Plenty of activities around the area this weekend, from a free program on Reiki therapy this evening at Davidson public library branch to a free “Beach Bash in the Park” concert in Cornelius Friday, to Summit Coffee’s Saturday night lineup, which includes live music with Chas Willoman and Friends and an opening reception of an exhibit with new paintings by 2009 Davidson College graduate Ana Kozhevnikova. And don’t forget the Davidson Farmers Market on Saturday morning dowtown, where guitarist Billy Jones is featured and kids will be making snow cones.
Just a reminder: We update this calendar continuously as we receive new listings. And check back Monday, when we publish our This Week calendar.
WEEKEND OF JULY 9-12
THURSDAY, JULY 9 – Davidson Town Board visits BVU (Bristol Virginia Utilities) for tour and meetings. BVU manages the local MI-Connection cable system for the towns of Davidson and Mooresville. Agenda includes a tour of BVU’s facility, meeting the BVU Staff, and updates on MI-Connection’s recently completed network upgrade and first 1 1/2 years of financial results.
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, 202 S. Main St. – WBTV/Ben & Jerry’s Give a Pint, Get a Pint blood drive. No appointment necessary, though appointments available. www.membersforlife.org/cbsr/schedule use Sponsor Code 12062.
THURSDAY, JULY 9 to SATURDAY, JULY 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Davidson College Phi Delta Theta and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity houses, Patterson Court – Public sale of “gently used” college furniture, including chairs, desks, dressers, tables and beds. Open to the public. Details, call the office of residence life, 704-894-2188.
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Davidson public library branch, on the Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road – A free program on the history and uses of Reiki, an ancient therapy promoting healing and relaxation, led by Reiki Master-Teacher Meredith DeSopo. Details on the library website.
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Live music with singer/songwriter Grey Revell.
FRIDAY, JULY 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Bailey Road Park, Hwy 115 and Bailey Road, Cornelius – MI-Connection and The Cornelius PARC Department host a Beach Bash in the Park featuring Tsunami Wave Riders, an award-winning band with a blend of Carribbean steel drums and rock-n-roll. Gates open at 6 p.m. With concessions and children’s activities. Free parking is available in the park and at Bailey Middle School. Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt for a chance to win a prize. Details: 704-892-6031 ext. 166, or www.cornelius.org.
FRIDAY, JULY 9, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Live music with Mike Strauss.
SATURDAY, JULY 11, 8 a.m. to noon, downtown Davidson next to Town Hall – Davidson Farmers Market, with local farmers and vendors selling meats, produce, dairy products, baked goods, and other items. Music this week is by local guitarist/singer Billy Jones. Jessica Hose will be the guest chef, using Gilcrest Farm Meats. And the kids activity will be snow cones with fruit syrups. More about this week’s schedule: www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. DavidsonNews.net is pleased to be sponsor of the Davidson Farmers Market.
SATURDAY, JULY 11, 6-10 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Opening reception for “COLORCOrroDED,” an exhibit of new paintings by Ana Kozhevnikova. Also: Live music with Chas Willoman and Friends, 8-11 p.m.
THEATER AND FILM
FRIDAY, JULY 17, 7 p.m., Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. – Cornelius PARC and Davidson Community Players’ Connie Co. present “The Connie Company Dives In!” It’s a fast-paced kid-friendly production of poems, stories, legends and lore “under the sea,” and is the culmination of this summer’s Rupert T. Barber Summer Workshop Series. Free. In lieu of admission, bring a donation of school, health and beauty or first aid supplies for Lake Norman Children’s Relief Suitcase Project. Details: 704-892-7953 or www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., ImaginOn, Charlotte – Metrolina Theatre Association combined audition for next season’s local theatrical productions. Open for actors, designers, technicians, and others. Details: www.metrolinatheatre.org or e-mail to: email@example.com.
SUNDAY, JULY 19, 4 p.m., Armour Street Theater, 307 Armour St. – Davidson Community Players’ Connie Co. presents “The Connie Company Dives In!” It’s a fast-paced kid-friendly production of poems, stories, legends and lore “under the sea,” and is the culmination of this summer’s Rupert T. Barber Summer Workshop Series. Admission is $3 for adults and children. Proceeds benefit Davidson Community Players’ Connie Company youth programming. Details: 704-892-7953 or www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
JULY 23-AUG. 2, Davidson College Duke Family Performance Hall – Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park,” directed by Alan Poindexter. July 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m., Aug. 2, 2 p.m. Info and tickets: www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org or 704-892-7918.
TUESDAY, JULY 28, dusk, Ben & Jerry’s, 202 S. Main St. – Free outdoor movie on the wall, “Mall Cop.” Come early for trivia and games. Movie begins at dusk.
OCT. 8-25, Davidson Community Players’ Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St. – “Almost Maine,” directed by Melissa Ohlman-Roberge. www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org
GALLERIES & ART EVENTS
MONDAYS, 6-9 p.m., Creative Art Exchange, Cornelius – open figure drawing sessions, hosted by David Smith. $10 model fee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the notification list.
SATURDAY, JULY 11, 6-10 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Opening reception for “COLORCOrroDED,” an exhibit of new paintings by Ana Kozhevnikova.
