Jan. 9

 NATURE PROGRAM: Naturalist Bonnie Miles discusses bats at 7 p.m. at Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. No reservations are required. Details: www.lakenormanwildlife.org or Sid Smith at 704-895-5686.

 

Jan. 10

 SPANISH CONVERSATION: English-speaking teenagers and adults practice speaking Spanish in a conversation club at 10 a.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

 PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Ages 3-5 learn language and reading skills through stories and songs at 10:15 a.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

 TODDLER STORYTIME: Ages 18-35 months explore sounds, letters and words through music and activities at 11 a.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

 EXHIBIT OPENING: Amy Sanders opens her latest exhibit, “Red Earth,” 6:30-9 p.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. The exhibit features ceramic forms and pottery. Details: www.cornelius.org/parc or 704-896-8823.

 ARTIST FESTIVAL:  Bella Love features musicians and artists at Second Friday Arts Crawl 5-9 p.m. at Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.

 

Jan. 11

FARMERS MARKET: The Davidson Farmers’ Market opens 9 a.m.-noon next to Davidson Town Hall, between Main and Jackson streets in Davidson. Details: www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.

 FINANCIAL SEMINAR: Adults learn how to set financial goals and manage their income at 10:30 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 ARTIST DEMONSTRATION: Amy Sanders demonstrates pottery 1-4 p.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. The event costs $25 for Cornelius residents and $30 for others. Details: www.cornelius.org/parc or 704-896-8823.

 LIT LITE: Adults discuss Ann Enright’s “The Gathering” at 2 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 TEEN ANIME: The Teen Anime Club explores Japanese culture at 2 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. The club is for ages 12-18. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

AMELIA’S AIRPLANES: Children celebrate Amelia Earhart’s flight across the Atlantic by making paper airplanes and testing their ability to fly at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Details: 704-372-6261.

GRIEF SUPPORT: The Health Ministries Team at Bethel Presbyterian hosts a grief share program called “Your Journey from Mourning to Joy” at 9 a.m. at the church Fellowship Hall, 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. The 13-week seminar will provide valuable information for people grieving the death of someone who was close to them. Details: Beth Moss, griefshare@bethel-pc.org or 704-892-0546.

 CYCLING:  The Rocky River Road Club sponsors the 16th annual Polar Bear Ride, a half and full metric century bicycle ride, at 10 a.m. at Ingersoll-Rand on Beaty Street in Davidson. Registration opens at 8:30 am.  Registration costs $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the ride. Minors ride free with a parent. Details: www.RockyRiverRoadClub.org.

 

Jan. 12

 COMMUNITY SERVICE: Ages 12-18 conduct community service at 2 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

AMELIA’S AIRPLANES: Children celebrate Amelia Earhart’s flight across the Atlantic by making paper airplanes and testing their ability to fly at 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Details: 704-372-6261.

 

Jan. 13

GARDEN CLUB: Alisa Eaker, of Eaker's Nursery and Tree Farm, speaks at the East Lincoln Community Garden Club’s meeting at 10 a.m. at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church, 4640 Webbs Chapel Church Road, Denver. Guests are welcome. Details: Paula Mitchell, 704-483-5405.

• QUILTERS GUILD: The Mooresville Centerpiece Quilters’ Guild meets at 10 a.m. at the South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. Visitors are welcome. Details: Jean Cable, 704-929-1170.

• BABY STORYTIME: Babies become engaged with new sights and sounds through books, songs and rhymes at 10:30 a.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

BABY STORYTIME: Babies become engaged with new sights and sounds through books, songs and rhymes at 10:30 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 TINY TOTS STORYTIME: North County Regional offers storytime for ages 18-35 months at 11 a.m. at the library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. The event incorporates stories, music and movement. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 TINY TOTS STORYTIME: Cornelius Public Library offers storytime for ages 18-35 months at 11:30 a.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• PAWS TO READ: Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a volunteer therapy dog at 4 p.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• VIDEO GAMES: Ages 12-18 develop literacy, critical-thinking and teamwork skills at 5 p.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

BOOK DISCUSSION: High school girls hold a book club discussion in “Don’t Ask Y” at 6 p.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

 

Jan. 14

• TRIVIA TUESDAYS: Ages 12-18 engage in a self-paced trivia activity at 10 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• SENIOR BINGO: Seniors play gift-for-a-gift bingo at 10:30 a.m. at the South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. Bring a new household item valued at least $1 for the bingo prize table. Details: www.Iredellcoa.com or 704-662-3337.

• SPANISH CONVERSATION: Teens and adults practice English-speaking and listening skills in the English Conversation Club at noon at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• SCHOOL TUTORING: Ages 5-11 get reading, math and homework tutoring at 4 p.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• STUDY ZONE: Ages 8-18 do homework, study for tests and get tutoring at 4 p.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• TEEN GAMING: Ages 12-18 play board games and video game consoles at 5:30 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• ARCHAEOLOGY LECTURE: Jo Anne Tilburg, director of the Easter Island Statue Project at UCLA, discusses “Easter Island Excavations: New Light on Old Assumptions” 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.

• ORGAN CONCERT: Myers Park United Methodist Church Music Associate and Organist Patrick Scott performs an organ concert at 7:30 p.m. in Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. There is no charge to attend the concert, though donations are encouraged. Details: 704-892-5641.

• COMEDY SHOW: Mark Klein, known as the CorpJester, headlines at 8 p.m. at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. The show is open to ages 21 and older. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782.

 

Jan. 15

• RIBBON CUTTING: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon cutting 8-9 a.m. at Subway of Cornelius, 20430 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

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

• TWO-TIME STORYTIME: Ages 18-35 months explore sounds, letters and words through stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• LIBRARY WORKSHOP: Ages 12-18 learn how to use the library at 11 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Ages 3-5 learn language and reading skills through stories and songs at 11:30 a.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

KINDLE WORKSHOP: Adults learn how to find eBooks on Kindle at 2 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

THE MITTEN: Children will participate in an interactive storytime of “The Mitten” by Jan Brett and act out the various animals in the story at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Details: 704-372-6261.

 

Jan. 16

BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Blood Center hosts a blood drive noon-5 p.m. at Davidson College Student Union, 102 N. Main Street, Davidson.

• NOOK WORKSHOP: Adults learn how to find eBooks on Nook at 2 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

OPEN MIC: Bella Love presents Open Mic Night 9 p.m.-12:30 a.m. at Kadi Fit Studios in Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Admission costs $5.

PARENT TALK: Brain Balance of Cornelius holds a talk for parents 6:30-8 p.m. at its office, 20601 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius. Register in advance. Brain Balance is an after-school program that uses research to help children with neurobehavioral problems. Details:  www.brainbalancecenters.com or 704-655-1334.

 

Ongoing

ART EXHIBIT: Davidson College holds an art exhibition, titled “State of Emergency,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. weekends, Jan. 16-Feb. 28, in the Van Every Gallery of the Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. The exhibition will feature the work of contemporary artists in visualizing disasters, ranging from hurricanes to financial crises. Details: 704-894-2519.