Jan. 16

BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Blood Center hosts a blood drive noon-5 p.m. at Davidson College Student Union, 102 N. Main St., Davidson.

 NOOK WORKSHOP: Adults learn how to find eBooks on Nook at 2 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 

Jan. 17

• FOCUS FRIDAY: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce welcomes new commissioners to the towns of Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville to its Focus Friday event at 8 a.m. at its office, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

 PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Ages 3-5 learn language and reading skills through stories and songs at 10:15 a.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

 TODDLER STORYTIME: Ages 18-35 months explore sounds, letters and words through music and activities at 11 a.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

 MUSICAL INTERLUDES: Davidson College hosts a free mid-day concert by members of the Davidson community at 12:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

• ART GALLERY: The Mooresville Artist Guild holds an opening reception for its Winter Juried Art Exhibition 6-8 p.m. at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville. The exhibit will be displayed through Feb. 27. Details: www.magart.org or 704-663-6661.

• CHILDREN’S THEATER: Davidson Community Players presents  “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” at 7 p.m. at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. Donations will be taken at the door to support future youth programming. Details: www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org or 704-892-7953. 

 

Jan. 18

BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Blood Center hosts a blood drive 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lake Norman Baptist Church, 7921 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. 

 SAVINGS SEMINAR: Adults learn how to save money at 10:30 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

WINTER BEARS: Children discover how bears survive the winter months by reading “Bear Snores On” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: 704-372-6261.

 COMMUNITY SERVICE: Ages 12-18 conduct community service at 2 p.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

• CHILDREN’S THEATER: Davidson Community Players presents “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” at 1 and 4 p.m. at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. Donations will be taken at the door to support future youth programming. Details: www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org or 704-892-7953.

• ORGANIZING SEMINAR: Jennifer Burnham, owner of Pure & Simple Organizing, kicks off the ReStore ReNew series with a seminar on organization 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Our Towns Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 20414 N. Main St., Cornelius. The event includes a catered lunch, coupons and opportunity to shop the ReStore with Burnham. Tickets cost $25. Buy them at www.restorerenew.eventbrite.com.

 

Jan. 19

WINTER BEARS: Children discover how bears survive the winter months by reading “Bear Snores On” at 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: 704-372-6261.

 

Jan. 20

• BABY STORYTIME: Babies become engaged with new sights and sounds through books, songs and rhymes at 10:30 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 TINY TOTS STORYTIME: North County Regional offers storytime for ages 18-35 months at 11 a.m. at the library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. The event incorporates stories, music and movement. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 

Jan. 21

 EXCEL BASICS: Adults learn how to create a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 2007 at 10 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• WORD SEARCH: Ages 12-18 test their logic through a self-paced word search at 10 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

• PROBUS CLUB: The Probus Club of Lake Norman, a group of retired business people, features a talk by Bob Mullen at 10:30 a.m. at Berea Baptist Church, 1015 River Hwy., Mooresville. Mullen will talk about a U.S. War Department program during World War II to ensure soldiers enjoyed music from home after musicians went on strike over royalty issues in July 1942.  Coffee service begins at 10 a.m. Details: probusLKN@gmail.com.

 SCHOOL TUTORING: Ages 5-11 get reading, math and homework tutoring at 4 p.m. at Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-4000.

 STUDY ZONE: Ages 8-18 do homework, study for tests and get tutoring at 4 p.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

 PIANO RECITAL: Artist Associate in Piano Cynthia Lawing performs works by Russian composers in a free piano concert, titled “The Russians Are Coming!” at 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Davidson College’s Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

 COMEDY SHOW: Michael Mack performs a comedy show at 8 p.m. at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Doors open at 7 p.m. The show is for ages 21 and older. Admission costs $10. Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com.

 

Jan. 22

• RIBBON CUTTING: Rodan & Fields Dermatologists by Jen Gallman holds a ribbon cutting at 8 a.m. at FastFit Boxing, 19911-B N. Cove Road, Cornelius. Details: 704-649-1163.

 TWO-TIME STORYTIME: Ages 18-35 months explore sounds, letters and words through stories and activities at 10:30 a.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

 PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Ages 3-5 learn language and reading skills through stories and songs at 11:30 a.m. at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-3800.

ARTIC ICE: Children get hands-on with winter sensory bins 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: 704-372-6261.

 

Jan. 23

TRAVEL EVENT: UNIGLOBE Travel hosts a travel seminar 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Country Suites, 16617 Statesville Road, Huntersville. Attendees learn about a variety of adventure, multi-generational travel, wellness, rail travel in Canada and river cruising in the U.S. Bring a canned food item to donate to a local food pantry. Register by Jan. 17. Details: Sue Winter-Hallman, susanjwh@gmail.com or 704-307-8339.

BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Blood Center hosts a blood drive 9 a.m.-noon at Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 20700 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME: Ages 3-5 read books and sing songs in For Me, for You, for Later at 11 a.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

TECHNOLOGY TUTORING: Adults get one-on-one computer help with a technology tutor at 1:30, 2, 2:30 and 3 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: www.cmlibrary.org or 704-416-6000.

 ETHICS PANEL: Davidson College professors and administrators participate in a free panel discussion, “Sochi 2014: Gender, Ethics, Sport,” at 4:30 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Sprinkle Room, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. The panel includes NYU Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies Eliot Borenstein. There is no charge to attend. Details: 704-894-2884.

ARTIST RECEPTION: Davidson College holds an opening reception of the art exhibition, “State of Emergency,” at 6 p.m. in the Van Every Gallery of the Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. Details: 704-894-2519.

SLAVIC STUDIES: Eliot Borenstein, NYU Professor of Russian and Slavic Studies, discusses “Trading Russian Futures: Post-Socialist Rhetorics of Orphanhood and Adoption” at 7:30 p.m. in the Carolina Inn, 215 N. Main St., Davidson. There is no charge to attend. Details: 704-894-2884.

• COVERKEEPERS: Billy Wilson, president of the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists, explains about how his group addresses environmental protection and wildlife preservation at the next Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting at 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Road, Stanley. Details: Ben Benoit, 704-489-6249.

 

Jan. 24

HOME & LANDSCAPE: The 10th Annual Greater Charlotte Home and Landscape Show takes place 2-7 p.m. at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N.C. 49, Concord. Admission costs $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors and retired veterans. The event is free for children ages 16 and younger and active military. Parking is free. Details: www.charlottehomeandlandscapeshow.com or 704-920-3976.

• IRISH CONCERT: Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelley, two singers of the Scottish and Irish band Celtic Thunder, perform 7-9 p.m. at the Galway Hooker Irish Restaurant and Pub, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. A meet and greet will follow. Admission costs $40 plus online fee. Buy tickets at www.acousticbycandlelight.com/cornelius-nc/

ARTIST SERIES: The Reduced Shakespeare Company performs “All the Great Books (Abridged),” a rapid-fire 98-minute review of the world’s great literature, at 8 p.m. in Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Tickets cost $20 for general admission, $15 for faculty/staff and $8 for students. Buy them by calling 704-894-2135 or visiting www.davidson.edu/tickets.

 

Ongoing Events

• PLAYFEST: The Warehouse Performing Arts Center presents its third annual 10-Minute Comedy Playfest, “Eunice's Beauty, Barber & Bait Shoppe” at 8 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 9, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 2 and 9, at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors, students and groups. Reservations: www.warehousepac.com or 704-619-0429.