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Upcoming Events

Events November 15 – November 25

Bring your dogs for a short guided hike along the scenic trails of Robbins Park, take photos with Santa, shop for unique dog gifts. It’s all happening at Santa Paws in the Park Saturday. Bethel Presbyterian Church will host a Community Thanksgiving Service Monday with meditations by pastors from Grace Covenant, Mount Zion United Methodist and Bethel. Mayor Woody Washam will deliver a welcome message.
Thursday, Nov. 15
Charles Dougherty, a top economist with Wells Fargo Securities, will provide an economic outlook. 7:15-9 a.m. at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.
Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins and Director of Technical Programs Brandon Jones will discuss and give examples of storm water ordinances and the best way to preserve water quality by dealing with post-construction sedimentation and erosion. 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Department in Stanley.
Friday, Nov. 16
Audience-participation play for children of all ages. Nov. 16-18 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Fun day of shopping, photos with Santa, bake sale, breakfast and lunch cafe. Proceeds go to children’s and women’s ministries in the church and local community. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius.
The holidays are difficult for those who are grieving. Griefshare is a place where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. Valuable information will be shared that will help you through this difficult time in your life. 9-11 a.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius.
Volunteers from Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists will plant 300 buttonbushes around islands where wind and waves are eroding the shorelines. Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Midway Marina in Terrell.
Families can bring their dogs and enjoy photos with Santa, shop for unique dog gifts, participate in a short guided hike. 10 a.m.-noon at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
Create fun holiday decorations for your home using natural materials like pine cones, twigs, leaves, more. Ages 5 and up. Registration required. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Latta Nature Center and Preserve in Huntersville.
Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Christmas cheer at our annual celebration benefiting Ace & TJ’s Grin Kids. Music, vendors, Santa photos, parade and tree lighting. 3-8 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Visit with Santa, enjoy hot chocolate, face painting, photo booth, holiday trains, more. 5-8 p.m. at Langtree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
Screening and discussion of “Son of Saul.” 7-9:30 p.m. at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Sunday, Nov. 18
Music at Saint Alban’s welcomes the Iris Trio. 3-5 p.m. at Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
Monday, Nov. 19
Strange New Worlds Book Club meets the third Monday of each month to discuss science fiction, fantasy and graphic novels. This month’s selection is “Autonomous” by Annalee Newitz. 7-8:30 p.m. at the Davidson Branch Library.
All are welcome at a service on the theme “Celebrating God’s Goodness.” Mayor Woody Washam and pastors from other local churches will speak at the service. 7 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius.
Tuesday, Nov. 20
Thousands will gather to watch marching bands, floats, and Santa! 3 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.
Learn how a healthy diet can prevent and reverse many major lifestyle-related diseases. 6-7:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
The track at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius will be open and lighted for public use from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through February 2019.
Wednesday, Nov. 21
Sing-along, all-request party featuring two pianos and all your favorite songs. 7-10 p.m. at Boatyard Eats in Cornelius.
Thursday, Nov. 22
Drive-through light show, carousel, train rides, tiger feeding, barn animals, more. Open nightly through Jan. 1 at Zootastic Park in Troutman.
Friday, Nov. 23
Step back in time and experience early holiday traditions including open-hearth cooking, decorations and Victorian carolers. Make a Christmas craft, toast s’mores around the bonfire and pose for pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23-24 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Saturday, Nov. 24
A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk. Healthy snacks, coffee, water, and blood pressure checks are offered free of charge. 9-10 a.m. at the Davidson Town Green.
Ray Evernham’s sixth annual AmeriCarna LIVE car show will support the IGNITE Community Center for young adults with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Ingersoll Rand in Davidson.
Georgann Eubanks, author of the “Literary Trails” books of North Carolina, will read and discuss her new book, “The Month of Their Ripening.” 4-5:30 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Annual tree lighting will include community group performances, children’s activities, carriage rides, a train display, refreshments and a visit from Santa. 4-7 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
Sunday, Nov. 25
Drive-through light show, carousel, train rides, tiger feeding, barn animals, more. Open nightly through Jan. 1 at Zootastic Park in Troutman.