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Jan. 25

Winter Tree ID:

Want to know how to identify different species of trees in the winter? Come join a naturalist on a hike and learn techniques to ID trees without leaves. 2-4 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Beatles in “A Hard Day’s Night”:

“A Hard Day’s Night,” in which the bandmates play wily, exuberant versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester, it features a slew of iconic pop anthems, including the title track, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” and “If I Fell,” “A Hard Day’s Night.” This restoration is a recent 4K Digital conversion from the original 35-mm film by Lester. The sound track was restored and remixed in 5.1 surround sound. 7-8:30 p.m. $9-$10. Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius. 704-896-8823. www.cornelius.org.

Jan. 27

Davidson Reads: Gwendolyn Heasley & Rebecca Joubin:

Gwendolyn Heasley and Rebecca Joubin will read from and discuss their recently published books. Heasley is the author of three young adult novels and a digital novella titled, “The Art of Goodbye.” Joubin’s current book is, “The Politics of Love: Sexuality, Gender, and Marriage in Syrian Television Drama.” 6:30 p.m. Davidson College Union, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2141.

Squirrel Appreciation Day:

In honor of these four-legged forest friends the Latta Plantation will be offering a family-friendly program all about the amazing squirrel. While many take the Eastern Grey Squirrel for granted, the Plantation guarantees that by the end of this program you will walk away with a deep admiration for one of nature’s most adaptable creatures. 1-3 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Jan. 28

Hike For Your Health:

Get outside, get moving, and get healthy. Enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and beautiful surroundings with like-minded people. You must be able to hike 4-5 miles at a moderate pace on uneven terrain. Hikes are dog-friendly but all dogs must be on a 6-foot, or shorter, leash. 5-6 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Ethics & Religion Lecture: Doug Ottati:

Doug Ottati, Craig Family Distinguished Professor of Reformed Theology and Justice Ministry at Davidson, will discuss, “Jesus and Justice.” For information email ammacintyre@davidson.edu. 7:30 p.m. Davidson College Union, 102 N. Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2141.

Women’s Basketball: Fordham at Davidson:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from Fordham University in this college basketball matchup. 7 p.m. $6.53; $3.73 children. Davidson College, John M. Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Jan. 29

Goodbye Toxins Health Awareness Workshop:

Presenters: Jim & Aurelie Ward. Is your home and workplace a healthy place? Score Your Own Toxin Checklist; Now is the time to clean up and take action Informational Seminar, No Selling, No Charge to attend, open to the public. 10-11:30 a.m. TownePlace Suites Charlotte Mooresville. 139 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville. 704-659-8600. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/clttm-towneplace-suites-charlotte-mooresville/.

Jan. 30

Mooresville Drive Grigsby Discussion “From Ditch Digging to Micro Surgery”:

This will be a frank discussion of the lessons learned in over 40 years of being a passionate student of medicine. Dr Grigsby’s experiences in general practice in women’s health (including delivering more than 2,000 babies in the Mooresville area 1950s-1990’s) and a unique perspective on many areas of health and prevention. Bring a notebook, pen, a sense of humor and open mind. There is no charge and everyone is invited to attend. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. SpringHill Suites Charlotte Lake Norman/Mooresville. 121 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville. 704-658-0053. www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cltmo-springhill-suites-charlotte-lake-norman-mooresville/.

‘2 Across’:

Directed by Rachel Jeffreys and featuring Mara Rosenberg and Phil Robertson “2-Across” is about two strangers, a man and a woman, who board a San Francisco commuter train at 4:30 a.m. They’re alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She’s an organized, sensible, psychologist. He’s a free spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, “Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don’t, fail.” This starts an 80-minute ride. 8 p.m. $15-$18. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-859-5930. warehousepac.com.

Jazz Ensemble Concert:

Davidson’s traditional “big band” ensemble will be joined by accomplished saxophonist Tim Gordon for their annual guest artist performance. With a diverse musical background, Gordon is a seasoned performer and educator who recently joined the Davidson family. Music professor Bill Lawing will be directing. 7:30 p.m. Davidson College’s Tyler-Tallman Hall, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000. davidson.edu.

Jan. 31

Build Your Own Bird Feeder:

Participants will build their own heavy-duty bird feeder that they can take home and hang in their backyards. All materials will be provided. 1-5 p.m. $10. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Women’s Basketball: St. Joseph’s at Davidson:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from St. Joseph’s University in this college basketball matchup. 2 p.m. $6.53; $3.73 children. Davidson College, John M. Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

‘Rumplestiltskin’:

Adapted by Rupert Barber. A bragging father, a poor king, a lot of straw, and a funny little man make for a not- to-miss performance of this classic and cautionary fairy tale. Join us for this funny production that is guaranteed fun family entertainment. 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. $10. Davidson Day School, 750 Jetton St., Davidson. 704-237-5200. www.davidsonday.org.

