Celebrate Black History Month this Saturday with the Cornelius PARC Department and the Smithville CommUNITY Coaltion. Guest speakers include Cornelius native Marshall Lowery, author of “If You Wanna Help the Poor, Then Don’t Be One of Them.” Davidson College archivist Jan Blodgett will discuss efforts to record stories of local African-American communities.
Thursday, Feb. 16
Kurt Naas of Widen I-77 and John Hettwer of The I-77 Business Plan will discuss the latest news about the I-77 managed lanes project. 7:30 a.m. at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville.
Free workshop will answer basic bookkeeping questions for new and prospective business owners. Pre-registration required. 6-9 p.m. at Mitchell Community College in Mooresville.
Craft for a cause as we make items to give away to the community, to improve the environment or to brighten someone’s life. Ages 12-18. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Davidson Public Library.
Friday, Feb. 17
Join us as we catch up on the new faces at Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville town halls and hear reports from the town managers. 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
Seniors, wear red and come enjoy food, fun and fellowship. 5:30-8 p.m. at the South Iredell Senior Center in Mooresville.
Breathtaking documentary about a 13-year-old girl who trains eagles in Kazakhstan. Feb. 17-19 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Saturday, Feb. 18
Children’s activities, memorabilia, performances and refreshments. Jan Blodgett and Marshall Lowery will speak. 1-3 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
Feb. 18-19 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Contests, bonfires, live music, games, more. Noon-1:30 p.m. at the Lake Norman YMCA in Cornelius.
Eat in or take out. $9 per plate. All proceeds benefit missions, including Habitat for Humanity. 11 a.m. at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Mooresville.
Experience the “Joy of Singing” as more than 200 singers from local high schools perform, joining the Davidson College choirs for a grand finale. 3 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.
Chicago Reloaded will perform at 6:30 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Sunday, Feb. 19
Music at St. Alban’s welcomes Margarita Nuller. The Russian-born pianist will perform favorites from Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin. 3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
Monday, Feb. 20
Michael Bennett will play a diverse program of music by Cook, Bach, Mendelssohn, Vierne and more. Reception follows. 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church.
African American drumming by Chris Thompson. B. J. Caldwell will present the history of Huntersville and her new book, “Pottstown.” 10 a.m. at the Robert B. Blythe Building in Huntersville.
Tuesday, Feb. 21
Gary Norris will present “Can My Business Succeed?” Free. 6-9 p.m. at Mitchell Community College in Statesville.
Join us for a discussion of “Just Mercy” by Bryan Stevenson. The club meets monthly. 7 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Big Ron Hunter will perform the dynamic sound of the Piedmont blues. 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall at Davidson College.
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Moving and quirky play exploring small-town America. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Feb. 22-26 at The Barber Theatre in Davidson.
“Race in America” is a series of discussions sponsored by St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Huntersville. Michael Thompson and ONEMECK will present “Effective Advocacy in My Community.” 6-7:30 p.m. at Ranson IB Middle School in Charlotte.
The second of this two-part series will focus on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” 7 p.m. at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Thursday, Feb. 23
Danielle Rudisill, natural resources conservationist for Lincoln County, will discuss sedimentation and erosion control practices developers should use to protect water quality. 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Department.
Davidson Community Players presents Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece about troubled former schoolteacher Blanche DuBois as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister and her husband in New Orleans. Feb. 23-March 12 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Friday, Feb. 24
Award-winning Belgian comedy film about God becoming more human. Feb. 24-26 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Saturday, Feb. 25
The Lake Norman Kiwanis will host its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser. Adults, $8; children, $5. 8 a.m.-noon at Lake Norman Charter Middle School in Huntersville.
Be part of the world’s biggest one-day swimming event and raise funds for End Polio Now. 2-5 p.m. at Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics.
The Griggs bluegrass band will perform at 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries in Lowesville.
Come to the farm for a culinary experience with chef and author Dan Huntley. Proceeds support education programs and historic preservation. 3-6 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.
Singer-songwriter Liz Longley will perform at 8 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall at Davidson College.
Sunday, Feb. 26