DAVIDSON, N.C. -- lick your heels together and join the Davidson Community Players as they follow Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto on their journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and to obtain their hearts’ desires. Follow this band of misfits down the yellow brick road as they encounter all the famous characters from the pen of L. Frank Baum: the Munchkins, Glinda the Good Witch, the Wicked Witch of the West and the great and powerful Oz himself.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host the American Cancer Society’s Look Good ... Feel Better program Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., in the hospital’s private dining room. Complimentary dinner will be provided. Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients will learn how to use make-up and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
STANLEY, N.C. -- Lowesville Gospel Concerts at Living Word Ministries, 1062 N.C. 16 South in Lowesville, will present The Marksmen, a bluegrass quartet from Dahlonega, Ga., in concert Saturday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. The group has been singing gospel bluegrass for more than 30 years. There is no admission cost, but a free will offering will be received.
Living Word Ministries hosts Southern gospel concerts every second Saturday of the month, and Bluegrass Gospel every fourth Saturday. For more information, call 704-618-9762.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Blood Drive in association with the American Red Cross Friday, Feb. 10, in Community Rooms A & B from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the hospital’s main building in Mooresville. The blood drive is open to the public, and appointments are recommended. Bring photo identification. To register or for more information, call the hospital’s Community Outreach department at 704-660-4859 or visit redcrossblood.org.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg will hold its 16th annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius.
Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to noon at the church at 19920 Bethel Church Road. Tickets may be purchased at the club’s website or at the door for $10. Admission is free for children ages 3 and younger and includes all-you-can eat pancakes, sausage, bacon and fruit accompanied by coffee and juice.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- World of Wonder, co-sponsored by Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery, will hold “Wonder of Light” Saturday, Jan. 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. John Yukich, physics professor at Davidson College, and WOW will be at the college to help participants learn about light and the electromagnetic spectrum, see the wonder of color, fiber optics, mirrors and reflections, and have an opportunity to look through holographic glasses that separate light into a rainbow of colors.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Mecklenburg chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), along with Town of Davidson officials and guests from Davidson College, will host the inaugural “The Night Before Cowan’s Ford” Friday, Jan. 27, at 5:30 p.m., at River Run Country Club in Davidson.
The town’s namesake, General William Lee Davidson, fought and was killed on Feb. 1, 1781, in the Battle of Cowan’s Ford in Huntersville.
“This was a decisive battle in the Southern campaign of the Revolutionary War as the main goal of the battle was to slow the advancement of British General Lord Cornwallis and the British troops at Cowan’s Ford on the banks of the Catawba River,” says Ken Luckey, president of the Mecklenburg SAR chapter.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Cornelius Arts Center is making plans for its annual Home Grown exhibit and is seeking submissions from local artists in a variety of mediums. Entries for Home Grown are due by Thursday, Jan. 19, and must be submitted to the Arts Center during business hours. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Center’s gallery. Download a submission form at nc-cornelius.civicplus.com/128/Gallery
The Cornelius Arts Center is at 19725 Oak Street in downtown Cornelius. For more information, call 704-896-8823 or visit cornelius.org/parc.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Davidson Village Network is growing and looking for individuals, corporate partners and vendors who embrace the concept of aging in community and want to be a part of a mission to enrich the lives of Davidson’s older adults to be part of the team. The goal is to launch services in 2017 that empower older adults to thrive in their homes by providing a network of trusted resources, caring support and social connectedness.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Tickets are on sale for The Hope House Foundation’s 2017 Heart of Hope Fundraiser set for Saturday, Feb. 11, at NorthStone Country Club. The Foundation operates Hope House, a transitional shelter for women and children in Huntersville that assists women escaping desperate situations. Proceeds from the event will be applied to The Leon Levine Foundation’s challenge grant, which will match dollar-for-dollar as much as $10,000 in qualifying donations.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson Community Players is now registering for a variety of spring courses. All courses are educational in nature with an emphasis on developing the student actor’s knowledge of and experience with the production process. Most classes run for approximately 15 weeks and end with a showcase production that is free to the community.
Junior and senior ensembles are back and meet twice a week with a professional instructor to learn a wide range of theatrical skills such as acting, script reading, costuming, stage makeup, and set design and construction. Junior ensembles are designed for actors ages 8-11. Senior ensembles are designed for actors ages 12-16.