Lots happening at the Lake this month — apparently a ‘winery comedy tour’ is a thing – you had us at wine, Davidson Farmer’s Market switches to winter hours, and speaking of winter why not learn how to make your own blanket or a winter surf and turf. There’s also live music, yoga and beer (yes, in that order), basketball, and more foodie fun.

Rural Hill’s First Footin’
Historic Rural Hill
Wednesday, January 1, 10:00 a.m.
Start off the new year with a 1-2-mile hike around the property with stops to learn about the tradition of Hogmanay. Finish at the Rural Retreat cabin for a lunch of stone soup.

Hello, Sailor Guest Chef Dinner Series
Tuesday, January 7 + 28
Hello, Sailor
Celebrate culinary creatives coming together, Hello, Sailor and Kindred Restaurant, headed by husband-and-wife team Joe and Katy Kindred, are teaming up with uber-talented chefs from all around for a series of dinners not to be forgotten. Tickets include incredible food from amazing chefs and paired drinks.

Davidson College Women’s Basketball vs. Fordham
Wednesday, January 8
John Belk Arena-Davidson College Campus
It’s the Education Day game. All Students, Teachers/Staff, and Chaperones who registered receive free admission to the game. Tip-off is set for 11:00 a.m.

Winery Comedy Tour
Wednesday, January 8
Davidson Wine Company
A night of hilarious comedy and great local wines. The comedy tour takes top comedians who you’ve seen on TV and sends them out on the road to perform at wineries throughout the country. Find out which local wines pair best with hysterical laughter.

Davidson Farmer’s Market
Main St Davidson
Saturday, January 11
The Davidson Farmer’s Market is open every other Saturday during winter. Local producers have handpicked harvests and homemade goods including humanely raised meats, poultry, seafood, mushrooms, eggs, cheeses, butter, honey, granola, empanadas, prepared foods, gourmet pastries, artisanal breads, baked goods, doughnuts, canned goods, flowers, herbs, plants, soaps and more.

Esther and the Exiles at Eleven Lakes Brewing
Saturday, January 11
Eleven Lakes Brewing
Don’t miss the live performance by Esther and the Exiles – combine classical piano with a touch of gospel and jazz, country-infused blues guitar, with vocals which pretty much run the gamut from gritty and emotional to serene and sublime, the result is a musical experience that will make you want to sing along.

Boozy Cupcake Decorating
Saturday, January 11
The Hurt Hub @ Davidson
In this hands-on class, you’ll work with Chef Alisha Pierri to learn the secrets behind spiking ganache or adding booze to your fillings. Plus, you’ll practice filling and frosting cupcakes with the latest techniques.

Davidson College Men’s Basketball vs. Richmond
Tuesday, January 14
John Belk Arena-Davidson College Campus
Support the Davidson Men’s Basketball team as they take on Richmond.

Snowfest
Saturday, January 18
Richard Barry Memorial Park
Bring your sled, toboggan, or tube and get ready for an afternoon of traditional winter fun — artificial snow will be blasting, food trucks and s’mores vendors will also be onsite.

Open Track Nights
Tuesday, January, January 21
Bailey Road Park
Stay on track with your NYE goals and get out there – the lights stay on!

BYOY Hand Knit Blanket Workshop
Tuesday, January 21
King Canary Brewing Company
Learn how to hand knit a blanket with Amber Bounds, local fiber artist and owner of Little King Art – it’s a step-by-step process that will have you taking home a cozy hand-knitted blanket of your own.

Lamb & Wine Dinner
Saturday, January 25
Davidson Ice House
Davidson Ice House is hosting a farm to table Lamb & Wine Dinner featuring dishes with local lamb from Sun Raised Foods paired with delicious wine from Fine Wine Trading Company. Dinner and recipes will be prepared by Chef Jen Brulé.

Winter on the Homestead
Saturday, January 25
Historic Latta Plantation
Experience winter on an 18th century homestead. Originally located off of North Tryon St in Charlotte, the restored Ezekiel Alexander cabin provides a glimpse of life in early Charlotte.

Winter Surf & Turf
Monday, January 27
Sur la Table
Spice up a flank steak with rosemary and a mouthwatering romesco. Dress up shrimp with prosciutto and a basil dipping sauce. Go full-on decadent with duck fat roasted potatoes, and indulgent chocolate bread pudding provides the perfect finish… plus you even get to take home the pan.

Yoga & Beer
Tuesday, January 28
D9 Brewing Company
The co-founders of Vinyasa Arts Yoga Studio LKN lead a stretch and sip sesh.

KEEP ON THE RADAR:

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Galway Hooker, March 14
Loch Norman Highland Games, Rural Hill, April 18 – 19