May 1

• TECHNOLOGY TUTORING: Adults get tutoring in computers and the Internet at 1:30 p.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• INFORMATION MEETING: The Town of Davidson and LandDesign host a public information meeting regarding parks and recreation planning at 7 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.townofdavidson.org/dprmasterplan or Kathryn Spatz, 704-940-9644.

• OPEN MIC: Bella Love presents Open Mic 2.0, featuring musicians, comedians and poets, 7:30-11:30 p.m. at 21325 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: http://bellalove.org.

 

May 2

SPANISH CONVERSATION: English speakers improve Spanish listening and speaking skills 10-11 a.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. A grasp of basic Spanish is recommended. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• CHRISTIAN CONCERT: The Mooresville-Lake Norman Christian Mission holds the Second Annual Christian Jam at 5:30 p.m. at the Cove Church, 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville. The concert features the Won’t Be Shaken Tour with Grammy nominated recording artist Building 429 with Family Force 5 and Hawk Nelson. Special guests include Satellites and Sirens and Lyebecker. Admission costs $20 for general and $40 for VIP. Proceeds will benefit The Mooresville-Lake Norman Christian Mission. Details: www.ourchristianmission.org or 704-664-2357.

• FILM SCREENING: Radiant Life Fellowship screens the film “Frozen” to kick of the Movies in the Park Huntersville series at dusk at North Mecklenburg Park. 16131 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. Admission is free. The park opens at 6 p.m. Details: www.huntersville.org.

• NIGHT OUT: Cornelius Presbyterian hosts its monthly Parents’ Night Out 6-9 p.m. at the church, 21209 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Children, kindergarten age and older, enjoy a program, dinner and music.

KAYAK CRUISE: Paddle along the Catawba River and enjoy a fireside dinner with craft beer tastings from Big Boss Brewing Company at Hawk Island on the Microbrews Cruise 6:15-10:30 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte. Tickets cost $55 per person. Details: www.usnwc.org/microbrews-cruise-2014-schedule.
 • YOUTH THEATER: Davidson Community Players presents “Peter Pan” at 7 p.m. May 2 at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.  Donations will be taken at the door to support future youth programming. Details: www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org or 704-892-7953.


May 3
• FARMERS MARKET:
The Davidson Farmers Market opens 8 a.m.-noon next to Davidson Town Hall, between Main and Jackson streets. Details: www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.

• CAR SHOW: The Ford Owner’s Association of the Carolinas features 250 cars and trucks covering every decade since the 1920 at its 10th annual Blue Oval Classic Car Show 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mooresville Ford, 139-151 E. Plaza Drive, Mooresville. Details: www.foacarolinas.com

• BOATING COURSE: The Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron offers a boating course 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Duke Energy Environmental Center, McGuire Nuclear Station Road, Huntersville. Register at www.usps.org/lakenorman. Details: Bob Yannacci, sportscarguy@roadrunner.com or 516-547-7737.

• BOOK SALE: The Davidson Town Day Book Sale offers bargains for 25 and 50 cents 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• YOUTH THEATER: Davidson Community Players presents “Peter Pan” at 1 and 4 p.m. at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.  Donations will be taken at the door to support future youth programming. Details: www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org or 704-892-7953.

• KENTUCKY DERBY: Killingtons Restaurant & Pub presents Kentucky Derby Day at 6:24 p.m. at the restaurant, 10010 Rose Commons Drive, Huntersville. Wear your best and dress up your hat. Raffle for prizes such as cabin weekend on Lake Norman. Proceeds benefit Kids Rein. Details: www.killingtons.com or www.kidsrein.com.

• FILM SCREENING: The Indies+Docs film series screens “Kikujiro” at 7 p.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Buy tickets in advance. Tickets cost $8.60 for Cornelius residents and $9.65 for others. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with a reception. Details: http://indiesplusdocs.com or 704-996-7724.

 

May 4

• FILM SCREENING: Adults watch the film “Spaceballs” at 1:30 p.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. The library is showing Mel Brooks films each Sunday. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• FAITH CONCERT: The Firebird Arts Alliance’s Singin’ Black and White presents an uplifting choral concert at 3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Ages 12 and younger get in free. A reception follows the concert. Reserve tickets by calling 704-941-0650. Details: www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org.

 

May 5

• BOOK SALE: The Davidson Town Day Book Sale offers bargains for 25 and 50 cents 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• PAWS TO READ: Children, ages 3-11, improve their literacy skills and confidence by reading to a therapy dog at 4 p.m. at the Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

 

May 6

• TEEN PUZZLE: Teenagers test their logic and reasoning with a self-paced puzzle activity at 9 a.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• BOOK SALE: The Davidson Town Day Book Sale offers bargains for 25 and 50 cents 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• TUTORING: Children, ages 5-11, get reading, math or homework help from a tutor at 4 p.m. at the Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• STUDY ZONE: Children, ages 8-18, get work done and study in the Homework Study Zone at 4 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• TEEN COUNCIL: The North County Regional Library Teen Advisory Council meets to help with the library, get community service hours and meet new friends at 5:30 p.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• STRESS WORKSHOP: Learn how proper nutrition, exercise, sleep hygiene and mind-body practices can help reduce stress and improve health and happiness 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays, May 6-27, at Novant Health Parker Internal Medicine, 330 Billingsley Road, Suite 101, Charlotte.

• COMEDY SHOW: Donna Carter performs a comedy show at 8 p.m. at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Tickets cost $10. Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782.

 

May 7

• BOOK SALE: The Davidson Town Day Book Sale offers bargains for 25 and 50 cents 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• KITE DAY: Children hear the story of “Bear and Mole's Kite Day” and decorate paper kits at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300.

• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Children, ages 3-5, learn about financial literacy at 11:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• LADIES NIGHT OUT: Women get mammograms while getting pampered, grabbing a Mother’s Day gift for mom and enjoying festive fare and drinks 6-8 p.m. Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center breast center, 10030 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Details: www.NovantHealth.org/pink.

KAYAK CRUISE: Paddle along the Catawba River and enjoy a fireside dinner with craft beer tastings from Starr Hill Brewery at Hawk Island on the Microbrews Cruise 6:15-10:30 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte. Tickets cost $55 per person. Details: www.usnwc.org/microbrews-cruise-2014-schedule.

 

May 8

• BOOK CLUB: The North County Comic Book Circle meets to discuss Brandon Graham’s “King City” at 6 p.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 

May 9

• CAMPERS CONCERT: The fourth annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival features a concert for campers that includes performances by The Reckoning, Hit or Miss at 6 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. The concert is only for registered campers. Details: www.ncbrewsmusic.com or 704-875-3113.

SPANISH CONVERSATION: English speakers improve Spanish listening and speaking skills 10-11 a.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. A grasp of basic Spanish is recommended. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• BOOK SALE: The Davidson Town Day Book Sale offers bargains for 25 and 50 cents 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• ART OPENING: Mooresville Arts opens its 36th annual Spring Artfest with a reception 6-8 p.m. at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville. Details: www.MAGart.org and 704-663-6661.

• PADDLEBOARD RACE: Meet fellow Stand Up Paddlers competing in the Stand Up for the Catawba Lake Norman Stand Up Paddleboard Race at the meet and greet 6-9 p.m. at Port City Club, 18665 Harborside Drive, Cornelius. The event features appetizers, island drinks and Kona beer. Details: www.standuplkn.com.

 

Ongoing

• BOOK SALE: The Davidson Town Day Book Sale offers bargains for 25 and 50 cents 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 at the Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• WAR RE-ENACTMENT: Latta Plantation hosts a World War II re-enactment May 3-4 at the historic site, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org.

• DALE EARNHARDT: Mooresville Arts displays a mosaic of Dale Earnhardt Jr. noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through May 25 at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville. The mosaic will be raffled off May 25. Tickets can be bought for $5 or $25 for six at the depot. Details: www.magart.org or 704-663-6661.