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Upcoming events: March 9-19

It’s time to go green at Latta Plantation’s annual Celtic Festival. Enjoy live music, historic Celtic warriors, heritage demonstrations, food and beer vendors, and much more. Activities for children include stories, dancing and visiting farm animals. The festival runs Saturday and Sunday, with a Celtic music fundraiser on Saturday night.
Thursday, March 9
Taxpayer Town Hall
The North Carolina chapter of Americans for Prosperity will discuss solutions to create small business growth, educational choice and a lower economic burden. Guest speaker Jason Saine. 7-9 p.m. at Langtree Plantation in Mooresville.
Davidson Community Players presents Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece about troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister and her husband in New Orleans. Feb. 23-March 12 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Annual non-juried show features a variety of works by 100 local artists. Now through March 24 at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Friday, March 10
Artwork by local youth from kindergarten through high school. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center.
Play: Ripcord
David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedy about adversarial roommates in a retirement home. March 10-25 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Saturday, March 11
Live music, food and beer vendors, arts and crafts vendors, heritage demonstrations, children’s activities, more. March 11-12 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
A trained counselor from the NC Department of Insurance will help people considering retirement understand their options. Register online. 10 a.m.-noon at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Irish pipe bands, Irish dancers, family fun. 3 p.m. in downtown Mooresville.
Author Visit
Liz Hilliard, author of “Be Powerful,” will discuss her unique Hilliard Studio Method exercise classes and how she found the strength to overcome challenge. 4-5 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Southern gospel groups The Griffins and The Guardians will perform at 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries in Lowesville.
Live music by Ghosts of Bannockburn, The Audiophiles and Blue Monday. Irish dancers, food trucks, lawn games, more. Noon at Galway Hooker Irish Pub in Cornelius.
Sunday, March 12
Live music, food and beer vendors, arts and crafts vendors, heritage demonstrations, children’s activities, more. March 11-12 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Monday, March 13
Organ Concert
Clara Gerdes returns to headline this year’s Bach Birthday Bash featuring guest soprano Margaret Carpenter Haigh. A reception follows the concert. 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church.
Tuesday, March 14
Education and support for cancer survivors and their families. Group meets monthly. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. in Community Rooms A and B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
Author Visit
Phillip Lewis, author of “The Barrowfields,” will discuss his writing and sign copies of his novel. 7 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Wednesday, March 15
Film Appreciation Course
View and discuss five films from acclaimed director Werner Herzog. 7 p.m. Wednesdays at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Thursday, March 16
CMS Superintendent Dr. Ann Clark will highlight the success of the system during her tenure and focus on areas of improvement. Incoming superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox will also speak. 11:45 a.m. at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville.
Girls ages 5-11 invited for a discussion of “Interstellar Cinderella” by Deborah Underwood. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Sing With the Jazz Ensemble
Winners of the annual competition will perform with the big band ensemble. 10 p.m. at the Alvarez College Union at Davidson College.
Friday, March 17
Focus Friday
This month’s focus is on education. Representatives from private, charter and other resource agencies will speak. 8:30 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
“War Room.” 8 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Join comics Ted Cunningham and Paul Harris for lots of humor and hope. Food truck items and desserts available for purchase. 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Elevation Church in Cornelius.
Saturday, March 18
5K Walk/Run
The St. Therese Knights of Columbus will host a 5K to benefit children with mental and physical disabilities. 9 a.m. at Cornelius Road Park in Mooresville. A kids’ fun run will start at 9:45 a.m.
America’s Boating Course for anyone interested in boating skills and safety. Learn nautical rules, regulations and courtesies of the sea from experienced United States Power Squadrons instructors. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Duke Energy Environmental Center in Huntersville.
Spring Food Truck Rally
Food, beer and wine, live music, bounce houses, hay rides, more. 4-8 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Daniel D. will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
An innocent man is on the run after he’s accused of murder in the French thriller “Tell No One.” Discussion follows film. 7 p.m. at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Sunday, March 19
Guitar duo Pasquale Rucco and Douglas James will perform music of the early 19th century. 3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.

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