Texting capability: The Cornelius 911 Center recently added a text-to-911 capability as part of a national initiative to modernize the 911 emergency call system.
Cornelius residents and visitors and Davidson College students and faculty who have Verizon, Sprint or AT&T Wireless can now send a text message to 911 for emergency help when unable to make a 911 voice call.
The service is only available when a caller’s cell phone is in close proximity to a cell tower in Cornelius or on the Davidson College campus. Other 911 Centers that have not implemented the service would not be able to receive the text and may cause an immediate “bounce back” message telling customers to call 911 by voice.
The service is intended for callers who are hearing or voice impaired or who would put themselves in danger by speaking out loud during a home invasion, abduction, domestic violence situation or active shooter scenario.
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Customers who use the text-to-911 service should provide location information and the nature of the emergency in the first text message. Texts are limited to 160 characters.
For non-emergency situations, call 704-892-7773.
Program on excavated mosaics: UNC Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness will discuss her recent excavations of unusual mosaics found in Huqoq, Israel in a program 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Tyler Tallman Hall in the Sloan Music Center at Davidson College.
Magness is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism at UNC Chapel Hill. She has participated in 20 different excavations in Israel and Greece. www.davidson.edu.
Craft sale: The Volunteer Auxiliary of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a two-day Village Craft Sale 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 17 and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 in Community Rooms A and B.
The sale features home-crafted items made by Auxiliary members and friends. Areas will include a general store-style shop, hand-designed jewelry, hand-knitted and hand-sewn items, baked goods, donated items, note cards and stationery and a Christmas village shop. Proceeds benefit the group’s scholarship program and community charities.
For information, call 704-660-4112 or see a volunteer at the front desk of the hospital’s Visitor Entrance.
Lake Norman history: Chuck McShane, author of “A History of Lake Norman: Fish Camps to Ferraris,” will discuss his work at several upcoming book signings.
A journalist and historian, McShane traces the triumphs and troubles of Lake Norman from the region’s colonial beginnings to its modern incarnation.
He will speak at 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive in Charlotte and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 8 at Davis General Store, 8940 Old Statesville Road in Charlotte. www.historypress.net.
Ragtime music: Music @ St. Alban’s will present “It’s Ragtime” featuring pianist Ethan Uslan at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane in Davidson.
An award-winning pianist from Charlotte, Uslan performs with passion, humor, virtuosity and a deep love for America’s rich musical heritage. Uslan is a two-time winner of the Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and has performed on “A Prairie Home Companion.”
A Meet the Artist wine and hors d’oeuvres reception will follow the concert.
Tickets are $15 adults, $10 seniors and free for children 12 and younger. To reserve tickets, call 704-941-0650.
Safety education: The town of Mooresville will offer radKIDS classes this fall at the Mooresville Cultural & Recreation Department at the Talbert Recreation Center.
Topics of the child safety courses include bullying prevention, predator tricks, physical resistance strategies against abduction, Internet safety, and personal space safety at home, school and the community.
Ages 5-7 will take classes 4-6 p.m. Oct. 20, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10. Ages 8-12 will take classes 4-6 p.m. Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6 and Nov. 11.
To register, visit www.mooresvillerecreation.org.
Additional sessions will be offered in Huntersville for ages 5-7 4-6 p.m. Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18. Ages 8-12 can attend classes in Huntersville 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 14 and Nov. 21. Both sessions will be held at the Town of Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department’s Waymer Gymnasium.
For information, visit http://www.carolinaselfprotection.com/radkidsregistration.html.
Cost is $85. Parents will receive a child ID kit.
Artoberfest on display: The 32nd annual Mooresville Arts Artoberfest exhibit will be on display through October at The Depot, 103 W. Center Ave. in downtown Mooresville.
The judged exhibit features the best new work from artists from around the area. The second annual Trackside Pottery Show is being held in the warehouse.
Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. For information, visit www.magart.org or call 704-663-6661.
