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Cornelius PARC Department presents spring break activities. Bailey Road Recreation Center will have an open gym for basketball, soccer, jump rope and ping pong. $10 resident/ $15 nonresident. 10 a.m.-noon for ages 7-12.
Herb Jackson: Excavations:
Davidson College invites the public to view the exhibition "Herb Jackson: Excavations" through April 20 in the Van Every Gallery of the Belk Visual Arts Center. This exhibition celebrates 50 years of painting by Houchens Professor Herb Jackson, 42 of which have been spent in service to Davidson College and the greater arts community. Free. 704-894-2519. Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 300 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2344.
Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibition:
This event is a series of opportunities to view artwork by senior student art majors through April 20 in the Smith Gallery of the Belk Visual Arts Center. The galleries are open on weekdays 10am-5-pm and weekends noon-4pm. Free. 704-894-2519. Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Arts Center, 300 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2344.
Walking Through Grief:
A grief support activity for those who have lost a loved one. Join us at 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 31 at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville and walk the business park. Details: 704-335-4334. www.hpccr.org. Levine & Dickson Hospice House, 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville.
The Davidson College theater department invites the public to a presentation of student-directed one-act plays 7:30 p.m. through April 21. The Barber Theatre of Cunningham Theatre Center. $3. To purchase tickets, call 704-894-2135 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or go to www.davidson.edu. Details: 704-894-2361. Davidson College's Cunningham Fine Arts Building, 102 N. Main St., Davidson.
The annual Cornelson Distinguished Lecture in Economics presents Anne O. Kreuger, professor of international economics at Johns Hopkins University and senior fellow at the Center for International Development. She has published on economic development, international trade and finance, economic policy reform and the economies of India, South Korea and Turkey. 8 p.m. Free. 704-894-2398. C. Shaw Smith 900 Room, 209 Ridge Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000.
Weekly Cruise In:
Join RK Motors Charlotte every Wednesday night with your automotive pride and joy. Open to all pre-1986 makes/models and high performance late model cars. Food, music, and most importantly, amazing cars. 5 p.m. Wednesdays through July 27. Free. RK Motors Charlotte, 5527 Lakeview Road, Charlotte. 704-596-5211. www.rkmotorscharlotte.com.
Bicycle Safety Rodeo
The Cornelius Police Department will teach bicycle safety, inspection, helmet fitting and proper bicycle riding. Bring bike, helmet and water. Free. 10 a.m.-noon at the J.V. Washam Recreation Center for ages 5-12.
Join the Cornelius PARC Department for a free Earth Day celebration. Event includes Wii competitions, music, arts and crafts. All welcome. 1-3 p.m. Smithville Park.
The Davidson College music department invites the public to a chamber recital by students from the studio of Alan Black. 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center. For information call 704-894-2848. Free. Davidson College's Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. www.davidson.edu.
The Davidson College theater department invites the public to a presentation of student-directed one-act plays. 7:30 p.m. $3. Davidson College's Cunningham Theatre Center, 310 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2361. www.davidson.edu.
Ghost Walk of Davidson:
Historical ghost walk through the Davidson. Hear tales along with many historical events. Fun for the entire family. 7 p.m. through May 27. $10 for adults, $5 for children 8-12, free for children under. 704-928-5452. www.ghostwalknc.com. In Front Of Soda Shop, 103 S. Main St., Davidson.
Christa Faut Gallery Exhibit
See Scott Duce's work "Augury: Laminar Flow, Drawings and Paintings" through April 30 at the Christa Faut Gallery in Cornelius. 19818 North Cove Road, Cornelius. www.christafautgallery.com.
Latta Easter Egg Hunt:
Children ages 1-10 can hunt for thousands of toy and candy filled eggs throughout the day, across the plantation grounds. Children will hunt with their age groups and many prize eggs will be hidden. Pre-registration required. Families are invited to explore the plantation house, grounds, outbuildings and animals, or make crafts, meet the Easter Bunny on the covered wagon. 10 a.m. $5. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville. 704-875-2312. www.lattaplantation.org.
Davidson Farmer's Market:
The Davidson Farmer's Market is open every Saturday morning in Downtown Davidson. With more than 40 local producers, the market features a wide variety of locally grown vegetables and fruits, meats, eggs, honey, dairy and fresh flowers as well as baked goods and non-food items such as soaps and farmer-made crafts. Cooking demonstrations, entertainment, special events and activities are planned throughout the season. www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org. Davidson Farmer's Market, Downtown Davidson, Davidson.
Davidson Women's Lacrosse vs. American:
1 p.m. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com. Davidson College, 102 N. Main St., Davidson.
Ghost Walk of Davidson:
Historical ghost walk through the Davidson. Hear tales along with many historical events. Fun for the entire family.7 p.m. Fridays through May 27. $10 for adults, $5 for children 8-12, free for children under. 704-928-5452. www.ghostwalknc.com. Meet in Front Of Soda Shop, 103 S. Main St., Davidson.
2nd Annual Egg Hunt and Great Spoon Race:
Enjoy a family day of egg hunts, farm tours, historic demonstrations, scavenger hunts, candy and more. Schedule: Egg Hunt-11:15 a.m., Scavenger Hunt-12 p.m., Great Spoon Race-1 p.m., Free Face painting, $3 Hayrides and $1 Highland Cow Feeding all day. Nature Trail and Historic Sites will be open. Proceeds will go toward the preservation and advancement of the educational mission of Historic Rural Hill. 11 a.m. Admission is free, small fee for specific activities. Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville. 704-875-3113. www.ruralhill.net.
Easter Eggstravaganza - Birkdale
Games, crafts, petting zoo and more. Bring your Easter baskets. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ShopStar Members get a free 3 oz. ice cream at Cold Stone with purchase of any sweet treat. Coupon at: www.GoShopStar.com. Birkdale Village, 8712 Lindholm Drive, Huntersville. www.birkdalevillage.net.
The Open Mike:
An environment for artists to perform, test out material. Recordings will be made available so that artists can see and hear themselves first hand. 7:30 p.m. $2 cover at door. 704-947-5080. www.harveysinhuntersville.com. Harvey's, 13812 Cinnabar Place, Huntersville. 704-947-5080.
Walking Through Grief:
A grief support activity for those who have lost a loved one. Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. through May 31. Meet at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House and walk the business park. Details: 704-335-4334. 11900 Vanstory Drive, Huntersville. 7www.hpccr.org.