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Upcoming events: May 4 – May 14

Professional paddleboarders from across the Southeast will dock in Cornelius for Saturday’s Stand Up for Autism races. Ray Evernham and My Aloha Paddle and Surf host the event, which includes recreational races open to the general public. History buffs can relive WWII at the re-enactment at Latta Plantation, also on Saturday.
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
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.
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.
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, 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 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.
Visit our Barnyard Theater, make a special gift for Mom, have fun with cow train rides, treasure mining, snack silo, more. May 6-7 at Patterson Farm in Mooresville.
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.
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.
Experience the fun of baseball and softball competition. Boys and girls ages 7-14 will compete in pitching, hitting and running and have the chance to advance to sectional competition. 4 p.m. at McEver Fields in Davidson.
“Fashion D’Lux” features fashions by Johnathan Kayne, Nordstrom, Slate Boutique, local designers Priya Saluja and Kim Pixton, more. Proceeds support ovarian and pediatric cancer research. 6 p.m. at LangTree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
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
Local art, music, food and interactive science activities. 2-6 p.m. in downtown Huntersville.
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.
Monday, May 8
Author and longrifle expert Michael Briggs will present “The Longrifle Makers of the Mecklenburg School, 1760-1835.” 6:30 p.m. at the Robert Mundy House in Denver.
View “Ben-Hur” and discuss Biblical references and life application. 7 p.m. Mondays at Point of Grace Church in Cornelius.
The Davidson College choirs, Pro Arte Orchestra and soloists will present Ralph Vaughan Williams’s “A Sea Symphony.” 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.
Tuesday, May 9
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.
“Social Media Tools: Finding and Learning About Your Customers.” Learn to use Survey Monkey, Pinterest, LinkedIn and other tools to find, motivate and keep consumers coming to your business. 6-9 p.m. at the Small Business Center in Statesville.
Wednesday, May 10
Make jewelry for Mom. Registration required. 4 p.m. at the Mooresville Public Library.
Bring your mountain bike and helmet for an exciting ride on the Itusi Trail. 5 p.m. at Lake Norman State Park in Troutman.
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.
Thursday, May 11
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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 second annual 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.
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.
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.
Listen to live music, stroll the streets and shop, and get some great food. 5-8:30 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.
Sunday, May 14
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.

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