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Weekly agenda April 4-10: Family events, concerts and more

April 9-10: Loch Norman Highland Games / Photo by Jason Benavides

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 4

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 4, 5 and 7

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 5

Duck & Bunny Park Hops 

10-11 am  at North Meck Park. Do a craft and grab a photo.  Hosted by the Huntersville Parks & Recreation.

April 5: Adult Open Gym Basketba

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.

Huntersville Growers’ Market 

9 am – 1 pm Tuesdays at the Novant Hospital parking lot, 10003 Gilead Road.

April 6

Duck & Bunny Park Hops

6-7 pm at Waymer Park. Do a craft and grab a photo. Hosted by the Huntersville Parks & Recreation.

Wednesday Lent service

7 pm with the Holden Evening Prayer liturgy. In-person and livestreamed. Community in Christ Lutheran Church, 7621 Norman Island Dr.

Spring Fun Family Event

4:30- 6:30 pm. Easter egg hunt for preschool to early elementary students, and a scavenger hunt for upper elementary to middle school students. There will also be sensory stations for toddlers. Rollo’s food truck will be onsite. Lake Norman YMCA,  21300 Davidson St, Cornelius.

NoteWorthy LIVE at Charlotte SHOUT! 

7:30 – 9:30 pm. NoteWorthy makes its Charlotte SHOUT! debut with a stacked lineup featuring Quisol, Karen Poole, Arsena Schroeder, Harvey Cummings II, and DJ Fannie Mae collaborating with some of the area’s finest classical musicians to present their original music, works by Black Violin, and Timothy K. Adams’ “Ode To Breonna.” Victoria Yards, 408 N. Tryon St, Charlotte.

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Dean Visit

7-8 pm. David Grier, MD, associate professor, Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Interim Assistant Dean of Admissions, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine will present “A Tale of Two Med Schools.” Grier will also share information on admissions to the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Watson Life Sciences Building Classroom-109 Red, Davidson College.  

April 6-10

Theatre Department Presents “The Addams Family” 

2-3:30 pm. The Addams Family, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story and it’s every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family—a man her parents have never met. Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College. Performance schedule and tickets here. 

April 5, 6 and 7: Duck & Bunny Park Hops

April 7

Duck & Bunny Park Hops

10-11 am at Holbrook Park. Do a craft and grab a photo. Hosted by the Huntersville Parks & Recreation.

“Perspectives from a Public Health Entrepreneur: Utilizing Data to Make a Difference”

7-8 pm. Lecture by Sonal Pathak. Wall Academic Center Hamilton W. McKay Atrium, Davidson College.

Reading By Lan Samantha Chang

7:30 PM – 8:30 pm. Lan Samantha Chang’s new novel, “The Family Chao,” was published by W. W. Norton in February.  Chang is the director of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. This event is free and open to the public. No ticket required. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room, 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 9

Easter Egg Hunt 

11 am. Children and families will gather on Mt. Zion United Methodist Church’s front lawn.There will be bouncy slides, baby animals, hot dog lunch, and lots of eggs. 19600  Zion Ave., Cornelius

April 9 Hop into Spring at Robbins Park West

Hop Into Spring 

2-4 pm. Free event designed for ages 3-12 and their families. Kids can enjoy music, crafts, visits with Peter Cottontail, and an Easter Egg scramble. Concessions and drinks will be available for purchase. Robbins Park West Catawba Avenue.

Community Shred Event

9 am – noon. the Cornelius Police Department will host a Community Document Shredding Event in the student parking lot of William A. Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Road.  The event may end prior to noon due to truck capacity, equipment failure, bad weather or any other unforeseen event. There is a 4-box maximum per resident or business.


3- 4:30 pm. Pianist Leo Tamburro as he performs his senior recital. 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.

April 9: Jazz Concert Series featuring Holly Hopkins

Jazz Concert Series

5-8 pm. Holly Hopkins,  jazz/blues. Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell, 201 Huntersville-Concord Rd. Huntersville.

Davidson Farmers Market

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

Rescue Ranch hosts a Spring Fling

10 am to 3 pm. Registration is open for the egg hunt and activities, at Rescue Ranch, 1424 Turnersburg Hwy., Statesville. Age and ability specific egg hunts will begin at 10:30 am and run through 2:15 pm. An EC egg hunt will be at 12:30 pm using visual cards and egg cartons to fill to help participants focus and not feel overwhelmed. All egg hunt participants must be registered and paid prior to the day of the event.  Register here. dmission is $5 per person with children 1 and younger  free.

April 9: Whitewater Triathlon

Whitewater Triathlon 

6 am-noon. Take on a 1K open water swim in the Catawba River, a 23K mountain bike leg and a 6.5K trail run through the Whitewater Center’s trail system. Sprint distance is available with a 400m open water swim in the Catawba River, 12K mountain bike leg, and a 3K trail run. Register early for discount. Whitewater Center.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny & Duck

Hop on over to Veterans Park for breakfast. Registration required as space is limited to only 30 tables per time slot (9 am, 10 am and 11 am). Your $20 reservation serves as your table holder for 45 minutes as well as a $20 off coupon to the TruGrits Food Truck breakfast while you wait for your Bunny & Duck photo.

April 9-10: Whiskey Tastings at Rural Hill

April 9-10

Loch Norman Highland Games/Whisky Tastings

If you need a break from the hammer throw, Rural Hill is offering you a chance to quench your thirst with 5 different pours. Whisky tastings happen in the Rural Hill Cultural Center. Must buy tickets to the Loch Norman Highland Games  to enter. Whisky tasting tickets are limited and may sell out before the Games.

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