Davidson Community Players holds youth auditions

DAVIDSON – The Connie Company of the Davidson Community Players is looking for children ages 8-18 to participate in an upcoming musical production and fall ensemble workshops.

Auditions for “Into the Woods, Jr.” and the fall workshops take place Sept. 14 and 15 at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour Street, Davidson.

Those interested should call 704-892-7953 or go online to www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org for specific requirements and audition times.

Craft fair to feature 30 artists

HUNTERSVILLE – Thirty artists will exhibit and sell their work at The Fall Craft at the Crossing Art Festival held 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Shoppes at Birkdale Crossing in Huntersville.

Ang Medlin & the New Groove performs live music 1-3 p.m. 32 Flavors Boutique will provide kids craft activities at the free event.

Details: 704-896-3232 or www.face


Huntersville Farms participate in Know Your Farms Tour

CHARLOTTE – Three local farms will take place in the fourth annual Know Your Farms Tour.

Know Your Farms, in partnership with Carolina Farm Stewardship Association, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Piedmont Grown and the NC 10 percent Campaign, host tours of regional farms 1-6 p.m. Sept. 15-16. The tours allow visitors to step beyond the farmers markets to see where food comes from.

Participating farms in the Lake Norman area include:

• Hubbard Farm/Old Store Produce, 14720 Brown Mill Road, Huntersville

• Rivendell Farms, 9715 Kerns Road, Huntersville

• East of Eden Farms, 8300 Mcilwaine Road, Huntersville

Tickets can be purchased for $25 in advance at www.knowyourfarmstour.com/tickets or $30 on the day of event from participating farms.

Zylak teaches painting at gallery

MOORESVILLE – Sue Zylak will encourage artists to express their style of paintings and advance to more involved techniques through art classes taught at Andre Christine Gallery.

Zylak has years of experience in teaching and painting in the masters technique. Her work can be viewed inside the gallery, 148 Ervin Road.

She offers six-week classes 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the gallery. Registration is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at the gallery or until classes are full.

Fall festival benefits area wildlife

MOORESVILLE – The fourth annual Wildlife Oyster & Shrimp Fest will feature dance music under a tent, an educational display of Lake Norman regional wildlife and plants, and live and silent auctions.

The event begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at All Seasons Marina, 827 Langtree Road.

Tickets cost $40 each or $75 for two. Advance reservations are required. Registration closes Sept. 16.

The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists is organizing the event. The group strives to protect and enhance the natural resources and wildlife habitat of Lake Norman.

Details: 704-660-8192 (during weekday business hours), 704-877-4787 (evenings and weekends) or www.lakenormanwild


Avante Vocal Jazz performs in Davidson

DAVIDSON – A Raleigh-based a capella jazz group will give a performance at Davidson United Methodist Church.

Avante Vocal Jazz will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the church, 233 S. Main St., Davidson. The group’s eight singers perform a repertoire that includes contemporary choral pieces and jazz.

Tickets cost $20 if purchased in advance at www.davidsonumc.org or $25 at the door if seats remain.

Davidson program teaches children about nature

DAVIDSON – The Town of Davidson will offer a four-week program designed to get children ages 8-12 closer to nature.

The Fun with Nature! Program meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays – Sept. 17-Oct. 8 – at Fisher Farm, 21215 Shearer Road, Davidson. Young explorers will get to know the outdoors while learning about environmental stewardship, local plants and animals and outdoor ethics. Participants should wear old clothes and shoes and plan to get muddy.

The program cost $35 for Davidson residents and $38 for others.

Sign up online through the Davidson Parks and Recreation Department at www.ci.davidson.nc.us.

Local museums participate in Smithsonian Museum Day

Several Charlotte-area museums will offer free admission Sept. 29 as part of the Smithsonian Museum’s national Museum Day Live! event.

Those interested in receiving a free Museum Day Live! ticket should go online to www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket. Tickets will be sent to patrons via email.

Charlotte and Lake Norman museums taking part in the event include:

• Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville

• Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, 438 Fort Dobbs Road, Statesville

• Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St., Charlotte

One ticket per household provides free admission for the ticketholder and a guest.