March 6

GIRL POWER: Girls, ages 12-16, build confidence and self-esteem in girl power classes 7-8 p.m. at CrossFit Davidson, 305 Depot St., Davidson. Girls focus on functional fitness, body-weight exercise, goal setting, teamwork and a healthy self-image. Six sessions cost $60. Details: 704-987-7200.

 

March 7

POTTERY CLASS: Paint pottery with fellow artists 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Davidson Parks and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. An experienced instructor will guide students in decorating pre-made bisque pottery with underglaze paints. The instructor will bring all necessary materials. The class costs $22 per week for Davidson residents and $26 for others. Details: 704-892-3349.

• BLOOD DRIVE: The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas hosts a blood drive 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lowe’s Home Improvement, 16830 Statesville Road, Huntersville. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds. Details: www.cbcc.us, www.carolinadonor.org or 704-972-4700.

• BUSINESS EXPO: The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce presents its 2014 Business Expo 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Davidson College’s Baker Sports Complex, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. Admission is free. Spectators can engage with local companies. Details: www.lakenormanchamber.org.

ART CRAWL: The Sanctuary of Davidson sponsors the Downtown Davidson Art Crawl 6-9 p.m. from Summit Coffee to just past the Davidson Post Office in Davidson. The crawl includes more than 25 artists, as well as wine and beer tastings and live music.

OPENING RECEPTION: The Cornelius Arts Center hosts an opening reception for environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck’s latest installation, “Markers of our Lives: A Community Mandala Project,” 6:30-9 p.m. at 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. The free reception includes a wine tasting and refreshments. The center is collecting colorful plastic and metal lids or bottle caps to place inside the exhibition. Details: www.cornelius.org/parc or 704-896-8823.

SCOTCH DINNER:  Rural Hill hosts a Scotch Dinner featuring an exclusive four-course meal paired with the finest scotches from The Macallan and Highland Park at 7 p.m. at 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. The event costs $65. Details: www.ruralhill.net or 704-875-3113.

 

March 8

MARRIAGE ROCKS: Couples join Pastor Sandy Adams for the “Marriage Rocks” Marriage Conference 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Huntersville, 17609 Old Statesville Road, Cornelius. Learn how to do marriage God’s way. Couples pay $79, which includes breakfast, lunch and conference registration. Child care will be provided for $10 a child, which includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and activities. Details: info@calvaryhuntersville.org or 704-875-3303.

STORYBOOK CHARACTERS: Dress like a character from a children’s book and celebrate literacy at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Bring a book and ask someone to read it. Come in costume. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300. 

• ST. PATRICK’S PARADE: The Mooresville Downtown Commission holds its annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade at 3 p.m. at Main Street and Iredell Avenue in Mooresville. The parade will run south on Main Street and end at Center Avenue. Details: info@downtownmooresville.com.

CONCERT SERIES: The 10-piece Moon Dance Orchestra, along with vocalist Linnie Carpenter, performs a concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizens Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Admission costs $5. Children 10 and younger get in free. Details: www.mooresvillerecreation.org or 704-663-7026.

 

March 9

STORYBOOK CHARACTERS: Dress like a character from a children’s book and celebrate literacy at 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Bring a book and ask someone to read it. Come in costume. Admission costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300. 

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 10

SUICIDE PREVENTION: Davidson Parks and Recreation hosts a suicide prevention course 7-8:30 p.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.

 

March 11

COMEDY SHOW: Mike Speenberg and Blayr Nias perform at 8 p.m. at the Lake Norman Comedy Zone, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Tickets cost $10. The show is for ages 21 and older. Details: www.lkncomedyzone.com or 704-895-1782.

 

March 12

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS: Participate in Wacky Hair Day and read Dr. Seuss’s “Wacky Wednesday” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Discovery Place KIDS-Huntersville, 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Costs $8. Details: www.discoveryplacekids.org or 704-372-6261 ext. 300.

