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Labor Day, meetings, Ride for Housing & sprint triathlon

The week starts off with Labor Day and the closing of government offices, schools, post offices and banks on Monday. On Tuesday, there are three Cornelius meetings: Kenton Place planning meeting, Magnolia Estates Drive planning meeting and a meeting of the Cornelius Town Board. Friday is Movies in the Park in Huntersville. On Saturday, Davidson Housing Coalition hosts the 8th annual “Festival for Hope & Housing” and on Sunday is the Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon and the Jason Ray golf tournament. This week also includes the 2012 Iredell County Fair, in Troutman.

Meanwhile, Our Town Cinemas in Davidson has “Lawless,” “The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure,” “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” “The Bourne Legacy,” “The Campaign,” and “Hope Springs” on the schedule. See the movie showtimes at right.


Iredell County Agricultural Fair, 5 p.m. to midnight (Sat. 1 to midnight), Iredell County Fairgrounds, 630 N Main St., Troutman – Iredell County fair runs Monday, Sept. 3, to Saturday, Sept. 8, with rides, entertainment, food. General admission $5, 6 and under free.


Mark Shields at Davidson, 10:30 a.m., Davidson College Alvarez College Union, 900 Room – Mark Shields, political analyst from the “PBS NewsHour,” will speak on “2012: The American Presidency.” Free. Info on the college website,

Labor Day holiday, All day – Labor Day Holiday. Government offices, schools, post offices, banks all closed. CATS buses on a Sunday schedule, with no express service. LYNX Blue Line trains operate on a Saturday schedule.


Mom’s morning, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Community in Christ Church, 7621 Norman Island Drive, Cornelius – Mom’s Morning, a new program of mom-related discussions, exercise and socializing to help moms get away. Sept. 4, 11, 18 and 25. Today’s event: Zumba. Free child care. Pre-register at 813-240-5474 or

Christian business breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Acropolis, 20659 Catawba Ave., Cornelius – Lake Norman Christian Business Association monthly breakfast. First Tuesday of the month.

Kenton Place planning meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Cornelius Town Hall, Room 202, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius – Community planning meeting to discuss a proposal by developer Kenton LLC to amend its site plan to allow a 108 unit multi-family residential complex on Lot 2, off West Catawba Ave., near the Palace. Info on the Cornelius town website. See also our Aug. 27, 2012, article: “Boomtown? 2 more projects planned off W. Catawba.”

Magnolia Estates Dr. planning, 5-6:30 p.m., Cornelius Town Hall, Community Room, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius – Community planning meeting to discuss a proposal by Madison Development Group LLC to build 260 apartments between Magnolia Estates Drive and Edinburgh Square Drive, west of the Magnolia Estates neighborhood. Info on the Cornelius town website. See also our Aug. 27, 2012, article: “Boomtown? 2 more projects planned off W. Catawba.”

English conversation Culture Club, Noon, Davidson Public Library, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson – Culture Club: Snapshots of American History and Culture. Improve your conversational English while gaining knowledge of America’s past and present. Every Tuesday noon through Dec. 4. Free. Call Marcela Hosmann at 704-483-8149. See also our Aug. 27, 2012, article: “Boomtown? 2 more projects planned off W. Catawba.”

Cornelius Town Board, 7 p.m., Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius – Cornelius Town Board regular meeting (moved from Monday, in observance of Labor Day). Agenda on the Town Website, includes a discussion and possible vote on a new contract with the volunteer fire department and a presentation on I-77 widening proposals by resident Kurt Naas, who serves on the Cornelius Transportation Advisory Board. The board also will go into close session to discuss an unspecified legal matter and a real estate acquisition. The board also has an 8 a.m. “agenda preview” meeting at Acropolis Restaurant and a 6 p.m. open session. See Aug. 30, 2012,, “Holiday Monday, so Town Board moves meeting to Tues.”


Panel on Charlotte as “energy hub,” 9:30 a.m., Duke Family Performance Hall, Davidson College Knobloch Campus Center, Davidson – Panel discussion on “Energy, Technology and Sustainability” and Charlotte’s role as an energy industry hub. Panelists include Eric Spiegel, CEO of Siemens Corp.; Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx (Davidson ’93), Vincent Davis of Duke Energy and Envision Charlotte; and Graham Bullock, assistant professor of environmental studies and political science at Davidson. Bloomberg News sustainability editor Eric Roston will moderate. Free, but tickets required. More info: For more information 704-894-2202.


Christian business lunch, 11:30 a.m., Fusion Bowl, Mooresville Town Square, 126 Mooresville Commons Way, Mooresville – Lake Norman Christian Business Association weekly lunch. Every Thursday.

