School supply drive: Cornelius residents are invited to help the Cornelius Police Department Pack the Patrol Car with school supplies for the upcoming 2014- 2015 school year.
Donated school supplies may be dropped off 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 21 in the lobby of the Police Department at 21440 Catawba Ave.
Donated items will be delivered Aug. 22 to Cornelius Elementary, J.V. Washam Elementary, Bailey Middle and W.A. Hough High.
Recommended supplies include paper, pencils, pens, crayons, markers, highlighters, erasers, glue sticks, scissors, binders, pocket folders, hand sanitizer, tissues, back packs and lunch bags.
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For information, visit www.cornelius.org or call Betsy Shores at 704-892-1363.
World Hunger yard sale: World Hunger is collecting items for its annual Yard Sale on Sept. 27.
Items will be accepted 6-8 p.m. Fridays and noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays beginning Aug. 15 at Huntersville First Baptist Church, 119 Old Statesville Road.
In addition to donations, volunteers are needed to sort items. Students looking for community service projects are welcome to help. Proceeds from the 34-year event feed the hungry.
For information, call the church office at 704-875-3489 or Will Bates at 704-577-3471.
Youth safety day: George Pappas’ Victory Lanes will host Youth Safety Day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 16 at 125 Morlake Drive in Mooresville.
The event will include free bowling, youth league registration and safety demonstrations by the Mooresville Police Department, Mooresville Fire Department and Mooresville Rescue Squad.
For information, call 704-664-2695 or visit www.georgepappasvictorylanes.com
More movies: Bring your lawn chair or blanket and see the last movie of the 2014 Outdoor Cinema Series on Aug. 20 at Kenton Place in Cornelius. The free movie “Grown Ups 2” will begin at dusk, about 8:30 p.m., and be shown on an inflatable blimp screen. Refreshments will be sold. To check for cancellation for bad weather, call PARC’s Weather Hotline at 704-896-2460, ext. 290.
Oyster and Shrimp Fest: The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists will hold the Sixth Annual Wildlife Oyster & Shrimp Fest 6-10 p.m. Sept. 20 at the new Langtree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road at Exit 31 off Interstate 77.
Guests can tour the newly opened waterfront development and enjoy dancing and a feast of oysters, seafood and barbecue catered by Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman. A silent auction will feature items including a fishing getaway, NASCAR driver for a day experience, golf outings and more.
Tickets are $50 each. Admission is free for children 12 and younger. For information or advance reservations, visit www.lakenormanwildlife.org or call 704-675-2011. Ticket sales close Sept. 16.
Visit organic farm: WOW – World of Wonder will sponsor a free nature outing and organic farm visit 10-11 a.m. Aug. 9 at Davidson College Farm.
The free nature discovery program for children and families will focus on “What Do Wildcats Eat?” Co-sponsored by Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery, the program also offers a chance to dig, plant, weed and pick vegetables for college student meals.
Ages 4 and older and their families are welcome. Closed-toe shoes and sunscreen are recommended. No strollers or dogs are allowed.
Registration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help for picky eaters: Brain Balance will offer a free workshop, “Picky Eater, Problem Feeder,” 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 12.
Educators, parents and child development and healthcare professionals are welcome. Topics include picky eating, high gag response and feeding difficulties in children, along with ideas on how to improve them.
Brain Balance is located at 20601 Torrence Chapel Road, Suite 104, Cornelius. To register, visit www.brainbalancecenters.com or call 704-655-1334.
Blues & Burritos: The 14th annual Blues & Burritos will be held 6-10 p.m. Sept. 19 on the front lawn of the Homesley & Wingo Law Group office in the historic Isaac Harris House, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville.
The Part-Time Blues Band will be the featured entertainer, along with special guests Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen, Max Drake and Shelia Carlisle. Complimentary beverages will be provided by New Belgium Brewing Company, brewer of Fat Tire. Tequila’s Mexican Grill of Mooresville will offer a limited supply of burritos.
Main Street will be closed in front of the law office to accommodate the crowd. There is no admission fee. Donations will be accepted for the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists and HealthReach Community Clinic. www.lakenormanlaw.com.
Tony winner coming to Cornelius: “Red,” a play that explores master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko, will be performed 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 14-23 at The Warehouse PAC, 9216-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius.
The play follows Rothko as he lands a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons and how the challenging work reveals his own ambition and vulnerability. Cast members include local musical theater actor Kevin Roberge and Austin Larkin, a graduate of the Cannon School.
Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students, seniors and groups. www.warehousepac.com, 704-619-0429.
