you're reading...

Cornelius News

Events Sept 20 – Sept 30

The community will gather tonight for an annual prayer vigil at the Davidson Village Green. After the violence in Charlottesville, Va. last year, the Confederate soldiers’ monument on Zion Avenue was vandalized, leading Joel Simpson, the former associate pastor at Mt. Zion United Methodist, to organize a prayer vigil. Tonight’s event is at 7 p.m. Tell friends and family to Get Lost, with a smile: The Amazing Maize Maze opens at Rural Hill this weekend.
Thursday, Sept. 20
Beyond Walls is Cornelius’s annual, award-winning exhibition. Open through January 31, 2019 at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
7 p.m. on the Davidson Village Green.
Friday, Sept. 21
Join Duke Energy for a three-part discussion on one of the greatest environmental assets in our region, Lake Norman. 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
Multicultural Art Exhibit will be on display through Sept. 27 at the Mooresville Arts Depot.
Carolina Vocal Projects presents an evening of popular operatic and musical theatre favorites called “Songs You Love to Sing.” 8 p.m. Sept. 21-22 at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
See “Free Willy” on the big screen. 8:30 p.m. on the Mooresville Town Hall lawn.
Saturday, Sept. 22
8 a.m.-noon in downtown Davidson.
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.
Local farmers, crafters and artisans will be on site selling homemade and home-grown goods. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Tractor Supply in Denver.
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 and hike trails. Open weekends through Nov. 4 at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
 Eclectic art crawl with local vendors, live performances, food, more. 2-8 p.m. in Old Town Cornelius.
Stroll through a showcase of more than 40 of the area’s best artists and craftsmen. Enjoy live music on the green, a children’s art area, food, more. 5-9 p.m. in downtown Davidson.
Screening and discussion of “The White Ribbon,” winner of the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. 7 p.m. at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Sunday, Sept. 23
Take a walk with volunteer and wildlife photographer Joe Amodeo. Space limited. 8-10 a.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.
The Baroque ensemble and guest soprano Molly Quinn will present a “walking tour” of Venice through the music of its 17th-century masters and in the words of Mark Twain. 3-5 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
Monday, Sept. 24
Bring your family out to enjoy stories coupled with fun and easy yoga moves. 6 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Tuesday, Sept. 25
Dan Nichols will perform. Celebrate Sukkot with Pizza-in-the-Hut. 6 p.m. at Temple Kol Tikvah in Davidson.
Join a free rehearsal any Tuesday in September. 6:30 p.m. at the Bailey Road Recreation Center in Cornelius.
Member-governed organization offers service projects, trips and workshops. Now accepting participation contracts for the 2018-2019 school year. The first meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
Pam Kelley will join us for a discussion and signing of her book, “Money Rock.” 7-8:30 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Wednesday, Sept. 26
The thinking–not the politics–behind the charter school debate will be the subject of a discussion with former Mecklenburg County Commissioner Karen Bentley and Davidson Commissioner Jim Fuller. 7:30-9 a.m. at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.
Thursday, Sept. 27
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.
Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins will update us on key water issues, including sedimentation and erosion due to booming development, coal ash, legal actions, hydrilla and algae bloom, plus how to use the Foundation’s app to report problems. 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Department in Stanley.
A successful Broadway writer is struggling to overcome a dry spell when he receives a potential hit script from a student in this suspense-filled drama.Sept. 27-Oct. 14 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Bethel Prebyterian Church will host its annual barbecue, silent auction and quilt sale. Proceeds go to the Charlotte Rescue Mission and One7 Ministries. Barbecue sandwiches, plates and one-pound containers will be sold 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius.
Friday, Sept. 28
Stephen Anderson and the Dominican Jazz Project will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College.
Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater returns to Davidson with “Made in America (Some Assembly Required),” an irreverent look at the current state of America. 8 p.m. at Davidson College.
Saturday, Sept. 29
Join the ranger staff to work on the Park Lake Trail. 9 a.m. at Lake Norman State Park in Troutman.
History comes alive with 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.
1-4 p.m. at The Reserve at Kenton Place in Cornelius.
Food and craft vendors, huge kids’ zone with inflatables, live music, amazing chili. 3-8 p.m. at the Iredell County Fairgrounds in Troutman.
Live music by The Dukes and Smith Band and the Jill Goodson Band, food trucks, street vendors, beer, more. 5-10 p.m. at D9 Brewing Company in Cornelius.
Sunday, Sept. 30
For Take a Child Outside Week, join a ranger for an easy hike down the Alder Trail. 10-11 a.m. at Lake Norman State Park in Troutman.
Main Street Books is excited to host a panel of five of the contributors to “Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America.” 3-4 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Experience the unique character of the contrabass as performed by Kurt Riecken along with other members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. at Davidson College.
The Davidson Community Players will hold open auditions for its second annual Halloween play festival, “Boos and Brews,” which features 10-minute plays by community playwrights. Auditions for actors will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. For more information, contact DCP’s artistic director, Sylvia Schnople, at Sylvia@davidsoncommunityplayers.org.