Community Blood Drive:

Free movie ticket. As part of CBCC’s annual Pints for Pounds campaign, CBCC will donate seven pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank for each blood donation made in January and February. Donors are not only saving local lives, but feeding the hungry in our area. CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Greensboro. Please note the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ minimum weight requirement for blood donors is 120 pounds. 2-6 p.m. Regal Cinemas Birkdale Stadium 16, 16950 Birkdale Commons Parkway, Huntersville. 704-895-7997.

Feb. 1

‘Rumplestiltskin’:

Adapted by Rupert Barber. A bragging father, a poor king, a lot of straw, and a funny little man make for a not- to-miss performance of this classic and cautionary fairy tale. Join us for this funny production that is guaranteed fun family entertainment. 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. $10. Davidson Day School, 750 Jetton St., Davidson. 704-237-5200. www.davidsonday.org.

Deborah Pae, Cellist:

3 p.m. $5-$17. Davidson College, Tyler-Tallman Hall, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000. davidson.edu.

Davidson College Concert Series

Cellist Deborah Pae has performed across four continents and in dozens of countries, sharing the stage with celebrated artists Itzhak Perlman, Arnold Steinhardt, Pamela Frank, Miriam Fried and more. In her performance at Davidson, Pae will collaborate with international concert pianist Dana Protopopescu. 3 p.m. $17; $8 seniors; $5 students and children 18 and under. Davidson College, Tyler-Tallman Hall, 323 Concord Road, Davidson. 704-894-2000. davidson.edu.

Feb. 2

Happy Groundhog Day:

During this program you’ll learn how to interpret weather maps, tell the difference between different types of clouds, and identify weather patterns. 10 a.m.-noon $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Feb. 3

Scavenger Hunt:

Help find the treasure hidden in the nature preserve. Using many different navigational tools go on a hunt for some nature-inspired treasure. Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. 1-3 p.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Feb. 4

Hike For Your Health:

Get outside, get moving, and get healthy. Enjoy fresh air, sunshine, and beautiful surroundings with like-minded people. You must be able to hike four to five miles at a moderate pace on uneven terrain. Hikes are dog-friendly but all dogs must be on a 6-foot, or shorter, leash. 5-6 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Men’s Basketball: St. Bonaventure at Davidson:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from St. Bonaventure University in this college basketball matchup. 7 p.m. $14.92-$23.31; $7.46-$23.31 children. Davidson College, John M. Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Feb. 5

Free Help for Seniors Filing Their Taxes:

AARP Tax Aide will be at the South Iredell Senior Center at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays from February through April 11 to help seniors file their taxes. An appointment is required and you must bring all tax papers and your 2013 tax return. An interpreter is available upon prior request for Spanish speaking individuals, and a wheelchair is located at the Senior Center to help assist individuals who are physically impaired. This free service is available to all seniors and low income individuals. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Feb. 6

Valentine’s Dance:

Bring your sweetheart or best friend and join in the fun, fellowship, make new friends and enjoy delicious food. Everyone is invited to the festivities whether you dance or not. Please bring your favorite snack or finger food to share and be sure to bring serving containers and utensils. The Senior Center provides all paper goods. The dance is open to all senior adults. Caregivers welcome. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $1. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

‘2 Across’:

Directed by Rachel Jeffreys and featuring Mara Rosenberg and Phil Robertson “2-Across” is about two strangers, a man and a woman, who board a San Francisco commuter train at 4:30 a.m. They’re alone in the car, each is married, both are doing the New York Times crossword. She’s an organized, sensible, psychologist. He’s a free spirited, unemployed ad exec. She is a crossword pro, he always quits. When he tosses his puzzle away, she snaps, “Crosswords are a metaphor for life, those who finish, succeed, those who don’t, fail.” This starts an 80-minute ride. 8 p.m. $15-$18. The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius. 704-859-5930. warehousepac.com.

Feb. 7

Men’s Basketball: Duquesne at Davidson:

The Wildcats take on the visiting team from Duquesne University in this college basketball matchup. 7 p.m. $14.92-$23.31; $7.46-$23.31 children. Davidson College, John M. Belk Arena, 200 Baker Drive, Davidson. 704-894-2000. www.davidsonwildcats.com.

Fairy House Festival:

Fairy Houses are whimsical habitats built by children, families, gardeners and nature lovers. This is a festival that everyone can enjoy and building fairy houses reconnects people with nature. Join Latta Plantation Nature Center for this annual festival that will inspire appreciation of the environment with storytelling, children’s crafts, activities and games, all focused on fairies and nature. Fairy, gnome and other appropriate costume are encouraged but not required. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

Feb. 8

Build Your Own Kite:

Latta Plantation Nature Center will provide the materials and instructions for you to build your own kite or you can bring one from home. Then test the kites and see which one flies the highest. 12-3 p.m. $3. Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville.

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