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Upcoming Events: May 11 – May 21

Like c​amping, beer, music and historic preservation? It doesn’t get any better than the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival at Rural Hill this weekend. Forty breweries on site, plus bands and discounts for kids and designated drivers. ​On a different note, our May 17 Newsmakers Breakfast on I-77  is sure to be an eye-opener: We’re serving coffee, eggs, discussion. Alas, no beer.​
Thursday, May 11
Academy Award-winning musical about aspiring actress Mia and jazz musician Sebastian struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. 3:30 and 7 p.m. May 10-13 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Free live weekly concerts all spring and summer! This week, country trio Gal Friday will perform. 5-9 p.m. at LangTree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
Friday, May 12
Davidson Community Players and Hough High School will present Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” 6 p.m. May 12-13 and 2 p.m. May 14.
SpringFest Art Show
Showcase of local artists’ work, including paintings, drawings, mixed media, pottery and more will be open through June 1. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. at the Mooresville Arts Depot.
Live music, local craft beer and wine, food trucks, local art and crafts, art demonstrations and kids’ activities. 6-10 p.m. at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius.
North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival
Camp out and enjoy live music and more than 40 of the region’s best brews. May 12-13 at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Saturday, May 13
Lake Norman Riversweep
Boat owners and volunteers are needed to pick up litter on islands in and near Lincoln County. 8 a.m.-noon at Beatty’s Ford Park in Denver.
Girls on the Run 5K
Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont will host a 5K and kids’ fun run. 8 a.m.at Lowe’s Corporate Headquarters in Mooresville.
Local produce, baked goods and the Downtown Market Event Series. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Huntersville Elementary School.
This year’s expo will join the grand opening celebration of the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway. See folding cycles, electric assist bikes and other innovations. 10 a.m.-noon at FXI Innovations in Cornelius. Community bike ride at 8:30 a.m.
This race takes place in conjunction with the grand opening of the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway and will feature fun, low-impact fitness stations and challenges throughout the 2.6-mile trail. 10 a.m. at the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway in Cornelius.
Boater Safety Education course required for young vessel operators. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Huntersville United Methodist Church.
5K, 10K and kids’ fun run to benefit women with breast cancer. 8 a.m. at the Huntersville Business Park.
Celebration of Asian cultures and history. Races start at 9 a.m. Festival is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ramsey Creek Park in Cornelius.
Docents will lead a day of activity focused on osprey, broad-winged hawks and other birds that spend some of their year in the Carolinas. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.
Strawberry picking and photo opportunities, ice cream, cow train rides, pony rides, more. May 13-14 at Patterson Farm in Mooresville.
Holka Polka: A Fairytale Mystery
Free performances by the Davidson Community Players’ Junior Ensemble as a culmination of the class. Donations will be accepted for the scholarship fund. 1 and 3 p.m. at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Children’s activities, dog agility demonstrations, live performances, duets with dog karaoke competition, food and fun for the whole family. 3-9 p.m. at LangTree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
Festival of Food Trucks
Listen to live music, stroll the streets and shop, get some great food. 5-8:30 p.m.in downtown Mooresville.
Gospel Concert
The Bledsoes and The Joyaires will perform Southern gospel. 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries in Lowesville.
Sunday, May 14
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruises
Fresh-prepared brunch aboard the Lady of the Lake and the Catawba Queen. 12:30 and 1 p.m. at Queen’s Landing in Mooresville.
Chasing Life, Living Dreams
Free performances of an original musical comedy by the Davidson Community Players’ Musical Ensemble as a culmination of the class. Donations will be accepted for the scholarship fund. 1 and 3 p.m. at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Monday, May 15
The Town of Davidson Board of Commissioners invites all Davidson citizens to attend its monthly Coffee Chat series for updates on issues and projects in the town. 9 a.m. at Our Town Cinemas in Davidson.
View “Ben-Hur” and discuss Biblical references and life application. 7 p.m.Mondays at Point of Grace Church in Cornelius.
The Mitchell Concert Band will present its annual spring concert featuring trumpeter Ashley Hall. Free. 7:30 p.m. in Shearer Hall at Mitchell Community College.
Tuesday, May 16
Film and Spirituality group meets monthly. This month, we will watch and discuss the 2004 version of “The Stepford Wives.” 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.at Davidson United Methodist Church.
Wednesday, May 17
Newsmakers Breakfast
Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett and former Lake Norman Chamber Chairman John Hettwer will discuss South Carolina’s growing advantage in interstate commerce. 7:15-9 a.m.at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.
Ribbon Cutting
Luncheon and celebration of the Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum. Noon-2 p.m. at Richard’s Coffee Shop in Mooresville.
Thursday, May 18
Free live weekly concerts all spring and summer! This week, Eagles tribute band On the Border will perform. 5-9 p.m. at LangTree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
File-mile tour includes greenway, side streets, and downtown Davidson. Participants must bring bikes and helmets; children must be accompanied by adults. 6 p.m. at The Spirited Cyclist in Davidson.
Business After Hours
Networking, delicious food, and a Lake Norman cruise with members of the Lincoln, Iredell and Lake Norman Chambers of Commerce. 5-7 p.m. at the EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville.
Friday, May 19
Commissioner Jim Puckett will discuss the Ramsey Creek opening and other county issues. 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
Celebration of American music featuring beer, entertainment and hot air balloons. Tent and RV campsites available. May 19-20 at 260 Hangar Drive in Statesville.
Homefront Music Series Concert
The Austin-based Woody Russell Trio will perform at 8 p.m. at the Wynfield Forest Clubhouse in Huntersville.
Saturday, May 20
Local produce, baked goods and the Downtown Market Event Series. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Huntersville Elementary School.
The park opens for a season of water fun. 3 p.m. at the Splashville Park in Cornelius.
Performances by local jazz bands, an array of artisans and vendors, food trucks and children’s activities. 3:30-9 p.m. at Smithville Park in Cornelius.
Race City Festival
Free street fair with 200 vendors, two stages, food, beer garden, games, more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.
Spring in the Vineyard
The Lake Norman Orchestra will perform music to pair with your favorite wine. 4-6 p.m. at Davesté Vineyards in Troutman.
Concert and Dinner
Spaghetti dinner and music by bluegrass gospel group The Cockman Family. 5:30 p.m. at Triplett United Methodist Church in Mooresville.
Sunday, May 21
Paint With a Hero Day
Paint with local police and firefighters. Proceeds go to Levine Children’s Hospital. 1-5 p.m. at Painting With a Twist in Mooresville.
Concert
Gemini Winds includes musicians from the North Carolina Symphony and Greensboro Symphony playing quintet music for oboe, flute, clarinet, bassoon and horn. 3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
To submit events for this column, please send to event.todaypubs@gmail.com.

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