Council hosts movie nights at Davidson College

DAVIDSON – The Jewish Council of Lake Norman is gearing up for a month of movie nights.

• “Hava Nagila,” an exploration of the song that started out as a Hasidic prayer and grew to define the American Jewish experience for the last 60 years, will be shown March 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10.

• “The Other Son,” a film about two teens, one Israeli and one Palestinian who learn they were switched at birth, will be shown March 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10.

• “Paper Clips,” a free documentary about an experiment in Holocaust education at a middle school in rural Tennessee, will be shown March 17 at 3 p.m.

All screenings will take place at Davidson College’s Alvarez Student Union.



Davidson professors join forces to produce ‘Guys and Dolls’

DAVIDSON – Two of Davidson College’s performing arts professors, Joe Gardner in theater and Bill Lawing in music, are joining forces again on a project that

brought them together 34 years ago.

 “It’s a special opportunity to return to this project together, with the wonderful benefit of many additional experiences to reshape our thoughts,” Lawing said.

In 1979, the men produced the musical comedy, “Guys and Dolls” as their first collaboration. The cast of the original show will be on campus to meet the 2013 cast. 

“The play confirms the idea that people are essentially good, regardless of station or

status. The characters–good and bad–find common ground in their humanity,” Gardner said.

“Guys and Dolls” opened on Broadway in 1950 and won five Tony Awards in 1951, including Best Musical. The fast-paced, adventure features gangsters, gamblers, outrageous bets, love, showgirls, cops and missionaries bent on saving their souls. It

is based on Damon Runyon’s short stories of 1940s New York, including “The

Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown” and “Blood Pressure.”

The show receives a reprisal March 20-22 at 7:30 p.m., March 22-23 at 8 p.m. and March 23-24 at 2 p.m. All shows will be in Duke Family Performance Hall in Alvarez Student Union.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for seniors, $10 for faculty and staff and $6

for students. The show is recommended for ages eight and older. Call 704-894-2135 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays for reservations, or purchase them online at


Latta holds Easter egg hunt

HUNTERSVILLE – Latta Plantation will gear up for Easter with children hunting through the grass for pastel eggs.

Its Easter egg hunt March 30 will feature live children's music, pony rides, crafts and visiting farm animals, meeting Baxter the Bunny on the Covered Wagon and snacking on springtime treats.

Children ages 1-10 can hunt for toy and candy-filled eggs across the plantation grounds. Hunt times vary according to age group.

Advance registration is required.

Latta Plantation is located at 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville.

For more information, call 704-875-2312 or visit