Community News from around Lake Norman
Saturday, Nov. 02, 2013

Community News from around Lake Norman

Art exhibit and pottery show: Five local award-winning artists and a pottery show will be featured at the Mooresville Depot Gallery, at Center Avenue and Main Street in downtown Mooresville, Nov. 5-30. Mary Luke will be in Gallery One showing her watercolor and acrylic sunrises and sunsets. Sandie Bell will be in Gallery Two with lake and beach scenes. John Melius’ turned wood pieces will also be in Galleries One and Two. Gallery Three will feature mixed media and coiled paper work by Flavia Lovatelli and mixed media and photography by Marcee Musgrove.

The second annual Trackside Pottery Show will be in the Warehouse. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, and a free opening reception and chance to meet the artists will be 6-8 p.m. Nov. 8. Details: 704-663-6661;

Astronomy lecture: Naomi McClure-Griffiths, an internationally recognized radio astronomer with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science Center, Australia’s national telescope facility, will present “Exploring the Invisible Milky Way - a View of our Galaxy from the Southern Hemisphere,” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson. Her team of scientists recently discovered a new arm of the Milky Way, an accomplishment for which she was awarded the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year. Admission is free. Details: 704-892-0173.

“Soldiers in Gray:” Iredell Museum’s Arts After Dark Series will present playwright Stan Clardy’s musical journey of a soldier through the Civil War at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at Court Street Gallery, 134 Court St., Statesville. Admission is $6, adults; $3, ages 18 and under. Tickets: 704-873-4734.

“The Truth is Terrible:” Brian Leiter from the University of Chicago will give a free talk on “The Truth is Terrible: Nietzsche’s Idea of an Aesthetic Justification for Existence” at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in Davidson College’s Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room.

“Osteoarthritis seminar: 6-7 p.m. Nov. 5, Bariatric Conference Room at the Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman, in the Medical Pavilion at Lake Norman, 131 Medical Park Road, Suite 303, Mooresville. Free. Reservations: 888-995-6762.

Senior Extra program: Dr. Van Sikes of Northshore Orthopedic & Sports Medicine will present a free program on Freedom from Hip Pain at the next Senior Extra meeting, 3 p.m. Nov. 6 in Community Rooms A and B of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. Details: Mitzie McCurdy, 704-660-4859;

“Share the Warmth” Coat Drive: The inaugural drive will be 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Daylight Donuts, 1849 E. Broad St., Statesville; and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Kats Patch, 629 N. Main St., Troutman. Donations of new or gently used coats are welcome, all sizes needed. Coats donated on Nov. 9 will be given to Matthew 25 Ministries in Harmony. Coats collected on Nov. 16 will be given to Mooresville/Lake Norman Christian Mission. The drive is sponsored by Country Legends 92.9, Daylight Donuts, Kats Patch, & Rick Ervin. For information, email or call 252-626-8454.

“Narnia:” Davidson Community Players’ Connie Company will perform the musical, based on the C.S. Lewis children’s classic “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” Nov. 9-17 at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. Tickets are $10 each and available by calling 704-892-7953 and at

Stroke Support Group: 1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 7, South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. Free. No registration is required. Details: Mitzie McCurdy, 704-660-4859;

Diabetes talk: Motivational speaker Drew Rainwater will host a free program on “Taking Control of your Diabetes - A1c Champion” at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at Lakeside Family Physicians, 19485 Old Jetton Road, Suite 270, Cornelius. Reservations: 704-384-1738.

“French Cafe Music:” Music @ St. Alban’s will present the performance featuring Musique Accordeon at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson.

Nature festival: Davidson Lands Conservancy’s Nature Festival & Annual Meeting is scheduled for 2 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10 by the Shearer Road access to the West Branch Greenway and Nature Preserve in Davidson. The brief business meeting and the social hour will be hosted at the Arthur Rutenberg Model Home, 18130 Shearer Road beside the greenway access point. The annual meeting will be from 2 to 2:30 p.m. and the festival from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Walk with experts on a wetland nature hike, bird/butterfly walk and wetland systems hike, each 2 miles. The hikes and walk are each limited to 25 people, first-come, first-served. Sign-up begins at 1:30 at the Welcome Tent. Details:

Organ at Davidson: Six organists have invited a guest instrumentalist to perform with them in the next concert in the series, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St., Davidson. Organists Katie Ann McCarty, Nancy Watson, Murray Summerville, Suzanne Fairbairn, Maureen Howell and Nathaniel Gumbs are members of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. Details:

Cancer Support Group: 11:45 a.m. Nov. 12, Community Rooms A & B, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. Free. No registration is required. A free lunch is served. Details: Mitzie McCurdy, 704-660-4859;

Life Line Screening: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 15, Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department, 102 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Arranged by Lake Norman Regional Medical Center and Life Line Screening, the screening involves a painless ultrasound that checks for plaque build-up in arteries, a leading cause of stroke. The cost of a stroke/carotid artery screening is $60. Registration: 877-237-1383.

Faces of Hope Benefit: The sixth annual benefit for the Mooresville/Lake Norman Christian Mission will be 6-10 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Tickets for the Hollywood Glam-inspired fundraising event are $40 per person, or $300 for a table of eight. Tickets: To donate items for the silent auction, contact Heather Halbedl at

“An Evening of Hope & Healing:” 7-11 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Peninsula Club, 19101 Peninsula Club Drive. Formerly known as “Cruise for Change,” the event benefits Safe Alliance services in the Lake Norman area. Details:

Princess Charity Event: 1:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at KADI Fit, 19725 Oak St., No. 6, Cornelius. The event will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and will include a cardio dance class, games, silent auction, chair massages and handmade crafts. 704-807-4610.

Newcomers meeting: The Newcomers of North Mecklenburg and South Iredell will hold its monthly luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19 at Northstone Country Club, 15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville. Prepaid reservations are required by Nov. 12. The Newcomers Club is a women’s social club. Reservations:

5K Turkey Trot : 8:30 a.m. Nov. 28, parking lot of Mooresville/Lake Norman Christian Mission, 266 N. Broad St., Mooresville. A Kids Fun Run will be at 8:30 and the USATF-certified 5K at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 if done on or before Nov.18. Register at

Compiled by Joe Marusak

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