Kiwanis donates Thanksgiving meals: Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lake Norman assembled 75 Thanksgiving meals for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Huntersville on Nov. 23.
Club members delivered an additional 85 turkeys on Nov. 24 to the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson.
Many friends and family donated to the cause, and Publix contributed with donations and the use of its Gilead Road store.
Community chorus performs: The East Lincoln Community Chorus will present “All I Want for Christmas,” a free family concert, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 and 2 p.m. Dec. 12 at Denver United Methodist Church on N.C. 16 North in Denver.
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The show will feature favorite holiday songs and carols, along with a visit from Santa Claus. Donations will be accepted to help underwrite productions of East Lincoln Community Chorus, a nonprofit organization.
For information, call Pam Gay at 704-822-9352.
Tree lot: The town of Cornelius, the Cornelius-Lemley Volunteer Fire Department and the Cornelius Police Department are selling Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the Cornelius 9/11 Monument, which will be at Cornelius Fire Station 1 and include a damaged beam from New York’s World Trade Center.
The tree lot is at the corner of Catawba Avenue and Main Street, next to Town Hall. Hours are 4-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Santa’s mailbox: The Cornelius Arts Center has a direct line to Santa’s Workshop at the North Pole. Children who would like to send Santa a Christmas wish list can drop them off at the center, 19725 Oak St.
Letters for Santa will be accepted through Dec. 11. To receive a response from Santa, be sure to include a self-addressed and stamped envelope.
For details, visit www.cornelius.org/parc or call 704-892-6031.
\‘Christmas Belles’ takes the stage: Davidson Community Players will present “Christmas Belles” through Dec. 20 at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.
The show features three sisters, a surly Santa, family secrets, sibling squabbles, gaudy Christmas sweaters and a Christmas pageant.
Show times are 8 p.m. Dec. 10-12, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 8 p.m. Dec. 17-19, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 20.
Advance tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors, $12 students.
To purchase a ticket, call the box office at 704-892-7953 or visit www.davidsoncommunityplayers.org.
Ornaments available: This year’s Christmas in Davidson ornament made by Davidson artists Alice Garbrick and Kathy Feezor of Davidson Watercolor are now available for sale.
The white porcelain ornament features a “Christmas in Davidson” horse-drawn carriage on Main Street in front of Summit Coffee and Main Street Books. Ornaments are $12 and are available at Main Street Books, The Village Store and The Soda Shop or from Davidson Watercolor via email at DavidsonWatercolor@bellsouth.net.
For information, visit www.christmasindavidson.com.
Library programs: The Cornelius Public Library will hold several upcoming programs.
Ongoing programs include:
Baby Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Mondays for ages 0-17 months. Registration is required.
Bilingual Storytime: 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays for children ages 3-5 who speak English as a second language.
Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 18-35 months. Registration is required.
Preschool Storytime: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 3-5. Registration is required.
Connections that Count: 10 a.m. Thursdays for children to age 5. This story time is in Spanish and features stories, music and activities.
Preteen and teen programs include:
Learn, Connect, Play/Video Gaming: 5 p.m. Tuesdays. Play games on the Wii U while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills.
Adult programs include:
English Conversation Group for Spanish Speakers: 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Spanish Conversation Group for English Speakers: 10 a.m. Fridays.
Health insurance options: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will sponsor a program on health insurance options at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Mooresville Health Department.
The program will address the Health Insurance Marketplace and how to sign up for insurance coverage.
As part of the Affordable Care Act, most U.S. citizens were required to have health insurance beginning in 2014. Since the passage of the ACA five years ago, about 16.4 million uninsured people have gained health coverage. Approximately 30 million Americans remain uninsured.
Blood drive: An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held 2-6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 in Community Rooms A and B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
The public is encouraged to donate. Valid photo ID is required.
For information or to register, visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Reflexology clinic opens: Panteleimon Reflexology recently opened at 125 E. Plaza Drive, Suite 117 in Mooresville.
Reflexologist Katie Lynne Watkins offers a non-invasive wellness program that uses alternating pressure on reflexes in the hands or feet to treat chronic pain, prevent disease, improve circulation and induce deep relaxation. Watkins is a certified reflexologist and member of the North Carolina Reflexology Association.
Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For information, call 704-818-7343 or visit http://ghfwatkins.wix.com/panteleimon.
Toys for Tots: Lake Norman Realty will serve as a drop-off site for Toys for Tots again this holiday season. This is the 19th year the real estate company has helped the nonprofit community serve needy children in the community.
Last year, Lake Norman Realty offices collected more than 1,000 donated toys.
To help, bring a new, unwrapped toy to any of Lake Norman Realty’s five office locations in Cornelius, Davidson, Denver, Mooresville or Statesville by Dec. 18. Donated toys will be distributed as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community.
For hours and addresses, visit www.LakeNormanRealty.com or www.toysfortots.org.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley