Owner Eddie Ellis opened Easy Riders of Mecklenburg in 2000. In 2003 he changed the name of the store to Easy Eddie's Motorcycle Service.
Ellis added a lounge in 2004 so fellow bikers could have a place to hang out. That has made Easy Eddie's a great riding destination.
On Christmas Eve, bikers can enjoy a free buffet 1-4 p.m. The kitchen will close at 4 p.m., but the bar will stay open until Santa returns.
On New Year's Eve, bikers can ring in 2010 with a steak dinner and party 5-9 p.m. The Pussh Band will play, and there will be a midnight toast and breakfast. Cost is $25 per couple.
For more information about Easy Eddie's and coming events, visit www.easy eddiesmc.com or call 704-875-2501.
Holiday break fun for kids
Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics will host a Holiday Tri-Camp for ages 6-14. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, kids will learn about triathlons by participating in games and activities.
Participants must be able to swim and ride a bicycle and will need to bring a water bottle and lunch. Daily snacks will be provided.
For more information contact Kathy Goody at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children in third through sixth grades can join a three-day sports camp 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday or Dec. 28-30. Camps will be active, with aquatic and sports-related activities.
Space is limited. Contact Anna Kirkland at akirkland@ huntersville.org .
Cost for either the Tri-Camp or the Sports Camp is $119 for members and $144 for nonmembers.
For more information about HFFA and programs for kids over the holiday break, visit www.hffa.com or call 704-766-2240.
Martial arts camp
The America Taekwondo Association of Lake Norman will host a Winter Camp for ages 6-12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.
Campers will learn and practice martial arts techniques, such as jumping and kicking, through games, board breaking and other fun, active exercises.
For more information visit www.atalakenorman.com.
I am proud of my mom. She conquered her fear of flying so she and my dad could travel halfway around the world to spend Christmas with us this year. It was a monumental feat.
We are grateful and feel incredibly blessed. It is, by far, the best gift ever to spend Christmas together as a family.
Wishing all readers a fantastic Christmas. May it be very merry.