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Weekly planner: Nov. 22-28

Nov. 24: Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade

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:

Nov. 22

Organ at Davidson: Simon Templet 

7:30 – 9 pm. Organ at Davidson welcomes 17-year-old high school senior Simon Templet from New Orleans, Louisiana. He will be performing a wide variety of organ literature. Simon began studying organ at the age of 13.  He is the winner of the 2021 Greater Columbia AGO Young Organist Competition. Davidson College Presbyterian Church Sanctuary.

Nov. 23: Mooresville Christmas Parade

Nov. 23

77th Annual Christmas Parade 

The 2021 parade in Mooresville along Main Street will have a special grand entrance with plenty of flashing lights and sirens, as area first-responders kick off the festive event at 3 pm.   The rest of the procession will start at 3:30 pm , featuring fantastic floats, marching bands, dance and tumbling troupes, vintage and modern modes of transport, an appearance by the Grinch and Santa.

Adult Open Gym Basketball (Drop-In) 

6:30-9 pm Tuesdays. This is an opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, enhance old skills and have a great time while playing basketball. Free. Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Rd. Ages 18 and older.

Nov. 24

Novant Health Thanksgiving  Parade

6 pm on Tryon Street in uptown Charlotte.

Nov. 25: Turkey Trots in Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville

Nov. 25

15th Annual Lake Norman Turkey Trot 

In Cornelius. Beneficiary is the Human Health Project, which issues grants to local food shelters. All athletes are asked to please bring a non-perishable food item if possible. Fees: 15K (Distance Dare), $55 until Nov. 24, $65 on race day. 10K, $45 until Nov. 24, $55 on race day. 5K, $35 until Nov. 24. $45 on race day. Toddlers under 4 can run/walk with parents for free. Strollers start in the back of the 5K. No dogs permitted.

Davidson Turkey Trot

Celebrate with a family 5K. An event for all generations, participants can walk or run the 5k-course through beautiful Davidson. Proceeds go to Davidson Rotary Club. The First Annual Davidson Turkey Trot 5k is an event timed and scored by Queen City Timing and will be an official 5K course. 119 S. Main St., Davidson.

Thanksgiving Family 5k 

The trot starts at 8 am from Fleet Feet Sports in Birkdale Village. Benefits Angels & Sparrows.  This is a family fun 5k. Bring your family and  friends and register today. Each registration is a $15 donation to Angels & Sparrows. Children under 6 are free. Start and finish line is next to Fleet Feet Sports in Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Nov. 26

Watch Me Dance – Chicago Stepping 

7-8 pm. Fridays through Dec. 26 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.

Nov. 26 – 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.

Nov. 27: Light Up Cornelius

Nov. 27

10th Annual Light Up Cornelius 

4-7 pm behind Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. Attendees can enjoy community group performances, holiday songs by local performers, carriages rides, train display, concessions and a visit from Santa. The tree lighting is tentatively scheduled for 6 pm.

Our Town Stage Concert Series: The Drifters 

The Drifters will perform their holiday pop show. Doors open at 7 pm for a cash bar. 8 pm concert.   Tickets $18 – $25.

Face masks must be worn inside the auditorium for the duration of the show unless you are eating or drinking. The Charles Mack Citizen Center, Mooresille.

Holiday Market 

2 – 6 pm. Food trucks and vendors onsite with items available for purchase.Veterans Park, Main Street and Maxwell Street, Huntersville. The Holiday Market will run in conjunction with Shop Small Weekend on Saturday.

Nov. 28

Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue Hosting Santa

2-6 pm. Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue will host a visit with Santa at Cornelius-Lemley Fire Station #1, 19729 S. Main St. The event is free and open to the public. Visit with Santa and have photos taken by TSS Photography. Proceeds from sales of photo packages will benefit Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue. For information, go to www.corneliusfd.org or call 704.892.1544.

Holiday Market 

2 – 6 pm. Food trucks and vendors onsite with items available for purchase.Veterans Park, Main Street and Maxwell Street, Huntersville.

Hanging of the Greens

6 pm. The Music Ministry of First Baptist Church Mooresville will hold its annual Hanging of the Greens Service  of decorating the church for Advent and understanding the

meaning will include music selections from The Grace Note Handbells, WAM Jr. Choir, WAM Kids Choir, Jubilee Handbells, and Sanctuary Choir. This service will also include congregational carol singing. The public is invited toattend. First Baptist Church, 150 S. Church St., Mooresville.

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