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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events: February 15 – February 25

Don’t miss a tour of four unique breweries in Lake Norman and Concord Friday, complete with lunch and a chance to win door prizes. And be sure to make reservations for next Thursday’s Newsmakers Breakfast, with the mayors of Cornelius, Huntersville and Davidson. Ask whatever you want, they’re cool. $12 includes a country breakfast at The Peninsula Club.
Thursday, Feb. 15
Diary of Anne Frank
Davidson Community Players presents the story of a Jewish family in hiding during the Holocaust. Feb. 15-March 4 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Girls Read Book Club
Girls in grades 3-5 invited for a discussion of “Fortunately, the Milk” by Neil Gaiman. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Community Celebration
The Ada Jenkins Center celebrates 20 years of promoting education and equal opportunity for all citizens. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson.
Romare Bearden Exhibit
As part of our Black History Month celebration, Cornelius will exhibit seven amazing works by the late Romare Bearden, on loan from the Jerald Melberg Gallery of Charlotte. Feb. 12-28 at Cornelius Town Hall.
Friday, Feb. 16
Focus Friday
This month’s topic is transportation improvements with the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization. 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
Parents’ Night Out
Kids ages 7-12 will enjoy an evening of crafts, games, pizza and a movie. Pre-registration required. 6-9 p.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Davidson Community Players’ Connie Company is holding open auditions for the spring youth musical, “Peter Pan, Jr.” Feb. 16-17 at the Actor’s Lab in Cornelius.
Art Exhibit
Through large-scale watercolor paintings and sculpture, Jen Ray’s “Surrounded by Wolves” explores female rebellion and the shifting nature of a woman’s identity. Open through March 3 at the Van Every Gallery at Davidson College.
Home Grown Exhibition
Annual local art showcase featuring a variety of works by more than 125 artists from Cornelius and surrounding areas. Open through March 30 at the Cornelius Arts Center Gallery.
Moms Vendor Night Out
Raffles, vendor baskets and vendors A-Z for adults & kids. 6:30-8:30 pm. Davidson Playhouse 228A Caldwell Lane, Davidson.
Saturday, Feb. 17
Living History Event
Demonstrations presented by WWII re-enactors portraying both Allied and Axis troops. See uniforms, gear, weapons, camp life, more. Feb. 17-18 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Brewery Tour
Tour four unique breweries in Lake Norman and Concord, enjoy lunch and a chance to win door prizes. 10:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. starting at Eleven Lakes Brewery in Cornelius.
Women’s Self Defense Class
The Cornelius Police Department and Lake Norman Martial Arts Academy will host a self-defense class for women. Free and open to Cornelius residents age 18 and up. Space limited. 2-5:30 p.m. at Lake Norman Martial Arts Academy in Cornelius.
Improv Comedy Show
Local improvisation and sketch comedy company Now Are the Foxes will perform. 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Sunday, Feb. 18
Davidson Artist Associate in Piano William Fried and Winthrop University Associate Professor of Music Tomoko Deguchi will perform Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” arranged for two pianos, as well as music by Charlotte-area composer Ron Parks. 3 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall at Davidson College.
Cooking Class
Chef Jamie Dement, author of “The Farmhouse Chef,” will demonstrate four winter recipes from her book. 4-5:30 p.m. at the Wooden Stone Gallery in Davidson.
Davidson Community Players announces open auditions for the March production of “First Date, the Musical” and the June production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Auditions will be held 7-10 p.m. Feb. 18-19 at the Actor’s Lab in Cornelius.
Monday, Feb. 19
Black History Month Celebration
Presentations by the Oneaka Dance Company and B. J. Caldwell. 10 a.m. at the Robert B. Blythe Building in Huntersville.
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.
Art Exhibition
Annual winter juried art exhibition will be open through March 1 at the Mooresville Arts Gallery.
Tuesday, Feb. 20
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.
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, Feb. 21
Homeschool Day
Science-based experience for homeschooling families includes meet-the-raptors presentation and bird beak buffet activity. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center in Huntersville.
Thursday, Feb. 22
Newsmakers Breakfast
Mayors Woody Washam of Cornelius, Rusty Knox of Davidson and John Aneralla of Huntersville will field questions from the audience. Reservations required. 7:30-9 a.m. at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.
Homeschool Day
“Waste Not, Want Not” day will help students discover how people of yesteryear used and reused everyday materials such as candle wax, fruit peels and corn husks. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Children’s Play
The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre will perform “The House at Pooh Corner.” Blankets will be collected at each performance. Feb. 22-25 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Lake Norman Covekeepers
Lenny Lampel, natural resources coordinator with Mecklenburg County, will share his knowledge about the incredible world of insects in and around Lake Norman. 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Station.
Grammy winner Dom Flemons, one of the co-founders of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, will perform on a variety of instruments. 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall at Davidson College.
Friday, Feb. 23
The Roommate
It’s “The Odd Couple” meets “Breaking Bad” in this play by Jen Silverman in which empty nester and recent divorcee Sharon begins to rethink her life after her new roommate moves in. Feb. 23-March 10 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
The Mountaintop
L. A. Theatre Works presents Katori Hall’s internationally-acclaimed play about the night before Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. 8 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.
Saturday, Feb. 24
Hike Cornelius
Rescheduled from earlier this month, this leisurely two-mile hike through the park trail system will include Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists’ insights on the natural amenities. 10 a.m. at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
Black History Month Celebration
The Town of Cornelius PARC Department and the Smithville CommUNITY Coalition invite the community for memorabilia, live performances, children’s activities and refreshments. 1-3 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
Argentinian Wine Dinner
Nationally-recognized chef and author Dan Huntley will prepare a traditional feast over hot coals. Featured wine is from Bodega Familia Schroeder. 3-6:30 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Sunday, Feb. 25
Black History Month Service
The Rev. Dr. Jesse Lee Douglas, Sr., an early leader in the Civil Rights movement who marched with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be a guest speaker during the church’s regular Sunday service. 10 a.m. at Torrence Chapel AME Zion Church in Cornelius.
Southern Flair Bridal Affair
Vendors, photo booth, snacks, door prizes. Noon-3 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Dramatic Performance
Michael Conner, grandson of John Conner, will perform his self-directed “The Foreshadowing of a People: Reflections From the Past.” The performance will follow a screening of the film “Filling in the Gaps.” 2 p.m. at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.

The Music at St. Alban’s series welcomes Virginia-based husband and wife duo violinist Matvey Lapin and pianist Katja Lapin. Duo Amabile will perform works by Schubert, Franck, Ravel and Part. 3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.

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