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Upcoming Events

Events March 28 – April 7

Online registration is open for the Cornelius Arts Center’s spring art classes in pottery, drawing, painting and more. The five-week sessions start the week of April 22. Be sure to check out the Rural Hill food truck rally Saturday afternoon. The Cornelius Pacers is a new social running group for all abilities. The group will focus on goal setting, proper warm-up and form, and discovering each participant’s own pace. Go here to register.

Thursday, March 28

Connecting Cornelius

This evening edition of Connecting Cornelius will be a networking event with a food truck from Barley Market and beer from Eleven Lakes Brewing. Come out and talk with your mayor, town commissioners and town staff. 6:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.


The Davidson Community Players present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” an irreverent, fast-paced romp through all 37 of the Bard’s plays. March 28-April 7 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.

Little Women

Community School of Davidson’s high school theater department will present a musical based on the beloved classic by Louisa May Alcott. March 28-31 at the CSD ArtSpace in Davidson.

Lake Norman Covekeepers

Explore Rock Springs Nature Preserve with Sylvia Holmes, who was instrumental in the development of this natural park. 6:30 p.m. at Rock Springs Nature Preserve in Denver.

Friday, March 29

Mystery Musical

The Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Department of Theatre present “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” an interactive musical based on Charles Dickens’s unfinished novel. March 29-31 and April 5-7 in Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.

Saturday, March 30

Spring Literary Festival

Annual Doris Betts Spring Literary Festival will have author readings, writing workshops and an open mic session. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Mitchell Community College Mooresville campus.

Alder Trail Hike

Join a ranger for a one-hour guided nature hike through the upland forests to look for wildflowers that are starting to bloom and animals that are active during the early spring. The Friends of Lake Norman State Park will hold their annual meeting following the hike. 9 a.m. at Lake Norman State Park in Troutman.

Battle of the Badges

Members of the Huntersville Police Department, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office and local EMS will square off to collect the most blood donations for Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.

Food Truck Rally

4-8 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.

Summer Concert Series

Join us for the kick-off of D9’s summer concert series with a performance by Blue Monday. 7-10 p.m. at D9 Brewing Company in Cornelius.

Sunday, March 31

Author Visit

Young adult author Lisa Williams Kline will read and sign copies of her latest book, “One Week of You.” 3-4 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.

Family History Program

“Your DNA and Family History.” Genealogist Marilyn Jones will discuss DNA testing and how it can enhance your genealogy research. Jones will review different types of DNA tests and what to expect from each. 4 p.m. at the Davidson Friends Meetinghouse.

Monday, April 1

Drop-in Art

Preschoolers and homeschoolers ages 3 and up will enjoy activity stations and age-appropriate art projects. $5 per hour per child. 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and Thursdays at the Cornelius Arts Center.

Shaping What’s Next

Attendees will share their input on Davidson’s planning influences and vision, places to change or maintain, and Davidson’s future. 6-8 p.m. at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House.

Tuesday, April 2

Loch Norman Concert Series

Historic Rural Hill and Loch Norman Highland Games present the Piper Jones Band. 8 p.m. at Free Range Brewing in Charlotte.

Wednesday, April 3

Preschool Storytime

Engage your preschoolers with books, activities, stories and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development. 11-11:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.

Thursday, April 4

Jump for Pinky Swear

Enjoy three hours of trampoline time, pizza, bottled water. Proceeds go to the Pinky Swear Foundation. 5-8 p.m. at W8Less in Cornelius.

Financial Independence Program

Dr. Chris Mullis of NorthStar Capital Advisors will discuss ways to ensure financial independence and security now and into retirement. 6-7 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.

The Beat Goes On

Join us for an evening of poetry and prose performed by the Main Street Writers and friends. 7:30-9 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.

Friday, April 5

Uncorked and Artsy

Wine or beer tastings at downtown businesses, displays of local art, live music, more. 6-9 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.

Stand-up Comedy Showcase

Every first Friday of the month we feature the area’s best comics. 8-10 p.m. at Brick Row in Cornelius.

Saturday, April 6

Shriners Bass Tournament

Open to everyone! Family teams welcome. $100 per team. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. April 6 at Queen’s Landing in Mooresville. Registration noon-6 p.m. April 5.

Spring Photo Wild

Amateur and professional photographers invited for a photo shoot with more than 20 of our resident raptors. Register in advance. April 6-7 at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.

Advanced Basket Weaving

Learn to make a 12” wide basket with a spiral base. Participants must have some prior basket-weaving experience. Pre-registration required. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.

Carolina Day

Wear your Tar Heel blue and enjoy the raptor trail, keeper talks and vulture feedings. Discount for GAA members. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.

Tawba Walk Festival

Multidimensional, eclectic art crawl with local vendors, live street performances, amazing food, shopping and more. 2-8 p.m. in Old Town Cornelius.

Ada Jenkins Gala

“Timeless Glamour: A Second Chance Prom.” Enjoy live music by Shades of Brown, a gourmet dinner, cocktails and silent auction. Proceeds support Ada Jenkins Center partnerships. 6-10 p.m. at the Huntersville Recreation Center.

Sunday, April 7

Spring Photo Wild

Amateur and professional photographers invited for a photo shoot with more than 20 of our resident raptors. Register in advance. April 6-7 at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.