By BILL KISER
A Revolutionary War Encampment at Legion Park in Cornelius, a celebration of the upcoming birthday of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, documentary film screenings, and a lecture on the fact and fiction surrounding Islam highlight the week’s activities on our community calendar. “Stones in His Pockets” continues on stage at Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius, while Davidson College hosts its annual Media Conference Saturday, as well as a lecture by N.Y. Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson.
The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) Department will host the Revolutionary War encampment “Stopover at the Springs” at the town’s Legion Park on Saturday and Sunday. The public can see and experience what a Revolutionary War military camp was like, with demonstrations planned for both days.
Like classical music? Head to Davidson College Presbyterian Church, whose Organ at Davidson series will hold its annual Bach Birthday Bash. Not only do audience members get to hear some of Bach’s best works, but there’s a game involved as well — the audience has to guess whether the piece was written by Bach, one of his sons or someone else.
On Friday, Davidson College’s biology department and the Davidson Lands Conservancy will hold a free screening of “Green Fire,” the first full-length documentary made about conservationist Aldo Leopold, at the college’s Alvarez College Union. And on Sunday evening, the Jewish Council of Lake Norman will show the documentary “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story,” also at the Alvarez College Union.
On Sunday afternoon, Dr. Rizwan Zamir, professor of Islamic studies at Davidson College, will give a free lecture on “What Islam Is and What It Is Not” at Davidson United Methodist Church.
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Jill Abramson, who recently took over as executive editor of the New York Times, will lead a media studies lecture at Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union on Saturday afternoon.
Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius will hold the final week of performances of “Stones In His Pockets,” with shows on Thursday through Saturday.
Thursday night, Charlotte author Caitlin Boyle will lecture on her book “Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-It Note at a Time” and her Operation Beautiful campaign at Davidson College’s Lilly Family Gallery.
Also Thursday, Columbia University professor, writer and novelist Heidi Julavits will announce the winners of the Charles E. Lloyd and R. Windley Hall student writing awards at Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union. Julavits will also read from her works.
Art Exhibitions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Smith Gallery, Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson College. Art exhibitions from March 13-May 4 by senior class studio art majors Taylor Thomas, Sara Claire Chambless, Rachel Means, Lauren Kamperman, Brendan Schamu and Cristina Casal. For information call 704-894-2575.
Art Exhibit, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 12-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Van Every Gallery, Belk Visual Arts Center, Davidson College. Exhibition of oil paintings by Nathaniel Rogers, a 2002 graduate of Davidson, who also holds an M.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Works will be on display through April 18. For information call 704-894-2575.
Revolutionary War Encampment, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Cornelius Legion Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius. The Cornelius PARC will host Stopover at the Springs, a Revolutionary War encampment at the town’s Legion Park. The free event will allow the public to experience what a Revolutionary War camp looked like, and how the soldiers dressed and lived. Demonstrations are planned during the two-day encampment. Information: Visit cornelius.org.
Stones In His Pockets, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. Charlotte’s Anne Lambert presents the final week of the the award-winning comedy “Stones In His Pockets.” The comedy by Marie Jones tells the story of two down-on-their-luck Irish lads and their quiet rural community as they come to terms with the visit of a big Hollywood movie shoot. Playing over 15 characters between them, Charlotte actors Michael Harris and Hank West bring to life this hilarious and moving script. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors, students and groups. Reservations can be made by calling 704-619-0429 or email at email@example.com.
MONDAY, MARCH 19
Cornelius Town Board of Commissioners, 7 p.m., Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. The regular meeting of the Cornelius Board of Commissioners, in the Assembly Room. Pre-Meeting at 6 p.m. in room 204.
TUESDAY, MARCH 20
Community Blood Drive, 1-4 p.m., Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, 610 E. Center Ave., Mooresville. A blood drive organized by the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Appointments can be made by calling 704-972-4700.
Gender Studies Lecture, 5 p.m., Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building, Davidson College. Award-winning playwright and activist Joan Lipkin will lead a discussion of marriage as a political issue, titled “Whose Marriage, What Marriage? Here Come the Brides (and Grooms): Queer Activism, Same-Sex Marriage and a Ballot Initiative.” The lecture is free and open to the public. Information: Call 704-894-2012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, 6 p.m., Meeting Chamber, Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St., Charlotte. The bi-monthly meeting of the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners.
Living After Suicide, 7-8:30 p.m., Solomon House, Main Street, Huntersville. Meeting of Living After Suicide, a support group for families and friends of suicide victims. Group meets the third Tuesday of every month. Information: Call 704-907-3148, email LivingAfterSuicide@gmail.com or visit www.livingaftersuicide.info.
