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Weekly Agenda April 25- May 1: A whole lot of jazz, BrightFire Music & Arts Festival, Earth Jam and more

April 29-May 1: Tuck Fest at the National Whitewater Center

April 25. Trying to figure out what to do? This calendar, published weekly on Mondays, can point you to some of the best options in Lake Norman.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up:

April  25

Cardio Funk

6:30-7:30 pm Mondays. Drop in for this high-energy class at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $10 per class, pay at the door.

April 25, 26 and 28

Open Track Nights on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

6-8 pm. James Hoyt Wilhelm Park’s 1/4-mile walking track will be lighted on Mondays and Bailey Road Park’s regulation track will be lighted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Both open to the public.

April 26

Music for Good

Advance tickets required for this Ada Jenkins fundraiser at BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd. Gump Fiction will rock  to the ’90s  from dance hits to grunge rock to indie favorites. The night will include: ’90s trivia contest,  ’90s dress-up contest, ‘90s-themed cocktails, food and raffle prizes. Tickets, $100.

April 26: Adult Open Gym Basketball

Adult Open Gym Basketball 

6:30 to 9 p.m. Adults may drop in on Tuesdays for basketball at Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11536 Bailey Road, inside Bailey Middle School.  Ages 18 and older. Free.

The Nellie Ashford Project: Reckoning with Ties to Slavery at Davidson

7-8 pm.  Attend to hear the story of a family reckoning with familial ties to slavery at Davidson. You can attend in-person or virtually after registration. Click here  to register. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room, Davidson College. Ebony Hill is a direct descendant of “Robert,” a brother of two individuals enslaved by members of the Davidson family. Grace Woodward is a direct descendant of Major John Davidson, a member of the Davidson family. They detail the story.

April 27

Lovell Bradford, jazz piano concert

7:30 – 9 pm. Lovell Bradford, adjunct instructor of jazz piano, performs jazz tunes and improvisation. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135.

April 28

Davidson College Jazz Combos

7:30 – 9 pm. Davidson College Jazz Combos’  spring concert featuring student improvised solos and a  variety of music. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, call the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

Join the Lake Norman Bridge Center 

12:30-4pm Thursdays at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., if you have an interest in learning the game of bridge or want to develop your playing, bidding, and defense skills. All ages and skill levels are welcome. $5 per day, pay at the door.

April 29: Roaring 2020’s Casino Night

April 29

Roaring 2020’s Casino Night

7-11pm. Benefits Lake Norman Humane. Professionally operated casino tables, where the croupiers and dealers will welcome beginners and seasoned gamblers alike. Guests will enjoy prohibition-era music, food, cocktails, prizes and a silent auction. Tickets are $100 per person. Statesville Country Club, 635 Deauville Road, Statesville.

April 29-May 1

Tuck Fest

8 am Friday – 5 pm Sunday. A celebration of the outdoor lifestyle. Whitewater Center.

April 30

Earth Jam 2022

4:30 to 7:30 pm at Robbins Park, 17738 W. Catawba Ave. Eco-friendly event features live music, local beer and wine vendors, food trucks, environmentally-focused vendors, activities, and more. Admission and parking are free.

4:30-5:45 pm – The Hwy.

6-7:30 pm – Jim Avett 

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the festivities; no pets, no smoking, no e-cigs or vaping, no open flames, and no glass containers are allowed. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists.

April 30: Davidson Farmers Market

Davidson Farmers Market

9 am- noon. 120 S. Main St., Davidson. Rain or shine, No pets please.

Verna Miller Case Research & Creative Works Symposium

9 am – 4:30 pm. Outdoor Campus Richardson Plaza – Sculpture Garden. Davidson College’s annual celebration of student research, community projects and creative work. Over 700 students participating. Free live music and food trucks. Held on Richardson plaza and surrounding buildings. Open to the public. Details and schedule will be posted to the Verna Miller Case Symposium website.

Jazz Concert Series 

5-8 pm.  Arsena Schroder Unplugged & Live, soul/R&B/jazz.Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd. Huntersville.

April 30: Anne Harris is one of the performers at BrightFire Music & Arts Festival / Kathy Rankin photo

2022 BrightFire Music & Arts Festival

4-10 pm. Celebrate Beltane at Rural Hill.Tickets here; $20 through April 15, then $25, $30 day of.   Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville.

May 1

Polish Art Songs

3 – 4:30 pm. Davidson voice students present rarely performed, beautiful vocal music from Poland. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office 704-894-2135. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

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