Saturday, Apr. 05, 2014


    The Fresh Market CEO Craig Carlock will speak at Davidson College on April 9.
    Cindy Hickman Ray recently joined CareNet Counseling of Lake Norman, as a staff counselor.
    Dr. Van Sikes, an orthopedic surgeon, will lead “Do You Suffer From Osteoarthritis? Relief is Here!” 6-7 p.m. April 8 in Community Room B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Downloading eBooks: A “Downloading eBooks” workshop will be offered 10:30 a.m.-noon April 8 at the Davidson Public Library, 119 S. Main St., Davidson, and 10:30 a.m.-noon April 13 at the Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave. in Cornelius.

Participants should bring their iPad, Kindle, Nook, tablet or other device and email or Amazon account information. Topics include how to find, check out and download books from the library’s digital collection.

Registration is required by calling 704-416-3800 or visiting

Fresh Market CEO speaks: Craig Carlock, CEO and President of The Fresh Market, will discuss “Honor in Corporate America” at 7 p.m. April 9 in the Alvarez College Union Smith 900 Room at Davidson College. Admission is free.

A 1989 graduate of Davidson, Carlock earned an MBA from the University of Virginia and worked in various finance positions for six years at Procter & Gamble. He joined The Fresh Market in 1999 and has served in marketing and operations. He was named CEO and President in January 2009.

For information, contact Amber MacIntyre at 704-894-2095 or

Here comes Peter Cottontail: The Easter Bunny will visit the Cornelius Arts Center 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 11at 19725 Oak St. in Cornelius.

Kids can pose for photos with the Easter Bunny and enjoy Easter-themed art projects to take home. Light refreshments will be provided.

For information, call 704-896-8823 or visit

Pawz Too Run fundraiser: Local non-profit Friends of the Animals will hold the fourth annual Pawz Too Run 5K at 8:30 a.m. April 12 on the Village Green in downtown Davidson. A 2.2-mile dog walk will follow at 9 a.m.

A Community Vendor Fair will feature booths on health and wellness of pets and people 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Rescue groups will showcase adoptable dogs at the event. Awards will be given for the top three finishers, best costume, best groomed and most inspiring. Live acoustic music from members of Highway 12 will be provided in the afternoon.

Proceeds will help Friends of the Animals build a new animal adoption and education center with a spay/neuter clinic at Interstate 77/Exit 31 in Mooresville. For information, visit

Paddleboard race: My Aloha Paddle and Surf and Visit Lake Norman will host the Stand Up for the Catawba Lake Norman SUP Race May 9-10 at Port City Club in Cornelius. The paddleboard race is sanctioned by the World Paddle Association. Proceeds will benefit the Catawba Riverkeeper and the Charlotte Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

Plans include a meet and greet 6-9 p.m. May 9 at Port City Club, a pre-race meeting 8 a.m. May 10, followed by WPA Region 6 sanctioned Elite and Recreational races. An awards ceremony on the beach will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a luau featuring music and the Island Hula Girls.

For information on becoming a sponsor, volunteering or entering the race, contact

Paint the Night Blue: Stop Child Abuse Now will host “Paint the Night Blue,” a live concert and family festival, 5-9 p.m. May 10 at Merino’s Home Furnishings, 500 S. Main St., Mooresville.

The event will include a kids’ fun zone with games and prizes, an inflatable pitch-back machine, photo booth, artists and local vendors, corn hole, raffles, a beer tent and food vendors. Popular regional band Too Much Sylvia will perform 6-9 p.m.

Tickets are $10 adults, $8 students and teachers, free for kids 13 and under. Blankets and beach chairs are welcome. For information, visit

Pasta food drive: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Network Group is collecting boxes of pasta for the Mooresville Soup Kitchen. The group hopes to collect 350 boxes by May 16 in its “Nothing’s Im-pastable Food Drive.”

The soup kitchen uses 35 boxes of pasta a week for community meals and side dishes for dinners that are cooked, sealed and frozen for those in need. Around 200 lunch meals per day and an additional 1,000 outreach meals per week are served.

