CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Cornelius Arts Center’s annual Home Grown exhibit will open Friday, Feb. 3, with a reception and artist talk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The exhibit features an eclectic mix of work from more than 100 local artists with mediums including oils, watercolors, ceramics, print, mixed media, photography and more. The Cornelius Arts Center is at 19725 Oak St. in Cornelius.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary is accepting student applications to participate in the summer Junior Volunteer Program at the hospital. The program is an opportunity for students to receive first-hand exposure to the operations of many hospital departments including imaging services, surgery, endoscopy, physical rehabilitation and women’s services.
Applications are available online at lnrmc.com under the volunteer opportunities tab, through local school guidance departments and at the Visitor’s Desk at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road in Mooresville. The program is open to rising high school juniors and seniors.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson reading enthusiasts have nearly three months to bone up on Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel as ReadDavidson’s 2017 selection. ReadDavidson, an annual town-wide reading initiative that started in 2007, is a partnership between the Town of Davidson, the Davidson Public Library, Main Street Books and several local avid readers. The ReadDavidson committee encourages people to read a selected book and attend book-related events that make the book come to life.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, ReadDavidson is joining the “April is for Arts” initiative. ReadDavidson events will be scheduled in April, and also in May when a new arts opportunity begins — Shakespeare on the Green — May 12-14.
For more information about ReadDavidson, visit townofdavidson.org/ReadDavidson, sign up for the ReadDavidson eCrier at townofdavidson.org/eCrier, and follow ReadDavidson on Facebook.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Classical Public Radio 89.9 WDAV and the Davidson College Music Department will host the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in concert Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m., in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the Davidson College campus. The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will perform alongside students of the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra. The concert will feature Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C Major and Tchaikovsky’s March Solennelle. The Charlotte Symphony’s music director, Christopher Warren-Green, will conduct the performance.
Admission ranges from $5 to $15. Tickets are available at the Davidson College Ticket Office by calling 704-894-2135 or online at davidson.edu/tickets.
STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Rescue Ranch of Statesville will host its annual Rummage The Ranch Garage Sale, Saturday, Feb. 25, from 7 a.m. to noon. The indoor garage sale, located at Rescue Ranch at 1424 Turnersburg Highway in Statesville, will feature new and gently used children’s toys, clothing for the entire family, electronics, furniture, home décor, kitchen items, sports equipment and more. The “Last Call Bag Sale” will run from 11:30 a.m. to noon, when for $5, Rescue Ranch will provide a bag to shoppers with an “if it fits you get it” policy.
All proceeds from the sale benefit Rescue Ranch, a non-profit animal welfare organization that promotes respect for animals through education; is committed to agricultural, environmental and wildlife conservation; and facilitates rehabilitation, rescue and responsible pet ownership. Founded by Krissie Newman and her husband, NASCAR driver Ryan Newman, the 87-acre facility offers school, Scout and camp programs, birthday parties and private tours, which promote humane education through hands-on learning.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre will perform its upcoming winter drama production The Magic Tree House – The Knight at Dawn, Feb. 3-5 and 10-12, at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., in Mooresville.
This production is based on the popular fantasy adventure book series, The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne. In this drama, 8-year-old Jack and his younger sister, Annie, find a magic tree house that whisks them back to the Middle Ages for a wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way, but Jack and Annie aren’t exactly welcome guests. They embark on a mysterious quest, experiencing a grand Medieval feast, escaping through secret tunnels and dancing with enchanted suits of armor, all in an effort to find their way back home.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson Community Players will hold open auditions for its bonus show production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 7, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., in Davidson. The musical revue celebrates the agonies and triumphs of the mating game from dating and finding love to marriage and in-laws. The production will run March 30-April 9.
Attendance at only one session is required. Prepare 16 bars of a song that shows off vocal range. Actors should be prepared for cold readings from the script. Audition songs should be memorized. Bring music in the proper key, as an accompanist will be provided. A capella singing is not recommended. Actors should also bring a recent photo, a list of theatrical experience and a list of conflicts for the late February-March time frame.
Staff members of Chick-fil-A Lake Norman present volunteers from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer with a check in the amount of $2,000, proceeds from the restaurant’s December fund-raiser. The Huntersville restaurant donated all of its proceeds from cookie sales throughout the month for the local chapter of the national organizaiton that raises money through cookie sales to aid in the fight against pediatric cancer.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Area residents will have the chance to watch the top two high school play productions in the state, and help support a local troupe’s participation in national theatrical competition, at a one-time performance next week in Cornelius.
The Theatre Department at Lake Norman Charter School, partnering with colleagues from the Central Academy of Technology and Arts (CATA) in Monroe, will present the plays previously judged the state’s best at a special fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Elevation LKN facility on Copley Drive in Cornelius. Doors open at 6 p.m. with performances set to begin at 7.
Boy Scouts Troop 171 held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor in late December to recognize three new Eagle Scouts. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest rank attainable in Scouting and requires years of preparation. The ceremony was held at Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Scouts honored were (from left) Gabriel Warner, Nikhil Gavini and Calvin Warner. To become an Eagle Scout, each had to perform a service project benefiting a segment of the community. Warner constructed a nature trail with a bridge for students at Park View Elementary School. Gavini built an outdoor lunch seating area with picnic tables for students at South Iredell High School. Warner built a community garden along with two benches at Faith United Methodist Church. Gabriel and Calvin Warner are sophomores at Mooresville High School. Gavini is a senior at the North Carolina School of Science and Math in Durham. Troop 171 is sponsored by Williamson’s Chapel United Methodist Church.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The Rotary Club of Lake Norman-Huntersville will participate in the annual Rotary Global Swimarathon, the world’s largest one-day swimming event, Saturday, Feb. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics Center.
Funds raised for the event will benefit Rotary’s signature project, End Polio Now. Polio has been reduced by 99 percent worldwide, and every dollar Rotary commits to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF in direct support for polio immunization will be matched 2-to-1 up to $35 million per year by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.