Saturday, Mar. 22, 2014


    LKN Residential Real Estate and CEI Insurance recently announced a partnership and office in downtown Mooresville. From left are Patrice Tillison, president of CEI Insurance, and Sara White, owner of LKN Residential Real Estate.
    Holocaust scholar Omer Bartov

Bullying and social media workshop: The North Mecklenburg Senior Center will sponsor a free interactive workshop for seniors focused on bullying and the current use of social media among our youth 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 24 at 16601 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville.

Diane Benson, co-founder and executive director of the Foundation for Respect Ability, a local nonprofit that works to create a kinder and gentler place for children to learn and grow, will be the guest speaker. She has conducted more than 100 seminars on the subject.

Topics will include the definition of bullying, facts and myths, the role of the bystander, cyber bullying, how to recognize if a child is involved in a bullying incident and strategies and resources for dealing with these issues.

To register, call 704-875-1270 or email

Holocaust scholar at Davidson: Davidson College and UNC Charlotte will host the 2014 Southeast German Studies Workshop March 27-28.

Preeminent Holocaust scholar Omer Bartov will give the keynote lecture and participate in panel discussions. A professor of European History and History and German Studies at Brown University, Bartov will speak about “The Voice of Your Brother’s Blood: The Holocaust as Communal Genocide” at 4:30 p.m. March 27 at the UNC Charlotte Center City campus auditorium. A reception will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Bartov attended Tel Aviv University and Oxford University and was a Junior Harvard Fellow and the 2002 Guggenheim Fellow. He has published seven books and three edited volumes.

Panel discussions will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 27 and 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. March 28, all in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room at Davidson College.

For information, visit

Community spring festival: West Rowan Farm Home & Garden will host the 2014 Community Spring Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 29 at 11575 NC Hwy. 801 in Mount Ulla.

The free festival will feature local vendors and artists, live music, antiques and locally made, locally grown goods. Vendor spots are $20.

For information, contact Elsie Bennett at 704-278-2800 or

Economics lecture: Cecilia Rouse, Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, will give the annual Cornelson Distinguished Lecture in Economics at 8 p.m. March 31 in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center at Davidson College.

Admission is free. Rouse will speak about “Financial Incentives and Educational Investment: The Impact of Performance-Based Scholarships on Postsecondary Student Outcomes.”

For information, call 704-894-3130.

Spring classes at DavidsonLearns: DavidsonLearns, a lifelong learning institute for adults, is now holding registration for spring classes.

The schedule includes “Advanced Genealogy” beginning April 1, “Understanding U.S. Economic Data” beginning April 2, “International Affairs – Latin America” beginning April 7 and “Story Telling and Identity” beginning April 17.

For information, visit

Energy efficiency forums: EnergyUnited will offer Lunch and Learn energy efficiency forums at three locations in April for EnergyUnited members.

Registration begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by the program at noon on April 21 at Cornelius Town Hall, on April 22 at Salty Bay Restaurant in Walnut Cove and April 23 at EnergyUnited Education Center in Mocksville. A light lunch will be served.

To reserve a seat, fill out the reservation form on bill inserts in March bill statements and return to EnergyUnited by April 1.

Cornelius joins CharMeck alert system: The town of Cornelius recently joined CharMeck Alerts, an emergency notification system.

Users can manage their message preferences by indicating their preferred mode of contact, language and message topics at Those without Internet access or an email address can call 704-892-1363, ext. 253.

CharMeck Alerts Cornelius will replace the current Blackboard Connect system to deliver timely, relevant messages to the community. The town plans to use the system for emergency and non-emergency notifications such as special events, crime, fire, traffic and solid waste/recycling.


Real estate, insurance firms open dual office: LKN Residential Real Estate and CEI Insurance recently announced a partnership and office at 153 N. Main St., Suite 206 in the upstairs of the Wells Fargo building in downtown Mooresville.

Sara White owns LKN Residential Real Estate. For information, visit or call 704-995-4795.

Patrice Tillison is president of CEI Insurance. For details, visit or call 704-662-1199.

Mac and cheese cookoff: Future Fashion Designers and the Mooresville Art Depot will sponsor the first Mac & Cheese Cook Off 6-9 p.m. April 5 at the Art Depot, 103 W. Center Ave. in downtown Mooresville.

Ten merchants will compete for the best recipe. Participants include Sugar Pops, Big Hat Larry’s, the Art Depot/Guild, The Enchanted Olive, Four Corners Framing, Color Cabana, Ain’t Miss Bead Haven, Distinctive Cabinetry, Mooresville Downtown Commission and Future Fashion Designers.

A fashion show will be presented by students in the Future Fashion Designers Academy. Raffle items from downtown merchants will be awarded.

Tickets are $20 adults, $10 children ages 6-13. For tickets, visit or call 704-799-3553.

Proceeds of Groucho’s Deli benefit charity: J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing, and his wife, Melissa, recently opened a Groucho’s Deli at 9931 Rose Commons Drive, Huntersville.

