The Mooresville Jazzercise and owner Carla Belding sponsored a food drive recently for the Mooresville Soup Kitchen and a coat drive for Mooresville Christian Mission.
Jazzercise customers also brought unwrapped toys for Mooresville Christian Mission to a Jazzercise holiday get-together at The Wine Loft in Mooresville. Belding also collects pink Yoplait "Save Lids Save Lives" at the Jazzercise studio, in the lower level of Brawley Commons shopping center, at Brawley School and Williamson roads. The collection benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer research foundation.
Details: 704-235-8182; mooresvillejazz.com.
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The Mooresville Board of Commissioners approved a request last week by Southern Ridez LLC to sell autos at 2869 Charlotte Highway.
Nu-Way Shoe Shop is featured on the 2009 Downtown Statesville Christmas ornament.
The $7 ornament is available at gg's (formerly Frame Gallery), 110 W. Broad St.; Express Yourself Stationery & Gifts, 111 E. Water St.; Westmoreland Antiques and Collectibles, 117 S. Center St.; Sub Express, 126 W. Broad St.; Broad Street Gallery, 107 E. Broad St.; and Nu-Way Shoe Shop, 114 E. Broad St.
Lake Norman area
All four Lake Norman Realty offices - in Mooresville, Cornelius, Denver and Statesville - are collection sites for new, unwrapped toys to benefit the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots program.
Lake Norman Realty has participated for 13 years. Details: 704-892-9673.
Lake Norman Chrysler Jeep Dodge is collecting nonperishable food items for the Loaves & Fishes food pantry at Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson.
Drop off donated items at the dealership, Interstate 77 Exit 28, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and noon-6 p.m. Sundays.
The dealership collected items for homeless pets the first two weeks of December.
Owner Kristin Frankel will host an open house Jan. 2 for her new KaDi Fit dance and fitness studio, Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Unit 6.
Classes include Kardio Dance, Boga Fit, Pilates, Zumba, Retro Kardio, Zumba Kids and Hip Hop Kids. Personal fitness training is also offered. Details: 704-577-1283; www.kadifit.com.
Owner Trudi Zangardi has opened Lake Norman Cottage, a wine shop that also offers gifts and gourmet foods, beside North Harbor Café off Interstate 77 Exit 30.
Zangardi, who lives in Mooresville, opened the shop in late October after 23 years in banking.
The wines come from across the United States and rest of the world and sell for $9 to $150, she said.
Lake Norman Cottage hosts wine tasting dinners from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays for $20 per person.
"We always start with the house special, the baked brie," Zangardi said. The Dec. 4 dinner also included mini-crab cakes with saffron vinaigrette, shrimp with orzo, and chocolate-covered strawberries.
Lake Norman Cottage also offers $10 wine flights, consisting of five 2-ounce samples of wines, and wine picnic baskets for a day on the lake that include wine, cheese, fruit, utensils and glasses.
200G North Harbor Place; 704-237-3629; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays; www.lakenormancottage.com.
Z.L. Metz Homes is collecting unwrapped new toys for Toys for Tots through 5 p.m. Monday at its model home on Mallory Baches Drive in Vermillion.