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Weekly Calendar Oct. 2-8: National Night Out in Davidson, Ballet Hispanico and lots of music and more

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Tuesday, Oct. 3

Social Security: Understanding Your Benefits

3– 4:30 pm | Oct. 3. Do you understand how Social Security works? Have you wondered what the difference between full, early, and delayed benefits are? Join AARP’s free Social Security workshop. Must register for event. Cornelius Library, Catawba Avenue.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

National Night Out – Davidson

5-7 pm|  Oct. 3. National Night Out is an annual crime prevention and community-building event sponsored by the Davidson Police Department to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-resident partnerships, and neighborhood cohesiveness. This event will offer hamburgers and hot dogs along with sides and an ice cream truck for the community to enjoy. Tents and seating will be available as well. Games, including a football throw, basketball hoop, and a scavenger hunt will be set up around the park. Police Chief Kimber Davidson will be in the dunk tank, and music will be performed by Mayor Rusty Knox, the Bailey Sweet River Band, Multiply Church- Lake Norman and more.The event is free and open to the public. On-street parking will be available yet limited; residents are encouraged to walk or ride their bikes to the event. Roosevelt Wilson Park, 420 Griffith St., Davidson.

Tuesdays, Oct. 3  – Tuesday, Nov. 14
Dance Without Limits
10-11 am | Tuesdays through Nov. 14. Designed to encourage and engage seniors of all mobility levels to embrace the magic of movement. Join weekly for free dance classes to explore a variety of fun genres and great music. Call 704-221-4787 to register or for more information. David B. Waymer Recreation Center, 14008 Holbrooks Rd., Huntersville.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Creative Clay/ Pottery Senior Workshop

10:30 am-noon | Oct. 4. Clayworks will lead participants in a hands-on clay workshop. Space is limited, so reserve your spot. Projects will be taken to Clayworks to be fired and glazed before being returned for pickup. Please allow 3 weeks for this process. David B. Waymer Recreation and Senior Center, 14008 Holbrooks Rd., Huntersville.

Ballet Hispanico

Smith Artist Series present ‘Ballet Hispánico’

7:30  pm | Oct. 4. Ballet Hispánico is the largest Latine/Latinx/Hispanic cultural organization in the United States and one of America’s Cultural Treasures. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. General admission $22; seniors $19. Duke Family Performance Hall,Davidson College

Thursday, Oct. 5

Bad Art Night

6-  7:30 pm | Oct. 5. Unwind at this freestyle craft event for adults. Everyone will have access to a pile of ridiculous craft and art materials. The “worst” piece of art will win a hideously tacky trophy at the end of the night. Must register for event by Oct. 4. North County Regional Library, Huntersville.

Davidson College Choirs & Stile Antico: The Byrd & The Bees

7:30pm | Oct. 5. Commemorating 400 years since the death of William Byrd, our choirs are joined by a professional London-based ensemble, Stile Antico. Together, they present this season’s InChoir series concert, a program of Renaissance polyphony alongside contemporary selections. $10. For tickets, call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, downtown Davidson.

North Carolina  Weekend feature

9 pm | Oct. 5. Lake Norman will be featured in an episode to kick off the 21st season of North Carolina Weekend on PBS NC. Filming sites include Hello, Sailor; the Hugh Torance House & Store; and on a boat ride on Lake Norman, according to Visit Lake Norman

Kathy Mattea

Friday, Oct. 6

Kathy Mattea

8 pm | Oct. 6. Tickets: $40-$60. Two-time Grammy Award Winner Kathy Mattea is an American country music and bluegrass singer. Cain Center For The Arts, 21348 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Ghost Hunt

6:30 – 9:30 pm | Oct. 6. Take part in an authentic ghost hunt of the Hugh Torance House and Store and grounds (weather permitting) using investigative tools led by members of the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society. Limited to 18 guests, 12 and older. Hugh Torance House & Store, 8231 Gilead Rd., Huntersville.

Saturday, Oct. 7

Festival of Cultures

3-6 pm | Oct. 28. An opportunity for people to experience the many cultures that make up Cornelius and the surrounding areas. Cain Park, 21336 Catawba Ave.

