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Lots to do this weekend and beyond

July 9: Shelley Ruffin will perform at Bin 110/HPM Records photo

July 9. With a chance of showers through the weekend, check to make sure events are being held. This calendar, published weekly on Thursdays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. Submit your entertainment and event news to corneliustoday@gmail.com.

We’ve included some additional dates for events you need to register for in advance. Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

July 8-10: River Jams at the USNWC

July 8-10

River Jams

6:30 pm. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights through September, US National Whitewater Center, Charlotte. Free ($6 to park). Enjoy live rock, Americana, bluegrass, folk, and funk.

July 9

2nd Friday Street Festival Series

America’s Birthday BBQ Bash. 6-10 pm. Live music, special performances, games, vendors, food and drink. Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St. Free.

Live Music

9 pm-midnight. Shelley Ruffin. Bin 110, 19712 One Norman Blvd, Suite 110, Cornelius.

July 10: Main Channel performs at Bin 110

July 10

Live Music

9 pm-midnight. Main Channel. Bin 110, 19712 One Norman Blvd, Suite 110, Cornelius.

Second Saturday Concerts @ The Square

HC Oakes Band, variety. 6-9 pm at South Main Square in the parking lot by The Crazy Pig, 402 S. Main St.,  Davidson.

Walk with a Doc

A program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a Novant physician, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking.

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am -noon in downtown Davidson. This year’s 36 vendors include: fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy, freshly baked breads and artisanal baked goods, prepared foods, speciality culinary items, beverages, and health and beauty products.

July 11-17

ASC Culture Blocks Virtually Yours! Summer Edition: Movin’ Into Math.  A video performance that demonstrates how we use math skills to create and perform dances, including lessons on geometric transformations, patterns and sequences, diagrams and directional and positional skills. This option can be applicable to grades K-6. Adults will enjoy too. Running time: 35 minutes. Online. Watch here.

July 11-18

Charlotte Black Pride, Charlotte

This year’s theme is “We The People,” and the family is coming for everything with a celebratory mix of performances, pageantry and politics. Come ready for fitness events, business workshops, a town hall meeting, brunches and parties.

July 13: Disc Golf AM League

July 13

Disc Golf AM League

5:45 pm Tuesdays through Sept. 7 at Bradford Park, 17005 Davidson-Concord Rd., Huntersville.  Sign-ups start 5:15-5:40 pm by Hole 1. $5 entry. Info: Pat Bowles, pbowles@huntersville.org.

July 15- July 25

The 39 Steps

Presented by the Davidson Community Players at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. Tickets are $15-$20. Email boxoffice@davidsoncommunityplayers.org or call 704-892-7953. A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale.  The best of Hitchcock with a handful of actors.

July 17

2021 Summer Burns Night

6-10 pm. Aa traditional Scottish Supper that celebrates the very first Burns Night, which was held July 21st, 1801 in honor of Robert Burns. Space for this premier event at Rural Hill is limited, and tickets must be purchased in advance. A silent auction will be held throughout the evening and there will be a cash bar with beer, wine and Scotch whisky.

Park in the Dark 

8-10 pm at Robbins Park, 17500 W Catawba Ave. Hike times will generally last about one and a half to two hours, with multiple stops along the way to learn about some of the wildlife, trees and plants we may encounter, courtesy of Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. No pets or strollers. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

July 31

[they fight]

7 pm.  Free Reign Theatre and Historic Rural Hill present a  night of kilted Shakespeare, Robin Hood, and more. Three course meal by Waiter’s Choice, one complimentary Scotch, and famous theatrical fight scenes performed in the round. Every seat is a front row seat to sword swinging action paired with traditional British culinary delights. Dress code is (optional) Scottish wear.  Doors open at 6pm, and show starts at 7 pm. This event is a benefit dinner for Historic Rural Hill and your support is appreciated. Purchasing a reservation covers the cost of one meal and a complimentary Scotch. A cash bar will be on site to provide scotch, beer, and wine for the dinner.