Lake Norman & Mooresville

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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.

Cooking For Waist Management:

Belly fat indicates a higher risk of many chronic ailments. Heart disease, diabetes, and even some forms of cancer top the list. Simply limiting calories is not the solution. Waist Management keys in on how different foods and lifestyle choices affect the hormones that govern hunger, digestion, and metabolism. Some simple modifications can help regulate these hormones and enable your body to “burn” what you eat as well as access its reserves for sustained energy throughout the day. We’ll have plenty of recipes to sample so come with an appetite. 2-5 p.m. $40. Mills Garden Herb Farm, 732 Mills Garden Road, Statesville. 704-873-3361. millsgardenherbfarm.com.

Jan. 20

Novant Health Marketplace Education & Enrollment:

Navigating your options on the Marketplace can be confusing. These educational and enrollment events can help answer your questions. 2-6 p.m. Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, 10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville. 704-316-4000.

Probus Club of Lake Norman:

The Probus Club of Lake Norman is composed of retired people from the professional and business sectors who join together in a nonpolitical, nonsectarian manner to meet like-minded individuals, keep minds active, make new friends and expand interests. This club meets monthly and gatherings include a half hour coffee social followed by a brief business meeting and a presentation by a guest speaker who will address a topic of mutual interest. Guests are welcome. 10 a.m. Berea Baptist Church, 1015 River Highway, Mooresville. 704-663-0986. www.bereabaptist.net.

Men’s Basketball: Dayton at Davidson:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from the University of Dayton in this college basketball matchup. 7:30 p.m. Davidson College John M. Belk Arena. 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Jan. 21

Women’s Basketball: Richmond at Davidson:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from the University of Richmond in this college basketball matchup. 7 p.m. 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. 10:15-11 a.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Jan. 22

Easy Cooking for One:

Learn how to use some of your kitchen gadgets that you might already have or some of the newest gadgets that will be introduced by Carol Mitchell, community service rep for Home Instead Senior Care. There will be some fast and easy recipes and some new ways of making cooking for one more simple. We will have some free samples to taste and new methods for easy cooking. This program is free and for educational purposes only, there will be no selling or asking for personal information. 10-11 a.m. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Sheila Kay Adams:

Ballad singer and banjo player, Sheila Kay Adams, is a winner of the NEA Heritage Award 7:30 p.m. Free, but ticket required. Davidson College Tyler-Tallman Hall. 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000. davidson.edu.

Jan. 23

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-noon $75. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Jan. 24

Winter Kayak Tour of Mountain Island Lake:

Discover the lake’s history, significance, and what you can do to help protect it. 1-4 p.m. $25. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Jan. 25

Winter Tree ID:

Want to know how to identify different species of trees in the winter? Come join a naturalist on a hike and learn techniques to ID trees without leaves. 2-4 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Jan. 27

Squirrel Appreciation Day:

In honor of these four-legged forest friends the Latta Plantation will be offering a family-friendly program all about the amazing squirrel. While many take the Eastern Grey Squirrel for granted, the Plantation guarantees that by the end of this program you will walk away with a deep admiration for one of nature’s most adaptable creatures. 1-3 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Davidson Reads:

Gwendolyn Heasley and Rebecca Joubin will read from and discuss their recently published books. Heasley is the author of three young adult novels and a digital novella titled, “The Art of Goodbye.” Joubin’s current book is, “The Politics of Love: Sexuality, Gender, and Marriage in Syrian Television Drama.” 6:30 p.m. Davidson College College Union. 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2141.

Jan. 28

Ethics & Religion Lecture:

Doug Ottati, Craig Family Distinguished Professor of Reformed Theology and Justice Ministry at Davidson, will discuss, “Jesus and Justice.” For information email ammacintyre@davidson.edu. 7:30 p.m. Davidson College College Union. 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2141.

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.

Women’s Basketball: Fordham at Davidson:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from Fordham University in this college basketball matchup. 7 p.m. Davidson College John M. Belk Arena. 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Jan. 30

Jazz Ensemble Concert:

Davidson’s traditional “big band” ensemble will be joined by accomplished saxophonist Tim Gordon for their annual guest artist performance. With a diverse musical background, Gordon is a seasoned performer and educator who recently joined the Davidson family. Music professor Bill Lawing will be directing. 7:30 p.m. Davidson College Tyler-Tallman Hall. 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000. davidson.edu.

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-noon $75. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

‘2 Across’:

Directed by Rachel Jeffreys and featuring Mara Rosenberg and Phil Robertson, “2-Across” is about two strangers, a man and a woman, who board a San Francisco commuter train at 4:30 a.m. They’re alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword puzzle. She’s an organized, sensible psychologist. He’s a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, “Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don’t, fail.” This starts an 80-minute ride. 8 p.m. $15-$18. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-859-5930. warehousepac.com.

Jan. 31

Community Blood Drive:

Free movie ticket. As part of CBCC’s annual Pints for Pounds campaign, CBCC will donate seven pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank for each blood donation made in January and February. Donors are not only saving local lives, but feeding the hungry in our area. CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory and Greensboro. Please note the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ minimum weight requirement for blood donors is 120 pounds. 2-6 p.m. Regal Cinemas Birkdale Stadium 16. 16950 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville. 704-895-7997.

‘Rumplestiltskin‘:

Adapted by Rupert Barber. A bragging father, a poor king, a lot of straw, and a funny little man make for a not- to-miss performance of this classic and cautionary fairy tale. Join us for this funny production that is guaranteed fun family entertainment. 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. $10. Davidson Day School. 750 Jetton St., Davidson. 704-237-5200. www.davidsonday.org.

Build Your Own Bird Feeder:

Participants will build their own heavy-duty bird feeder that they can take home and hang in their backyards. All materials will be provided. 1-5 p.m. $10. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Women’s Basketball: St. Joseph’s at Davidson:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from St. Joseph’s 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.

Feb. 1

Davidson College Concert Series:

Cellist Deborah Pae has performed across four continents and in dozens of countries, sharing the stage with celebrated artists Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt, Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried and more. In her performance at Davidson, Pae will collaborate with international concert pianist Dana Protopopescu. 3 p.m. $17; $8 seniors; $5 students and children 18 and under. Davidson College Tyler-Tallman Hall. 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000. davidson.edu.

‘Rumplestiltskin‘:

Adapted by Rupert Barber. A bragging father, a poor king, a lot of straw and a funny little man make for a not-to-miss performance of this classic and cautionary fairy tale. Join us for this funny production that is guaranteed fun family entertainment. 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. $10. Davidson Day School. 750 Jetton St., Davidson. 704-237-5200. www.davidsonday.org.

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