Cornelius PARC Commission, 5:30 p.m., Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius – Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Commission meeting. Agenda includes wrapup of summer camps, and a report on Hough High School parking at Bailey Road Park. Agenda on the town website.

PFLAG meeting, 7-9 p.m., Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson – PFLAG (Parents, Friends, and Families of Lesbians and Gays) of Davidson and Cornelius meets on the first Thursday of each month in Room 201 at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. All are invited to attend this group which offers information and support in a non-judgmental atmosphere.


Mooresville Music on Main, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall Green, 413 N. Main St., Mooresville – Mooresville Parks & Rec Music on Main Series presents Coastline. With recent hits like “Sweat,” “The Tiki Bar Is Open,” and “Swamps of the Old Santee” (2003 Blues Song of the Year), the band has developed a following known as the Coastline Crazies. Info: 704-663-7026.

Movies in the Park, 9 p.m., North Mecklenburg Park, 16131 Old Statesville Road/NC 115, Huntersville – Radiant Life Fellowship and the Town of Huntersville present Movies in the Park, with “Kung Fu Panda 2″. Gates open at 6 p.m. Free. Info:


Brewer’s Ball, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, 215 Southside Dr, Charlotte. – Sampling of beer and food from 20 local breweries and restaurants to benefit the Charlotte chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Cost is $75, $35 tax deductible. Purchase tickets at the organization’s website or call 704-321-7852.

Ride for Hope and Housing, 7:30 a.m., Davidson Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road – Davidson Housing Coalition hosts the 8th annual “Festival for Hope & Housing,” sponsored by Carolinas Healthcare System. Bicycle rides will include 100K and 50K routes through Cabarrus, Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Rowan counties. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St. The 100K begins at 8:30 a.m., with the 50K departing soon thereafter. Both routes will conclude with food, live music and fun at Davidson’s Town Green. Proceeds will benefit DHC’s affordable housing and home maintenance efforts. Visit for event details and registration, or call 704-892-4486.

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu performs at Davidson College Sept. 8.

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu performs at Davidson College Sept. 8.

Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, 8 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Davidson College – The Adams Foundation presents pianist Jon Nakamatsu in a recital. Cellist Alan Black joins Nakamatsu on Beethoven’s Sonata in A Major for cello and piano. Also on the program: Rameau’s “Gavotte and Variations” and Schumann’s “Carnaval, Op. 9.” For ticket information please call 704-894-2135 or visit

Davidson football at Lenoir-Rhyne, 7 p.m., Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory – Davidson football vs. Lenoir-Rhyne. More info:

Hough football vs. Berry, 7 p.m, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology, Charlotte – Hough football at at Phillip O. Berry.

Davidson Presbyterian Fall Ball, 7 p.m., Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville – Davidson Presbyterian Church, the African American congregation on Depot Street in downtown Davidson, continues its campaign to raise money for a new sanctuary with a Fall Ball, Fashion Show Etc. Tickets $25 each. Proceeds benefit the church building fund. Call 704-892-4313 or visit the church.


Hopewell Presbyterian Church concert, 3 p.m. Sept. 9, Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beaties Ford Road, Huntersville. Hopewell Presbyterian Church continues the year-long celebration of its 250th anniversary with a concert by pianist Cynthia Lawing of Davidson, followed by a reception. Information: Visit

Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon, 8 a.m., Ingersoll Rand, 800 Beaty St., Davidson – 2012 Lake Davidson Sprint Triathlon, part of Cool Breeze Cyclery Corporate Challenge. 500 yd swim, 12 mile bike, 5K run. Info:

Jason Ray Golf Tournament, 5-9 p.m., River Run Country Club, 19125 River Falls Drive, Davidson – Liberty Mutual/Jason Ray Golf Tournament reception and silent auction. (Golf tourney Monday, Sept. 10.) The auction and golf tournament raise money for the Jason Kendall Ray Foundation of Concord, organized in memory of Jason Ray, the University of North Carolina student and basketball team mascot who died after being struck by a car in 2007. The fund helps people who receive organ transplants. Entry forms and more information about the events: Or call 704-779-2149.

Methodist church planning meeting, 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, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 19, 5 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall. See our Aug. 10 news report, “Methodist church meetings to consider expansion plans.”

DES Back to School picnic, 4-6 p.m., Davidson Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson – Annual Davidson Elementary School Back-to-School Picnic. With bean-bag toss and sack races, face painting, an inflatable slide and more. Also, the school?s Boosterthon friends will bring their high-energy fun with a dance party on the green. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food at the picnic. Hot dogs and sausages from Brian?s Dog House Grill will be available for purchase, as well as treats from The Ice-Box Sno-Cones. Volunteers needed. To help, contact or


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