This fall is sure to be filled with family fun, with a wide range of activities around the Lake Norman region and beyond. Here's a look at just some of the autumn events coming up. Sept. 12-Nov. 1: Amazing Maize Maze HUNTERSVILLE – Visitors can enjoy getting lost in the Amazing Maize… read more about Autumn on Lake Norman
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HUNTERSVILLE – Oh, the lucky residents of the Vermillion neighborhood in Huntersville. Four weeks ago, Block Bistro moved in under Harvey’s Bar and Grill, and it’s a serious foodie paradise. Block Bistro 13812 Cinnabar Place, Huntersville 704- 947-5109 “We do classics done right,” said… read more about The classics done right, with a Southern twist
HUNTERSVILLE – The term “home cooking” has been sorely diluted by restaurants utilizing it without actually adhering to the ideal. But Huntersville Family Restaurant actually embodies the term by creating real, home-cooked meals, complete with choice of fresh vegetable, at a modest price. It is no… read more about Home-cooked meals, without the dishes
Davidson doctor follows dream of being a chef, releases cookbook By Karen Stroud DAVIDSON – For most of us, following our passion is only a dream. But Davidson resident Dr. Timothy O’Lenic is making his dream come true. O’Lenic has spent the last 20 years working as an anesthesiologist… read more about From stethoscope to spatula
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DAVIDSON – The Town of Davidson’s next Concerts on the Green series will feature the good vibrations from The Band of Oz’s brand of Carolina beach music. The Raleigh band got its start in 1967. They’ve earned acclaim by playing festivals and concerts throughout the Southeast. The concert… read more about Concert series bring Oz to town
DAVIDSON – Tony award winner Corey Mitchell, a musical theater and acting teacher at Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, has had a major influence on the students he has taught over the years. NSA junior Jeremy Cousar and freshman Maya Sistruck, just two of the thousands of students whom… read more about Tony winner inspires students
CORNELIUS – The Warehouse Performing Arts Center presents the fifth installment of its popular “reader’s theater series” next month. “The Nerd” by Larry Shue is an inventive, side-splitting comedy first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then Broadway. The action centers on the… read more about Warehouse PAC presents ‘The Nerd’
CORNELIUS – The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department is partnering with the My Aloha Paddle and Surf to offer standup paddleboarding courses. • Stand Up Paddleboarding Beginner Class – Learn stand-up paddleboarding in a safe and controlled environment with experienced and… read more about Rec department offers paddleboarding
CONCORD – The Carolina Renaissance Festival will hold open auditions for street performers, role players musicians and variety acts. Contact 704-896-5555 or email email@example.com to schedule an audition 9 a.m.-noon June 20 and June 27 at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road. Prepared… read more about Renaissance Festival holds auditions
MOORESVILLE – The Prickly Pear, much like the world of food, is constantly changing and blending traditional and non-traditional Mexican cooking. The result can be unexpected, but also delicious. “Our new chef is from Cuba and he’s creating this amazing Latin America fusion while learning… read more about Prickly Pear redefines Mexican food
DAVIDSON – The Davidson Community Players opens auditions June 28-29 for its October production of "Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell" written by Charlotte natives Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cate and directed by Vito Abate. Set in 1939, the story is about three sleep-deprived men- a… read more about Auditions upcoming for 'Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell'
DAVIDSON – This week, it's all about the cats. Twenty-nine actors from Lake Norman and surrounding towns will perform the musical, “CATS,” June 9-14 at the Community School of Davidson ArtSpace. The actors are a mix of adults, college students and high school students. The cast also… read more about It's time for 'CATS'
CORNELIUS – The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation, Culture Department along with Charlotte Symphony Orchestra will celebrate America June 27 under the stars at Bailey Road Park. A prelude act by Journey Church will kick off the evening of music at 6:45 p.m. with the Charlotte Symphony following… read more about PARC, Charlotte Symphony celebrates America
HUNTERSVILLE – Thousands of warriors of all shapes and sizes descended June 6 on the rolling hills, tree-lined trails and wide-open fields of Historic Rural Hill as part of the annual Warrior Dash. Learn more about the popular 3-mile, obstacle course in Thursday's paper 6/11. read more about Warrior Dash challenges participants
