Organizing for Action: The grassroots organization will hold its next monthly meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. June 23 in Cornelius. Invited are residents in the Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville area interested in pursuing progressive state and federal polices on such issues as gun safety laws, immigration reform, environmental protection, reproductive rights and LGBT rights. Details: Natasha Marcus at email@example.com.Exercise program: The North Mecklenburg Senior Center, 16601 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville, is hosting a free Arthritis Foundation exercise program from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The seven-week program began on June 19. Registration and details: 704-875-1270 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Donation: Members of the 22A District Bar Association of Iredell and Alexander counties recently presented a $7,000 check to HealthReach Community Clinic, a free health care clinic in Mooresville. The donation represented the proceeds of the association’s first golf tournament, May 3 at Mooresville Golf Course. Shred-A-Thon: Business owners and residents are encouraged to take their unwanted documents to the free shredding event from 10 a.m. to noon June 24 at Fidelity Bank, 186 Williamson Road, Mooresville. Papers should have no staples, paper clips or plastic attached. Cornelius outdoor cinema series: : Ramsey Creek Park, Boat-In; 8:30 p.m. June 26, “Skyfall,” Kenton Place retail center, 17111 Kenton Drive. Free. Details: Cornelius PARC Department, 704-892-6031, extension 160; www.cornelius.org/parc. Rainout hotline: 704-896-2460, ext. 290. Surgical weight loss seminar: 7 p.m. June 24, Center for Surgical Weight Loss in the Medical Pavilion at Lake Norman, 131 Medical Park Road, Suite 303, Mooresville. Free. Registration: 888-995-6762. Seminar for farmers: Iredell County Cooperative Extension and Ag Compliance will host a seminar for farmers on the SPCC (Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure) law and how it pertains to farmers and fuel distributors. at 7 p.m. June 26 at the Iredell County Agricultural Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville. Reservations: 704-873-0507, by June 25. Adult summer reading program: Free programs include “Right Plant, Right Place,” 7 p.m. June 25; “Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden,” 11 a.m. June 29; zombie walk and movie, 5 p.m. July 11; local author showcase, 11 a.m., July 27. Registration and details: 704-664-2927, www.mooresvillelibrary.org. Stroke screenings: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center and Life Line Screening will offer stroke screenings 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 27 at Unity Presbyterian Church, Denver; July 1 at Cannon YMCA in Kannapolis; July 5 at South Iredell Senior Center in Mooresville; and July 15 at Providence Missionary Church, Lincolnton. Cost of a stroke/carotid artery screening is $60. Registration: 877-237-1383. Soccer clinic: The South Iredell Soccer Association will host Kicking4Hunger, a free soccer clinic for ages 6-17, 9 a.m.-noon June 29 at Mazeppa Park, 645 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville. Requested donation is three to five cans of food per player, Instructors will be SISA’s recreational- and challenge-level coaches. Registration: kicking4hunger.org. Details: email@example.com. Carrburritos Summer Music Series: Carrburritos restaurant, 445 S. Main St., Davidson. Parodi Kings, June 29; Jeff Sipe Trio, July 13; Chasing Pedestrians, Aug. 3; Big Daddy Love, Aug. 15. Ten percent of proceeds from each show will go to the Ada Jenkins Music Program. Details: carrburritos.com. Symphony in the Park: Gates open at 6 p.m. June 29 for a free performance by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra at the Bailey Road Park band shell, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius. Bring picnic baskets and blankets. The Chad Lawson Trio will be the opening act; fireworks will follow the symphony’s Celebrate America concert. www.cornelius.org/parc. “All About Women”: Through June 30 at Andre Christine Gallery, 148 Ervin Road, Mooresville, featuring local artists and Asheville sculptor/artist Connie McNees. andrechristinegallery.com. Food safety: Cooperative Extension will offer a Serving Safe Food certification course on July 9 and 11 at the Agricultural Resources Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville. Classes will meet 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 11. Uncertified food service employees are encouraged to attend both days. Cost is $90, including book, materials and refreshments. For those taking the exam only, the cost is $50. Details: Ann Simmons, 704-873-0507. Piedmont Choral Society: 10th annual Patriotic and Benefit concerts, 7 p.m. June 27 at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord; 7 p.m. June 28 at Central UMC, 30 Union St. N., Concord; and 3 p.m. June 30 at First Presbyterian Church, 201 Vance St., Kannapolis. Details: 704-699-6053; firstname.lastname@example.org. Concord Library events: The library at 27 Union St. N. will offer these free events:• The 3rd & 4th Grade Book Club will discuss “The Field Guide (‘The Spiderwick Chronicles,’ Book 1)” by Tony Diterlizzimeet at 4 p.m. June 25 in the Children’s Program Room. Details: 704-920-2058.• As part of the Children’s Summer Reading Program, mime Doug Berky will perform at 3 p.m. June 26 in the auditorium. Details: 704-920-2058.• As part of the Teen Summer Reading Program, the library will present a duct tape craft from 2 to 4 p.m. June 27 in the auditorium. For teens entering grades 6 through 12. Registration: 704-920-2053. • As part of the Children’s Summer Reading Program “Dig Into Reading,” a program on gardening will take place at 3 p.m. June 27 in the Children’s Program Room. Ages 5 through 12 will learn how seeds grow into plants, then plant their own. Details: 704-920-2058.• The 5th & 6th Grade Book Club will discuss “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman at 4 p.m. June 27 in the Children’s Program Room. Details: 704-920-2058.• As part of the Adult Summer Reading Program and its theme of “Groundbreaking Reads,” the library will present a free program on composting at 5 p.m. June 27 in the auditorium. Join Master Gardner James Polk and other master gardeners as they discuss the importance of composting and demonstrate how to do it. Details: 704-920-2054. Compiled by Joe Marusak
Friday, Jun. 21, 2013
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