Festival features Lake Norman folk art

The festival features artist booths, children’s activities, food and music 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at a new lakefront location, 3630 Drum Campground Road, Sherrills Ford. Admission and parking are free.  Details: 828-327-8576 or www.lakenormanfolkartfestival.com.

Musical explores emotions behind impending parenthood

DAVIDSON – Davidson Community Players kicks off its fall production “Baby: The Musical” at 8 p.m. Oct. 4 at Armour Street Theater, 307 Armour St.

The musical follows three pairs of soon-to-be parents living on a college campus. The couples include Lizzy and Danny, college juniors who have just moved in together; Pam and Nick, a thirty-something couple who are having difficulties conceiving a child; and Arlene and Alan, who were looking forward to seeing their youngest child graduate college.

Show times include Oct. 4-6 at 8 p.m., Oct. 7 at 2 p.m., Oct. 11-13 at 8 p.m., Oct. 14 at 2 p.m., Oct. 18-20 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets, which can be purchased online at www.davidsoncommunity
players.org, cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students.

The production is appropriate for audience members 12 years old and up.

Davidson archivist discuss World War II and Davidson College

DAVIDSON – Davidson College holds a public discussion about Davidson College alumni who served in World War II.

The event takes place at 3 p.m. Oct. 5 in the college’s Chambers Building, 200 D. Road. Davidson College Archivist Jan Blodgett will lead discussion about how the war affected the college. Admission is free.

Details: 704-894-2545.

Fisher Farms holds stargazing event

DAVIDSON – The Davidson Lands Conservancy holds a free night of stargazing 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Fisher Farm Park, 21215 Shearer Road

Davidson College’s physics department and the Charlotte Astronomy Club will provide equipment and expertise.

The conservancy recommends that participants bring a flashlight. Drive slowly while driving in to Fisher Farm and dim car lights to keep dust and glare from obscuring views of the sky. Participants can bring their own telescopes.

Details: www.davidsonlands.org.

Former MTV comedian Tom Green

to appear in Cornelius

CORNELIUS – Tickets are still available for comedian Tom Green’s Oct. 9 appearance at The Lake Norman Comedy Zone in Cornelius.

Green is best known as a former MTV personality and comedic actor in 2000’s “Road Trip.”

The show begins at 8 p.m. at The Comedy Zone, located in Galway Hooker Irish Pub, 17044 Kenton Drive. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased online at www.lkncomedyzone.com.

Details: 704-895-1782 or info@lkn

Lawing to perform Brahams

at public piano recital

DAVIDSON – Davidson College holds a public piano recital featuring Artist Associate in Piano Cynthia Lawing at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Tyler-Tallman Hall of the college’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road.

Lawing will perform music by Johannes Brahams. Admission is free.

Details: 704-894-2848.

Piano concert features music

by classical composers

DAVIDSON – Christopher Gilliam, director of choral activities at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, leads a concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the church, 100 N. Main St.

The concert features music by Scarlatti, Brahms, Paulus and Hogan.

Details: 704-894-2848.