Take the Winterland Express - or, on two days this week, the Santa Train - through Village Park and view nearly 100 trees decorated with lights and other displays. The Express costs $1 and runs 6-9 p.m. daily through Dec. 31, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Santa Train costs $2 and runs the same hours Tuesday and Wednesday this week only. It includes a visit with Santa and children's activities. Details: 704-920-4343.
Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to Huntersville Parks and Recreation to update play spaces at Bradford Park Playground.
Become a part of local history by donating a personalized laser-engraved brick for the new clock at Huntersville Town Center, home of the planned Discovery Place Kids. www.lakenormanrotary.com.
The town Board of Commissioners has canceled its meeting Monday and rescheduled it for 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at Town Hall, 21410 Catawba Ave.
Lake Norman's Rocky River Road Club invites cyclists of all abilities to its Polar Bear Ride Jan. 9. Ride the metric half-century or full-century route. Both start at Ingersoll-Rand on Beaty Street. www.RockyRiverRoadClub.org.
Top of the Lake Mooresville Rotary Club will host a Lake Norman Road Rally Jan. 30. To register or become a sponsor, visit www.lknroadrally.com.
The plan to permit golf carts on town roads is stalled while town officials research applicable insurance rules.
Businesses downtown and along N.C. 115 can use up to 25percent of their window space for permanent signs under new city regulations.
The Denver Lake Norman Rotary Club's Nov. 14 art and sports memorabilia auction raised about $10,000 for a planned Lincoln County park on Galway Lane, near Lincoln Charter School's high school.
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