LKN YMCA to host Family Fun Day April 14

The Lake Norman YMCA, on Davidson Street in Cornelius, invites community members to its Family Fun Day April 14. The event is free and open to the public, and offers a “taste of summer camp” for families considering programs this summer. Continue Reading

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Theater, Fellini flicks, food & running for a cause

Cast members of Community School of Davidson's 10-minute play festival

Cast members of Community School of Davidson's 10-minute play festival, "I See You, Do You See Me?" include, from left, Rebecca Kuzmanovich, Cathryn Kinser, and Ashley Ernest. The show runns March 29-31.


this week bugA pair of plays carrying a message, a day of fine Italian cookies for a cause, and a look at the works of Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini highlight this week’s activities and events around the area.

“In The Blood,” a modern-day take on “The Scarlet Letter” written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan Lori-Parks, opens a five-performance run on Wednesday night at Davidson College’s Duke Family Performance Hall. The play runs through Sunday. Continue Reading

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Local extras help Our Town Cinemas open ‘Hunger Games’

These girls scored autographed posters

These girls scored posters autographed by local extras in "The Hunger Games" during Friday night's celebration at Our Town Cinemas. (Jan Black/Our Town Cinemas)

The eagerly-awaited film “The Hunger Games” opened with a series of sold-out midnight shows Thursday night at Our Town Cinemas. Then dozens of fans came to the moviehouse in Sadler Square Friday night for an autograph session with the film’s local stars – actors who landed roles as extras in the film.

“The fans and our movie stars were excited. It was quite a success,” said Our Town Cinemas’ Jan Black.
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Revolutionary camp, farm market, ‘Stones’ at Warehouse

At Warehouse PaC

At Warehouse Performing Arts Center


weekend calendar bugA Revolutionary War encampment at Legion Park, a lecture by the editor of The New York Times, and the Davidson Farmer’s Market’s final winter tailgate market Saturday are on the schedule in and around Cornelius this weekend. “Stones in His Pockets” wraps up its run at Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius. And “The Hunger Games” opens at area theaters, including Our Town Cinemas in Davidson, where Thursday midnight shows are already sold out. On Friday, they’ll host an autograph session at 6 p.m. with area residents who snagged jobs as extras on the locally-filmed movie. Continue Reading

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Davidson Players seek backstage volunteers

Davidson Community Players announcement
theater notes bugDo you have some experience in theater production? Do you have an interest and are you looking for the chance to learn more? Have you wondered how you might engage more in your community and have fun at the same time. If you answered yes to any of these questions, Davidson Community Players wants to talk! Continue Reading

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Revolutionary camp, Taste of Art, lectures, theater

revolutionary encampment

The Revolutionary Encampment at Legion Park in Conrelius this weekend will be a chance to learn about history.


this week bugA 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. Continue Reading

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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.



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