The week ahead brings several government meetings, including the first meeting of a new term for Davidson’s Town Board Tuesday and a school board meeting Tuesday where, among other things, the board is being asked to rescind its previous decision to name the new Bailey Road high school in Cornelius after the late North Mecklenburg High School principal W.A. Hough. On Wednesday, representatives from Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities will meet property owners at Cornelius Town Hall to discuss water bills and pricing.
Monday night at Belk Arena, Davidson College’s women’s basketball team opens its 2009-10 home schedule against Appalachian State. On Wednesday, Davidson author Carolyn Noell gives a reading at the Davidson library branch.
The Beggar Boys with former Davidson musician Kate Minogue play a pair of area concerts this weekend – Saturday in Mooresville and Sunday afternoon in the Music at St. Alban’s series. And “It’s a Wonderful Life” continues its run at Armour Street Theatre.
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WEEK OF DEC. 7-13
MONDAY, DEC. 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Davidson College Carolina Inn- “Memory & …” interdisciplinary discussion series continues with writer Dorothy Allison, the 2009-2010 McGee Professor of Writing, discussing memory and her novel-in-progress “She Who.” Details on the Davidson College website.
MONDAY, DEC. 7, 7 p.m., Davidson College Belk Arena – Davidson women’s basketball vs. Appalachian State. More information on DavidsonWildcats.com.
TUESDAY, DEC. 8 , 2:30-5 p.m., Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. – The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation, & Culture (PARC) Department presents Holiday Celebration 2009. The event includes music, family friendly activities, a visit from Santa, holiday-themed crafts and cookie decorating, perfomances from members of the Cornelius Youth Orchestra and a Magic Show. Photo opportunities available with Santa. For more information, call 704-892-6031 ext. 160, or visit www.corneliuspr.org www.corneliuspr.org
TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 6 p.m., Davidson Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. – Davidson Town Board monthly meeting. This month’s meeting will recognize retiring commissioners Evan Webster and Bill Johnson and include swearing-in for the new board: newcomers Connie Wessner and Tim Dreffer and incumbents Laurie Venzon, Margo Williams and Brian Jenest. Mayor Woods also will take the oath for his second term and the board will elect a mayor pro-tem. Details in our Dec. 4 news item, CLICK HERE>
TUESDAY, DEC. 8 , Registration 6 p.m., buffet dinner 6:45, NorthStone Club, 15801 NorthStone Drive, Huntersville – North Mecklenburg Republican Women will host Hal Weatherman, Congresswoman Sue Myrick’s Chief of Staff. He will speak on Homeland Security and Terrorism. Tickets, by reservation, are $20. Open to the public. For tickets or more information, contact Mary Lou Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 6 p.m., Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, Charlotte – Charlotte Mecklenburg School board meeting. Agenda includes a motion to rescind the board’s previous decision to name the new Bailey Road high school after late North Meck HS principal W.A. Hough and another to name the school’s football stadium for him. Another motion would rescind the board’s previous decision on attendance zones for Myers Park High. Full agenda on the CMS website, CLICK HERE>
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 7 p.m., Davidson public library branch, on the Village Green – Local author Carolyn Noell will read from “Weathered Pine,” her collection of poems about growing up and family. She will encourage participants to write about their memories as a special gift to their families. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. Free and open to all adults. Call 704-416-4000 to register and for more information.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9 , 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. – The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation, & Culture (PARC) Department presents Cocoa with Santa. Drop in with your preschool-aged child (4 and under) for a visit with Santa and a cup of hot cocoa. Children can participate in holiday-themed activities and spend time with Santa in a fun and relaxing environment. Photo opportunities available at this free event. For more information, call 704-892-6031 ext. 160, or visit www.corneliuspr.org www.corneliuspr.org
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 10 a.m., Main Street Books, 126 S. Main St. – Toddler story time, open to all five and unders. Information 704-892-6841.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9 , 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Town of Davidson Parks and Recreation office, 416 Armour Street – Davidson Senior Scholars will hear about the new cinema opening in Davidson in 2010 from Jan Black, director of marketing with Our Town Cinemas. Program is free. Registration recommended but not required. For more information, call 704-892-3349 or visit www.ci.davidson.nc.us www.ci.davidson.nc.us
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 7 p.m., Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius – Public meeting with representatives of Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities and County Commissioner Karen Bentley to discuss water bills and the county’s tiered water rate system. Open to the public. Details in our Dec. 4 news item, “Wednesday meeting seeks answers on high water bills.”