Moncreiff featured at gallery: Mooresville Arts will feature the work of Barb Moncreiff through Aug. 29 in Galleries One and Two of the Depot Gallery on the corner of Center and Main in downtown Mooresville. A landscape artist, Moncreiff uses watercolor, oil and acrylic media. www.MAG.org, 704-663-6661.
Golf fundraiser: The Hinds’ Feet Farm Golf Classic will be held Sept. 14-15 at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville. The tournament was previously the Davey Allison Memorial Golf Classic.
Volunteers are needed at the pre-tournament dinner Sept. 14 at Northstone Country Club and during the tournament Sept. 15. To volunteer, contact Heather Denney at Hinds’ Feet Farm at 704-992-1424 or email@example.com.
Introjection exhibit: “Introjection,” a new exhibit by local artist Adam McGalliard, will be on display through Aug. 15 at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St.
A collection of old and new work, the exhibit explores the relationship between the internal and external human experiences. Projected layers add depth to traditional portraits, revealing something hidden or masking an individual like a veil. 704-896-8823, www.cornelius.org.
Library programs: The Cornelius Public Library, 21105 Catawba Ave., will sponsor several programs this summer.
All events are free and open to the public. For information, call 704-416-3800. The schedule includes:
Baby Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Mondays for ages 0-17 months.
Tiny Tots Storytime: 11:30 a.m. Mondays for ages 18-23.
Two-Time Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 24-35 months.
Preschool Storytime: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 3-5.
Davidson library events: The Davidson Public Library at 119 S. Main St. will offer several ongoing and special programs this summer. The lineup includes:
Preschool Storytime: 10:15-10:45 a.m. Fridays for ages 3-5.
Toddler Storytime: 11-11:30 a.m. Fridays for ages 18-35 months.
Save a Life Golf Classic: The Save A Life Group will hold the first Save A Life Golf Classic Oct. 6 at Trump National Charlotte. Proceeds benefit LifeShare of the Carolinas. NASCAR legend Bobby Allison will serve as honorary host. Save A Life works to build awareness of organ donation and boost registration of organ donors in the United States. The vision for the Save A Life Golf Classic was founded by beneficiary and LifeShare of the Carolinas advocate Gary Simmons. A Davidson resident and Vietnam veteran, Simmons received a liver transplant in early 2013 and is now “paying it forward” through the establishment of the Save A Life Group. www.SaveALifeGolfClassic.org.
Cancer support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Cancer Support Group at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 12 in Community Rooms A and B. The group meets the second Tuesday of every month. Open to everyone, the group provides education and support to cancer survivors and their families. A free lunch is served. For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or Mitzie.McCurdy@hma.com.
Wig bank open: The Women’s Wellness Boutique Wig Bank at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center is providing free wigs for women undergoing cancer treatment. New and gently used wigs, scarves, hats, turbans and comfort pillows are available to those in need. All wigs are cleaned and styled by Stylin’aires, a nonprofit group of Empire Beauty School graduates.
Appointments are required. To make an appointment or arrange a donation, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or Mitzie.McCurdy@hma.com.
Ghost walk in Davidson: Ghost Walk of Davidson is offered at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and at 7 p.m. Saturdays on an ongoing basis. Tours leave from The Soda Shop, 104 S. Main St., Davidson. The guided walking tour features local history, ghost stories and area haunts as participants stroll past quaint shops in turn-of-the-century buildings and through the historic Davidson College campus. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 children ages 8-12 and free for children younger than 7. For information, call 704-928-5452, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ghostwalknc.com.
Schafer earns award: Linda Schafer of Lake Norman Realty recently earned the 2014 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award.
The Five Star Award recognizes quality service to clients and is presented to real estate agents in more than 45 markets in the United States and Canada.
Schafer, who joined the industry in 1999, is consistently a top producer with Lake Norman Realty. This is the fifth consecutive year she has been named a Five Star winner.
New management: Steve Miller is the new manager at the Business Center at South Main Square in Davidson. Miller, a former insurance executive, business owner and entrepreneur, has more than 15 years of management experience.
The center at 442 S. Main St. offers small business owners facilities and tools to do business in the heart of Davidson. A variety of meeting rooms are available, along with a three-location video conferencing center, wireless Internet, presentation boards, an onsite kitchen and rooms for smaller groups.
For information, call 704-897-8341 or email email@example.com.
Open house: North Mecklenburg Animal Hospital will hold an open house from 2-5 p.m. Sept. 7 featuring festivities, food, and tours of the renovated facility. During the event, you can have your picture taken with your pet, you’ll have a chance to win goodie baskets, and each family will get a goodie bag. Also, to help raise funds for the hospital’s HEAL Fund, line-up for the Dunk-a-Doctor booth. The HEAL Fund helps to pay for pet’s emergency surgery for owners who may not be able to pay.
