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Meetings, Run for Green, music and farm tour

State Rep. Thom Tillis

State Rep. Thom Tills speaks Tuesday at North Meck Republican Women.

this week buttonHold your breath: It’s a busy week ahead in and around Davidson. What to pick? The North Meck Rotary and Angels of ’97 have annual charity golf tournaments at either end of the work week. Tuesday is chock full of meetings and lectures: Davidson Rotary, the Davidson Town Board, and the North Meck Republican Women all are meeting. At the college are lectures on immigration reform and by visiting artist Ewan Gibbs. Also Tuesday, Organ at Davidson opens its 2010-11 series with a concert by Robert Parris. Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities holds a public meeting Wednesday on possible reform of the water rate structure. The weekend brings a variety of opportunities, including the Know Your Farms’ 2nd annual tour of area farms and the Davidson Lands Conservancy’s Run for Green road races and Green Day Festival. On Sunday, the world-class Music @ St. Alban’s series kicks off with the fifth annual “BachFest,” while Mt. Zion United Methodist Church starts its 2010-11 concert series with a performance by the Vianello Trio. Also Sunday, it’s the final 2010 Concert on the Green, with the Davidson College Symphony and Jazz Ensemble.

Details on those and other events this week below or on our clickable day-by-day calendar at right.

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Buy a piece of Tom Cotter, get him into NYC marathon

Tom Cotter selling body parts

Tom Cotter is selling body parts in a fund-raiser tied to the NYC Marathon.

Also ahead, Rotary and Angels of ’97 golf tourneys at Birkdale, and the Taste of Art fund-raiser

fund-raisers logo Want a piece of Tom Cotter? The Davidson resident and sports marketer is selling parts of himself as he raises money for a charity called Team for Kids and prepares to run in the New York Marathon this November. Also, the Community Arts Project of Cornelius has begun ticket sales for its annual Taste of Art fund-raiser Oct. 5 at Fresh Market. Meanwhile, a pair of charity golf tournaments is coming up next week at Birkdale Golf Club: the annual Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg Charity Golf Tournament is Monday. And the Angels of ’97 will host the Seventh Annual “Puttin’ for A Purpose” Golf Tournament on Friday. Those events and more in our fund-raising calendar below.
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Music @ St. Alban's readies an 'ambitious' season

From choral to Celtic to Klezmer, series is a cultural gem for Davidson

music at st albans 2010-11

Clockwise, from left: BachFest Sept. 19; Christ Church Choir March 30; Vivaldi, The Storm May 1; David Glukh Klezmer Nov. 7; and Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble Jan. 30.

Davidson has many cultural gems for a town its size, from theater and film to art and music. Some offerings even rival what’s available in most major cities, and that would have to include Music @ St. Alban’s, an annual festival of music that ranges from classical to Celtic to choral.

This year’s series begins Sunday, Sept. 19, at 3 p.m. with a program called “BachFest V: Bach to the Future.” Five additional concerts through May will bring to town top ensembles from around the world, including a highlight of this year’s schedule, the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford on March 30.
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Literary events, Concert on the Green, art and film

Our weekend in and around Davidson starts with literary events tonight (Thursday), including an appearance by soldier-poet Brian Turner at Davidson College. Friday brings a midday “Musical Interlude” with keyboardist Henry Lebedinsky playing a program of Russian music, and an evening Concert on the Green with the Extraordinaires. Davidson Farmer’s Market runs Saturday morning downtown, when you’ll also find a Community Garage Sale at the Lake Norman YMCA. Hough High’s football team hosts Garinger at home on Saturday night. Don’t forget the premiere of the local film “The Trial” at Our Town Cinemas Friday and Saturday. And Christa Faut Gallery hosts a reception for local artist Elizabeth Bradford, whose work is featured there this month.
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Local film 'The Trial' premieres here this weekend

The Trial Gary Wheeler and Matthew Modine

Filmmaker Gary Wheeler of Huntersville (left) with star Matthew Modine on the set of "The Trial," which premieres at Our Town Cinemas this weekend.

film bugDavidson’s Our Town Cinemas this weekend will host the premiere of “The Trial,” a locally-produced film based on a novel by Charlotte writer and lawyer Robert Whitlow. It’s the second film based on a Whitlow book by Huntersville filmmaker Gary Wheeler and his partners. And this weekend’s premiere continues Our Town Cinemas’ efforts to cut its own path as a small independent moviehouse.

On Friday and Saturday, Mr. Wheeler will be at the theater to speak and answer questions about the film. Also, we link you to Lawrence Toppman’s rave review of Our Town Cinemas in last week’s Charlotte Observer. SEE BELOW

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Soldier-poet Brian Turner speaks here Thurs.

Brian Turner

Brian Turner

Soldier-poet Brian Turner, author of the best-selling poetry collection “Here, Bullet,” will give a free public lecture Thursday at Davidson College. The same night, Charlotte Writers Club North will host poet and author Peter Blair at its first meeting of the 2010-11 season. Meanwhile, events begin this week in ReadDavidson, the annual townwide series that has us all reading “A Walk in the Woods” by Bill Bryson. Details on those and other events below.
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Movie showtimes

Our Town Cinemas, 227 Griffith St., Sadler Square, Davidson. Box office opens daily 1 p.m. Advance tickets and reservations: 704-237-3238 NOTE: Parentheses indicate matinee prices.

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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
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