• FUNDRAISER: The Over the Tabletop holiday fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Nov. 7 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Road, Cornelius, features extravagant holiday-themed tabletop and Christmas tree decorating displays, as well as the Hough High string ensemble and student pianist. Proceeds benefit Build Betty A House. Buy tickets through Gina Story at 704-661-0219 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• TASTES OF HABITAT: The Tastes of Habitat fundraiser takes place 6:30-9 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Tickets cost $35 for individuals or $250 for groups of eight. Each includes two drink tickets for beer or wine. The fundraiser supports Our Towns Habitat’s Women Build program whose goal is to fully sponsor and build Habitat homes. To buy tickets, visit: http://tastesofhabitat.eventbrite.com/.
• CULTURAL LECTURE: Malinda Maynor Lowery presents a free cultural studies lecture on "You Seem Like a Pied Man: Indian Violence and Racial Binary in the Jim Crow South" at 7 p.m. in Hance Auditorium of Davidson College’s Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson. Lowery serves as associate professor of history and the director of the Southern Oral History Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. Details: 704-894-2661.
• FUNDRAISER: The Over the Tabletop holiday fundraiser takes place 6-10 p.m. Nov. 7 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8 at The Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Road, Cornelius. It features extravagant holiday-themed tabletop and Christmas tree decorating displays, as well as the Hough High string ensemble and student pianist. Proceeds benefit Build Betty A House. Buy tickets through Gina Story at 704-661-0219 or email@example.com.
• MUSICAL INTERLUDES: Cellist Tanja Bechtler and pianist Cynthia Lawing perform a free mid-day concert at 12:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.
• HARRY POTTER: Davidson College serves a dinner featuring some of Harry Potter’s favorite dishes from the kitchens of Hogwarts 5-7:15 p.m. at Vail Commons, 102 Nelson Lane, Davidson. Meals cost $12.25 for adults and $6 for children. Costumes are encouraged. Details: 704-894-2076.
• EXHIBIT RECEPTION: The Home Grown exhibit opens 6:30-9 p.m. at Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. The event features fresh food, music by a harpist and beer and wine tastings, and more than 45 pieces of local art.
• ARTS CLASS: Di Partridge leads an acrylics class, dubbed “Van Gogh Boats” 10 a.m.-noon at Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main St., Davidson. The class costs $25. Register in advance. Details: www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com or 704-892-0044.
• COOKING DEMO: Experience open-hearth cooking and other demonstrations 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312.
• FRENCH CAFÉ MUSIC: St. Alban’s Episcopal Church presents French café music with the group Musique Accordeon at 3 p.m. at the church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Children under 12 are free. Admission includes a reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres following the concert. Call 704-941-0650 to reserve tickets. Details: www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org.
• VOCAL CONCERT: Student singers perform a free Liederabend vocal concert at 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.
• VETERAN'S DAY: The Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 hosts their annual Veteran’s Day program at 11 a.m. at the Cornelius Veteran’s Monument at Rotary Plaza and the Cornelius Town Hall lawn. The event includes a welcome from the mayor, a keynote speaker, a 21-gun salute and patriotic songs.
• OPEN HOUSE: Sam’s Club holds an open house for members of the Lake Norman, Lincolnton-Lincoln County and Mooresville-South Iredell chambers of commerce 9 a.m.-7 p.m. a 168 Norman Station Blvd., Mooresville.
• GROUNDBREAKING: Truliant Federal Credit Union holds a groundbreaking ceremony 10-10:45 a.m. at 9706 Gilead Road, Huntersville.
• FREE SEMINAR: A free business seminar called “Don’t Be Afraid: Easily manage your business using your financial information” takes place 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Business Center at South Main Square, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. Advanced registration is required. Details: www.lesemanncpa.com/registration.
• CIVIC RELIGION: The Rev. Steve Shoemaker presents a religion lecture, "Gay Equality, Moral Mondays, and God-Talk: Witnessing Religious Values in the Public Square," at 7 p.m. in Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Shoemaker is retired pastor of Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte. Details: 704-894-2423.
