April 10

COMIC BOOKS: The North County Comic Book Circle discusses Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” at 6 p.m. at the North County Regional, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• ROAD RAGE: Davidson Police Chief Jeanne Miller leads a discussion on sharing the road with cyclists and pedestrians at 7 p.m. in the ballroom at River Run Golf and Country Club, 19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson.

 

April 11

• SPANISH: Teens and seniors practice listening and speaking skills in Spanish at 10 a.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800. 

BREWGRASS JAM: Enjoy music, craft beer and barbecue at the inaugural BrewGrass Jam 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Brushy Mountain Outdoors, 107 Plantation Ridge Drive, Mooresville. The free event features the Local Boys Bluegrass Band, local businesses and prizes. All proceeds benefit Orphans to Ambassadors. Details: www.brushymountainoutdoors.com.

 

April 12

 PAWZ TOO RUN: Join the fourth annual Pawz Too Run 5K and Dog Walk on the Village Green in Davidson. Proceeds will help Friends of the Animals build a state-of-the art animal adoption and education center and spay/neuter clinic off I-77 Exit 31 in Mooresville. The race and other festivities will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Town Green, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., with opening ceremonies at 8:15. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Dog Walk begins at 9:00. For more information contact FOTA at www.friendsoftheanimals.net/ or 704-235-5300.

 

• REPTILE DAY: The Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory hosts Reptile Day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Blanche Parker Garden, between Watson and Dana Science Complex. Details: www.bio.davidson.edu.

SOLDIER CAMP: Boys and girls ages 8-12 experience a day in the life of a Civil War Soldier 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. The camp costs $25. Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312, ext. 305.

GIRLS CAMP: Girls, ages 8-12, step into the 1860s for a day and learn about English country dancing, natural dyeing, candle making, doll making and 19th century clothing 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. The camp costs $25. Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312.

EBOOKS: Learn how to download and borrow eBooks at 10:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• LIT LITE: The Lit Lite group discusses Adriana Triglani’s “Queen of the Big Time” at 2 p.m. at the North County Regional, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• JEDI ACADEMY: Children, ages 6-10, enroll in Jedi Academy 2-3:30 p.m. at the Florence S. Shanklin Library, 7837 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. Upon completion of their training, kids become Jedi knights. The program is part of the Lincoln County Public Library’s community reading campaign, which centers on Ian Doescher’s book, “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily a New Hope.” Details: www.lincolncounty.org.

LEGO PROGRAM: Children, ages 5-11, learn math concepts through Legos at 2:30 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

 

April 13

 FILM SCREENING: Adults watch a screening of the film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” starring Gene Wilder, at 1:30 p.m. at the North County Regional, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Participants explore Brackett Bluff Nature Preserve during an off-trail hike from 2-4 p.m. at the preserve, 20520 Shearer Road, Davidson. Naturalist Reed Patterson will lead the hike. The hike is moderate in difficulty. Costs: $5 per group/family, $6 for non-resident groups/families. Details: www.davidsonlands.org.

 

April 14

• PAWS TO READ: Children, ages 3-11, improve their literacy skills and confidence by reading to a therapy dog at 4 p.m. at the Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

SUICIDE PREVENTION: Davidson Parks and Recreation hosts a “QPR” course to teach simple steps to help save a life from suicide 7-8:30 p.m. at the recreation office, 865 South St., Davidson. Participants learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, how to question, persuade and refer someone to get help. Details: 704-892-3349.

• CONCERT: Davidson College choirs and orchestras will collaborate for a concert operatic and classical music 7:30 p.m. at the Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Students get in free. Tickets cost $5-15. For tickets, call the box office at 704-894-2135 or buy www.davidson.edu/tickets.

 

April 15

• WORD SEARCH: Teenagers test their logic and reasoning in a self-paced word search at 10 a.m. at the North County Regional, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

FILM SCREENING: The community views and discusses the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” at 5:30 p.m. at the North County Regional, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 COMEDY SHOW: Larry XL performs a comedy show at 8 p.m. at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Tickets cost $10. Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782.

 

April 16

SUICIDE PREVENTION: Davidson Parks and Recreation hosts a “QPR,” course to teach simple steps to help save a life from suicide 9-10:30 a.m. at the recreation office, 865 South St., Davidson. Participants learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, how to question, persuade and refer someone to get help. Details: 704-892-3349.

• COMMUNITY TALK: Jonathan Eller talks on video about Ray Bradbury’s novel “Fahrenheit 45,” followed by a group discussion, 10:30 a.m. at the Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000. The event is part of the One Book Community campaign.

FOOD TRUCKS: Bella Love hosts Food Truck Wednesdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Details: www.bellalove.org.

 FILM SCREENING: The community views and discusses the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” at 11:30 a.m. at the Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000. The event is part of the One Book Community campaign.

 LEGO ROBOTICS: Teens learn how to construct robotics with LEGOs at 2 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

 

April 17

 BOOK DISCUSSION: The community discusses Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” at 6 p.m. at the North County Regional, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 

April 18

 TECHNOLOGY TUTOR: Adults learn the basics of computers, the Internet, email and Microsoft Office programs 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Davidson Branch Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

FILM SCREENING: Children, ages 5-11, watch the film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” at 2 p.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

 

April 19

• EASTER CELEBRATION: Ramah Presbyterian hosts an Easter Celebration for children, ages 1 to third grade, 10-11:30 a.m. at the church, 14401 Ramah Church Road, Huntersville. Details: 704-875-6683, ext. 10.

 EGG HUNT: Asbury United Methodist serves all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Asbury Café for $6 and then holds an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 11724 Asbury Chapel Road, Huntersville. The hunt includes a bounce house, cookie decorating and other activities. 

• EGG HUNT: The Fifth Annual Rural Hill Egg Hunt starts at 11 a.m. for ages 4 and younger and 11:30 a.m. for ages 5 and older at the historic site, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.ruralhill.net.

• COMIC CREATIONS: Children, ages 8-11, learn storytelling and cartooning techniques at 2 p.m. at the North County Regional, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• EASTER EGGS: Bethel Presbyterian Church hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt 3-4:30 p.m. at 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. The event includes games, crafts, snacks and an appearance by the Easter Bunny. Activities start at 3 p.m., followed by the hunt at 4 p.m.

 EASTER DEVOTIONAL: People of all faiths are invited to family-friendly activities and a broadcast of Handel’s “Messiah” performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at 6 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7032 McIlwaine Road, Huntersville. Details: mamahos@carolina.rr.com.

 BARK FOR LIFE: K9s and their owners enjoy a one and a half mile walk, entertainment and participate in demonstrations, contests and games at the American Cancer Society Bark for Life event 8-11 a.m. by Which Wich in Birkdale Village. Details: www.relayforlife.org/barklkn or blair.lindley@cancer.org.

 

Ongoing

 BUNNY PHOTO: Families participate in traditional and unique seasonal events, including photos with the Easter Bunny, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-7 p.m. Sundays through April 19 at Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. Details: www.concordmills.com or 704-979-3000.

3D STRUCTURES: Bryant Holsenbeck showcases three-dimensional structures made from recycled bottle caps at her exhibit, “Markers of Our Lives,” through April 30 at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Details: www.cornelius.org/parc or 704-896-8823.

BLACK, WHITE: Andre Christine Gallery showcases its latest exhibit, “Black and White,” through April at 148 Ervin Road, Mooresville. Details: Lynne@AndreChristineGallery.com or 704-664-1164.