March 27

BRIDGE GAMES: The Lake Norman Bridge Club holds American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned duplicate bridge games at 9:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Partners can be requested. Details: www.lnbridgecenter.org.

• HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Woodlawn School hosts a Heritage Fest, featuring song, dance and poetry performances by students, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the school, 135 Woodlawn School Loop, Davidson. Details: www.woodlawnschool.org.

GERMAN STUDIES: Davidson College hosts a Southeast German Studies workshop featuring panel discussion “War” at 1:30 p.m. in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: http://sites.davidson.edu/german/2014segsw/.

• GREEN DRINKS: Charlene Minor, natural assets and sustainability coordinator for Davidson Parks & Recreation, will speak at the next Green Drinks Lake Norman discussion 5:30-7 p.m. March 27 in The Business Center at Kaleidoscope Conference Center, 442 S. Main St., Davidson.

• CONSERVATIVE FORUM: Whitney Neal, grassroots director for FreedomWorks, talks about the Common Core curriculum at the next Lake Norman Conservatives meeting at 7 p.m. at the Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Register in advance. Details: lakenormanconservatives@gmail.com or 704-763-9113.

CPR TRAINING: Untrained bystanders learn how to perform hands-only CPR 7-8 p.m. at the Davidson Parks and Recreation Department, 865 South St., Davidson. The free course is offered through the American Red Cross. Details: 704-892-3349.

NEUROSCIENCE LECTURE: Judy Illes, a neurology professor at the University of British Colombia, discusses "Genes and the Brain: Ethical Issues at the Nexus of Genomics and Neuroscience" at 7:30 p.m. in Hance Auditorium of Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson Details: 704-894-2122.

HISTORY LECTURE: Anadelia Romo, associate professor of history at Texas State University at San Marcos, discusses "Brazil's African Legacy: Changing Ideas of Race and Roots" at 7:30 p.m. in the Sprinkle Room of the Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2878.?

THEATER CELEBRATION: Davidson College hosts a 50th anniversary celebration of theater at Davidson College at 7:30 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building, 200 D Road, Davidson. Tickets are required. Register through www.davidson.edu/fota. Details: 704-894-2101.

  

March 28

GERMAN STUDIES: Davidson College hosts a Southeast German Studies workshop featuring panel discussions “Language” at 8:30 a.m. and “Borders/Boundaries” at 11 a.m. in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room, 207 Faculty Drive. Details: http://sites.davidson.edu/german/2014segsw/.

  

March 29

• BOAT SAFETY: The Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron offers a boating safety course 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 29 at Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Road, Huntersville. Register at www.usps.org/lakenorman. Details: Bob Yannacci, sportscarguy@roadrunner.com or 516-547-7737.

• PLAY AUDITIONS: Activate Community Through Theatre invites ages 8-18 to audition for “Alice in Wonderland,” 10 a.m.-noon at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. Bring a picture and resume. Participation costs $100. Performances take place 1 and 4 p.m. May 10 and 17. Details: Wrenn Goodrum, www.activatecommunitythroughtheatre.com or 704-707-6757.

• LIVE MUSIC: WeakerCaptain, Knowne Ghost and The Calm & Repose perform at Bella Love’s LIVE! At Oak Street Mill program 8-11 p.m. at Oak Street Mill, 21325 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Admission costs $5. Details: www.bellalove.org.

 

March 30

• FILM SCREENING: Adults watch the rated R film “The Departed,” starring Jack Nicholson, at 1:30 p.m. at North County Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Lane, Huntersville. Details: 704-416-6000.

• CONCERT: Paul Asbell performs blues and jazz at the next Solas Leighis series at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 201 Fairview Road, Mooresville. Tickets, which are available at the door, cost $15 for adults and $10 seniors/students. Details: www.saint-patricks.org or 704-663-5659. 

LIEDERABEND CONCERT: Davidson College hosts a Liederabend recital by student singers who study under artist associates Jacque Culpepper, Diane Thornton and Christopher Gilliam at 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

 

March 31

ECONOMICS LECTURE: Davidson College holds its annual Cornelson Distinguished Lecture in Economics discussing “Financial Incentives and Educational Investment: The Impact of Performance-Based Scholarships on Postsecondary Student Outcomes” at 8 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: 704-894-3130.

