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Cornelius News

Events August 9 – August 19

Join the Cornelius PARC Department, Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department for Park in the Dark on Friday at Robbins Park. There will be a moth observation station and a short nature walk to identify night sounds. The event is free, but pre-registration is encouraged. Young people in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Lake Norman Teen Council. Make new friends and participate in service projects, fun events and workshops. Meetings are held twice a month at Cornelius Town Hall. The council is sponsored by the parks and rec departments of Cornelius, Huntersville and Davidson.

Thursday, Aug. 9
Mixed-media exhibition featuring more than 100 works created by children from our summer arts and recreation camps. Open through Aug. 25 at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Beyond Walls is Cornelius’s annual, award-winning exhibition. Open through January 31, 2019 at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
Join us as we wrap up the summer reading program and celebrate our readers. Grades K-5. 2-3 p.m. at the Cornelius Public Library.
Officials from Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson discuss regionalism, communication among lake towns and transportation projects. Open to the public. 5:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
LaLaCaboosa series welcomes 80s tribute band Kids in America. 6:30-9 p.m. at Veterans Park in Huntersville.
LangTree Live concerts are held every Thursday during the summer. Journey tribute band Trial by Fire will perform 7-9 p.m. at LangTree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
Show up and drum with our instruments or bring your own! Drinks and snacks available. 6-8 p.m. at Brick Row in Cornelius.
Friday, Aug. 10
Exploring Science Camp
Participants may choose from a range of science explorations. Ages 9-14. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the EnergyExplorium in Huntersville.
The Justin Mintun Band headlines an evening of music, food trucks, craft brews, local artists, kids’ activities, more. 6-10 p.m. at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius.
Live music every Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer. Dukes and Smith will perform 7-9 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Family event will focus on the nocturnal wildlife surrounding Lake Norman, especially the diverse moth population. Free; pre-registration encouraged. 8 p.m. at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
Saturday, Aug. 11
Enjoy a self-guided adventure through Lake Davidson. Paddles, life vests and your choice of a kayak, canoe or paddle board provided. 2-5 p.m. at The Nature Preserve in Davidson.
Learn standup paddleboarding in a safe environment with certified instructors. Ages 12 and up3:30-5 p.m. at Aloha Paddle Sports in Cornelius.
A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk. Healthy snacks, coffee, water, and blood pressure checks are offered free of charge. 9-10 a.m. at the Davidson Town Green.
Meet players and coaches from Davidson College’s teams, enjoy food, giveaways, sports drills, music, more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Davidson Town Green.
Join us in reading and discussing literary books under 350 pages. This month’s selection is “Zero K” by Don DeLillo. 2-4 p.m. at the Cornelius Public Library.
Showcase of the area’s up-and-coming talent plus craft beer and food trucks. 4-10 p.m. at Veterans Park in Huntersville.
5-8:30 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.
Live music every Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer. Chuck Johnson and Charlyhorse will perform 7-9 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Sunday, Aug. 12
Sunday worship services will focus on missions the church has been involved with and supporting. On Aug. 12, the Sunday school classes will combine for a presentation on the Charlotte Rescue Mission. The Rev. Tony Marciano will preach at the worship service. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m., and worship services are at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius.
Hosted by drummer Brian Burton and bassist Scott McCloud, musicians of all kinds are welcome to participate. 6-9 p.m. at Old Town Public House in Cornelius.
Chunky Daddy will perform 6-8 p.m. on the Davidson Town Green.
Monday, Aug. 13
Cardio Funk
Fun fitness classes are held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Bailey Road Recreation Center in Cornelius.
Community Choir
The Community Singers of Lake Norman will start rehearsals for the fall/winter season on Aug. 13. Weekly rehearsals are at 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius.
Tuesday, Aug. 14
Support and education for cancer survivors and their families. Lunch provided. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
The Cornelius Youth Orchestras is a community orchestra open to all youth musicians with one or more years of music instruction. Information sessions for the upcoming concert season will be held 6-7 p.m. Aug. 14 at Bailey Middle School. New member rehearsal and orientation will be Aug. 21.
Wednesday, Aug. 15
ACT Practice Exam
Prepare for college and kick off your ACT prep with a free practice exam. After the test, the Princeton Review will email you a detailed performance report with personalized tips on how to improve your score. 1-5 p.m. at the Cornelius Public Library.
Thursday, Aug. 16
Join a ranger to learn the basic paddling techniques and talk about hydrology. Please register. 3-4 p.m. at Lake Norman State Park in Troutman.
7 p.m. at Aloha Paddle Sports in Cornelius.
Culture Bites
Enjoy a family-friendly evening of arts, culture and tasty food samples from diverse local restaurants. 6-8:30 p.m. at the Davidson Town Green.
LangTree Live concerts are held every Thursday during the summer. Red Dirt Revival will perform 7-9 p.m. at LangTree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
The nation’s Opioid Crisis will be front and center at an important Newsmakers Breakfast Aug. 16 at The Peninsula Club. Speakers include the Cornelius chief of police, the medical director of the Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center emergency department and the mother of a victim of the opioid epidemic.
Friday, Aug. 17
Panelists will discuss the Hummingbird Trail and CATS. 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
Countdown to Kindergarten
Come meet local kindergarten teachers, visit a pretend classroom and meet “Gus the Bus.” Free. 4-7 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS in Huntersville.
Come meet new friends before kindergarten begins! 4:30-6 p.m. at J. V. Washam Elementary School in Cornelius.
Live music every Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer. The HC Oakes Band will perform 7-9 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Live Performance
Davidson Community Players’ Teen Summer Stock Series presents Tennessee Williams’s “Orpheus Descending.” Aug. 17-19 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Saturday, Aug. 18
8 a.m.-noon at Veterans Park in Huntersville.
8 a.m.-noon in downtown Davidson.
Community Shred Event
Bring your documents for secure, on-site destruction by Shred South. Limit 10 boxes per person. Donations will benefit an Eagle Scout project. 9 a.m.-noon at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Mooresville.
GriefShare Support Group
Griefshare is a place where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. Learn valuable information that will help you through this difficult time in your life. 9 a.m. Saturdays at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius.
Book Signing
David Joy will read and sign copies of his book, “The Line That Held Us.” 5 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Live music every Friday and Saturday night throughout the summer. Aerial View will perform 7-9 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Sunday, Aug. 19
Sunday worship services will focus on missions the church has been involved with and supporting. On Aug. 19, Syrian pastor the Rev. Boutros Zaour and his wife will present the situation in Syria and the role churches are playing to provide hope. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m., and worship services are at 10:30 a.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius.
Enjoy a self-guided adventure through Lake Davidson. Paddles, life vests and your choice of a kayak, canoe or paddle board provided. 2-5 p.m. at The Nature Preserve in Davidson.
Roots music featuring a rotating lineup of musicians from the greater Charlotte area. 6-10 p.m. at Old Town Public House in Cornelius.
A gospel sing will be held at 6 p.m. on the Davidson Town Green.

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