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Live music: Open mic night. Info: 704-895-9090.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 9, 10 p.m., Davidson College Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Hall – Davidson students in the “Music Technology and Production” course will present a recital of original electronic music. Free. Details on the college website, CLICK HERE>
THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 7 p.m., Woodlawn School – The Red Barn Players will present John Patrick’s The Curious Savage, a comedy with a whodunit twist. Tickets are $3 and the play is recommended for ages 10-up.
THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Live music: Eric Scott Guthrie. Info: 704-895-9090.
THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 8 p.m., Brickhouse Tavern, 209 Delburg St. – Live music: TBA. Details: 704-987-2022.
FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 9 a.m., Davidson Public Library, on the Village Green – Downtown Davidson Inc. merchants meeting.
FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 8 p.m., Brickhouse Tavern, 209 Delburg St. – Live music: TBA. Details: 704-987-2022.
FRIDAY, DEC. 11, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Live music: Mike Strauss Trio. Info: 704-895-9090.
SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 7 p.m. (4 p.m. PST), Seattle – Davidson men’s basketball vs. Gonzaga. Details on DavidsonWildcats.com.
SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 7:30 p.m., Charles Mack Citizens Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville – Mooresville Concerts presents Kate Minogue and The Beggar Boys, performing songs, tunes, and stories from the Celtic world. With an appearance by Irish Step Dancers from Charlotte’s Rince na h’Eireann School of Irish Dance. Reception follows. Tickets $10, $5 for students, children under 10 free. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Mack Center or at the Mooresville Recreation Department office, or by calling 704-662-3334, or at the door the night of the performance.
SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Live music: (Upstairs closed for private party). Info: 704-895-9090
SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 8 p.m., Brickhouse Tavern, 209 Delburg St. – Live music: TBA. Details: 704-987-2022.
SUNDAY, DEC. 13, noon-3 p.m., Mooresville Town Square, corner of Brawley School Road and Williamson Road – Beth Shalom of Lake Norman hosts the annual Hanukkah celebration. The event includes free food, drinks (coffee, hot chocolate, water), Hanukkah crafts including children’s art projects, singing, music, and the lighting of the outdoor menorah. Free and open to the public. For more information see Beth Shalom’s website..
SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2 p.m., Davidson College Belk Arena – Davidson women’s basketball vs. Wofford. More information on DavidsonWildcats.com.
SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 3 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane – Music at St. Alban’s series presents The Beggar Boys, featuring Kate Minogue. A portion of the proceeds from this concert benefit Mooresville Soup Kitchen. Details: 704-941-0650. www.saintalbans-davidson.org/musicatstalbans.htm.
SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 7 p.m., Cornelius Presbyterian Church, Catawba Avenue and Church Street, Cornelius – Annual intergenerational Christmas Play, “Christmas Hang-Ups.” Refreshments will be served in the Wayland Christian Discipleship Center following the play in the sanctuary. Info: Amy Morand, Cornelius Presbyterian Church, 704-892-5577; www.corneliuspcusa.org
THEATER AND FILM
THROUGH DEC. 20, Davidson Community Players Armour Street Theater, 307 Armour St. – “It’s a Wonderful Life,” directed by Anne Lambert. Dec. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 8 pm, Dec. 16 at 7:30 pm, Dec. 12, 13 & 20 at 2 pm. Tickets $17 adults, $15 students and seniors (65+). Reservations: 704-892-7918 or carolinatix.org. More information about the theater company: www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org See our Dec. 6 review and photos, CLICK HERE>
SATURDAY, DEC. 19, 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m., Armour Street Theatre, Armour and Watson streets – Davidson Community Players presents the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” featuring local student actors and a student director. Admission free, but donations accepted for Davidson-Cornelius Day Care. Reservations are not required and seating is limited. More information: www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org
MARCH 23-28, Davidson College Duke Family Performance Hall – The Davidson College Theatre Department’s 2009-10 Mainstage Series concludes with “Leading Ladies,” by Ken Ludwig, directed by theater professor Mark Sutch. Performances March 24-25 at 7:30 p.m., March 26-27 at 8 p.m., and March 28 at 2 p.m. Admission $15, seniors $11, faculty/staff $9, students $6. Details: 704-894-2135 or www.davidson.edu/tickets
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.