HUNTERSVILLE – Awakenings Yoga Studio will host June 20 a Summer Solstice event to celebrate the studio's fifth-year anniversary. The event begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. Complimentary classes will be offered in addition to various vendors onsite. Meditation will take place 9-9:30… read more about Awakenings Yoga holds Summer Solstice event
HUNTERSVILLE – Truth be told, Rich Nossel doesn’t consider himself an artist. Members of the Cornelius Arts Center and the Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department think otherwise. People will be able to judge for themselves starting June 13 at Robbins Park in Cornelius. Nossel, who makes… read more about Artist's work goes 'Beyond Walls'
Davidson Community Players sizzles with ‘Chicago’ DAVIDSON – Davidson Community Players will present six-time Tony Award-winning musical “Chicago” in June. During the roaring 1920s in the rowdy city of Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to… read more about Arts Briefs - Week of 6/4
June 4 • OUTDOOR CONCERT: Colby Dobbs performs the next installment of the Live at LangTree series 5-10 p.m. at 119 Landings Drive, Mooresville. Details: www.langtreelkn.com. • OUTDOOR CONCERT: Zac Brown Band performs at 7 p.m. at PNC Music Pavilion, 707 Pavilion Blvd., Charlotte. Ticket… read more about Herald Weekly Calendar - Week of 6/4
MOORESVILLE – Mona Chen came to the United States from China in 1997 at age 19. She wanted to see a different part of the world and ended up becoming a bus girl at a restaurant in New York. “I worked my way up through the restaurant business,” Chen said. “I’ve done everything: managed, tended… read more about Mona’s Lounge combines casual restaurant, fancy bar
Friday, June 5 • Rusty Rudder – Scott Johnson Acoustic, Queen’s Vice • The Hickory Tavern Huntersville – Thirsty Horses • Mickey and Mooch – Thomas Hunter and Guest • Mojo’s Grill and Pub – Greg Ragan • Shoals Grill – Main Channel Band • 202 North Main – Danny Wicker and Mel… read more about Music Lounge - Week of 6/4
CORNELIUS – Sometimes, the best things in life are free. Jason Roland said the free-form development of scripts and performance is what makes the sketch comedy troupe known as The Sloan one of the best tickets in town. Even the name of the troupe was improvised. “I kept thumbing through… read more about The Sloan promises silly sketch comedy
DAVIDSON – Corey Mitchell, the director of the Davidson Community Players upcoming musical, "Chicago," won a Tony Award for his excellence in theatre education. Mitchell was selected from more than 9,000 nominees nationwide. He will attend the awards ceremony June 7 in New York and hear his… read more about 'Chicago' director wins Tony Award
HUNTERSVILLE – Residents are encouraged to attend July 3 the the Gaston Grizzies baseball game and firework show at 1001 N. Marietta Street in Gastonia, N.C. to support Latta Plantation. Proceeds will fund Latta Plantation and its operations. The game features a July 4 celebration. Guests… read more about Baseball game benefits Latta
Health departments in Iredell, Lincoln and Mecklenburg counties inspected the following restaurants May 22-28: Cornelius • Old Town Public House, 21314 Catawba Ave. – 99 • Thai House at Lake Norman, 19700 One Norman Blvd. – 98.5 Davidson • Mestizo Contemporary Mexican… read more about How local restaurants fared in health inspections - Week of 6/4
CORNELIUS – In celebration of National Trails Day, residents are invited June 6 to join the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists at Robbins Park for a free, one-hour nature walk. The walk begins at 8:30 a.m. All ages are welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. To… read more about Conservationists lead nature walk
DAVIDSON – Choreographer Ashlyn Sumner, Tatum Terry, Meredith Swanson and Stefan Maier rehearse for the Davidson Community Players production of "Chicago" June 2 at the Armour Street Theatre. The show runs June 18-27 at the Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davidson… read more about Davidson Community Players prepares for 'Chicago'
HUNTERSVILLE – The Saluting our Veterans Craft Beer & BBQ Festival attracted 200 people May 30 and raised awareness for the Veterans Memorial project. “There's not enough words to express my gratitude to Simply Southern Events of Lake Norman and the community for their support of this event,”… read more about Festival features beer, barbecue & military
HUNTERSVILLE – Primal Brewery received May 9 the top honors as the N.C. Brewer of the Year during the fifth annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival at Rural Hill. The title of N.C. Brewer of the Year is decided by festival patrons as they gathered for a day complete with great live… read more about Primal Brewery named N.C. Brewer of the Year
CHARLOTTE – A handful of Lake Norman-area restaurants are participating in Dine Out For Kids, an initiative that benefits Communities in Schools Charlotte-Mecklenburg. Restaurants are donating a portion of their sales June 16 to benefit the nonprofit. They are as follows: • Bad Daddy's… read more about Restaurants participate in Dine Out For Kids