SENIOR SCHOLARS: Join the Davidson Senior Scholars to discuss programs that stimulate continuous intellectual and cultural growth in the monthly meeting 1-2:30 p.m. at the parks and recreation office, 865 South St., Davidson. Details: 704-892-3349.

LITTLE EXPLORERS: Children, ages 3-6, learn what is happening outdoors season by season by enjoying a nature story followed by exploring the outdoors 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays at Davidson Park and Recreation, 865 South St., Davidson. Other activities include crafts, songs and games. The program costs $40 a month. Details: 704-892-3349.

POETRY READING: Anthony Abbot leads a poetry reading at 4:30 p.m. in the Carolina Inn at Davidson College, 215 N. Main St., Davidson. Abbot's poetry book “The Girl in the Yellow Raincoat” was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His newest book, “The Angel Dialogues,” is being published this month. Details: 704-894-2472.

ARTIST LECTURE: Yvonne Petkus discusses the work in her exhibition, “Searching,” at 6 p.m. in the Semans Lecture Hall of the Belk Visual Arts Center at Davidson College, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. The exhibition opens the following evening in the Smith Gallery. Details: 704-894-2519.

RELIGION LECTURES: Richard Miller, a religious studies professor at Indiana University, presents a religious lecture on ethics at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union at Davidson College, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2263.

 

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, 315 N. Main St., Davidson. Details: 704-894-2519.

RELIGION LECTURES: Richard Miller, religious studies professor at Indiana University, presents religious lecture on ethics at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union at Davidson College, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2263.

PIANO RECITAL: Will Fried performs a free piano recital inspired by Beethoven's “Diabelli Variations” at 7:30 p.m. in Sloan Music Center at Davidson College, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. Details: 704-894-2848.

• NATURE PROGRAM: Naturalist Chris Matthews discusses “Coyotes: Wily or Wary?” at the next free nature program sponsored by Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists at 7 p.m. at Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St., Mooresville. No reservations are required. Details: www.lakenormanwildlife.org or Sid Smith, 704-895-5686.

 

March 15

• ST. PATRICK’S PARTY: The fourth annual Green River Revival takes place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte. The festival includes a spring bike sale at 8 a.m., Color Me Green 5K at 10 a.m., cornhole tournament at 11 a.m., the river turning green at 1 p.m. and live music 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The festival is free, with VIP passes available. Cornhole costs $30 per team. 5K registration costs $35 through March 12 and $42 on race day. Details: www.usnwc.org or 704-391-3900.

• ST PATRICK’S DAY: The Galway Hooker Restaurant & Irish Pub celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a block party dubbed Eat, Drink & Be Irish at noon at the restaurant, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. The free event features live bands and DJs, games, Irish dancers, bagpipers and raffles. Details: www.galwayhookerpub.com or 704-895-1782.

• 8K RACE: The 2014 Summit Twilight Racing Series kicks off with the Leprechaun Loop 8K at 7 p.m. at Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson. Registration costs $30. Proceeds go to the Levine Children’s Hospital. Runners get in free to a post-race festival, which includes live music by Kellin Watson. Details: www.summitcoffee.com.

 

Ongoing

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

GHOST WALK: Walk through Davidson on a guided tour while listening to the local history AND ghost stories and local haunts 7-9 p.m. nightly beginning at the Soda Shop, 104 S. Main St., Davidson. Tours are limited to 18 people. Reservations are encouraged. The event costs $10 for adults, $5 for ages 8-12 and free for children ages 7 and younger. Details: www.ghostwalknc.com or 704-928-5452.

• MUSIC JAM: Talented musicians jam 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Richard’s Coffee Shop, 165 N. Main St., Mooresville. Details: 704-663-0488.

COMMUNITY THEATER: Davidson Community Players presents “Flyin West” at 8 p.m. March 6-8th and 2 p.m. March 9 at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students. Buy tickets at 704-892-7953 or www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org.