Holocaust studies program: Professor Dan Michman will discuss the vocabulary, methodology, conceptualization and politics of Holocaust Studies in a talk, “What Exactly is ‘The Holocaust’?” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 in Hance Auditorium on the fourth floor of the Chambers Building at Davidson College.
One of the world’s leading figures in Holocaust studies, Michman is the head of the International Institute of Holocaust Research and the chair of Holocaust Studies at the Yad Vashem World Center for Holocaust Research in Jerusalem. He also is a professor of Modern Jewish History and chair of the Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Michman was born to Holocaust survivors in Amsterdam in 1947. He moved to Israel with his family in 1957 when his father was appointed to head Yad Vashem, Israel’s official memorial to victims of the Holocaust.
Admission is free, and the program is open to the public. For information, contact Thomas Pegelow Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-894-2284.
Bluegrass concert: The East Tennessee State University Bluegrass Band will perform at 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter-by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver.
The Alexander Community Concert also features a musicians reception with refreshments.
Tickets are $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, free for children 12 and under.
For information, call Ben Benoit at 704-489-6249 or email email@example.com.
Home Grown exhibit: The Cornelius Arts Center will present its annual local art showcase, “Home Grown,” beginning Nov. 14.
The show is not juried and is open to anyone of any age at any artistic level who lives in the area. Organizers hope to expand beyond the 65 artists featured last year.
All submissions are due ready to hang by noon Nov. 1. Artists may submit one piece. Submission forms are available online.
For information, contact the Cornelius Arts Center at 704-896-8823 or visit www.cornelius.org.
Mooresville Christmas Parade: Entries are now being accepted for the 70th Annual Mooresville Christmas Parade at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 25 in downtown Mooresville.
A new website for the parade, www.mooresvillechristmasparade.com, features the entry form, rules agreement, parade details, regulations and contact information. Download the form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to 236 N. Main St., Mooresville, NC 28115.
Entries, agreements and payments must be received by Nov. 1. The parade is limited to 125 entries.
North Meck Christmas Parade: The town of Davidson is now taking applications for the 32nd Annual North Mecklenburg Christmas Parade at 1 p.m. Dec. 6. The parade starts on Main Street in Davidson and ends in Cornelius.
Forms are available at www.christmasindavidson.com. For information, contact event planner Tina Gibson at email@example.com or 704-596-0342.
Special needs events: The town of Cornelius PARC Department will offer several events for citizens with special needs in October.
A masquerade party for special needs adults will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Old Police Station in Huntersville. The celebration is open to ages 16 and older and is free to residents, $5 for nonresidents.
An AngelCare Parents’ Night Out Costume Party will be held 5:30-8;30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Bailey Road Recreation Center. Parents can drop off their special needs child and siblings for up to three hours of quality childcare. No scary costumes are allowed. Cost is $5 per resident, $10 per nonresident.
Spots are still available on the Challenger Spirit Squad for special needs children ages 5-17. Cheer on the Challenger Flag Football team 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sundays at Bailey Road Park. Participation is free, but advance registration is required.
Special Needs Baseball will be held 9-10 a.m. Saturdays through Oct. 25 at Legion Park. The program is open to ages 5-17 who want to learn baseball skills with one-on-one volunteers. Cost is $25 residents, $30 others.
For information, contact the Town of Cornelius PARC Department at 704-892-6031, ext. 160 or visit www.cornelius.org/parc.
Youth basketball: Registration for Cornelius-Davidson Youth Basketball will run Oct. 1-26 at www.cornelius.org/parc or in person at Cornelius Town Hall or the Davidson Parks & Recreation office.
The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-18. Players who are 18 must be enrolled in and attending high school to be eligible.
Cost is $60 residents and $90 nonresidents for ages 5-6, $75 residents and $105 nonresidents for older divisions. Financial assistance is available on a limited basis.
Players will be divided by gender and age. Skill assessment days will be held Nov. 4-8. Practice begins Dec. 1 and Saturday games start Dec. 13. All participants will receive a jersey and participation award.
