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Weekender Sept. 23-25: Theater, Tawba Walk, nature festival, music

Sept. 24: Tawba Walk art crawl |  Bella Love Inc. photo

Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman. Check back on Mondays for the Weekly Agenda and Thursdays for the Weekender. For events that repeat weekly, we’ve created an ONGOING category; scroll down and you’ll find it. 

Through Oct. 9

Murder on the Orient Express 

Advance Tickets: Adult – $20; Senior (65+) – $ 18; Student (under 21) – $15. Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

Sept. 23: Heroes at Last perform at Live Under the Oaks

Sept. 23

Live Under the Oaks

6-8 pm | Sept. 23. Heroes at Last. The Plaza at Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Live music 

6-9 pm | Sept. 23. Steve Brown. Lost Worlds Brewing, 19700-D One Norman Blvd., Cornelius.

Live music

7-10 pm | Sept. 23. Delta Fire Duo. Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

River Jam 

7-9 pm | Sept. 23. Golden Shoals. Whitewater Center, Charlotte.

Sept. 23: Radio Xx performs at BoatYard LKN


8 pm | Sept. 23. Radio Xx. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show. BoatYard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

Sept. 24

Tawba Walk 

2-8 pm | Sept. 24. Art crawl through the heart of Cornelius, featuring dozens of local vendors, live street performances, shopping, food and more.

Historic Cornelius guided walking tour

6 pm | Sept. 24. The starting point for this tour, which is approximately 1 mile, will be the Cornelius Veterans Monument on the east side of Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. The tour will last approximately 1 hour.

Fall nature festival

9 am – noon | Sept. 24. Woodland Discovery’s fall nature festival is a free, drop-by event for families who love nature. Activities and crafts around the pond at Woodland Discovery, 8755 Poplar Tent Rd., Concord.

Sept. 24: Will Easter & The Nomads perform at River Jam

River Jam 

7-9 pm | Sept. 24. Will Easter & The Nomads. Whitewater Center, Charlotte.


9 pm | Sept. 24. New Sensation. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of show. BoatYard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius.

Live Music

7-10 pm | Sept. 24. Karl Stolz Trio. Royal Bliss Brewing, 7532 Royal Bliss Ct., Denver.

Concerto Competition 

10 am-1 pm | Sept. 24. Davidson College students compete to perform  with the college orchestra Nov. 9. Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. Davidson College, Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall.

Sept. 25: Mooresville Cruise-In

Sept. 25

Yappy Hour 

11 am-3 pm | Sept. 25. Bring your dogs to BoatYard Lake Norman for a fun day of pups, live music, drink specials, pupsicles, pet vendors and more. Entry fee is a donation to Rescue Ranch, which will have some of its adoptable dogs on site for patrons to get to know. Dogs must be leashed at all times and be up to date on vaccines and friendly. Note, this is the only day of the year that BoatYard LKN, 18418 Statesville Road, Cornelius, will allow dogs onsite. Proceeds  benefit Rescue Ranch, a nonprofit animal welfare organization.

Mooresville Cruise In 

2-6 pm | Sept. 25. LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Rd., Mooresville.

Concerts on the Green

6-8 pm | Sept. 25. Davidson College Symphony & Jazz Ensemble. Concerts are free. Coolers and picnics OK. Food and beverage available for purchase. Village Green, downtown Davidson at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road, on the Davidson Public Library stage.


Friday and Saturdays

Pickleball Open Play 

8:30-11:30 am. Cornelius Parks & Recreation and Lake Norman Pickleball Association are now offering Pickleball Open Play at Robbins Park, 17738 West Catawba Ave. Players of all skill levels are welcome, Participants will need to bring their own paddle. This is a free, drop-in program; no registration is required.

Saturdays: Crafting

“Secret” Society of Crafters 

10 am to noon, weather permitting. Connect with crafters in the area, find the motivation to pick up that project again, and benefit from the wisdom of a passionate crafting group. Hearts On Fiber, 208 South Village Ln. Suite A, Davidson.

Saturdays: Farmers markets, cardio funk, biking

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am – noon. 120 S. Main St., Davidson, next to Town Hall between Main St. & Jackson Streets.Rain or shine. No pets please.

Huntersville Growers’ Market

8 am – noon Saturdays at Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd., Huntersville.

Cardio Funk 

9-10 am. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $10 per class, pay at the door.

Saturday Morning bike ride

8 am.  Meet in front of Spirited Cyclist Bike Shop, 610 Jetton St., Davidson, in the Harris Teeter parking lot. Distance/pace: 32 miles; moderate/tempo 16-18mph no drop. Option for longer /faster rides.

• 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.