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Upcoming Events

Events January 31 – February 10

See beautiful work by local artists at the Cornelius Arts Center’s annual “Home Grown” exhibit featuring an eclectic mix of art at affordable prices. Cornelius Today Editor Dave Yochum is pouring wine at the opening reception Friday night. Connect with the new police chief first thing Monday at Harvey’s.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Meet local celebrity columnist and podcast host Tommy Tomlinson. 7-8 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he’s as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he learns he is actually a human, he must decide whether to remain with the pack or return to the human world from which he was born. Jan. 25-Feb. 3 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Zoe and Cloyd combine original folk, old-time, bluegrass and country in a wonderfully original tapestry. 7:30-9 p.m. at Davidson College.
Friday, Feb. 1
Jennifer Gonzalez, famed author and podcaster of “Cult of Pedagogy,” will provide this year’s keynote address at “Fresh Take: Strategies of Student Success.” More than 70 workshops are available. Feb. 1 at the Community School of Davidson.
Popular, annual exhibit features an eclectic mix of work from local artists in all variety of media. Feb 1-March 30. Opening reception, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Saturday, Feb. 2
Discover all the fun and unique ways to volunteer at Historic Latta Plantation! During this drop-in volunteer fair, you’ll take a tour of our beautiful, historic grounds and experience living history presentations. Current volunteers will be on hand to share their experience, and refreshments will be served. RSVP to save your spot. 10 a.m.-noon at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Meet Kathleen Fitzgerald, author of “Solo: A Celebration of Women on Their Own.” 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Author and recently retired financial planner Dan Gallagher will share readings from his new book, “The Secrets of Successful Financial Planning.” 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Sunday, Feb. 3
Learn about the exciting career of a North Carolina State Park Ranger! The presentation will be held outside the park visitor center, so dress accordingly. 1-2 p.m. at Lake Norman State Park.
Monday, Feb. 4
Come enjoy coffee and breakfast while you hear from the newly-inducted chief of police, Kevin Black. We are extending the Q&A session at the end, so be sure to come with questions for Chief Black, Mayor Washam, Town Manager Andrew Grant, and the town commissioners. 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Harvey’s in Cornelius.
Book clubs invited to join representatives from Macmillan Publishers and Algonquin Books for a peek at these industry insiders’ top picks for book clubs and avid readers in 2019. 7-8 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Tuesday, Feb. 5
“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.
Wednesday, Feb. 6
Chelsea Hodson is the author of the book of essays, “Tonight I’m Someone Else.” 4:30 p.m. at Davidson College.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.