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Weekly calendar March 11-17: Organ at Davidson, Senior BBQ, more start the (St. Pat’s) week

Monday, March 11

Organ at Davidson

7:30 pm | March 11. Free and open to the public in-person and live streaming. Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson.

A Million Alien Gospels: Christian Theology and Life Beyond Earth

6:30 – 8:30 pm | March 11. Davidson Forum Speaker Andrew Davison is the Sturbridge Associate Professor of Theology and Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, where he is also Dean of the Chapel at Corpus Christi College. His recent books include Astrobiology and Christian Doctrine: Exploring Implications of Life in the Universe (2023), and Participation in God: A Study in Christian Doctrine and Metaphysics (2019). Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Davidson College.

Tuesday, March 12

Knit and Lit

5:30 – 7:30 pm | March 12. Join fellow yarn and textile enthusiasts to share inspiration, ideas, and stories from our experiences as knitters, crocheters, and crafters. This program is not led by an instructor; it’s a social circle for sharing, building understanding and community. Bring your own project to work on. Must register. Meets every Tuesday. North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Ln., Huntersville.

Dean Rusk Lecture: The Baby Broker Project: Inside the World’s Leading Low-Cost Surrogacy Agency

Naipanoi Lepapa

7-8 pm | March 12. Naipanoi Lepapa is an award-winning freelance investigative journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Davidson College.

Wednesday, March 13

Senior BBQ & Bingo

11 am-1 pm |  March 13. Bingo with a side of lunch that includes sliced turkey, pulled pork, coleslaw, baked brisket beans, macaroni and cheese, rolls, and drinks. For ages 55 plus. Space limited so must register in advance. $10 for Cornelius residents;  $15 others. Cain Center for the Arts, 21348 Catawba Ave.

Thursday, March 14

The Great Craftsby: Resin Bookmarks

6 – 7:30 pm | March 14. Join other adults to create resin bookmarks. Must register. North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Ln., Huntersville.

Books by the Butterfly

10 – 11 am | Thursdays. Outdoor storytime. Rosedale Nature Park, 9519 Rosewood Meadow Ln., Huntersville.

Feiyang Liu, guitar, Concert

7:30- 9 pm | March 14. Feiyang Liu ‘24, joined by Dennis Contreras on bass and Al Sergel on drums, presents a tribute to the great trios of jazz history. The group will perform classic pieces from the American Songbook, as well as compositions by Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Grant Green, and Julian Lage. Free and open to the public. Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall, Davidson College.

Friday, March 15

Socks in the Frying Pan

8 pm | March 15. Socks in the Frying Pan are a multi-award-winning trio from County Clare on the West coast of Ireland, the universal hub of Irish traditional music. Their dynamic vocal harmonies, virtuosic musical ability and their onstage wit has captivated audiences the world around. Tickets $25-$45. Cain Center for the Arts, Cornelius.

Saturday, March 16

HEARTS Irish Connections ’24

2-5 pm | March 16. Dig deeper into the historic Irish roots of Hugh Torance and those before him who settled in this region, featuring local history and traditional Irish music and dance. Tickets required due to limited seating. Hugh Torance House and Store  8229 Gilead Rd., Huntersville.

Cone With A Cop

1-2 pm | March 16. Meet Cornelius Police officers. Handel’s Ice Cream, 20545 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius.

St. Patrick’s Day Bash

8:30 pm | March 16. U2 Tribute Band – Rattle And Hum. $25 in advance; $20 at the door. BoatYard, 18418 Statesville Rd., Cornelius.

Luck of the Village Celebration

5-8 pm | March 16. Live music from The Hit Men Party Band of Charlotte; traditional bagpipe production from Loch Norman Pipe Band; Connick School of Irish dance performances; festive swag, photo opportunities and more. Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Color me Green 5K Trail Race

9 am – noon | March 16 .Whitewater Race Series. Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte 28214.

Green River Revival

9 am – 4:30 pm | March 16. Whitewater Center,  5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte 28214.

Sunday, March 17

Poisoned Dwarf Celtic Ensemble

Music at St. Albans

3-4 pm | March 17. Poisoned Dwarf Celtic Ensemble, a Williamsburg-based group, brings toe-tapping favorites to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. $20 adults; $15 senior; free for youth and students. St. Albans Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Ln., Davidson.

The Lake Norman Orchestra

6 pm | March 17. The Lake Norman Orchestra will kick off their Spring 2024 season. This free, family-friendly concert is open to the public and will include various classical and pop favorites. The performance will also feature talented soloists and the group’s string ensemble. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius.

Lake Norman Men That Cook

11 am to 12:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 2 pm | March 17. The Huntersville Happy Hour Rotary Club’s family friendly event provides samplings of tasty cuisine prepared by cooking teams who compete for prize money for their favorite charity. Ticket sales support charities that serve the communities of North Mecklenburg and South Iredell counties.Patrons use their admission ticket to vote for their favorite dish or charity in six different food categories. First, second and third place winners are selected by a panel of chefs from well-known area restaurants. Tickets are $20. Tickets for children under 10 are $10. Children under 5 are free. The Venues at Langtree, 554 Langtree Rd., Mooresville 28117.

An Afternoon of Irish Tunes

3 pm | March 17. Charlotte’s own old-time, bluegrass, and folk music stars Jon Singleton and Jon Hill will perform a concert of Irish American music. Fiddle and clawhammer banjo meet mandolin and guitar. There will be plentiful songs and brisk, bonny dance tunes that will set your feet tapping. Admission is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135. Tyler-Tallman Hall – Davidson College.

St. Patrick’s Day

7 pm |. March 17.Classically Rocking’ performs music from the 70s to today. Harp and Crown LKN, 19932 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Registration open for Mayors Fitness Challenge

The 2024 Mayors Fitness Challenge will take place for six weeks from April 7 – May 19. The goal is for residues of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville to have the most active minutes collectively each week. At the end of the six weeks, the town with the highest average total of active minutes will be awarded the Fittest Community trophy. 

Through March 29

Home Grown Junior!

Hours vary | March 29. Home Grown is an annual mixed media exhibit celebrating our artistic community. Artists of all levels are invited to submit 2D and 3D work. This is a non-juried exhibit that allows our community of artists to explore their creativity.

For the first time, the Cain Center for the Arts  has added an exhibit for artists from the ages of 10-16 .

This exhibit is  open at the Cornelius Arts Center Gallery, and available to view by the public on 10 am – 4 pm Mondays -Tuesdays and 10 am-1 pm Wednesdays.

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