Volunteer coaches, timers and scorekeepers are needed, along with team sponsors. For information, call 704-892-6031, ext. 160 or 704-892-3349 or visit www.cornelius.org/parc.
Junior golf tournament: The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour will sponsor The Major Championship Oct. 18-19 at Larkin in Statesville.
Junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to play competitive golf on the tour that currently holds events in 15 states.
During October, events will highlight “Drive Out Breast Cancer” for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Players and patrons are encouraged to wear pink. Proceeds from ribbon sales and pink merchandise will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation, along with the tour’s donations for birdies made on holes featuring pink flags. www.hurricanetour.com.
Business expo: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Expo 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Charles Mack Citizens Center in Mooresville.
This year’s theme is “Prime Time TV.” Exhibitors are encouraged to decorate their space using a favorite TV sitcom from the Golden Age of TV or to dress in costume as a favorite actor.
Expo After Hours will be held 5-7 p.m. with complimentary food and beverages from local restaurants.
For information, call 704-664-3898.
Conley named CFO: Marcus Conley was recently named Chief Financial Officer for Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. He previously worked as CFO at Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville.
Conley has an extensive background in the field, including stints as Controller and Assistant CFO at Pikeville Medical Center, as CFO at Three Rivers Medical Center in Louisa, and as CFO of Kentucky River Medical Center, all in Kentucky.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Pikeville College and is pursuing a MBA from Morehead State University.
Learn to network: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will present “Savvy Socializing: Secrets of Exceptional Networkers” 8:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at The U Center, 517 Alcove Road in Mooresville. Refreshments and networking will be held at 8:15 a.m.
Participants will learn to strike up conversations with strangers and to stand out from other networking business people. Jeff Corbett, who specializes in people skills and interpersonal communication, will present the program.
Cost is $10 at the door. Advance registration is required by calling 704-664-3898.
New associates: Lake Norman Realty recently welcomed five new sales associates.
Carla Agnini, Lindsay Fisher, Sheri George, Jennifer Renegar and Linda Wahlberg will serve clients out Lake Norman Realty’s Mooresville, Denver and Cornelius offices. www.LakeNormanRealty.com.
Probus Club meets: The PROBUS Club of Lake Norman, a non-political group of retired people from the professional and business sectors, will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Berea Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1015 River Highway in Mooresville.
The meeting will begin with a 30-minute coffee social, followed by a brief business meeting. Max Daetwyler, president of the Republic of Estonia Honorary Council, will discuss current events and impacts of today’s Baltic nations.
For information, contact John Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Novant Health Express opens: Novant Health Express recently opened at 610 Jetton St. in Davidson Commons in Davidson.
The medical facility offers walk-in care seven days a week with extended hours. No appointments are needed, and most insurance and cash/credit payments are accepted.
Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
For information, call 704-384-1555.
Cancer support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Cancer Support Group at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 14 in Community Rooms A and B. The free group meets the second Tuesday of each month to provide education and support to cancer survivors and their families.
Lunch is included. For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or Mitzie.McCurdy@hma.com.
Knee pain and injuries: The Orthopedic & Spine Center of Lake Norman will host a free seminar, “Treatment of Knee Pain & Injuries,” 6-7 p.m. Oct. 14 in Community Room B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
Dr. David Hillsgrove, an orthopedic surgeon with Northshore Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center, will present the program and answer questions.
For information, call 888-995-6762 or visit www.lnrmcorthopedic.com.
Surgical weight loss seminar: The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman will host a free educational seminar “Understanding Surgical Weight Loss” 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in its office in the Medical Pavilion at Lake Norman, 131 Medical Park Road, Suite 303, in Mooresville.
Dr. Ryan Heider, medical director of The Center for Surgical Weight Loss, will explain the procedures and processes from initial consultation to post-op nutritional counseling.
To register or for information, call 888-995-6762 or visit www.lnrmcsurgicalweightloss.com.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley