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Weekly Planner Oct. 14-20: Concerts, festivals and more

Oct. 16: Rescue Ranch Dogtoberfest

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

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We’ve included some dates for future events you need to register for in advance. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Oct. 15 

Live Under the Oaks concert 

6-8 pm. The Tim Cook Band. The Grove across from Starbucks at Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Oct. 15: Sip & Paint at Cain Center for the Arts

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 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.

Oct. 16

Guns and Hoses Softball Game

2 pm. Come join the Cornelius Police Department & Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue for our Annual Guns & Hoses Charity Softball Game. A home run derby will begin at 2pm and the softball game will begin immediately after. Cheer on your local first-responders as they compete for the Guns & Hoses Trophy. There will also be activities for kids, food trucks and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will be donated to Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center and the Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund.  Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Rd.

Rescue Ranch Dogtoberfest 

11 am – 6 pm. Families and their leashed dogs can enjoy live music, a beer garden, food trucks, a doggy costume contest, dog nature trails, a ‘Barking lot’ (pet product vendors and services market), barnyard animal ambassadors, animal ambassador presentations, adoptable animals, activities for kids and pumpkin painting.  

Admission is $5 per person with children 1 and younger and dogs free. The dog-friendly event requests that all dogs are kept on leashes, are well-mannered and fully vaccinated.

Oct. 16: Oktoberfest at Eleven Lakes Brewing

Proceeds from the Dogtoberfest will benefit the Rescue Ranch, the nonprofit animal welfare organization that promotes respect for all animals through education; is committed to agricultural, environmental and wildlife conservation; and facilitates rehabilitation, rescue, and responsible pet ownership in order to enhance the human-animal bond.  Rescue Ranch, 1424 Turnersburg Hwy., Statesville. 

Oktoberfest 2021

Noon – 9 pm. Eleven Lakes Brewing. 10228 Bailey Road, Suite 201.

Bailey’s Glen holds the Palooza Artisan Fair

10 am – 1 pm. More than 40 artisans will be selling their work in the Clubhouse Ballroom. Cash preferred. Some artists will accept credit or check.A portion of the proceeds will go to Hinds Feet Farm, a facility dedicated to serving people living with permanent brain injuries.

Oktoberfest Festival 

Noon – 5 pm.  Festival at DaVeste Vineyard, 155 Lytton Farm Rd., Troutman. Food trucks, crafts.

Oct. 16: Davidson Farmers Market

Davidson Farmers Market 

9 am to noon. Every Saturday through Nov. 20. Holiday markets Dec. 11 and 18.

Saturdays and Sundays, Oct.  16 – Nov. 21

Carolina Renaissance Festival

10 am – 5:30 pm. The interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, open air arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and food. Tickets $27 adults starting at 13 years; $17 ages 5-12 years; 4 and younger free.  Renaissance Festival fairgrounds,16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

Oct. 17

Concerts on the Green

Kids in America, Totally 80s Tribute. 6-8 pm on The Village Green downtown Davidson.

Oct. 19. Adult Open Gym Basketball

Oct. 19

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.

Oct. 20

Nicholas Galanin: Gallery Reception

7 – 8:30 pm. “Ought the Indians to be Driven from the Land they Occupy?” Nicholas Galanin’s work is rooted in his perspective as an Indigenous man, deeply connected to the land and his Tlingit/Unangax culture.   Davidson College, Visual Arts Center VAC-100 Atrium.

Through Nov. 6

Mud at the Mill 

This juried show showcases both functional and sculptural works by local artists that incorporate clay. Exhibit runs through Nov. 6. Gallery hours 10 am-4pm Monday – Friday. Cornelius Arts Center gallery, 21445 Catawba Ave. Free.

Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 21

Carolina Renaissance Festival

10 am – 5:30 pm. The interactive event is a combination of outdoor theater, circus, open air arts and crafts fair, jousting tournament and food. Tickets $27 adults starting at 13 years; $17 ages 5-12 years; 4 and younger free.  Renaissance Festival fairgrounds,16445 Poplar Tent Road, Huntersville.

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