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Alabama Blues Bros. play Green; also movies, cycling

Davidson Weekend CalendarOur Weekend Calendar is shaping up as a good one, despite the mid-summer date. The weekend includes a performance by the Alabama Blues Brothers, a Blues Brothers tribute band, in a Concert on the Green Friday. Davidson Community Players’ Connie Co. teen workshop performs a children’s theater show called “The Connie Company: Wild, Woolly and Wonderful” at several locations. Saturday brings the weekly Davidson Farmer’s Market, the Lake Norman Excursion bike ride, and a Shoes of Hope free shoe giveaway at Ada Jenkins Center.

“Sorcerer’s Apprentice” opens at Our Town Cinemas. And in Mooresville Saturday, the Movies on Main series presents an outdoor screening of “Avatar” and Lake Norman Fear minor league football team hosts the Asheville Grizzlies.

Read on for details, or check our clickable day-by-day calendar at right.


Ben & Jerry’s blood drive, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, 202 S. Main St. – American Red Cross and Ben & Jerry’s host a “Give a Pint, Get a Pint” blood drive. Donors get free ice cream at the drive, as well as a coupon for a free pint of ice cream. Donors also will get a free Red Cross T-shirt and will be entered in a drawing for a $1,000 gift card. Appointments available by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or

Business After Hours, 5:30-7 p.m., the Peninsula Yacht Club, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius, 28031 – Join Lake Norman Chamber members for the Chamber’s Business After Hours networking event at the Peninsula Yacht Club.

Natural Assets & Tree Advisory Board, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 216 S. Main St. – Natural Assets and Tree Advisory Board meeting. Agenda includes discussion of tree ordinance and sustainability principals, North Davidson Parkway study update. Agenda on the town Website.

Business After After Hours 2, 7-9 p.m., XO Tapas, 19701 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius, 28031 – XO Tapas will host Business After AfterHours, the Lake Norman Chamber’s Business AfterHours networking event. To contact the restaurant call 704.896.9255.

Live music at Summit Coffee, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Live music: Summit Songwriters in the Round. Info: 704-895-9090.


Just Ducky book and craft program, 10:30 a.m., Davidson public library branch, on the Village Green – A book and a craft program. Listen to duck stories and then design your very own rubber ducky. Audience: Elementary (5-11). Info on the library website

Fri. Concert on the Green, 6-9 p.m., Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road – Downtown Davidson Concert on the Green with Alabama Blues Brothers, a Blues Brothers Tribute Band. Free. See the season schedule and details:

Live music party on the porch, 6:30 p.m., Campania Cafe, 416 S. Main St. – Live music Party on the Porch, with guitarist Clyde Derberry. Campania has full outdoor table service and its Trattoria dinner menu. Details on Clyde Derberry’s MySpace page. Also,

Connie Company’s ‘Wild, Woolly and Wonderful.”, 7 p.m., Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius – The Davidson Community Players’ Connie Company teen workshop will present “The Connie Company Wild, Wooly and Wonderful.” This children’s theater performance will benefit the Cornelius Animal shelter. Audience members are asked to bring basic pet supplies in lieu of purchasing a ticket. For additional information, contact Melissa Ohlman-Roberge at (704)-892-7953 or or visit the Players web site at

Live music at Summit Coffee, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Live music: Rusty Knox Band. Info: 704-895-9090.


Lake Norman Excursion bike rides, starts and ends at Lowe’s Corporate Center, 1000 Lowe’s Boulevard, Mooresville – Annual Lake Norman Excursion, with bike rides from 10 to 100 miles. 6:30-7:30 a.m., registration begins; 8 a.m., 68- and 100-mile rides begin; 9 a.m., 10-mile family fun ride begins; 10 a.m., 40-mile ride. All routes follow roads in the Lake Norman area. This is a revival of an old ride. Cool Breeze Cyclery and Lowes Corp. have teamed with American Red Cross to organize this year’s ride as a fund-raiser for Lake Norman office of the American Red Cross. Details: American Red Cross website

Davidson Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon, off Main Street next to Town Hall – Weekly Davidson Farmers Market, with local farmers and vendors selling meats, produce, dairy products, baked goods, and other items. This week, chef Kris Reid will be cooking with Cackleberry Farms products to make a stovetop frittata. Open every Saturday. Today also is the entry deadline for the Salsa Showdown. For more information: is pleased to be a sponsor of the Davidson Farmers Market.

Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation annual meeting, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Anne Springs Close Greenway Nature Center, Fort Mill, S.C. – Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation annual meeting. Riverkeeper David Merryman will present a State of the River report, and there will be a brief business meeting with elections for the Board of directors. Afterward they’ll have food, tours of the greenway and other activities. Contact: Tracy, 704-679-9494. Web:

Shoes of Hope free shoe giveaway , 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Ada Jenkins Center, 212 Gamble St. – Samaritan’s Feet and Ada Jenkins Center will be giving away up to 500 pairs of shoes to needy children at a “Shoes of Hope” event. There are no restrictions on who may get shoes, but families must sign up in advance at Ada Jenkins. Visit or call 704-896-0471. Read more in our July 5 news story, “Shoes of Hope offers free shoes to area kids”

Connie Company Performance, 11 a.m., Sherrills Ford Library, 8456 Sherrills Ford Road – The Davidson Community Players’ Connie Company will present The Connie Company: Wild, Wooly and Wonderful. This childrens’ theater perfomance is free.For additional information, contact Melissa Ohlman-Roberge at (704)-892-7953 or or visit the Players web site at

Carolina Beer Co. tastings, noon to 3 p.m., Carolina Beer Co., 110 Barley Park Lane, off Mazeppa Road, Mooresville – Beer tastings and tours every Saturday. $5 per person. Details: 704-799-2337 or

Lake Norman Fear vs. Ashville Grizzlies, 7:30 pm, Mooresville High Stadium – The Lake Norman Fear Minor League football team will play the Asheville Grizzlies. For more information and the team schedule, see the team site at Admission: $6, ages 6 and under free.

Live music at Summit Coffee, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St. – Live music: Billy Jones & The Pocket. Info: 704-895-9090.

Mooresville Movies on Main, 8:30 p.m., Bellingham Park, 1600 Bellingham Drive, Mooresville – the Town of Mooresville presents “Movies on Main,” with an outdoor showing of James Cameron’s “Avatar” (PG). Concessions available. Bring a chair or blanket. Rain location: Indoors at Charles Mack Citizens Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville.


Connie Company Performance, 4 p.m., Davidson Community Player’s Armour Street Theater, 307 Armour Street, Davidson – The Davidson Community Players’ Connie Company will present The Connie Company: Wild, Wooly and Wonderful. Admission is $3 for children and adults. Proceeds will benefit Davidson
Community Players’ Connie Company Youth Programming. For additional information, contact Melissa Ohlman-Roberge at (704)-892-7953 or or visit the Players web site at


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May 3-May 9
IRON MAN 3 (PG-13) Fri & Sat: (11:00am), (1:00), (4:00), (4:30), 7:00, 7:20, 9:35, 10:00; Sun: (1:00), (4:00), (4:30), 7:00, 7:20; Mon - Thu: (1:00), (4:00), 7:00
42 (PG-13) - Fri - Sun: (1:30); Mon - Thu: (1:30), (4:30)
OBLIVION (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: 10:05pm; Mon - Thu: 7:20
THE BIG WEDDING (R) - Fri - Thu: (1:55), (4:15), 7:15
PAIN & GAIN (R) - Fri & Sat: (1:10), (4:05), 7:05, 9:55; Sun - Thu: (1:10), (4:05), 7:05
THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13) - Thu: 10:00pm