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Weekly planner: Oct. 28-Nov. 3

Happy Halloween! There’s no shortage of Halloween activities for kids or adults

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.

Submit your entertainment and event news to corneliustoday@gmail.com.

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. 28-30: Davidson Community Players presents Boos and Brews

Oct. 28-30

Boos & Brews

8 pm. Davidson Community Players presents its fifth annual 10-Minute-Play Festival with a Halloween twist. Seven original plays all outdoors in the parking lot of the Armour Street Theatre. A selection of beer will be available for purchase at each performance. Masks required for all patrons. All seats are general admission and are $15.Tickets may be purchased at www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953.

Oct. 29

Halloween at Langtree 

5-9 pm. Trick-or-treating starts at 5 pm; this is free and open to the public. At 7 pm, the  drive-in movie Casper the Friendly Ghost begins; $5 per car, pay on arrival. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.

Oct. 29: The last Live Under the Oaks features Flashback The Party Band

Live Under the Oaks concert

6-8 pm. A special performance by Flashback The Party Band for the last Live Under The Oaks of the season. Come ready to party and feel free to dress up in your Halloween costume. The Grove across from Starbucks at Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Boos & Brews Street Festival

5-9 pm. Family friendly event benefitting HealthReach Community Clinic, 400 E. Statesville Ave., Mooresville.

Cardio Funk 

9-10 am.This high-energy class is coming back to Bailey Road Recreation Center on Saturdays. $5/ per class or $40 for a 10-class pass. Pay at the door. Masks will be required.

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. 30

Halloween Treat Trail

Dress your kids in their costumes and enjoy trick-or-treat for pre-packaged, nut-free candy from local businesses along the festive trail, games and activities, and a spooktacular photo area on Oct. 30 at Bailey Road Park. Two sessions are available: 5:30-6:30 pm or 6:30-7:30 pm. This event is free but advance registration is required.  Recommended for kids 12 and younger. Don’t forget your camera.

Trick or Treating 

10 am to noon. A SPOOK-tacular Halloween celebration for the little goblins Come dressed in your costumes and trick or treat at Birkdale Village’s participating retailers and restaurants. Check in with us in the Grove starting at 10 am to grab special goodies and a map of participating restaurants and retailers. Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Oct. 30: Davidson Farmers Market

Davidson Farmers Market 

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

Nov. 1

Coffee Chat

8:30 am. Along with Cain Center news, hear transportation and County Health updates. RSVP.

Nov. 2

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. 4

Davidson College Music Department

7:30 pm. Traditional Series: Kruger Brothers. Their songs are original but entirely within the heart of the spirit of traditional Appalachian music. For tickets, follow the link or call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

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.

Saturday and Sunday 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.

Nov. 6

Mt. Zion’s 82nd Annual BBQ

10 am. Pre-orders taken through Oct. 31. Hot plates including BBQ, slaw, yams, bread and sauce, as well as individual BBQ sandwiches will  be served to-go. Weather permitting, dining will be available on the front lawn.

BBQ for $12 a pound and coleslaw, for $5 a pint will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis until sold out.

Pre-orders can be picked up starting at 10 am.