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Events September 27 – October 7

Davidson Community Players will present “Deathtrap,” a comedy-thriller centering around a frustrated playwright with a serious case of writer’s block,Sept. 27-Oct. 14 at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.

Thursday, Sept. 27
Candidate Mixer
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.
Friday, Sept. 28
Stephen Anderson and the Dominican Jazz Project will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College.
The Second City
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.
The Cornelius Police Department and Cornelius-Lemley Fire and Rescue will meet on the field for a “Guns & Hoses” softball game. Guests will enjoy beer from Eleven Lakes Brewing Company and food from local vendors. Proceeds go toward purchasing smoke detectors for those in need. 3 p.m. at Bailey Road Park 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 at the DCP Actor’s Lab in Cornelius. For more information, contact DCP’s artistic director, Sylvia Schnople, at Sylvia@davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Monday, Oct. 1
Join Mayor Woody Washam and other Town Board of Commissioners for coffee and conversation. This month’s topic will be the Town of Cornelius $24M transportation bond referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot. Coffee will be provided and breakfast may be purchased. 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Harvey’s in Cornelius.
Tuesday, Oct. 2
Local writer, teacher and editor Barbara Lawing will lead a writing class. 6:30-8:10 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bradford Store in Huntersville.
Wednesday, Oct. 3
Open writing club for all ages, levels and genres offers help in honing your craft. 7-8:30 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Thursday, Oct. 4
Fundraiser for the Pounding for Parker Foundation to help raise awareness of pediatric brain cancer and improve the quality of life for survivors. Event features a live and silent auction, wine pull, raffles, chef-prepared food stations, live music. 7 p.m. at Sweet Magnolia Estate 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.
Friday, Oct. 5
Monthly showcase of the area’s best comics. 8-10 p.m. at Brick Row in Cornelius.
Saturday, Oct. 6
Save $15 with free admission for ages 5-12 this weekend at the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Coupon required. 16445 Poplar Tent Road in Huntersville.
Fourth annual health and wellness fair will have more than 30 vendors with products and information. The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will host a blood drive. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Dachshunds of all ages and styles will compete in this iconic annual event. 9:30 a.m. in downtown Mooresville.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Local chefs and home cooks compete for top honors in categories such as Mac-N-Cheese, BBQ and Dessert. Tickets include live music, beverages, kids’ activities. Proceeds go to Ada Jenkins Center programs. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson.
First annual event will feature pumpkin decorating, pizza, face painting, live music, more. 2-7 p.m. on South Main Street in Davidson.
Get lost in a giant seven-acre corn maze featuring more than two miles of interconnected paths, take a hay ride, play cornhole, pick a pumpkin, have a picnic and hike trails. Open weekends through Nov. 4 at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Hundreds of animal lovers and their dogs will gather for fun contests, vendors, children’s activities, more. 3-6 p.m. at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
Sunday, Oct. 7
Take a walk with volunteer and wildlife photographer Joe Amodeo. Space limited. 8-10 a.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.
Davidson Community Players is seeking youth and adult actors for its production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” which will run Nov. 29-Dec. 16. Auditions will be held 5-8 p.m. Oct. 7 and 7-10 p.m. Oct. 8 at the DCP Actor’s Lab 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. A special Autism Night will be held 7-7:30 p.m. Oct. 7.