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Weekly calendar Sept. 24- Oct. 1: Music, dance, art walk and more

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The Steel Wheels perform this week at the Cain Center for the Arts.

Monday, Sept. 25

Now Showing: The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Noon – 1 pm |Sept. 25. Get ready for a journey through warp pipes and warp zones as Mario, Luigi, and the gang jump off the screen and into our cozy Teen Loft. North County Regional Library, Huntersville.

Birkdale Big Screen

7:15 – 9 pm | Sept. 25. Monday Night Football: Eagles vs Buccaneers. Screenings are free for all visitors and seating is open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Coolers are prohibited. Will be cut off at 9 pm when Concierge closes. Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Tuesdays, Sept. 26  – 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, Sept. 27

Active Seniors Day – Amazing Maize Maze

10 am – 3pm | Sept. 27. Seniors will have the chance to explore the Amazing Maize Maze and the Rural Retreat Cabin and Davidson Schoolhouse. Bring water, and a lunch. The Amazing Maize Maze is a rain or shine event. Tickets $12; no refunds. Pets are not allowed.  Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville.

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Dance!

7:30 pm | Sept. 28. The DCSO opens its season with an eclectic mix of dance music including Argentine tango, Mexican jarabe, a deep south cakewalk, Viennese ballroom, and a cosmic dance of Shiva as Nataraja. Composers featured include José Elizondo, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Florence Price and Johann Strauss Jr. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College.

R. Nathaniel DETT: The Ordering of Moses (North Carolina Premiere)

Leonard BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms

Doors: 6 pm; show: 7:30 pm | Sept. 28. The Charlotte Master Chorale presents an examination of freedom and oppression across communities featuring Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and the North Carolina premiere of R. Nathaniel Dett’s long-neglected oratorio The Ordering of Moses, which builds on the spiritual “Go Down, Moses” to portray the liberation of the Hebrews from bondage in Egypt. Tickets: $30 adults; $10 students younger than 21. Cain Center For The Arts, Cornelius.

Friday, Sept. 29

The Steel Wheels

8 pm | Sept. 29. Folk / Americana. Tickets: $30-$45. Cain Center For The Arts, 21348 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Creative Clay/ Pottery Senior Workshop

10- 11:30 am | Sept. 29. Projects will be taken to Clayworks to be fired and glazed before being returned for pickup. Please allow 3 weeks for this process. Northern Regional Recreation Center, 18121 Old Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Sounds of the Highlands Gala

Doors open 5 pm; dinner 6 pm | Sept. 30. Music provided by the Cornelius Youth Orchestras to benefit CYO and Historic Rural Hill. Cash bar, silent auction and raffle will be available for other ways to support these nonprofits. Tickets $95-$150. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville.

Tawba Walk

2-8 pm | Sept. 30. Eclectic art crawl through the heart of Cornelius, featuring local vendors, live street performances, shopping, food and more. Downtown Cornelius.

Historic Cornelius Guided Walking Tour

5-6 pm | Sept. 30. Join Cornelius Historic Preservation Committee members for a guided walking tour of historic Cornelius. Along the way you will learn about when and how the town was incorporated, the Gem Yarn Mill, the history of Cornelius Elementary School, and other sites of interest. The starting point for this tour will be the Cornelius Veterans Monument on the east side of Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave.

Concerts on the Green

6-8 pm | Sept 30. Davidson College Symphony & Jazz Ensemble. Downtown Davidson.

Creative Clay/ Pottery Family Workshop

10:30 am-noon | Sept. 30. 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.

Paddockpalooza 2023

10:30 am – 4:30 pm | Sept. 30. A premier artisan market to showcase Hinds’ Feet Farm’s 32-acre farm and raise awareness of brain injuries. An open-air shopping market Hinds’ Feet Farm,14635 Black Farms Rd., Huntersville.

18th annual Run for Green

Start time 7:45am | Sept. 30. Race includes a 5K, 10k, and half-marathon and boasts a certified course that takes runners through the town of Davidson and along miles of scenic greenways. $70 race fee i. Downtown Davidson.

Sunday, Oct. 1

23rd annual All American Dog show

2-5 pm | Sunday, Oct. 1. Registration is open to pups of all ages. They’ll compete for the titles of Best Dressed, Fluffiest Coat, Spectacular Spots and more. Early registrations $6; day of registration is $10. Register online. This event is free to attend. Robbins Park, West Catawba Avenue.

Dan Jansen Celebrity Classic Charity Concert

8 pm | Oct. 1. Generation Radio featuring Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts, Steve Ferrone of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Band, Jason Scheff of Chicago, Chris Rodriguez and Tom Yankton. $50 ticket proceeds benefit the Cool Kids Clubhouse in Honor of Dan Jansen and the Dan Jansen Foundation. BoatYard Eats, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Saturday, Sept. 30 – Sunday, Oct. 1

Carolina Renaissance Festival

Renaissance Festival

9:30 am – 5:30 pm | Sept. 30 – Oct. 1. Opening Weekend. 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.

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

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 September-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.

• 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.