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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events: February 8 – February 18

This Saturday morning is a great local tradition, the North Meck Rotary Pancake Breakfast, complete with sausage, auction items and plenty of socializing. It’s a fundraiser, so bring money. 7 am to noon at Bethel Presbyterian Church.
Thursday, Feb. 8
Historic Preservation Committee
6 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
North Meck Alliance
Officials from Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson discuss regionalism, communication among lake towns and transportation projects. Open to the public. 5:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall.
Wildlife Program
The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists invite you to hear Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center’s Paige Jackson discuss “Life Under Lake Waters.” 7 p.m. at the Mooresville Public Library.
Art Exhibit
Through large-scale watercolor paintings and sculpture, Jen Ray’s “Surrounded by Wolves” explores female rebellion and the shifting nature of a woman’s identity. An opening reception and performance will be held at 7 p.m. at the Van Every Gallery at Davidson College. The exhibit is open through March 3.
Art Exhibition
Annual winter juried art exhibition will be open through March 1 at the Mooresville Arts Gallery.
Preschool Registration
Mooresville’s St. Patrick’s Preschool is now accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. Options for 5-day, 3-day and 2-day programs are available for children ages 2-4. The fall program begins Sept. 4.
Friday, Feb. 9
Spanish Conversation Group
Improve your Spanish reading, speaking, listening and grammar skills in a relaxed group setting. 9:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Dramatic Performance
Michael Conner, grandson of John Conner, will perform his self-directed “The Foreshadowing of a People: Reflections from the Past.”6 p.m. Feb. 9-10 and 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Old Town Public House in Cornelius.
Home Grown Exhibition
Annual local art showcase featuring a variety of works by more than 125 artists from Cornelius and surrounding areas. Open throughMarch 30 at the Cornelius Arts Center Gallery.
Saturday, Feb. 10
Rotary Pancake Breakfast
The North Meck Rotary Pancake Breakfast runs 7 am to noon at Bethel Presbyterian Church. Have fun, meet friends and browse awesome auction items with members of one of the oldest service clubs in North Mecklenburg. It’s all for a good cause. Proceeds from the event will benefit Cornelius Parks & Recreation Improvement and other North Mecklenburg projects. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.
Hike Cornelius
Leisurely two-mile hike through Robbins Park trail system. Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists will provide information about natural features. No strollers or pets, please. 10 a.m.-noon at Robbins Park in Cornelius.
Valentine’s Art Party
All ages are welcome at the annual free “heART pARTy” with card making, crafts and refreshments. 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Fairy House Festival
Games, crafts, storytelling, food trucks, more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Latta Plantation Nature Center in Huntersville.
Musical Theatre Workshop
Learn to choose audition material that highlights your strengths and helps you to stand out in front of the audition panel. Ages 8 and up. Hosted by Davidson Community Players. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Actor’s Lab in Cornelius. An optional headshot mini-session follows the workshop.
Blood Drive
Free ticket voucher for donors. 2-5 p.m. at Regal Theaters Birkdale 16 in Huntersville.
Book Reading
Alan Michael Parker, professor of English at Davidson College and author of several books, will read and sign copies of his work. 4-5 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Hope House Fundraiser
Enjoy food, dancing and raffles. Proceeds support Hope House, which provides transitional housing and support services to homeless women and children in the Lake Norman area. 6-11 p.m. at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville.
Gospel Concert
Southern gospel groups Called Out and Surrendered will perform at 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries in Lowesville.
Sunday, Feb. 11
Hip Hop Brunch
Killer brunch grub, adult beverages and a solid gold old school playlist. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at The Cork and Cask in Cornelius.
Fish Program
Join a ranger for a presentation on common fish of Lake Norman. Noon-1 p.m. at the Lake Norman State Park Visitor Center.
Concert
Clarinetist Allan Ware will perform at 3 p.m. at Tyler-Tallman Hall at Davidson College.
Mission Trip Meeting
An interest meeting will be held to discuss opportunities to share Christ’s love and help the people of Haiti. The trip is scheduled for June 9-16. The interest meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the parlor of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius.
Monday, Feb. 12
Romare Bearden Exhibit
As part of our Black History Month celebration, Cornelius will exhibit seven amazing works by the late Romare Bearden, on loan from the Jerald Melberg Gallery of Charlotte. Feb. 12-28 at Cornelius Town Hall.
Make A Valentine
Come hear Valentine’s Day stories, create blackout poetry and make your own Valentine. Ages 5-11. 6-7 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Organ Concert
Organ at Davidson welcomes Elizabeth Lenti, director of music and organist at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte and artistic director of The Choir School at St. Peter’s. Free; donations appreciated to expand the series. 7:30 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church.
Tuesday, Feb. 13
Galentine’s Day Party
Ben and Jerry’s and Main Street Books will provide a sundae bar, wine, savory nibbles and a blind date with a book that you may keep or swap with another “galentine.” 7-9 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Wednesday, Feb. 14
Ash Wednesday Service
6:40-7:30 p.m. at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius.
Thursday, Feb. 15
Diary of Anne Frank
Davidson Community Players presents the story of a Jewish family in hiding during the Holocaust. Feb. 15-March 4 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Girls Read Book Club
Girls in grades 3-5 invited for a discussion of “Fortunately, the Milk” by Neil Gaiman. 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Community Celebration
The Ada Jenkins Center celebrates 20 years of promoting education and equal opportunity for all citizens. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson.
Friday, Feb. 16
Focus Friday
This month’s topic is transportation improvements with the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization. 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce in Cornelius.
Parents’ Night Out
Kids ages 7-12 will enjoy an evening of crafts, games, pizza and a movie. Pre-registration required. 6-9 p.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Auditions
Davidson Community Players’ Connie Company is holding open auditions for the spring youth musical, “Peter Pan, Jr.” Feb. 16-17 at the Actor’s Lab in Cornelius.
Saturday, Feb. 17
Living History Event
Demonstrations presented by WWII re-enactors portraying both Allied and Axis troops. See uniforms, gear, weapons, camp life, more.Feb. 17-18 at Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville.
Brewery Tour
Tour four unique breweries in Lake Norman and Concord, enjoy lunch and a chance to win door prizes. 10:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. starting at Eleven Lakes Brewery in Cornelius.
Women’s Self Defense Class
The Cornelius Police Department and Lake Norman Martial Arts Academy will host a self-defense class for women. Free and open to Cornelius residents age 18 and up. Space limited. 2-5:30 p.m. at Lake Norman Martial Arts Academy in Cornelius.
Improv Comedy Show
Local improvisation and sketch comedy company Now Are the Foxes will perform. 8 p.m. at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Sunday, Feb. 18
Concert
Davidson Artist Associate in Piano William Fried and Winthrop University Associate Professor of Music Tomoko Deguchi will perform Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” arranged for two pianos, as well as music by Charlotte-area composer Ron Parks. 3 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall at Davidson College.
Cooking Class
Chef Jamie Dement, author of “The Farmhouse Chef,” will demonstrate four winter recipes from her book. 4-5:30 p.m. at the Wooden Stone Gallery in Davidson.
Auditions

Davidson Community Players announces open auditions for the March production of “First Date, the Musical” and the June production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot.” Auditions will be held 7-10 p.m. Feb. 18-19 at the Actor’s Lab in Cornelius.

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