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Dog show, National Night Out and Tuck Fest highlight weekend events

Oct. 1-3: Tuck Fest multi-day festival is held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Thursdays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman.

We’ve included some dates for future events you need to register for in advance. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Sept. 30: Time Sawyer performs at River Jam

Sept. 30

River Jam 

7-10 pm. Time Sawyer concert. Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte. Free. There is a fee for parking.

Oct. 1

Huntersville Latino Night

5-9 pm. Featured bands include: North Carolina Brazilian Arts Project, Son Poquitos and UltimaNota. Local food trucks and beverages will be on site for purchase. No outside alcohol is permitted on the event grounds. Veterans Park at Main and Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville.

 

Oct. 1: Uncorked & Artsy

Uncorked & Artsy

6-9 pm. Features wine and beer tastings at Downtown Mooresville businesses. Regional artists also display and sell their works along Broad and  Main streets. Live music, in-tandem specials, and light appetizers are also served both inside of businesses and outside on the sidewalks.

Tickets are $25 per person and include tastings and a souvenir Downtown Uncorked & Artsy glass. The art and live music performances are free to attend. A portion of the proceeds benefits Mooresville Arts.

Tickets can be purchased in advance online, and in-person at the following businesses: 202 North Main Fine Wines, Spirits & Music Room, Four Corners Framing & Gallery, Mooresville Arts, and Southern Notions, or at the event gate beginning at 5:45pm. Check-in station will be located on Main Street between Moore and Center avenues.

Denver Days

7-10 pm  at Rescue Squad Park, 7835 Galway Ln., Denver, for Music in the Park. Free. Food Trucks on site and beer and wine for purchase. No coolers or outside beverages other than water.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm Fridays through Dec. 26 at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Cardio Funk

9-10 am.This high-energy class is coming back to Bailey Road Recreation Center on Saturdays. $5/ per class or $40 for a 10-class pass. Pay at the door. Masks will be required.

Oct. 1-3

Tuck Fest

Tuck Fest is a multi-day festival held at the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte that celebrates the outdoor lifestyle through nearly 150 clinics, musical performances, races, yoga practices and more. For guests who are interested in simply experiencing the sights and sounds of Tuck Fest, there is no ticket or registration required (standard parking fees apply). To participate in one race/competition or all 35-plus, Tuck Fest race registration is a one-time flat fee that grants access to all races and competitions throughout the three day festival. Activity Passes to experience the Whitewater Center’s 30-plus available outdoor activities, as well as food and beverage options, can be purchased online or on-site.

Oct. 2: 21st Annual All American Dog Show

Oct. 2

21st Annual All American Dog Show

3-6 pm. Registration is required to participate, so click here for early-bird registration (save $4 by registering online ahead of time), or you can register on the day of the event. Online registration  ends Sept. 29. In addition to fun contests, visitors are able to enjoy pet-related vendor tents, concessions, and children’s activities. Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave.

Downtown Mooresville’s Festival of Food Trucks

5 pm- 8:30 pm. Food and live music in downtown Mooresville, 215 N. Main St.

2021 Mooresville Wiener Races  

2-6 pm in the grassy lot on the corner of East Center Street and North Church Street in downtown Mooresville.

Walk with a Doc

A program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a Novant physician, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking.

Oct. 2: Radio Revolver performs at Concerts @ the Circles

Concerts @ the Circles

Radio Revolver, variety. 6-8 pm on Jetton Street in front of The Linden Apartments, Davidson.

16th Annual Run for Green

Register now. Davidson Land Conservancy’s Run for Green offers an in-person 5k, 10k, and half marathon, virtual run options, and a variety of volunteer opportunities. After the race, enjoy live music and mingle on the green. Race fees increase after July 31 for the half marathon and Aug. 31 for the 10k and 5k.

Denver Days

7-10 pm  at Rescue Squad Park, 7835 Galway Ln., Denver, for Music in the Park. Free. Food Trucks on site and beer and wine for purchase. No coolers or outside beverages other than water.

