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9-11 remembrances and other activities this weekend

Sept. 11: 9/11 Remembrance Vigil/Dan Ahlers photo

Trying to figure out what to do this weekend?

It’ll be your last chance to hit the LKN Kiwanis Splashville Park. The final day of the 2021 splash pad season will be Sunday, Sept. 12.

Rural Hills Amazing Maize Maze opens Saturday.

Don’t forget the CDC is recommending social distancing or, when not possible, wearing face masks that cover the nose and mouth. With the delta variant spreading rapidly and hospitals filling up, check on  mask mandates at venues and in towns you’ll be heading to.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

Sept. 9 – 13

Field of Honor

Flags will fly in tribute to the victims of 9/11 at Veterans Park and Town Center Lawn in downtown Huntersville. On Sept 11 at  8:46 am-10:46 am, the town will host a moment of silence in remembrance of those who lost their lives and give thanks to those still serving us today. Visit the Huntersville Town website  for information, and follow the event on Facebook.  

Sept. 10

2nd Friday Street Festival Series

Taste of the World. 6-10 pm. Live music, special performances, games, vendors, food and drink. Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St. Free.


Sept. 10: Runnin’ Down a Dream- The Tom Petty Tribute Band performs at Live Under the Oaks

Live Under the Oaks

6-8 pm. Runnin’ Down a Dream- The Tom Petty Tribute Band. September is Hunger Action Month.  Each Friday in September, Birkdale Village will be collecting donations from in effort to end hunger in our community. If you bring five items at once, you will receive a special swag item. Please review the list of items below and bring them with you when you come to attend the concerts. Suggested donation items:  Spaghetti, ravioli, chili, canned fish or meat, peanut butter, canned low sodium soups or stews, canned or dry beans, canned fruits in juice, canned low sodium vegetables.

Denver Days

7-10 pm  at Rescue Squad Park, 7835 Galway Ln., Denver, for Music in the Park. Free. Food Trucks on site and beer and wine for purchase. No coolers or outside beverages other than water.

Sept. 11

9/11 Remembrance Vigil

8:30 -10:30 am. US Sen. Thom Tillis will be the keynote speaker at the 20th anniversary observation at Fire Station No. 1.


Sept. 11: Shelley Ruffin Band performs at Second Saturday Concrts @ The Square/HPM Records photo

Second Saturday Concerts @ The Square

6-9 pm. Shelley Ruffin Band, variety. South Main Square in the parking lot by The Crazy Pig, 402 S. Main St.,  Davidson.

5th Annual End of Summer Bash

2-5 pm at Freedom Boat Club, 17505 W. Catawba Ave.  RSVP  to this free community event benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas. Food, inflatables, live music, beer, boat rides, and raffling off local business items for BBBS. Bring lawn chairs; acoustic music on the waterfront lawn at the marina.

Sept. 11 – Nov 7

Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze

Weekends starting Sept.11, weekdays starting Sept.14. Night mazes starting in October. Get lost in seven acres of corn; perfect for socially-distanced, outdoor, family friendly fun. The Amazing Maize Maze is one of the largest corn mazes in the Southeast. A mask is required to enter the maze. Advance ticket purchase required. Weekend tickets, $9-$17.   Weekday tickets, $9-$12. Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville.

Sept. 11-Nov 7: Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze/Jason Benavides photo

Sept. 9-12

Davidson Community Players Commemorates 9/11

8 pm Sept. 9 -11 and 2 pm Sept. 12. Davidson Community Players continues its productions by commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11 with performances of Anne Nelson’s The Guys.

Less than two weeks after 9/11, New Yorkers are still in shock. Joan, a New York writer, receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the attack. He’s looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Based on a true story. All performances are indoors at the Armour Street Theatre, 228 Caldwell Ln. Suite A, Davidson.

Advanced tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased at DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953. First-responders are encouraged to attend free by calling the box office directly. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support local firefighters.

Sept. 12

Celebration of community planned

11 am. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church invites everyone to gather  Sept. 12 on the front lawn to honor the town’s first-responders and town leaders. Multiple food trucks will be available for lunch on the lawn. The church is located at 19600 Zion Ave.