Lots of music coming up in the area, beginning with the Songwriter’s Showcase Thursday night at Summit Coffee in Davidson and continuing with outdoor concerts in Cornelius and Davidson. The Chris Lane Band plays Country Night in the Park Saturday night at Bailey Road Park, while the Rusty Knox Band plays a Concert on the Green Sunday in Davidson. The N.C. Baroque Orchestra plays Friday night in Davidson. There’s an all-day boating safety class Saturday at McGuire Nuclear Station’s environmental education center, and the Davidson Farmer’s Market is back Saturday morning next to Davidson Town Hall. Also Saturday, St. Alban’s Church hosts a giant rummage sale. Finally, The Chuckleheads perform improv comedy Saturday night at Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius. Details about those and other events below, or our day-by-day calendar at right.
At Our Town Cinemas in Davidson, “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” joins “The Bourne Legacy,” “The Campaign,” and “Hope Springs” on the schedule. See the movie showtimes at right.
THURSDAY, AUG. 16
“Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire” camp, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Elements4Life, 16024 Davidson-Concord Road,Davidson. In this Woodlands Discovery camp, kids ages 4 to 10 will make their exploring gear fancy and head out with magnifying glasses and nets to explore the world. For more information, email email@example.com or call Carolyn at 704-439-7764; or visit the organization’s summer camps page
Pawbrokers fundraising party, 5-9pm, Four Seasons of Lake Norman, 631 Brawley School Rd, Mooresville. Come browse thousands of pieces of beautiful jewelry and enjoy good food, beer, wine and entertainment. Please join us for a fun evening to help raise money for the animals. 100 percent of jewelry sales will go to Humane Society of Iredell. For more information please contact Roxanne Blake at 704-998-8372.
Live music at Summit Coffee, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson – Live music: Summit Songwriters Showcase, featuring: Ang Medlin, Al Lemmond, and host Rob McHale, with opening act Madde Shuler. Free. Information: 704-895-9090 or visit www.summitcoffee.com.
FRIDAY, AUG. 17
Kannapolis Movies in the Park, 8:45 p.m., Village Park, 700 West C Street, Kannapolis – Free screening of “Adventures of Tin Tin” (PG). To view the complete summer schedule, go to www.cityofkannapolis.com. Info: 704-920-4343.
“Outdoors Adventures” camp, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Elements4Life, 16024 Davidson-Concord Road, Davidson – In this Woodlands Discovery camp, kids ages 4 to 10 will make their exploring gear fancy and head out with magnifying glasses and nets to explore the world. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Carolyn at 704-439-7764; or visit the organization’s summer camps page
N.C. Baroque Orchestra, 7 p.m., Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House, 208 Concord Road, Davidson – N.C. Baroque Orchestra “Ice in August,” a concert of chilling music including “Winter” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” Purcell’s “Cold Genius” from “King Arthur” and Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto. $15 donation general, $10 seniors, students and under 12 free. Tickets and information: Barbara, 704-560-0101.
Live music at Summit Coffee, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson – Live music with TBA. Free. Information: 704-895-9090 or visit www.summitcoffee.com.
SATURDAY, AUG. 18
Boating safety class, 8 a.m., Duke Energy Environmental Center, McGuire Nuclear Station Road, Huntersville – The Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron will be conducting its last Public Boater Safety Training of 2012. The 8-hour class wraps up with an examination for full certification. Cost: $45, including manual and lunch. Pre-registration required. Visit www.usps.org/lakenorman
St. Alban’s rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, off Concord Road, Davidson – Hugh rummage sale at the church. Free.
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.
MS Education Day, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. – Dr. Craig DuBois and Dr. Jill Conway will speak at the center’s “It’s All In Your Head” MS Education Day. Registration is encouraged. To register, send your name, number attending, and contact information to email@example.com. For more information, call Jennifer Frame at 704-241-1226 or Susie Phillips at 704-996-5153.
Bluegrass jam, 9 a.m.-noon. Richard’s Coffee Shop, 165 N. Main St., Mooresville. – Community music jam held every Saturday. Call 704-663-0488.
Bible study, 9 a.m. – noon, Congregation House at Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 208 Concord Road, Davidson – Bible Study: “Dispatches to God’s Household: The General Epistles.” Introduction to study by Dr. Greg Snyder, Professor of Religion at Davidson College. Teaching and leading tips by Linda T. Steber, Doctor of Educational Ministry, Davidson College Presbyterian Church. To sign up, call the church office at 704-892-5641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature trail outing, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Lake Davidson Nature Preserve, behind Davidson Day School, 750 Jetton St. – Family outing with tree signs, games, a scavenger hunt and more. Pre-registration is required. Email email@example.com. Followed by dedication of the new Sterling Martin nature trail. Info: a href=”http://www.davidsonlands.org/join-us-for-the-sterling-martin-trail-dedication-august-18/” target=”_blank”>DavidsonLands.org
Lake Davidson Nature Preserve trail dedication, 10:30 a.m., Lake Davidson Nature Preserve, behind Davidson Day School, 750 Jetton St., Davidson – Dedication of the Sterling Martin Trail, named after a longtime Davidson Lands Conservancy volunteer. Mr. Martin helped build the entrance kiosk, benches, canoe racks, and interpretative signs; and supervised the volunteers for the trail clearing and the installation of all the furnishings, including the gazebo. Nature walk with World of Wonder at 9:30 a.m., when volunteers will post signs. Info: DavidsonLands.org
Theater auditions for boys ages 10-15, 2-5 p.m., Davidson College, Cunningham Theater Building – Boys ages 10 to 15 are invited to audition for a role in the fall main-stage production, A Month in the Country. Contact Ana Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 704-894-2930 to sign up for an audition slot or for any questions. No experience is necessary.
Blood drive at Birkdale, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Regal Theaters Birkdale 16, 16950 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville. – Blood drive by the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Free movie ticket to all donors. Call 704-972-4700 or go to www.carolinadonor.org to make an appointment.
Blood drive, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Solid Rock Christian Church, 16601 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. – Blood drive by the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Free movie ticket to all donors. Call 704-972-4700 or go to www.carolinadonor.org to make an appointment.
Chris Lane at Bailey Park, 7 p.m., Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius – Cornelius PARC Concerts in the Park presents Country Night in the Park. 7 p.m. gates open, 7:30 p.m. Chris Lane band. More information: http://www.cornelius.org/
Stories Under the Stars, 7 p.m. Kannapolis Branch Library, Kannapolis – Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets performing Animalia. Info: www.cityofkannapolis.com
Comedy Improv extravaganza, 8 p.m. Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. – The Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza starring the Chuckleheads. Tickets are $10 if reserved at www.planetimprov.com, $15 at the door. For more information, call 704-301-1564 or email email@example.com.
Live music at Summit Coffee, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson – Live music with Rick Spreitzer and the Antique Babies. Free. Information: 704-895-9090 or visit www.summitcoffee.com.
SUNDAY, AUG. 19
First Baptist Huntersville anniversary – 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church Huntersville, 119 N. Old Statesville Road, Huntersville – First Baptist Church celebrate the 50th anniversary of the church’s sanctuary with a service at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch. During the service, the church will reveal contents of a time capsule placed in a cornerstone when the church was built 50 years ago. More about the church: http://www.fbc-h.org/”
Special needs parent support, 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Room 210, Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St., Davidson – Davidson United Methodist Church Special Blessings Support Group. Meets the third Sunday of the month. This month: screening and discussion of the movie “Neurotypical,” by Adam Larson. Childcare available by request. Call 704-892-8277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Davidson United Methodist planning meeting, 5 p.m., Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St., Davidson – Town hall-style congregation meeting to unveil a conceptual plan for possible new construction on the church campus, to meet needs of the church’s various missions. “What could we build? Where would we build it? What would we gain?” Meetings also Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. See our Aug. 10 news report, “Methodist church meetings to consider expansion plans.”
Rusty Knox Concert on the Green, 6-8 p.m., Davidson Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson – Concert on the Green with Rusty Knox Band (Americana). Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic. Free. ConcertsontheGreen.com
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