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Monthly agenda: Plan ahead for things to do in April

Starting this month — April 2022 — we will publish a monthly agenda at the beginning of each month. You can plan ahead, make reservations, buy tickets and save the date on your personal calendar.

April 5

Duck & Bunny Park Hops 

10-11 am  at North Meck Park. Do a craft and grab a photo.  Hosted by the Huntersville Parks & Recreation.

April 5: Adult Open Gym Basketba

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.

Huntersville Growers’ Market 

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

April 6

Duck & Bunny Park Hops

6-7 pm at Waymer Park. Do a craft and grab a photo. Hosted by the Huntersville Parks & Recreation.

Wednesday Lent service

7 pm with the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy. In-person and livestreamed. Community in Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Dr.

Spring Fun Family Event

4:30- 6:30 pm. Easter egg hunt for preschool to early elementary students, and a scavenger hunt for upper elementary to middle school students. There will also be sensory stations for toddlers. Rollo’s food truck will be onsite. Lake Norman YMCA,  21300 Davidson St, Cornelius.

NoteWorthy LIVE at Charlotte SHOUT! 

7:30 – 9:30 pm. NoteWorthy makes its Charlotte SHOUT! debut with a stacked lineup featuring Quisol, Karen Poole, Arsena Schroeder, Harvey Cummings II, and DJ Fannie Mae collaborating with some of the area’s finest classical musicians to present their original music, works by Black Violin, and Timothy K. Adams’ “Ode To Breonna.” Victoria Yards, 408 N. Tryon St, Charlotte.

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Dean Visit

7-8 pm. David Grier, MD, associate professor, Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Interim Assistant Dean of Admissions, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine will present “A Tale of Two Med Schools.” Grier will also share information on admissions to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Watson Life Sciences Building Classroom-109 Red, Davidson College.

April 6-10

Theatre Department Presents “The Addams Family”

2-3:30 pm. The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family—a man her parents have never met. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College. Performance schedule and tickets here. 

April 7

Duck & Bunny Park Hops

10-11 am  at Holbrook Park. Do a craft and grab a photo. Hosted by the Huntersville Parks & Recreation.

“Perspectives from a Public Health Entrepreneur: Utilizing Data to Make a Difference”

7-8 pm. Lecture by Sonal Pathak. Wall Academic Center Hamilton W. McKay Atrium, Davidson College.

Reading By Lan Samantha Chang

7:30 PM – 8:30 pm. Lan Samantha Chang’s new novel, “The Family Chao,” was published by W. W. Norton in February.  Chang is the director of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. This event is free and open to the public. No ticket required. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room, Davidson College.

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.

April 9

Easter Egg Hunt 

11 am. Children and families will gather on Mt. Zion United Methodist Church’s front lawn.There will be bouncy slides, baby animals, hot dog lunch, and lots of eggs. 19600  Zion Ave., Cornelius

April 9 Hop into Spring at Robbins Park West

Hop Into Spring 

2-4 pm. Free event designed for ages 3-12 and their families. Kids can enjoy music, crafts, visits with Peter Cottontail, and an Easter Egg scramble. Concessions and drinks will be available for purchase. Robbins Park West Catawba Avenue.

Jazz Concert Series

5-8 pm. Holly Hopkins,  jazz/blues. 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.

Rescue Ranch hosts a Spring Fling

10 am to 3 pm. Registration is open for the egg hunt and activities, at Rescue Ranch, 1424 Turnersburg Hwy., Statesville. Age and ability specific egg hunts will begin at 10:30 am and run through 2:15 pm. An EC egg hunt will be at 12:30 pm using visual cards and egg cartons to fill to help participants focus and not feel overwhelmed. All egg hunt participants must be registered and paid prior to the day of the event.  Register here. dmission is $5 per person with children 1 and younger  free.

April 9: Whitewater Triathlon

Whitewater Triathlon 

6 am-noon. Take on a 1K open water swim in the Catawba River, a 23K mountain bike leg and a 6.5K trail run through the Whitewater Center’s trail system. Sprint distance is available with a 400m open water swim in the Catawba River, 12K mountain bike leg, and a 3K trail run. Register early for discount. Whitewater Center.