To make a donation of short-cut pasta or beef broth, drop them off at the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, 149 E. Iredell Ave.; Springhill Suites,121 Gateway Blvd.; or The Soup Kitchen, 275 S. Broad St. in Mooresville.


Chamber events: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will offer several workshops and events in April.

“Increase Your Business ROI,” a social media and Internet marketing workshop, will be held 3-4 p.m. April 8 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. in Mooresville. Kevin Smith of McBryde Website Design will speak. Admission is free.

“Aligning Employees with your Small Business Vision: Loyalty, Passion, Motivation, Punishments & Rewards” will be held 6-9 p.m. April 10 at Mitchell Community College, 219 N. Academy St. in Mooresville. Registration is required by calling 704-878-3227 or emailing

The MSI Chamber Golf Outing will begin at 1 p.m. April 11 at Mooresville Golf Course.

For information, call 704-664-3898 or visit

Sharpen interview skills: Lake Norman Toastmasters will host a “How to Ace an Interview” workshop 6:30-8 p.m. April 28 at Sandler Sales Institute above the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Suite 206 in Cornelius.

Experienced managers will lead mock interviews and evaluate responses. Participants should bring a resume.

For information, contact Charlotte Miller at 704-892-3337 or 704-287-5346.

Pit crew training center earns state license: Performance Instruction and Training, a pit crew and corporate training center in Mooresville, recently became the first and only state licensed pit crew training school in North Carolina.

Started in 2002, the center has trained students in 99 classes from 48 states and four foreign countries. Most coaches hold advanced college degrees and all of them have worked for NASCAR teams as pit crew athletes or coaches. PIT is the official developmental team for Joe Gibbs Racing.


Ray joins counseling practice: Cindy Hickman Ray recently joined CareNet Counseling of Lake Norman, as a staff counselor.

A Wilmington native, she earned a master’s degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola/Maryland and a graduate degree in theological studies from Wesley Seminary in Washington, D.C.

Ray sees clients ages 14-90+ and works with individuals and couples. For information, visit

Osteoarthritis seminar: Dr. Van Sikes, an orthopedic surgeon, will lead “Do You Suffer From Osteoarthritis? Relief is Here!” 6-7 p.m. April 8 in Community Room B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

He will discuss the robotic-assisted technology that works to relieve knee pain and a minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing procedure that treats early to mid-stage osteoarthritis.

For information or to reserve a seat, call 888-995-6762.

Cancer support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Cancer Support Group at 11:45 a.m. April 8 in Community Rooms A&B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Free lunch is served. For information, call Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or


Fitness classes: The town of Cornelius will offer new sessions of fitness classes beginning this spring. For information, call 704-892-6031, ext. 160 or visit

The lineup includes:

Cardio Funk: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays or 9-10 a.m. Saturdays on a weekly basis, Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Road. Fees are $5 per week or $40 for a 10-class punch card.

Senior Fit Club: Tuesdays and Thursdays April 8-May 15, Dogwood CrossFit Studio, 20121 N. Main St. Cost is $65 residents, $75 non-residents.

Senior fun and fitness: The eighth annual Lake Norman Senior Fun & Fitness Day will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at Jetton Park in Cornelius.

The event will include free health screenings, 20 health vendors, a 1.4-mile group fitness walk, a chair exercise class, tai chi class, line dance class and interactive entertainment by deejay Bob Lazar. Food will be provided by Shads Landing, Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, The Pines at Davidson and Moliver Chiropractic.

Registration is $3 through April 8, $5 after April 8. To register, call 704-875-1270.

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. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at noon.

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.

All 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 Ed Roberts at 704-875-3489 or visit

Beginner cheerleading: The town of Cornelius PARC Department will offer Beginner Youth Cheerleading 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 23-May 28 at Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Road.

Jenna Anderson, Hough High School cheerleading coach, will lead the clinics for ages 5-12.

Cost is $70 residents, $80 non-residents.

For information, call 704-892-6031, ext. 188 or visit

Compiled by Leigh Pressley




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