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Upcoming Events

Events February 21 – March 3

The annual Black History Month Celebration is Saturday at Cornelius Town Hall. Live performances, children’s activities and refreshments will make for a memorable afternoon. Guest speaker and historian Dr. Tom Hanchett, retired from Levine Museum of the New South, will deliver a presentation on the Smithville Rosenwald School. And don’t forget to stop by Town Hall between now and Feb. 25 to view works by John Robert “Trey” Miles III, whose work is heavily influenced by the collage work of fellow Charlotte native, Romare Bearden.

Thursday, Feb. 21


Lake Norman Healthcare Summit

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.

Tai Chi Classes

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 Read Book Club

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.

Cornelius Arts District Soiree

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.

“Home Grown” Exhibit

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.


Detective, Partner, Hero, Villain

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.

Friday, Feb. 22

Book Discussion

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.

Artist Series

Urban Bush Women will perform at 8 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.

Art Exhibit

“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.

Exit, Pursued by a Bear

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.

Saturday, Feb. 23

10K Fun Run

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.

Black History Month Celebration

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.

Community Service Project

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.


Gospel Concert

Gospel groups The Three Heath Brothers and The Waymasters will perform. Free; an offering will be received. 5:30 p.m. at Living Word Ministries in Lowesville.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Book Discussion

Discussion of “If Beale Street Could Talk” by James Baldwin. Please pre-register. 10:45 a.m.-noon at Davidson United Methodist Church

World of Wonder

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.

Monday, Feb. 25

Homework Help

Come get free homework help from a library volunteer in a one-on-one or group setting. 4-6 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Coal Ash 101

Learn about coal ash from experts at the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. 6 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.

Public Information Session

Join the Mecklenburg County, Cornelius, Huntersville, and Davidson Park and Recreation Departments for an information session about the Northern Regional Recreation Center. Review and ask questions about the latest design renderings of the facility and the current site plan. 6:30-8 p.m. at Bailey Middle School.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Homeschool Day

Enjoy $2 off admission for homeschool teachers and students. Meet-and-greet with a resident raptor at 11 a.m. and nature craft at 2 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Reading and Discussion

Main Street Books is pleased to partner with Lake Norman Connects to offer a special reading of “Julián is a Mermaid” by Jessica Love. Storyteller Jamie will follow Julián’s journey of self-love and sequined tails with a guided discussion geared toward elementary-aged readers. 5-6 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.

Lake Norman Covekeepers

The new Catawba Riverkeeper, Brandon Jones, will give a brief update on the storm water ordinance campaign, followed by hands-on training for the presence of bacteria in our water. 7 p.m. at St. Peter by-the-Lake Episcopal Church in Denver.

Friday, March 1


Bells Books Book Club

Discussion of “The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals With Soul” by Danielle LaPorte. 10 a.m. at Bells Box in Cornelius.

Saturday, March 2

Book Signing

Join Laura King Edwards, author of “Run to the Light,” for a three-mile group run followed by a book signing. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.

Work-Life Balance

Join writer, licensed psychotherapist and UNCC Professor Emeritus Bryan Robinson for a conversation about work-life balance, as outlined in his new book “#Chill.” 4-5 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.

Now Are the Foxes will perform at 8 p.m. at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.

Sunday, March 3

Wedding Show

Annual “Sip and Seek” show is an intimate setting for couples and vendors to meet while enjoying complimentary wine, food and door prizes. 1-4 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.