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Upcoming Events

Events October 11 – October 21

Karen Bentley, founder of Bentley Consulting Group and a former Mecklenburg County Commissioner, will present “Courage to Follow Your Passion” at Business Today’s Top Women Champagne Reception honoring women leaders in business, community service, education and politics. The event, which includes a mini expo for women, will be held Oct. 17 at River Run Country Club in Davidson.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Hosted by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Huntersville Recreation Center.
Dozens of businesses will be represented at this expo hosted by the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Family-friendly event featuring more than 5,000 hand-carved illuminated pumpkins, seasonal landscapes, refreshments, pumpkin patch and live carving demonstration. 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Oct. 28 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord.
Iredell County beekeeper David Little will provide everything you need to know about bees and beekeeping. 7 p.m. at the Mooresville Public Library.
A successful Broadway writer is struggling to overcome a dry spell when he receives a potential hit script from a student in this suspense-filled drama. Sept. 27-Oct. 14 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Friday, Oct. 12
A potion of every purchase will go to the Stand Firm Warrior Foundation to fight childhood cancer. 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. at City Barbeque in Huntersville.
The Goodnight Brothers Band and Shades of Brown headline an evening of music, food trucks, craft brews, local artists, kids’ activities, more. 6-10 p.m. at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius.
Stroll along Main and Broad Streets while sampling beer and wine, listening to live music and visiting artists. 6-9 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.
Bach Akademie Charlotte will present “Priceless Treasure: Bach and the Motet Tradition.” 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church.
Saturday, Oct. 13
Amateur and professional photographers will have opportunities to photograph more than 20 raptors in unique settings. 7:30-11 a.m. Oct. 13 and 14.
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.
Get lost in a giant seven-acre corn maze featuring more than two miles of interconnected paths, take a hay ride, play cornhole, have a picnic, pick a pumpkin and hike trails. Open weekends through Nov. 4 at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
History comes alive with live jousts, artisan demonstrations, magic shows, food, music and much more! The festival is open weekends through Nov. 18 at 16445 Poplar Tent Road in Huntersville.
Share your fandom with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” crafts and activities. 2-3 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Hip-hop and reggae performances, street artists, live graffiti wall, food trucks, craft beer, more. 4-10 p.m. at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius.
Join Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists for oysters, barbecue, local craft beer, an auction and live music by Whiskey Man and Jim Avett. 5-10 p.m. at LangTree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
The Jewish Council of Lake Norman hosts comic Aaron Friedman. Snacks and cash bar. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Congregation Emanuel in Statesville. A shuttle will leave from Temple Kol Tikvah in Davidson at 5:30 p.m.
The Lake Norman/Huntersville Rotary Club will hold its 20th anniversary wine spectacular. This year’s theme is “Hollywood Night at the Oscars,” where guests will enjoy wine tastings, hors d’oeuvres, champagne fountain, live jazz music, live and silent auctions, more. 7 p.m. at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Free and open book and knitting club meets monthly for communal knitting and audiobooks. 4 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Tour the house, enjoy food and beer, shop vendors and enjoy kids’ activities. 1-5 p.m. at Hope House Foundation in Huntersville.
Join Davidson College Adjunct Instructor of Guitar Jon Hill and friends for an eclectic mix of classical, jazz, traditional Appalachian and even some bluegrass. 3 p.m. at Davidson College.
Monday, Oct. 15
The Organ at Davidson series continues with a performance by British-born organist Nicolas Haigh and soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh. The program will feature works by Bach, Howells, Franck and Stanford. 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church.
Tuesday, Oct. 16
Learn about homesteading with presentations on backyard chicken keeping, cool weather crops, food preservation, farm animals, more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Meet author Sue Halpern. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Pickled Peach in Davidson.
Learn the basics of this family-friendly sport from experienced instructors. Pre-registration encouraged. 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius.
Wednesday, Oct. 17
Business Today will host its Top Women Champagne Reception to honor 2018 winners. 6-9 p.m. at River Run County Club in Davidson.
Bestselling author Diane Chamberlain will discuss and sign copies of her new novel. 7-8 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Join Mayor Woody Washam and members of the town board of commissioners for a special evening edition of Connecting Cornelius on the topic of the $24 million transportation bond referendum. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at D9 Brewing Company in Cornelius.
Eric Sapp, founder of Eleison, will present “Faith, Politics and the 2018 Election: Stories From Past Campaigns and Hope for Our Future.” 7-8:30 p.m. at Davidson College.
Friday, Oct. 19
Discussion of upcoming bond issues in Cornelius and Davidson. 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
North Mecklenburg High School Vikings will celebrate 40 years of making barbecue to help our students, faculty and staff have a successful school year. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville.
An unexpected infestation interrupts an already sticky plot in this play by Tracy Letts. Oct. 19-Nov. 3 at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Saturday, Oct. 20
Celtic music will be featured this weekend alongside live jousts, artisan demonstrations, magic shows, food, music and much more! The festival is open weekends through Nov. 18 at 16445 Poplar Tent Road in Huntersville.
The sixth annual music and brew festival features local craft breweries, food trucks, a kids’ zone and live music. A portion of proceeds will go to the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. 4-9 p.m. at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius.
Live music, balloon twisters, bounce houses, food trucks, local breweries, costume contest, Halloween egg hunt, more. 4-8 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Noon-3 p.m. at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Huntersville and 3-6:30 p.m. at Regal Theaters Birkdale in Huntersville.
Free program will introduce the basic process of brewing beer at home. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Join author Randy Bell for a discussion and signing of his latest book, “Conversations With America.” 4-5 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Sunday, Oct. 21
Take a walk with wildlife photographer and avid birder Joe Amodeo. Pre-registration required. 8-10 a.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.
Davidson Lands Conservancy will celebrate Davidson’s recent designation as a Bee City USA. Activities for all ages. 2-5 p.m. at Abersham Park in Davidson.
The Music at Saint Alban’s series presents an ensemble of principal players from the Charlotte Symphony exploring chamber music for two violins and harp. 3-5 p.m. at Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
VOX will present “Rivers of Light: Choral Music From the Baltics.” 4 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church.