Hop on over to Veterans Park for

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Duck

Registration required as space is limited to only 30 tables per time slot (9 am, 10 am and 11 am). Your $20 reservation serves as your table holder for 45 minutes as well as a $20 off coupon to the TruGrits Food Truck breakfast while you wait for your Bunny & Duck photo.

Community Shred Event

9 am – noon. the Cornelius Police Department will host a Community Document Shredding Event in the student parking lot of William A. Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Road.  The event may end prior to noon due to truck capacity, equipment failure, bad weather or any other unforeseen event. There is a 4-box maximum per resident or business.

Concert

3- 4:30 pm. Pianist Leo Tamburro as he performs his senior recital. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

April 9-10: Whiskey Tastings at Rural Hill

April 9-10

Loch Norman Highland Games/Whisky Tastings

If you need a break from the hammer throw, Rural Hill is offering you a chance to quench your thirst with 5 different pours. Whisky tastings happen in the Rural Hill Cultural Center. Must buy tickets to the Loch Norman Highland Games  to enter. Whisky tasting tickets are limited and may sell out before the Games.

April 11 

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.

April 11, 12 and 13

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.

April 12

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.

April 12- May 8

Pinkalicious, the Musical 

Advance tickets $12. Armour Street Theatre,307 Armour St., Davidson.

April 13

“The Soul of a Privileged Nigg***” – Ike Bailey (Being Human lecture series) 

7 – 8:30 pm.  Professor Ike Bailey explores the evolution of the n-word in relation to the experiences of his father, his son’s and his own, and what it means to live a life that emerged from poverty and strife and mutated into relative privilege and power but never lets you stop wondering if you really belong or ever will. It goes to the heart of what it means to be human in the field of journalism, particularly as a black native of the Deep South. Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Davidson College.

April 14

Outdoors Adventure hike: Spring Stroll

10 – 11:30 a.m. Join Cornelius Parks and Recreation and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation for a guided hike with naturalist Laura Domingo providing information about the park’s wildlife along the way. Event is free, but  advance registration is recommended. Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave.

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Not So Far, Far Away 

7:30  – 9 pm. The DCSO presents, for the first time ever, an entire concert featuring John Williams’s music from the Star Wars saga, including music from all three trilogies. Themed attire is welcome for attendance at this concert. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

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.

Maundy Thursday service

7 pm worship. In-person and livestreamed. Community in Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Dr.

April 15

Good Friday

Noon worship. In-person and livestreamed. Community in Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Dr.

A Morning with the Easter Bunny 

10 am – noon.  Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy Easter-themed crafts, snacks and a chance to take a photo with Peter Cottontail. Don’t forget to bring your camera or smartphone to this free event. Cain Center for the Arts, downtown Cornelius.

Alex Nikolaidis Konstas ’22 Exhibition Presentation and Reception

4-6 pm. An opening reception with Alex Nikolaidis Konstas ’22. Artist’s talk will be presented in-person and via Zoom. To attend by Zoom please RSVP.  A reception will follow the presentation. Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Davidson College.

April 16

Easter Egg Hunt

11 am to 1pm. Blackberry Ridge Farm, 14820 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville,is hosting an Easter egg hunt from open to everyone ages 2-12 and a rock scavenger hunt as well for adults. Face painting, yard games, creating veggie or flower pots, and everyone leaves with a bag of candy. There will also be food, drinks, and cotton candy, served by King Tut’s Hot Dog Palace. Admission is  $10 for ages 2-12 and free for anyone older.

Davidson Farmers Market

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

April 18, 19 and 21

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.

April 18

2022 Lake Norman Big Band

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

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.

April 19

Davidson College Chorale: Renewal II: Brahms’ Requiem

7:30 – 9 pm. Davidson College Chorale, Davidson Singers, and Choral Arts Society Davidson. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.  Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

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.

Visiting McGee Professor Jennine Capo’ Crucet

7-8 pm. A reading by the the Miami-born author of three books.

Wall Academic Center Hamilton W. McKay Atrium, Davidson College.

April 21

Ladies Night Out

5-8 pm. A strolling shopping experience through Birkdale Village as you shop special retail deals, enter into giveaways and enjoy a night out.

