Lake Norman & Mooresville

No reason to stay home this month

There's a lot going on this month in Davidson. Here are a few of the events:

Davidson College students will perform “Break! The Urban Funk Spectacular,” which traces the history of hip-hop dancing over the last 30 years.

The Steve Love production will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Duke Family Performance Hall.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for faculty and staff, $8 for students. Ticket information: www.davidson/edu/tickets.

On Sept. 30 there will be a free performance featuring the African kora, a multi-stringed, harp-sounding instrument.

Mamadou Diabete, a member of the Mandinka West African jeli (musician caste) family, will play at 7 p.m. in the C. Shaw Smith 900 Room in the Alvarez College Union.

David Cloniger grew up in the Lake Norman area, but he fell in love with West Africa years ago after working and studying in that country with his wife, Margo.

One Neighborhood is a small retail store in Birkdale they opened that sells unusual handcrafted items such as clothes, candle holders and children's toys.

They donate any profit over 20 percent of gross sales to charity.

On Tuesday, Chie Abad from the Philippines will speak about her experience working in a sweatshop, making clothing.

This free event will be at 8 p.m. upstairs at Summit Coffee & Tea in Davidson. There is limited seating, and you can reserve a seat by making a donation to One Neighborhood.

Run for the Green supports Davidson Lands Conservancy and is planned for Saturday beginning at McEver Field, 626 South St.

This is a nonprofit organization that preserves and protects open and green space in and around Davidson.

The half-marathon starts at 7:45 a.m., the 5K starts at 8:15 a.m. and Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. Register online at

The 10th annual BBQ, Blanket, & Bluegrass event will be 5-8 p.m. Friday at Beaver Dam Historic Park at 19600 Davidson-Concord Road.

Enjoy bluegrass and country music performed by Kent Dowell & Friends while children play in inflatables provided by Davidson Parks and Recreation. Barbecue ranges from $4 to $8.

Call 704-892-3349.