Lake Norman ~ Cookie Decorating, Taste of Spain, 2ND Friday Cornelius, 1/2 Way To St. Paddy’s Day, and More For the Lake This Weekend 9/12

What a weekend ~ new art exhibition in Davidson, cookie decorate like a pro, cooking class for date night, 1/2 Way to St. Paddy’s Day with your pup, high tea like they do on Downton, live music, food trucks and truck shows, take your pick!

SALT OF THE EARTH: A Collection of Contemporary Landscapes
AVA Gallery, Davidson Now – October
Diverse collection showcasing light and the landscape. Ava Gallery is an award-winning gallery featuring some of the finest art in the region.

Image: @AVAGalleryNC

Cookie Decorating 101 – SkillPop
The Hurt Hub, Davidson
Thursday, September 12
A fun-filled cookie decorating workshop where you will learn basic steps and techniques for prepping your dough, icing your cookies, and adding your favorite design embellishments.

Eden Fiore + Destiny Stone
Unplugged+Live sponsored by ASC Culture Blocks
Brick Row, Cornelius
Thursday, September 12
Step into the listening room for a unique unplugged concert experience in support of local and touring singer-songwriters.
Hosted by Arsena Schroeder of Dear Soul Music Co.

Date Night: A Taste of Spain
Sur La Table
Friday, September 13
Ready to spice up date night? Think Spanish flavors. Try your hand at everything from sautéing shrimp and frying goat cheese to toasting bomba rice for vegetable paella.

2nd Friday Street Festival, Cornelius
Friday, September 13
Oak Street Mill
The 2nd Friday Street Festival features a jam-packed lineup including Calvin Edwards Trio, food trucks, craft breweries, special performances, local artists and craftsmen, kids activities and more.

Tola-Rose Italian Eats & Music BINGO
King Canary Brewery
Friday, September 13
It’s a music BINGO night and a tasty new food truck rolling in. The Tola-Rose Italian Eats truck will be out from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. serving up classic Italian specialties. First round of music BINGO starts at 7:00 p.m./ prizes awarded to winners each round.

Food Truck- Wrap’N’Roll
D9 Brewery
Friday, September 13 Celebrate Friday night at the Lake; Wrap’N’Roll is bringing the best to D9 with their innovative and creative flavor combinations.

Veterans Park Car and Truck Show
Veteran’s Park
Saturday, September 14, 9:00 a.m.
Check out the car and truck show, live music, and more.

Image: @HPRD1995

Run for Green
Town Green, Davidson Saturday, September 14, 7:30 a.m.
The fourteenth annual Run for Green benefits the Davidson Lands Conservancy. After the run, enjoy refreshments, beer and live music from The Southern Style Band.

1/2 Way to St. Patrick’s Day – Featuring Mutts & Music
Galway Hooker Irish Pub
Saturday, September 14
Here’s your chance to celebrate with your furry friends, Irish style. Animal Adoption Fair with Piedmont Animal Rescue, puppy portraits, pet and artisan vendors, live music including Audiophiles and Sandy Herrault.

Downton Abbey High Tea
Hunter House & Gardens, Huntersville
Saturday, September 14
Experience high tea circa 1913. Delight in a chef-prepared menu inspired by Mrs. Patmore’s kitchen. Each ticket includes tea, sandwiches, tea treats and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.
‘Sunday Best Dress’ required. Adults only.

Destination France: The Art of The Tart
Williams Sonoma, Birkdale
Sunday, September 15
French pastry chefs use fluted pans to create attractive tarts with tender golden crusts that can be made with a variety of fillings. In this class, you will learn to make tarts from scratch two ways– sweet and savory. Includes a Tart Pan.

The Davidson College Symphony Jazz Ensemble, Concerts on the Green
Sunday, September 15
Davidson Public Library
Bring friends and family, comfy chairs or a blanket, a picnic, and come early to find seats.


Pooches on the Patio, Midwood Smokehouse, Birkdale, Sept. 29:


Bek Mitchell-Kidd
Bek is an Australian native who has lived in the Lake Norman area for more than a decade.