Mooresville Public Library
Lenny Lampel, a natural resources coordinator in Mecklenburg County, will be the featured speaker at a free nature program, 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St. in Mooresville.
Hosted by Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists, the program is open to the public. Lampel will provide an overview of the world of insect species that can be found in and around Lake Norman and our homes. Details: www.LNWC.org or call Sid Smith at 704-895-5686.
Community Children’s Theatre
The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre will present “The Princess and The Magic Pea” at 7 p.m. Feb. 12-13 and 3 p.m. Feb. 14. at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. in Mooresville.
A cast of 45 youngsters ages 6-18 tell the fun adventure through acting, dance and music. All ages are welcome, and dress up is encouraged.
Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 children ages 3-18. New and gently used children's books will be collected at each performance for Mooresville youth reading programs and schools in partnership with the Mooresville Public Library. Details: www.MooresvilleChildrensTheatre.org.
Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg
The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg will hold the annual Sam Wilson Rotary Pancake Breakfast 7-11:30 a.m. Feb. 13 at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel Church Road in Cornelius.
Tickets are $10 and are available through club members or at the door. Proceeds benefit Rotary’s local charities.
A deejay will play beach music 8-11:30 a.m., and items from jewelry to a sound bar will be raffled. Raffle tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Raffle proceeds will help provide lifeguard chairs and umbrellas at the Ramsey Creek Public Swim Beach.
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church
New York-based A.W. Duo featuring pianist Alyona Aksyonova and cellist James Waldo will join critically accliamed soprano Ariadne Greif in the next Music at St. Alban’s Concert at 3 p.m. Feb. 14 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Davidson.
Talented young musicians from the area will perform a pre-concert beginning at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, free for children under 12. Tickets are available at the door or at www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org.
A second performance will be at noon Feb. 15 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Charlotte as part of the Center City Concerts series. Details: www.centercityconcerts.org.
Black history month
Huntersville will commemorate Black History Month 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 at the Robert B. Blythe Building, 102 Gilead Road.
The program will feature the history of Huntersville presented by community leader Bee Jay Caldwell, followed by African drummers performing “Journey of the Drums.” Details: www.huntersville.org.
East Lincoln County
The Mundy House Historical Center will host a Black History Month celebration 3-5 p.m. Feb. 20 at the East Lincoln Community Center, 8160 Optimist Club Road, Denver.
The featured speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Leak, an English professor at UNC Charlotte. The Lowesville Community Choir will perform and special awards will go to athletes Chazz and Sage Surratt.
Meeting at Berea Baptist
Clinical researcher Perla Nunes will discuss how Duke University built the Murdock Study at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis at the next Probus Club meeting, 10 a.m. Feb. 16 in the Fellowship Hall of Berea Baptist Church on N.C. 150 west of Mooresville.
The Probus Club includes retired professional and business people. Coffee and fellowship will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a meeting and the program at 10:30 a.m.
Citizens are invited to attend one of four roundtable discussions on Davidson’s Downtown Catalyst Feasibility Study on Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 at Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House, 218 Concord Road.
Sessions will be held 9-10:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m., Feb. 18, and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m., Feb. 25.
Cornelius town hall
Celebrate African-American history
“Preserve the Family,” a program featuring the Stinson, Grier and Nelson families, will be presented 2:30-5 p.m. Feb. 27 at Cornelius town hall.
Part of the Cornelius Black History Month Celebration, the program will feature memorabilia, live performances, children's activities and refreshments. Details: 704-892-6031, ext. 160 or visit www.cornelius.org/parc.
Jazz quartet performs
The Ziad Jazz Quartet, with two featured guests on guitar and violin, will perform a gypsy jazz concert at 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter By-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver.
Historic Rural Hill will host the third annual “Sip & Seek” bridal show 1-4 p.m. March 6 at 4431 Neck Road in Huntersville.
Mooresville-Lake Norman Christian Mission
Free tax preparation help
The Mooresville-Lake Norman Christian Mission is offering free tax preparation to qualified people.
Individuals and families with household incomes of $62,000 or less in 2015 are eligible.
North Mecklenburg Tennis Academy
The North Mecklenburg Tennis Academy is holding registration for its spring season for players of all ages and skill level.
For details, contact Clay Allen at 704-258-8935.
Huntersville Parks and Rec
Adult and senior softball
Huntersville Parks and Recreation will offer adult and senior softball leagues at Bradford Park this spring.
The adult league is open to players 18 and older. Registration runs through Feb. 27 at Huntersville Parks & Recreation office.
The senior softball league offers divisions for age 50 and older and for age 65 and older. Registration runs through Feb. 27.
Register for spring sports
Cornelius PARC will hold registration for several spring sports in the coming weeks. For information, visit www.cornelius.org/parc.
Cornelius Arts Center
The Cornelius Arts Center will present the gallery opening for “Home Grown” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at 19725 Oak St. in Cornelius.
April is for the Arts
Davidson is accepting applications for April is for the Arts, which includes a Gallery Crawl on April 15 and the Art on the Green Festival April 16-17 in downtown Davidson. Applications are available at town hall or at www.townofdavidson.org/April and are due by Feb. 26.
Juried art exhibition
Mooresville Arts will display its third annual Winter Juried Exhibition through Feb. 25 at the historic train Depot at 103 W. Center Ave. in downtown Mooresville.
Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce
Economic development luncheon
Three regional economic development leaders will speak at the 2016 Regional Economic Development PowerLuncheon sponsored by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at NorthStone Country Club, 15801 Northstone Dr. in Huntersville.
Speakers will include Vanessa Goeschel, senior vice president for marketing and research at the Charlotte Regional Partnership; Jeff Edge, senior vice president for Economic Development for the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce; and Ryan McDaniels, executive director of the Lake Norman Economic Development Corporation.
Seats are $20. Reservations are available by visiting www.LakeNormanchamber.org.
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
CPR for healthcare providers
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host an American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers 6-10 p.m. Feb. 11 in Community Room B of the hospital.
Cost is $50 and includes a course book. Details: 888-995-6762.
Leigh Pressley is a freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org.