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Area Events – Feb. 19 through March 6

Area Events – Feb. 19 through March 6

By Linda Daley. Get out your long johns, mittens and scarves, it’s February. Be brave and run in the annual Valentine’s Day 5K and fun run at Cowan’s Ford Country Club. We have lots of inside events happening around the lake including local theater at the WPAC and Davidson College.

Feb 19 – March 1

Precious Memories

Warehouse Performing Arts Center – Cornelius

North Carolina songwriter Si Kahn’s latest production is Precious Memories – a new musical that delves into the lives of the coal mining families in Eastern Kentucky. Kahn was given the idea to write this story by Sue Massek who slips smoothly into the role of Sarah Ogan Gunning, a Kentucky hill-country banjo- playing, singer, activist and songwriter. To round out his stellar team, Kahn asked veteran actor/director Divina Cook to direct the show. Together, Kahn, Massek and Cook make sure this brash, toe-tapping, heart-tugging story is told right.

Through Feb 22

What You Will

Davidson College Theatre Department – Davidson

Written by Wendy Hammond and directed by Steve Umberger, What You Will is set in 2015 during a documentary film shoot. Expect a romantic comedy pushing the bounds of identity, culture and love, and witness history in the making with the Theatre Department’s first entirely original work, commissioned and produced for the Davidson stage.

Through March 13

Native Tongues – Cornelius

Come see the new exhibit at the Arts Center!

Native Tongues features the unique and expressive paintings of talented local artist, John Hairston Jr. In this series, John’s exploration of cultural heritage combines with personal symbols to connect viewers with their own personal archetypes.

Friday, Feb 20

8:30 – 10:00 AM

Focus Friday @ the Chamber – Cornelius

Topic:  Economic Impact of a Proposed 50 Year Plan to Manage the Catawba River
Lake Norman is a great place to live, work and play.  Come to Focus Friday to learn more about the proposed 50-year plan and how it could impact Lake Norman residents and businesses.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Energy Explorium – Huntersville

“Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day”

The goal of “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” is to encourage future generations, particularly females, to pursue the diverse and gratifying career paths of engineering, science and math. This event is open to middle and high school age students.

6:30 PM

Queens Landing

Mardi Gras Cruise

Float on the Mississippi River Paddlewheel boat and enjoy live sax music, eat from a large New Orlean’s style buffet, and participate in a festive costume contest!

Saturday, Feb 21

9:30 AM

Valentine’s Day 5K and Fun Run – Denver

Join this fun annual Valentine’s Day run hosted by Cowan’s Ford Country Club (CFCC) and EL Cross Country Team.

Saturday, February 22

7:00 PM

StudioC Cinema

Finding Fela

Finding Fela tells the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s life, his music, his social and political importance. He created a new musical movement, Afrobeat, using that forum to express his revolutionary political opinions against the dictatorial Nigerian government of the 1970s and 1980s. His influence helped bring a change towards democracy in Nigeria and promoted Pan Africanist politics to the world.

Tuesday, Feb 24 & March 3, 10, 17

7:00 – 8:45

Covekeeper and Water Watch Training – Mooresville

Calling all folks in the Lake Norman area, come learn about how to protect YOUR water!

This four-part course will teach you about water-related issues in the basin, from the history and science to the legal and regulatory. By the end, you’ll know how to take action to protect our most natural resource — water.

The training will span four Tuesdays from 7:00 PM until 8:45 PM at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church (575 Brawley School Rd, Mooresville). We will also schedule a weekend field trip to observe a site with sediment and erosion control implements.

Feb 24

Broadway’s Next H!t Musical: An Improvised Musical Comedy –Davidson

This hysterical production is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Tickets are free and available for pick up at the ticket office. You can also call 704-894-2135 or reserve tickets online for a small convenience fee of $3.22 per ticket—maximum of two tickets per person. Duke Family Performance Hall, Knobloch Campus Center.

Feb. 26 – March 15

Davidson Community Players – Armour Street TheatreDavidson
Ordinary People

Conrad Jarrett had an older brother named Buck, and now Buck is gone. What’s left of young Conrad’s family, with his successful, well-intentioned father and his beautiful, organized and remote mother, is in terrible jeopardy, as is Conrad himself. They are all “ordinary people” and each is fighting a hard battle. Academy Award® winner for Best Picture.

Thursday, Feb 26

5:30 -7:00 PM

Green Drinks- Davidson

Owner of Westen Designs and member of PiES Incubator, Sustainable Landscape Architect, Veronica Westendorff will be the featured speaker this month. Get an early start by planning your business or home landscape with sustainability at the design’s center. Veronica will take you through her design process and focus. Meeting will be held at Summit Coffee 128 S. Main St, Davidson.

7:00 PM

Lake Norman Covekeepers Meeting – Stanley

For all interested residents of the Lake Norman area, please join us and our guest speaker, Vicki Taylor (attorney, environmental activist, and Executive Coordinator of the Catawba-Wateree Relicensing Coalition) as she updates us on the lengthy federal relicensing process for Duke Energy’s management of the Catawba River basin.  Meeting is held at the East Lincoln Fire Department, 406 South Pilot Knob Road, Stanley.  For more information, contact Ben Benoit (704-489-6249).


“An Evening with Charles Wright ’57,” Poet Laureate of the United States

Davidson College is hosting Charles Wright, who is lauded among the greatest poets of his generation to present the annual Joel Conarroe Lecture in Duke Family Performance Hall. There is no charge to attend, but tickets are required. They are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ticket office and online for a $3 convenience fee, or by calling 704-894-2135.

Saturday Feb 28

9:00 AM

Pattering Paws 5k Family Fun Walk & Run – Huntersville

The first annual Pattering Paws 5K is a free, family-friendly, fun run/walk to be at North Mecklenburg Park in Huntersville, NC. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the humane, long-term solution to our community cat population and the Lake Norman Lucky Cat Program (LNLCP), a local non-profit organization whose mission it is to humanely manage this population through Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR).

Pattering Paws 5K, generously sponsored by Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Cornelius, NC, has been created by McKayla Wabalas, a senior at Lake Norman Charter School as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project. Volunteers are needed too!

Friday, March 6

5:30 – 10:00 PM

Beach Bash at Harvey’s – Cornelius

The 11th year of Big Day at the Lake (BDATL) gets under way with a spectacular Beach Bash at Harvey’s in Cornelius. Attendees are urged to wear beach garb, as they enjoy food and drink specials, plus a DJ, all the while bidding on many items available during BDATL’s annual auction.  Donation at the door to the Beach Bash on Friday, March 6 is $5/person. To donate items for the Live & Silent Auction or for more information about this year’s event, call (704) 560-7534.  Big Day at the Lake updates can also be found online: Facebook Big Day at the Lake or at www.bigdayatthelake.com.