Run through the streets and greenways of Davidson this weekend during the Summit Solstice 4-Mile Race, a benefit for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. Then kick back with a post-race music festival featuring rock-bluegrass band Cast Iron Filter and beers from New Belgium Brewery. Or you can run through the mud Saturday in the Charity Chase mud run at Abersham park, which benefits military members and their families. For a slower pace, head to the Latta Plantation to see how life was in another time. See open-hearth cooking in the kitchen in the circa-1800 house. Music’s available all weekend, from Deuces Wild at Summit Coffee on Thursday to the Tribute Band Rock Night at the Kannapolis Summer Series on Saturday to the Lake Norman Big Band concert on Sunday night on the Davidson Village Green. If it doesn’t rain, outdoor movies are another option, with this week’s installment of the Cornelius Summer outdoor cinema series “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.”
THURSDAY, JUNE 14
Toddler storytime, 11 a.m. Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., CorneliusToddler storytime (19-35 months): Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities. Registration is required. For more information, call 704-416-3800 or go to the library web page.
North Meck HS golf tourney, 1 p.m., Cowan’s Ford Country Club, 761 Club Drive, Stanley, on Lake Norman – North Mecklenburg High School Booster Club annual golf tournament fundraiser. Captain’s Choice tourney, with registration/check-in at noon, shotgun start at 1 p.m. Still room for players and hole sponsors. Call John Woods (704-868-6917) or Buddy Caldwell (704-778-1718). Email John Woods email@example.com
Food Policy council meeting, 6:30-8 p.m. Governmental Center, 625 Church St. South, Concord. – Meeting of the Cabarrus County Food Policy Council. For more information, call 704-920-2206.
Cornelius Historic Preservation Commission, 6 p.m. Lake Town Tavern, 19708-K West Catawba Avenue, Cornelius. – The Cornelius Historic Preservation Commission will hold a special meeting to discuss efforts related to the Commission’s strategic plan.
Live music at Summit Coffee, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson. Live music Deuces Wild. Free. Information: 704-895-9090 or visit www.summitcoffee.com.
Red wolf documentary, 8-10 p.m. Sprinkle Room, Alvarez College Union at Davidson. – Screening and discussion of a new documentary film by Davidson alumnus Jeff Mittelstadt and seminar on the conflict between humans and wildlife. Free. See more http://jeffmittelstadt.com/wildsides.org/RedWolf/MASTER/
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
Speed Networking at the Chamber, 8-9:30 a.m., Lake Norman Chamber, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius – Monthly Speed Networking event (third friday of the month) at the chamber. Info: lakenormanchamber.org.
American history series at Cornelius Library, 10 a.m., Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius – Join Librarian Rosanna Losee for a special look at the history and culture of 20th-Century decades in America. Her 3-part presentation series will look at politics, science, technology, culture, arts and literature through the century. Register: 704-416-3800.
Preschool storytime at Davidson library,10:15 a.m. Davidson Public Library 119 S. Main St. Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs, and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. For more information, call 704-416-4000 or go to the library web page.
Toddler storytime at Davidson library, 11:00 a.m. Davidson Public Library 119 S. Main St. Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities. For more information, call 704-416-4000 or go to the library web page.
Summit Solstice 4-Miler & Festival with Cast Iron Filter, 7-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson – Summit Solstice 4-Mile Race + Festival, 7 p.m., registration $25. Post-race music festival featuring Cast Iron Filter and beers from New Belgium Brewery, $5. Information: 704-895-9090 or see our June 4 “Running” column, “Summit Solstice 4-miler,” For more about Summit Coffee, see www.summitcoffee.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
Davidson Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., downtown Davidson, off Main Street next to Town Hall – The weekly Davidson Farmer’s Market. Local farmers and vendors selling meats, produce, dairy products, baked goods, and other items. Runs every Saturday through November. Information: Visit www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. DavidsonNews.net and CorneliusNews.net are pleased to be media partners of the Davidson Farmer’s Market.
