April 3

TRACKING MALARIA: Amy Maxmen discusses her reporting project, “West Africa: Malaria Prevention at the Cost of Drug Resistance," 7-8 p.m. in Davidson College’s Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: Caroline Woodward, cawoodward@davidson.edu.

 

April 4

HOMESCHOOL ACTIVITY: High school students work together on various activities, including building wind turbines and simple DC circuits, at “Problem Solving: A Key to Engineering” 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the EnergyExplorium, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: energyexplorium@duke-energy.com or 980-875-5600.

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 by not required. Details: 704-416-3800.

JAZZ ENSEMBLE: The Davidson College Jazz Ensemble performs 8-9 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. The performance features saxophonist, singer and composer Grace Kelly. Details: Amanda Preston, ampreston@davidson.edu.

 

April 5

• BOAT SAFETY: The U.S. Power Squadron offers free safety checks of vessels 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Peninsula Yacht Club, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius. Details: Patrick Phelan, pjfphelan@msn.com or 704-489-8313.

POWDER PUFF: The Hopewell High School PTSA holds its fifth annual Power Puff Pigskin Pickin’ at 11 a.m. on the football field, 11530 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $5 at the gate. Barbecue costs $9 for three sandwiches or one pound and $5 for a combo platter of a sandwich, chips and drink. Details: 980-343-5988.

CRUISE IN: Show off your car and chat with other car enthusiasts during Downtown Mooresville’s monthly Cruise-In 4-8 p.m. on Broad Street in Mooresville. Details: www.downtownmooresville.com.

• FILM SCREENING: Studio-C Cinema presents “Wadjda,” the first full-length feature ever filmed entirely inside Saudi Arabia, at 7 p.m. at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for a reception with complimentary beer, wine and snacks. Admission costs $5.40 for full-time students, $8.60 for Cornelius residents and $9.65 for others. Details: 704-896-8823.

ROCK CONCERT: Local bands “The Distance” and “Youthday” perform in Rock for the Cure 7-10 p.m. at the River Run Country Club, 19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson. Admission costs $15 for the family-friendly event. Proceeds benefit ShirleysAngels.org, a nonprofit that helps women diagnosed with breast cancer. Details: Tammy McGahan, mmrmcgahan@bellsouth.net.

PIANO CONCERT: Pianist Steven Mayer performs 8-9 p.m. in Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Admission costs $17 for general admission, $8 for seniors and faculty, $5 for youth 18 and younger and free for students. Details: www.davidson.edu/tickets or 704-894-2135.

 

April 6

BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas holds a blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Elevation Church-Lake Norman, 8325 Copley Drive, Cornelius. For each blood donation, CBCC makes a monetary donation to the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. Details: www.carolinadonor.org or 704-972-4700.

MUSIC AT ST. ALBANS: The North Carolina Baroque Orchestra performs “Primavera!” at 3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. Admission costs $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and free for children 11 and younger. The event includes a reception. Details: www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org. or 704-941-0650.

 

April 7

TEA PARTY: Celebrate Spring and honor Miss May Davidson at Miss May’s Spring Tea 2-4 p.m. at Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. The party features hors d’oeuvres, teas and lemonade. Dress in spring clothes, including hats and gloves. Admission cost $15 for adults and $7 for children. Details: www.ruralhill.net or 704-875-3113.

 

April 8

BRIDGE GAMES: The Lake Norman Bridge Club holds American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned duplicate bridge games at 9:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Partners can be requested. Details: www.lnbridgecenter.org.

DOWNLOADING EBOOKS: Learn how to borrow eBooks from the library’s digital collection 10:30 a.m.-noon at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. The program teaches how to find, checkout and download books to your device. Registration is required. Details: www.cmlibrary.org/programs or 704-416-4000.

PROJECT LIFE: Be The Match On Campus hosts a presentation on marrow typing 11 a.m.-noon in Classroom 1062 in Davidson College’s Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson. Attendees have the chance to be added to the national bone marrow registry. Details: blcarpenter@davidson.edu.

• COMEDY SHOW: Kier performs Holder performs impressions and stand-up comedy at 8 p.m. at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Tickets cost $10. The show is for ages 21 and older. Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782.

 

April 9

APRIL SHOWERS: Children learn about the importance of rain and water for plants and create water color flowers in April Showers Bring May Flowers at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300. 

LITTLE EXPLORERS: Children, ages 3-6, learn what is happening outdoors season by season by enjoying a nature story followed by exploring in 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.

SENIOR SCHOLARS: Join the Davidson Senior Scholars to 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.

 

April 10

POETRY READING: Listen to Davidson College students and faculty, as well as townspeople, read their original poems at Davidson College Library’s fifth annual Poetry Reading 8-9:30 p.m. in the Smith Rare Book Room at E.H. Little Library, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson. The reading is in celebration of National Poetry Month. Details: Lisa Smith, lismith@davidson.edu.

 

April 11

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 by not required. Details: 704-416-3800.

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

 

April 12 

CELEBRATE SPRING: Cornelius Parks, Arts, Culture and Recreation holds its annual Hop Into Spring event 2-4 p.m. at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius. The event features arts and crafts, inflatable obstacle course, balloon artist, face painting, music and Peter Cottontail. Bring a basket to collect toy-filled eggs at activity stations. Details: 704-892-6031 ext. 192.

WAR CAMP: Children, ages 8-12, experience a day in the life of a Civil War soldier 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. Campers learn about solider life, drill, march and have a battle at the end of the day. The camp costs $25. Register in advance. Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312 ext. 305.

GIRLS CAMP: Girls, ages 8-12, step into the 1860s and learn about English country dancing, natural dyeing, candle making, doll making and 19th century clothing 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. The camp costs $25. Register in advance. Details: www.lattaplantation.org or 704-875-2312.

EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA: The Simon Kidgits Club hosts a special Easter Eggstravaganza event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Concord Mills Mall, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd., Concord. Kids make crafts, play games and receive a Kidgits Easter bucket and bunny ears. Details: 704-979-5000.

 

Theater shows

WAREHOUSE PAC: The Warehouse Performing Arts Center presents Tom Stoppard’s “Heroes” 8 p.m. April 3-5, as well as 2 p.m. April 6 at 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. The comedy follows three World War I heroes as they try to escape their French army rest home. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students. Details: www.warehousepac.com or 704-619-0429.

 

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.

DIGITAL ART: Darren Douglas Floyd showcases his latest exhibit of digital art, “Destroyer of Dreams, Or, Container of All Future Meaning,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. weekends through April 9 in Davidson College’s Van Every Gallery, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. Details: 704-894-2519.

PAINTINGS: Yvonne Petkus showcases his latest exhibit of paintings, “Searching,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. weekends through April 9 in Davidson College’s Smith Gallery, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. Details: 704-894-2519.