July 17

• FASHION APPRENTICE: Teens attend Fashion Photography 101 workshop at 3 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• REGIONAL WORDSMITHS: The North County Regional Wordsmiths meet to share writing and ideas 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.

• BUSINESS NETWORKING: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce holds its Business AfterHours networking event 5:30-7 p.m. at Peninsula Yacht Club, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

• RIVER JAM: Stokeswood 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.

• CONCERT: Lionel Richie performs a concert at 7:30 p.m. at PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets prices vary. Buy them at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. Details: www.livenation.com or 704-549-1292.

• OPEN MIC: Bella Love presents Open Mic 2.0, featuring musicians, comedians and poets, 7:30-11:30 p.m. at 21325 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: http://bellalove.org.

 

July 18

• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills 10:15-10:45 a.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• TODDLER STORYTIME: Toddlers, ages 18-35 months, build language skills, participate in music and movement activities 11-11:30 a.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.
• FILM SCREENING:
The Cornelius Public Library screens the PG film “Mars Needs Moms,” at 2 p.m. at 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• CONCERT: Angela Easterling performs a free concert as part of the Mingling on the Greens Concert Series 7-9 p.m. at Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.birkdalevillage.net.

 

July 19

• 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.

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

• OUTDOOR CONCERT: Carolina Soul Band performs a soul concert at 7 p.m. at Village Park, 700 West C. St., Kannapolis. The performance is part of the City of Kannapolis’s Summer Entertainment Series.

• CONCERT: The Drive South Band performs a free concert as part of the Mingling on the Greens Concert Series 7-9 p.m. at Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.birkdalevillage.net.

• CONCERT: Kiss and Def Leppard perform a concert at 7 p.m. at PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets prices vary. Buy them at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. Details: www.livenation.com or 704-549-1292.

 

July 20

• CONCERT: Anthony Cirillo performs a free concert as part of the Mingling on the Greens Concert Series 4-6 p.m. at Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.birkdalevillage.net.

 

July 21

• BABY STORYTIME: Babies, ages 0-17 months, experience brain stimulation through language and socialization at 10:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• TINY TOTS STORYTIME: Toddlers, ages 18-23 months, develop language, listening and coordination skills at 11:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• FILM SCREENING: Davidson Public Library screens the PG-rated film “Frankenweenie” noon-2 p.m. at the library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• ACTION REACTION: Children, ages 5-11, engage in chemical reactions, such as exploding hydrogen balloons and mysterious color changes 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.

• POETRY AND PANCAKES: Teens share original poetry or bring something from a favorite poet to read in exchange for a pancake 4-5:30 p.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. No registration necessary. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

 

July 22
• DAYLILY BOOK CLUB:
Adults discuss Candice Millard’s “River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey” at 10 a.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.  

• PAWS TO READ: Children, ages 3-11, boost reading skills and confidence by reading to a certified therapy dog 11 a.m.-noon at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• SWEET GEOMETRY: Children, ages 9-11, experiment and find out how marshmallows and science work together to create fun at 2 p.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• ELECTRIFYING ATTRACTION: Children, ages 5-11, conduct hair-raising experiments with the Van de Graff generator 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.

• HEALTHCARE SUMMITT: Three chamber of commerce groups host a healthcare summit 2-4:30 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville.

• CONCERT: The Dave Matthews Band performs a concert at 7 p.m. at PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets prices vary. Buy them at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. Details: www.livenation.com or 704-549-1292.

 

July 23

• TINY TOTS STORYTIME: Children, ages 24-35 months, gain language development, listening and social skills at 10:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: Children learn about different ocean creatures through hands-on activities at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $10. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300. 

• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Children, ages 3-5, engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills at 11:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• 8-BIT ART: Teens, ages 12-18, participate in an 8-bit art workshop and create original work using plastic beads and templates at 2 p.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• TEEN BOOK: Teens talk about books and write reviews for community service at 2 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• CREATE 3D OBJECTS: Teens, ages 12-18, play with battery-powered cubes snapped together to make a variety of robots without programming 4-5:30 p.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. No registration necessary. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• NEWCOMERS: Mecklenburg County residents explore interesting locations and community resources at 6 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• CONCERT: Fall Out Boy and Paramore perform a concert at 7 p.m. at PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets prices vary. Buy them at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. Details: www.livenation.com or 704-549-1292.

 

July 24

• RIVER JAM: Tauk 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.

 

July 25
• PRESCHOOL STORYTIME:
Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills 10:15-10:45 a.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• TODDLER STORYTIME: Toddlers, ages 18-35 months, build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books 11-11:30 a.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

• FILM SCREENING: The Cornelius Public Library screens the PG film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” which is about a young boy who proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, at 2 p.m. at 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• CONCERT: Phish performs a concert at 7 p.m. at PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. Tickets prices vary. Buy them at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000. Details: www.livenation.com or 704-549-1292.

• CONCERT: The Invaders performs a free concert as part of the Mingling on the Greens Concert Series 7-9 p.m. at Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.birkdalevillage.net.

• OUTDOOR MOVIE: The EnergyExplorium at McGuire Nuclear Station will screen the film “Rio 2” at 8:45 p.m. on its lawn, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville. Boaters may anchor in the cove at the southern tip of Lake Norman to enjoy the free movies. Refreshments will be available to buy at the free movie. Details: www.duke-energy.com/energyexplorium or 980-875-5600. 

• OUTDOOR MOVIE: The City of Kannapolis screens the PG film, “Big,” at 8:45 p.m. at Village Park, 700 W. C. St., Kannapolis. Details: www.cityofkannapolis.com.

 

July 26

• CONCERT: Dana & Susan performs a free concert as part of the Mingling on the Greens Concert Series 7-9 p.m. at Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.birkdalevillage.net.

• RIVER JAM: The London Souls 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.

 

Ongoing

• BEAD SHOW: The Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show attracts bead and jewelry vendors from across the East Coast 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 19 and 20 at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road. Details: 888-729-6904 or www.beadshows.com.

• OCEAN ANIMALS: Children use paint, glue and recyclables to make fun ocean animals at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 19 and 2 p.m. July 20 at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $10. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300. 

• SHAPES: Children learn shapes in Countdown to Kindergarten at 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. July 26 and 1:45 p.m. July 27 at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $10. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300. 

• ART EXHIBIT: 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.