Havana Social Club, committed to bringing back the art of social dance, is expanding.
Besides the location on Kenton Place in Cornelius, it has partnered with The Club at Westport, a swim, tennis, fitness and social club in Denver.
Joshua Hurley, Havana's marketing director, said the club is bringing the professionalism of ballroom dancing to the west side of the lake. Now, he said, "It's possible to pursue professional swimming, tennis, fitness and dancing all in one place. We are also offering an extensive social calendar there."
Havana hosts parties for corporations, weddings, anniversaries and private groups. "Now we'll host parties on that side of the lake, too," Hurley said. It has activities for every age group, such as a "Dancing with the Stars" summer camp for kids.
Hurley said a gift certificate for dance lessons would be a great present for Valentine's Day: "You'll get in shape for the summer. It'll be beneficial to your health and be fun at the same time."
Table tennis or ping pong?
Reduce stress, get fit, make friends, learn skills or enhance the ones you have, and have fun playing table tennis, also known as ping pong.
Starting Wednesday, the Cornelius PARC Department will offer table tennis 6-8:30 p.m. at the Bailey Road Recreation Center. For ages 13 and up; the one-time annual fee is $5.
On this first Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m., instructors will teach the proper way to hold and use a table tennis paddle and the rules of the game.
Paddles and balls are available, or you can bring your own equipment.
For more information call 704-765-1450.
Want to learn to sew?
Starting Wednesday, the Cornelius PARC Department will offer an introductory sewing class from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Cornelius Art Center. In this class you'll learn what supplies you'll need and how to select patterns and appropriate fabrics.
Sewing machines will be provided in class, but you'll still need to purchase your supplies from a list provided at the first class.
Another class, "Sewing for Your Home," will be offered starting in June.
Town comprehensive plan
In March, the mayor and the Cornelius Board of Commissioners will begin to take a new look at where Cornelius is heading as a town. Areas of interest include land use, transportation, economics and quality of life. Officials hope for extensive community participation. So expect to hear more, and get ready to have lots of input.