DAVIDSON COLLEGE VISUAL ARTS CENTER, Smith Gallery, Davidson College, 315 N. Main St., at Griffith St. – Exhibit through Dec. 9. “Picturing Davidson: Bill Giduz and His First 30 Years,” an exhibit of photographs by longtime college news office writer and photographer Bill Giduz. Also through Dec. 9, “Staring,” an exhibit of paintings and drawings by Doug Auld and Chris Rush, photographs of Weegee, Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand, and work by other artists. For more information click here. See David Boraks’s Oct. 15 preview of the show, “30 years in Davidson, through the eyes of Bill Giduz.”
CORNELIUS ARTS CENTER/COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECT, Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., behind the police station, Cornelius – Through Dec. 23: “Teaching Talents,” an exhibit with works by talented instructors and staff of The Community Arts Project. Also, now registering for winter session classes. Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, contact the Cornelius Arts Center online at corneliusartscenter.org or Details: 704-896-8823.
LAKE NORMAN ART LEAGUE, gallery in South Main Square, 442 S. Main St. – Nov. 16 to Jan. 8 – 2009 Small Works Exhibit and Sale. Works will be on display daily during business hours, and also during Christmas in Davidson: December 3-5, 6-9 p.m. with awards announced on Dec. 5 at 8:00 p.m. Details: 704-620-4450 or www.lknart.org.
MERRILL-JENNINGS GALLERIES, 463 S. Main St. – Holiday Art Show, including works by new gallery artists Ray Byram, Jim Chapman and Laura Duis, as well as gallery regulars. Hours: Mon-Fri 10–5, Sat 10–3. For more information call 704-895-1213 and visit the website at www.merrilljennings.com
DAVIDSON TOWN HALL Atrium Gallery, 216 S. Main St. – Paintings by Jane Ellithorpe. Open weekdays during Town Hall hours, and other times during Town Hall events.
SUMMIT COFFEE, upstairs walls, 128 S. Main St. – Through Jan. 31: “Through the Lens,” photos and photo creations by Marisa Cohen. On view during Summit Coffee regular hours.
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: Mondays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays, 1-5 p.m. 704-892-1449. www.woodenstonegallery.com.
SANCTUARY GALLERY, 108 S. Main St. (next to Village Store) – Fine art and handmade crafts by local artists. Gallery hours: Monday to Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Davidson public library branch, on the Village Green, has a variety of programs for kids and adults. Check out as the list is updated on the library’s blog, CLICK HERE>
Cornelius public library branch now has a blog, too. Programs there are open to all as well. To read it, CLICK HERE>
- MONDAY, DEC. 14, 11 a.m., Birkdale Golf Club, 16500 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville – Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg will hold its annual Golf For Food tournament. Entry fee is $45 per golfer and a donation of $35 worth of groceries (or a $35 Food Lion gift card) to benefit families in need as part of the North Meck Rotary’s Christmas project. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and dinner. Check-in at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. For registration please call Julie Mills at 704-517-7993 or David Keith at 704-655-9100. You can also register on line for the event at www.northmeckrotary.org.
- MONDAY, DEC. 14 7 p.m., Cannon School Foundation Hall, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord – The Cannon School invites families of elementary school-age children to a “Young Children and Sports” program that will explore the benefits of playing multi-sports and the dangers of specialization. A panel of medical professionals and athletic coaches will speak. For more details and to RSVP,see the school website.
- WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16 - Walk to School Wednesday for Davidson Day
- WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 10 a.m., Main Street Books, 126 S. Main St. – Special holiday story time, open to all five and unders. Information 704-892-6841.
- WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16 , 7 p.m., Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. – Design Review Board monthly meeting. Agenda on the Town website, CLICK HERE>
- THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 3:30-7 p.m., Lowe’s YMCA, 170 Joe Knox, Mooresville – Community Blood Center of the Carolinas blood drive. Call 704-972-4700 to make an appointment.
- THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 7 p.m., Davidson College Belk Arena – Men’s basketball vs. College of New Jersey.