Market adds new day: The Huntersville Growers’ Market recently added a new day of business 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays. The market remains open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays.
The Huntersville Growers’ Market is at 103 Maxwell St. in Huntersville.
Broker-in-charge: Eric Taylor was recently named the new Denver branch office broker-in-charge for Lake Norman Realty.
Licensed by the N.C. Real Estate Commission since 2007, Taylor has earned honors such as Rookie of the Year in 2007. He also participated in a $7.5 million residential real estate deal in Denver in September 2012, one of the largest residential transactions in the area’s history.
Prior to joining the real estate industry, Taylor was a U.S. Marine sergeant and served five years with the National Security Agency. He also worked in his family’s custom home building company.
Taylor studied at SUNY Morrisville, N.C. State University and George Mason University. He and his wife, Stephanie, and their two children, live in Denver.
Auditions: Community School of Davidson is seeking energetic, committed and talented students for its upcoming production of “In the Heights.”
Auditions will be held 6-9 p.m. Aug. 27 and 4-9 p.m. Aug. 29 at Community School of Davidson’s ArtSpace, 404 Armour St. in Davidson. Callbacks will be held by invitation on Aug. 29.
High school students and those with no more than one year out of high school are eligible. Students of all nationalities are encouraged to participate. Students should prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre, pop or Latin-based song. Those interested in the role of Usnavi should also plan to rap. An accompanist will be provided.
“In the Heights’ is a Tony Award-winning musical about life in Washington Heights, a tight-knit community in New York City. Usnavi, a shop owner who dreams of returning to his native Dominican Republic, and his childhood friend, Nina, are the central characters.
For information on audition requirements, contact director Melissa Ohlman-Roberge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oil painting workshop: Mooresville Arts will sponsor a “Mastering the Elements” oil painting workshop with Harold Frontz Oct. 18-19 at The Depot Gallery on the corner of Main and Center in downtown Mooresville. Painters of all levels are welcome.
Students will learn step-by-step painting techniques for common elements in landscapes and may practice in the studios or outside during the workshop.
Cost is $100. For reservations, contact Linda Reville at email@example.com or call 714-940-1704 or The Depot at 704-663-6661.
Fitness classes: Cornelius PARC will offer several new fitness classes beginning in the fall.
Programs include the Couch-to-5K Running Plan on Monday and Wednesday beginning Aug. 18; Boot Camp on Monday and Wednesday beginning Aug. 18 or Tuesday and Thursday beginning Aug. 19; Senior Fit Club on Tuesday and Thursday beginning Aug. 19; Tai Chi beginning Aug. 28 and Stand Up Paddleboarding with dates in August and September.
For information, contact Cornelius PARC at 704-892-6031, ext. 160 or visit www.cornelius.org/parc.
Flag football registration: Cornelius-Huntersville youth are invited to register for NFL Youth Flag Football, a noncontact, co-ed program for boys and girls ages 4-14.
Registration runs through Aug. 24 at www.cornelius.org/parc and at Cornelius Town Hall and the Huntersville Parks & Recreation office. Cost for residents is $45 for ages 4-5 and $65 for ages 6-7, 8-10 and 11-14. Non-residents pay an additional $10 fee.
Practices and games begin in September. All participants will receive a reversible NFL replica jersey.
For more information, contact the Cornelius PARC Department at 704-892-6031, ext. 161 or the Huntersville Parks & Recreation Department at 704-766-2220 or visit www.cornelius.org/parc or www.huntersville.org.
Special needs recreation: The town of Huntersville is offering several special needs activities in August and September.
A Painting Party for ages 16 and older will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Old Huntersville Police Station, 102 Gilead Road, Huntersville. Cost is $5 residents, $10 others.
Sailors with Special Needs will be held noon-3 p.m. Sept. 6 with North Carolina Community Sailing and Rowing at Blythe Landing Park, 15901 N.C. 73, Cornelius. Individuals of all ages who have special needs due to cognitive or neurological disabilities can participate in 30-minute to one-hour sailing trips. Cost is free for residents, $5 for others.
Challenger Flag Football and Spirit Squad is open to ages 5-17 and runs 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 14-Nov. 2 at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road, Cornelius.
Sponsored by the Carolina Panthers, this free program works to improve physical abilities, confidence levels and social skills through cheerleading and football. To register or for information, visit www.cornelius.org/parc or call 704-892-6031, ext. 162.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley