April is for Arts again this year in Cornelius, and the annual Gallery Crawl is even bigger and better than in years past.
From 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, you can visit galleries and stores in both Cornelius and Davidson and enjoy art, refreshments and live music.
Park at either the Town Hall in Cornelius or the commons in Davidson and ride the trolley or shuttle, free, through the two towns to the various locations. Stops will be at about 15-minute intervals.
Stops in Cornelius include AvaLilly's, Cathy's Creations, SweetCakes Bakery, Flooring Design at the Lake and Haute Momas Maternity Boutique. A stop at Oak Street Mill will let you visit the Cornelius Arts Center, Community Arts Project, Bebe Gallini's, Carolina Art Garden, The Comfortable Couch Co. and Kadi Fit. La Parisienne Fine Chocolate is participating, too, but you'll need to get there by car.
The Gallery Crawl is made possible, in part, through a cultural project grant from the Arts & Science Council.
Family Arts Day
The Cornelius PARC Department presents its fifth annual Family Arts Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cornelius Arts Center. In case you have never been to this event, it's a great afternoon of art and fun for every member of the family.
Take part in hands-on art activities with The Community Arts Project. There also will be artisan vendors, face painting by the LKN Teen Council, a DJ, The Great Fettucini, a clown and more.
To volunteer for this event, call Mindi Stoner at 704-896-8823.
For information on the Gallery Crawl or Family Arts Day, call 704-892-6031, ext. 160.
Registration has begun for more than 100 sports, recreation and arts summer camps. Go to www.corneliuspr.org for camp dates and times and to register.
The PARC Department and Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville are working together to promote healthy living, with a different focus each month. Go to www.corneliuspr.org and click on "Healthy Living" for information, tips and a recipe for healthy kids.
The Town Board voted in favor of the "diverging diamond" exit design for Exit 28 off I-77. This design should cost 15 percent as much as a cloverleaf interchange.
The Town Board also approved a plan to expand the Community Sailing Center at Blythe Landing, including moving the dock, upgrading the log cabin and adding three new structures.
The design competition for the new Veterans' Memorial is in progress. The winner should be announced in May.
Construction has started on Westmoreland Athletic Complex with clearing of the land.