March 13

ART OPENINGS: Davidson College hosts opening receptions for Darren Douglas Floyd’s digital art exhibit and Yvonne Petkus’s paintings exhibit 6-8 p.m. in the Van Every and Smith galleries in the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. Details: 704-894-2519.

• AREA PLANNING: The Town of Huntersville holds a public information meeting to discuss plans for the future of the Upper Ramah Creek area 6:30-8 p.m. at Huntersville Town Hall, 101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville. Details: www.huntersville.org or 704-875-6541.

• NATURE TALK: Naturalist Chris Matthews discusses coyotes in the Charlotte region at 7 p.m. at the Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists presents the free program. Details: www.lakenormanwildlife.org.

• OPEN HOUSE: SouthLake Christian Academy holds an open house for prospective parents at 7 p.m. at the school, 13820 Hager’s Ferry Road, Huntersville. Details: www.southlakechristian.org.

PIANO RECITAL: Will Fried performs a free piano recital inspired by Beethoven's “Diabelli Variations” at 7:30 p.m. in Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

 

March 15

• DOCUMENT SHREDDING: The Cornelius Police Department holds a free document shredding event 9 a.m.-noon at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.cornelius.org or Betsy Shores, 704-892-1363.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Center of the Carolinas holds a blood drive 3-6 p.m. at AMC Theatres at Northlake Mall, 7325 Northlake Mall Drive, Charlotte. Movie tickets will be given to donors. Details: www.cbcc.us or 704-972-4700.

 

March 16

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Center of the Carolinas holds a blood drive noon-2 p.m. at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. Details: www.cbcc.us or 704-972-4700.

• OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Participants visit the beaver pond 2-4 p.m. at West Branch Greenway located at the southern end of Shearer Road, Davidson. Naturalist Reed Patterson will lead the way. Admission costs $5 per group/family and $6 for others. Details: www.davidsonlands.org.

• JUGGLE FOR ALL: Children, ages 12 and older, learn how to throw and manipulate objects in the air, on the body and on the ground 3-5 p.m. at Ada Jenkins gymnasium, 212 Gamble St., Davidson.

 

March 17

• RIBBON CUTTING: Peninsula Bisro celebrates its re-opening with a ribbon cutting and open house at 6:30 p.m. at 19906 North Cove Road, Cornelius. Details: www.asianfoodlakenorman.com.

• INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: John Burnett, an investigative journalist and NPR correspondent, discusses “The War Next Door: Covering the Mexican Cartel Wars,” at 7 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2170.

 

March 18

• BRIDGE GAMES: The Lake Norman Bridge Club holds American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned duplicate bridge games at 9:30 a.m. at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 East Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Partners can be requested. Details: www.lnbridgecenter.org or John or Marlene Smith, crzy4brdg@yahoo.com or 704-992-1260.

 • SMELL LECTURES: Davidson College hosts an interdisciplinary studies discussion on the act of smelling at 4:30 p.m. in the Carolina Inn, 215 N. Main St., Davidson. Discussions include “Odors and How They Were Expected to Identify a Witch," "Experiencing Aromatherapy" and “Deciphering the Chemical Bases of Smell.” Details: 704-894-2254.

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: Virginia Garrard-Burnett, a history professor at the University of Texas, discusses "Violence and Genocide in Guatemala: The Case of Fernando Garcia," at 7 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2170.

 • MUSIC LECTURE: Three scholars discuss the function of music in the public sphere at 8 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

 

March 19

• SOCIAL HOUR: Seniors spend the morning in a relaxing and social environment, meeting old and new friends, drinking coffee, playing games and reading newspapers at 9 a.m. at Davidson Parks and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. Details: 704-892-3349.

• SUICIDE PREVENTION: Davidson Parks and Recreation hosts a suicide prevention course, dubbed “QPR,” 9-10:30 a.m. at the recreation office, 865 South St., Davidson. Participants learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis, how to question, persuade and refer someone to get help. Details: 704-892-3349.

