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Film screening: The Cornelius Arts Center will present “Twenty Feet From Stardom” at 7 p.m. Nov. 2 in The Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. A complimentary wine-and-cheese reception will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. The 90-minute film won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, as well as the 2014 Independent Spirit Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

Lafouji Alexander, a 20-year veteran record producer and engineer, will participate in a question-and-answer session after the film.

Tickets are $10 for Cornelius residents, $11 for others and $5 students. Advance tickets are available at www.studioccinema.com or by calling Robert Maier at 704-996-7724. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Free nature outing: WOW World of Wonder, a nature discovery program for children and their families, will present “Through the Horse’s Eyes,” 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at Triple Play Farm.

Children ages 7 and older can meet a gentle herd of horses and learn how they see the world. Topics include the five senses, anatomy and psychology of horses, predator vs. pretty and how to use body language to communicate and build a relationship with horses.

Registration is required by emailing dlc.wow@gmail.com.

WOW is co-sponsored by Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery.

Dr. Seuss takes stage: The Davidson Community Players’ youth theater group, The Connie Company, will present “Seussical Jr.” Nov. 7-16 at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St. in Davidson. Show times are 7 p.m. Nov. 7, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 8-9, 7 p.m. Nov. 14, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 15, and 4 p.m. Nov. 16.

The musical follows Cat in the Hat and Jojo on whirlwind adventures as they discover life lessons in loyalty and the importance of family and friendship. A perfect introduction for children as their first live theater experience, the show runs approximately 70 minutes.

Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 704-892-7953 or visiting www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org.

Arts Depot events: Three local artists and a holiday sale will be featured in November at the Mooresville Arts Depot on the corner of Center and Main streets in downtown Mooresville.

Featured artists include Kentucky native Bonne McCoy, a regular watercolor painter in the Open Studio at the Depot who studied art at Western Kentucky State University. She resumed her interest in art after retiring from a career as a college counselor.

Suzanne Whitlow-Marson, a North Carolina native, has performed around the world in USO tours, on cruise ships and in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Canada. She also worked as a chef before learning to paint in her late 30s. She currently paints in watercolor.

Sherry DeGrandchamp is a self-taught artist who has worked as a designer and art director for licensed apparel such as Harley-Davidson. Her recent art focuses on how she envisions the light of life.

The exhibit of local artists runs Nov. 4-12 and Nov. 20-29. An opening reception will be held 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7.

The Mooresville Arts Depot also will hold its “Give the Gift of Art” Holiday sale during open ours November-January. The sale will feature a variety of unique, original items such as pottery, woodworking, Christmas cards and ornaments, note cards, paintings, wall art and handmade crafts.

For information, visit www.MAGart.org or call 704-663-6661.

Veterans Day program: The town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 will host a Veterans Day Program at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza and the Cornelius Town Hall lawn. The special program honors military veterans and those serving in the Armed Forces.

Events include a welcome by Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis, a 21-gun salute by American Legion Post 86 and patriotic songs by the W.A. Hough High School Concert Choir.

For information, contact the Cornelius PARC Department at 704-892-6031, ext. 160 or www.cornelius.org/parc.

Exhibit opens: “Home Grown,” an annual local art showcase, will open Nov. 14 at the Cornelius Arts Center in The Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.

The nonjuried show is open to any age and artistic level. An artists’ reception will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 14.

For information, call 704-896-8823 or visit www.cornelius.org/parc.

Art classes: The Cornelius Arts Center will offer several fall classes for adults and children.

Upcoming adult classes include Watercolor Painting, Mosaics and Handmade Gifts, Handmade Ceramic Ornaments and Monday Night Ceramics.

Youth classes include Little Picassos and Van Goghs for ages 2-5, Watercolor Painting & Drawing for ages 8-12.

For information, call 704-896-8823 or visit www.cornelius.org/parc.

Cornelius library events: The Cornelius Public Library will hold several regular programs and special events in November. The schedule includes:

Baby Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Mondays for ages up to 17 months. Free. Registration required by calling 704-416-3800.