DAVIDSON COLLEGE VISUAL ARTS CENTER, Smith Gallery, Davidson College, Main and Griffith streets – through Aug. 7, summer exhibition: “The Davidson College Permanent Art Collection: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions.” Hours: Weekdays, 11-4. Details on the college website.
CORNELIUS ARTS CENTER, Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., behind the police station, Cornelius – Children’s Arts Project and Creative Art Exchange, through July 10: “Interwoven,” an exhibit of woven and mixed-media art by Bev Nagy and Karla Chambers. Gallery open Mondays to Thursdays, 9 a,.m. to 5 p.m. Details: 704-892-7323 or www.creativeartexchange.org
MERRILL-JENNINGS GALLERIES, 463 S. Main St. – “The Summer Show,” featuring new works by gallery artists. June through August the gallery will offer rotating original art by all the gallery regulars, with major exhibits by impressionist Dee Beard Dean, expressionist Charlotte Foust, landscapes by Susan Jennings and Ray Byram, folk art by Addie James, whimsical collages by Betsey Hampton, and more. Hours: Mon-Fri 10–5, Sat 10–3. For more information call 704-895-1213 and visit the website at www.merrilljennings.com
CHRISTA FAUT GALLERY, 19818 North Cove Road, Jetton Village, Cornelius – Gallery hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., or by appointment. Information: www.christafautgallery.com or 704-892-5312.
WOODEN STONE, 445 S. Main St. – Functional fine art and hand-made objects. Gallery hours: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sundays/Mondays. 704-892-1449. www.woodenstonegallery.com.
SO ALIVE! GALLERY, 108 S. Main St. (next to Village Store) – “This is Africa,” an exhibit of photos by Doug Vinez. Also, new work from Larry Dukes, Jenny Kiker, Ryan Blythe, Jason Hendrickson, Michael Joe Moore, and Nora Bouknight. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11-5; Saturday, 10-2; Sunday, 12-2; and by appointment. Info: email@example.com.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Davidson public library branch, on the Village Green, has a variety of programs in the works this summer. Check out as the list is updated on the library’s blog, CLICK HERE>
50+ COFFEE CLUB, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon, Davidson Parks & Recreation office, 416 Armour St. – Join the 50-Plus Coffee Club, meeting every Wednesday. It’s a relaxing social environment where you can meet old and new friends. Coffee, games, newspapers and pastries provided. No registration required, just show up! Info: 704-892-3349.
CHRONIC AND LIFE-THREATENING ILLNESS SUPPORT GROUP, first and third Wednesdays each month, 7-8:30 a.m., Davidson United Methodist Church Congregation Care House, 262 South St. – Individuals coping with an illness or who have family members coping with an illness welcome. Call the church office at 704-892-8277 to register and request child care. You do not need to be a member of the church to participate. Questions? Contact Karen Gray, Director of Congregational Care, at 704-947-0612.
SEPARATION AND DIVORCE SUPPORT GROUP, Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Davidson United Methodist Church Congregation Care House, 262 South St. – Facilitators Mark and Gayle Olenik provide resources to help you cope and work toward a new beginning. You do not need to be a member of the church to participate. Call the church office at 704-892-8277 to register and request child care.
NOW WHAT? GRIEF BEYOND THE FIRST YEAR, second Saturday each month, 9:30 a.m., Davidson United Methodist Church Congregational Care House, 262 South St. – If you are coping with the loss of a loved one for one year or more, we welcome you to join. Janet McKee and Bryan Readling will facilitate. You do not need to be a member of the church to participate. Register by calling the church office at 704-892-8277. Questions? Contact Karen Gray, Director of Congregational Care, at 704-947-0612.
DAVIDSON DASH SHUTTLE BUS – Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Town of Davidson has begun service on a weekly shuttle bus called Davidson Dash. The bus will visit downtown, South Main Street, Sadler Square and the Harris Teeter shopping center near Exit 30. Cost: $1 per roundtrip. To reserve a space, call the recreation department before noon on the Friday before, 704-892-3349 or sign up on the recreation department website, d-recs.org. More information in our Jan. 8 news report, Town plans a weekly shuttle bus for seniors.
CALENDARS ON THE WEB
DAVIDSONNEWS.NET SCHOOL CALENDAR – Laurie Dennis’s most recent listing of school events, see our “schools” category. CLICK HERE>
DAVIDSON COLLEGE – For an up-to-date listing of events on the college campus, visit the college calendar page.
DAVIDSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH – http://http://www.davidsonumc.org/Calendar
DAVIDSON COLLEGE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – http://www.dcpc.org/
DAVIDSON ELEMENTARY PTA calendar, http://pages.cms.k12.nc.us/davidsonpta/calendar/
DAVIDSON PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCH events – Events calendar on the library’s blog davidsonlibrary.wordpress.com/.
NORTH COUNTY REGIONAL LIBRARY events, Huntersville – Events calendar, www.plcmc.org
ST. ALBAN’S CHURCH online calendar – http://www.saintalbans-davidson.org/
ST. ALBAN’S SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD – http://www.stalbanssq.org/calendar.html
LAKE NORMAN SENIOR CALENDAR, at LKNSenior.com
YOUR COMMUNITY CONNECTOR - online listing of alternative and holistic health information and events. http://www.yourcommunityconnector.com/
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