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Monthly Agenda: Here’s what’s up in May

May 6-7: North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival / Photo courtesy @ncbrewsmusic, JRAstudios

Here’s a look at what’s coming up in May. Check it out to make plans , make advance reservations and get tickets, if needed.

May 2 

Connecting Cornelius Coffee Chat

8:30 am atH2 Public House  to hear about the state of the  local economy and what you can do to support your neighbors’ businesses. Register here.

Cardio Funk 

6:30-7:30 pm Mondays. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $10 per class, pay at the door.

May 2, 3 and 5

Open Track Nights on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

6-8 pm. James Hoyt Wilhelm Park’s 1/4-mile walking track will be lighted on Mondays and Bailey Road Park’s regulation track will be lighted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both open to the public.

May 3

Huntersville Growers’ Market 

9 am – 1 pm Tuesdays at the Novant Hospital parking lot, 10003 Gilead Road.

Adult Open Gym Basketball 

6:30 to 9 p.m. Adults may drop in on Tuesdays for basketball at Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11536 Bailey Road, inside Bailey Middle School.  Ages 18 and older. Free.

ReadDavidson

5 pm.  In-person book discussion on the adult fiction selection, Infinite Country by Patricia Engel. Outside behind Summit Coffee, Main Street, Davidson. Information here  or register here.

May 4

Lecture 

7-8:30 pm. “Within the heart are held all the worlds” – Reflections on being human informed by wisdom teachings from India. William K. Mahony, PhD, is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Religious Studies at Davidson, where he has taught since 1982. He will share his thoughts on ways in which wisdom traditions from Classical India can inform our own larger contemporary discussion in this series on what it is to be human. One of the key ideas he will point to centers on the idea of self. Davidson College, Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall.

Gina Poe to talk about sleep on May 4.

National Bike to School Day

JV Washam, Cornelius Elementary, and Bailey Middle will all be participating. Students will have an opportunity to meet with Cornelius Police Officers and learn safety skills prior to the group ride.

2022 Wearn Lecture – Gina Poe Ph.D 

7- 8:30 pm.  Lecture on “Optimal Sleep for the Optimal You.” The Lilly Gallery, Davidson College.

May 5 

Join the Lake Norman Bridge Center 

12:30-4pm Thursdays at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., if you have an interest in learning the game of bridge or want to develop your playing, bidding, and defense skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome. $5 per day, pay at the door.

May 6

Rock the Park summer concert series 

Cat5 Band features beach music, originals, country, yacht rock and classic rock. Food trucks will open at 6 pm and the show begins at 6:30 pm. Outside food and beverage is permitted with the exception of alcohol. Small coolers are allowed. Liberty Park, 25 E. Iredell Ave., downtown Mooresville.

May 6-7

The North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival

At Rural Hill in Huntersville. For all the info go to www.ncbrewsmusic.com.

May 7

Concerts @ the Circles 

5-6:30 pm acoustic artist; 7 pm Earth to Mars, Bruno Mars tribute. Jetton Street by Clean Juice, Davidson.

May 7: Outdoor Cinema Series featuring Encanto

Outdoor Cinema Series: Encanto

Gate opens at 6:30 pm. Movie will begin at dusk, approximately 8:30 pm. Coolers and picnic baskets are welcome, though concessions will be for sale. No pets. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Torrence Chapel Park, 21309 Torrence Chapel Rd.

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am- noon. 120 S. Main St., Davidson. Rain or shine, No pets please.

Huntersville Growers’ Market 

8 am – noon Saturdays at Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville.

Pints For Parker Plant Sale + Blood Drive

Noon – 4 pm. Donate blood in OneBlood’s Big Red Bus, or buy a pint or a plant with proceeds benefitting the Pounding for Parker FoundationLost Worlds Brewing,  19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Town Day service activity benefiting Refugee Support Services

10 am – 3 pm. The ReadDavidson committee will  partner with Davidson College’s Davidson Refugee Services (DRS) and other participating students in providing an opportunity to raise awareness, fundraise,and offer a family friendly activity, all with the goal of supporting Refugee Support Services in Charlotte.

May 9 

Cardio Funk 

6:30-7:30 pm Mondays. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $10 per class, pay at the door.

May 9, 10 and 12

Open Track Nights on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

6-8 pm. James Hoyt Wilhelm Park’s 1/4-mile walking track will be lighted on Mondays and Bailey Road Park’s regulation track will be lighted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both open to the public.

May 10

Huntersville Growers’ Market 

9 am – 1 pm Tuesdays at the Novant Hospital parking lot, 10003 Gilead Road.

Adult Open Gym Basketball 

6:30 to 9 p.m. Adults may drop in on Tuesdays for basketball at Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11536 Bailey Road, inside Bailey Middle School.  Ages 18 and older. Free.

May 12 

Join the Lake Norman Bridge Center 

12:30-4pm Thursdays at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., if you have an interest in learning the game of bridge or want to develop your playing, bidding, and defense skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome. $5 per day, pay at the door.

May 14

“Wildflowers and Bluegrass”

 Hugh Torance House & Store, 8231 Gilead Road, Huntersville.

Huntersville Growers’ Market 

8 am – noon Saturdays at Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville.

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am- noon. 120 S. Main St., Davidson. Rain or shine, No pets please.

May 14

May 14: Lake Norman Bike Expo

Lake Norman Bike Expo

10 am-noon at  Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. The event is free but advance registration for the 10-mile Community Bike Ride(s)  along greenways at 9:30 am is required. Registration for the family bike ride at 10:30 am is not required. Participants ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult. A bike helmet is required for all rides.

