The countdown to the weekend is on (again). Make the most of your two days off with our round-up of what to do and where to go this weekend in Lake Norman:

THURSDAY

Noda Brewing Girl Scout Cookie Pairing
Cork and Cask, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

Our favorite NoDa Brewing representative Derek Murphy will walk guests through pairings of tasty cookies and craft brews at this favorite annual event.

FRIDAY

Rural Hill Scotch Dinner featuring Glenmorangie
Historic Rural Hill, Huntervsille | 6:30 p.m.

Head to Historic Rural Hill to enjoy a four-course meal created by chef Steve Jordan, with each dish paired with wonderful Scotch whiskies selected by Glenmorangie Brand Ambassador Dan Crowell. $90 per guest.

SATURDAY

Spring Doggo Day!
Cork and Cask, Cornelius | 2 – 4 p.m.

Bring the whole family (yes, even the four-legged members) to a special family-friendly day at Cork and Cask. The afternoon includes offerings from Happy Hour Mobile Bakery, specialty ice cream treats, a photo area and more.

6th Annual Rhythm & Brews
Sweet Magnolia Estates, Cornelius | 7 p.m.

Help bring hope to over 700 children in Mecklenburg County by attending the 6th Annual Rhythm & Brews event benefiting Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center. The evening includes craft beer, music and live and silent auctions. $100 per person.

8th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Downtown Mooresville | 3 p.m.

Downtown Mooresville ‘s annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will feature festive cars, performances by the Ceol Irish daNa Gael Pipe band and Rince Na h’Eireann Irish Dance School and appearances by the Mooresville Police Department, Fire & Rescue and more. The parade route marches along Main Street from Iredell Avenue to Center Avenue.

Growing Organic
Brawley Garden Center, Mooresville | 9 a.m.

Brush off your green thumb with a hands-on introduction to organic growing. You’ll learn the best methods, all about soil and seeds and ways to keep your garden free of synthetics. $5 per person.

FUNKY Glassware NIGHT
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 6 – 10 p.m.

If it holds beer, take it to Primal Brewery for their funky glassware night. They’ll fill your most creative “containers” for only $5 per 16 oz. pour.

Mimosas & Live Art Painting
Dutchmans Casual Living Stores, Cornelius | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Artists Amy Weishaar, Lindsey P. Emery and Sophie Dentiste Fine Art will be participating in live art paintings and welcoming guests with mimosas at this pop-up event.

On Tap St.Patrick’s Day 5k Dash
On Tap, Mooresville | 9:30 a.m.

Get in the spirit with a festive 5K that includes a costume contest and green beer after you cross the finish line. $35 per participant.

Luck O’ The Pups Rescue Palooza
Primal Brewery, Huntersville | 12 – 5 p.m.

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Dog Supplies and Primal Brewery will team up for this adoption event that also includes live music. Can’t adopt? Your beer still helps the cause; Primal will donate 5% of sales to rescue groups.

SUNDAY

Concert Series: Phillip Bush, piano
323 Concord Road, Davidson | 3 p.m.

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Pianist Phillip Bush will performs Bridge’s Phantasy Quartet, Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G Minor and Brahms’s Piano Quartet in G Minor. General admission tickets are $18.65 each.

Pup Crawl leaving from Lucky Dog LKN
Leaving from Lucky Dog LKN | 1 – 5 p.m.

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Lucky Dog’s Pup Crawl takes guests (and their pups) from their Lake Norman location, to their Charlotte spot, to their newest location in Steele Creek and back again. $40 includes two beers that can be redeemed at any of the three locations.

King Canary Spring Market
King Canary Brewing Company, Mooresville | 1 p.m.

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King Canary will host a vendor market highlighting local makers. Between shopping sessions, enjoy live music, food truck offerings and beer, cider, wine and prosecco from the taproom.

Week of Green
Galway Hooker Irish Pub, Cornelius | Through March 17

Galway hooker kicks off their Week of Green celebration with a festive brunch: expect $10 bottomless green mimosas and $5 Irish Bloody Mary’s.