Tiny Tots Storytime: 11:30 a.m. Mondays for ages 18-23 months. Free. Registration required by calling 704-416-3800.

Two-Time Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 24-35 months. Free. Registration required by calling 704-416-3800.

Preschool Storytime: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 3-5. Free. Registration required by calling 704-416-3800.

Conexiones que cuentan/Connections that count: 10 a.m. Thursdays. This Spanish storytime prepares children for school with music, games, dancing and crafts. No registration required. For children of all ages and families. Group will not meet Nov. 27.

Learn, Connect, Play on Wii: 5 p.m. Nov. 3, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17 for ages 12-18. Play on the Wii and have fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. No registration necessary.

Spanish Conversation Group for English Speakers: 10 a.m. Nov. 7 and Nov. 21. Improve Spanish reading, speaking and listening skills, including basic grammar and vocabulary, in a relaxed group setting. No registration required.

College 101/ACT Practice with Princeton Review: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8 for ages 12-18. Kick off your ACT prep with a free practice exam and detailed performance report with tips on how to improve your score. Registration required at www.princetonreview.com.

Downloading eBooks: 6 p.m. Nov. 13. Bring your iPad, Kindle, Nook or tablet with email or Amazon account information to learn how to find, checkout and download books from the library’s digital collection. Registration is required at cmlibrary.org/programs.

International Games Day: Drop in 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15 for ages 3 and older. Pick a new game or choose an old favorite from the library’s collection. No registration required.

Daylily Book Club and Film Discussion: 10 a.m. Nov. 18. This month’s selection is “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro. The group will view the film and discuss the book over a free lunch. All adults are welcome. Registration is required by calling 704-416-3800 or visiting cmlibrary.org/programs.

Technology Tutoring: Thirty-minute one-on-one computer help is available at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 18. Registration begins Nov. 4 at www.cmlibrary.org/programs.

Girls Read Book Club: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20 for ages 7-11. This month focuses on “Ivy and Bean Break the Fossil Record” by Annie Barrows. Group meets the third Thursday of each month. No registration required.

Comic Creations: 5 p.m. Nov. 24 for ages 12-18. Create a short comic and learn about graphic novels, storytelling and cartooning techniques. No registration required.

Boys Will Be Boys Book Club: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25 for ages 7-11. This month focuses on “Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry” by Josh Lewis. Group meets the last Tuesday of the month. No registration required.

For Me, for You, for Later: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 26. Preschoolers ages 3-5 will learn financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions.

From Page to Screen/Pocahontas: 2 p.m. Nov. 26. The film screening of this G-rated Disney film is open to all children and families. No registration required.

McShane book signing: Local author and historian Chuck McShane will discuss his new book, “A History of Lake Norman: Fish Camps to Ferraris,” 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Davidson Public Library.

A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow. Registration is recommended by calling 704-416-4000 or visiting www.cmlibrary.org/programs.

Davidson library events: The Davidson Public Library at 119 S. Main St. will hold several workshops and events in November.

The schedule includes:

Middle School Girls Book Club: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 for ages 10-14. This month’s book is “Chomp” by Carl Hiaasen.

High School Girls Book Club: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 for ages 14-18. This month’s book is “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern.

Downloading eBooks: 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 13. Adults can bring their iPad, Kindle, Nook or tablet along with email or Amazon account information to learn how to find, checkout and download books from the library’s digital collection. To register, visit www.cmlibrary.org/programs or call 704-416-4000.

International Games Day: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 15 for ages 3 and up and their families.

Davidson Kids Book Club: 4-5 p.m. Nov. 19 for ages 7-10. This month’s book is “Miss Klute is a Hoot!” by Dan Gutman.

Technology Tutoring: Thirty-minute one-on-one computer help is available at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Nov. 20 Registration is required by calling 704-416-4000 or visiting www.cmlibrary.org/programs.