Spring Piano Studio Recital

7:15 PM – 9 pm. Piano students from the studios of Cynthia Lawing and Will Fried take center stage for a program of solo and collaborative works. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, call  the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

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.

April 22

Davidson College Concert Series: Marcus Thompson, viola

7 – 8:30 pm. Recital by violist, Marcus Thompson, viola faculty at the New England Conservatory, University Professor at MIT, Artistic Director of the Boston Chamber Music Society, and the first African American to be awarded at doctorate from the Juilliard School. For tickets, call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Free for Davidson students, but tickets are required. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

Alex Nikolaidis Konstas ’22 Exhibition Presentation and Reception

4-6 pm. Opening reception with Alex Nikolaidis Konstas ’22. Artist’s talk will be presented in-person and via Zoom. To attend by Zoom please RSVP. A reception will follow the presentation. Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Davidson College.

Gallery Crawl 

6-9 pm. Artists display their work in Davidson’s establishments on Main Street over to South Main Street and at the Circles @ 30. Galleries, businesses and town hall host visiting artists, including some that will be featured at Art on the Green April 23-24. Refreshments and music enhance the festivities.

April 23

Art-on-the-Green 

10 am-5 pm Saturday downtown Davidson.

Tawba Walk Arts & Music Festival

2-8 p.m. A Tawba Walk is a multidimensional, eclectic art crawl, which snakes through the heart of Cornelius, featuring dozens of local vendors, live street performances, shopping, amazing food and more, showcasing the best Cornelius and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Jazz Concert Series

5-8 pm. Grammy Winner Marlow Rosado, Latin jazz/salsa. Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd. Huntersville.

Regina Carter with the Jazz Ensemble

7:30-9 pm. Final jazz concert of the year features Regina Carter, a legendary jazz artist and the unparalleled icon of jazz violin. For tickets, call  the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

Davidson Farmers Market

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

Earth Day celebration

9 am – noon. Visit the Davidson Earth Day Fair  at the Davidson Farmer’s Market.

April 24

Woof Walk
10-11 a.m. Participants can expand their and their dog’s routine by walking approximately 1.5 miles of waterfront trails at Jetton Park. Event is free, but advance registration is required.

Art-on-the-Green 

Noon to 4 pm Sunday downtown Davidson.

WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition

3-5 pm. Four of the nation’s most talented young chamber ensembles compete in in the finals of WDAV Classical Public Radio’s annual Young Chamber Musicians Competition. For tickets, call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

April  25

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.

April 25, 26 and 28

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.

April 26

Music for Good

Advance tickets required for this Ada Jenkins fundraiser at BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd. Gump Fiction will rock  to the ’90s  from dance hits to grunge rock to indie favorites. The night will include: ’90s trivia contest,  ’90s dress-up contest, ‘90s-themed cocktails, food and raffle prizes. Tickets, $100.

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.

April 28

Davidson College Jazz Combos

7:30 – 9 pm. Davidson College Jazz Combos’  spring concert featuring student improvised solos and a  variety of music. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

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.

April 29

Roaring 2020’s Casino Night

7-11pm. Benefits Lake Norman Humane. Professionally operated casino tables, where the croupiers and dealers will welcome beginners and seasoned gamblers alike. Guests will enjoy prohibition-era music, food, cocktails, prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $100 per person. Statesville Country Club, 635 Deauville Road, Statesville.

April 29-May 1

Tuck Fest

8 am Friday – 5 pm Sunday. A celebration of the outdoor lifestyle. Whitewater Center.

April 30

Earth Jam

4-7 pm. An Earth Day celebration at Robbins Park, West Catawba Avenue, where participants enjoy free “green” activities including crafts, demonstrations, wildlife habitat improvements, nature walks, plus live bands and more.

Davidson Farmers Market

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

Jazz Concert Series 

5-8 pm.  Arsena Schroder Unplugged & Live, soul/R&B/jazz.Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd. Huntersville

2022 BrightFire Music & Arts Festival

4-10 pm. Celebrate Beltane at Rural Hill.Tickets here; $20 through April 15, then $25, $30 day of.   Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville.

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