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‘Praise in the Park’ is Saturday in Smithville

Sept. 15. Praise in the Park, a free, family-friendly festival, is this Saturday at Smithville Park. It will feature local, regional and national gospel artists along with food, educational and inspirational vendors. Performers include Jamal Davis, C Dwayne & The Voices, Gethsemane Gospel Singers, Christ Community Baptist Praise Ensemble, Kenny Curry, Zeb Harrison & The […]

Mark your calendar: Free chair massages for veterans, first-responders

Sept. 15. The state chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association is planning an event for veterans in conjunction with the American Legion Post 86 to offer chair massages and lunch to veterans and first-responders The event is 10 am – 2 pm Friday, Oct. 21, at the American Legion Post 86, 21215 Legion St. […]


It’s groovy baby!

Sept. 14. Hippie Fest is a grassroots festival featuring a weekend of entertainment, camaraderie and peaceful vibes. The festival will be held Oct. 22-23 at the Rowan County Fairground, 1560 Julian Road, Salisbury. Hours are noon to 7 pm both days. Attendees can expect live music, bohemian shopping, vintage hippie car show, DIY tie-dye, giant […]

Mud at the Mill exhibition: Experience the Wonder of Clay

Sept. 12. The Cain Center for the Arts  announces the return of its annual juried show focusing on functional and sculptural works of clay. The exhibit opens today; works will be displayed at the Cornelius Art Center Gallery. Mud at the Mill presents an opportunity for local artists to exhibit their creations and for the […]

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Lost Worlds Oktoberfest Sept. 10

Sept. 9. It’s time to don your finest lederhosen and get ready to polka ’til it hurts. The first of Lost Worlds Brewing’s Oktoberfest celebrations is this Saturday, Sept. 10 with doors opening at 11 am. The second Oktoberfest celebration will be Oct. 15. Admission is free to both events. Fill your steins with Lost […]

Boo: SCarowinds returns Sept. 16

Sept. 8. SCarowinds returns Sept. 16 with 19 terrifying nights prior to Halloween. All-new scares include five mazes, four ominous shows and 300 monsters nightly. Oh my “Only the bravest will venture inside the Hayden Hill Sanitarium to investigate where patients have been tortured for decades by deranged doctors. The evil medical staff prowls the […]

Book your tickets to Verse & Vino Nov. 10

Sept. 7. Verse & Vino is back in person with NY Times bestselling authors David Baldacci, Sarah McCoy, Adriana Trigiani and Javier Zamora on deck Nov. 10 for a celebration of reading, writing and the joy of libraries—as well as great wines—at the Charlotte Convention Center. Sheri Lynch, author and radio legend, will be the […]


All invited to attend Davidson for Ukraine event

Sept. 7. Davidson for Ukraine is hosting an educational event Sept. 15 to inform people about the war on Ukraine and learn about how Ukrainian refugees are doing and how to help them. There are many Ukrainian refugees in the area; since April, Davidson for Ukraine has helped nearly two dozen of them. Davidson College […]

Want to be in the North Meck Holiday Parade?

Aug. 29. Organizers of the 40th Annual North Mecklenburg Holiday Parade will accept the first 100 applicants to participate. Applications will be available Sept. 1.  The parade is Saturday, Dec. 3. It steps off 1 pm at the intersection of Main and Griffith streets in Davidson, and ends in Cornelius. For information on the North […]

Registration open for fall art classes

Aug. 29. Cain Center for the Arts Fall A classes begin Sept. 12 and registration is open. The full course schedule for both fall sessions, and registration,  is available here.  Fall B class registration begins Sept. 12. Printed brochures are available at the Cornelius Arts Center,  19725 Oak St., Cornelius.