 

April 1

BOOK SIGNING: Author Walter Bennett discusses his debut novel, “Leaving Tuscaloosa,” 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Branch Library, 21150 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. A book signing follows the discussion. Details: 704-416-3800.

PIANO RECITAL: The piano students of Artist Associates Cynthia Lawing and William Fried perform a free recital 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall at Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: ampreston@davidson.edu.

 

April 2

• RIBBON CUTTING: Tatu Fitness celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting 8-9 a.m. at 19900 S. Main St., Cornelius.

SOCIAL HOUR: Seniors spend their 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.

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.

LITTLE EXPLORERS: Children learn what is happening outdoors season by season 1-3 p.m. at Davidson Park and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. The day includes a nature story, an outdoor exploration, crafts, songs and games. The class costs $40 a month. Details: 704-892-3349.

RAPE AWARENESS: The Rape Awareness Committee at Davidson College hosts Take Back the Night 7-9 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. The event is a time for survivors of rape and sexual assault to share their stories. Details: geringle@davidson.edu.

 

April 3

BRIDGE GAMES: The Lake Norman Bridge Club holds American Contract Bridge League-sanctioned duplicate bridge games at 9:30 a.m. at the Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Partners can be requested. Details: www.lnbridgecenter.org.

• MIXER: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce holds a mixer 5:30-7 p.m. at The Freedom Boat Club, 17505 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 

TRACKING MALARIA: Amy Maxmen discusses her reporting project, “West Africa: Malaria Prevention at the Cost of Drug Resistance," 7-8 p.m. in Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: cawoodward@davidson.edu.

 

April 4

HOMESCHOOL ACTIVITY: High school students work together on various activities, including building wind turbines and simple DC circuits at “Problem Solving: A Key to Engineering” 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the EnergyExplorium, 13339 Hagers Ferry Road, Huntersville. Register in advance. Details: energyexplorium@duke-energy.com or 980-875-5600.

CHEMISTRY COLLOQUIUM: Professor Valerie Ashby, of UNC-Chapel Hill, presents a chemistry colloquium "Polyester Biomaterials - A Study of Functionality and Shape Memory Behavior" 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Classroom B-25 in the Martin Science Building, 325 Concord Road, Davidson. Details: Kay Filar, kafilar@davidson.edu.

  

Ongoing

SPRING PLAY: The Davidson College Department of Theatre holds its second spring play “Providence Gap” by Preston Lane at 7:30 p.m. March 27, 8 p.m. March 28-29 and 2 p.m. March 30 at Duke Family Performance Hall, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. It’s appropriate for ages 12 and up. Admission costs $15 general admission, $12 for seniors, $10 for faculty and staff, $6 for students. Details: 704-894-2361.

THEATER: The Warehouse Performing Arts Center presents Tom Stoppard’s “Heroes” 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through April 6 at 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. The Sunday matinee starts at 2 p.m. April 6. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students. Details: www.warehousepac.com or 704-619-0429.

• SPANISH CONVERSATION: The Spanish Conversation Club for English Speakers convenes 10-11 a.m. March 28, April 4, April 11, April 25 and May 2 at Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Improve Spanish listening and speaking skills in a relaxed group setting. A grasp of very basic Spanish is recommended but not required. No registration necessary. Details: 704-416-3800 or instructor Veronica at 704-290-2296.

 

Art exhibits

3D STRUCTURES: Bryant Holsenbeck displays 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.oeg/parc or 704-896-8823.

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

DIGITAL ART: Darren Douglas Floyd displays his latest exhibit of digital art, “Destroyer of Dreams, Or, Container of All Future Meaning,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. weekends through April 9 in Davidson College’s Van Every Gallery, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. Details: 704-894-2519.
PAINTINGS: Yvonne Petkus showcases his latest exhibit of paintings, “Searching,” 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and noon-4 p.m. weekends through April 9 in Davidson College’s Smith Gallery, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. Details: 704-894-2519.

PHOTOGRAPHY: “Witness Davidson,” a series of 60 black-and-white photos of downtown Davidson by Davidson Day School photography students, is on exhibit through March 31 in Davidson Town, 216 S. Main St., Davidson.