May 15

Adopt a duck now

Race day kicks off 2 pm at the U.S. National Whitewater Center. The duck float will be around the main channel with entertainment for the entire family. Ducks splash at 3:30 pm. There is no charge to attend, however each car must pay the USNWC parking fee of $6. All adopted ducks will be assigned a number and winners will be announced after the first ducks cross the finish line. With a growing demand for KinderMourn services, the need is high; the goal is to have 35,000 adopted ducks in 2022.

May 16: Pounding for Parker Golf Tournament

May 16

6th Annual Pounding For Parker Foundation Golf Tournament  

10 am – 6 pm at NorthStone Country Club, Huntersville. Register now for this fundraiser to advance research for pediatric brain tumors and improve the quality of life of childhood cancer survivors. Registration includes a swag bag, driving range time and lunch along with free craft beer from Lost Worlds Brewing. Raffles, door prizes and more.

Golfing for Good

Ada Jenkins Center fundraiser at River Run Country Club, Davidson: 18 holes of golf plus carts. Breakfast, lunch, and beverages. Contests, raffle prizes and giveaways. Register here.

Cardio Funk 

6:30-7:30 pm Mondays. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $10 per class, pay at the door.

May 16, 17 and 19

Open Track Nights on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

6-8 pm. James Hoyt Wilhelm Park’s 1/4-mile walking track will be lighted on Mondays and Bailey Road Park’s regulation track will be lighted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both open to the public.

May 16

2022 Lake Norman Big Band

Tickets are $25 per person. New Victory Lanes, 125 Morlake Drive, Mooresville.

May 17

Huntersville Growers’ Market 

9 am – 1 pm Tuesdays at the Novant Hospital parking lot, 10003 Gilead Road.

Adult Open Gym Basketball 

6:30 to 9 p.m. Adults may drop in on Tuesdays for basketball at Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11536 Bailey Road, inside Bailey Middle School.  Ages 18 and older. Free.

May 19

LaLaCaboosa

6-9 pm band performs. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, friends and neighbors to Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville. Food trucks and beverage vendors will be onsite. No outside food or drink, please.

Join the Lake Norman Bridge Center 

12:30-4pm Thursdays at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., if you have an interest in learning the game of bridge or want to develop your playing, bidding, and defense skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome. $5 per day, pay at the door.

May 21

Cornelius Jazz Festival

5 pm to 9 pm  at Smithville Park, 19710 S. Ferry St. Live music from local jazz bands, food trucks, craft beer and children’s activities.

Concerts @ the Circles 

5-6:30 pm acoustic artist; 7 pm Abbey Elmore Band, rock. Jetton Street by Clean Juice, Davidson.

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am- noon. 120 S. Main St., Davidson. Rain or shine, No pets please.

Huntersville Growers’ Market 

8 am – noon Saturdays at Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville.

May 22

May 22: Pints for Pups at Lost Worlds Brewing

Pints for Pups

11 am to 4 pm. Popup market to benefit Big Hearts, Big Barks Rescue. Pet adoption, contests, shopping, food trucks and a special beer release at Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Carolina BBQ Festival

Noon to 4 pm. Fundraiser with BBQ, music and entertainment  at Camp North End’s Boileryard in Charlotte.
Tickets required.

May 24

Huntersville Growers’ Market 

9 am – 1 pm Tuesdays at the Novant Hospital parking lot, 10003 Gilead Road.

Adult Open Gym Basketball 

6:30 to 9 p.m. Adults may drop in on Tuesdays for basketball at Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11536 Bailey Road, inside Bailey Middle School.  Ages 18 and older. Free.

May 23

Cardio Funk 

6:30-7:30 pm Mondays. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $10 per class, pay at the door.

May 23,24 and 26

Open Track Nights on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

6-8 pm. James Hoyt Wilhelm Park’s 1/4-mile walking track will be lighted on Mondays and Bailey Road Park’s regulation track will be lighted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both open to the public.

May 25

The Susan M. Tillis Foundation’s Red, White and Bundled Baby Shower

6 pm to 7:30 pm  to collect baby supplies for 1,200 baby bundles to go to military service families. Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. Attendees are asked to bring a baby item to donate such as: Newborn and preemie diapers, wipes, onesies (0-3); Sleepers (0-3), bibs, blankets; Gift cards to purchase car seats and strollers. A donation box is available in the lobby of the Cornelius Town Hall for those who may not be able to attend the shower.

May 26

Join the Lake Norman Bridge Center 

12:30-4pm Thursdays at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., if you have an interest in learning the game of bridge or want to develop your playing, bidding, and defense skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome. $5 per day, pay at the door.

May 28: Davidson Farmers Market

May 28

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am- noon. 120 S. Main St., Davidson. Rain or shine, No pets please.

Huntersville Growers’ Market 

8 am – noon Saturdays at Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville.

May 29

Memorial Day Celebration 

9 am – 7pm. Whitewater Center.

Huntersville Growers’ Market 

9 am – 1 pm Tuesdays at the Novant Hospital parking lot, 10003 Gilead Road.

May 30

Memorial Day

Details coming.  Each Memorial Day the Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 invite everyone to honor our nation’s servicemen and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

May 31

Adult Open Gym Basketball 

6:30 to 9 p.m. Adults may drop in on Tuesdays for basketball at Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11536 Bailey Road, inside Bailey Middle School.  Ages 18 and older. Free.

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