Cotton Ketchie Award: Mooresville artist Cotton Ketchie recently selected the painting “Oh, to be back in Beynac” by Asheville artist Ann Vasilik for the Cotton Ketchie Award at the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 70th juried exhibit.
The exhibit is on display through Nov. 25 at the Mooresville Arts Depot in downtown Mooresville. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is free.
Guitar concert: Joe Pecoraro, assistant professor of guitar at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, will perform in the next Trinity Artist Series concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 1 in the sanctuary of Trinity Episcopal Church in Statesville.
Pecoraro will present “Noah’s Ark – Good Things Come in Pairs,” which features a diverse program of solo works ranging from the 16th century through the 21st century and includes works by Rodrigo, Weiss and other noted composers.
Pecoraro is a highly accomplished concert and recording artist, teacher and author. He performs internationally, including concerts at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students, and are available at the door.
Community blood drive: A Denver Community Blood Drive sponsored by the American Red Cross will be held 2:30-7 p.m. Nov. 4 at St. Peter-By-The-Lake Episcopal Church, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver.
To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “ST PETER.”
For information, call Jeanne Hawkins at 704-483-1684.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie”: The Connie Company, a youth division of Davidson Community Players, will present “Thoroughly Modern Millie” Nov. 6-15 at the Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.
“Thoroughly Modern Millie” follows a young woman who moves from a small town to New York City during the roaring ’20s.
Shows are 7 p.m. Nov. 6, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 7-8, 7 p.m. Nov. 13, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 14-15. The 70-minute show is appropriate for children.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door and are available through the Box Office at 704-892-7953 or www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org.
Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival: The 19th Rural Hill Sheepdog Trials and Dog Festival will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 7-8 at Historic Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road, Huntersville.
The fun-filled event features the United States Border Collie Handlers’ Association, Carolina Dock Dogs, the Greater Charlotte Shetland Sheepdog Club and more. Leashed pets are welcome.
North Carolina beer and wine will be available, along with heritage breed livestock displays, open trails, antique tractor exhibits, historic craft and cooking demos, food vendors, shopping, living history demonstrations, pumpkin toss, corn launches and kids’ activities.
Admission is $11 for ages 13 and older, $7.50 for children ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. For advance tickets, visit www.ruralhill.net.
Financial crimes program: The Huntersville Police Department will host a Financial Crimes Workshop for the public 7-9 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Police Department, 9630 Julian Clark Ave., Huntersville.
Topics will include identity theft, Internet crimes and ways to prevent becoming a victim.
For information, call Detective John Randazzo or Detective Rick Rojas at 704-464-5400.
Veterans Day program: The town of Cornelius and American Legion Post 86 will host a Veterans Day Program at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at the Cornelius Veterans Monument at Rotary Plaza and the Cornelius Town Hall lawn. Military veterans and those currently serving in the Armed Forces will be honored.
American Legion Post 86 Commander Mike Puckett will lead the ceremony featuring Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis, a 21-gun salute by the American Legion Post 86 and patriotic songs by the W.A. Hough High School Concert Choir.
For information, callt the Cornelius PARC Department at 704-892-6031 extension 160 or visit www.cornelius.org/parc. In the event of inclement weather, please call weather hotline at 704-896-2460 extension 290.
Comic tragedy takes the stage: The Warehouse Performing Arts Center will present “An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf” at 8 p.m. Nov. 6-8, Nov. 13-14 and Nov. 19-21 and 2 p.m. Nov. 15. The Performing Arts Center is located at 9216-A Westmoreland Road in Cornelius.
Directred by Jim Esposito, the play features Pam Coffman, Stephanie DiPaolo, Jim Esposito, Phil Robertson, Dominic Weaver and Brian Willard.
Tickets are $20 adults, $15 seniors and students through the Box Office at 704-619-6429.
Covekeepers meet: The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Road in Stanley.
Tom Dyson of the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service and Rick Ross of the Organic Footprint Lawn and Garden Center will discuss how to have a healthy lawn and garden with minimal negative impact on water quality and the environment.
For information, call Ben Benoit at 704-489-6249.
Watercolor exhibit: Mooresville Arts will present the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 70th annual exhibit through Nov. 25 at The Depot in downtown Mooresville.
Exhibit hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free, and groups are welcome.
Light Up Cornelius: The Fourth Annual Light Up Cornelius will be held 4-6 p.m. Nov. 28 on the Town Hall lawn.
Festivities include the town tree lighting, a visit from Santa, carriage rides, entertainment, arts and crafts and the ACSG Carolinas Division Super 8 train display. The tree lighting ceremony will be held 5:30 p.m.
For information, call the Cornelius PARC Department at 704-892-6031 ext. 160, or visit www.cornelius.org/parc. For inclement weather hotline, call 704-896-2460, ext. 290.
Safe a Life Golf Classic: The Save A Life Group recently donated $38,500 to Life Share of the Carolinas from its recent Save A Life Golf Classic fundraiser at Trump National Charlotte.
Funds will be used by LifeShare to help increase awareness about organ donation. The Save A Life Group was founded by Gary Simmons, a liver donation recipient. Bobby Allison served as Honorary Chair.
