Feb. 13

• RIBBON CUTTING: Langtree Market holds a ribbon cutting 10-11 a.m. at the store, 115 Mecklynn Road, Mooresville. Details: 704-765-9766.

FILM SCREENING: Davidson College screens the documentary “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” at 6:30 p.m. in the Semans Lecture Hall of the Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. The screening is free. Details: 704-894-2519.

LITERARY EVENT: Writer Philip Gerard reads from his works and signs books at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Gerard wrote “Down the Wild Cape Fear” and “The Patron Saint of Dream.” The event is free. Details: 704-894-2472.

 

Feb. 14

POTTERY CLASS: An experienced instructor guides students in decorating pre-made bisque pottery with underglaze paints 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Davidson Parks and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. The instructor will bring materials. The class costs $22 for residents and $26 for others. Details: 704-892-3349.

MUSICAL INTERLUDES: Davidson College students perform a free concert at 12:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Students share their interpretations of concertos on their respective instruments. Details: 704-894-2848.

• ZIPLINE & DINE: Guests travel through a zipline course, hike back to camp and enjoy dinner in Valentine’s Day Zipline & Dine at 6, 6:15, 6:30 and 6:45 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte. Admission costs $75. Register in advance. Details: www.usnwc.org or 704-391-3900.

• LIVE MUSIC: The Mike Strauss Trio performs live music 8-11 p.m. at Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.summitcoffee.com or 704-895-9090.

• LIVE MUSIC: The Robin Burk duo performs live music 9 p.m.-midnight at Harvey’s Bar & Grill, 13812 Cinnabar Place, Huntersville. Details: www.harveyslkn.com.

• LIVE MUSIC: John Linker performs live music 10-11 p.m. at the Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Details: http://www.galwayhookerpub.com or 704-895-1782.

• PAJAMA PARTY: The Rusty Rudder hosts a pajama party at 10:30 p.m. at the restaurant, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius. Details: http://therustyrudder.net or 704-892-9195.

 

Feb. 15

BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas hosts its fifth annual Pints for Pounds blood drive 2-5 p.m. at AMC Theatres at Northlake Mall, 7325 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte. For every pint of blood donated, the center will donate seven pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Details: www.carolinadonor.org or 704-972-4700. 

• LIVE MUSIC: Blue Monday performs live music at 10:30 p.m. at The Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius. Details: www.therustyrudder.net or 704-892-9195.

• LIVE MUSIC: Burning Bright performs live music 10-11 p.m. at the Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Details: http://www.galwayhookerpub.com or 704-895-1782.

 

Feb. 16

SWEETHEART TOURS: Take a special valentine’s tour of the plantation house on the hour 2-4 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Learn about the 19th century courting customs and hear sweetheart stories about the Latta girls. Admission costs $8 for adults and $7 for senior and students. Ages 5 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org.

JUGGLE FOR ALL: Children, ages 12 and older, learn how to throw and manipulate objects in the air, on the body and on the ground 3-5 p.m. at the Ada Jenkins Center gymnasium, 212 Gamble St., Davidson. Details: 704-896-0811.

JAZZ CONCERT: Pianist Riley Mangan and fellow Davidson College students perform a free jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of the college’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

THEATER PRODUCTION: Davidson College presents the stage performance of “Mujeres de Ciudad Juarez” at 7 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. The play features Mexican actress Cristina Michaus and examines the femicides taking place in Juarez, Mexico. Admission is free. Details: 704-894-2245.

 

Feb. 17

LITERARY LECTURE: Novelist Don DeLillo presents a literary lecture at 8 p.m. in Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. DeLillo won the National Book Award for his novel “White Noise” in 1985. Tickets are required for the free event. Details: www.davidson.edu/tickets or 704-894-2135.

 

Feb. 18

PRESIDENT’S DAY: Homeschooled students and their families  celebrate American heritage and learn about early American presidents 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $6. Ages 4 and younger get in free. Details: www.lattaplantation.org.

ART DISCUSSION: Davidson College faculty members Suzanne Churchill and Anelise Shrout discuss the art exhibit “State of Emergency” at 11 a.m. in Davidson College’s Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. The event is free. Details: 704-894-2519. 

