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In His Steps Dance presents free family event Jan.13

Jan. 2. In His Steps, a non-profit dance ministry for girls, will host its annual Elevate event on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 11am to 2pm at The Cove Church in Statesville. Not affiliated with any particular church or denomination, In His Steps offers weekly dance lessons free of charge, along with spiritual development through biblical-based […]


Deadline looms for program of music lessons at no cost

Aug. 8. Cain Center for the Arts’ Community Music Program offers eligible local students ages 7-18 an opportunity for a nine-month program full of music lessons at no cost. The lessons are in voice, guitar, piano and drums; at the end of the program, the student is awarded a free instrument based on the types […]

Cornelius Youth Orchestras present Instrument Discovery Day

July 19. The Cornelius Youth Orchestras will hold Instrument Discovery Day, an exciting and interactive event designed to ignite the passion for music in young hearts. This open-house style event invites children with no prior musical experience to embark on a journey into the world of orchestral instruments 10-11:30 am July 29 at Bailey Middle […]


Know a budding musician? Registration open for Cornelius Youth Orchestras

May 2. Registration is open for the 2023-2024 Cornelius Youth Orchestras’ season. The orchestras will help a child to become a better musician, offer opportunities to play in a full orchestra and other ensembles, make new friends, perform in the community, and have a blast while doing it all, organizers promise. The Cornelius Youth Orchestras […]

Cornelius Youth Orchestras launches new program for the fall

March 20. The Cornelius Youth Orchestras organization is  launching a new woodwind program in the fall. Sam Sparrow, a clarinetist from the Charlotte Symphony, has joined our artistic faculty and will be the director of this program. In preparation for the fall, we are assembling a woodwind ensemble to perform later this semester. Interested students […]

2023 Summer Camp registration opens March 1 for Cornelius residents

Feb. 28. Registration for more than 60 summer camps run by the Cornelius Parks and Recreation Dept. opens at 7 am tomorrow, March 1 for Cornelius residents. Camps range from Creative Coding and Lake Patrol to flag football and lacrosse. There are partial-day camps and mini camps, as well as eight weeks of full-day camps. […]