The North Mecklenburg-Cabarrus Council of Neighborhoods has formed to address environmental, public health, safety and governmental issues.
Participating communities include Arbor Creek, Eastfield Meadows, Highland Commons, Highland Creek, Skybrook, Quail Ridge and Winding Walk. The council's Web site is www.nmccn.org.
The association is interested in residents' opinions about the Charlotte City Council's proposed annexation of portions of Highland Creek that now are part of Cabarrus County. Reach the council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Charlotte City Council plans to hold public information sessions on the issue in September and a public hearing in October.
Bradfield Farms will sponsor Summer Blast, a neighborhood celebration featuring live music by The Fabulous Kays, today at the Reedy Creek pool.
Food, games, pony rides, a moon bounce and other family activities will begin at 3 p.m. Live music will be performed from 6 to 9 p.m.
Bradfield Farms residents are encouraged to make suggestions regarding changes and updates to the community's Homeowners' Handbook. Make suggestions to any board member.
A meeting to address concerns will be 7 p.m. Thursday at the Peacock Lane clubhouse.
Bradfield Farms has extended its swim season to Sept. 14. When school is in session, the Reedy Creek pool will be open 1-8 p.m. weekdays; the Peacock Lane pool will be closed weekdays. Both pools operate under regular hours on weekends.
Buckleigh's second annual Community Block Party will be Sept. 13. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate it.
To help, e-mail the social committee through the community Web site at www .buckleighhomeowners.com.
Davis Lake Community Association will sponsor several social events this month:
Tuesday: Story Time Cruise for children aboard Queen's Landing on Lake Norman. Participants should meet at the clubhouse to depart for Mooresville at 7:55 a.m. The cruise tours the lake with stories and cookies for children from 9 to 10 a.m. Cost is $5 children 12 and younger, $7.50 adults. To RSVP, contact email@example.com.
Wednesday: Movie Night for ages 13 and older includes a movie, games, pizza and snacks. Cost is $1 residents, $3 guests. RSVP by Monday at the clubhouse; call 704-596-6958 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday: Spruce up the Davis Lake tennis courts and surrounding area 9 to 11:30 a.m. Pizza and drinks afterward. All ages welcome.
Saturday: Adult Salsa Social, 8:30 to 11 p.m. at the pool. Light snacks; guest instructors will teach a group salsa dance lesson. BYOB; no glass permitted. To RSVP, e-mail club@ davislake.org.
Students who live in Davis Lake are invited to the community's School's Cool Bash from 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 29 at the pool.
Games, limbo and a dive-in movie are planned. Pizza, snow cones and popcorn will be sold. No RSVP is required.
Volunteers are needed to help; contact community director Anna Glodowski at email@example.com.
Davis Lake hopes to resurrect its women's tennis program. To help, call Mitzie Black at 704-599-2004 or Isabelle Greismeyer at 704-494-4185.
The 2008 Mallard Trace directory is now available on the community's Web site, www.mallardtrace.org. The PDF file requires a user name and password.
Ravenwood will hold its next neighborhood meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Hickory Grove Recreation Center, 6709 Pence Road, inside Hickory Grove Elementary School.
All Ravenwood residents are welcome.
Winchester recently recognized its Yard of the Month for August. The winning home is at 3915 Armitage Drive.
The next Winchester board meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in the pool meeting room.
The 2008 Winchester Adult and Youth Sprint Triathalon will be Saturday. For a course diagram or registration information, visit www.winchesterwatch .com.