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.

• EREADER WORKSHOP: Adults learn how to borrow eBooks for a Nook 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.

• 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.

 

May 23

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.

 

May 24

• PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Mount Mourne Volunteer Fire Department hosts a pancake breakfast 7-11 a.m. at the firehouse. The breakfast costs $7.50 for adults and $5 for children, all you can eat.  

• FARMERS MARKET: The Huntersville Grower’s Market opens 8 a.m.-noon at Main & Maxwell Park in downtown Huntersville. 

• 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.

• YARD SALE: Cornelius Presbyterian holds a Community Yard Sale 7 a.m.-noon at the church, at 21209 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Proceeds benefit church programs. Details: corneliuspresbyt@bellsouth.net or 704-892-5577. 

• BEAD SALE: The American Bead & Jewelry Show hosts vendors selling beads, jewelry and crafts 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. Details: www.americangemexpo.com.

• COMMUNITY SERVICE: Teenagers engage in community service projects 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.

• READERS THEATER: The Warehouse Performing Arts Center will present a reader’s theater production of “Defying Gravity” by Jane Anderson at 8 pm. at 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. Tickets cost $10, which includes a glass of wine or drink and a pastry from La Patisserie in Mooresville. Reservations are required. Details: www.warehousepac.com.

 

May 25

• BEAD SALE: The American Bead & Jewelry Show hosts vendors selling beads, jewelry, crafts and supplies 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. Details: www.americangemexpo.com.

• FILM SCREENING: Adults watch the film “Life Stinks” 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.

 

May 26

• MEMORIAL DAY: American Legion Post 86 hosts a Memorial Day event at 11 a.m. at the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza in Cornelius.

 

May 27

• COMPUTER BASICS: Adults learn the basics of using a computer 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.

• BEES WORKSHOP: Homeschool students, ages 7-12, learn about the world of honeybees through activities including visiting hives, making beeswax candles and playing games 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Registration for the Everything Bees Workshop costs $15. Register in advance. Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312 ext. 301.

• 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 4-6 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

 

May 28

• SENSORY TABLES: Children play with weather-related sensory tables 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.

• WRITING WORKSHOP: Carol Baldwin leads a workshop on getting writing published 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.

• MICROBREWS CRUISE: Take a guided flatwater paddle along the Catawba River, enjoy a fireside dinner and try craft beers 6:30-10 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy., Charlotte. Microbrews Cruise tickets cost $55. Details: www.usnwc.org.

• ZIPLINE & DINE: Zip-line through trees and then enjoy a fireside dinner 6 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy., Charlotte. Tickets cost $75. Details: www.usnwc.org.

 

May 29

• 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.

• OUTDOOR CONCERT: The Entertainers performs a concert 6-9 p.m. at 1 Court Square, Lincolnton. The performance is part of the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton’s Alive After Five Concert Series.

• RIVER JAM: Wild Ponies 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 30

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.

• MICROBREWS CRUISE: Take a guided flatwater paddle along the Catawba River, enjoy a fireside dinner and try craft beers 6:30-10 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy., Charlotte. Microbrews Cruise tickets cost $55. Details: www.usnwc.org.

• ZIPLINE & DINE: Zip-line through trees and then enjoy a fireside dinner 6 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Pkwy., Charlotte. Tickets cost $75. Details: www.usnwc.org.

• FAMILY SHOW: An ensemble workshop with Davidson Community Players presents “The Three Musketeers” by Ken Ludwig in a free community shows for the entire family at 7 p.m. at 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 31

• FARMERS MARKET: The Huntersville Grower’s Market opens 8 a.m.-noon at Main & Maxwell Park in downtown Huntersville. 

• 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.

• BOATING COURSE: The Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron offers a boating course 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Denver Volunteer Fire Department, 3956 N.C. 16 N., Denver. Register at www.usps.org/lakenorman. Details: Bob Yannacci, sportscarguy@roadrunner.com or 516-547-7737.

• FAMILY HISTORY: The inaugural Family History Fair takes place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 148 Lazy Lane, Mooresville. Learn how to get started researching your family history and related topics. Register in advance. Details: www.familyhistory.info.

• RE-ENACTMENT: Travel back in time to 1864 and experience the Civil War re-enactment in the trenches 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Visitors can see ongoing demonstrations throughout the weekend, walk through soldier camps, visit the historic home, and participate in a Saturday tea. Admission costs $8. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312, Ext. 301.

• PET EXPO: The Charlotte Pet Expo features agility demonstrations, pet contests and adoptions 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. Details: www.charlottepetexpo.com.

• WIND ACTIVITIES: Children learn about the force of air with hands-on science activities at 10:45 a.m. at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300.

• FAMILY SHOW: An ensemble workshop with Davidson Community Players presents “The Three Musketeers” by Ken Ludwig in a free community shows for the entire family at 1 and 4 p.m. at 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.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center of the Carolinas holds a blood drive 2-6 p.m. at Regal Theaters-Birkdale 16, 16950 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville. Donors get a free movie ticket. Details: www.carolinadonor.org or 704-972-4700.

• RIVER JAM: Those Cats 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.

 

June 1

• RE-ENACTMENT: Travel back in time to 1864 and experience the Civil War re-enactment in the trenches 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Visitors can see ongoing demonstrations throughout the weekend, walk through soldier camps, visit the historic home and participate in a Saturday tea. Admission costs $8. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312, Ext. 301.

 

Ongoing

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.

• ARTFEST: Mooresville Arts displays its 36th annual Spring Artfest exhibit through May 30 at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville. Details: www.MAGart.org and 704-663-6661.

• ART GALLERY: Andre Christine Gallery’s latest exhibit, “Artist Vision': Inside, Outside,” opens 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 148 Ervin Road, Mooresville. Details: www.andrechristinegallery.com or 704-664-1164.

• ART EXHIBIT: Meredith Connelly showcases an interactive installation art exhibit, “Umbra,” at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Details: www.cornelius.org.