Safe boating class, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Shepherds Fire Department, 2014 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville – Lake Norman U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary safe-boating classes. $45, including lunch. To register email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-663-3333.
Charity Chase mud run, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Abersham Park, Davidson – First Charity Chase mud run, an obstacle filled 5K to benefit Support U.S. Armed Forces, which helps military members and their families. Register online. Also, www.charitymudrun.com Read more about upcoming races in our latest Running column, in Sports.
Gay splash day, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway. – Gay Splash Day and Brew Stash Bash, a Carolina craft brewery tasting with performances by the Farewell Drifters, Brown Bird and Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons. Gay Splash Day and musical performances are free and open to the public. Craft beer tasting begins at 1 p.m. on Belmont Abbey Island. Sampling tickets are $5 for 4 tickets. Each ticket is good for one sample of beer; four tickets redeems a full pint. food from River’s Edge Bar & Grill and specialty nachos (Kickin’ Baja Chicken, Aloha BBQ Pork and Thai’ed Up Tofu). For more information, visit www.gaysplashday.com.
Open Hearth Cooking at Latta, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Latta Plantation. In addition to touring the circa 1800 Latta home, grounds, outbuildings, and animals, see open-hearth cooking in the kitchen. Free with regular site admission. Latta Plantation.
Movies on Main, 3 p.m. Charles Mack Citizens Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville – Free showing of “The Lion King.” For more information, call 704-662-3334.
Davidson Pointe open house, 2-4 p.m. Davidson Pointe, off N.C. 115 on Bridges Farm Road. Open house of homes for sale at Davidson Pointe to benefit the Ada Jenkins Center. The open house is sponsored by Lake Norman Realty, Saussy Burbank, Allen Tate/Davidson, and Mossy Oak Properties are sponsors.
Free paper marbling workshop, 2-4 p.m., Wooden Stone gallery, 445 S. Main St., Davidson – Artist Lynn Froelich will demonstrate Paper Marbling under the tent in front of Wooden Stone. Free and open to all ages. Bring a sheet of paper 20″x26″ or smaller or use papers provided by the gallery. http://www.woodenstonegallery.com/
Kannapolis Summer Concert Series , 7 p.m. Village Park, 700 West C ST., Kannapolis – Kannapolis Summer Concert Series with Tribute Band Rock Night – Slippery When Wet & Appetite for Destruction. Free. Info: www.cityofkannapolis.com
Fillmore House Party , 8 p.m. N.C. The Fillmore in the Music Factory, Charlotte. A 90’s-themed house party that includes clothing vendors such as Stoopid Fruit Clothing, Nuthing Clothing, and BEAST Syndicate; drinking games hosted by Bar Athletes; food trucks; and free slap bracelets for the first 250 in the door. Brody & Choch are performing. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door and can be purchased at www.livenation.com.
Live music at Summit Coffee, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson. Live music The Vel-Crows. Free. Information: 704-895-9090 or visit www.summitcoffee.com.
Cornelius’ outdoor cinema series , 8:30 p.m., Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius – Summer outdoor cinema series continues with the movie “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” This is a unique “boat in” screening – come in off lake and watch, with sound playing through your radio. Free and open to the public. Movies are shown on an inflatable “blimp screen,” and weather permitting, begin at dusk. Refreshments are available for purchase, and viewers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Movie dates and times available on the Cornelius PARC website, and are subject to change. If the weather seems questionable the night of a movie, call PARC’s weather hotline at 704-896-2460, ext. 290.
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
Leighton Ford speaks at LFC-Huntersville , 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Lake Forest Church-Huntersville. Leighton Ford, author and president of Leighton Ford Ministries, will speak on “Seeing people as God sees them.” For more information, visit www.lakeforest.org.
Lake Norman Big Band, 6-8 p.m., Davidson Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson – Concert on the Green with Lake Norman Big Band. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic. Free. ConcertsontheGreen.com
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