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Weekender Nov. 10-13: Veterans Day programs, Santa Paws in the Park, concerts and more

Nov. 11: Veterans Day Celebration at Cornelius Town Hall

This calendar points you to some of the best events this weekend in Lake Norman. 

Nov. 10

Davidson College Symphony Orchestra: Concerto Competition Winners 

7:30 – 9 pm | Nov. 10. Concert features the winners of our 2022 Concerto competition. Davidson College, Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Nov. 11

The Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza

The celebration in Cornelius is at the Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza.

Veterans Day Program

11 am – noon. The Town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 hold a program at the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza and the Cornelius Town Hall lawn to honor military veterans and those currently serving in the Armed Forces. Depending on weather, the ceremony may be held inside Town Hall.


8:30 pm | Nov. 11. Unknown Artist. Tickets are $10. BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Highlighters Dance

7 – 10:30 pm | Nov. 11. Dance lesson will be at 7:10 pm. Gene Hensley, DJ. You may bring drinks and snacks. Belmont Moose Lodge, 100 Robert Russell Rd., Belmont.


Bill and the Belles perform at Davidson College on Nov 11. Photo Davidson College

Traditional Series: Bill and the Belles 

7:30 – 9 pm | Nov. 11. From Johnson City, TN, comes this trio that is part country, part string band and pure deadpan humor. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office https://www.davidson.edu/arts/arts-and-academics-ticket-office or at 704-894-2135. Davidson College, Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall.

Davidson Veterans Day

11 am | Nov. 11. The Town of Davidson hosts a ceremony to honor military veterans. The program will  take place indoors at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation Care House , featuring a keynote address from Davidson College graduate and Army Green Beret veteran D.G. Martin. The ceremony will also include the Hough JROTC and music from Sheena Geiger, Davidson College jazz musicians Patrick Brown and Sean Higgins, and the Davidson Day School band.

Nov. 12

Veterans Day Breakfast

7:30-9:30 am | Nov. 12.  Veterans and a guest are invited to a breakfast hosted by the  Exchange Club of North Mecklenburg. Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. near Veterans Monument. RSVP by calling Beth Packard  704-562-4075.

Your pup can visit with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 12. Photo Town of Cornelius

Santa Paws in the Park 

Noon-2 pm | Nov. 12. Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave. Your pup can visit with Santa, you can shop for dog gifts and more.


8:30 pm | Nov. 12. ZOSO, the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Shred-It event

9 am-noon | Nov. 12. Cornelius and Davidson police departments host this event in the Davidson K-8 bus parking lot, 635 South St.. Davidson. Remove paperclips, hanging file folders and binder clips.

Tree Planting at Fisher Farm

9 am to noon | Nov. 12. Join TreesDavidson & Davidson Lands Conservancy for a tree planting at Fisher Farm, 21215 Shearer Rd., Davidson. Advance registration required.

Veterans Day 

10 am | Nov. 12. The Town of Huntersville, American Legion Post 321 & Sons of the American Legion Post 321 will host the  7th Annual Veterans Day Parade & Ceremony. Cheer parade participants and then meet at Veterans Park, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville,  for the 11 am ceremony to honor and remember those who serve and have served.

Nov. 12-13

Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials on Nov. 12-13 will feature the United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association and Carolina Dock Dogs.

Rural Hill Sheep Dog Trials

10 am Nov. 12 – 4 pm Nov. 13 | Festival featuring the United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association, Carolina Dock Dogs and more. Tickets $9-$18. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Rd., Huntersville.

Nov. 13

Tomasz Robak performs Nov. 13 at Davidson College. Photo Davidson College

Tomasz Robak, piano: Love, Death, and Revolution 

3 – 4:30 pm | Nov. 13. Join Davidson College Artist Associate Tomasz Robak for evocative Romantic solo music by Chopin, Liszt and Brahms, connected through themes of death, love and revolution. Davidson College, Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.

Mid-November through mid-February


6-10 pm | Daily. Explore a half-mile, self-guided walking trail showcasing illuminated installations representing the Whitewater story and mission. The elements populate the entire Ridge and Canyon of the Whitewater Center and culminate with a compelling view above the forest floor on an all new suspension bridge complex. Whitewater Center,  5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte 28214.

Nov. 14 – Jan. 13

Through Our Lens: Digital Art and Photography

A small group of digital artists and photographers from North Carolina  display their love for their art. Cornelius Art Gallery, 19725 Oak St.

Through Nov. 20

29th Annual Carolina Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace 

9:30 am – 5:30 pm. | Saturdays and Sundays. Rain or shine; no pets. Free parking. Go online for details and tickets pricing. 16445 Poplar Tent Rd., Huntersville.

Through Jan. 4

International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society

Noon-4pm | Tuesday-Friday; 10am-2pm | Saturday. Forty watercolor paintings from today’s nationally known and internationally known masters will be on display in Mooresville Arts’ Center Gallery, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville. Many of the paintings will be for sale.

Through March 12

Men of Change art exhibit

Check websites for gallery schedules. | B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture  and Levine Museum of the New South to bring  Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth. The Gantt will display Storytellers, Fathering, and Imagining; Levine Museum will display Catalysts, Myth-Breakers, and Community; both museums in Charlotte will display Loving. Admission is free.

• 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.