The sub sandwich chain started in 1941 in Columbia, S.C., where Melissa Gibbs was raised. In Huntersville, the Gibbs family will donate 100 percent of all deli proceeds to several local charities. Recipients will be rotated quarterly.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and for private parties on Sundays. For information, visit or call 704-948-4545.


Diabetes support group: The Diabetes Support Group will meet noon to 1 p.m. March 24 in the Burlington Room at the Charles Mack Citizens Center in Mooresville. The free program provides education and support for those living with Type 2 diabetes and their families.

Registration is not required. For more information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or

Healthcare showcase and symposium: The Mooresville/South Iredell Chamber of Commerce and The Leading Edge HealthCare Leads Group will present the “Live the Good Life” healthcare showcase 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 26 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. in Mooresville.

More than 50 healthcare organizations will provide information and free screenings. The annual event draws more than 500 participants. Admission is free, and the healthcare showcase is open to the public.

A community blood drive will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lowrance Room. To make an appointment, visit

The Novant Health Breast Center Mobile Unit will offer mammograms 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 704-385-7226 for details.

Unused and unwanted prescription drugs may be safely discarded 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit

For information on Live the Good Life, call the chamber at 704-664-3898.

Colorectal cancer seminar: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a free colorectal cancer awareness seminar on “Detection, Screenings, Diagnosis and Treatment Options” at 6 p.m. March 27 in Community Room B.

Dr. John Clements, a gastroenterologist, will present the latest information on colorectal cancer and answer questions.

For information or to make a reservation, call 888-995-6762.

Stroke screening: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center and Life Line Screening will offer affordable, convenient medical screenings March 28 at the South Iredell Senior Center in Mooresville.

A painless ultrasound will check for plaque build-up in arteries, a leading cause of stroke. Cost is $60.

To register, call 877-237-1383 or visit

Senior Extra Program: Physical therapists from Lake Norman Rehabilitation will present a program at the April Senior Extra session 3-4:30 p.m. April 2 in Community Rooms A and B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

The topic will be “Physical Therapy for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction focusing on Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Pain and Prostatectomy.” A question-and-answer opportunity will follow.

Admission is free. For more information, visit or contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or


Benefit golf tournament: The Swing Fore A Child’s Place Golf Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. May 19 at River Run Country Club in Davidson.

The third annual event raises funds for the My Place summer camp program for homeless youngsters at A Child’s Place. The six-week summer program offers academic tutoring, two meals a day, snacks and enrichment activities such as swimming, field trips and character education for homeless children.

Lunch, drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and putting and longest-drive contests are included. Duke University basketball tickets, a behind-the-scenes tour of Cameron Indoor Stadium and other unique items will be raffled off.

Registration is $250 per player or $800 per foursome. To register or make a donation, visit or contact

Summer camp registration: The Cornelius PARC is now holding registration for 2014 Summer Camps.

More than 140 sports, recreation, arts and special needs half-day camps are available, along with eight weeks of full-day camps.

Special needs camps are open to Cornelius and Huntersville residents only until April 1.

For information, call 704-892-6031 or visit

Adult athletic leagues: New Adult Basketball and Adult Flag Football leagues are now available through the Town of Cornelius.

Cornelius and Huntersville are partnering to offer the new Adult Basketball League. Games will be played Tuesday nights beginning in April at Bailey Road Recreation Center. Team registration runs through March 31.

Adult open gym basketball is available 2-4 p.m. Sundays and 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Bailey Road Recreation Center.

The new Adult Flag Football league is sponsored by the towns of Cornelius, Huntersville and Davidson. The format is five-versus-five co-ed play, and games will be played Thursday nights beginning April 10 at Huntersville Athletic Park. Registration is $450 per team.

For information, call 704-892-6031 or visit

Soccer for special needs: Cornelius PARC will offer TOP Soccer for boys and girls ages 5-16 who have a mental or physical disability. Games are 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, April 26-May 31 at Richard Barry Memorial Park in Huntersville. The soccer is league is free for residents, $40 for non-residents.

For information, call 704-892-6031 or visit

Shrine Club bass tournament: The Lake Norman Shrine Club will sponsor its 35th Annual Dogwood Bass Tournament 7 a.m.-p.m. April 5 at Midway Marina, 8693 N.C. 150,Terrell.

Registration will be held noon to 7 p.m. April 4 at the marina.

Cash payouts range from $2,500 for first place, based on 100 boats, to $100 for 10th place.

For registration forms or information, contact William Cork at or 704-516-0506.

Lions golf tournament: The Davidson Lions Club will sponsor the Lions Regional Golf Tournament at 1 p.m. April 21 at Northstone Country Club in Huntersville.

The tournament will feature a captain’s choice four-player format with a $10,000 hole-in-one prize. Cost is $100, and includes greens fee, lunch and dinner.

Sponsors are needed from $200 to $5,000 levels.

Proceeds help the Lions Club provide eye examinations, medical services and eyeglasses for the needy and support Camp Dogwood for the sight impaired.

For information, contact Neal Howes at 704-875-3489 or visit Checks may be sent to the Davidson Lions Club, PO Box 73, Davidson, NC.

Compiled by Leigh Pressley

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