April 11

April is for Arts Gallery Crawl

Downtown Davidson hosts a gallery crawl featuring the work of local artists, some of which will be featured at Art on the Green later this month.

When: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Main Street.

Details: www.ci.davidson.nc.us


April 12

Pawz Too Run

The fourth event features a 5K, dog walk and vendor fair. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Animals, whose mission is to promote responsible pet ownership, provide low-cost spay and neuter services and promote the adoption of homeless pets.

When: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: Davidson Town Green, in downtown Davidson

Details: www.FriendsoftheAnimals.net


Rural Hill Scottish Festival & Loch Norman Highland Games

The festival features live traditional and Celtic rock music; more than 65 Scottish clans; genealogy searches; piping, drumming and highland dancing sanctioned competitions; Scottish country dancing; massed band performances; professional heavy athletics; and a Saturday night Celtic Jam.

When: April 12-13

Where: Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville

Details: www.lochnorman.com 


North Carolina Beer Month

The Lake Norman Brewing Company celebrates North Carolina Beer Month by introducing a new beer, as well as hosting four hours of live music and a cornhole tournament. Admission is free. The company will introduce High Maintenance Blond, a 7 percent imperial blonde that doesn’t want to be taken lightly. Eight other beers and The Big Woodie Food Truck will be available to enjoy.

When: noon-9 p.m.

Where: 159 Barley Park Lane, Mooresville

Details: www.lakenormanbrewingcompany.com


Casino Night

Safari Miles hosts its third annual Casino Night “Betting On A Cure,” featuring blackjack tables, roulette tables, craps tables and slot machines, at 7 p.m. and an auction ending the event at 10 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will also be food and drink specials, an auction and special guests. Proceeds, including a percentage of the restaurant sales, will benefit the American Cancer Society.

When: 7 p.m.

Where: 390 N. N.C. 16, Denver


April 15

Lake Norman Senior Fun and Fitness Day

The North Mecklenburg Senior Center organizes the festival for people ages 55 and older. The eighth annual event will feature a fitness walk, line dancing, tai chi, health vendors, football toss, chair exercise, lunch, music and health screenings. Registration is required and costs $3 in advance or $5 at the event.

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Jetton Park, 19000 Jetton Road

Details: 704-875-1270.


April 18

Live in the ‘115

The Part Time Blues Band kicks off the downtown Mooresville live music series.

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: John Franklin Moore Park, corner of Main Street and Center Avenue

Detasils: www.downtownmooresville.com


For children


April 11

A Morning with the Easter Bunny

Preschoolers engage in seasonal crafts and get a visit from Peter Cottontail! Don’t forget to bring a camera. 

When: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Where: Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius

Details: www.cornelius.org/parc or 704-892-6031.


April 12

Hop into Spring

The festival features an afternoon filled with family fun, including arts and crafts, inflatable obstacle course, balloon artist, face painting, DJ and of course, a visit from Peter Cottontail! Bring a camera and a basket to collect toy-filled eggs at the different activity stations. The event is recommended for families with children ages 3-12.

When: 2-4 p.m.

Where: Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius

Details: www.cornelius.org/parc or 704-892-6031.



Spring break art drop-in

The Community Arts Project will offer drop-in art projects for children to explore, discover and create with open-ended spring-themed art activities. The activities are designed for children ages 2-12. An adult must accompany 2- and 3-year-olds. It costs $6 per child for the first hour and $4 for each additional hour.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14-18

Where: 20700 N. Main St., Suite 112, Cornelius

Details: www.thecommunityartsproject.org or 704-896-8980.