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Weekly calendar Jan. 29-Feb. 4:

Monday, Jan. 29

Thema S. Bryant

Surviving and Thriving: A Christian Model for Trauma Recovery

7:30-9 pm | Jan 29. Pepperdine University clinical psychologist Thema S. Bryant, PhD, is here to “bring psychology to the people.” As the 2023 president of the American Psychological Association, her vision for APA expanded psychology  beyond the academy to empower marginalized communities to heal, to reach people who haven’t had access to therapy, and to mobilize the field to use its full power to address widespread trauma, grief, and oppression, including the trauma of racism. The Duke University-educated psychologist and ordained minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is a gifted orator and internationally recognized expert in trauma recovery. This event is free and open to the public. No ticket required. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room, Davidson College. 

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Lyngbya meeting

6 pm | Jan. 30. Attend an open meeting to discuss and find resources to fund eradication of Lyngbya cyanobhacteria, an algae that can detach from the lake floor and float to the surface as thick black mats rendering the water virtually unusable for water sports, as well as clogging water intake systems at McGuire Nuclear Station and Charlotte Water. The Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Dr., Cornelius.

Thursday, Feb. 1 

Traditional Series: The Burnett Sisters Band

7:30 pm | Feb. 1. The Burnett Sisters learned their craft through the Junior Appalachian Musician program, taught in small communities. Reaching adulthood, they formed their own family band that has its essential roots in Old-time music, but that borrows heavily from bluegrass and country music. Tickets: $4.64 – $20.40. Duke Family Performance Hall – Davidson College. 

Free yoga and coffee at Rescue Ranch

8 am | Feb. 1. Start with a free gentle yoga and stretch class led by Kim Shaffer of Tejas Yoga Lab of Cornelius. Then enjoy free coffee at 9 am while meeting some indoor animal ambassadors which include rabbits, guinea pig, rats, birds, lizards, snakes and more.  For information on free yoga and coffee at the ranch and to register visit rescueranch.com. Registration is not required but suggested. Rescue Ranch is at 1424 Turnersburg Hwy., Statesville.

Uptown Dueling Pianos
 7 pm  Feb. 1. Free admission. Old Armor Beer Company, 211 West Ave, Kannapolis.

Thursday, Feb. 1 – Thursday, Feb. 29

The Great Escape

10 am – 3 pm | Feb. 1-29. The Great Escape: The Underground Railway is an overwhelming visual depiction of the journey to freedom during the Antebellum era. This exhibit is free to the public along with grounds admission to Historic Rosedale (does not include entrance to the 1815 house or guided house tour.) Historic Rosedale, 3427 N. Tryon St., Charlotte.

Friday, Feb. 2

Coffee with a Cop

9-11 am | Feb. 2. Join Cornelius Police Officers at Waterbean Coffee, 19420 Jetton Rd. Unit 105, Cornelius.

Director’s Choice exhibit Opening Reception

6:30-8:30 pm | Feb. 2. Special exhibit showcasing local artists who believe in the Cain Center for the Arts mission and commitment to the community. Half of proceeds from art sold will support the continuation and expansion of Cain Center Community Impact Programs and the other 50% goes directly to exhibiting artists in the local visual arts community. Cain Center for the Arts, Cornelius.

Saturday, Feb. 3

Ghost Hunt

6:30 – 9:30pm | Feb. 3. Do you think the oldest store in North Carolina is haunted? Come find out at our authentic ghost hunt led by Charlotte Area Paranormal Society. $25 per person. Must register in advance. Hugh Torance House & Store, 8231 Gilead Rd., Huntersville.

Chi-Town Transit Authority

7 pm doors; 8 pm show | Feb. 3. Chi-Town Transit Authority is an 8-piece Chicago Tribute band based out of Atlanta, Ga. The group features a tight horn and woodwinds section and vocalists who trade off lead vocals. Chi-Town performs all the familiar and famous songs. Cain Center For The Arts, Catawba Avenue.

Jocelyn Hagen: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

7:30 pm | Feb. 3. The Charlotte Master Chorale Chamber Singers present Art and Science, a meeting at the intersection of creativity and design anchored by the North Carolina premiere of Jocelyn Hagen’s multimedia symphony,The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, which utilizes the latest in video syncing technology to bring Leonardo’s words and drawings to life.

General admission $30; students: $10 available at the door; groups of 10 or more 10% off when purchased together. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson.

Beer School

1-2:30 pm | Feb. 3. $35; 10 person minimum. Attendees will be led through a guided tasting and be giving a tour of the brewing facilities at Lost Worlds Brewing.

Sunday, Feb. 4

Storytime with a Ranger

2 – 3 pm | Feb 4. For the Year of the Bear, the program starts with making bear ears to help listen to a ranger read “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin,Jr. This program is perfect for young children. Meet in the visitor center classroom for the craft and story. Lake Norman State Park – Visitor Center, 759 State Park Rd.,Troutman.

Now – Mid-Feburary

Ice Skating – Whitewater Center

See website for schedule and cost | Ice rink has 24,000 square feet of space split into four distinct skating areas, including two ice trails and two free skate zones. Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte 28214.

Through March 29

Director’s Choice exhibit

10 am – 4 pm Tuesday-Friday | The exhibit is open and can be viewed during Cain Center for the Arts, Cornelius.

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