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Weekender April 18-22: All things Scottish at Rural Hill, pups, plants and more

Thursday, April 18

Public meeting on the Red Line commuter rail

6 – 8 pm | April 18. This proposed project would bring rapid-transit rail connections from northern Mecklenburg County and southern Iredell County to Uptown Charlotte via 10 stations in five municipalities. At the meetings, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the project, speak with members of the project team and provide feedback. You can drop in any time. North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Ln., Huntersville.

Davidson College Choirs: Rossini’s Stabat Mater

7:30 pm | April 18. Rarely performed and agonizingly sublime, this concert features Rossini’s liturgical setting of the anguish of Mary. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

Friday, April 19

Lincoln Landmarks Presents, ‘Mr. Jenrette’s Incredible Houses’

6:30 – 8:30 pm | April 19. Speaker is Kevin Cherry, VP and director of outreach and education, Classical American Homes Preservation Trust. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Tickets at www.LincolnLandmarks.com. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 315 E. Cedar St., Lincolnton.

Saturday, April 20

Rally for Action

10 am – noon | April 20. Whether you feel passionate or indifferent about this year’s elections, come, be inspired and encouraged, and be empowered to participate in ways that are meaningful to you that ensure your voice, along with all of our votes, count. Guest speakers for this Unity in Community large group group meeting are the Rev. Lisa Garcia-Sampson, the executive director of UU Justice NC, and Jennifer Roberts, NC co-leader for the Carter Center’s Strengthening Democracy Project. They are eager to share how their organizers are for fired up social justice. Davidson United Methodist Church, Chapel, 302 S. Main St., Davidson.

Spring Open Doors Tour

10 am – 5 pm | April 20. A tour of four iconic Lincoln County historic properties. Hear stories of the people who built them. Tickets $22 at the door. Tour details, directions and tickets here. 

Stunt Dog Experience

2 pm and 6 pm | April 20. Some of the most incredible dog stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. Tickets $25-40. Cain Center for the Arts, Cornelius.

Pups & Prints

2-6pm | April 20. Fourth annual Pet Food Drive, dog adoptions, raffle prizes and beer to support North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue. Lost Worlds Brewing, Cornelius.

SpringFest Craft Vendor Market

11 am-6 pm | April 20. Over 80 local craft vendors setup along with the CBC Kitchen and food trucks. Cabarrus Brewing Company, 325 McGill Ave. NW, Concord.

Saturday, April 20- Sunday, April 21

The Loch Norman Highland Games and Scottish Festival

Tickets are on sale now; $30-$3,000. This is a traditional Scottish festival that takes place annually at Historic Rural Hill, Huntersville. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the event. Visitors can enjoy traditional Scottish music and dance performances, as well as athletic competitions such as caber tossing, hammer throwing, and tug-of-war. Rural Hill, Huntersville.

• Send your event information to corneliustoday@gmail.com. Deadline is the 15th of the month for the print calendar; one week in advance for online/newsletter calendars.