Youth Summit: Toastmasters clubs in the Mooresville area will host their first “Youth Summit” at The U Center, 517 Alcove Road, Mooresville on Aug. 2 and Aug. 31, with the same program presented on each date. The leadership learning experience is free and open to students in grades 3-12. Details: http://youthsummit2013-mooresville.eventbrite.com.Adult softball: The Cornelius PARC Department will accept registrations from new teams July 29-Aug. 2 for its Men’s “C” and Co-Ed divisions of its fall adult softball league. Registration is 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at town hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., Cornelius. Cost is $499 per team, plus $10 per nonresident. Details: 704-892-6031, Ext.161. Cornelius Youth Orchestra: The orchestra will hold auditions and parent informational sessions for the 2013-2014 concert season 6-8 p.m. July 30 and Aug. 6 at Bailey Road Recreation Center (Bailey Middle School), 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. To schedule an audition, call Nanette Haraden at 704-576-7270. French Baroque concert: The early music consort L’Académie du Roi Soleil will perform 7:30 p.m. July 30 in the sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson as a part of its inaugural tour. Requested donation is $15 for adults/$10 students and seniors. www.lacademieduroisoleil.com. NFL Youth Flag Football: Registration opens Aug.1 and closes Aug. 22 for the 11th season of NFL Youth Flag Football sponsored by Cornelius and Huntersville. The program provides non-contact, co-ed football for ages 4-14. Register at www.cornelius.org/parc, Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave., or the Huntersville Parks & Recreation office, 105 Gilead Road. The resident cost is $35 for the 4- and 5-year-old instructional division and $55 for all other divisions, which are broken out by ages 6-8, 9-10 and 11-14. An additional $10 fee is for nonresidents. Financial assistance for residents is available on a limited basis. Details: 704-892-6031, Ext. 160; or 704-766-2220. Operation Restored Warrior: Two Navy Seals will swim Lake Norman from Queens Landing in Mooresville to the Rusty Rudder in Cornelius 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Aug. 2 to raise money for Operation Restored Warrior. Details: Phil Sherrill, email@example.com; Randy Millwood, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.operationrestoredwarrior.org. Carrburritos Summer Music Series: Carrburritos restaurant, 445 S. Main St., Davidson. 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. Fall consignment sale: The nonprofit Lake Norman Mothers of Multiples will hold its Fall Consignment Sale 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 3 at Brawley Middle School, 132 Swift Arrow Drive, Mooresville. The cash-only sale will include gently used children’s and maternity clothing, toys and baby equipment. Early bird admission is $1 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. The half-price sale starts 11:30 a.m. St. Patrick’s concert: Muriel Anderson, one of the world’s foremost finger-style and harp-guitarist and the first woman to win the National Finger Style Guitar Championship, will perform 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at Saint Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 201 Fairview Road, Mooresville, as part of the church’s Solas Leighis concert series. The event will include a wine-and-cheese reception. Tickets will be available at the door, $15 for adults, $10 students, 5 and younger free. All proceeds benefit community outreach. 704-663-5659; email@example.com; www.saint-patricks.org. National Night Out: The Mooresville Police Department will host the free annual crime-prevention block party 5-9 p.m. Aug. 6 in front of the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. Details: 704-664-3311. Catawba Indians presentation: Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and families are invited to hear Travis Blue of the Catawba Indian Nation at 1 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Davidson area. Location and other details will be sent to those who register in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is required. Hosted by the local Woodland Discovery program, Blue will discuss the history of the Catawba tribe, show a dance costume and some dance steps, and show pottery for which the Catawba Tribe is known. The free presentation is part of a weeklong day camp that still has some availability, but visitors also are invited to Blue’s talk. Details: www.woodlanddiscovery.org. Outdoor Cinema Series: The Cornelius PARC Department will give free showings of “The Avengers” at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Kenton Place retail center, 17111 Kenton Dr., Cornelius; “Madagascar 3” at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17 outside