Birkdale Village gives to Grin Kids: Birkdale Village and DDR Corp. recently presented a $2,500 check to Ace and TJ’s Grin Kids. Customers, retailers and supporters of Ace and TJ’s Grin Kids donated money at Birkdale Village for three weeks. Grin Kids helps terminally ill and chronically disabled children ages 5-12 travel to Disney World with their families.Duke Energy donation: Employees at Duke Energy’s McGuire Nuclear Station collected hundreds of Christmas gifts and bikes during the annual Toys for Tots Collection Drive. This year’s gifts included more than 150 bicycles and helmets and hundreds of toys and games. Goodwyn named keynote speaker: Bill Goodwyn, president and chief executive officer of Global Distribution for Discovery Education/Discovery Channel, will be the keynote speaker for the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Celebrate Business Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Jan. 31 at The Cove Church in Mooresville. Networking will begin at 10:30 a.m.Tickets are $50 per person through Jan. 3; after that, tickets are $60 for chamber members and $70 for others. To reserve a seat, call 704-664-3898 or visit www.mooresvillenc.org. Local bookstore launched: Arcadia Publishing, a publisher of local and regional books, recently partnered with Walmart to launch The Community Corner. The first-of-its-kind program features dozens of local books that appeal to unique interests of customers. The Community Corner is available in five states and 35 Walmart stores, including the store at 7131 N.C. 73 in Denver. Titles include local college sports teams, hometown pictorial histories, local activity books for kids, seasonal gardening guides, local guide books, regional cookbooks and true crime. Business expo volunteers needed: Sponsors and volunteers are needed for the 2014 Lake Norman Chamber Business Expo 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7 at Davidson College’s Belk Arena. For information about a sponsorship, contact Bill Russell at 704-892-1922 or Russell@lakenorman.org. Blodgett discusses lake history: Jan Blodgett, Davidson College archivist, will discuss the history of Lake Norman at Lunch & Learn at noon Dec. 18 at the Iredell County Public Library, 201 N. Tradd St., Statesville. Participants should bring a lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided by Iredell Friends of the Library. Admission is free. Details: 704-878-3098. “Miracle on 34th Street”: Davidson Community Players will present the Christmas classic “Miracle on 34th Street” at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson. Performances are scheduled at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15; 8 p.m. Dec. 19-20; 2 and 8 p.m. Dec. 21; and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 22.Based on the classic film, the play features a single mother and her daughter who wonder whether a department store Santa might be the real Mr. Claus. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for senior adults and $12 for students, available at the box office, 704-892-7953, or at www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org.Davidson Community Players, now in its 48th season, was the 2011 winner of the N.C. Theatre Conference Community Theatre of the Year Award. Outdoor ice skating: Outdoor ice skating will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15 in downtown Huntersville as part of Huntersville Christmas. Details: www.huntersville.org. “Home Grown” on display: “Home Grown,” an exhibit featuring 65 local artists, will be displayed through Jan. 3 at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. in Cornelius. The exhibit includes ceramics, photographs, paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. Fitness classes: The Town of Cornelius will offer several new fitness classes beginning in January. The schedule:• Mommy & Me: 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Jan. 6-Feb. 12, No Limit Training Co., 18631 Northline Drive. $90 for Cornelius residents, $105 for others.• Yo-lates: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 6-Feb. 24, Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Road. $80 residents, $90 others. This toning class mixes yoga moves and Pilates to improve core strength, correct alignment and promote balance and coordination.• Couch to 5K Running Plan: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 12, Bailey Middle School track, 11900 Bailey Road. $40 residents, $48 others.• Boot Camp: 7:40-8:40 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 12, or 7:30-8:30 a.m. Saturdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 15, Bailey Road Middle School track, 11900 Bailey Road. $40 residents, $48 others.• Tai Chi: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9-Feb. 27, or Saturdays, Jan. 11-March 11, Bailey Road Middle School track, 11900 Bailey Road. $40 residents, $48 others.• Cardio Funk: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, ongoing, Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Road. $5 per week, $40 per 10-class punch card. Winter break fun: Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to join Huntersville Parks & Recreation for Winter Break activities Dec. 23-Jan. 3. Activities include gift making at Meg Art, a visit to the Senior Center, Pajama and Movie Day, snow making and ice skating. Cost is $15 per day for enrolled after-school families, $25 for new residents and $30 for new non-residents. Registration deadline is Dec. 16.For more information, visit www.huntersville.org or call 704-766-2220. New dialysis center proposed: DVA Healthcare Renal Care Inc. has filed for approval of a new 10-station dialysis facility in Huntersville. The company is applying for a Certificate of Need with the N.C. Division of Health Service Regulation. Existing stations would be moved from the N.C. Dialysis Center in the $1.9 million project, set to be completed in January 2016.A public hearing will be at 10 a.m. Dec. 17 in Room 270-271 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 E. Fourth St., Charlotte. For information, contact Tanya Rupp at 929-855-3873. Civics 101: Applications for Civics 101, a free course on the operations of Davidson town government, will be accepted through Dec. 31. The free nine-week course runs 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning Feb. 6 at Town Hall. It is open to residents of Davidson and the town’s extra-territorial jurisdiction who are 18 and older.Participants will learn about town operations, tour the fire and police departments, explore town history with Davidson College archivist Jan Blodgett and take part in a question-and-answer session with the new board of commissioners.Applications are available at www.townofdavidson.org/Civics101 and at Town Hall. Details: Christina Shaul, 704-940-9602, email@example.com. Stroke support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center hosts a Stroke Support Group 1:30-3 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the War Memorial Building, 220 N. Maple St., Mooresville. The free program is open to everyone; it provides education and support to stroke victims and their families. For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Singles group: The New Beginnings Single Club of Lake Norman, a social group of singles 50 and older, meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Captain’s Galley restaurant in Mooresville. Visitors are welcome. For details, call 704-528-3864. Compiled by Leigh Pressley
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013
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