Saturday, May. 03, 2014


Concert on the Green: Charlotte-based Rough Draft will perform 6-8 p.m. May 4 on the Town Green in Davidson. The rhythm-and-blues variety band features dance hits from artists such as Michael Jackson, Gloria Gaynor, The Gap Band, Kool & the Gang, and Earth, Wind & Fire.

Other musicians in the Concerts on the Green lineup this season include: Side Car Social Club on May 18, Gal Friday Band on June 1, The Band of Oz on June 8, Simplified on July 4, The Beatles tribute band The Back Beat on Aug. 3, the Fourth Creek Band on Aug. 17 and the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band on Sept. 21. A concert at River Run as part of the Chiquita Classic will be named soon. or

National Bike Month: May is National Bike Month, and the Town of Davidson encourages all residents to participate.

On May 7, many schools will participate in National Bike to School Day.

Davidson Elementary School families can bike to Avinger Lane or meet at the start of the greenway 8-8:30 a.m. May 7. Families also can meet at the town green 8-8:15 a.m. to walk to school. Volunteers and student walkers will leave the town green promptly at 8:15 a.m.

Check with your child’s school for additional plans.

All Davidson Bike Month activities can be found at

‘Legally Blonde’ takes stage: The Community School of Davidson will present its spring musical, “Legally Blonde,” at 7 p.m. May 8, 8 p.m. May 9, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 10, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. May 11 at ArtSpace, 404 Armour St., Davidson.

The humorous musical adapted for high school is directed and designed by Melissa Ohlman-Roberge and choreographed by Mooresville High School senior Sierra Key. The performance is appropriate for fifth-graders and older.

Tickets are $7 online at or Tickets at the door are $10.

ArtSpring! Announces lineup: Pioneer Springs Community School will host ArtSpring!, a multimedia arts and music festival, 2-7 p.m. May 17 at the school located in the Croft Historic District between I-485 and Harris Boulevard off NC 115.

The community festival will include visual and performing art, dance, poetry, music, live and silent auctions, food vendors and arts and crafts activities for families. Admission is free.

Performers include singer-songwriter Danielle Howle, the Mike Strauss Band, Moving Poets Charlotte artistic director Sarah Emery, Dances of the Soul, mime artists Tanya and Tim Chartier, Micaila Ayorinde & Hank Rhodes, and Nikki Fellows.

Proceeds benefit Pioneer Springs Community School, which will become a free public charter school for grades K-3 beginning in July. or call 857-225-2146.

Concert promotes unity, peace: Music at St. Alban’s will present “Feel the Spirit, Feed the Soul” at 3 p.m. May 4 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane in Davidson.

The Firebird Arts Alliance’s Singin’ Black and White will present a diverse and uplifting choral concert of unity and peace, featuring partner choirs VOX and the Charlotte Contemporary Ensemble. Hymns, folk songs, 20th-century American masterworks, spirituals and other songs will be performed in a concert that crosses lines of race, culture and musical styles.

A second concert will be given noon May 5 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in uptown Charlotte.

Tickets to the Davidson concert are $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, free for children under 12. A complimentary Meet the Artist reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres will follow the concert.

Holocaust survivor speaks: Eva Mozes Kor, a survivor of the Holocaust and the genetic experiments of SS physician Josef Mengele, will discuss “The Triumph of the Human Spirit: From Auschwitz to Forgiveness” at 7:30 p.m. May 4 in the Duke Family Performance Hall in Alvarez College Union at Davidson College.

A book signing will follow in the Union’s Brown Atrium. The program is free and open to the public.

Born in Romania in the early 1930s, Kor was deported to Auschwitz in 1944 with her twin sister and her family. Kor and her identical twin survived Mengele’s gruesome experiments, but her parents and two older sisters were murdered at the camp.

Today, Kor lives in the United States and is a key advocate for the survivors of Nazi experiments on Jewish children. She also garnered international attention when she publicly forgave the Nazis, an action explored in the 2006 documentary film, “Forgiving Dr. Mengele.”

For information about the program, contact Professor Thomas Pegelow Kaplan at 704-894-2284 or

Port-a-Pit fundraiser: The Race City Civitan Club will sponsor a Port-a-Pit Chicken Fundraiser 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 6 at Mooresville ARP Church Family Life Center, 659 Carpenter Ave., Mooresville.

Plates are $9 and include chicken, beans, barbecue slaw, roll and dessert. Dine in and take out are available. Orders with 10 or more plates may be delivered.

Proceeds benefit HealthReach Community Clinic, Special Olympics and Victory Junction Gang. For more information or to place an order, contact Beth McCarthy at 704-881-1174.

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.

Charity run/walk: The Shirley’s Angels “Love Your Headlights” 5K and 5.5-Mile Charity Run/Walk to support those battling breast cancer will be held at 7:30 a.m. May 10 at Huntersville Business Park, 13801 E. Reese Blvd. in Huntersville.

Participants will receive a T-shirt and swag bag. Awards will be given for top finishers and the best pink ensemble.

Registration for the 5K is $25, $30 on race day. Registration for the 5.5-mile walk is $35, $40 on race day. To register, visit

Tax-deductible sponsorships are available for $200 to $500 for businesses or $100 in honor or memory of a loved one.

