May 15

• WRITERS GROUP: The North County Regional Wordsmiths meet to share their writing and exchange ideas with other writers at 5:30 p.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• BUSINESS NETWORKING: Members from three Chamber of Commerce groups converge for business networking 5-7 p.m. at the McGuire Nuclear Station EnergyExplorium, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville. Details: 980-875-5600.

• TALENT SHOW: Baileys Got Talent includes an art auction at 5:30 p.m. and student talent show 6-8 p.m. at Bailey Middle School, 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius.

• OPEN MIC: Bella Love hosts Open Mic Night featuring some of Lake Norman most creative musicians, visual artists, comedians and poets 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Kadi Fit Studios in Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius Admission costs $5. Details: www.bellalove.org.  

 

May 16

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.

• SPEECH DEVELOPMENT: Rachel Barger, a speech and language specialist, presents an information session about child development from birth to age 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• TECH TUTORING: Register for one-on-one computer help with a technology tutor for a 30-minute session 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• OUTDOOR CONCERT: The Live in the ‘115 outdoor concert series continues with performances by Ranford Almond 5:30-7 p.m. and Cold Bait, Live Beer 7:30-9:30 p.m. at John Franklin Moore Park at the corner of Main Street and Center Avenue in Mooresville. Details: www.downtownmooresville.com

• CHORAL CONCERT: The North Mecklenburg Community Chorus and its jazz ensemble, Left@25, sing songs from the 1950s and 1960s in “Dream a Little of Me” at 7:30 p.m. at Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. Tickets cost $12.50. Details: www.nmcchorus.org or 704-644-7368.

 

May 17

• WARRIOR DASH: The North Carolina Warrior Dash features 12 obstacles along the 3.08-mile course at 8 a.m. at 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. Warriors will set out in several waves throughout the event. A celebration will be held after the race featuring turkey legs, beet steins and live music. Registration costs $90 at the event. Spectators are welcome to watch the race for free. Details: www.warriordash.com.

• FARMERS MARKET: The Huntersville Growers Market opens 8 a.m.-noon between Main and Maxwell streets. Details: www.huntersville.org.

• 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.

• NATURE PROGRAM: Theresa Morr, of the N.C. Wildlife Federation, leads a free World of Wonder program about frogs and toads 9:30-11 a.m. The location and other details will be sent after registering. The program is open to ages 3 and older. Details: dlc.wow@gmail.com.

• LATIN MUSIC: Café Amaretto performs jazz, blues and folk music at 10:30 a.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• CLOUDS: Children participate in a weather-related storytime 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.

• SNEAKER SALE: Sneakers Over Everything allows sneaker freaks to buy and sell rare shoes noon-5 p.m. at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. Details: www.soeshows.com.

• ANIME CLUB: Teenagers explore anime culture at 2 p.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• ART FESTIVAL: ArtSpring! celebrates the arts 2-6 p.m. at Pioneer Springs Community School, 9200 Bob Beatty Road, Charlotte. Proceeds benefit the charter school. Details: www.pioneersprings.org.

• CHORAL CONCERT: The North Mecklenburg Community Chorus and its jazz ensemble, Left@25, sings songs from the 1950s and 1960s in “Dream a Little of Me” at 3 p.m. at Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. Tickets cost $12.50. Details: www.nmcchorus.org or 704-644-7368.

• MUSIC FESTIVAL: The Kinfolks Soul Food Festival blends good food and music at 4 p.m. at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. Gates open at 2 p.m. Musical guests include Bootsy Collins, The Whispers, Kelly Price and Chante Moore. Tickets start at $32. Details: http://ilovesoulfood.com.

• ART EXHIBIT: Meredith Connelly opens her latest exhibit, “UMBRA,” with a reception 6:30-9 p.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Connelly talks about the exhibit at 7 p.m.

• IMPROV COMEDY: The Chuckleheads present its Mom is Awesome Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. The 8 p.m. show could contain adult language and situations. Tickets cost $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Details: www.planetimprov.com or Scott Pacitti, scott@planetimprov.com or 704-301-1564.

• HANDBELL CONCERT: The Charlotte Bronze Handbell Ensemble performs as part of Mt. Zion’s Cornelius Concert Series at 7 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion Ave., Cornelius. Details: charlottebronze@elitemail.org or 704-577-6524.

• RIVER JAM: The Mike Strauss Band performs as part of the River Jam concert series at 7-10 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy., Charlotte. Details: www.usnwc.org.

 

May 18

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center of the Carolinas holds a blood drive 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Temple Kol Tikvah, 605 South St., Davidson. Details: www.carolinadonor.org or 704-972-4700.

• BOAT CHECK: The U.S. Power Squadron offers free safety checks of vessels 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Morningstar Marina, 18020 Kings Point Drive, Cornelius. Details: pjfphelan@msn.com or 704-489-8313.

• FILM SCREENING: Adults watch the film “The Twelve Chairs” 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.

 

May 19

• COMMUNITY SERVICE: Children, ages 12-18, do community service projects at 5 p.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

 

May 20

• EXCEL BASICS: Adults learn the basics of Microsoft Excel at 10 a.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• COOKING WORKSHOP: Homeschool students, ages 10 and up, and their adult supervisors will learn to cook over an open hearth with 19th century recipes 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Registration for the cooking workshop costs $25 for each student and adult pair. $10 for each additional student. Register in advance. Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312 ext. 301.

• AUTHOR TALK: Ed Williams, former editor of the Charlotte Observer’s editorial pages, discusses his new book, “Liberating Dixie: An Editor’s Life, From Ole Miss to Obama,” at 10:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. A book signing will follow a Q&A. Registration recommended. Details: www.cmlibrary.org/programs or 704-416-3800.

• 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.

• 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.

• WRITING WORKSHOP: Maureen Griffith leads a workshop, “Every Picture Holds a Story,” on using images to inspire writing at 5:30 p.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• COMEDY SHOW: Mikey Mason 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 21

SUICIDE PREVENTION: Davidson Parks and Recreation hosts a QPR suicide prevention course 9-10:30 a.m. at the recreation office, 865 South St., Davidson. Details: 704-892-3349.

• INTERNET BASICS: Adults learn to access and navigate a website at 10 a.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• TECH TUTORING: Adults get tutoring in computers, the Internet, email and Microsoft Office at 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m., as well as noon, at the Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• RAINBOW ART: Children discover the colors of the rainbow through hands-on art activities at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300.

• LIBRARY SKILLS: Teenagers learn how to use the library at 11 a.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Preschoolers learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions at 11 a.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 

May 22

• POWERPOINT BASICS: Adults learn to create and edit a presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint at 10 a.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• RIVER JAM: Stooges Brass Band performs as part of the River Jam concert series at 7-10 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy., Charlotte. Details: www.usnwc.org.

 

Ongoing

• AUDITIONS: Davidson Community Players holds open auditions for its summer comedy “Unnecessary Farce” at 7 p.m. May 20 and 21 at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script. Bring a resume, photo and a list of conflicts. Details: Debra Baron, debra@davidsoncommunityplayers.org or 704-892-7953.