Bach Birthday Bash, 7:30 p.m., Davidson College Presbyterian Church, corner of Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson. Organ at Davidson presents “Bach or Not?” at its annual Bach Birthday Bash. Audience members will try to guess whether Bach, a son or someone else wrote the unnamed piece. The event is free, with donations accepted. A reception follows the performance. Information: Visit www.dcpc.org.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
Community Blood Drive, 5-8:30 p.m., Assurance United Methodist Church, 9700 Mount Holly-Huntersville Road, Huntersville. A blood drive organized by the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Appointments can be made by calling 704-972-4700.
Davidson Toastmasters, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Lake Norman YMCA, 21300 Davidson St., Cornelius. Guests are welcome to the weekly gathering of the Davidson Toastmasters, whose members practice public speaking and leadership skills in a motivating and encouraging environment. Information: Visit www.davidsontoastmastersclubs.org.
Chidsey Leadership Lecture, 7 p.m., Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union, Davidson College. The annual Chidsey Leadership Lecture by Jeanne Middleton-Hairston, national director of the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools program. Middleton-Harrison will present, “Never as Hot as It Was in the Summer of ’64.” She will discuss the role of leadership in the creation of Freedom Schools in Mississippi, and their role in promoting positive racial identity and equity. There is no charge to attend the lecture. For more information call 704-894-2122.
THURSDAY, MARCH 22
Story Time at Main Street Books, 10 a.m., Main Street Books, 126 S. Main St., Davidson. Story Time with stories, songs and fun for kids ages 1-5. The event is free. Information: Call 704-892-6841 (every second and fourth Thursday).
Solomon House New Moms Club, 4-6 p.m., Gethsemane Baptist Church, 565 Jetton St., Davidson. Free support group sessions for pregnant or new mothers with children up to age 2. A meal will be served to participants at the end of each session. Information: Call 704-316-3875 or email email@example.com.
So You Want to Start a Business Seminar, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Davis Theater, 65 Union St. South, Concord. The Cabarrus Council for a Sustainable Local Economy will sponsor a seminar on starting a new business. The seminar will cover all topics — developing a business plan, legal structure options, funding strategies, as well as training and support resources. Participants can speak with successful local business owners, small business consultants, governmental officials, Chamber of Commerce and community college representatives about owning a business. The event is free, but interested participants are asked to call 704-216-3941 to reserve a seat.
Operation Beautiful Lecture, 7:30 p.m., Lilly Family Gallery, Chambers Building, Davidson College. Lecture by Charlotte author Caitlin Boyle on her book “Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-It Note at a Time” and the national Operation Beautiful campaign. The lecture is free and open to the public. Information: Call 704-620-4398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literary Awards Ceremony, 7:30 p.m., Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union, Davidson College. Heidi Julavits, professor in the M.F.A. program at Columbia University, who will read from her work and announce winners of the Charles E. Lloyd and R. Windley Hall student writing awards. Julavits has written four novels, received a Guggenheim Fellowship, and been a two-time finalist for a National Magazine Award. Her short fiction pieces have appeared in Esquire, Vogue, The New York Times and other leading publications. There is no charge to attend the event. For more information call 704-894-2472 or email email@example.com.
Taste of Art, 7:30-9:30 p.m., The Fresh Market, 20623 Torrence Chapel Road, Cornelius. The Community Arts Project will hold its fifth-annual Taste of Art fundraising party and art auction, a casual evening full of art, food and fun. A silent auction and raffle will include art and other interesting items. Hors d’oeuvres and wine-tastings will be provided. Tickets are $30 each, and can be purchased by calling 704-896-8823. Information: Visit www.thecommunityartsproject.org.
Economics Lecture, 8 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center, Davidson College. The college’s annual Cornelson Lecture about the economics of cities by Harvard University professor Edward Glaeser. Glaeser writes on urban issues such as the growth of cities, segregation, crime, and housing markets. He is particularly interested in the role that geographic proximity can play in creating knowledge and innovation. There is no charge to attend, but seating is limited. For more information call 704-894-2398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23
Chamber Focus Friday, 8-9:30 a.m., Randy Marion Conference Room, Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. This month’s Focus Friday will examine the proposed “Red Line” rail project, with talks by Bill Thunberg, executive director of the Lake Norman Transportation Commission; Matt Gallagher of Gandy Communities and Bob McIntosh of the McIntosh Law Firm, PC. The event is free.
Musical Interludes, 12:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center, Davidson College. A performance by pianist Lauren Jackson Coplan, who will perform works by Liszt, Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Ginastera. There is no charge to attend the performance. For more information call 704-894-2848.
Documentary Screening, 7 p.m., Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union, Davidson College. The college’s biology department and the Davidson Lands Conservancy will host a free screening of “Green Fire,” the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. The film explores Leopold’s life in the early part of the 20th century and the many ways his land-ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today. A panel discussion featuring a member of the film team, conservationists and educators will follow the screening. Information: Call 704-892-1910 or email email@example.com. Read more on the DavidsonLands.org website.
