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Upcoming events: Apr 27-May 7


‘Tawba Walk XIII is a​ fun​ street festival with music, artists, performers, kids’ zone and pet treats. More than 80 artists will showcase their work and offer demonstrations. The festival is 2-8 p.m. Saturday at Oak Street Mill. Small Business Week kicks off with a luncheon at The Peninsula Club on Tuesday. Speakers include former McCormick executive chairman Alan Wilson. The Beach Bash is tonight!

 

Thursday, April 27
Don beach gear and enjoy food and drink specials, shag music, a silent auction and raffle. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte. 5:30-9 p.m. at the Port City Club in Cornelius.
Lake Norman Covekeepers
Join the Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake and Lake Wylie Covekeepers for a special outing and information about complex ecosystems and forestry best management practices related to water quality. 6:30 p.m. at Mountain Island Lake Educational State Forest.
Taste of the South
Fabulous food fundraiser for the Mitchell Community College Endowment for Excellence. 6-9 p.m. at LangTree Plantation in Mooresville.
Miller, Davidson College professor of creative writing and author of a memoir and a short story collection, will read selections and sign books. 7-8 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Friday, April 28
Follow enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. April 28-May 7 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Saturday, April 29
Fun race and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina. 8 a.m. at NorthCross Shopping Center in Huntersville.
Gifts, refreshments, story time, games and much more to celebrate independent book stores and our loyal customers. 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Bark in the Park
Live performances, food, contests and fun for dogs and their owners. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Stepfamily Conference
Find keys to relationship success for stepfamilies and those preparing to become blended families. Live streaming from respected experts, including Ron Deal, author of “The Smart Stepfamily.” 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Grace Covenant Church in Cornelius.
All teachers enjoy free admission with valid ID. April 29-30 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Annual bash celebrates the famed NASCAR driver’s birthday with special behind-the-scenes tours, celebrity guests, vendors and special exhibits. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Dale Earnhardt, Inc. in Mooresville.
Join a ranger at the visitor center to discover spider hunting techniques and see how good of a spider you would make. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Lake Norman State Park.
Showcase of the region’s best bands, artists, performers, businesses, craft breweries, food trucks and much more. 2-8 p.m. at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius.
Join the Lake Norman Teen Council for a night of music, movies, food and friends all planned by teens! 7-10:30 p.m. at the Town Center Parking Garage in Huntersville.
Ada Jenkins Gala
Annual fundraising event with food, drinks, a live auction and entertainment. 6-11 p.m. at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson.
Sunday, April 30
All teachers enjoy free admission with valid ID. April 29-30 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Monday, May 1
Kids in grades 4-6 invited to discuss “Amazon: You Decide How to Survive” by David Borgenicht and Hena Kahn. Enjoy an activity and refreshments. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Paul Howley, winner of the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, will speak about the history of comics. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Mooresville Public Library.
Tuesday, May 2
Small Business Week Lunch and Launch
Speakers include Alan Wilson, former executive chairman of McCormick Spice, Ryan Wilson of Madison River Fly Fishing Outfitters, and Cornelius Today’s own Dave Yochum. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.
Learn everything you need to know to get started with bee keeping. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Mooresville Public Library.
Showcase of talented local artists will be on display May 2 through June 1. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. May 12 at the Mooresville Arts Depot.
Wednesday, May 3
Free workout series open to adults of all fitness levels. A Zumba class will be held 10-11 a.m. at the EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville. Series continues June 7.
Thursday, May 4
Free live weekly concerts all spring and summer! This week, indie rock and reggae band Of Good Nature will perform. 5-9 p.m. at LangTree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
Free screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” 8 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Friday, May 5
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
DJ, dog adoptions, raffle, more. 5-9 p.m. at The Harp and Crown in Cornelius.
Live music, more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, fireworks and barbecue. May 5-6 in downtown Kannapolis.
Music on Main
Enjoy all your favorite 1980s hits with the high-energy band Kids in America. Free. 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the Mooresville Town Hall lawn.
Saturday, May 6
World Paddle Association points race to benefit the IGNITE community center for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. A luau lunch will feature the Island Hula Girls, island music, food and fun activities for all ages. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Port City Club in Cornelius.
Pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Free; donations accepted. 8-10 a.m. at Vanderburg United Methodist Church in Mooresville.
Free. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church in Mooresville.
Annual event showcases the lives of Allied and Axis troops and civilians. May 6-7 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Free Comic Book Day
Free comic books and demos from local sketch artists. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Parker Banner Kent and Wayne Comics and Games in Cornelius.
All citizens are encouraged to walk or ride a bike to the town green for inflatables, a giant sand pile, cake walk, face painting, photo booths, much more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in downtown Davidson.
Elegant afternoon of tea and a catered menu in honor of Mother’s Day. 2-4:30 p.m. at the Mooresville Arts Depot.
Celebrate Mom at a gorgeous outdoor tea party. Seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Abide-a-While Acres in Iron Station.
“Friend”-Raiser
ANSWER Scholarship, a Charlotte-area nonprofit offering college scholarships and mentoring to mothers of school-age children, will host a fundraiser event with a raffle, a chance to meet recent scholarship recipients, and recruiting for its mentoring program. 3-4 p.m. at Heart 2 Heart Bakery and Cafe in Cornelius.
Meet the artists of the annual “Beyond Walls” outdoor art exhibit, enjoy crafts, the Holly Hopkins Jazz Band, food, wine, more. 4-6 p.m. at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
Free, foot-stomping bluegrass for the entire family. Donations accepted to help with expenses. 7 p.m. at Shearer Presbyterian Church in Mooresville.
Sunday, May 7
Enjoy local art, music, food and interactive science activities. 2-6 p.m. in downtown Huntersville.
Concert
The Alexander Community Concert Series welcomes The Peter and Will Anderson Trio. The trio will perform heart-lifting jazz on clarinet, saxophone and guitar. 3 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake in Denver.

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