The North Carolina Science Festival is now running at full S. T. E. A. M.! Featured local events include physics exploration this Saturday at the Cornelius Library and a backyard habitat expo at the Carolina Raptor Center. Later this week, head to Lake Norman State Park for stargazing with the Piedmont Amateur Astronomers. For a full calendar of Science Festival events, go to www.ncsciencefestival.org.
Thursday, April 13
Celebration aimed at helping participants understand the connection among the Passover Seder, The Last Supper and The Lord’s Supper. 6-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Cornelius.
Troy Ball, the first woman ever licensed to distill hard liquor in North Carolina, uncorks an emotionally charged memoir about traversing family heartache to become the “moonshine mama” of the South. 7 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Free showing of “Trolls.” Drinks, candy and popcorn available for purchase. 7:30 p.m. at Bradford Park in Huntersville.
“Maintaining Peace When Stress Intrudes.” Learn how to develop practical ways to recognize and reduce stress in your life. 7 p.m. at the Riverlife Wellness Center in Mooresville.
Friday, April 14
Free showing of Disney’s “Descendants.” 2 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Saturday, April 15
America’s Boating Course for anyone interested in boating skills and safety. Learn nautical rules, regulations and courtesies of the sea from experienced United States Power Squadrons instructors. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department in Mooresville.
Music, crafts, house tours, egg hunts. The popular annual event is by reservation only. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Explore the forces of motion by building a recycled balloon car, ribbon rockets and more. Registration required. 2-3 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Browse vendors and nonprofits that can help you enjoy the great outdoors while learning how to make your yard more animal-friendly. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.
Carol Buie-Jackson, owner of Bird House on the Greenway, will present a step-by-step process for creating your own certified backyard habitat. Part of the N. C. Science Festival. 3-4 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.
Stephen Freeman will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Sunday, April 16
Outdoor service followed by pancake breakfast. 7 a.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelis.
Mass at 8 and 10 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish at 2:30 p.m. Services held at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville.
Relaxing brunch aboard the Lady of the Lake. 12:30 p.m. at Queen’s Landing in Mooresville.
Monday, April 17
The board of commissioners invites all Davidson citizens for updates on issues and projects. The series is held monthly. 6:30 p.m. at The Egg in Davidson.
Tuesday, April 18
An experienced landlord will discuss owning rental property. The first of two sessions will be held 6-9 p.m. at the Small Business Center in Statesville.
Wednesday, April 19
“A Man Called Ove.” Back by popular demand, this Swedish film tells the story of the quintessential angry old man next door. April 19-22 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Thursday, April 20
Girls ages 5-11 invited to discuss “Missing Monkey” by Mary Amato. 4:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
The North Mecklenburg Community Chorus presents “Blue Suede Shoes: The Music of Elvis and Friends.” 7:30 p.m. April 20-21 and 3 p.m. April 22 at Huntersville United Methodist Church.
Friday, April 21
Mooresville Children’s Community Theatre presents a live version of the classic animated series. April 21-23 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Artists display their work in establishments in downtown Davidson and beyond. Ride the trolley to all stops along the crawl. 6-9 p.m. in Davidson.
Meet the Piedmont Amateur Astronomers, look through telescopes, make s’mores and play games. This event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival. 7:30 p.m. at Lake Norman State Park.
Saturday, April 22
Yard sale, bake sale and book sale. Breakfast and coffee available for purchase. Proceeds go to church missions. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at Huntersville United Methodist Church.
Arts and crafts, fishing, nature walks, more. Kids ages 7-12 may register online for Hooked on Cornelius; the first 40 registrants receive a youth tackle box. 10 a.m.-noon at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
See baby farm animals, a newly-planted spring garden, sheep shearing, open-hearth cooking, more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Juried art festival features top-quality art from around the region plus live music and food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22 and noon-4 p.m. April 23 on the Davidson Town Green.
Food, live music, games, bounce houses, shopping and more. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at Langtree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
Frederick Folkerts will speak about growing up in Wuppertal, Germany during WWII. 11 a.m. at the Mooresville Public Library.
Food, games, live music and more. Noon-3 p.m. at Liberty Park in Mooresville.
Cyndy Etler’s gripping memoir, “The Dead Inside,” gives readers a glimpse into the harrowing reality of a tough-love program. 4-5 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Family-style dinner paired with the Carolinas’ best beer, wine and spirits. Proceeds benefit the Carolina Raptor Center. 7-10 p.m. at The Farmstead in Mount Pleasant.
Sunday, April 23
Join a ranger to learn about North America’s biggest rodent as we explore the park by canoe. Registration required. 10 a.m. at Lake Norman State Park.
Congregations of First Baptist Church, Comunion de Vida and Kachin Baptist Church, which all meet at First Baptist Church, will gather for food and fellowship. 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Cornelius.
Husband and wife duo James Waldo, cellist, and Alyona Aksyonova, pianist, present a program linking the music of Bach and Brahms. 3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
The nation’s top young chamber ensembles compete for their share of $10,000 in prizes. 3 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.