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Beginner to Intermediate Drawing Classes:
Translate three-dimensional objects onto two-dimensional surfaces. Weekly two-hour sessions. To enroll contact Holt McLean at firstname.lastname@example.org. 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through March 3. $150 per month. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Lecture on Media New and Old:
1967 Davidson graduate Jennings Bryant explains appeal of traditional and new media in annual McGaw Lecture, "Why Did I Just Watch That?" Bryant is Distinguished Research Professor and associate dean of College of Communication and Information Sciences at University of Alabama. 7 p.m. Duke Family Performance Hall, Baker Drive, Davidson. Free. 704-894-2528.
Lake Norman Duplicate Bridge Game
Bridge games are held weekly. The game is American Contract Bridge League sanctioned and is directed by E. B. Dyer 704-847-1876 and Jackie Key 704-510-9437. All bridge activities are supported by PARCS of the town of Cornelius. 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Cornielus Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Avenue, Cornelius.
"North to South": Juried Artwork Competition:
Work of Carolinas artists on various subjects and in various media on exhibit at Green Rice Gallery Feb. 5-28. Award presentation 7 p.m. Feb. 5. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.northtosouthartshow.com.
Donna The Buffalo:
Donna The Buffalo plays blend of reggae, rock, country, zydeco, cajun and folk at Neighborhood Theatre. 8 p.m. $20. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Pancake Breakfast and Lake Norman Talent Show:
Annual event by Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg County. Tickets $10. Proceeds go to Rotary's local charities. Also, silent auction. 8 a.m.-noon, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel Church Road, Cornelius. $10. 704-892-4098. www.bethelpc.com.
Winter Tailgate Market:
Davidson Farmers Market to host tailgate market. 9 a.m. every other Saturday through April 17. Winter and early spring produce: lettuces, root vegetables, greens, pastured meats and cheeses, freshly baked breads, cakes, pies. prepared dishes. Davidson Farmers Market, Main St./N.C. 115, Davidson. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org.
Back of the Big House:
Learn about the lives of those who were enslaved on the plantation. 10 a.m. Included in park admission. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 2000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.
HAMMERS Souper Bowl VI:
Soup cook-off and competition for best soups in north Mecklenburg and south Iredell areas. Sample soups from area restaurants. Music. Noon. Feb. 6. Tickets $10 for adults, $8 for students, $4 for children; available through Davidson Housing Coalition, 704-892-4486. Lilly Family Gallery, Davidson College, 320 N. Main St., Davidson. www.davidsonhousing.org.
Concert By Perpetual Groove:
10 p.m. $15. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298. www.neighborhoodtheatre.com.
Find out about special garden features through hands-on activities. 2 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 2000 Sample Road, Huntersville. $3. 704-875-1391.
Gentle approach to yoga. Proper breathing, gentle stretching, gradual strengthening, mental focus, art of relaxation. 6 p.m. Mondays through March 15. $52 Huntersville residents; $62 others. Lake Norman Charter Middle School, 12435 Old Statesville Road., Huntersville. 704-766-2220. www.huntersville.org.
The lessons are titled "Bringing the Pieces Together." Each lesson has one hour of lecture and two hours of playing hands that reinforce the lecture. 12 p.m. Mondays. $5 per lesson. Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius.
Nonlife Masters Bridge
Sponsored by Cornelius PARCS, the nonlife masters bridge games are held weekly and directed by John and Marlene Smith 704-992-1260. 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. $4 per person.
Cornelius Library 10th Anniversary Celebration:
Activities start 9:15 a.m. and run into evening: Story times for toddlers; Spanish class for preschoolers; history talk; teen games; presentation by town officials and elementary school principals, book basket, raffle drawing, refreshments. Free raffle ticket to each visitor who checks out any library material; elementary student art on display. Cornelius Branch Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. 704-655-9409. www.plcmc.org.
Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre trip:
Trip from Davidson to see famed company of 30 dancers perform at Charlotte's Knight Theater. $60 includes transportation and ticket. Advance registration required. 6:15 p.m. Leaves from Davidson Parks and Recreation, 416 Armour St., Davidson. 704/892-3349. www.ci.davidson.nc.us.
Screening and discourse about 1998 film "The Truman Show" with panelists Greg Snyder, associate professor of religion, Paul Miller, associate professor of English, Maggie McCarthy, professor of German. 7 p.m. Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2266.
Beatin' on Burns: Scotland Rocks Charlotte!:
Alternative Robert Burns Night celebration, Puckett's Farm Equipment, 2740 W. Sugar Creek Road, Charlotte, presented by Mint Hill Scottish Society and Arts & Science Council. Music by Scottish percussion group Albannach, Carolina Celtic duo Thistledown Tinkers, actor/storyteller David Ross. 7:30 p.m. $12 in advance from Scottish society; $15 at the door (no advance ticket sales at Puckett's). www.minthillhighlandgames.com.
Homeschool Victorian Valentine:
Living history. Homeschoolers and their families learn about 19th-century Valentine customs; make Valentine with quill pen; learn English country dancing, fan language, more. Noon. $5. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 2000 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-1391.
Living history. All families learn about 19th-century Valentine customs; make Valentine with quill pen; learn English country dancing, fan language, more. $5 per person; age 4 and younger free. Noon. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.