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Weekly Planner Feb. 7 – 13: Black History Month, Valentine’s events along with music and more

Feb. 8: Hiplet Ballerinas at Davidson College / Photo @jm_photography23

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:

Feb. 7

Black History Month Celebration

2 pm. History Presentation by Community Leaders Bee Jay Caldwell & Varona Wynn. The program is free to attend. Attendees should  pre-register by phone at 980-314-1127. All ages are welcome to join. Masks will be required indoors. David B. Waymer Recreation Center, 14008 Holbrooks Rd., Huntersville.  For information, contact the Waymer Center at 980-314-1127or email TRInfo@MeckNC.gov or Huntersville Parks & Recreation Downtown Events Coordinator Lindsay Small at LSmall@huntersville.org.

Feb. 7, 8 and 10

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.

Feb. 8

History Forum: Kendrick K. Kelley Presentations 

7-9 pm. Ella Nagy-Benson, Cecelia Miller and Sophie Danish will share findings from their thesis research. This is a hybrid event. Attend in-person  or via Zoom. Watson Life Sciences Building Classroom-157 Green, Davidson College. 

Artist Series: Hiplet Ballerinas

7:30 PM – 9:30 pm. The Chicago based Hiplet Ballerinas is an innovative dance troupe that infuses classical pointe with African, Latin, hip-hop, and urban dance styles that are rooted in communities of color. The company was specifically designed to make ballet accessible for all, incorporating classical techniques with popular songs and mixing in rhythms like African drumming and beat boxing. Tickets are free for Davidson Students, $17 for Davidson Faculty, staff, seniors, and military; $22 for the general public, and $12 for non-Davidson students. Tickets can be purchased at the Union Ticket Office. Proof of COVID vaccination is required to attend.

Lake Norman Teen Council

Open to all teens in our area, the LKN Teen Council meets virtually on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 9

Reading/Visiting McGee Professor Jennine Capó Crucet 

7-8 pm. Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of the novel “Make Your Home Among Strangers” (New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice book, 2016 International Latino Book Award). Open to the public. No ticket required. Also available via livestream.  Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room, Davidson College. All visitors must comply with the college’s current safety protocol.

Feb. 10: Galentine’s Day at Birkdale Village

Feb. 10

Galentine’s Day at Birkdale Village

5-8 pm. Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Reframing Equity in STEM Education with Historically Minoritized Communities: Seeding rightful presence

Noon – 1 pm. Dr. Edna Tan introduces Rightful Presence as a model for reframing STEM equity efforts. Watch this SABER webinar together in the Wall Academic Center Hamilton W. McKay Atrium Wall, Davidson College. Register by Feb. 8 for a box lunch or watch via Zoom.  

Pulitzer Center Speaker 

4:30 PM – 5:30 pm. Pulitzer Center Grantee Carly Berlin will share insight from her reporting project on how Louisiana residents navigated hurricane recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Knobloch Campus Center Alvarez- Smith 900 Room, Davidson College. 

Duplicate Bridge 

Registration at noon; game starts 12:30 pm. Lake Norman Bridge Center at Cornelius Town Hall. Info: Ella Rice 980-254-1884 or Vicki Cornwell 201-747-2433.

Feb. 10-13: Mid Atlantic Boat Show

Feb. 10-13, 2022

Mid Atlantic Boat Show

9 pm Thursday and Friday; 10 am to 9 pm Saturday; 10 am to 5 pm Sunday. Charlotte Convention Center, 501 S. College St. Admission is $10 for adults; $9 for seniors 60 and older and military; $5 for ages 6-12; and free for children 5 and younger.

Feb. 11


8:30 pm. Thomas Road Band. Buy tickets in advance for $10. BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd.

Marquia Humphries ’22 Exhibition Presentation and Reception 

4-6 pm. opening reception with Marquia Humphries ’22. Artist’s talk will be presented in-person and via Zoom. To attend by Zoom please RSVP.   A reception will follow the presentation. Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall, Davidson College.

Feb. 12: Heart Party at Cornelius Arts Center

Feb. 12

Heart Party

10 am – noon. Make valentines by hand during this free event for all ages at the Cornelius Arts Center. Activities include fun arts and  crafts projects and refreshments.

Feb. 12

Pop-Up Shops at Eleven Lakes 

Noon-5 pm.Local entrepreneurs and local artisans. Eleven Lakes Brewing, 10228 Bailey Rd. Suite 201.

Dog park opening

10am. Ribbon cutting and grand opening of Rosedale Nature & Dog Park, 9519 Rosewood Meadow Ln., Huntersville.

Parents Night Out

6- 9 pm. Drop your kids  ages 7-12 off at the Cornelius Arts Center for Parents’ Night Out and plan a romantic early Valentine’s date. $25 for Cornelius residents and $30 for others. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Cardio Funk 

9-10 am. Saturdays. This high-energy class takes place at Bailey Road Recreation Center. $5/class or $40 for a 10-class pass. pay at the door.

Feb. 12: Elton Live at BoatYard Lake Norman


9 pm. Elton Live. Buy general admission tickets in advance for $15. BoatYard Lake Norman, 18418 Statesville Rd.

Admission Intensive: Essay Writing Workshop 

1 – 1:45 pm. Virtual workshop intended for high school juniors. Learn the who, what, and why of college admission essays along with tips for putting your best foot forward in writing. Register for this workshop.

Admission Intensive: Student Experience Panel Discussion 

2:30 – 3:15 pm. Virtual workshop intended for high school juniors. Join this question and answer session with current Davidson students to learn more about their college search and transition experience. Register for this workshop.

Delfeayo Marsalis with the Jazz Ensemble 

7:30 – 9 pm. The Jazz Ensemble is excited and grateful to welcome back trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, the unofficial Dean of contemporary New Orleans jazz. Knobloch Campus Center DFPH-Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College.

Feb. 13 

Open Gym Senior Pickleball 

1-3 pm Sundays at JV Washam Recreation Center.

Through March 26

Home Grown

Visit the exhibit during Cornelius Arts Center gallery regular business hours, 10 am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Admission is free. 

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