OTR (Old Town Revival) bike show

3-8 pm. Kenton Place, 17111 Kenton Dr., Cornelius.  Vintage and custom motorcycles, trucks, cars and bicycles.

Oct. 2: Lost Worlds Oktoberfest

Lost Worlds Oktoberfest

11 am – 10 pm. OOPS Polka Band.  This is a ticketed event. Food will be available. This is a 21 and older event. No dogs allowed. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd.

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct.  2 – Nov. 21

Carolina Renaissance Festival

10 am – 5:30 pm. The interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, open air arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and food. Tickets $27 adults starting at 13 years; $17 ages 5-12 years; 4 and younger free.  Renaissance Festival fairgrounds,16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

Oct. 3

Blessing of the Animals 

4 pm. Blessing of the Animals service on the front lawn of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church (weather permitting). Blessing of the Animals services are traditionally held near the beginning of October because it corresponds to the Feast Day of St. Francis, who was known for his kindness to animals. Bring any animals or pets you may have, and they will be prayed over. Or, maybe you’ve had a pet die recently, and you miss your pet. Come and give God thanks for the gift of your pet’s life and receive God’s healing and blessing. If you have a picture of your pet, please bring it with you. 19600 Zion Ave.

Concerts on the Green

Dave Matthews Tribute Band. 6-8 pm on The Village Green downtown Davidson.

Oct. 3: Taste of Birkdale Village

Taste of Birkdale Village 

1 – 5 pm. Stroll down the Parkway at Taste of Birkdale Village enjoying tastes and treats from the restaurants.

You can find bars and various seating options scattered throughout the Grove and the Parkway. Hospice & Palliative Care Lake Norman will be hosting a Silent Auction in the Fountain area and proceeds from Taste of Birkdale Village will be donated to them. Enjoy live music including performances from Shelley Ruffin and Province of Thieves.

Oct. 4

Connecting Cornelius: Virtual Coffee Chat 

8:30 9:30 am. Public health, transportation and county updates. Questions may be sent in advance.  RSVP here.

Oct. 5

Live-music benefit for the Ada Jenkins Center

Doors open 6 pm. Tickets are $100 per person; available online only. Complimentary food stations, cash bar.  At 6:15 pm two talented musicians from Mo Money take the stage, providing acoustic groove and jazz. At 7:45 pm, the Southside Station band ramps up its modern country rock plus fiddle, banjo, and mandolin. Comedian Andy Forrester is host/ emcee for the evening. BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Lake Norman Chamber Candidate Forum 

7 pm – 9 pm. In-person and Zoom. Huntersville Town Hall, 101 Huntersville Concord Road, Huntersville.

National Night Out 

6 – 8 pm. The Cornelius Police Department and Town of Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting National Night Out. This free public event promotes community safety and crime prevention. Partakers enjoy an evening filled with family fun, including children’s activities, food, entertainment and more. Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Rd.

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older.

Oct. 7-10

Davidson Community Players: Exit Laughing

8 pm Thursday – Saturdays; 2pm Sundays. When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? Recommended for ages 12 and older.  Tickets are adult $20; senior (65-plus) $18; student (up to 21); general admission $15. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Oct. 9: Hooked on Cornelius

Oct. 9

Hooked on Cornelius

10 am – noon. Cornelius Parks and Recreation is partnering with Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and North Carolina Wildlife Resources for this year’s fall edition of our free fishing event for ages 7-12 at Robbins Park Upper Pond, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate with their children. Fishing rods will be available for participant use during the event. Advance registration is required as space is limited. For  information and to register, visit www.cornelius.org/pr or call 704-892-6031 ext. 160.

Through Nov. 6

Mud at the Mill 

This juried show showcases both functional and sculptural works by local artists that incorporate clay. Exhibit runs through Nov. 6. Gallery hours 10 am-4pm Monday – Friday. Cornelius Arts Center gallery, 21445 Catawba Ave. Free.

Through Oct. 10

Davidson Community Players: Exit Laughing

8 pm Thursday – Saturdays; 2pm Sundays. When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? Recommended for ages 12 and older.  Tickets are adult $20; senior (65-plus) $18; student (up to 21); general admission $15. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

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