Aquesta Bank, 19510 Jetton Road, Cornelius; and “The Amazing Spider Man” at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Kenton Place. Details: 704-892-6031, Ext. 160; rain-out hotline: 704-896-2460, Ext. 290. Quilting Show: The Lake Norman Quilters “Sail Into Quilting” Show will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 16 and 17 at Talbert Recreation Center, 201 Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville. Admission is $5, husbands free. At least 200 professionally judged quilts will be on display. The event also will include vendors, a quilt raffle and special appearance by Susan Brubaker Knapp. Details: lknquilters.wordpress.com. Boating safety: Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron will hold a boater education class 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department, 1518 Brawley School Road. Cost is $45 per person, $25 for each additional family member. Register at www.usps.org/lakenorman or call 704-895-4994 or 704-846-2865. Nature program: The Davidson Lands Conservancy will host a free World of Wonder outdoor program called “Moon Walk” 8-9:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Children and their families will enjoy a short moon hike, a camp fire, stories and s’mores at a location between Concord and Davidson. Wear sturdy shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and bring flashlights and blankets. No strollers or dogs are allowed. Registration in advance is required. For a registration form, send an email to email@example.com. Lake Norman Has Talent: The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation & Culture Department will host its first Lake Norman Has Talent at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius. The event will feature local performers of all ages and talents and a fireworks show after the awards ceremony. Admission and parking are free. Children’s activities and food will be available. Coolers are welcome, but no glass containers or bottles, smoking, pets or open flames will be allowed. Applications and audition tapes must be submitted by Aug. 1. Applications and eligibility details: www.cornelius.org/parc. Jason Ray Golf and Dinner event: Entry forms are available at www.jasonray.org for the 5th Annual Jason Ray Golf and Dinner event Aug. 25-26 at River Run Country Club, 19125 River Falls Drive. The dinner and auction will be 5-9 p.m. Aug. 25 and golfing at noon Aug. 26. Ray, 21, of Concord died in March 2007 after an SUV hit him while he was in New Jersey to cheer the Tar Heels as the UNC Chapel Hill school mascot, Rameses. The event in his memory has raised $250,000 for the UNC Center for Transplant Care and $100,000 for the Kenan-Flager Business Scholarship. Lake Norman Kiwanis golf tournament:” Sponsors, golfers and silent auction and raffle items are needed for the Aug. 26 tournament at Cowans Ford Country Club on Lake Norman. All proceeds benefit children in the community. Details: John Aneralla, firstname.lastname@example.org for sponsorship opportunities; Pat Jackson, email@example.com for silent auction items; Tim Stein, firstname.lastname@example.org for raffle items. Golfer registration: www.golfdigestplanner.com/23688-2013LNKClubGolfTourney. Knights of Columbus golf classic: St. Therese Knights of Columbus annual golf classic benefiting local charities, Sept. 20, Fox Den Country Club, Statesville. Entry fee for men and women golfers is $100, with foursomes registering at the same time for $375. The classic will start with coffee and donuts at 8 a.m., a putting contest at 8:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Players who wish to participate can contact Vince Greco at 704-663-3930, email@example.com; or Mark Daly at 704-987-4316, firstname.lastname@example.org Interested sponsors can contact Paul Britton at 704-660-6830, email@example.com, or Tom Frazone at 704-677-4566. Call for artists: The Mooresville Artist Guild announces a call for artists for its upcoming judged competition and art show, Artoberfest. Entry fee is $25 for members, up to three entries; $35 for others up to three entries. Annual membership is $40. Artwork intake will be Sept. 27 and 28 at the Mooresville Artist Guild 103 W. Center Ave. The exhibit will be Oct. 1-31. Opening reception and awards presentation will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11. Details and show prospectus: www.magart.org. Lakeside Artists Studio Tour: The fourth annual tour will be Oct. 25 and 26. The juried show offers original, high-quality, one-of-a-kind works of art and fine crafts. Artists in all media, including fiber arts, jewelry, pottery and sculpture metal works, and traditional fine artists can participate. Prospectus and details: lknstudios.com. Compiled by Joe Marusak
Friday, Jul. 26, 2013
Community news from around Lake Norman
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