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Weekly calendar Nov. 6-12: Southern Christmas Show, Veterans Day events, lectures, music

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Monday, Nov. 6

Panel on Religion and Politics

7 – 8:30pm | Nov. 6. Featuring Besir Ceka, King Associate Professor of Political Science; Susan Roberts, Professor of Political Science; and Douglas Ottati, Craig Family Distinguished Professor of Reformed Theology and Justice. The event is free and open to the public. Davidson College, C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, Alvarez Student Center.

Tuesdays, Nov. 7  – 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, Nov. 8

Creative Clay/ Pottery Senior Workshop

10:30 am-noon | Nov 8. 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.

Nov. 9

Author Talks: Stories of the Latino South

6-8 pm | Nov. 9.  Join authors Cecilia Marquez and Sarah McNamara  to discuss their books Making the Latino South: A History of Racial Formation and Ybor City: Crucible of the Latina South. The conversation will focus on the stories and experiences they’ve gathered of Latinx people in the United States South. The VAPA Center, 700 N. Tryon, Charlotte.

Thursday, Nov. 9 – Sunday, Nov. 12

Black at the Root

7:30 pm | Nov. 9-11;  2 pm | Nov. 12.  A new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six; six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus. This play by Dominique Morisseau examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and the crises in relations between men and women of all classes and, as a result, the shattering state of Black family life. For tickets, call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. $15 adult; $12 senior; $6 child. Davidson College.

Nov. 9-19

Southern Christmas Show

See website for hours and tickets. This year’s theme is Nauti or Nice! Showcasing buoys, boats and sandy beaches our nautical-inspired entrance will be filled with coastal Christmas charm. General admission $18 adults at the door and $8 children ages 6-12.  $10 parking. The Park Expo and Conference Center, 800 Briar Creek Rd., Charlotte 28205.

Friday, Nov. 10

Davidson Veterans Day commemoration

11 am | Nov. 10. This year’s keynote speaker is General Stephen R. Lyons, retired four-star general of the United States Army and former Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command.  216 S. Main, in the horseshoe parking lot in front of the Public Safety Building, Davidson.

Christmas in the Country

6 pm – Christmas Concert featuring the NC Baroque Orchestra Chamber Group with 7 pm lighting of a 25-foot Christmas tree. Ramah Presbyterian Church, 14401 Ramah Church Rd., Huntersville.

Saturday, Nov.11

Veterans Day Program in Cornelius

11 am | Nov. 11. Join the Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 for the annual Veterans Day Program honoring military veterans and those currently serving in our Armed Forces. The ceremony, which will include a 21-gun salute and patriotic music will be held at the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza and the Cornelius Town Hall lawn. It will move indoors in case of inclement weather

Christmas in the Country

9 am – 5 pm | Nov. 11 – Vendors & Crafts festival. 9 am– Breakfast with Santa ($5 donation). Ramah Presbyterian Church, 14401 Ramah Church Rd., Huntersville.

Mitch Rossell

Mitch Rossell

8 pm | Nov. 11. Country. Tickets: $35-$55. Cain Center For The Arts, 21348 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

8th Annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony in Huntersville

10 am | Nov. 11. The Town of Huntersville, American Legion Post 321 & Sons of the American Legion Post 321 want you to line the streets to cheer on parade participants and then meet at Veterans Park for the 11 am ceremony to honor and remember those who serve and have served. Downtown Huntersville.

Veterans Parade

11 am – 1 pm | Nov. 11. Join the Town of Mooresville for the annual Veterans Parade. Thousands of people will line Main Street and McLelland Avenue. Those interested in participating in the parade may call Jim Kiger at 704-340-0281 or visit MooresvilleVeteransCelebration.com.

Traditional Series: Black Opry Revue

7:30 pm | Nov. 11. Feature three musicians: Julie Williams, a Duke alumna with a degree in public policy who is following her singer/songwriting passion in Nashville; Joe West, who has been heard by countless thousands of travelers to and through the Nashville International Airport, and Mel Washington, currently living in Charleston but formerly from Nashville. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. General public $22; seniors $17. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

Creative Clay/ Pottery Family Workshop

10:30 am-noon | Nov. 11. 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.

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.

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.

Saturday, Nov. 11 – Sunday, Nov. 12

Carolina Renaissance Festival

9:30 am – 5:30 pm | Nov. 11 – 12. Time Travelers’ Weekend.Come as you are or dress as your favorite time-traveling character inspired by movies, TV, comic books, science fiction, and/or fantasy. Book signings by popular local science fiction and fantasy authors. Children ages 5-12 are free with a donation of school supplies at the festival entry; ages 4 and younger are always free. Tickets on sale now.  Rain or shine; no pets. 16445 Poplar Tent Rd., Huntersville.

• Send your event information to corneliustoday@gmail.com. Deadline is the 15th of the month for the print calendar; one week in advance for online/newsletter calendars.