Audience participation play: Activate Community Through Theatre will present “Alice in Wonderland,” an audience participation play for children age 3-12, at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. May 10 and May 17 at the Woodlawn School, 193 Presbyterian Road in the Red Barn in Mooresville.

ACT’s company of 22 youth ages 7-16 will lead pre-show activities for audiences, including Pin the Tail on the White Rabbit, Tunnel Race and Croquet with the Red Queen. During the show, children from the audience will join Alice onstage and make sound effects from their seats.

Tickets are $10 adults, $8 children and seniors. For reservations, call 704-707-6757 or 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.”

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., Mooresville.

Frogs and toads nature outing: World of Wonder, a nature discovery program for children and families, will present “Friendly Frogs and Terrific Toads” 9:30-11 a.m. May 17. The outing location will be sent to pre-registered participants.

Children will discover the world of frogs and toads, from where they live and what they eat to what sounds they make and why we need to protect them and their habitat. The program, led by Theresa Moor of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, is open to children 3 and older.

To register, email

Probus Club meets: The PROBUS Club of Lake Norman, a nonpolitical and nonsectarian club open to retired professional and business people and their spouses will meet 10 a.m. May 20 at Berea Baptist Church, 1015 River Highway (N.C. 150).

Suly Chenkin, a Lithuanian Jew who survived World War II by being hidden by strangers, will speak at 10:30 a.m.

For information, contact

Karp honored: Jeffrey Karp of Mooresville recently qualified for the exclusive Top of the Table honor from the Million Dollar Round Table – The Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Karp is a 16-year member of MDTR and a three-time Top of the Table qualifier.

Top of the Table status is the highest level of membership and qualifies Karp among the top professionals in the global life insurance and financial services industry.

Business After Hours: Homesley & Wingo Law Group will host the annual Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce annual Business After Hours reception at 5 p.m. May 21 in the firm’s office in the historic Isaac Harris House, 330 S. Main St. in Mooresville.

Gigi Dover & The Big Love will perform, and beer from Lake Norman Brewing Company and heavy hors d’oeuvres from Epic Chophouse will be served.

The public is welcome at the networking social event. To RSVP, contact the chamber office at 704-664-3898.


Hospital promotions: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center recently announced several promotions and additions to its team.

Tina Hunter was named director of women’s services. She most recently served as Director of Organizational Development and Interim Imaging Director and previously worked as a staff nurse, charge nurse and clinical educator.

Patrick Owensby was named the new director of the Orthopedic, Neurology and Spine Department. He joins the hospital from Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte.

Corey Lasker joined the staff as assistant CFO. He transferred to the hospital from within the company, where he previously worked as a Divisional Financial Analyst in Naples, Fla.

Lisa DeBeradino was promoted to clinical nurse manager of the hospital’s Float Pool, Supervisors, Agency and Sitters. She has worked at Lake Norman Regional for 10 years in the Critical Care Unit’s Float Pool and as Nursing Supervisor.

Leah Curry Clevinger was promoted to human resource manager. She began her career in the Accounting Department and joined Human Resources more than two years ago.

Duru earns board certification: Chika Duru, director of Infection Control and Prevention, Wound Care and Dialysis Program Supervision at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, recently earned Board Certification with the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology.

She has more than 27 years of healthcare experience. Duru joined Lake Norman Regional two years ago as an Infection Control Practitioner. She is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

Relief for Sinus Sufferers: Dr. Roy Lewis, an otolaryngologist, will present “Relief for Sinus Sufferers” 3-4:30 p.m. May 7 in Community Rooms A and B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

Part of the hospital’s May Senior Circle, the program also will include a question-and-answer session.

For information or to register, call Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or

Cancer support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Cancer Support Group at 11:45 a.m. May 13 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


Senior softball tournament: The International Senior Softball Association’s Spring National Tournament will be held through May 4 at Bradford Park in Huntersville and Nevins Park in Charlotte. More than 30 teams from seven states are expected to compete.

Age divisions range from 50 to 80 and older. For information, contact Travis Dancy at or 704-987-3300.

AngelCare: Cornelius PARC will offer an AngelCare Parent’s Night Out for special needs children and their siblings 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 10 at JV Washam Recreation Center, 9611 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius.

The childcare evening is open to special needs children and their siblings ages 2-16. Cost is $5 residents, $10 others.

Registration is required by visiting or calling 704-892-6031.

Sailors with Special Needs: Sailors with Special Needs, a free event for all ages who have special needs due to cognitive or neurological disabilities, will be held noon to 3 p.m. May 17 at Blythe Landing Park, 15901 N.C. 73, Cornelius.

N.C. Community Sail Volunteers from North Carolina Community Sailing & Rowing will offer 30-60 minute navigational expeditions aboard Flying Scot sailboats. Immediate family members are welcome.

For information, contact or call 704-892-6031.

Senior pickleball tournament: Cornelius PARC will host a Senior Pickleball Tournament 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 31 at J.V. Washam Recreation Center, 9611 Westmoreland Road in Cornelius.

The tournament is open to players ages 50 and older. Divisions include Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles. Cost is $5 per person.

Pre-registration runs May 5-May 29 in the PARC office in Cornelius Town Hall. For information, call 704-892-6031, ext. 188 or visit

Compiled by Leigh Pressley 



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