• FOOD TRUCKS: Bella Love hosts Lunch in the Lot, featuring food trucks, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Details: www.bellalove.org.
MUSIC LECTURE: Stephan Pennington, assistant professor of music at Tufts University, leads a seminar on the transgendered voice and the vocal performance of gender and sexuality at 11:30 a.m. in the Carolina Inn. Details: 704-894-2848.

 

March 20

VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR: Observe real caterpillars and participate in art activities all about “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300. 

• BRIDGE GAMES: The Lake Norman Bridge Club holds American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned duplicate bridge games at 12:30 p.m. at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lnbridgecenter.org or John or Marlene Smith, crzy4brdg@yahoo.com or 704-992-1260.

• BUSINESS AFTERHOURS: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce holds its Business After Hours networking event 5-7 p.m. at Port City Club, 18665 Harborside Drive, Cornelius. A ribbon cutting starts at 5:15 p.m. Details:  704-765-1565.

ARTIST DISCUSSION: Art professor Darren Douglas Floyd talks about his works of digital art in conjunction with his exhibition, “Destroyer of Dreams, Or, Container of All Future Meaning,” at 7 p.m. in the Semans Lecture Hall of the Belk Visual Arts Center, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. Details: 704-894-2519.

• LITERARY READING: Claudia Rankin, an English professor at Pomona College, gives a reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Rankin wrote five collections of poetry and plays. Details: 704-894-2472.

 

March 21

• FOCUS FRIDAY: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce discusses the Cornelius Sports Complex at its Focus Friday discussion 8:30-10 a.m. at its office, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org or 704-892-1922.

• POTTERY CLASS: Paint pottery with fellow artists 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Davidson Parks and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. The instructor will bring materials. Registration costs $22 per week for Davidson residents or  $26 for others. Details: 704-892-3349.

PIANO RECITAL: Cynthia Lawing and Gloria Cook perform a free piano recital at 12:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

VOCAL CONCERT: The Davidson Chorale performs works reflecting hope, faith, life and love at 8 p.m. in Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

March 22

• 5K TO FEED 25K: SouthLake Christian Academy hosts the third annual “5K to Feed 25K” charity race at 9 a.m. at the school, 13820 Hager’s Ferry Road, Huntersville. The first $3,000 will benefit the Second Harvest Foodbank and the next $3,500 will support the Homeless Boys of Peru Mission. Details: www.southlakeeagles.org or 704-949-2200.

• MEDICINE DROP: The Huntersville Police Department collects unused or expired medications for disposal 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Harris Teeter, 9759 Sam Furr Road, Huntersville. The event is dubbed Operation Medicine Drop.

SPRINGTIME READING: Celebrate the first weekend of spring with stories and activities about flowers at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300. 

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Center of the Carolinas holds a blood drive 2-6 p.m. at Regal Theatres Birkdale 16, 16950 Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville. Movie tickets will be given to donors. Details: www.cbcc.us, www.carolinadonor.org or 704-972-4700.

• COCKTAIL BENEFIT: The Connor House Bosom Buddies Gala features a dinner, cocktail hour and auctions 6-10 p.m. in Davidson College’s Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson. Admission costs $75. The event raises money for breast cancer research.  Details: http://connorbosombuddies.com.

 

Ongoing

• STUDENT THEATER: Lake Norman High presents “Shrek the Musical” at 7:30 p.m. March 14, and 15 at the school, 186 Doolie Road, Mooresville. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger and $5 for Lake Norman High School students. Make reservations at LNHSMusicals@gmail.com. Details: 704-799-8555. 

• STUDENT THEATER: Hough High presents “Hairspray: The Broadway Musical” at 7 p.m. March 13-15, as well as 3 p.m. March 15 at the school, 12420 Bailey Road, Cornelius. Tickets cost $8 for students and $10 for adults. Details: 980-344-0514.

• ART EXHIBIT: Bryant Holsenbeck showcases three-dimensional structures made from recycled bottle caps at her exhibit, “Markers of Our Lives,” through April 30 at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Details: www.cornelius.org/parc or 704-896-8823.

• ART EXHIBIT: Andre Christine Gallery showcases its latest exhibit, “Black and White,” at 148 Ervin Road, Mooresville. Details: Lynne@AndreChristineGallery.com or 704-664-1164.