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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events: April 12 – April 22

Come out to the Big Day at the Lake Beach Bash fundraiser at The Peninsula Yacht Club next Thursday to enjoy beach-themed music, food and drinks plus a raffle and silent auction. It’s all for a good cause: Big Brothers Big Sisters. As for this weekend, stroll Old Town Cornelius at Saturday’s ‘Tawba Walk Festival featuring more than 100 local art and craft displays, live music, games and food trucks.
Thursday, April 12
NCDOT Public Meeting
The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings regarding the proposed projects to widen U.S. 21 in Cornelius and Huntersville.4-7 p.m. April 12 at Cornelius Town Hall and 4-7 p.m. April 19 at Huntersville Town Hall.
North Meck Alliance Group
Officials from Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson discuss regionalism, communication among lake towns and transportation projects. Open to the public. 5:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
Cocktails and Connections
Network with members of the National Association of Women Business Owners as we enjoy wine and appetizers. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Shoppes at Home, Heart and Soul in Cornelius.
Osprey Program
Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists President Billy Wilson and scientist Gene Vaughan will discuss the LNWC’s osprey nest camera feed and osprey activity at Lake Norman. 7 p.m. at the Mooresville Public Library.
Friday, April 13
Science Night
Fun STEM-related family activities on topics such as art, genetics, botany, physics, engineering, chemistry, food science and more. The event is part of the annual N.C. Science Festival. 5-8 p.m. at
Cox Mill High School in Concord.
Food Truck Jam
Sample offerings from the Baltimore Crab Cake Company, Milagro’s Latin Cuisine, Eleven Lakes Brewing and more. Rusty Knox will perform at 6 p.m. 5-10 p.m. at the Beaver Dam in Davidson.
Saturday, April 14
Davidson Farmers Market
Local produce and more. See website for parking and market policies. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays beside Davidson Town Hall.
Gaga Ball Tournament
Top three finishers in each age division will receive a medal. Ages 7-14. Registration open until spaces are filled. 8:45 a.m. at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
‘Tawba Walk Festival
More than 100 local artists and craftsmen, food trucks, two stages with live music, kids’ zone, local craft breweries, sidewalk shop specials, more. 2-8 p.m. in Old Town Cornelius.
NC Science Festival Event
Learn about the water cycle through books, hands-on activities and experiments. Registration required. 2-3 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Book Release Party
Graham Bullock, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Political Science at Davidson College, will introduce his new book, “Green Grades,” and present on the decoding and assessing of environmental labels. 4-5 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Tavern Night at Latta
The Ezekiel Alexander cabin will be converted into a tavern for a night of beer, good food, games and live music. 5:30-8 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Davidson Film Club
Eat Drink Man Woman” explores the relationships within a Taipei family. 7-9:30 p.m. at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Festival of Food Trucks
Enjoy local fare, hear live music and stroll Main Street. 5-8:30 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.
Gala Fundraiser
Novant Health presents the Ada Jenkins Center 12th annual signature fundraising event, “An Evening at the Races.” 6-10 p.m. at Sweet Magnolia Estate in Cornelius.
Historic Cornelius Guided Walking Tour
Join Cornelius Historic Preservation Committee members for a one-mile tour to learn about how the town was incorporated, the Gem Yarn Mill, the history of Cornelius Elementary and other sites of interest. 6
p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
Sunday, April 15
Youth Baseball Event
MLB Pitch, Hit and Run encourages youth participation and emphasizes the fun element of baseball and softball competition. The individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around
champion in each age group, will advance to next level of competition. Ages 7-14. 2 p.m. at McEver Field 2 in
Music at St. Alban’s presents Bodega Bay Baroque.
Reception follows concert. 3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
The Lake Norman Orchestra
The Lake Norman Orchestra will perform at 3 p.m. at Broad Street United Methodist Church in Mooresville.
Monday, April 16
Bridge Games
Learn bridge or develop playing, bidding and defense skills. Open, stratified games are held 12:30-4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays at Cornelius Town Hall.
Monday Night Jam
A bass and percussion section will be ready to accompany your music. 7:30-10 p.m. at Old Town Public House in Cornelius.
Tuesday, April 17
Car Seat Checking Station
Certified technicians will inspect your car seat, free of charge. 3-6 p.m. at the Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue Station 1.
Wednesday, April 18
Kids’ Bike Clinic
Local experts will educate young riders on bicycle safety and skills. 1-2:30 p.m. at the Ada Jenkins Basketball Court in Davidson.
Stress Reduction Education
Learn hands-on techniques that you can take home to implement your own program of self-care for stress relief. 1-3 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Thursday, April 19
Women’s Conference
The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce Diversity Council will host the sixth annual Lake Norman women’s conference. The theme is “Truth, Courage and Empowerment: Don’t Be Silent.” 10 a.m.-4
p.m. at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.
Beach Bash
Big Day at the Lake 2018 launches with Beach Bash. Enjoy music, refreshments, a raffle and a live auction. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas. 6 p.m. at The Peninsula Yacht Club in Cornelius.
NCDOT Public Meeting
The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed projects to widen U.S. 21 in Cornelius and Huntersville. 4-7 p.m. at Huntersville Town Hall.
Concert and Reading
Radney Foster will perform music and a reading from his newest creative endeavor, “For You to See the Stars.” 7-8 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Friday, April 20
Loch Norman Highland Games
Highland dancing, bagpipe bands, highland athletics, kids’ zone, merchants, re-enactments, whiskey tastings, much more. April 20-22 at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Peter Pan Jr.
The Davidson Community Players present the beloved tale of Neverland featuring Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, the Darling children, Captain Hook, and an engaging musical score. April 20-29 at Armour Street
Theatre in Davidson.
Gallery Crawl
Artists will display their work in Davidson’s establishments from Main Street to Circles @ 30. Visitors can ride a trolley to all stops for art, refreshments, music and more. 6-9 p.m. in Davidson.
Saturday, April 21
Earth Day Celebration
Cornelius PARC Department’s annual celebration offers free “green” activities for all ages, including crafts, tree planting demonstrations, nature walks, scavenger hunt, and the Hooked on Cornelius fishing event for kids. 10 a.m.-noon at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
Art on the Green
Juried art festival features regional artists, live music, food and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21 and noon-4 p.m. April 22 on the Davidson Town Green.
Talon to Table
“Farm chic” gala event celebrates locally-sourced food and drink. Proceeds benefit the Carolina Raptor Center. 6-10 p.m. at Sweet Magnolia Estate in Huntersville.
Shiloh Hill Concert
Experience beautiful songwriting with harmonizing vocals, guitars, mandolin, banjo and percussion. 8-11 p.m. at Primal Brewery in Huntersville.
Sunday, April 22
Art on the Green
Juried art festival features regional artists, live music, food and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 21 and noon-4 p.m. April 22 on the Davidson Town Green.
Chamber Musicians Competition

WDAV Classical Public Radio’s Young Chamber Musicians Competition welcomes four of the nation’s most talented ensembles, who will compete for cash prizes, a studio recording session and a paid performance during the 2018-19 Davidson College Concert Series. 3 p.m. at Davidson College.

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