Regular weekly events include:

Preschool Storytime: 10:15-10:45 a.m. Nov. 7, Nov. 14, Nov. 21 and Nov. 28. Open to ages 3-5.

Toddler Storytime: 11-11:30 a.m. Nov. 3, Nov. 10, Nov. 17 and Nov. 24. Open to ages 18-35 months.

Paws to Read: 4-5 p.m. Nov. 4, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, Nov. 18 and Nov. 20. Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading to a certified therapy dog. Open to ages 3-11.

For information, call 7040416-4000 or visit www.cmlibrary.org/programs.

Business

Probus Club meets: The PROBUS Club of Lake Norman, a group of retired people from professional and business sectors, will meet at 10 a.m. Nov. 18 at Berea Baptist Church, 1015 River Highway, Mooresville.

A half-hour coffee social will be followed by a brief business meeting and a presentation by a guest speaker. Guests are welcome.

Forinformation, contact John Scott at k8yc@roadrunner.com.

Monkee’s raises $4,500 for foundation: Monkee’s of Lake Norman recently hosted a Frye trunk show and a ticketed shop-and-sip event to benefit A Giving Spirit Foundation.

The boutique raised $4,500 for the Davidson-based nonprofit dedicated to providing financial assistance to area mothers from a debilitating disease or unforeseen health challenges. www.monkeesoflakenorman.com.

Chamber to host holiday bazaar: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will host the 2014 Holiday Bazaar 2-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville.

The bazaar will be held in conjunction with Downtown Mooresville wagon rides, Santa visits, eateries and shopping. Chamber members can purchase booth space to showcase gift items at the annual Winter Wonderland gift, Craft and Artisan Bazaar.

For information, call the chamber office at 704-664-3898.

New name for senior living facility: Emeritus at Churchill recently changed its name to reflect its connection to the Brookdale senior living family.

The senior living center at 140 Carriage Club Drive in Mooresville will be called Brookdale Churchill. Brookdale operates independent living, assisted living, continuing care retirement centers and dementia-care communities with nearly 650 communities in 36 states.

For information, visit www.brookdale.com.

Medical

Rotator cuff surgery options: Dr. Kevin Stanley, an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoCarolina, will be the guest speaker at the next Senior Circle meeting 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Community Rooms A and B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Stanley will discuss “Rotator Cuff Pain and Surgical Options” and will answer questions from participants.

Senior Circle meetings are held 3-4:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in Community Rooms A and B at the hospital. For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or Mitzie.McCurdy@hma.com.

Stroke support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Stroke Support Group 1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 6 at the War Memorial building, 220 N. Maple St., Mooresville.

The group meets the first Thursday of each month at the War Memorial building. Free and open to the public, the group provides education and support to stroke victims and their families.

For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or Mitzie.McCurdy@hma.com.

Cancer support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Cancer Support Group at 11:45 a.m. Nov. 11 in Community Rooms A and B. The free group meets the second Tuesday of each month to provide education and support to cancer survivors and their families.

Lunch is included. For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or Mitzie.McCurdy@hma.com.

Diabetes support group: The Diabetes Support Group will meet noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Burlington Room at the Charles Mack Citizens Center in Mooresville.

Meetings are held the fourth Monday of every month and provide education and support to those living with Type 2 diabetes and their families. Registration is not required.

For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or Mitzie.McCurdy@hma.com.

CPR training: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will offer the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver CPR training course 6-10 p.m. Nov. 18 in Community Room B at the hospital.

The course is open to the public and costs $50. Participants will learn basic skills in recognizing and treating life-threatening emergencies, including cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims.

For information or to make a reservation, call 888-995-6762.

Look good, feel better: The American Cancer Society will present “Look Good … Feel Better” 6:15-8:15 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Private Dining Room at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use make-up and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. A free dinner is included.

For information, contact Cathy Quade, Coordinator for the Look Good … Feel Better Program, at 704-662-0770.

Compiled by Leigh Pressley

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