Our community calendar in and around Davidson this week includes the monthly Town Board meeting Tuesday, a Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meeting Monday and a kids’ theater performance called “Connie Co. Dives In” produced by Davidson Community Players youth theater arm. We also point you to summer art exhibits at both Summit Coffee and Davidson College Visual Art Center, and a Saturday art benefit for Hope House at Dilworth Coffeehouse in Cornelius.
Just a reminder: We update this calendar continuously as we receive new listings. And check back Thursday, when we publish our Weekend Calendar.
WEEK OF JULY 13-19
MONDAY, JULY 13, 7:30 p.m., Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St. – UU Fellowship of Lake Norman meeting on “The Reality of It All: Living the Vision,” including discussion of a long-term vision for a Unitarian community in the Lake Norman area. More info: www.uulakenorman.org See our July 10 article about the UU Fellowship, “Unitarian Fellowship grows, discusses its future.”
TUESDAY, JULY 14, 6 p.m., Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. – Monthly Town Board meeting. Agenda includes a presentation on a proposed parking deck downtown next to Town Hall, a vote on a street resurfacing contract, and a vote on a proposed ordinance to bar registered sex offenders from town parks. Agenda to be posted on the town website.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 6:30-9 p.m., Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, 202 S. Main St. – Rock Band Wednesday. Up to four can play the popular video game free, trying their hands at performing on computer “instruments.” Details: 704-892-0604.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Live music: Open mic night.
THURSDAY, JULY 16, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Live music TBA.
FRIDAY, JULY 17, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Live music TBA.
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 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 Lake Norman Jam, a gathering a bluegrass musicians. Community Partner is Davidson Community Players. Norma Stewart will be there with “Locavore 101.” More about this week’s schedule: www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. DavidsonNews.net is pleased to be sponsor of the Davidson Farmers Market.
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 10 a.m., Davidson United Methodist Church Chapel, 304 S. Main St. – Marlene Howard, of Charlotte’s Resurrection Lutheran church and missionary to Finland, will speak at Davidson AGLOW. Meeting begins at 10, coffee and fellowship at 9:30. Free.
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 4 to 8 p.m., Dilworth Coffeehouse, Oakhurst Village (beside 131 Main)- Art Walk to benefit Hope House. Come browse or shop from local artists work and enjoy live music. Several art pieces will be donated to a Silent Auction with proceeds going to the Hope House in Huntersville. Sponsored by Radiant Life Fellowship.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com to be added to the notification list.
SUMMIT COFFEE, 128 S. Main St. – “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 – July 20 to Aug. 28: Children’s Arts Project and Creative Art Exchange summer exhibit “Kids Create,” with work by participants in summer camps. Opening reception July 24, 7 p.m. 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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