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Upcoming events: March 23-April 2

Bring the little ones to the Cornelius Arts Center Friday to meet the Easter Bunny, make Easter-themed crafts and enjoy a snack. Cornelius’s newest park will be dedicated on Saturday. Named for WWII veteran and MLB Hall of Famer James Hoyt Wilhelm, the six-acre park behind Cornelius Elementary School features athletic fields and a walking track.
Thursday, March 23
Local legend Irene Honeycutt celebrates the release of her fifth book of poetry, “Beneath the Bamboo Sky.” Noon at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Holly’z Hope Fundraiser
A portion of proceeds will go toward fence-building materials to help get dogs off of chains. 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Ice Martini Bar in Huntersville.
Lake Norman Covekeeper Meeting
Catawba Riverkeeper Sam Perkins will update us on coal ash pond litigation, Water Watcher training and other foundation initiatives. 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Fire Department in Stanley.
George Winston in Concert
The legendary pianist will perform favorites and selections from his new album. 8 St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
Annual non-juried show features a variety of works by 100 local artists. Now through March 24 at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Artwork by local youth from kindergarten through high school. Open through March 30at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center.
David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedy about adversarial roommates in a retirement home. March 10-25 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Friday, March 24
Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy Easter-themed crafts, snacks and a chance to take a photo with Peter Cottontail himself! 10 a.m.-noon at the Cornelius Arts Center.
Whole Woman Conference
Focus on God’s instruction and examples of what refreshes and restores our hearts, minds and spirits. March 24-25 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville.
The raucous ensemble of the Kit Kat Klub take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd and leave their troubles outside in this Broadway favorite. March 31-April 2 in Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College.
Saturday, March 25
Fishing Tournament
Union Sportsmen’s Alliance’s first annual Charlotte-area fishing tournament. 7 a.m. at Blythe Landing in Huntersville.
Holly’z Hope Garage Sale
Join us for great deals to help get local dogs off of chains. 7 a.m.-noon at Dog Supplies in Huntersville.
All makes, models and years welcome. Prizes, raffle, music, food, more. 9 a.m.-1 the Huntersville Town Center parking garage.
Park Dedication
10 a.m. at the James Hoyt Wilhelm Park in Cornelius.
Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
The Huntersville Fire Department, Huntersville Police Department, North Mecklenburg Rescue Squad and Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office square off in a blood drive for Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville.
Bestselling author Charlie Lovett returns to celebrate the release of his newest novel, “The Lost Book of the Grail.” 4-5 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
Mac and Cheese Cook Off
Future Fashion Designers and the Mooresville Artist Guild host this annual event. 6-9:30 p.m. at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center.
The Golden Valley Crusaders will perform at 6 p.m. at Living Word Ministries in Lowesville.
Sunday, March 26
Run for Youth 5K
Come out and support local youth while enjoying music, free food and fun activities. 8:30 a.m. at Temple Kol Tikvah in Davidson.
Kids’ Consignment Sale
Teri’s Kidz Consignment Sale features hundreds of families selling gently-worn children’s clothing, toys, baby gear, more. March 26-April 1 at the Merinos building in Mooresville.
Monday, March 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, March 28
Film and Spirituality group meets monthly to view and discuss films. This month’s selection is “K-PAX.” 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Davidson United Methodist Church.
Davidson College professor Scott Denham and history buff Timothy Boyce will present “Representing the Holocaust.” 7-8 p.m. at Main Street Books in Davidson.
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.
A string ensemble from the Lake Norman Orchestra will perform Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” 7:30 p.m. at Mitchell Community College in Statesville.
Wednesday, March 29
Tamil Jones of Upscale Athletics will teach basic skills on mats, trampoline, floor beams and balance equipment. Ages 3-5. 11 a.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library.
Thursday, March 30
Speakers include Marcia Conston, Caroline Dalpiaz, Sharon Reed, Jeanne Miller, Lauri Givens, Beth Wood and Jane Campbell. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.
History Talk
Award-winning author and storyteller Randell Jones shares stories from America’s fight for independence in “Exploring a Catawba Valley Victory Trail.” 6-8 p.m. at the North County Public Library.
This hilarious musical revue celebrates the agonies and triumphs of the mating game. March 30-April 9 at the Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.
Friday, March 31
Bring your lunch and see “The Secret Life of Pets.” Popcorn provided. Noon at the Davidson Public Library.
Determine which partygoer is guilty on this glamorous murder mystery dinner cruise. 6:30-10 p.m. at Queen’s Landing in Mooresville.
Saturday, April 1
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.
Blood Drive
8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church in Mooresville.
Water Watcher Training
Led by the Catawba Riverkeeper, this training will include instruction on the latest techniques, procedures, legal aspects, and historical knowledge to properly monitor our river basin. Dress appropriately for outdoor component. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Peter by-the-Lake Episcopal Church in Denver.
Superheroes Cruise
Meet a superhero and enjoy photos, story time and action-packed surprises. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Queen’s Landing in Mooresville.
Alice in Wonderland
Audience-participation play for children of all ages. Come 20 minutes prior to showtime for games. 10 a.m.1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius.
Free, foot-stomping bluegrass for the entire family. Donations accepted to help with expenses. 7 p.m. at Shearer Presbyterian Church in Mooresville.
Sunday, April 2
Blood Drive
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
Practical encouragement in a friendly environment at this new church for people who think church isn’t for them. 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Oak Street Mill in Cornelius.
Learn how to make your perfect wedding dreams come true. 2-5 p.m. at Magnolia Woods in Huntersville.
Party on the square with craft beer vendors, live music, food. games, more. Proceeds go to Holly’z Hope. 3-9 p.m. at Harvey’s at Jetton Village in Cornelius.

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