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Upcoming events: Feb. 23-Mar. 5

Mardi Gras is upon us, so fill up on flapjacks before Lent begins. The Lake Norman Kiwanis will host its annual pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday. Go for more on Fat Tuesday at Point of Grace Lutheran Church​ on North Main​, where pancakes and sausages will be available for dine in or take out.
Thursday, Feb. 23
2 p.m. at 11720 Verhoeff Drive in Huntersville.
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.
Annual non-juried show features a variety of works by 100 local artists. Now through March 24 at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Moving and quirky play exploring small-town America. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Feb. 22-26 at The Barber 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.
Speak with local practitioners and win prizes. The first 50 attendees will receive goody bags. 1-4 p.m. at Healthy Home Market in Davidson.
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
Read “Gregory the Terrible Eater” and have a fun, healthy snack. 11:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS in Huntersville.
Monday, Feb. 27
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, Feb. 28
Free pancakes, sausages and beverages. 5-6:30 p.m. at Point of Grace Lutheran Church in Cornelius.
“Antiracism in Cuba.” Join Davidson College professors Devyn Spence Benson and Jane Mangan for a discussion about Fidel Castro’s legacy as it relates to deep-seated racism in Cuba. 7 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Tenor Broadus Hamilton will perform a selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets and songs, accompanied by Cynthia Lawing. 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall at Davidson College.
Wednesday, March 1
Cornelius has more than 130 summer camps are available for ages 4-16. Registration opens at 7 a.m.
For its 25th anniversary season, Aquila Theatre Company tackles this classic romantic comedy with their signature physicality and remarkable dramatization. 8 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.
Thursday, March 2
Kids ages 5-11 invited for a story, craft, games and cake. Registration required. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Friday, March 3
Join the Carolina Raptor Center for “Art as Environmental Activism.” Experience the “Keeping Watch on Habitat” exhibit and hear from a panel of artists and curators about how they use art to amplify their voices for causes they are passionate about. 7-9 UNC-Charlotte Center City.
Saturday, March 4
Pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Free; donations accepted. 8-10 a.m. at Vanderburg United Methodist Church in Mooresville.
Free. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church in Mooresville.
The public is encouraged to bring documents such as obsolete tax documents, financial statements, cancelled checks, insurance documents, business records or any records that they want safely destroyed. Free. 9 a.m.-noon at Cornelius Town Hall.
North Carolina native W. D. Washburn will discuss his new book, “Yoga Pants, Minivans and Selfies.” 10 a.m.-noon at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Browse vendors, enter to win door prizes and get exclusive deals available only to attendees. Noon-3 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
Free, foot-stomping bluegrass for the entire family. Donations accepted to help with expenses. 7 p.m. at Shearer Presbyterian Church in Mooresville.
Local restaurants will compete for top honors in Davidson Housing Coalition’s annual event featuring delicious soup, a silent auction and live music. All proceeds go to the HAMMERS program. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Chambers Building at Davidson College.
Sunday, March 5
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold a blood drive. 8-11:30 a.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church in Huntersville.
Meet vendors and tour our beautiful historic site while enjoying complimentary wine, food and door prizes. 1-4 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.

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