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 8; 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 9; 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14; 1 p.m. Nov. 15; 4 p.m. Nov. 15 and 17. All tickets $10. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

CSI? Critter Scene Investigations:

Learn how to identify the animals that live in the woods by the signs they leave behind. 3-4 p.m. Info, to register, www.parkandrec.com, #16171. Free. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.

Gallery crawl:

The Eden Street Market. 5 p.m. Eden Street Market, 106 Eden St., Davidson. 704-778-0487.

Nov. 9

Davidson College Concert Series:

The Davidson Trio performance will feature Artist Associate Alan Black on cello, new Artist Associate Joseph Mayer on violin and guest Ben Geller on viola, who was recently appointed principal violist of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. Nov. 9. $5-$17. To purchase tickets call the Union Ticket Office at 704-894-2135 or visit www.davidson.edu. Davidson College’s Tyler-Tallman Hall, 102 N. Main St., Davidson.

Nov. 11

Davidson Wildcats Basketball:

Vs. Lenoir Rhyne Bears at 7 p.m. Belk Arena, Davidson University, Davidson. Tickets: www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra:

Ablaze. Free. 704-894-2848 or davidson.edu. 7:30 p.m. Duke Family Performance Hall, Baker Drive, Davidson.

Nov. 12

Musical Memories:

David Hoag sings, plays the acoustic guitar and provides some interesting facts about some of the old and new songs we love. 10:30-11:30 a.m. for ages 55 and older. North Meck Senior Center, 16601 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

‘The Nutcracker’:

The Hopewell High School Dance Department presents it’s second annual performance. 7 p.m. Hopewell High School, 11530 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. 980-343-5988.

Nov. 13

How to De-stress the Holidays and All Year:

This workshop is designed to teach caregivers some interesting and creative ways to take the stress out of the holiday season. 11 a.m. with a light lunch provided. Call 704-662-3337 to register by Nov.10. The program will be presented by Jackie Negley, Iredell Council on Aging under the Family Caregiver Support Program. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337.

Holiday Glam Open House:

6-8 p.m. Hardt Boutique, 548 Brawley School Road, Mooresville.

Nov. 15

Bites n’ Books Holiday Bazaar:

This annual event will feature a chili cook-off, with homemade soup and chili available for sale by the quart. There will also be a Country Kitchen full of fresh baked goods, local arts and crafts including handmade pottery and soaps, and gently used books for sale. A $1 raffle ticket could win you a $75 signed and numbered Cotton Ketchie print. Lunch will be available for $4, including a choice of soup, drink and cookie. Proceeds benefit community outreach projects. 10 a.m. Free. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 201 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-663-5659. www.saint-patricks.org.

Davidson Wildcats Basketball:

Vs. Catholic Cardinals. 2 p.m. Belk Arena, Davidson University, Davidson. Tickets: www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Lowe’s YMCA Taste of the Lake:

An evening of fun, food and philanthropy that includes from the area’s premiere restaurants, silent and live auctions, music and spirits. Tickets: Linda Barrick at 704-716-4407 or linda.barrick@ymcacharlotte.org. 6 p.m. Nov. 15. Johnson Carriage House and Meadows, 1360 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-360-2962. www.johnsoncarriagehouseandmeadows.com.

Nov. 16

Bob and Tanya:

Bob Teixeira (guitar) and Tanja Bechtler (cello) perform pieces including Spanish dances, a Yiddish suite, Argentinian tangos and a few jazzy tunes. Admission includes Meet the Artist reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres after the concert. 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $15 (adults); $10 (seniors and students) and children younger than 12 years are free. 704-941-0650. www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson.

Nov. 18

Davidson Wildcats Basketball:

Vs. Campbell Fighting Camels. 7 p.m. Belk Arena, Davidson University, Davidson. Tickets: www.davidsonwildcats.com.

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