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Cornelius News

Events October 18 – October 28

Like beer? If so, Laketoberfest is the place to be Saturday, at Bailey Road Park. Local craft breweries, food trucks, a kids’ zone and live music. Cornelius Mayor Woody Washam meets with citizens tonight about the upcoming transportation bond referendum; its also the topic at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Focus Friday this week. Speaking of beer, the Cornelius Library hosts how to brew your own brew, also on Saturday, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18
Beyond Walls is Cornelius’s annual, award-winning exhibition. Open through January 31, 2019 at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
Family-friendly event featuring more than 5,000 hand-carved illuminated pumpkins, seasonal landscapes, refreshments, pumpkin patch and live carving demonstration. 7:30-10 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through Oct. 28 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord.
Join Mayor Woody Washam and members of the town board of commissioners for a special evening edition of Connecting Cornelius on the topic of the $24 million transportation bond referendum. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at D9 Brewing Company in Cornelius.
Eric Sapp, founder of Eleison, will present “Faith, Politics and the 2018 Election: Stories From Past Campaigns and Hope for Our Future.” 7-8:30 p.m. at Davidson College.
Friday, Oct. 19
Discussion of upcoming bond issues in Cornelius and Davidson. 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
North Mecklenburg High School Vikings will celebrate 40 years of making barbecue to help our students, faculty and staff have a successful school year. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville.
An unexpected infestation interrupts an already sticky plot in this play by Tracy Letts. Oct. 19-Nov. 3 at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Saturday, Oct. 20
Get lost in a giant seven-acre corn maze featuring more than two miles of interconnected paths, take a hay ride, play cornhole, have a picnic, pick a pumpkin and hike trails. Open weekends through Nov. 4 at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Celtic music will be featured this weekend alongside live jousts, artisan demonstrations, magic shows, food, music and much more! The festival is open weekends through Nov. 18 at 16445 Poplar Tent Road in Huntersville.
The sixth annual music and brew festival features local craft breweries, food trucks, a kids’ zone and live music. A portion of proceeds will go to the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. 4-9 p.m. at Bailey Road Park in Cornelius.
Live music, balloon twisters, bounce houses, food trucks, local breweries, costume contest, Halloween egg hunt, more. 4-8 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Noon-3 p.m. at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Huntersville and 3-6:30 p.m. at Regal Theaters Birkdale in Huntersville.
Free program will introduce the basic process of brewing beer at home. 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Join author Randy Bell for a discussion and signing of his latest book, “Conversations With America.” 4-5 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Sunday, Oct. 21
Take a walk with wildlife photographer and avid birder Joe Amodeo. Pre-registration required. 8-10 a.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.
Beer, wine, cider, fresh produce, homemade goodies, home decor, live entertainment. 1-6 p.m. at King Canary Brewing Company in Mooresville.
Davidson Lands Conservancy will celebrate Davidson’s recent designation as a “Bee City USA.” Activities for all ages. 2-5 p.m. at Abersham Park in Davidson.
The Music at Saint Alban’s series presents an ensemble of principal players from the Charlotte Symphony exploring chamber music for two violins and harp. 3-5 p.m. at Saint Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
VOX will present “Rivers of Light: Choral Music From the Baltics.” 4 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church.
Monday, Oct. 22
Meet Casper, enjoy snacks, crafts and the movie “Casper’s Halloween Special.” Pre-registration required. 10 a.m.-noon at the Cornelius Arts Center.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Landmarks Commission and the Town of Davidson want to preserve and protect historically significant structures in Davidson and its extra-territorial jurisdiction. Learn more about the landmark designation process at 6-7:30 p.m. at Davidson Town Hall.
Cardio Funk is held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. Saturdays at the Bailey Road Recreation Center in Cornelius.
Tuesday, Oct. 23
Get the scoop on ice cream science! Ages 10-18. 6-7 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Member-governed organization offers service projects, trips and workshops. Students in grades 6-12 welcome. 6:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
Meet local candidates including Natasha Marcus and Jeff Tarte, Elaine Powell and Jim Puckett, more. 7-9 p.m. at the CPCC Huntersville campus.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
The Ada Jenkins Center, North Mecklenburg Communities United, Unity in Community and the Center for Civic Engagement at Davidson College are co-hosting an On the Table Charlotte dialogue on “The Legacy of Segregation and Its Continued Impact.” RSVP by Oct. 20. 5-6:20 p.m. at The Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson.
Hike about three miles at a modest pace and practice mindfulness through observation and breathing. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Latta Nature Center and Preserve in Huntersville.
Join Shakespeare’s friends and fellow actors on the journey as they battle an unscrupulous publisher and their own mortality to create a complete copy of Shakespeare’s plays, the First Folio. Oct. 24-28 at Davidson College.
Thursday, Oct. 25
Meet new people, network and recruit voters to support Senator Jeff Tarte, Representative John Bradford, George Bell for Superior Court, Commissioner Jim Puckett and Republican judges on the ballot. Hosted by the Lake Norman Regional Republican Headquarters. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Eleven Lakes Brewing Company in Cornelius.
Bestselling author Gavin Edwards will join us for a discussion and signing of his new book, “The World According to Tom Hanks.” 7-8 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Celebrate Halloween and support local arts at this annual play festival featuring eight short plays written by local playwrights. 8 p.m. Oct. 25-27 at the DCP Actor’s Lab in Cornelius.
Friday, Oct. 26
Families line up at Town Hall to parade along Main Street and receive treats from merchants and organizations. 5 p.m. in downtown Davidson.
Bring chairs and blankets for a showing of “Hocus Pocus” plus popcorn and candy. 7-10 p.m. at LangTree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
Saturday, Oct. 27
A doctor gives a brief presentation on a health topic and then leads participants on a walk. Healthy snacks, coffee, water, and blood pressure checks are offered free of charge. 9-10 a.m. at the Davidson Town Green.
The Cornelius Police Department is offering free and anonymous disposal of expired, unused and unwanted medications. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
Join a ranger for a hike through the woods to look at the autumn leaves and identify the trees. 1-2 p.m. at Lake Norman State Park in Troutman.
Costume contests, games, prizes, trick-or-treating, crafts, live entertainment, craft beer, food trucks. 2-6 p.m. at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius.
Dance floor, costume contest, cash bar, more. 7-11 p.m. at the Mooresville Arts Depot.
Sunday, Oct. 28
Flute quartet Flute4 will perform at 3 p.m. at Davidson College.
Take a walk in the woods to see the wonders of fall colors and discover fascinating facts about local trees and other plants. 2-3:30 p.m. at the Latta Nature Center and Preserve in Huntersville.
Decorate your trunk and fill up your candy bowls for our first ever trunk-or-treat event and paint-a-pin contest. 3-5 p.m. at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes in Mooresville.