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Upcoming Events

Events February 14 – February 24

Parents’ Night Out is Friday at the Cornelius Arts Center. In celebration of Black History Month, the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra will perform William Grant Still’s “Afro-American Symphony,” the first symphony composed by an African American to be performed by a major orchestra. The Concert is 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College.
Thursday, Feb. 14
Learn about 19th century Valentine’s Day traditions as you explore the house and grounds. Demonstrations and activities will include baking in the kitchen, English country dancing, fan language and making valentines with quill pens. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
American Red Cross drive. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at JV Washam Elementary School in Cornelius.
“Eyes See Far, Hands Too Short to Reach” features videos, performances and installations from the last decade by Hiwa K, a German-Kurdish artist whose work explores the body, identity, music and play. Open through March 1 at the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College.
With the help of her friend Simon and a stripper named Sweetheart, Nan tapes her abusive husband to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenact scenes from their painful past. Feb. 7-23 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
The Bailey’s Glen/Hough High School Partnership will hold an online auction to raise funds to benefit students and teachers. Feb. 8-15 at www/biddingowl.com/baileysglenhoughhigh.
Popular, annual exhibit features an eclectic mix of work from local artists in all variety of media. Feb 1-March 30 at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Our Town Stage hosts The Platters for a Valentine’s showcase with food, dancing and a cash bar. 6 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Friday, Feb. 15
Discussion of the Mecklenburg County property revaluation. 8:30 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
American Red Cross drive. 1-5:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Club in Cornelius.
Cornelius PARC will provide crafts, games, pizza and a movie for kids ages 7-12. Residents, $10; non-residents, $15. 6-9 p.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center.
“Harriet Tubman: The Love in That Cabin.” Experience spirited performing storyteller Carol Evans as she portrays moments from Harriet Tubman’s life and work with the Underground Railroad. 6-7:30 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Saturday, Feb. 16
The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists will host tours to observe loons that have returned to Lake Norman from their summer residences. Free; donations accepted for boat fuel. Register online. The next tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Morningstar Marina in Cornelius.
Join a ranger for a two-hour guided nature hike through the untrammeled woods of Lake Norman State Park. During this off-trail romp, participants will look for and discuss the plants and animals that are active during the late winter and visit one of the ranger’s favorite places in the park. Recommended for ages 10 and up. 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at Lake Norman State Park in Troutman.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra will perform William Grant Still’s “Afro-American Symphony,” the first symphony composed by an African American to be performed by a major orchestra. 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College.
Sunday, Feb. 17
Join us for a viewing of “The Talk: Race in America” followed by a discussion. 3-6 p.m. at Davidson United Methodist Church.
Durham-based Hank, Pattie and the Current will perform bluegrass and Americana. 3 p.m. at Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
Monday, Feb. 18
Join us for live African drumming, folk tales and a presentation by Bee Jay Caldwell. 10 a.m. at the Robert B. Blythe Building in Huntersville.
Boy Scouts can work on the Engineering Merit Badge. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Duke EnergyExplorium in Huntersville.
Tuesday, Feb. 19
A special group of veterans from Richard’s Coffee Shop and Living Military Museum have compiled their stories in a book. Join us as they share their reflections. Noon-1 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
This informative program, led by a College Foundation of North Carolina representative, will introduce you to the FAFSA and how you can find resources to help pay for college. 6-7 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
The original plan for Robbins Park was adopted in 2008 and is in need of updating as we plan the next phase(s) of development. Please drop in for this public meeting to get more information and provide input. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
Experience the massed trombones of the African-American shout band tradition, led by master trombonist and teacher Cedric Mangum, with an interlude of songs from a gospel vocal quartet. 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College.
Wednesday, Feb. 20
Mecklenburg County Tax Assessor Ken Joyner will discuss property assessment. Tickets include a full country breakfast. 7:15-9 a.m. at the Peninsula Club in Cornelius.
Weekly class focuses on breath and relaxation. All levels welcome. 9-9:55 a.m. at The Bradford Store in Huntersville.
NCDOT and the Town of Cornelius will be hosting a public meeting for the intersection improvements at Torrence Chapel Road and W. Catawba Ave. The meeting will be drop-in style, with no formal presentation. 4-7 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
The black-and-white morality of superheroes is challenged in this ode to the modern action/comic book genre. Feb. 20-24 at Davidson College.
Thursday, Feb. 21
Panel of Lake Norman’s healthcare provider CEOs will field questions from local business owners and managers. $25 includes lunch. 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville.
Certified tai chi instructor Joe Higgins will teach beginner and intermediate classes. Beginner classes will be held at 9 a.m. Thursdays at Cornelius Town Hall and at 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Bailey Road Recreation Center. Intermediate classes start at 10:15 a.m. at the same locations on the same days. Classes start Feb. 21.
Girls in grades 3-5 invited for a discussion of “HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook Up the World.” 4:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Cain Center for the Arts is partnering with Bella Love and Old Town Public House to host this free event featuring live entertainment, food, drinks and giveaways. Donations will benefit arts education programs. 6-9 p.m. at Brick Row in Cornelius.
Davidson Community Players presents the story of Jesse Bradshaw Warren, a Presbyterian minister who appears to have everything. But when tragedy strikes, everything in Jesse’s life comes into question. Feb. 21-March 10 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Friday, Feb. 22
Discussion of  “The Color of Law” by Richard Rothstein and historical segregation policies that have a lasting effect today. Information on Charlotte-specific history will be presented by library staff. 10-11 a.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Urban Bush Women will perform at 8 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.
Saturday, Feb. 23
D9 Brewing Company has partnered with Whales For Wishes to organize the first “10K for $10K Fun Run.” The goal is to raise $10,000 to benefit the annual Whales for Wishes charity event held in April. 8 a.m.-noon at D9 Brewing Company in Cornelius.
Join the Town of Cornelius PARC Department and the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition for our annual Black History Month Celebration with guest speakers, live performances, children’s activities and refreshments. 1-3 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
Teens and preteens, join us for a unique service project where you can earn community service hours while also giving back to the city of Charlotte. 2-3 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Sunday, Feb. 24
Discussion of “If Beale Street Could Talk” by James Baldwin. Please pre-register. 10:45 a.m.-noon at Davidson United Methodist Church.
Davidson Lands Conservancy invites families to join local naturalist Allen Lloyd for “In Search of the Spotted Salamander.” You’ll learn about the salamander’s habitat, reproductive cycle, diet and why it spends the majority of its time during the year underground and is seen for only a short period of time in the winter and early spring. Register by 5 p.m. Feb. 23. 2-3:30 p.m. Location will be sent to registrants.