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Weekly planner: Week of Nov. 8 – 14

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Programs in Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville

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. 9

Blood Drive at Town Hall

10 am – 4 pm. Register now.

Nov. 9. Adult Open Gym Basketball

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.

Lake Norman Teen Council

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. Details here.  

Nov. 11

Veterans Day Program – Cornelius

The Town of Cornelius will hold the traditional Veterans Day Program outdoors at 11 am at the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza behind Town Hall. American Legion Post 86 Commander Randy Wally will lead the ceremony which includes a special performance by country music artist and Army veteran Rockie Lynne. There will be a 21-gun salute as well as music from the W.A. Hough High School Concert Choir. More info: www.cornelius.org/pr or call Mike Wolf at 704-892-6031 x192.

Davidson’s Veterans Day Program

11am. The program will feature a keynote address from retired Col. Aaron Steffens, United States Air Force on the steps of town hall to commemorate Veterans Day. In the event of inclement weather the program will be canceled.

Veterans Day Parade – Mooresville

1 pm. Main Street, Mooresville. The parade honors all veterans and each year there is a designated “special emphasis” group. This year’s focus will recognize veterans that served anytime between 1991 to present day.

Note to veterans: If you served during Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and other conflicts since 1991, please consider participating (walking) in the parade with your fellow veterans. Dress is casual (some vets wear their “old” military uniform while others sport a cap indicating their branch of service). We’ll rally at Richard’s Coffee Shop, 165 N. Main St., Mooresville, between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm, then walk to the parade starting point as a group. Event is rain or shine.

Nov. 11: Pickleball for Seniors

Pickleball for Seniors

6 – 8 pm Thursdays. Join the Cornelius Parks & Recreation Department for free play pickleball for adults ages 50 and up. There will be courts designated for beginners and for intermediate players. J.V. Washam Recreation Center, 9611 Westmoreland Rd. There will be paddles available for play. For more information, email  John Anderson or call 704-622-6136. At this time, masks will be required. J.V. Washam Recreation Center.

Nov. 12

Fall concert 

7:30 pm. The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra  will feature the winners of our 2021 Concerto Competition. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Online ticket purchases are subject to an Etix convenience fee.

Attendance to Davidson College Music Department events requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in addition to wearing a mask. Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College.

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. 13

Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony 

10 am. Huntersville and The American Legion Post 321 will host the  6th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade & Ceremony. The parade will begin at 10am and be followed by the 11am ceremony honoring those who have served and currently serve. The parade lineup will begin on Maxwell Street. The parade will travel southbound on Hwy. 115 to Greenway Street, back up Main Street, ending at Veterans Park.

Davidson Farmers Market 

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

Nov. 13-14: Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival

Nov. 13-14

Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival

Featuring the United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association, Carolina Dock Dogs and more. Tickets are available online as well as on site both days.

Nov. 14

Santa Paws 

Noon – 2 pm. at Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave. Families can bring their dogs and enjoy photos with Santa, shop for dog gifts, and more.

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.