- FRIDAY, DEC. 18 – Flu vaccine clinic for Bailey Middle
- FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 7 p.m., Radford, Va. – Davidson women’s basketball vs. Radford.
- SATURDAY, DEC. 19 , 9 a.m. to noon, downtown Davidson next to Town Hall – Special pre-holiday Davidson Farmers Market, with local farmers and vendors selling meats, produce, dairy products, baked goods, and other items in preparation for the holidays. More about this week’s schedule: www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. DavidsonNews.net is pleased to be a sponsor of the Davidson Farmers Market.
- SUNDAY, DEC. 20, 11 a.m., Cornelius Presbyterian Church, Catawba Avenue and Church Street, Cornelius – The church choir presents the Christmas cantata, “Noel Celebration,” during the worship service. Then, at 6 p.m., the church presents Christmas carols and fellowship in the Wayland Christian Discipleship Center. Info: Amy Morand, Cornelius Presbyterian Church, 704-892-5577; www.corneliuspcusa.org
- BEGINNING SATURDAY, JAN. 9, 2010 , 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., downtown Davidson next to Town Hall – Davidson Farmers Market Tailgate Market, with local farmers and vendors selling meats, produce, dairy products, baked goods, and other items will be open every other Saturday. For more information: www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. DavidsonNews.net is pleased to be a sponsor of the Davidson Farmers Market.
- THURSDAY, JAN. 14 7 p.m., Cannon School Foundation Hall, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord – Parents with middle school-age children are invited to attend a session on “Successful College Planning” that will feature expert advice on preparing middle school children for college and beyond. For more details and to RSVP,
see the school website.
- SATURDAY, JAN. 23, 6:30 p.m., Peninsula Club, Cornelius – Annual Ice gala, to benefit the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson. Tickets $100 per person, available at www.adajenkins.org/ice or by calling 704-896-0471 ext. 102.
- TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010, Davidson College – Davidson Horticultural Symposium “Through the Seasons: A Southern Garden’s Journey.” With Allan Armitage, Pam Baggett, Robin Ripley, W. Gary Smith, William Welch. Details: www.davidsonsymposium.org.
- SATURDAY, APRIL 17, Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St. – Second annual Fire BBQ and 5K run. The 5 K will be held at Ada Jenkins first thing in the morning, followed by a BBQ sale, BBQ competition and food from area restaurants. More details as the date gets closer. www.adajenkins.org
GROUPS AND ONGOING EVENTS
LAKE NORMAN TEEN COUNCIL – Want to meet new friends or have something fun to do that looks great on your college application? Join our newly established LKN Teen Council for middle and high school students. Provides service projects, workshops, campus cruises, and teen trips. Upcoming: a Halloween fundraiser, holiday festivals, service projects, state youth conferences, and more. Limited to 40 teens so don’t miss your chance. Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month through Dec. 8, 6:30 p.m., for pre-meeting activity, then 7:15 p.m. meeting. At Davidson Parks & Recreation office, 416 Armour St. Supported by the Parks and Recreation Departments of Davidson, Cornelius, and Huntersville. Details: 704-892-3349 or www.d-recs.org.
JUST MOVED – A 13-week group for folks who are new to the area or who want to connect with others, began Sept. 10. New to the area? Not really new, but still feel new? Learn to laugh again. Meet some great new friends. Get acquainted with the Lake Norman area. Debbie Lovvorn and Janet Mowery will facilitate this 13-week group for women new to the area. The group will meet Thursdays from 10–11:45 a.m. in Room 216/218 of the Alexander Education Building of Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 South Main Street, Davidson. Register by calling the church office at 704-892-8277.
ADOPTION SUPPORT GROUP, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St. The group will meet twice monthly to offer education, fellowship, support, and family fun for those considering, in the process of or at home with adopted children. Register and request child care by calling the church office, 704-892-8277. Questions? Call Cheryl Mahony at 704-895-8043.
MS SUPPORT GROUP – Meets third Friday of the month at 10 a.m., Davidson United Methodist Church, Room 218. It’s a casual round-table discussion for those facing life with MS.
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.
CALENDARS ON THE WEB
DAVIDSON COLLEGE – For an up-to-date listing of events on the college campus, visit the college calendar page.
DAVIDSON UNITED METHODIST 58d2 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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