April 17

LGBTQ ACTIVIST: Learn the Self Evident Truths Project created by acclaimed artist, photographer and LGBTQ activist iO Tillet Wright at 5 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: www.ted.com/talks/io_tillett_wright_fifty_shades_of_gay.

NETWORKING PARTY: Network with the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber, Lake Norman Chamber, Lincoln County Chamber and DABA for their Annual Networking Party at 5:30 p.m. at Innovative Pest Management, 6596 Campground Road, Denver. Details: www.489bugs.com or Ronnie Caldwell, 704-489-2847.

 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.

PIANO RECITAL: Davidson student Will Milvaney performs a free piano recital 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall at Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: Amanda Preston, ampreston@davidson.com.

OPEN MIC: Listen to musicians, visual artists, comedians and poets and get connected to the heart of the creative community at Bella Love’s Open Mic Night 7:30-11:30 p.m. at Kadi Fit in Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Admission costs $5. Details: www.bellalove.org.


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.


April 19

• FARMERS MARKET: The Davidson Farmers Market opens 8 a.m.-noon next to Davidson Town Hall, between Main and Jackson streets. Details: www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.

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: Mt. Zion United Methodist holds its Community Easter Egg Hunt for preschoolers through third graders 10 a.m.-noon at the church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. Children must be accompanied by adults. Details: www.mtzionumc.net.

• ESTATE AUCTION: Donald Horton, of Asset Services Corporation, serves as auctioneer for a live estate auction at 10 a.m.-noon at 200 Avinger Drive, Davidson. Items include a baby grand piano, pool table, executive conference table, golf cart and appliances. Details:  www.auctionzip.com/Listings/2081543.html.

EGG HUNT: Enjoy Easter egg hunts, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting, Easter egg decorating, bouncy house, balloon animals and play with bunnies 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Zootastic, 448 Pilch Road, Troutman. The event costs $8.50 for adults and $6.50 for children. Details: www.zootasticpark.com or 704-245-6446.

EGGSTRAVAGANZA: Lazy 5 Ranch hosts its Fifth Annual Easter Eggstravaganza 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the ranch, 15100 Mooresville Road, Mooresville. The event features Easter egg hunts, face painting, prizes, live rabbits, scavenger hunts and coloring contests. Details: www.lazy5ranch.com or 704-663-5100.

 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. 

• 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 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


April 20

TINKERING STUDIO: Children ages 7-12 explore scribbling machines in the Tinkering Studio 3-4:30 p.m. at Davidson Parks and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. The class costs $18 for residents or $22 for others. Registration required. Details: www.townofdavidson.org/dpr.

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.


April 21

GOLF TOURNAMENT: The Northstone Country Club hosts the Lions Regional Golf Tournament at 10:30 a.m. at the club, 15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville. Registration costs $100, which includes lunch, dinner, lessons, on-course drinks, range balls and goodie bags. Proceeds benefit the blind within the community. Details: www.northmecklionsgolf.org.

BAND PERFORMANCE: The Lake Norman Big Band performs 7-9 p.m. in the Finish Line Restaurant at George Pappas’ Victory Lanes, 125 Morlake Drive, Mooresville. Details: www.thelakenormanbigband.org or 704-664-2695.


April 22

• COMMISSIONER CHAT: Cornelius Mayor Pro-tem Woody Washam holds his next “listening circle” at 10 a.m. at the Bailey’s Glen Clubhouse, 12100 Meetinghouse Drive, Cornelius. Washam will provide an update on what’s happening in town, as well as get input from residents.

BOOK DISCUSSION: Adults view a presentation on Ray Bradbury and discuss his classic masterpiece “Fahrenheit 451” as part of the One Book, One Community Book initiative 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org/onebook or 704-416-3800.

• COMEDY SHOW: Tom Simmons 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 23

SCHOOL TOUR: Bailey Middle School offers tours to prospective students and parents at 9:30 a.m. at the school, 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. Details: Laurie Smith, ljsblessed@gmail.com.

BOOK SIGNING: Renee Gilliam shares stories from her book, “A Century Old,” at 10 a.m. at Summit Place of Mooresville, 128 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. A book signing will follow the reading. Details: RSVP, 704-799-2712.

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


April 24

CPR TRAINING: Untrained bystanders learn how to perform hands-only CPR 7-8 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Department, 865 South St., Davidson. The free course is offered through the American Red Cross. Details: 704-892-3349.


April 25

POTTERY CLASS: Paint your own pottery with fellow artists 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Davidson Parks and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. The instructor will bring all necessary materials. The class costs $22 per week for residents and $26 for others. Details: 704-892-3349.

SPANISH CONVERSATION: English speakers improve Spanish listening and speaking skills 10-11 a.m. at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. A grasp of very basic Spanish is recommended. Details: 704-416-3800.

• POWER LUNCHEON: Davidson College President Carol Quillen headlines the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s Power Luncheon 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at River Run Country Club.  Register in advance.

MOVIE NIGHT: Watch “Play Again,” a documentary about the consequences of removing children from nature, at 7 p.m. in the Studio-C Cinema at the Cornelius Art Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for a reception. Admission is free but reservations are required. Details: info@studioccinema.com or 704-892-6031.

A CAPPELLA CONCERT: Davidson Generals perform an a cappella concert 8-9:30 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall at the Knobloch Campus Center, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. The group performs songs from artists including Mariah Carey, Counting Crows and Lionel Richie. Details: Allen Rigby, alrigby@davidson.edu.



• 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.

PARELLI JAMBOREE: Improve your horsemanship, have questions answered and get help with your specific needs with horseback riding at the annual Parelli Jamboree at 11 a.m. April 25-27 at Latta Equestrian Center, 6201 Sample Road, Huntersville. The event features professionals who provide coaching focus stations, games for horses and humans, spotlights and riding and ground skill tournaments. Horse lovers of all ages and levels are welcome. The jamboree costs $200, which includes a stall and two bags of shavings. Details: parellidawn@gmail.com.


Art exhibits

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.oeg/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.

PAINTINGS: Mooresville Arts showcases art exhibits by Zoltan Szabo and the Golden Boys noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville. Details: www.MAGart.org and 704-663-6661.

DALE EARNHARDT: Mooresville Arts displays a mosaic of Dale Earnhardt Jr. noon-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays through May 25 at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville. The mosaic will be raffled off May 25. Raffle tickets cost $5 or six for $25. Details: www.magart.org or 704-663-6661.