May 8

ReStore ReStyle Design Challenge

Eight designers decorate rooms with donated household items in this fundraiser for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. Tickets cost $25 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine and an opportunity to shop from the rooms early.

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: Mooresville ReStore, 121 Norman Station Blvd., Mooresville



May 9

Movies on the Campus

Movies on the Campus screens the NASCAR-themed films “Planes” at 8:30 p.m. and “Six Pack” at 10 p.m. The free double feature is in conjunction of the 600 Festival and the Village Jiggy Jam festival.

Where: 8:30 p.m.

When: 246 Oak Ave., Kannapolis



May 10

The Stand Up for the Catawba Lake Norman SUP Race

Lake Norman’s first World Paddle Association-sanctioned race event starts after a pre-race meeting. Racing will be followed by a North Carolina-style luau featuring the Island Hula Girls. The event features limited paddleboard rentals and fitness demonstrations. Proceeds also benefit the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.

When: Racing, 8 a.m. Awards and luau, 11 a.m.

Where: Port City Club, 18665 Harborside Drive, Cornelius



Hello Huntersville

Huntersville’s annual arts and music festival features children’s activities, vendors, free art classes and a chalk drawing performance. Admission is free. The Huntersville Growers’ Market opens at 10 a.m., as well.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Downtown Huntersville



Spring Psychic Fair

Eight psychics from the Charlotte area – including, clairvoyants, astrologers, energy healers, mediums and channels – will offer 15-minute readings for $25. Vendors will sell jewelry, crystals and stones, artwork, scarves, healing serums and other metaphysical gifts. Treats and beverages will also be available.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Our Place, 19900 S. Main St., Cornelius


North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival

The fourth annual festival blends more than 30 craft brewers with performances by Green Sky Bluegrass, Sol Driven Train, Big Daddy Love, Jessie Dee, Spirit Family Reunion and the John Stickley Trio.  The festival is a family event and has under-21 tickets available.

When: Noon-10 p.m.

Where: Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville

Details: or 704-875-3113


May 13

Comedy Show

Dave Landau, from “Last Comic Standing,” performs a comedy show. Tickets cost $10.

When: 8 p.m.

Where: Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius

Details: or 704-895-1782


May 15

Haulers on Union

The 600 Festival hosts Haulers on Union, a hauler parade featuring NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, at along Union Street in downtown Concord. The free event is held in conjunction of the 600 Festival. The Union Street Live followed the parade. Details:

When: around 6 p.m.

Where: Union Street in Concord



Taste of Art

The Community Arts Project hosts its seventh annual Taste of Art Event featuring hors d’oeuvres and a wine tasting with one-ounce pours of more than 30 different wines. The event includes a silent auction and raffle. Admission costs $30 in advance or $35 at the door.

When: 8-10 p.m.

Where: Fresh Market Store, 20623 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius

Details: or 704-896-8980


For children


May 10

‘Alice in Wonderland’

Activate Community Through Theatre presents “Alice in Wonderland.” During the play, children in the audience are asked to join the cast onstage to help the cook pepper the tarts and join in the Lobster Quadrille. Actors will lead pre-show activities for audiences who arrive 30 minutes before the show. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors.

When: 1 and 4 p.m. May 10 and 17

Where: Woodlawn School, 193 Presbyterian Road, Davidson.

Details: or 704-707-6757


May 11

Mother’s Day

Children participate in a Mother’s Day-theme storytime and make cards for their moms. Admission costs $8.

When: 1:45 p.m.

Where: Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Details: or 704-372-6261 ext. 300


May 14


Children hear a story and then play an indoor puddle jumping game. Admission costs $8.

When: 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Where: Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Details: or 704-372-6261 ext. 300