“Together we can make a difference … one family; one house at a time” is the motto of Our Towns Habitat for Humanity. World Habitat Day is the first Monday in October and was created by the United Nations to unite people and organizations around the cause of housing to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.
Wells Fargo has selected Habitat for Humanity as one of three causes eligible to receive up to $250,000 as part of its Someday Stories contest. Visit www.wellsfargo.com/ somedaycontest/hfh through Nov. 10 and choose your favorite Someday Story finalist and vote for Habitat for Humanity as your favorite cause. Habitat for Humanity International will distribute its award among the three Habitat affiliates whose supporters generate the most votes during the online contest. Votes will be tracked by ZIP code, so be sure to enter 28036.
St. Alban's Habitat Build is organizing a Captain's Choice Golf Tournament to raise money for its work in the area. This golf event will be at noon Oct. 20 at River Run Country Club (www.riverruncountryclub.com). Register at www.golfdigestplanner.com /8540-StAlbansGolf. Mail checks to Mike Marshall, 8037 Cottsbrooke Drive, Huntersville 28078.
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Davidson Elementary School's Tigers on the Prowl Kick-Off was held on Oct. 2 at McEver Field and was a special day for the school. The 6-year-old program promotes the joy of being physically active and of setting personal fitness goals to exercise daily. Last school year, more than 800 students (82 percent of the school) kept track of the amount they ran and at least one marathon, and 190 children more than one .
Each class ran the first laps of the year with members of the audience such as parents, community leaders, police and fire personnel, Davidson College athletes and the wildly popular Davidson Elementary Tiger mascot.
Davidson College play
Davidson College students will perform the play “Communicating Doors” Oct. 22-26 in the Duke Family Performance Hall. This adult (13 and over) play provides humor, suspense and time travel via doors that the characters walk through. The play takes place in three time periods – 1974, 1994 and 2014 – which requires aging characters under the direction of Steve Umberger, founder of Charlotte Repertory Theatre and founding director of Playworks.
Performances of “Communicating Doors” are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22-23, 8:15 p.m. Oct. 24-25 and 2 p.m. Oct. 26. General admission tickets are $15 for adults and $11 for seniors. For reservations, call 704-894-2135 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or order online at www.davidson.edu/tickets.
When the play begins, two murders have occurred, and two wildly mismatched women – Poopay, played by Desi Domo '09, and Ruella, played by Kim Murphy '09 – race back and forth in time to prevent them from taking place. In the process, they form a life-changing bond.
Community Players at work
“Working” is Davidson Community Players inaugural production in the group's new Armour Street Theatre in Davidson on Nov 6-16. This musical celebrates working-class Americans such as bricklayers, cleaning women, waitresses and mill workers.
Eleven performances are scheduled at 307 Armour St.: at 8 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and Nov. 12-16; and at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 and Nov. 15-16. Tickets are $15-$17 and can be purchased by phone at 704-892-7918 and 704-372-1000 or online through www.carolinatix.org.