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Upcoming Events

Events February 7 – February 17

The Cornelius Youth Orchestras is currently registering youth musicians for the spring semester. They are also introducing a new entry-level string orchestra, the CYO Prelude Strings, for students just beginning their music education journey. Both programs meet weekly at Bailey Middle School.
Thursday, Feb. 7
All knitters, weavers, quilters and other fiber artists are invited to work in a friendly atmosphere and expand your knowledge. Free. 10 a.m.-noon at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
William Deitz of Deitz Career Development will present key methods to guide you in making fruitful career decisions. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
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.
Friday, Feb. 8
Online Auction
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.
“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.
Saturday, Feb. 9
Come make Valentine’s Day cards and crafts with us! Free; no registration required. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Girls’ Sports Clinic
National Girls and Women in Sports Clinic will feature stations, drills and activities with Davidson Women’s Soccer, Volleyball, Lacrosse, more. Girls in grades K-8 invited. 9:30-11 a.m. at Davidson College.
Join Historic Latta and Mecklenburg County Master Gardener Association for our first annual seed swap. Bring your extra seeds to share with other gardeners in the community, make your own garden journal and enter a raffle to win prizes. Refreshments will be served. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Annual festival that will inspire appreciation of the environment with storytelling, children’s crafts, activities, and games, all focused on fairies and nature! Advance ticket purchase required. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Latta Nature Center and Preserve in Huntersville.
Polar Plunge and Chili Cook-off
Join us for s’mores, campfire and snacks at the waterfront as we take the plunge into the lake to support the Lake Norman YMCA Annual Campaign. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Lake Norman YMCA in Cornelius.
Join us in reading and discussing literary books under 350 pages. This month’s selection is “Euphoria” by Lily King. 2 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Argentinian Wine Dinner
Nationally-recognized chef and author Dan Huntley will prepare a traditional feast over hot coals. 3-6:30 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Gospel Concert
Southern gospel groups the Melodyaires and the High Time Quartet will perform. A freewill offering will be received. 5:30 p.m. at Living Word Ministries in Stanley.
Sunday, Feb. 10
The Cornelius PARC Dept. and Davidson Parks and Recreation will host a guided hike. 2 p.m. at Robbins Park and Nature Preserve in Cornelius.
Percussionist, composer and media artist Scott Deal is joined by Davidson College Artist Associate in Piano William Fried for “Music Under the Influence of Computers,” a program of music for piano, percussion, and electronics that includes both fixed and interactive media. 3-4:30 p.m. at Davidson College.
Community Conversation
The Rev. Rodney Sadler, associate professor of Bible at Union Presbyterian Seminary, will present “The Bible and Religion in the Perpetuation of Racial Thought.” 4-6 p.m. at Davidson United Methodist Church.
Monday, Feb. 11

Organ at Davidson

Alicia Chapman

English horn soloist Alicia Chapman, organist Joe Causby, baritone soloist David Brian

Clark and pianist Erin Palmer will perform works by Sibelius, Vaughan Williams, Mahler, Dan Locklair, more. 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church.

Tuesday, Feb. 12
Member-governed organization offers service projects, trips and workshops. Students in grades 6-12 welcome. 6:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
The track at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius will be open and lighted for public use from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through February 2019.
Journalist Pam Kelley will present “A New Look at Smithville” about the historic Cornelius neighborhood. 7 p.m. at Boat Yard Eats in Cornelius.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
Weekly class focuses on breath and relaxation. All levels welcome. 9-9:55 a.m. at The Bradford Store in Huntersville.
Children in grades 1-2 invited for a discussion of “The Story of Diva and Flea” by Mo Willems. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Enjoy a Ben & Jerry’s sundae bar, wine, savory nibbles and a blind date with a book that you may keep or swap, white elephant style, with another “gal”-entine. $30. 7 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
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.
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.
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.