DAVIDSON, N,C. — A Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training session for suicide prevention will be held Saturday, April 22, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at The Cove Church, 137 Langtree Road in Mooresville. The QPR training session was created by the QPR Institute for Suicide Prevention to assist with suicide prevention education. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, those trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.
DAVIDSON, N,C. — Follow enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars as Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr., April 28-May 7 at DCP’s Armour Street Theatre; 307 Armour St. in Davidson.
The show is approximately 70 minutes in length and is ideal for children as their first live theater experience. Tickets cost $12 each and are available at DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953. Showtimes and other details are available at the DCP website.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — In its continuing support of growing military families, the Susan M. Tillis Foundation will sponsor a Bunco for Babies fundraiser Tuesday, May 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Myers Park Baptist Church Charlotte. Proceeds will support the Foundation’s Red, White and Bundled program, which assists military families by providing essential items for expectant mothers.
Players will participate in a dice game and enjoy an evening of games and treats. Items for the Red, White and Bundled program will be collected and a local wounded warrior family will be honored.
CORNELIUS, N.C. — Serenity House of Huntersville will celebrate its third year of service to the Lake Norman community at the Wind Beneath Our Wings Anniversary Luncheon Thursday, April 27, from noon to 1 p.m., at the Peninsula Yacht Club in Cornelius. The event will highlight the growing relationship between the organization, the hospice community and its neighbors. Anyone who is interested is invited to attend the event and learn about the comfort care model.
DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson United Methodist Church will host a half-day summer camp for children whose parents are going through or have gone through separation or divorce Monday-Friday, June 12-16, from 9 a.m. to noon. Rising first to sixth graders are invited to participate in a week of fun while also learning age-appropriate skills to help them heal.
Cost is $35 and registration is due by April 21. For more information, visit davidsonumc.org/event-registsrations.
CORNELIUS, N.C. — The 13th annual ’Tawba Walk Arts and Music Festival is set for Saturday, April 29, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Oak Street Mill in downtown Cornelius. ’Tawba Walk XIII will feature some of the region’s top bands, artists and performers. Take a stroll through Old Town and take part in an abundance of activities with special sales and incentives from local businesses, sidewalk musicians, live art demonstrations, a kids’ zone and even something for pets.
DAVIDSON, N.C. — The PFC Bruce Larson Detachment 1242 of the Marine Corps League will hold a fundraiser in downtown Davidson Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Marine Corps charities and its scholarship fund. Charities include Toys for Tots, Semper Fi Fund, homeless shelters in north Mecklenburg County, families of deployed veterans and soup kitchens.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The Easter Bunny will be hopping into Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum at Richard’s Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville Saturday, April 15, for “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.” The public is invited to have a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny and enjoy the Saturday morning Music Jam.
The Easter Bunny will arrive at 7:30 and pancakes and juice will be available until 11. Photo opportunities with the Bunny are also available. Cost for the breakfast is $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. Photos courtesy of Mooresville Now are included in the price of the breakfast.
Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum at Richard’s Coffee Shop is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization at 165 N. Main St. in Mooresville. Its mission is to serve and honor veterans. For more information call 704-663-0488.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Donna Downey Studios in Huntersville will host “Mystics on Main” Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the studios at the intersection of N.C. 115 and Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. Mystics on Main brings together some of the areas best psychics, tarot readers, psychic artists, karmic astrology and much more. Free admission and parking. Reader fees vary.
CORNELIUS, N.C. — Kings Point Marina in Cornelius will host the Lake Norman Boating and Water Sports Festival Saturday, April 29. Lake life-oriented organizations will participate and more than $3,000 in raffle prizes will be awarded, with all proceeds benefitting Carolina Panther Greg Olsen’s The HEARTest Yard charity.
The Cornelius Police Department and Cornelius-Lemley Fire and Rescue will have their boats on display, and activities will include boating and lake safety presentations, remote control toy boats, a bounce house and face painting. Food will be available for purchase from Tenders and Smoke restaurants, as well as beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery with $1 donated from every beer purchased. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Norman Power Squadron and Cornelius Police Department will all offer free vessel safety checks for boaters.
CORNELIUS, N.C. — In celebration of the opening of the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway that will connect Statesville Road at the Huntersville-Cornelius Border to Bailey Road Park, the Cornelius PARC Department will hold the second annual trail run Saturday, May 13. The special, 2.6-mile greenway run/walk will feature several low-impact fitness stations and challenges throughout the event course.
The race will begin immediately following the greenway dedication and ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Packet pick-up and on-site event registration will begin at 8:30 at the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway entrance on Old Statesville Road. For this event only, participants may park in the Foamex parking lot at 18801 Old Statesville Road. Parking is also available at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road.