• COMEDY SHOW: Claude Stuart and J. Bliss perform at 8 p.m. at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. The show is for ages 21 and older. Tickets cost $10. Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782.

• DALE EARNHARDT TRIBUTE: Dale Earnhardt Inc. hosts its annual Candlelight Remembrance of Dale Earnhardt 6-8 p.m. at the shop, 1675 Coddle Creek Hwy., Mooresville. The public is invited to stop by for a few moments of quiet reflection and share memories of the late NASCAR driver. The showroom will be open to the public and will be illuminated with candles. Details: www.daleearnhardtinc.com or 704-662-8000.

 

Feb. 19

RIBBON CUTTING: Nothing Bundt Cakes celebrates its opening at 8 a.m. at 8830 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. Details: www.nothingbundtcakes.com.

SOCIAL HOUR: Seniors unwind in a relaxing and social environment, meeting old and new friends, playing table tennis, drinking coffee, playing games and reading newspapers at 9 a.m. at Davidson Parks and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. Details: 704-892-3349.

SUICIDE PREVENTION: Davidson Parks and Recreation hosts a “QPR,” which stands for question, persuade and refer, 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.

LITTLE EXPLORERS: Children, ages 3-6, enjoy a nature story and explore the outdoors 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays at Davidson Park and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. Other activities include crafts, songs and games. Activities cost $40 a month. Details: 704-892-3349.

BUDDY BENEFIT: Davidson College hosts the fifth annual Buddy Benefit at 5 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. The evening features musical performances from Davidson’s a cappella groups and a keynote speech by alumnus Billy Powers, founder of the Buddy System organization. Donations benefit families caring for children with special needs. Details: 704-895-4968.

 

Feb. 20

• NEWSMAKERS BREAKFAST: Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis is the guest speaker at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s Newsmaker Breakfast 7:30-8:55 a.m. at The Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Drive, Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

GIRL POWER: Girls, ages 12-16, build confidence and self-esteem in girl power classes 7-8 p.m. every other Thursday at CrossFit Davidson, 305 Depot St., Davidson. Girls focus on functional fitness, body-weight exercise, goal setting, teamwork and a healthy self-image. Six session costs $60. Details: 704-987-7200.

BUSINESS NETWORKING: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business After Hours networking event 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Comfortable Couch Company, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org

 

Feb. 21

SPEED NETWORKING: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce hosts speed networking 8-9 a.m. in its office, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: 704-892-1922.

FOCUS FRIDAY: N.C. Sen. Jeff Tarte and representatives from Carolinas Healthcare System and Novant Health discuss the top “Hospital Certificate-of-Need Good Policy or Bad Politics?” at 8:30-10 a.m. at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. The program is free. Details: 704-892-1922. 

• LIVE MUSIC: Dave Haywood performs live music 10-11 p.m. at the Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Details: http://www.galwayhookerpub.com or 704-895-1782.

• LIVE MUSIC: Gump Fiction performs live music at 10:30 p.m. at The Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius. Details: http://therustyrudder.net or 704-892-9195.

 

Feb. 22:

• LIVE MUSIC: John Linker performs live music 10-11 p.m. at the Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Details: http://www.galwayhookerpub.com or 704-895-1782.

• POLAR PLUNGE: The Lincoln County Special Olympics hosts its Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for A Reason at Sally’s YMCA, 1601 Forney Creek Pkwy., Denver. A DJ plays and games at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The first plunge starts at noon. Register online, at East Lincoln High School or at the event. Registration costs $10 for ages 9 and younger and $25 for ages 10 and older. Details: www.firstgiving.com/sonc/solcpolarplunge or Celeste Frazier, 704-736-1860 or 704-308-6398.

 

Ongoing

WATERCOLOR CLASS: Students learn how to paint landscapes, seascapes, still life and portraits with watercolors 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays in February at Davidson Parks and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. Davidson residents pay $89 for four classes. Others pay $95. Details: 704-892-3349.

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

CROSSFIT KIDS: Children, ages 6-11, practice functional fitness by playing games and exercising 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sundays at CrossFit Davidson, 305 Depot St., Davidson. There will be a warm-up, modifiable workout and stretching and skill work led by a certified coach. Six sessions cost $60. Details: 704-987-7200.