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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
May 3 – May 13

Warm up those arms for the seventh annual Stand-Up Paddleboard Race on Saturday at Port City Club. Events include a 6.2-mile elite course, a 2.5-mile recreational course and a kids’ race. Best of all, proceeds will go to local charities, including Big Day at the Lake, the Peninsula Community Foundation and Pat’s Place.

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On Saturday afternoon, head over to Robbins Park for the opening reception of Beyond Walls, the annual outdoor art exhibit. Meet the artists, enjoy live entertainment and crafts–fun for the whole family!

Thursday, May 3
“All About You After Hours” invites women for networking, pampering, vendors, food, drinks and prizes. 5-7 p.m. at SpringHill Suites in Mooresville.
Billy Joel tribute band The Stranger will perform. Free. 5-9 p.m. at LangTree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
“By Land…By Sea!” is a nature-inspired exhibit by Amy Hart and guest potters. Open through June 8 at the Cornelius Arts Center.
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Friday, May 4
In honor of National Women Build Week, Lowe’s and Our Towns Habitat for Humanity will hold a construction orientation event with breakfast, DJ, door prizes and mini clinics such as “Mighty Miter Saw” and “Measure Twice, Cut Once.” Registration required. 7:30-11 a.m. at Lowe’s in Huntersville.
Charity run/walk for the Top Deck Foundation to benefit “Warrior” Jace Thompson and his family. 6:30 p.m. at Westmoreland Athletic Complex in Cornelius.
Fast-paced showcase of the area’s best comics. 8 p.m. at Brick Row in Cornelius.
The Warehouse Performing Arts Center presents Shakespeare’s witty romantic comedy. May 4-5 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Dinner prepared by Chef Scott Hollingsworth of Rare Roots plus live music, a silent auction and wine pull. Proceeds go to Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen. 6:30 p.m. at Sweet Magnolia Estate in Cornelius.
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Saturday, May 5
Elite, recreational and kids’ races, silent and live auctions, luau lunch. Proceeds go to local and national charities. 7 a.m. at Port City Club in Cornelius.
Live music, food truck, craft beer, local artists, kids’ activities. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Elements for Life in Davidson.
Demonstrations of life for both Allied and Axis troops and civilians, live battles, food vendors, more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5-6 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Free boating and water safety seminars, interactive police and fire boat exhibits, raffles, bounce house, boat displays and sales. Proceeds go to local charities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kings Point Marina in Cornelius.
Everyone encouraged to walk or ride a bike to the town green for this annual celebration. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Davidson Town Green.
Bring your pup and enjoy drink specials, nacho stand and more. Proceeds go to Happy Tails Rescue. 1-6 p.m. at Lucky Dog Bark and Brew in Cornelius.
Beyond Walls is Cornelius’s annual, award-winning exhibition. The opening reception will be held 4-6 p.m. at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
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Sunday, May 6
Deli delights, kugel contest, kids’ eating contests. Presented by the Jewish Council of Lake Norman. Noon-3 p.m. at Temple Kol Tikvah in Davidson.
Local artists and musicians, STEM activities, wine and beer, food, more. 2-6 p.m. in downtown Huntersville.
The Davidson College choirs and the Choral Arts Society of Davidson present Dan Forrest’s new work “Jubilate Deo!” 3 p.m. at Davidson College.
Uptown Funk will perform at 6 p.m. on the Davidson Town Green.
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Monday, May 7
Mayor Woody Washam and the Town Board of Commissioners will join citizens for coffee, questions and conversation during this monthly event. 8:30 a.m. at Harvey’s in Cornelius.
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Tuesday, May 8
Fishing guide Captain Gus Gustafson will present “How to Navigate Lake Norman.” Free; reservations required. 6:30-8 p.m. at Lake Norman Marina in Sherrills Ford.
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Wednesday, May 9
Free workouts overlooking Lake Norman each Wednesday in May. The May 9 class is Zumba. 10-11 a.m. at the EnergyExplorium in Huntersville.
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Thursday, May 10
Officials from Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson discuss regionalism, communication among lake towns and transportation projects. Open to the public. 5:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville.
“Fun and Games” themed day features lawn games of yesteryear, making games to take home, prizes and farm animals. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Susan Tillis will host the fourth annual Red, White and Bundled Baby Shower to support NC military families with donations of baby items. 6-7:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
The Lake Norman Covekeepers invite all interested residents for an insect field walk and moth night demonstration led by Natural Resources Coordinator Lenny Lampel. This event was rescheduled after the April date was rained out. 7-9 p.m. at Cowan’s Ford Wildlife Refuge in Huntersville.
This play by Matt Lyle pairs the end of the world with a suburban summer barbecue. May 10-25 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
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Friday, May 11
The North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival will feature live music from Leftover Salmon, Chatham County Line, Acoustic Syndicate, the Larry Keel Experience and many others plus beer from more than three dozen NC breweries. May 11-12 at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Monthly community celebration featuring live music, food trucks, craft breweries, local arts and crafts, kids’ activities, more. 6 p.m. at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius.
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Saturday, May 12
Shirley’s Angels “Love Your Headlights” 5K, 10K and kids’ fun run. Proceeds support breast cancer warriors. 8 a.m. at Huntersville Business Park.
Try bikes from local shops, learn about bicycle safety and maintenance, experience unique bikes and go on a community bike ride. 8 a.m. at Davidson Parks and Rec.
Mooresville’s annual event features NASCAR displays and souvenirs, live music, beer garden, food trucks, much more. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.
Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company is seeking energetic and imaginative young adults for its Teen Summer Stock Series featuring productions of “Urinetown, The Musical” and “Orpheus Descending.” All actors ages 14-22 are invited to audition. Auditions will be held starting at 10 a.m. at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Free movie ticket voucher to donors. 3-6 p.m. at Regal Theaters Birkdale 16 in Huntersville.
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Sunday, May 13
Seatings every 30 minutes; reservations required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Peninsula Yacht Club in Cornelius.
Join a ranger for an enjoyable 0.8-mile hike along the Alder Trail. All ages welcome. 10 a.m. at Lake Norman State Park.
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