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Upcoming events: April 6-16

Celtic fun comes to Rural Hill this weekend at the Loch Norman Highland Games. See the sheaf toss, turning the caber, hammer throw and other heavy athletics, enjoy pipe bands and authentic food and drinks, camping and much more. Re-enactors will present life in the 18th century British army and 11th century Viking England.
Thursday, April 6
Adams and staff will meet monthly with constituents. Noon-2 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall.
State Sen. Jeff Jackson will speak. 7-8 p.m. at The Pearl Event Center in Cornelius.
Poetry Reading
Kazim Ali, author of four books of poetry, will read his work. 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall at Davidson College.
This hilarious musical revue celebrates the agonies and triumphs of the mating game. March 30-April 9 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Revolutionary rock musical from director Julie Taymor depicts life in the turbulent late 1960s. April 3-8 and April 20 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Friday, April 7
Movie
Free showing of “The Secret Life of Pets.” 2 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Downtown Mooresville Uncorked and Artsy
Wine tastings, art and live music. 6-9 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.
Spring Chorale Concert
Davidson’s premier student choral ensemble performs their annual spring concert. 6 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church.
Easter Drama
“Is It I?” is a dramatization of Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting “The Last Supper” with narrator, choir, soloists and orchestra. The church’s Jubilee Bell Choir will provide a prelude. 7 p.m. April 7 and 9 and 3 p.m. April 8 at First Baptist Church in Mooresville.
Saturday, April 8
Egg hunt, crafts, inflatables, photos with Peter Cottontail. Free. Face painting and concessions available for purchase. 2-4 p.m. at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
Loch Norman Highland Games
Come out for Scottish music, heavy athletics, historical encampment, dancing, food, kids’ zone, more. April 8-9 at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Audience-participation play for children of all ages. Come 20 minutes prior to showtime for games. 10 a.m.1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Crafts, face painting, Easter egg drop and hunt, petting zoo. Cash only. April 8 and 15 at Lazy 5 Ranch in Mooresville.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius.
Free photos with the Easter Bunny, crafts, activities, prizes. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Nutritionists and other wellness experts will be available to discuss ways to get fit and live well. Enjoy prizes, health screenings, cooking and exercise demonstrations, healthy snacks and food trucks. Noon-3 p.m. at McGuire Nuclear Station’s EnergyExplorium in Huntersville.
Wedding and gift registry, travel planning, apparel and jewelry, unique guest favors. All brides receive a complimentary gift. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Shoppes at Home, Heart and Soul in Cornelius.
Come hunt more than 20,000 Easter eggs, visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy bounce houses, concessions, more. 1-4 p.m. at Cornelius Road Park in Mooresville.
A season of gourmet fare and live music kicks off this week. 5-8:30 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.
Gospel Concert
Southern gospel group the Emmaus Road Quartet will perform. Free; an offering will be received. 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries in Lowesville.
Lenten Worship Experience
The Vigil Project is a collection of Catholic artists, musicians and filmmakers who present worship songs, dynamic speaking and prayer to create an authentic encounter with God. 7 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville.
Sunday, April 9
Blood Drive
8 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville.
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.
Take photos with the Easter Bunny, then enjoy a bounce house, face painting and balloon twisting. Free. 1-3 p.m. at Holbrook Park in Huntersville.
Piano Concert
Pianist and conductor Stephen Drury has performed throughout the world with a repertoire that stretches from Bach to Liszt to music of today. 3 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall at Davidson College.
Movies on Main
Free showing of “Space Balls.” 8-10:30 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Monday, April 10
Kids in grades K-5 will explore chemical reactions while creating mini-volcanoes, canister rockets and fizz bottles. 1 p.m. at the North County Library in Huntersville.
Tuesday, April 11
Understanding Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Dementia care expert Pam Brunell and author Ann Campanella discuss many issues surrounding dementia. Campanella will read from her memoir. Registration required. 10 a.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Education and support for cancer survivors and their families. Group meets monthly. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in Community Rooms A and B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
Learn how to create a compelling Pinterest business presence that will drive sales, spark conversation and attract loyal customers. 6-9 p.m. at the Mitchell Community College Mooresville campus.
Cornelius Historic Area Presentation
Senior Planner Will Washam of the Town of Cornelius will present updates on changes to the historic areas of Cornelius. 7 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius.
Wednesday, April 12
Learn how to make a great first impression in an interview, how to create a narrative resume, and how to follow up after an interview. 5-6 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Thursday, April 13
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.
“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.
Free showing of “Trolls.” Drinks, candy and popcorn available for purchase. 7:30 p.m. at Bradford Park in Huntersville.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Music on Main
Stephen Freeman will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Sunday, April 16

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.


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