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Upcoming events: April 20-30

Celebrate all things summer next Thursday at the Beach Bash at Port City Club. ​Don beach garb and enjoy food and drink specials, plus a shag ​DJ, a live auction and raffle.​ All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte.

Thursday, April 20
Girls ages 5-11 invited to discuss “Missing Monkey” by Mary Amato. 4:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Former governor Jim Martin joins longtime friend and colleague Tony Abbott for a discussion on the reconciliation of religion and science, which is the primary topic of Martin’s book, “Revelation Through Science.” 7-8:30 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
“A Man Called Ove.” Back by popular demand, this Swedish film tells the story of the quintessential angry old man next door. April 19-22 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
The North Mecklenburg Community Chorus presents “Blue Suede Shoes: The Music of Elvis and Friends.” 7:30 p.m. April 20-21 and 3 p.m. April 22 at Huntersville United Methodist Church.
Friday, April 21
School House Rock Live
Mooresville Children’s Community Theatre presents a live version of the classic animated series. April 21-23 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Artists display their work in establishments in downtown Davidson and beyond. Ride the trolley to all stops along the crawl. 6-9 p.m. in Davidson.
Meet the Piedmont Amateur Astronomers, look through telescopes, make s’mores and play games. This event is part of the North Carolina Science Festival. 7:30 p.m. at Lake Norman State Park.
Saturday, April 22
Yard sale, bake sale and book sale. Breakfast and coffee available for purchase. Proceeds go to church missions. 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at Huntersville United Methodist Church.
Earth Day Celebration and Hooked on Cornelius
Arts and crafts, fishing, nature walks, more. Kids ages 7-12 may register online for Hooked on Cornelius; the first 40 registrants receive a youth tackle box. 10 a.m.-noon at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
See baby farm animals, a newly-planted spring garden, sheep shearing, open-hearth cooking, more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Information about recycling, composting, and solar power, kids’ activities, more. All day on the Davidson Town Green.
Juried art festival features top-quality art from around the region plus live music and food. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 22 and noon-4 p.m. April 23 on the Davidson Town Green.
Branscom will share her book, “What Kyle Can Do.” A portion of sales will be donated to Kyle’s Korner. 10-11 at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Langtree Springfest
Food, live music, games, bounce houses, shopping and more. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at Langtree Lake Norman in Mooresville.
Frederick Folkerts will speak about growing up in Wuppertal, Germany during WWII. 11 a.m. at the Mooresville Public Library.
Food, games, live music and more. Noon-3 p.m. at Liberty Park in Mooresville.
Cyndy Etler’s gripping memoir, “The Dead Inside,” gives readers a glimpse into the harrowing reality of a tough-love program. 4-5 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Family-style dinner paired with the Carolinas’ best beer, wine and spirits. Proceeds benefit the Carolina Raptor Center. 7-10 p.m. at The Farmstead in Mount Pleasant.
Concert at the Corner
Food, face painting and other kids’ activities, live music by Leslie Beaver and Arms of Mercy. 5-8 p.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church ball field in Davidson.
Sunday, April 23
Join a ranger to learn about North America’s biggest rodent as we explore the park by canoe. Registration required. 10 a.m. at Lake Norman State Park.
The North Carolina Science Festival concludes with more than 100 free exhibits and activities including live animals, liquid nitrogen demos, robots and chemistry experiments. Noon-4 p.m. at UNC-Charlotte.
Congregations of First Baptist Church, Comunion de Vida and Kachin Baptist Church, which all meet at First Baptist Church, will gather for food and fellowship. 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Cornelius.
Husband and wife duo James Waldo, cellist, and Alyona Aksyonova, pianist, present a program linking the music of Bach and Brahms. 3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
The nation’s top young chamber ensembles compete for their share of $10,000 in prizes. 3 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.
The first concert of the season will be at 6 p.m. on the Davidson Town Green.
Local designer Margi Kyle will discuss color selection, lighting, window treatments, accessories and more. 2-5 p.m. at Home, Heart and Soul in Cornelius.
Monday, April 24
Dedicated volunteers will offer respite to caregivers and socialization for their loved ones through prayer, crafts, music, and shared memories. Registration required. 1-4 p.m.Mondays at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville.
Tuesday, April 25
Film and Spirituality group meets monthly. This month, we will watch and discuss “Camilla.” 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Davidson United Methodist Church.
Teens in grades 6-12 plan trips, dances, fundraisers and workshops for their peers. Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. 6:30 p.m. at Bailey Middle School in Cornelius.
Join Main Street Books and Oops! Improv Comedy Group for a rollicking, comedic evening with Chris Smith, author of “The Daily Show (The Book).” 7 p.m. at Summit Coffee in Davidson.
Wednesday, April 26
Focus on Colonial Charlotte includes interactive learning about Charlotte’s role in the American Revolution, farming, cooking, gold panning and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Captain Fantastic
Comedy film about a father raising his six kids in the Pacific Northwest. April 26-29 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Children ages 5-12 invited to participate in training sessions to practice safe bicycling skills. Free; registration required. 1-2:30 p.m. at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson.
Artist Corey Peña will portray his Indian character Raj Rocknow while playing a variety of musical instruments from India. 5-6 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Thursday, April 27
Lake Norman Covekeepers
Join the Lake Norman, Mountain Island Lake and Lake Wylie Covekeepers for a special outing and information about complex ecosystems and forestry best management practices related to water quality. 6:30 p.m. at Mountain Island Lake Educational State Forest.
Taste of the South
Fabulous food fundraiser for the Mitchell Community College Endowment for Excellence. 6-9 p.m. at LangTree Plantation in Mooresville.
Miller, Davidson College professor of creative writing and author of a memoir and a short story collection, will read selections and sign books. 7-8 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Friday, April 28
Follow enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. April 28-May 7 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Saturday, April 29
Fun race and children’s activities. Proceeds benefit the Autism Society of North Carolina. 8 a.m. at NorthCross Shopping Center in Huntersville.
Gifts, refreshments, story time, games and much more to celebrate independent book stores and our loyal customers. 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Bark in the Park
Live performances, food, contests and fun for dogs and their owners. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Stepfamily Conference
Find keys to relationship success for stepfamilies and those preparing to become blended families. Live streaming from respected experts, including Ron Deal, author of “The Smart Stepfamily.” 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Grace Covenant Church in Cornelius.
All teachers enjoy free admission with valid ID. April 29-30 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Annual bash celebrates the famed NASCAR driver’s birthday with special behind-the-scenes tours, celebrity guests, vendors and special exhibits. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Dale Earnhardt, Inc. in Mooresville.
Join a ranger at the visitor center to discover spider hunting techniques and see how good of a spider you would make. 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Lake Norman State Park.
Showcase of the region’s best bands, artists, performers, businesses, craft breweries, food trucks and much more. 2-8 p.m. at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius.
Join the Lake Norman Teen Council for a night of music, movies, food and friends all planned by teens! 7-10:30 p.m. at the Town Center Parking Garage in Huntersville.
Ada Jenkins Gala
Annual fundraising event with food, drinks, a live auction and entertainment. 6-11 p.m. at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson.
Sunday, April 30
All teachers enjoy free admission with valid ID. April 29-30 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.

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