Live music at Freckled Dog Pub, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson. Freckled Dog Pub upstairs at Summit presents Alexis V-O. Free. Info: Call 704-895-9090 or visit www.summitcoffee.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 24
World of Wonder Kite Flying, site TBD, Davidson. The Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery will hold “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” as its March World of Wonder youth activity, which will not only allow children to build their own kite, but fly it as well. Open to children and their families, with three different start times: 10:30 a.m., 11:10 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. Pre-registration is required, email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration form and more information.
Spring Consignment Sale, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Brawley Middle School, Brawley School Road, Mooresville. The Lake Norman Mothers of Multiples will hold a “cash only” consignment sale featuring gently used children’s and maternity clothing, toys and baby equipment. Early bird admission from 7-8 a.m. is $1, and the half-price sale begins at 11:30 a.m. Information: Call 704-737-5074 or email email@example.com.
Fairy House booth at the market, 9-11:30 a.m., Davidson Farmer’s Market, beside Davidson Town Hall, Main Street, Davidson. The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists will hold a “fairy house” booth for children during the Davidson Farmer’s Market. Fairy houses are tiny structures children can build from natural materials such as moss, sticks, bark and dried flowers.
Davidson Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m.-noon, downtown Davidson, next to Town Hall – Davidson Farmer’s Market winter tailgate market. Local farmers and vendors selling meats, produce, dairy products, baked goods, and other items. Runs second and fourth Saturdays through March. Information: Visit www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.
Hopewell Church 250th Anniversary Parade and Festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. Hopewell Presbyterian Church will begin its 250th anniversary celebration with a parade down Beatties Ford Road, followed by a festival on the church grounds. All parade participants are asked to be at the church by 9:30 a.m. to allow time to take a shuttle bus to the Richard Barry Home Site, or arrive at the Barry Site on your own. The police-escorted parade will begin at 10 a.m. The festival will feature games for children, historical tours or the church and campus, and hamburgers and hot dogs will be on sale. Information: Call (704) 875-2291.
NY Times editor Jill Abramson lecture, 1 p.m., Smith 900 Room, Alvarez College Union, Davidson College. A media studies lecture by Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times. Abramson will present an inside look on how the paper seeks to provide in-depth coverage of both domestic and international issues, and the impact of new media technologies on its global reach. There is no charge to attend the lecture.
Bank of America Conference, 2-5 p.m., Alvarez College Union, Davidson College. The annual Bank of America Conference, where panelists and poster sessions will consider the subject “Global Exchange and Local Change,” focusing on how new media technologies have fundamentally changed our ability to connect globally and act locally. There is no charge to attend the conference. For more information call 704-894-2440.
Piano Studio Recital, 3 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center, Davidson College. A piano recital by students of Davidson artist associates in piano Ruskin Cooper and Cynthia Lawing. There is no charge to attend the recital. For more information call 704-894-2848.
Sip and Shop at Wooden Stone Gallery, 4-6 p.m., Wooden Stone Gallery, 445 S. Main St., Davidson. Event features wines from vineyards across North Carolina. Cost: $8 per person. Information-reservations: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-892-1449.
Live music at Summit Coffee, 8-11 p.m., Summit Coffee, 128 S. Main St., Davidson. Live music by Rick Spreitzer Trio. Free. Info: 704-895-9090 or visit www.summitcoffee.com.
SUNDAY, MARCH 25
DUMC Services, 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St., Davidson. Larry Goodpaster, resident bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and president of the UMC’s Council of Bishops, will preach during the church’s three Sunday morning services. As president of the UMC’s Council of Bishops, Goodpaster is the designated leader of United Methodism around the world.
Community Blood Drive, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. A blood drive organized by the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. Appointments can be made by calling 704-972-4700.
What Islam Is and What It Is Not, 3 p.m. March 25, Davidson United Methodist Church, 233 S. Main St., Davidson. Dr. Rizwan Zamir, professor of Islamic studies at Davidson College, will conduct a presentation on “What Islam Is and What It Is Not.” There will be an opportunity for questions. Childcare will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.
Jewish Council Film Festival, 7 p.m., Smith 900 Room, Alvarez Student Union, Davidson College. The Jewish Council of Lake Norman will present a showing of the documentary “Jews and Baseball: An American Love Story,” which portrays the contributions of Jewish major league baseball players as well as the special meaning of the game to American Jews over the year. Admission is $10 per person, tickets are available at the door only.
Liederabend Performance, 7:30 p.m., Tyler-Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center, Davidson College. A vocal performance featuring students of Davidson artist associates in voice Diane Thorton and Jacquelyn Culpepper. There is no cost to attend the performance. For more information call 704-894-2848.
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