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Teen Summer Stock Series: ‘The Outsiders’:
Christopher Sergel’s stage adaptation of S.E. Hinton’s novel deals with real people, seen through the eyes of young Ponyboy, a greaser on the wrong side of life, caught up in territorial battles between the have-it-made rich kids the Socs and his tough, underprivileged family and friends. $8; $10 at door. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. 704-892-7953. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org. 2 p.m. Aug. 14.
Theatre Statesville: ‘Over the River and through the Woods’:
A family comedy rated PG. Tickets are $15; advance online purchase recommended because seating is limited. Tickets also sold at the door. Twisted Oak Bar & Grill, 121 N. Center St., Statesville. www.statesvilletheatre.com. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11-13 and 18-20. In-theater dinner seating is available from 6-7:15 p.m.
WAM Walking Club:
Be sure to wear good walking shoes and bring water and a snack. A walking stick is suggested but not required. There is a restroom available on each walking route. Call for details. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 10.
Dementia/Caregivers Support Group:
The group meets 2 p.m. on the second Wednesday and is designed for caregivers of individuals with dementia. Daycare can be provided with advanced request and arrangements only. These support groups are open to the community. This group is supported by the Western Carolina chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 2 p.m. Aug. 10.
Cruise Ship vs. Nursing Home: How to Get Your Health Back:
Join Shay Jones with Race City Family Chiropractic to learn how to regain your health and achieve a better quality of life. Following the program seniors will have the opportunity to participate in a free spinal alignment screening. $1. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 12.
Single Seniors Lunch Outing:
Following the meeting, the group will enjoy a lunch outing at Showmar’s. The Single Seniors focus is on making new friends, going places together and having an all-around good time. Regular group meetings are held at the South Iredell Senior Center on the third Monday of every month. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 12-2 p.m. Aug. 15.
Need to Improve Your Balance?:
Tai chi is designed to improve balance, increase range of motion, circulation and leg strength, as well as decrease arthritic pain. Open tai chi classes meet at South Iredell Senior Center every Monday from 11 a.m.-noon for advanced students and from 12:15-1:15 p.m. for beginners. $6. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. Aug. 15.
Grief Support Group:
A support group for those coping with loss. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com. 10 a.m. Aug. 17.
Dole Get Up and Grow! Together Healthy Living Tour & Challenge:
Team up to get healthy this summer with free recipe tastings, giveaways, a hands-on Kid’s Corner and other fruit and veggie fun. Visit the Healthy Living Challenge kiosk for the chance to win chef-led parties and other group prizes. Free. Food Lion, 1089 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 13.
Sun’s Out Grill’s Out:
There will be a $5 grill special that may include hamburger or hot dogs, chips and a bottle of water. There will also be free drink samples, music and more. Healthy Home Market, 261 Griffith St., Davidson. 704-892-6191. healthyhomemkt.com. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13.
Community Blood Drive:
Free ticket voucher for donors. Call 704-972-4700 or go to www.cbcc.us to make an appointment. Free. www.cbcc.us. Regal Cinemas Birkdale Stadium 16, 16950 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville. 704-895-7997. 3 p.m. Aug. 13.
Victory Lap Cruise-In:
Bring your summer cruiser to the cruise-in, featuring delicious food vendors, live music and raffle prizes. Attendees will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite vehicle in the People’s Choice Award with the top-3 winning trophies and prizes. Plus, $15 rental kart races (discounted from $25) for anyone 16 and older from 4-9 p.m. All cruising vehicles have the option to join a parade lap around the 0.7-mile, 11-turn race track at 9 p.m. All makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles welcome. Cash donations to benefit Mooresville Soup Kitchen accepted. GoPro Motorplex, 130 Motorplex Drive, Mooresville. 704-696-2926. www.gopromotorplex.com. 6 -9 p.m. Aug. 16.
