CORNELIUS – The Cornelius Department of Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture will host the Celebrate Smithville CommUNITY event from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 23 at Cornelius Town Hall.

Afternoon entertainment will include performances by the Calvin Edwards Trio Jazz Band, local chorus and dance groups.

There will be a community book, CD and DVD swap, crafting of a community quilt, children’s activities and refreshments.

Founded in 1910, Smithville is one of the oldest communities in Cornelius, with roots dating back to the 1880s.

The Smithville CommUNITY Coalition was formed in 2011 and is made up of residents, area citizens, nonprofits and faith-based communities.

Their vision is to revitalize and transform their community into a vibrant, safe and attractive place to live and work that builds pride in its residents and attracts new developments of affordable homes and businesses, focusing on empowering all individuals and strengthening families.

Visit the website at or call the office at 704-892-6031 for more information.