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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events: March 15 – March 25

The Celtic Festival at Historic Latta Plantation is a two-day celebration of Celtic culture just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy heritage demonstrations, Celtic warriors, food, arts and crafts vendors, story times, dancing and, of course, music. Performers include the Thistledown Tinkers, Stirling Bridge, Celtic Echoes, Air and Tide, and a special Sunday performance by master fiddler Jamie Laval. And don’t miss the Newsmakers Breakfast March 21 on Affordable Housing, organized by Cornelius Today and Business Today.
Thursday, March 15
Play Development Workshop
Award-winning playwright Matt Webster will lead a workshop for youth ages 12-18. Students will have opportunities to develop scripts as actors, writers and directors and produce a performance on May 10. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the DCP Actor’s Lab in Cornelius.
Fame: The Musical
The Hough High School theatre department and orchestra present the story of fame-obsessed Carmen, shy actress Serena and other students at the High School of Performing Arts. March 15-17 at Hough High School in Cornelius.
Peter Pan, The Musical
March 8-17 at Lake Norman High School in Mooresville.
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.
Friday, March 16
Focus Friday
This month’s topic is the upcoming Mecklenburg County property tax revaluation. 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
Arbor Day Celebration
11 a.m. at Roosevelt Wilson Park in Davidson.
Saturday, March 17
Pine Needle Sale
The church youth group will have its annual pine needle fundraiser. Proceeds support youth summer camp. $4.75 per bale on-site; $5.50 delivered. Call church office for advance orders. 8 a.m.-noon at First Baptist Church of Cornelius.
Latta Celtic Festival
Live music, food and beer vendors, arts and crafts, historic Celtic warriors and heritage demonstrations. March 17-18 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Smithville Clean-Up
Annual community clean-up event is organized in part by the Smithville Community Coalition and the Town of Cornelius. Volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at Smithville Park in Cornelius.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Experience authentic Irish food and drinks, dancers, bagpipers, games, live music and more in a pub that was originally located in Ireland. 8 a.m. March 17-2 a.m. March 18 at Galway Hooker Irish Pub in Cornelius.
Resume Writing Workshop
High school students will get helpful tips on how to craft an eye-catching resume that sets them apart from other candidates. 2-3 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Mac and Cheese Cook-off
Tickets include tastings from 15 contestants, drinks and desserts. 6-9:30 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.
Music on Main
Elvis impersonator Stephen Freeman presents “A Tribute to Elvis.” 7 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
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, March 18
Music at St. Alban’s presents Asheville-based Melodica and keyboard ensemble One Road Over. 3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
Spring Vibes Event
Style Perfect Events hosts a festive soiree with live music, finger food and delightful decor. 2-4 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Diggin’ the Roots
Hear the music of early America before the recording era. 6-10 p.m. at Old Town Public House in Cornelius.
Monday, March 19
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, March 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.
History Lecture
Richard Talbert will present “Roman Portable Sundials: The Empire in Your Hand.” 7:30 p.m. at the Alvarez College Union at Davidson College.
Wednesday, March 21
Newsmakers Breakfast
Affordable housing will be the topic of a discussion with panelists Chris Ahearn of Habitat for Humanity, Jim Burbank of Saussy Burbank, John Quinn of the Smithville Community Coalition and Town of Cornelius Assistant Town Manager Andrew Grant. 7:15-9 a.m. at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.
Bike Safety Event
Educational program will cover the responsibilities of bicyclists and pedestrians in hope of creating a safer environment for all who travel the roadways. 7-8:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
Neil Simon’s farce about confusion and miscommunication among four couples. March 21-25 at Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.
Thursday, March 22
Connecting Cornelius
Informal networking, brief presentations from elected officials and question-and-answer sessions. 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
First Date
Google background checks, awkward pauses and bailouts punctuate this unforgettable first encounter between two romantics who just might be perfect for each other–or not. Presented by the Davidson Community Players. March 22-April 1 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Lake Norman Covekeepers
Master Gardener Cynthia Jones will discuss native plants, their importance in our ecosystem, and how to use them in landscaping. Native plants will be awarded as door prizes. 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Department in Stanley.
Friday, March 23
Easter Event
Bring your preschoolers for a morning with the Easter Bunny. Enjoy crafts, snacks and photos. 10 a.m.-noon at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Saturday, March 24
Car Show
All makes, models and years welcome at the third annual Top Deck Car and Truck Show. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Town Center Parking Garage in Huntersville.
Easter Egg Hunt
Games, crafts, bounce houses and lunch. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius.
Pottery and Antiques Festival
More than 100 potters and vendors from across the southeast will exhibit and sell their unique artistry and craftsmanship, including historical pottery, textiles, folk art, baskets and furniture. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.
Easter Eggstravaganza
Live bunnies, DJ, prizes, food, crafts, Easter egg hunt, free photos with the Easter Bunny. A portion of ice cream sales will go to the Hope for Hair Foundation. Donations will be collected for cancer patients’ Easter baskets. Noon-2 p.m. March 24-25 at Bruster’s in Cornelius.
Hop Into Spring
Bring your Easter baskets for egg-themed activities, candy, balloon twisters, photos with the Easter Bunny, music and more. 2-4 p.m. at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
Community Blood Drive
The Huntersville Fire Department, Huntersville Police Department and Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office square off in the annual “Battle of the Badges” to collect the most donations for the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas plus a $1,000 donation to the charity of their choice. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Sunday, March 25
Adult Chocolate Seder

Steve Kerbel will lead a Seder program with chocolate liqueurs, fruit dipped in chocolate and other chocolate treats. Kerbel will also discuss unique ways to enliven our own Seders. 2-4 p.m. at Congregation Emanuel in Statesville.

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