MOORESVILLEWake the Lake: The 10th annual Wake the Lake, Lake Norman’s longest-running wakeboarding tournament, will be held Sept. 14 in the Reeds Creek cove off of Williamson Road. Spectators will be able to view the event on the shoreline at Eddie’s Seafood and Raw Bar (formerly Vinnie’s Raw Bar and Restaurant).The one-day tournament will feature competitors in seven divisions: Grom (for boys and girls ages 9-under), Beginner 13-under, Beginner 14-over, Intermediate, Advanced, Outlaw (the professional division) and Wakeskate.Entries are still being accepted for Wake the Lake. Competitors can register online at www.wakethelakelkn.com or at 8 a.m. on the day of the tournament. The event is a World Wakeboarding Association-certified tournament, and all participants must have a WWA membership. Entrants under age 18 must also have a parent or guardian present to sign all forms and waivers.For more information, call Icy Wakes Surf Shop at 704-895-7873.LAKE NORMAN Bethel BBQ fundraiser: Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius will hold its annual fundraising barbecue, bake sale and silent auction from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the church, located at 1920 Bethel Church Road. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Barium Springs Home for Children, which will use the funds to help replace the roofs on four of the facility’s residential buildings. Eat-in and take-out service is available, with prices of $8 for a barbecue plate (includes beans and slaw) or three sandwiches (includes slaw), and $10 for a pound of barbecue. Delivery is available for orders of 10 plates or more. For more information, visit the church’s website at www.bethel-pc.org/servingbethel/bar-b-que or email firstname.lastname@example.org.DAVIDSON Parade applications: Signup forms are now available for businesses and groups wanting to take part in two of the town’s holiday events – Christmas in Davidson, which takes place in downtown Davidson evenings between Dec. 5 and 7, and the 31st annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade, which runs from Davidson to Cornelius on Dec. 7.Participation applications for both events are available online at www.christmasindavidson.com. The deadline for Christmas in Davidson is Oct. 11, and the North Meck Christmas Parade application deadline is Nov. 1.Sponsorship packages are also available for Christmas in Davidson. For more information on this and the application process, email email@example.com or call 704-940-9622. Davidson Toastmasters open house Sept. 11: Comedian Sid Davis will be the keynote speaker at the Davidson Toastmasters’ open house, scheduled for 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Lake Norman YMCA, 21300 Davidson St.The open house will include a regular Toastmasters meeting, which includes prepared speeches by club members; “Table Topics,” a series of impromptu speeches; and speech evaluations before a performance by Davis, a former airline worker.The Toastmasters open house is open to the public. For more information, visit www.davidson.toastmastersclubs.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Compiled by Bill Kiser
Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2013
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