DavidsonOpera theater workshop: The Davidson College music department will present its free annual opera theater workshop 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18-19 in the Sloan Music Center’s Tyler-Tallman Hall on campus. Diane Thornton, artist associate in voice, will direct the workshop. Details: 704-894-2848.
Mooresville Summit: The Lake Norman Regional Transportation Commission will host a free summit on Jan. 17 to look at how growth in the Lake Norman region has affected transportation and land use. The summit is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. Presenters will be Jeff Michael, director of the Urban Land Institute at UNC Charlotte, and Barry Moose, former Charlotte area engineer for the state Department of Transportation who is now with SEPI Engineering.Registration and details: http://lakegrowthsummit.eventzilla.net.
Troutman New doors: The town of Troutman has awarded $900 to Aaron and Carrie Lawson of the Sign Shop on Eastway Drive to replace the front doors at their newly acquired property. At least four more matching grant opportunities, at up to $1,000 per project, are available for businesses in downtown Troutman. Contact Troutman Town Hall for more details and an application, call 704-528-7600.
Statesville Council meeting: Due to the holidays, the Statesville City Council will meet only once this month. The council will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, Center and Front streets, Statesville.
Huntersville Managing your weight: The North Mecklenburg Senior Center, 16601 Old Statesville Road, will host the weight management program, “Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less,” 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 24-April 11. $30 for adults and $20 for seniors. Registration and details: Extension agent Kristin Davis at 704-336-2082. www.EatSmartMoveMoreNC.com.
Cornelius I-77 citizens’ group: Widen I-77, a recently formed citizen’s group, will host a presentation and discussion Jan. 14 of the state’s plan for widening Interstate 77 through the Lake Norman area using high occupancy toll lanes. The group, which says the state’s plan will have a negative effect on local congestion, the business climate and quality of life, will present the results of its fact-finding effort. 7 p.m. in Room 204 of Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. Details: WidenI77@hotmail.com.
West Shore Covekeepers: Erma Deen Hoyle, director of the Lincoln County Parks and Recreation Department, will explain how the new Rock Springs Park protects drinking water and provides a wildlife preserve at the next Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting, 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Road, Denver. Details: Ben Benoit, 704-489-6249.