Jan. 30

• WORDSMITHS: Writers join the North County Regional Wordsmiths for sharing their work and exchanging ideas at 6 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• AI LECTURE: James Barrat, author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era,” presents a lecture, “The Question of Our Time: Can We Share Our World with Smarter-than-Human Machines?” at 7 p.m. in Davidson College’s Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2523.

• CONSERVATIVES CONGREGRATE: Lake Norman Conservatives meet for the U.S. Senate Republican Primary Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. with a social hour beginning at 6 p.m. at Fox and Hound Restaurant, 8711 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. RSVP: lakenormanconservatives@gmail.com.

Details: www.lakenormanconservatives.org.

• COLLEGE BASKETBALL: The Davidson College men’s basketball team plays Chattanooga at 7 p.m. at John Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. Tickets cost $7-$22. Details: www.davidsonwildcats.com or 704-894-2375.

 

Jan. 31

• RIBBON CUTTING: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon cutting at 6:30 p.m. at Sun Up Café, 120 Langtree Village Drive, Mooresville. Details: www.sunupcafe.com or 704-997-2596.  

• FILM SCREEENING: Studio-C Cinema screens “The Broken Circle Breakdown” at 7 p.m. at the Cornelius Art Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Tickets cost $8 for Cornelius residents and $9 for others. Details: www.indiesplusdocs.com.

• JAZZ CONCERT: Guitarist Dustin Hofsess and trumpeter Bill Lawing perform a free jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. in Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

 

Feb. 1

• FISHING TOURNAMENT: The Father & Son Bass Fishing Tournament starts at 8 a.m. at Midway Marina, 8693 N.C. 150 E., Terrell. Check-in begins at 6 a.m. Prizes include $250 for first place, $100 for second place and $75 for third place. The event raises money for the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists. Admission costs $50 per team. Mothers and daughters are also welcome to compete. Details: harrisonreid37@yahoo.com or hmikecook@aol.com 

• MILITARY EXPERIENCE: Experience the atmosphere of a Southern England military base in 1944 as the soldiers are preparing for D-day, the invasion of France, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org.

• INVESTMENT SEMINAR: Learn what to consider before investing, as well as how to choose a financial professional, at 10:30 a.m. North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• BIRD DEMONSTRATION: Docents present species of birds on a glove 11-11:30 a.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• VULTURE FEEDING: The Carolina Raptor Center presents vulture feedings 12:30-1 p.m. at the center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• NEW YEAR: Children celebrate Chinese New Year with a storytime and making dragon masks at 2 p.m. at Discovery Place Kids, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Children younger than 1 get in free.

Details: http://huntersville.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261.

• COLLEGE BASKETBALL: The Davidson College men’s basketball team plays the Citadel at 4 p.m. at John Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. Tickets cost $7-$22. Details: www.davidsonwildcats.com or 704-894-2375.

• FILM SCREENING: Studio-C Cinema screens “The Broken Circle Breakdown” at 7 p.m. at the Cornelius Art Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Tickets cost $8 for Cornelius residents and $9 for others. Details: www.indiesplusdocs.com.

 

Feb. 2

• TRANSFORMING TRUTHS: Grace Covenant offers a semester-long course covering the breadth of Christian beliefs and doctrine at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. in Room 222 at the Cornelius Campus, 17301 Statesville Road.

• CHRISTIAN MONASTICISM: The Rev. Rob Spach leads a four-week series, called “Exploring the Christian Monastic Tradition,” at 9:45 a.m. in room B of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 208 Concord Road, Davidson.

• MILITARY EXPERIENCE: Experience the atmosphere of a Southern England military base in 1944 as the soldiers are preparing for D-day, the invasion of France, 1-4 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8 for adults and $7 for seniors and students. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org.

• NEW YEAR: Children celebrate Chinese New Year with a storytime and making dragon masks at 2 p.m. at Discovery Place Kids, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Children younger than 1 get in free.

Details: http://huntersville.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261.

• CONCERT SERIES: Celtic violinist Jamie Laval and friends perform a concert at 3 p.m. in Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. The ensemble will present traditional music from Scotland, Ireland, Brittany and Quebec. Admission costs $8 for faculty/staff/seniors, $5 for youth and $17 for general admission. Students get in free. Details: www.davidson.edu/tickets, or 704-894-2315.

