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"Emote & Relate" Art Exhibit:
Exhibit features artist Katherine Blackwell's signature "melty people" paintings and a new abstract series. Exhibit open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, noon-6 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays through May 2. Free. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
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Lake Norman Art League Spring All-Media Exhibit:
Opening reception and awards ceremony. Awards presented 6:45 p.m. Food, drinks, local artists' works on display and for sale. Exhibit on display through April 19. Free. Lake Norman Art League Gallery, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-620-4450. www.lknart.org.
Van Every Gallery at Davidson College presents "Lydia Musco: New Sculpture," featuring new concrete and paper sculptures and a series of new etchings by the visiting assistant professor of art. 10 a.m. April 14. Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 300 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2344.
Summer Camps 2010 Registration:
Registration open for camps in all arts, including theater, dance, art, music, offered by Masterworks School of the Arts. Complete listing online. All camps $115 per student plus $15 registration fee. 10 a.m. weekdays through May 4. Masterworks School of the Arts, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-987-5000. www.masterworkschoolofthearts.com.
Annual Frederick Womble Speas Symposium: "Contemporary Challenges in Medicine and Research." 5 p.m. Speakers: Dr. Thomas Stossel, director of translational medicine division and senior physician of hematology division at Harvard Medical School; Catherine Myser, founder of Bioethics By and For the People; Dr. Howard Brody, director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at University of Texas Medical Branch. RSVP to email@example.com or call 704-894-2482. Davidson College's Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000.
East Lincoln Primary Candidates Forum:
All candidates running for county commissioner, sheriff and N.C. Senate invited to next public meeting of East Lincoln Betterment Association. Public invited. Barbecue dinner 6 p.m., $8 per person; debate 7 p.m. Unity Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 8210 Unity Church Road, Denver. Cosponsored by Denver Area Business Association.
Wellness Committee Parent Learning - Helping Picky Eaters:
Kristen Clewell, occupational and sensory integration therapist from Integrative Therapy Concepts, to speak on "Picky Eaters." Learn best ways to approach feeding a child and dispel myths around problem eaters; ideas parents can use immediately. Registered dietitian Nicole Magryta to offer healthy nutrition guidelines and approaches. 6:30 p.m. Free. McKinney Academy, 412 Armour St., Davidson. 704-895-9664. mckinneyacademy.com.
Rotary Auction for Education:
Rotary Clubs of Lincolnton, Denver-Lake Norman and Lincolnton-Sunrise. 5 p.m. April 15-17. James Warren Citizens Center, 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton. Bid on a promising student's future. Must be present to bid April 15. View auction at www.rotarylinc.org or on Charter channel 10 and bid by phone April 16-17. www.rotarylinc.org.
Lake Norman Nutrition Weight Loss Challenge:
Lose weight and win money. Gary and Pat Berch of the Daily Shake in Cornelius lead community challenge. $35. 6:30-7 p.m. Thursdays April 15-June 24, Bailey Road Recreation Center (Bailey Middle School), 11900 Bailey Road. Prizes for largest percentage of body weight lost (first through third). Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/NC/cornelius-parks-arts-recreation-culture/ or at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Cornelius PARC Department, 704-765-1450; www.corneliuspr.org/lakenormanweightlosschallenge.
U.S. Synchronized Swimming National Championships:
More than 100 elite athletes vying for national titles in solo, duet and team events. April 15-17, Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville. Tickets $8 for April 15-16; $12 for April 17; $20 for three-day event pass. www.etix.com. 704-766-2222.
Davidson College Symphony Orchestra:
Performance featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 to benefit Davidson College's chapter of Building Tomorrow. Continues "Concerts for a Cause" series. Donations accepted. 7:30 p.m. Duke Family Performance Hall, Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2848.
Davidson College theater department to present studio production created by studio theater class. 7:30 p.m. April 15 and 16. General admission $5 ($3 for faculty, staff, students). Davidson College's Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2135.
Jef Boeke of Johns Hopkins University to present seminar "Probing Genome Plasticity: Synthesis and Programmed Rearrangement of Yeast Chromosomes." 4 p.m. Free. Dana Science Building, 102 N. Main St., Davidson.
Davidson College English professor Randy Ingram to present lecture "Moral Questions from the Works of John Milton." 4:30 p.m. Free. Davidson College's Alvarez College Union, 207 Faculty Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2095.
Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games:
Live Scottish and Celtic music; genealogy search; Scottish clans; highland and Scottish country dancing; heavy professional and amateur athletics; food and merchandise vendors; historical encampment with longbow shooting competition; battle axe throwing; climbing wall; children's games and activities; more. April 16-18. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. (Some events at Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.) Tickets available at the gate; prices vary. www.ruralhillscottishfestivals.org.
New Art Exhibit and Reception:
Public reception 6-9:30 p.m. for artists Jhony Meneses and Gustavo Ortiz; their works on display through April 30 at Cornelius Arts Center gallery, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. Sponsored by Cornelius PARC Department and The Community Arts Project in conjunction with annual Gallery Crawl. Center open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and 9 a.m.-noon Fridays. 704-892-6031, ext. 160. www.corneliuspr.org/home.html.