Community news from around Lake Norman
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

Community news from around Lake Norman

“Many Faces of Iredell:” The Iredell Museums presents the Permanent Collection Exhibit IV: Many Faces of Iredell Nov. 15 through Jan. 10, Court Street Gallery, 134 Court St., Statesville. The exhibit celebrates the art and history of photography and the diversity of Iredell County. Admission is free. Details: 704-873-4734;

Lunch and Learn author talk: Suzy Barile, author of “Undaunted Heart: The True Story of a Southern Bell & a Yankee General,” will discuss her book and the research that led her to write it, at noon Nov. 18 at the Iredell County Public Library, 201 N. Tradd St., Statesville. Bring a lunch and enjoy beverage and dessert provided by Iredell Friends of the Library. Free admission. Details: 704-878-3098 .

Diabetes Support Group: Noon-1 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Burlington Room of the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. Free. Details: Mitzie McCurdy, 704-660-4859,

“GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays:” The seminar for adults facing the holidays after a loved one’s death will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at The Cove Church, 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville. Attendees will receive a book with over 30 daily readings with providing insights and ideas on holiday survival. Cost is $5. Registration: 704-655-3000;;

Probus Club of Lake Norman: Garrett Hinshaw, president of Catawba Valley Community College in Hickory, will address the club’s meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 at Berea Baptist Church, 1015 River Highway (N.C. 150), Mooresville. The Probus Club is comprised of retired professional businesspersons. Details:

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:

Lunch and Learn author talk: Melinda Ratchford, author of “Through the Lens of 50 Years: The Myth and Mystique of Camelot and JFK,” will discuss the Kennedy presidency and exhibit a collection of Kennedy memorabilia at noon Nov. 20 at the Iredell County Public Library, 201 N. Tradd St., Statesville. Bring a lunch and enjoy beverage and dessert provided by Iredell Friends of the Library. Free admission. Details: 704-878-3098 .

Arts, Crafts & Gifts Show: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 23, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius, off N.C. 115/Old Statesville Road. The show will include at least 30 regional artists, crafters, gifts and accessories dealers, a country store with homemade, baked and canned goods and “Zion Café,” serving breakfast, lunch and snacks. Holiday photos with Santa Gene will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will benefit the church’s children ministries and the local community.

Sixth Annual Artisan & Crafters Expo: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 23, Kester Gymnasium, Statesville Christian School, 1210 Museum Road, Statesville. Featuring works of art, handmade items, baked goods, lunch and a chili cook-off. Free admission. Details 704-880-0363.

Benefit football games: Players from the North Iredell and South Iredell Youth Athletic Leagues will play in the inaugural Anti-Bullying Bowl to magnify the community’s stance against child bullying at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Statesville High School, 474 N. Center St. At 4 p.m. at the high school, Statesville police and firefighters will play in the Fifth Annual Guns & Hoses football game to raise money for Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center and the American Red Cross. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the gate and can be purchased by calling Dove House at 704-883-9814 and the American Red Cross at 704-664-2500.

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

Light Up Cornelius: The town’s annual tree lighting event will be 2-6 p.m. Nov. 30 on the Town Hall lawn, 21445 Catawba Ave. Festivities will include a visit from Santa, carriage rides, arts and crafts, entertainment and holiday shopping. The event will coincide with a ’Tawba Walk, an arts and music festival in downtown Cornelius from 2 to 8 p.m. The tree lighting ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. Details: 704-892-6031, Ext. 160;

Benefit car show: Hundreds of classic, custom and celebrity cars will roll into the Ingersoll Rand corporate campus in Davidson on Nov. 30 for the inaugural AmeriCarna LIVE Car Show presented by Ingersoll Rand and MSC Industrial Supply Co. Cars from the collections of NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Tony Stewart, Matt Kenseth, Ryan Newman, Kasey Kahne, Martin Truex Jr., Rusty Wallace, Rick Hendrick and Ray Evernham will be displayed, along with show-ready cars entered by area enthusiasts and car clubs. The event will raise money and awareness for IGNITE , a new community center in Davidson for young adults with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. The car show will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and also feature local bands, a silent auction, local food vendors and cbhildren’s activities. Spectator admission is $5 per person. Parking will be available at Ingersoll Rand, 800 Beaty St., Davidson. Car entry registration is $25 and can be completed at Sponsorship details: Det Cullum at 704-360-1516;

Denver Community Blood Drive: 2:30-7 p.m. Dec. 3, St. Peter By the Lake Episcopal Church, 8433 Fairfield Road, Denver. Sponsored by the parish nursing team and the American Red Cross. To schedule an appointment, visit and enter sponsor code ST. PETER, or call 1-800-733-2767.

Christmas trees: The Davidson Lions Club will sell Christmas trees 6-9 p.m. Dec. 5, 6 and 7 in front of the Post Office on Main Street to raise money to support programs for people who are blind. Cost is $49 for a 6- to 7-foot tree; $69 for a 7- to 8-foot tree; and $89 for an 8- to 9-foot tree. Trees will be delivered to buyers’ homes. Advance orders: Ken Davis, 704-453-4815; KevinDavis@davi9956. Boy Scout Troop 58 will join the club to sell wreaths and other greenery.

Holiday show: 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 7, Vanderburg United Methodist Church, 1809 Charlotte Highway, Mooresville. Breakfast with Santa, craft and gift show, bingo. 704-663-1690.

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

The second annual Trackside Pottery Show is in the Warehouse. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Details: 704-663-6661;

Compiled by Joe Marusak

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