 

Feb. 3

• STROKE SCREENING: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center partners with Life Line Screening to offer stroke screenings 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Berea Baptist Church, 1015 River Hwy., Mooresville. During the screening, an ultrasound will check to see the plaque build-up in arteries, a leading cause of stroke. Admission costs $60. Details: www.LifeLineScreening.com/community-partners or 877-237-1383.

• VIDEO GAMES: Teenagers develop literacy and critical-thinking skills through video games at 5 p.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: 704-416-3800 or www.cmlibrary.org.

 

Feb. 4

• COOKING CLASS: Gypsy Soup offers a hands-on cooking class for youth 1-3 p.m. (preschool) and 4-6 p.m. (grades 3-5) Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Registration costs $70 for Davidson residents and $80 for others. Details: www.gypsysoup.com.

• COMEDY SHOW: Valarie Storm performs a comedy show at 8 p.m. at Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Tickets cost $10 for general admission. Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782.

 

Feb. 5

• CULTURAL ARTWORK: Children create cultural artwork at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place Kids, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Children younger than 1 get in free. Details: http://huntersville.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261.

 

Feb. 6

• ART ENRICHMENT: Preschool children participate in storytime and a craft project pertaining to birds 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville. The event costs $2. Details: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org or 704-875-6521.

• COCKTAILS AT LIBRARY: The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Foundation discusses its strategic vision in Cocktails & Conversation with Your Library Foundation at 6 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 

Feb. 7

• DINNER AT DAVIDSON: Davidson College hosts the fifth annual Dinner at Davidson at 5:30 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery of the Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson. The event will celebrate the college’s commitment to affordability. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. The gallery will open to display student artwork, performances and other achievements at 6:30 p.m., followed by a gourmet dinner at 7:30 p.m. Admission costs $50 for faculty/staff/young alumni and $75 general admission. Register by Feb. 2 at www.davidson.edu or 704-894-3089.

 

Feb. 8

• STEP SHOW: Davidson College invites the public to attend the eighth annual Apocalypse Step Show at 8 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. The show features step dance performances by teams from the various Divine Nine National Panhellenic Council organizations. Admission costs $5 for students/faculty/staff and $7 for general admission. Details: www.davidson.edu/tickets.

• FLYING HEARTS: Ages 5 and older paint a Valentine treasure 10 a.m.-noon at Sanctuary of Davidson, 108 S. Main St., Davidson. The class costs $25. Details: www.sanctuaryofdavidson.com or 704-892-0044.

• VALENTINE’S CRAFT: Children use Valentine’s Day symbols from around the world to create a card for a loved one at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place Kids, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Children younger than 1 get in free. Details: http://huntersville.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261.

• COLLEGE BASKETBALL: The Davidson College men’s basketball team plays Furman at 7 p.m. at John Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. Tickets cost $7-$22. Details: www.davidsonwildcats.com or 704-894-2375.

 

Ongoing Events

• CAT SHOW: The Carolina Sophisticats hold its Sophisticats Hearts A’Fire Cat Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 8 and 9 at Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49 N., Concord. Admission costs $6 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger. Seniors older than 60 and military get in free. Details: www.cabarrusarena.com or 704-920-3976.

• BASEBALL SIGNUPS: Registration is open for Lake Norman Little League through Feb. 21. Register by 6 p.m. Feb. 16 for a $10 discount. There are Tball, machine pitch and kid pitch teams for ages 6-12. Details: www.lakenormanlittleleague.org.

• SOFTBALL SIGNUPS: Registration is open for Cornelius Softball through Feb. 28. For girls ages 4-17. Details: www.corneliusncsoftball.org.

• LACROSSE SIGNUPS: Registration is open for Xtreme Lacrosse through Jan. 31. There are boys, girls and co-ed teams for ages 7-14. Details: www.xtremelacrosse.wordpress.com.

• COIN SHOW: The Charlotte Coin Club hosts its 44th annual three-day coin show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8, as well as 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo, 7100 Statesville Road, Charlotte. Admission and parking are free. Details: www.charlottecoinclub.com.

• ART EXHIBIT: Davidson College hosts an art exhibition, titled “State of Emergency,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. weekends, Jan. 16-Feb. 28, in the Van Every Gallery of the Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. The exhibition will feature the work of contemporary artists in visualizing disasters, ranging from hurricanes to financial crises. Details: 704-894-2519.