Tuesday, 01 November 2016 19:22

Register for WOW art in nature event

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Join World of Wonder’s Carolyn Walker of Woodland Discovery and Betsy Flagler, artist, teacher and writer, for a variety of art activities based in nature and using natural materials on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Participants in the “Art Activities Based in Nature” event will scavenge for nature materials to create individualized works of art. This outing is all about process and not product, and the adults’ role is to support, encourage and create alongside, rather than dictate or do for the child.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 19:21

Sheepdog Trials back at Rural Hill

HUNTERSVILLE, N,C. -- Historic Rural Hill will be the site of the 22nd annual Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. both days. This year’s festival will feature the United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association judging, Ultimate Air Dogs and the Greater Charlotte Shetland Sheepdog Club.

The festival will also feature North Carolina beer and wine, heritage breed livestock, hay rides, historic craft and cooking demonstrations, food vendors, shopping, open trails, living history demonstrations in the 1760s cabin, pumpkin chunkin’, kids’ activities and more.

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Davidson College Choral Arts Society 2016-17 season begins Sunday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. in the Davidson College Presbyterian Church sanctuary. The nearly 100-voice chorus joins with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra as they perform Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living and Psalm 150 by Anton Bruckner.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 19:20

DCP opens sales for season tickets


DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson Community Players has released its 2017 season schedule, and subscriptions are now on sale. This season’s theme is family, with plays and musicals that focus on familial relationships. Selections will include a Southern classic drama as well as a tried and true Broadway classic.

In addition to its Main Stage and Connie Company season, DCP has added a bonus show that is not part of the season subscription.

The 2017 Davidson Community Players Main Stage season:

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 19:13

Walking in memory of their dad

A Saturday event supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will have a close local connection. Brothers Aiden and Alex Amini, students at SouthLake Christian Academy, will be part of a team walking in memory of their father, Nick, at the LLS “Light The Night Walk” benefit at Romare Bearden Park. The brothers — Aiden is a fifth grader and Alex is a third grader — lost their dad to lymphoma in March after an 10-month battle that included various treatments and a stem cell transplant procedure. They are participating in the walk on the Knight Lighters team created by their mother, Tamara Amini, in honor of Nick. The team is raising money for cancer research and with support from local individuals and business, including Dressler’s, Poppies and Corkscrew, have already raised close to $17,000 toward their goal of $25,000, which Bank of America has agreed to match. To support the effort, and learn more about the cause, visit and the Nick Amini’s Knight Lighters link.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 17:12

Connie Company presents musical Shrek Jr.

DAVIDSON, N.C. -- In a faraway kingdom, the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits, runaways who’ve been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task — if he rescues feisty Princess Fiona from the dragon-guarded tower, his swamp will be returned to him.

But, a fairy tale wouldn’t be complete without unexpected twists and turns along the way, as Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company presents Shrek, Jr. The Musical in November at DCP’s Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St. in Davidson. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek Jr. is an irreverently fun show for the entire family.

Performance dates are Nov. 4 and 11 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 1 p.m.; and Nov. 5, 6 and 12 at 4 p.m. Advance tickets cost $12 each and are available at or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 17:12

Lakeside studio tour returns this weekend

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The annual Lakeside Artists Studio Tour showcasing a number of artists in their studio environments on the Brawley School Road peninsula returns Friday-Sunday, Oct. 28-30. The tour is open to the public and there is no charge, providing the opportunity to see and visit with local artists in their working environment. Art will also be available for purchase.

There will be several studios and houses open where multiple artists can show their work. Mediums include wood, ceramics, paintings, sculpture, jewelry and more. For the convenience of visitors, each location will feature several artists starting near the entrance to The Point, and banners and signs will be posted leading to participating locations.

Hours are 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. More information about the tour, participating artists and locations is available at

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 17:11

Run to shelter homeless vets

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The first Home For Our Heroes 5K Run/Walk will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Mooresville. The fund-raiser is held in association with other Mooresville Veterans’ Day celebrations and events scheduled for the week. All proceeds will benefit local homeless vets at the Statesville Veterans Transitional Home.

On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9.

Registration costs $25 per participant, $20 for a “phantom runner” who can’t make the event. Complete reservation information is available at St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church is at 134 Talbert Point Dr.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 17:11

Cuban dance troupe visits Statesville

STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Cuba, which has been estranged from the United States for more than half a century, will send the heart and soul of its music and dance, Lizt Alfonso’s Dance Cuba, to Statesville in a historic visit to the stage of the Mac Gray Auditorium Saturday Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Lizt Alfonso, one of Cuba’s leading choreographers, founded her Dance Cuba company in Havana in 1991. It specializes in a blend of classical ballet mixed with Cuban and Spanish dance such as salsa, flamenco, cha-cha, rumba, bolero and mambo, which Alfonso calls “a mixture of who we are and where we came from.”

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 17:10

ACT presents Peter and Wendy

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Activate Community Through Theatre presents Peter Pan and Wendy, an audience-participation play geared toward children ages 3-12 and their families, at Mooresville Intermediate School Saturdays Nov. 5 and 12, at 1 and 4 p.m. ACT’s company of 17 youth ages 7-16 will lead pre-show activities for audiences who arrive 30 minutes before the show. Activities include learning how to be a pirate in song and dance, playing in the underground tunnel, flying with Peter and more.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016 17:10

Help Lydia’s Loft make ‘ditty bags’

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. == Lydia’s Loft, a clothing ministry located on the campus of First Baptist Church-Huntersville, is collecting items for “ditty bags” to be provided to clients for Christmas. The Loft is asking for donations of shampoo, deodorant, lotions, razors, dental floss, tooth brushes and toothpaste and other essentials.

Items can be dropped off at Lydia’s Loft at 203 Old Statesville Road in Huntersville. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.