• 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.
• POTTERY CLASS: Paint pottery with fellow artists 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Davidson Parks and Recreation, 865 S. St., Davidson. An experienced instructor will guide students in decorating pre-made bisque pottery with underglaze paints. The instructor will bring necessary materials. Costs: $22 per week for residents, $26 for non-residents. Details: 704-892-3349.
• LIVE MUSIC: Hot Sauce performs live music at 10:30 p.m. at The Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius. Details: http://therustyrudder.net or 704-892-9195.
• POLAR PLUNGE: The Race City Civitans host the Polar Plunge Freezin’ for a Reason 9-10 a.m. at 273 Torrence Chapel Road, Mooresville. Proceeds go to the Special Olympics. Details: 704-799-4248 or 704-881-1174.
• CONCERT SERIES: Joseph Hasty and Centerpiece Jazz perform a jazz concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizens Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. The group plays songs by Miles Davis and Thelonius Monk, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Admission costs $5. Children 10 and younger get in free. Details: www.mooresvillerecreation.org or 704-663-7026.
• 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.
• LIVE MUSIC: Simplified performs live music at 10:30 p.m. at The Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius. Details: http://therustyrudder.net or 704-892-9195.
• 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 Ada Jenkins Center gymnasium, 212 Gamble St., Davidson. Details: www.townofdavidson.org.
• SUICIDE PREVENTION: Davidson Parks and Recreation hosts “QPR,” a course which stands for “question, persuade and refer” to teach simple steps to help save a life from suicide 7-9:30 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.
• ETHICS LECTURE: Julia Angwin presents a free ethics lecture, “The Ethics of Privacy and Security in the Digital Age,” 7:30 p.m. in Davidson College’s Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson. Angwin wrote the book “Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance.” Details: 704-894-2285.
• GREEN THUMBS: Discuss the basics of gardening and the skills needed to grow a successful organic garden 10-11:30 a.m. at Davidson Parks and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. The class costs $15 for Davidson residents and $18 for others. Details: 704-892-3349.
• CROSSFIT TEENS: Children, ages 12-16, practice functional fitness 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays at CrossFit Davidson, 305 Depot St., Davidson. The class covers body awareness, cardiovascular exercise and body weight exercises as well as confidence building and self-esteem. Six sessions costs $60. Details: 704-987-7200.
• SMELLS LIKE … : Rachel Herz presents a free lecture, “The Scent of Desire,” at 7 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Herz, an expert in the psychological science of smell, has published more than 70 research papers. She wrote “The Scent of Desire and That’s Disgusting.” Details: 704-894-2254.
• FACULTY RECITAL: Davidson College trumpet instructor Bill Lawing performs a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Lawing will present works from classical trumpet repertoire, with piano accompaniment by Cynthia Lawing. Details: 704-894-2848.
• COMEDY SHOW: Philly Plowden from America’s Got Talent,” performs stand-up comedy at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Tickets cost $10. Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782.
• SENIOR SCHOLARS: The Davidson Senior Scholars discuss programs that stimulate continuous intellectual and cultural growth in the monthly meeting 1-2:30 p.m. at the parks and recreation office, 865 South St., Davidson. Details: 704-892-3349.
• LITTLE EXPLORERS: Children, ages 3-6, learn what is happening outdoors season by season by enjoying a nature story and exploring the outdoors 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays at Davidson Park and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. Other activities such as crafts, songs and games are included. The program costs $40 a month. Details: 704-892-3349.
• SMITH LECTURE: Astrophysicist and cosmologist John Cromwell Mather presents a free lecture, "The History of the Universe from Beginning to End, and Observing with the James Webb Space Telescope." at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of Davidson College’s the Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2838.
• 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 invites the public to a screening of the documentary “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” in conjunction with an exhibit of the artist’s work in the Smith Gallery 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 gives a free literary reading 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.” He will read from his works and sign books. Details: 704-894-2472.
• WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: Charlotte 49ers Athletics Director Judy Rose will serve as the keynote speaker for the Lake Norman Women’s Conference 2014 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Peninsula Yacht Club, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius. Register at 9 a.m. Admission costs $75. Register in advance. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.
• POTTERY CLASS: Paint pottery with fellow artists 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Davidson Parks and Recreation, 865 S. St., Davidson. An experienced instructor will guide students in decorating pre-made bisque pottery with underglaze paints. The instructor will bring necessary materials. Costs $22 per week for residents, $26 for non-residents. Details: 704-892-3349.
• MUSICAL INTERLUDES: Davidson College music students perform a free concert based on their interpretations of concertos on their respective instruments at 12:30 p.m. in the Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 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 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.
• PLAYFEST: The Warehouse Annual Short Comedy Playfest showcases a series of 10-minute plays 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday through Feb. 9, as well as 2 p.m. Feb. 9, at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. Tickets costs $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students. Details: www.warehousepac.com or 704-619-0429.
• WATERCOLOR CLASS: Students learn how to paint landscapes, seascapes, still life and portraits with watercolors 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays in February, beginning Feb. 6, at Davidson Parks and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. The course costs $89 for four classes or $95 for others. Details: 704-892-3349.
• DANCE PARTY: Children and adults move and groove to three favorite songs 11:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Details: 704-372-6261.
• 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.
• 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 T-ball, machine pitch and kid pitch teams for ages 6-12. Details: www.lakenormanlittleleague.org.
• DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Learn how to make better photos with a camera, iPad or iPhone 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 13 and 20 at Davidson Park and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. The class costs $64 for Davidson residents and $74 for others. Details: 704-892-3349.
• BODY CAMP: Adults use functional fitness exercises with body-weight, small dumbbells and kettlebells 6:45-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays or 7:30-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at CrossFit Davidson, 305 Depot St., Davidson. All shapes and sizes are invited to try the class. The camp costs $95 for two days a week for four weeks or $125 for all sessions for four weeks. Details: 704-987-7200.
• SOFTBALL SIGNUPS: Registration is open for Cornelius softball for girls, ages 4-17, through Feb. 28. Details: www.corneliusncsoftball.org.