April 17 Della Freedman will direct "Life As We Know It" at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center. The 90-minute show will play April 24-27 and May 1-4. "Life As We Know It" will feature five satirical comedies and a monologue about everyday life, written by North Carolina playwright Elaine Alexander. For tickets, visit www.warehousepac.com/life-as-we-know-it.
April 15 The Cornelius PARC and North Carolina Community Sailing and Rowing (NCCSR) are launching a new adult sailing class, designed to assist new sailors in learning the broad span of skills needed to become confident and successful on the water. NCCSR promotes a well-rounded knowledge of the sport and encourages sailors to continue this development by actively pursuing time on the water through participation in social sails and adult racing.
April 17 J.V. Washam Elementary School will hold a Beginner’s Day for the parents of new students on April 30. Check-in will start at 8 a.m. in the gymnasium, followed by an information session from 8:30-10 a.m. Administrators and staff will provide parents with an overview of the kindergarten curriculum. The school is located at 9611 Westmoreland Road. Parking is available in the bus lot.
The Charlotte Bronze Hand Bell Choir will perform at 7 pm May 17 in the Family Life Center at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Charlotte Bronze is a community ensemble under the direction of nationally acclaimed director and composer Timothy H Waugh. The group was formed in March of 2011 and consists of 20 core members ranging in age from 14 to 60. The group's primary focus includes education and performance of the art of hand bell ringing in the local community. Mt. Zion is located at 19600 Zion St. in Cornelius. A free will offering will be taken at this event to defray costs for this concert.
April 17 The Lake Norman Kiwanis Social will take place from 6-8:30 pm on Thursday, April 24, at Port City Club in Cornelius. The Kiwanis are looking for members to volunteer time and effort in service projects and fundraising. Contact Mary Kay Chandler at 704-490-0883.
Main Street Veterinary Hospital will hold an Open House 12:30-3 pm Saturday May 3 in honor of their first anniversary. Food will be catered by Fork Restaurant; there will be tours, a bounce house, face painting and pretend surgery for the kids. The event is open to the public; pets and friends are invited as well. Main Street Veterinary is located at 20306 N Main St. More info: 704-765-1115 or www.MainStreetVeterinary.com
Aquesta Bank is starting work on its first branch on the east side of Cornelius. The branch is in the former gym on the left side of the Food Lion shopping center, across the mini-roundabout from Gabi’s Coffee Shop.