Festival of Food Trucks

5-8:30 pm |Oct. 7. A sampling of flavor-infused dishes and beverages. Make this a meetup to listen to live music in downtown Mooresville.

Ghost Hunt

6:30 – 9:30 pm | Oct.  7. Take part in an authentic ghost hunt of the Hugh Torance House and Store and grounds (weather permitting) using investigative tools led by members of the Charlotte Area Paranormal Society. Limited to 18 guests, 12 and older. Hugh Torance House & Store, 8231 Gilead Rd., Huntersville.

Concerts @ the Circles

5-6:30 pm acoustic artist; 7-9 pm headline artists | Oct. 7. Abbey Elmore Band. Live music on Jetton Street near Clean Juice, Davidson. This block of Jetton Street will be closed from noon-10 pm on concert evenings.

Emmer Cherry Wheat

Beer School 101

Register and enjoy a 1.5 hour look into the history of craft beer, our process, different beer styles, along with a tour and a taste. $35. Lost World Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Saturday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 8

Carolina Renaissance Festival

9:30 am – 5:30 pm | Oct. 7-8. Kid’s Free Weekend. Receive 1 free child admission with the purchase of 1 full-price adult admission. Coupon required. Valid for ages 5 – 12 (4 and younger, always free). Shop the Artisan Marketplace, eat, drink, enjoy rides and games, and see shows including falconry and jousting. Tickets on sale now. Rain or shine; no pets. 16445 Poplar Tent Rd., Huntersville.

Sunday, Oct. 8

Concerts on the Green

6-8 pm | Oct. 8. The Throwback Collaboration. Downtown Davidson.

Through Oct. 8

Davidson Community Players presents Yankee Tavern

See website for schedule | Through Oct. 8. Just when you thought you’d heard every crazy 9/11 conspiracy theory, a stranger walks into the Yankee Tavern. There, inside the walls of this crumbling New York tavern, a young couple finds themselves caught up in what might be the biggest conspiracy of all. Contains adult themes and language. Recommended for ages 15+. Adult – $23; senior (65+) – $ 21; student (under 21) – $18, plus NC taxes and fees. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Through Sunday, Oct. 15

The annual barbecue at Mt. Zion UMC is open until the food runs out.

BBQ pre-orders

Pre-orders for the 84th Annual Mt Zion BBQ is ongoing until Oct. 15. BBQ sold by the pound, with sauce included, $12; slaw $5 a pint. Pick-up will be Nov. 4 at the church, 19600 Zion Ave, Cornelius.

Select evenings in October

Haunted trail

Scarrigan Farms haunted trail, featuring deranged clowns, monsters, classic slashers, zombies and more. The haunted trail costs $20 to $50 per person depending on the date. Reservations are required for the haunted trail and can be made at www.scarriganfarms.com. The trail is not for the faint of heart and all participants must be 12 years old older to enter. Scarrigan Farms,  1213 Oakridge Farm Hwy., Mooresville 28115.

Through the end of October

Pumpkin picking at Carrigan Farms

Pumpkin picking at Carrigan Farms with tractor-drawn hayrides is the authentic pick-your-own experience and includes picking a pumpkin right off the vine. Advanced reservations are required. The cost for pumpkin picking is $15 per person and includes a pumpkin from the patch. Apple cider donuts and apple cider slushies are available on Saturdays and Sundays and their farm market will have other seasonal pumpkins and gourds available for purchase. The farm and the food truck are both cash only. Carrigan Farms, 1261 Oak Ridge Farm Hwy. (Intersection of 150 & 152),  Mooresville.

Through Nov. 11

The Art of Mechanics

An exhibit by Anna Grant Dean, who was recently a part of the Class of ’23 in ArtPop Street Gallery. Dean’s work demonstrates the creative process as well as the understanding of engineering. Her ability to install large scale sculpture demonstrates how creative the mind can be. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm. Cain Center for the Arts, Catawba Avenue, Cornelius.

Through Nov. 11

Mud at the Mill

9 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday; 9 a m – noon Saturday. The gallery show showcases functional, sculptural, and experimental work that utilizes clay as the primary material. A celebration of a variety of use and techniques. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St, Cornelius.