CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Shop from more than 80 local artists and craftsman for that one-of-a-kind holiday gift item Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon to 6 p.m., as Old Town Cornelius hosts Christmas in Cornelius. The arts and crafts fair will be held at Historic Oak Street Mill and will feature an appearance by Santa.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson Historical Society’s next meeting on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m., will feature “living history” as Vietnam veterans share their memories of the war and of returning home. Five veterans, including Davidson residents John Allen and Irvin Brawley, will share their stories and answer questions. Audience participation will be encouraged.
The session will be held at Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House at 208 Concord Road in Davidson. The program is free and open to the public.
LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) and local blood donors have brought comfort and joy to children spending the holidays in our local hospitals for the last 11 years. This year will be no exception as CBCC ramps up its annual Puppies for Patients program, which connects local blood donors with local pediatric patients during the holidays.
CBCC donors who give blood during November and December sign a gift tag to be attached to a stuffed puppy and delivered by the CBCC to children in area hospitals and care facilities. Since 2005, CBCC has delivered thousands of puppies to children in local hospitals in the hopes of brightening their holidays.
LAKE NORMAN, N.C. __ Voters in north Mecklenburg and south Iredell have until Saturday, Nov. 5, to vote early, and then all day Tuesday, Nov. 8, to cast their ballots in county, state and national elections.
Early voting sites at Cornelius Town Hall , the North County Regional Library in Huntersville and the War Memorial Building in Mooresville will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. All polling places will be open Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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:
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 pages.lightthenight.org/nc/charlnc16/ and the Nick Amini’s Knight Lighters link.
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 DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953.
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 lknstudios.com.