New art season: People are encouraged to register for winter classes that will begin Jan. 11 at the Cornelius Arts Center. A variety of "creative experiences" will be offered for tots, tweens, teens and adults. Painting, drawing and ceramics classes are available for all skill levels. Additional offerings include workshops, art and craft sales, children's art, birthday parties and more. If you forgot someone on your holiday list, the center does offer gift certificates. Details: 704-896-8823.
Race fans: Auto racing promoter H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, who was president of Lowe's Motor Speedway for more than three decades, will speak at an upcoming fundraising dinner at Davidson College. Proceeds will benefit the Catholic Campus Ministry at the college. Make plans now as the Jan. 21 event; "An Evening With Humpy Wheeler" is limited to 200 people. Wheeler will discuss how his faith has helped him in a career that has spanned more than 50 years. Tickets are $75. Checks can be sent to Davidson Catholic Campus Ministry, P.O. Box 7181, Davidson, N.C. 28035. Details: Tom Cotter, 704-905-9365.
Classes for the masses: The town of Davidson Parks and Recreation department recently announced its new program schedule. Participants must register in advance for all classes and events. Most programs are held at the Parks and Recreation office at 416 Armour St. For a complete schedule, visit www.ci.davidson.nc.us. Details: 704-892-3349.