Evening Kayak at Mountain Island Lake:
Join a naturalist for a relaxing paddle on Mountain Island Lake, taking in the natural beauty while discovering the importance of this habitat to wildlife and human life. Meet at Latta Plantation Nature Center. Time on water is about 1 1/2 hours. $15 single; $20 tandem. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 10.
Carolina Raptor Center - Eats, Beaks and Brews!:
Join us at Carolina Raptor center for a night out with food trucks, live music, beer and wine tasting, and more. $8 advance; $10 at door; younger than 21 free. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 6-8 p.m. Aug. 11.
Nature of Greenways: Mallard Creek Greenway:
Join us for another monthly exploration of one of our many wonderful Greenways. This is a relaxed walk with stops along the way to discover the natural side of these active green spaces. Meet at Kirk Farm Fields Parking Lot. Must call to register. Free. Kirk Farm Fields, 210 E. Mallard Creek Church Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1001. charmeck.org. 9-10:30 a.m. Aug.11.
Live Animal Feeding:
Join others for this brief program as Reedy Creek’s staff members feed a few of the animals. Whether a snake, turtle, toad or lizard it will surely be a cool experience. Staff will be on-hand to answers your questions as well. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 2-2:30 p.m. Aug. 11.
Reedy Creek Garden Stewards:
Join a naturalist and learn about some of the plants in the garden and their uses and benefits as you weed, prune and plant the morning away. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 9-11 a.m. Aug. 12.
Worm Bins! Composting “Unpiled”:
Do you ever wish that you could compost, but don’t want to mess with a pile outside? There’s a solution. It’s called a worm bin, and you can make one for half the price of commercially sold kits. Healthy worm bins can be kept inside and don’t smell. Come to this info session to learn how to make your own. Must call to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 10-11 a.m. Aug. 13.
Talon Summer Flight Shows:
Carolina Raptor Center’s high flying, gravity defying summer flight show features trainers putting our native and exotic birds through their paces in free flight. Tickets will be sold online up until two hours before the show and in the Visitor Center up until 10 minutes before the show begins. Gates to amphitheater open 30 minutes before show time. There are 80 seats per show, so make sure to reserve your tickets in advance. Adults $10, seniors $8, students $6, children 4 and younger free. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 1-1:30 p.m., 3-3:30 p.m. Aug. 13.
During this 45-minute encounter, participants will get “nose to beak” with some of our bald and golden eagle residents and have an opportunity to take a photograph with one of these majestic creatures. $15/each for members and $20/each for others (includes admission fee). Reservations are recommended. Limited to four participants. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 3 -4 p.m. Aug. 14.
Observe our birds in flight while learning about them from their handlers. At 3 pm, attend our Live Bird Presentation to see some of our resident birds up close and personal while learning about them from their handlers. Adults $10, Seniors $8, Students $6, children 4 and under free. Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-6521. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org. 3 -3:30 p.m. Aug. 14.
Native Plant Society Meeting:
Join our local Native Plant Society as we explore the world of native plants and the natural world. Each month will highlight a different native topic from plants to pollinators. Must call to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 2-4 p.m. Aug. 14.
Weekday Wanderers: Stephen’s Creek Nature Preserve:
Visit one of Mecklenburg County’s wonderful Nature Preserves. Stephen’s Creek is a 352-acre treasure in the upper Mountain Island Lake Watershed. Must be able to hike 4to 5 miles on uneven terrain. Must call to register. Free. Reedy Creek Nature Center & Preserve, 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte. 980-314-1119. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 17.
Family Hike & Stream Stomp:
Investigate Bugg Creek for salamanders, crayfish and more in this catch-and-release adventure. Learn about erosion and other environmental issues affecting aquatic wildlife. Free. McDowell Nature Center & Preserve, 15222 York Road, Charlotte. 704-588-5224. 9:30-11 a.m. Aug. 17.
National Kidney Foundation Golf Classic:
Proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Florida’s awareness, prevention and direct assistance programs. To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nkfmiamigolf.org. NKFGolfClassic.org. The Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Drive, Cornelius. 704-896-7080. Aug. 15.