Vegetable gardening: The Iredell County Cooperative Extension Service will lead a free beginner class on vegetable gardening 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 5 at the Mooresville Library. Intended for beginning vegetable gardeners, the class will walk participants through a successful season, from site selection to harvesting. The class is open to the public. To register call 704-873-0507.
Mock trial winners: A team from Mooresville High School's mock trial program brought home the Charlotte regional title in the High School Mock Trial Competition sponsored by N.C. Advocates for Justice recently. Coached by Mooresville lawyer Ronnie Crisco Jr. of Homesley & Wingo Law Group, team members are Brad Johnson, Julia Farrell, Allie Cairelli, Ryan Rocklein, Lane Farrell, Sara Rich, Tom Walker and Cale Mehaffey. They will compete in the state finals in Raleigh March 2-3.
Softball clinic: The Carolina Comets Gold 18-and-under softball team will host a one-day spring softball clinic 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3 at Lake Norman High School. Players of all ages are welcome. Instruction will cover pitching, catching, infield, outfield, hitting, base running and bunting. The cost is $20 per player through Friday and $25 after that. The rain date is 1-5 p.m. March 4.
Sign up online at MooresvilleRecreation.org or go by the Mooresville Recreation Department, 418 Carpenter Ave. Details: 704-663-7026.
Police vests: The town has received $3,100 from the Governor's Highway Safety Program and the N.C. League of Municipalities for new bullet-proof vests. The police department will use the money to buy five vests.