• ORGAN AT DAVIDSON: Organists give a free performance at 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. A meet-the-artist reception follows the recital.
• CHAMBER MUSIC: Students perform chamber music under the direction of Alan Black at 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.
• ORGAN CONCERT: Six members of the Charlotte chapter of the American Guild of Organists perform a concert accompanied by guest instrumentalists on clarinet, oboe, piccolo, violin and piano at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. A reception follows. The concert is free, but donations will be accepted. Details: 704-892-5641.
• ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE: Assistant State Archaeologist John Mintz presents an archaeology lecture, "Exploring North Carolina's Archaeological Heritage Through Community Based Involvement," at 7:30 p.m. in the Semans Lecture Hall of Davidson College’s Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. Details: 704-894-2303.
• RIBBON CUTTING: FastFit Boxing holds a ribbon cutting 8-9 a.m. at the 19911 North Cove Road, Cornelius.
• SAYING THANKS: Children create a banner thanking firefighters, police and community helpers in town at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place Kids, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: http://huntersville.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261.
• RIBBON CUTTING: Homewood Suites by Hilton holds a ribbon cutting and five-year anniversary celebration 5-7 p.m. at 125 Harbour Place Drive, Davidson.
• LEADERSHIP LECTURE: Robin Emmons, founder of Sow Much Good, describes her journey as leader dedicated to eliminating systemic barriers in the food system that disproportionately affect the working poor at 7 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery of Davidson College’s Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2122.
• ARTS CLASS: Kristen Feighery instructs an acrylic painting class, dubbed “Coffee and Paintbrushes” 9 a.m.-noon at Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main St., Davidson. The class costs $40. Register in advance. Details: www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com or 704-892-0044.
• CONCERT: Singer/songwriter Derek Webb, formerly of the Christian band Caedmon’s Call, is giving a concert as part of his Apology Tour from 8-10 p.m. at Kadi Fit Studio, 19725 Oak St., Unit 3, behind the Cornelius police station. Attendees can name their price for the “I Was Wrong” ticket or pay $12 for the “I’m Sorry” ticket and $20 for the “I Love You” ticket.
• MUSCIAL INTERLUDES: Dylan Savage, associate professor of piano at UNC Charlotte, performs a free concert at 12:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.
• LITERARY LECTURE: Writer Andrea Crawford presents a free literary lecture, “Farmers: the New Creative Class? From Fields to Fame, Why Farming is Suddenly Cool,” at 12:30 p.m. in the Carolina Inn, 215 N. Main St., Davidson. Details: 704-894-2012.
• LITERARY LECTURE: Michael Pippinger presents a free literary lecture, “Globalization and its Literary Discontents,” at 4:30 p.m. in Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union Sprinkle Room, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2012.
• DAVIDSON ART CRAWL: The Davidson Art Crawl runs 6-9 p.m. on Main Street. The event features dozens of artists both in and surrounding local businesses, three stages of live music, wine sampling at Sanctuary and wine tasting at Summit Coffee.
• RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: The Carolina Renaissance Festival returns for its 20th anniversary 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Nov. 24 on a 325-acre site at N.C. 73 and Poplar Tent Road in Huntersville. The festival features 16th-century entertainment, marketplace, food and jousting. Details: www.renfestinfo.com.
• NARNIA: The Davidson Community Players perform a stage adaptation of “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” with original music at 1 and 4 p.m. Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17, as well as 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15, at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the box office or online. Details: 704-892-7953 or www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
• THEATER PRODUCTION: Davidson College presents “Reckless” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13-16 and 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in The Barber Theatre of the Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St., Davidson. “Reckless” follows Rachel's darkly comic search for bliss, in which a wild and crazy world eventually grants what she most needs. The play is recommended for ages 13 and older. Tickets cost $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Buy tickets through the Alvarez College Union Ticket Office by calling 704-894-2315 or visiting www.davidson.edu/tickets. Details: 704-894-2930.
• LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: The Davidson Day School presents the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Gordon Theatre, 750 Jetton St., Davidson. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children and $7 for Davidson Day faculty and staff. Come a half hour early to see the hallway outside the theater transformed into a “skid row.”