May 8

• OPEN HOUSE: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission discusses its assessment of the McGuire Nuclear Plant at 6 p.m. at the EnergyExplorium, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville. The informal open house includes details on the agency’s oversight and inspections.

• 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.

• NATURE PROGRAM: Nature photographer Christine Lisiewski, (left) of Dearness Gardens, discusses “Butterflies & Wildflowers” at 7 p.m. at Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. No reservations are required for the free program. Details: www.lakenormanwildlife.org or Sid Smith, 704-895-5686.

 

May 9

• CAMPERS CONCERT: The Reckoning and Hit or Miss perform a concert for campers in town for the fourth annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival at 6 p.m. at 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.

 

May 10

• 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.

• BOAT CHECK: The U.S. Power Squadron offers free safety checks of vessels 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Holiday Harbor Marina, 20139 Henderson Road, Cornelius. Details: Patrick Phelan, pjfphelan@msn.com or 704-489-8313.

• OPEN HOUSE: N.C. Community Sailing and Rowing offers an open house, with sailboat rides, dragon boats, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, noon-5 p.m. Blythe Landing, 15901 N.C. 73, Huntersville. Donations of $10. Details: www.nccsailrow.org.

• 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.

• RAPTORS: Children can see birds from the Carolina Raptor Center at 11 a.m. at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300.

• LIT LITE: Adults discuss Jose Saramago’s “Death with Interruptions” at 2 p.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. The Lit Lite group reads books under 300 pages. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• BLOOD DRIVE: Community Blood Center of the Carolinas holds a blood drive 2-5 p.m. at AMC Theatres - Northlake Mall, 7325 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte. Donors get a free movie ticket. Details: www.carolinadonor.org or 704-972-4700.

BENEFIT CONCERT: SCAN, a nonprofit working to break the cycle of child abuse, hosts “Paint the Night Blue” 5-9 p.m. at Merino’s Home Furnishing, 500 S. Main St., Mooresville. The event features live music from Too Much Sylvia, a kids zone, games and prizes, beer, food and artists. Admission costs $10 for adults, $8 for students/teachers, free for ages 13 and under. Details: www.iredellscan.org

 

May 11

• FILM SCREENING: Adults watch the film “Blazing Saddles” 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. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• 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.

 

May 12

• 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.

• 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 13

• TEEN TRIVIA: Teenagers test their knowledge in a self-pace trivia activity at 10 a.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• FARM KIDS: Homeschool students, ages 5-7, learn about farm life through activities including visiting the cabin, meeting farm animals, practicing farm chores and playing 19th century games 10 a.m.-noon at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Registration costs $12. Register in advance. Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312 ext. 301.

• DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS: Adults learn how to address a difficult subject with a boss or coworker at 2:30 p.m. at the North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• 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.

 

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.

 

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.

• 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.

 

May 17

• OUTDOOR FESTIVAL: The Race City Festival features children’s activities, a beer garden (noon-5 p.m.), two stages of live music and vendors 9 a.m.-5 p.m. along Main and Broad streets in Mooresville. Details: 704-664-3898.

• 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.

• ASIAN FESTIVAL: The 14th annual Charlotte Asian Festival entertains visitors with food, stage performances, dragon boat races and cultural exhibits 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Huntersville. Details: www.charlottedragonboat.com or www.caacc.com.

• PARTICIPATION PLAY: Activate Community Through Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland” 1 and 4 p.m. at Woodlawn School, 193 Presbyterian Road, Davidson. Actors lead pre-show activities for audiences who arrive 30 minutes before the show. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors. Details: www.activatecommunitythroughtheatre.com or 704-707-6757.

• 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.

ARTS FESTIVAL: Bella Love presents ‘Tawba Walk Music and Arts Festival 2-8 p.m. May 17 beginning at Brick Row, 21325 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. The festival features local performers, artisans, craft beer, vendors, a kid’s zone and food trucks. Details: www.bellalove.org.

• 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, scott@planetimprov.com or 704-301-1564.