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Weekly Planner Dec. 13-19: Pancake dinner with Santa, lighted boat parade and more

Through Dec. 24: Santa at Birkdale Village / Birkdale Village photo

Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Mondays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Dec. 13, 14 and 16

Open Track Nights on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

6-8 pm. James Hoyt Wilhelm Park’s 1/4-mile walking track will be lighted on Mondays and Bailey Road Park’s regulation track will be lighted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both open to the public.

Dec. 14

Lake Norman Teen Council 

6:30 pm If you are a teen looking to meet new friends, engage in service projects, and beef up that college application, check out the Lake Norman Teen Council.

Dec. 15: Pancake Dinner with Santa

Dec. 15

Pancake Dinner with Santa

5:30-6:30 pm.  Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a stack of pancakes and a visit with Santa. First Baptist Church of Cornelius, 21007 Catawba Ave. www.firstbaptistchurchofcornelius.org

Dec.16

Red Cross Blood Drive

10 am – 2:30 pm. Register for a spot at the website or walk-in.  https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive First Baptist Church of Cornelius, 21007 Catawba Ave. www.firstbaptistchurchofcornelius.org

Unplugged+Live Concert Series

5-8 pm at Veterans Park, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville. Register here.  This touring concert series features live performances featuring local and touring talent, live DJs, & Food Trucks. Join us outdoors and socially-distanced.

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House

Dec. 17 

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House

5 pm – 8 pm. Special night of shopping on Fridays. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Outdoor vendors (depending on weather).  Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Sip & Paint

Sip & Paint instructors provide materials and walk you through painting a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in a positive and judgment-free environment. Artists are welcome to bring a favorite beverage to get the creative juices flowing. Only beer and wine are permitted, and a $10 corkage fee applies. Registration required.  Cain Center for the Arts’ Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Suite 1.

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm at the Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center, 109 S. Old Statesville Rd. Purple Charlotte Steppers presents an interactive dance series that promotes social connectivity and health through movement. This series celebrates American style social dancing. Watch Me Dance highlights the American social dance styles birthed in African-American communities, including Chicago Stepping, Detroit Ballroom and Soul Line Dancing. This series is open to children 10 and older and adult children of all ages. This series features a new class customized for the visually impaired. Contact/Registration: Demond Carter, 704-380-7264; www.purplecharlotte.com.

Dec.  18

3rd Annual LKN Lighted Christmas Boat Parade

This boat parade will run from Blythe Landing to Ramsey Creek Park and end at the Duke Energy Explorium. Don’t forget to bring toys for Little Smiles, a non-profit group that brings toys to the children at the Levine Children’s Hospital. The event is planned to start around sunset and finish at approximately 7 pm.

Davidson Farmers Market 

9 am to noon. Holiday market.

Cardio Funk 

9-10 am. Saturdays. This high-energy class takes place at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $5/class or $40 for a 10-class pass. pay at the door.

Dec. 19

Open Gym Senior Pickleball 

1-3 pm Sundays at JV Washam Recreation Center. No session on Dec. 26 or Jan. 2.

Bost Grist Mill Christmas Open House

1pm – 5pm. Hot apple cider, light refreshments, tasting our stone ground grits, and a chance to win our weekend drawings for door prizes. Products available: corn meal, Coarse Southern grits, dips and mixes, organic pig meat from Bost Farms, small gift items, wooden toys, gift baskets, cookbooks, pillows, local honey, candles and more. Activities: Outdoor vendors (depending on weather), photos with Santa Claus on Sundays only with appointment. Bost Grist Mill, 4701 Hwy. 200, Concord. 704.782.1600.

Through Dec. 24

Santa at Birkdale Village 

By appointment.  Santa will be at Birkdale Village throughout the season and taking photos at the  North Pole-inspired cottage.

Through  Jan. 2, 2022

Holidays at the Garden 

5 to 9 pm. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden’s annual holiday event features a topiary display, rolling lights of the Piedmont Prairie and  twinkling cherry trees. Advance tickets for Holidays at the Garden are being sold online.  A limited number of tickets are being sold for various time slots to help control the crowd. CDC protocols will be followed. Food trucks will be available.

Through Jan. 21: Fabrics & Frames art show

Through Jan. 21

Fabrics & Frames art show 

This multi-disciplinary exhibition features work from husband and wife team Terry and Sue Ruhs of Waxhaw. Cornelius Arts Center. Gallery hours of operation: 10 am – 4 pm Monday – Friday.

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