In two years, the nonprofit organization has raised $67,500 to benefit LifeShare of the Carolinas. For information, visit www.SaveALifeGroup.org or www.lifesharecarolinas.org.
Senior Circle holiday program: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host its annual Senior Circle Holiday Social 3-4:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in Community Rooms A and B. Refreshments, games, prizes and entertainment by singer Nancy McGimsey will be included.
Senior Circle is devoted to the health and wellness of seniors. Meetings are held 3-4:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month in Community Rooms A and B. For information, visit www.seniorcircle.com or contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or mitzie.mccurdy@LNRMC.com.
Stroke support group: The monthly Stroke Support Group sponsored by Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will meet 1:30-3 p.m. Nov. 5 at the War Memorial building, 220 N. Maple St., Mooresville.
The free program offers education and support to stroke victims and their families. For information, visit www.seniorcircle.com or contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or mitzie.mccurdy@LNRMC.com.
Cancer support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Support Group will meet 11:45 a.m. Nov. 10 in Community Rooms A and B.
Open to everyone with no required registration, the group provides education and support to cancer survivors and their families. A free lunch is included.
For information, visit www.seniorcircle.com or contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or mitzie.mccurdy@LNRMC.com.
Elbow pain seminar: Dr. Rodney Stanley, an orthopedic surgeon, will present “Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Elbow Pain” at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in Community Rooms A and B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
Orthopedic Nurse Navigator Jaycee Dedmon will answer questions about pre-op and post-op procedures. A question-and-answer session will follow.
For information or reservations, call 888-995-6762.
CPR training: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host the American Heart Association’s Heartsaver CPR training 6-10 p.m. Nov. 19 in Community Room B.
Open to the public, the course costs $50 including a training book. Heartsaver CPR teaches basic skills in recognizing and treating life threatening emergencies such as cardiac arrest and choking for adult, child and infant victims. Participants will learn to recognize warning signs of heart attacks and strokes in adults and breathing difficulties in children.
For information or to make a reservation, call 888-995-6762.
New adult programs: Huntersville Parks and Recreation will offer several new adult recreation programs this fall. The schedule includes:
Do It Yourself Workshops: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 3, Huntersville Arts & Cultural Center. Projects include pallet board signs, mason jar/wine bottle vases, wreaths and more. Cost is $30 residents, $35 others, including materials.
B Music Youth: Held Fridays and Saturdays for children 3-13 with piano and/or drum education in basic theory, reading music, writing music and performing. For times and locations, visit www.huntersville.org or email Lindsay Small at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gym Sport: 12:30-1:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 3-24, Robert B. Blythe Building. Open to ages 2-5, this program utilizes sports and gymnastics to develop children’s motor skills. Cost is $30 residents, $35 ohters for the four-week class.
Mind Makeover workshop: Edie Raether, a motivation, behavior and performance expert, will present a Mind Makeover workshop called “Getting Unstuck – Getting What You Want” 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Springhill Suites by Marriott, 121 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville.
Raether is a brain trainer and change strategist, an international speaker, corporate trainer, coach and author. She will help participants develop a plan to reduce stress and stop self-sabotage, overcome fears, anxieties, worries and negative thinking; gain confidence, manage time and energy, create joy and attract abundance, prosperity and rewarding relationships.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and include lunch. To register, call Christine at 704-658-3076.
Destination Business: Jon Schallert, a nationally known Destination Business Expert, will present a business improvement session, “Increasing Sales & Profits as a Destination Business,” 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Statesville Civic Center, 300 S. Center St., Statesville.
Schallert’s workshops teach independent business owners how to turn their businesses into consumer “destinations” that attract customers from many miles away and past competitors. Business owners also learn how to get local consumers to spend more locally and how to stop retail leakage. The Destination Business process that Schallert teaches also helps professionals such as doctors and lawyers, service businesses such as carpet cleaners and mortgage finance firms, and non-profits trying to raise money for a good cause.
Schallert has worked with independent business owners since 1983 and has contributed his strategies to national publications such as the “Wall Street Journal,” “Washington Post” and “Entrepreneur” magazine. He speaks and consults with thousands of entrepreneurs annually.
Cost of the seminar is $130 per person. Statesville business owners located within the city limits may attend at a discounted rate of $40 per person.
Registration is required. For details, contact Downtown Statesville Development Corp. at 704-878-3436 or email email@example.com. To learn more about Schallert, visit www.JonSchallert.com.
Publisher speaks: Judy Smith, a motivational speaker and owner/publisher of Sophie Woman’s Magazine, will speak at the next Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber Professional Women’s Network meeting 8-9:30 a.m. Nov. 5 at Springhill Suites, 121 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville.
Breakfast will be provided by Springhill Suites and Subway at 8 a.m., followed by self-introductions at 8:20 a.m. and the program at 8:40 a.m.
Smith will speak on “Black or White...Yes or No...What is the Choice?” Married with five children and nine grandchildren, Smith is a cancer survivor who believes a positive outlook and a belief in God are crucial to navigate the world with courage and hope.
The meeting is open to all women. Cost is $5 cash at the door. Participants should bring business cards or literature to distribute to prospective clients.
To RSVP, contact Sylvia at 704-664-3898 or sls@mooresvilleNC.org.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley