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Jan. 4

Women’s Basketball: La Salle at Davidson:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from La Salle University in this college basketball matchup. 2 p.m. Davidson College John M. Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Jan. 7

Women’s Basketball: Dayton at Davidson:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from the University of Dayton in this college basketball matchup. Noon $6.53; $3.73 children. Davidson College John M. Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Hike For Your Health:

Get outside, get moving, and get healthy. Enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and beautiful surroundings with like-minded people. You must be able to hike four to five miles at a moderate pace on uneven terrain. Hikes are dog-friendly but all dogs must be on a 6-foot, or shorter, leash. 5-6 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Nature Detectives:

During these fall programs, participants will become nature detectives as they learn about different animal habitats and what can affect the lives of the animal populations that live in those areas. They will also be dissecting a few small creatures at the last class. Each session will feature stories, games, and activities related to the topic. 1:30-3 p.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Young Explorer Series:

Discover nature with your little one through stories, crafts and activities related to the theme. 10:15 a.m.-11 a.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Jan. 8

Yoga:

Yoga is a great way to stay healthy, strengthen and tone your body, taught by Jan Ambrose, Yoga certified instructor. Registration with payment is required prior to the first day of the class session. 12:30-1:30 p.m. $30. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Jan. 9

Holiday Waistline Burn Off:

Drop those extra holiday pounds and bring in the New Year by jump starting a healthier you. Everyone knows how easy it is to put on those extra pounds with all the holiday food gatherings. We also know that if you eat more than you burn off it results in extra pounds around your waistline, and if continued, has the potential of contributing to other health issues. Start off the New Year on the right foot, then the left as we work off those unwanted pounds during this workout for ages 60-plus. Call for information. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Genna & Jesse:

National touring duo Genna and Jesse return for an evening of original music. Genna & Jesse are currently touring the nation to promote their newest release, “Give and Take.” The 8-month tour, which includes club venues, house concerts, restaurants, cafes, and festivals, is being done with as small a carbon footprint as possible. 8 p.m. The Birdsnest, 102 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-990-6378. www.thebirdsnest.net.

Holiday Waistline Burn Off:

Drop those extra holiday pounds and bring in the New Year by jump starting a healthier you. Everyone knows how easy it is to put on those extra pounds with all the holiday food gatherings. They also know that if you eat more than you burn off, it results in extra pounds around your waistline, and if continued, has the potential of contributing to other health issues. Start off the New Year on the right foot, then the left, as you shed those unwanted pounds during a workout on Friday, January 9 at 9 am. For seniors age 60 and over. 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Woodland Sprites:

On any given day, children may choose to investigate a stream, make a mud pie buffet, follow deer tracks through the woods, and much more, all under the guidance of experienced environmental educators. 9 a.m.-noon $75. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Jan. 10

Men’s Basketball: St. Louis at Davidson:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from St. Louis University in this college basketball matchup. 7 p.m. $14.92-$23.31; $7.46-$23.31 children. Davidson College John M. Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Team Adventure Race:

Get ready to use your ingenuity and outdoor skills in order to find the targets. This program will teach participants the basics of map and compass reading and knot tying. Participants should bring a lunch, water bottle, a spare change of clothes (including shoes), and their thinking caps. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $10. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

BSA: Sustainability Merit Badge:

Sustainability is the new alternative to the Environmental Science merit badge for scouts interested in achieving the Eagle rank. Scouts will work with an environmental educator to complete the requirements to earn their Sustainability badge. Requirement #1 must be completed before coming to class. Parts of requirement #2 and requirement #5 must be completed at home after class. Scouts should bring a blue card, pen or pencil, and a bagged lunch with them to class. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $15. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Point & Shoot:

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, “Point & Shoot” follows Matt VanDyke, who left home in Baltimore in 2006 and set off on a “crash course in manhood.” He bought a motorcycle and a video camera and began a multi-year, 35,000-mile motorcycle trip through Northern Africa and the Middle East. Matt fought in – and filmed – the war until he was captured by Gaddafi forces and held in solitary confinement for six months. Filmmaker Marshall Curry tells this harrowing and sometimes humorous story of a young man’s search for political revolution and personal transformation. Doors open 6:15 pm for complementary wine and cheese reception, and art gallery browsing. Screening begins at 7 p.m. Informal discussion follows. 7-8:30 p.m. $9-$10. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. 704-896-8823. www.cornelius.org.

Jan. 11

Women’s Basketball: Rhode Island at Davidson:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from the University of Rhode Island in this college basketball matchup. 2 p.m. $6.53; $3.73 children. Davidson College John M. Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Winter Ecology Hike:

Explore the wonderful world of winter. Discover how animals and plants can survive the cold weather and go on a hike to explore the many adaptations that animals and plants exhibit during this time of year. 2-3:30 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Jan. 13

Organ at Davidson:

Beverly Biggs, harpsichord; Jane Cain, organ; and Barbara Krumdieck, cello will play music of Spain and Italy from the Baroque and early Classical period. Concertos for organ and harpsichord by Antonio Soler, and music for cello by Vivaldi will be on the program. Beverly Biggs and Barbara Krumdieck are prominent advocates of music in North Carolina. Jane Cain is Director of Music at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. 7:30 p.m. Donations accepted. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-892-5641. www.dcpc.org.

Massage Therapy Bring in the New Year with Stress Release:

A massage positively affects blood pressure, pulse, and skin temperature. It increases lymph flow rate by 7-9 times. Massages are now available at South Iredell Senior Center. Appointment required. Massage therapy is particularly valuable for the problems associated with growing older. The benefits of massage encompass conditions that may arise with age, such as: muscular stiffness, arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and respiratory problems such as asthma and emphysema. Massage encourages circulation, decreases muscular stiffness, and helps to decrease inflammation that may rest in the joints. Careful massage can help provide the elderly with symptomatic relief and enable seniors to extend the vitality in their lives. Senior rate is $20 for a 30 minute session. This also makes a great Christmas gift to treat any older adult. Call 704-662-3337 for an appointment. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 for 30 mins. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Jan. 14

Community Pint Night:

WDAV will be Summit Coffee’s featured beneficiary for Community Pint Night. Twenty percent of proceeds from pints of beer and glasses of wine will be donated to Classical Public Radio. The beer selection will be inspired by Holst’s symphony “The Planets.” Festivities will also include commemorative Richard Wagner pint glasses, and a classical music trivia competition with prizes beginning at 7p.m. Space is limited, so arrive early to sign up a team or play as an individual. 5-9 p.m. Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-895-9090. www.summitcoffee.com.

Hike For Your Health:

Get outside, get moving, and get healthy. Enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and beautiful surroundings with like-minded people. You must be able to hike four to five miles at a moderate pace on uneven terrain. Hikes are dog-friendly but all dogs must be on a 6-foot, or shorter, leash. 5-6 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Jan. 16

Woodland Sprites:

On any given day, children may choose to investigate a stream, make a mud pie buffet, follow deer tracks through the woods, and much more, all under the guidance of experienced environmental educators. 9 a.m.-noon $75. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Jan. 17

Winter Tracking:

Learn how to be stealthy with a few tips and tricks, as well as how to identify some common tracks and other signs of winter wildlife. You will even make your own tracking guide and plaster track to take home. 2-3:30 p.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Nighttime Orienteering Meet:

Imagine you are in the middle of nowhere, it is nighttime, there is an emergency, and you need to get out of the forest with nothing but a map, compass, and a flashlight. How do you do it? Come to Latta for a Nighttime Orienteering Meet and find out. Test your land navigation skills on beginner, intermediate, and advanced temporary courses. 5-9 p.m. $10. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Jan. 18

Webelos Naturalist Badge:

Join naturalist at Latta Plantation Nature Center for this two hour program and earn your Naturalist Badge. 2-4 p.m. $4. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

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