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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:08

Jetton Village holds Springfest

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Mingle with friends and neighbors on the square at Jetton Village Sunday, April 2, from 3 to 8 p.m., for the first Jetton Village SPRINGFEST hosted by Harvey’s and Cornelius Draft House. The free event will feature live music, 10 to 15 breweries on site, a wine tent, food on the square, tailgate games and bounce houses for the kids.

Purchase tickets on site for beer, wine and food from the ticket booth. The restaurants in the square will be open for regular service as well. Music will begin at 3 p.m. Participating brewers include local and regional favorites OMB, Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Granite Falls Brewer, Ass Clown and more.

Local artists and tradesmen vendor booths will be available. Contact Charlie Dyer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details and booth availability.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 07:48

Gather & Give to Angels & Sparrows

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Angels & Sparrows Soup Kitchen will host its first Gather & Give farm-to-table fund-raising event Friday, April 28, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville. Executive Chef Scott Hollingsworth of Dressler’s Restaurant Group will prepare the meal and the evening’s activities include entertainment by the Backyard Brothers, a wine pull and speakers Sandy Tilley, founder and executive director of Angels & Sparrows, and soup kitchen board chairman John Buckner.

For more information, visit angelsandsparrows.org. Those who cannot attend the dinner but would like to make a donation may click the ticket button and a donation box will be displayed.

Because this is a fund-raising event, no refunds will be available, but tickets are transferrable. Those interested in being an event sponsor may e-mail Pam Schneider at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Historic Rural Hill is at 4431 Neck Road off Beatties Ford Road in western Huntersville. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/angels-and-sparrows-gather-give-fundraiser-tickets-32303022209.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 07:47

DCP offers comedy about love and change

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Can one show cover everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit? Off-Broadway’s longest-running musical, I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change claims to do just that, and Davidson Community Players will prove it with performances March 30-April 9 at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.

This comedic musical revue celebrates the agonies and triumphs of the mating game, from dating and finding love to marriage and in-laws. Advance tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students. Show times are March 30-31, and April 1 and 6-8 at 8 p.m., and April 2 and 9 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 704-892-7953 or online at DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org. For more information about the play and Davidson Community Players, visit davidsoncommunityplayers.org.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Four local police and emergency services organizations will engage in a friendly competition, the annual Battle of the Badges, Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Birkdale Village in Huntersville. Representatives of the Huntersville Fire Department, Huntersville Police Department, North Mecklenburg Rescue Squad and Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department will vie to collect blood donations for Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.

The organization that collects the most units will receive a $1,000 donation to the charity of its choice, the Battle of the Badges trophy and bragging rights for the next year.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — There are things about champion fiddler and multi-style violinist Mari Black that can be easily defined. One need not look any further than her long list of professional accolades to understand just what an accomplished musician she is, and when she visits Huntersville early next month to perform during the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games, that incredible talent will be on obvious — and very vivid — display.

Those who have seen her perform live can speak to not just her musical prowess, but her gift as an entertainer as well. Black has the ability to add incredible texture to her music, but not with her violin. It’s through the way she engages her audience and the energy with which she shares the stories about a song’s genealogy — the significance of the genre, what the composer intended, the history of how it came to be.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 17:02

HPRD hosts movies in parks

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Huntersville Park and Recreation Department will host Movies in the Park on select dates this summer at different parks throughout the town. Attendance is free and open to the public. Music and prizes will be provided for pre-movie entertainment. All movies start five to 15 minutes after sunset. Popcorn, candy, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. The schedule includes:

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 17:01

Support Carter at Port City Club

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Champions for Carter, a group of Lake Norman-area residents who have joined together to support a youngster who recently lost his 26-year-old single mother and is now being raised by his grandparents, is holding a fund-raising event Friday, March 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Port City Club in Cornelius.

The event will include live music and a silent auction. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook at facebook.com/ChampionsForCarter.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 17:01

Raptors visit next LNWC program

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The Carolina Raptor Center will bring a few feathered friends to Mooresville Public Library’s Youth Room when Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists hosts its next free nature program Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to see the birds of prey and learn their role in nature. There is no charge and reservations are not required.

LNWC is a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, whose mission is to protect and enhance the wildlife habitat of the Lake Norman area. For more information, visit LNWC.org or call 704-877-4788.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 17:00

Celebrate Easter with Cornelius PARC

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Cornelius PARC and the Cornelius Arts Center have scheduled special Easter events for kids. A Morning with the Easter Bunny is Friday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., in downtown Cornelius. There will be Easter-themed crafts, snacks and a chance to take a photo with Peter Cottontail with your own camera. The free event is open to toddlers and preschoolers. For more information, call 704-896-8823 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cornelius PARC Department will hold Hop Into Spring Saturday, April 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Robbins Park, 17738 W.Catawba Ave. The free event will include family fun with arts and crafts, inflatable obstacle course, balloon artist, face painting, DJ and a visit from Peter Cottontail. Bring a basket to collect candy and toy-filled eggs at the different activity stations. For more information, call 704-892-6031, ext. 192 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson LifeLine’s Mental Health Fair, “Spring Into Wellness,” will be held Saturday, March 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Triple Play Farm, 19516 Kistler Farm Road in Davidson. Try your hand at art therapy, a drum circle or animal-assisted therapy along with a walk in the woods or “Gardening with Growth” horticulture therapy. Participants may sign up for some of the sessions and drop in for others. Light refreshments will be served and the

Register for art therapy, animal-assisted therapy, yoga, tai chi and music therapy at eventbrite.com and search for “Spring Into Wellness” or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with RSVP by March 17.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — American Legion Post 321 and the Town of Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department will hold the second annual Top Deck Car and Truck Show Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the top deck of the Huntersville Town Center parking garage at 105 Gilead Road. This event will be held rain or shine.

Judging will begin at noon and awards given at 12:45 in the categories of Best in Show, Best in Show Car, Top 3 Car, Best in Show Truck, Top 3 Truck. The Sons of the American Legion will have food available for purchase at the bottom level of the parking deck. Family-friendly activities include a DJ and 50/50 raffle. Door prizes will be given to registered participants. Parking will be on levels 1 and 2 of the parking garage.

Registration for show cars is available on huntersville.org or in person at the Park and Recreation Department offices on the third floor of Huntersville Town Center. Dash plaques will be given to registered participants. Early bird registration fee of $10 closes March 17. Event day registration of $15 will be accepted either in exact cash or check.