April 24


‘Life As We Know It’

The quirks and craziness of contemporary life are the fodder for theatrical fun in “Life As We Know It,” a 90-minute show of five short comedies and a monologue written by playwright Elaine Alexander.  The show takes a satiric swipe at cell phone addiction, helicopter parenting and youth obsession among other modern day maladies.

When: 8 p.m. April 24-26 and May 1-3, as well as 2 p.m. April 27 and May 4

Where: The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius

Details: www.warehousepac.com


April 25


Better Living Home & Garden Show

Experience what's new in home, gardening, remodeling and home décor at a trade show that draws local and regional businesses. Meet hundreds of experts and experience thousands of products and services all in one area.

When: noon-8 p.m. April 25, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 26 and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 27

Where: Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord

Details: www.betterlivinghomeandgardenshow.com


Tuck Fest

The three-day festival celebrates the outdoors through competitions, exhibitions, demonstrations and live music. Outdoor sports competition include trail running, kayaking, biking, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, slacklining and adventure racing. Admission costs $25 for children and $35 for adults in advance. Add $5 if registering on the day of the event. 

When: 5 p.m. April 25 and 8 a.m. April 26-27.

Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte

Details: www.tuckfest.org 


April 26

Bark in the Park Top Dog Festival

The festival will feature a Pooch Parade, booths and information regarding rescues, vendors, freebies and giveaways, demonstrations and contests for dogs and humans. Contests include long shot, toss and catch, best trick, best costume and best bark.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville

Details: www.parkandrec.com 


The Lake Norman Boating and Water Sports Festival

Postponed from March 29, the free event includes seminars and exhibits to provide participants with the opportunity to learn safe and successful boating and watersports. The event will raise money for the Levine Children’s Hospital Children’s Fund, according to Marc Graveline, president of the Carefree Boat Club.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Morningstar Kings Point Marina, 18020 Kings Point Drive, Cornelius

Details: www.carefreeboats.com/lakenorman/festival 


Art on the Green

The annual juried two-day art festival features vendor booths, live music and food. Stroll from tent to tent to see some of the area's best visual, performance and cultural arts.

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 26 and noon-4 p.m. April 27

Where: Village Green at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road in Davidson

Details: www.ci.davidson.nc.us 


April 27

Concerts on the Green

The Town of Davidson kicks off its Concerts on the Green series following the Art on the Green festival. Concerts take place 6-8 p.m. on the first and third Sundays, May through September, on the town green. The town will hold a special concert on July 4.

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Village Green at the corner of Main Street and Concord Road in Davidson

Details: www.ci.davidson.nc.us 


May 2

Relay for Life of Huntersville and Cornelius

Support those in the community who are battling or lost their lives to cancer in this all-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The event will include entertainment as fundraising teams walk around the track. 

When: 6 p.m.

Where: Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius

Details: http://main.acsevents.org


For children


April 26

Lego Program

Children, ages 5-11, learn math concepts by using Lego building blocks.

When: 2:30 p.m.

Where: Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius

Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800


Free Fishing Day

Children learn how to fish with experts from the Mecklenburg Bass Club during Free Fishing Day. Advance registration is required.

When: 8-11 a.m.

Where: Harris Lake at Woodland Discovery, 8755 Poplar Tent Road, Concord

Details: woodlandsdiscovery@gmail.com 


April 30

Down to Earthworms

Children learn how earthworms break down soil for composting. Admission costs $8.

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville

Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300.