Around the Region


Wings of Eagles Ranch, a therapeutic horse ranch at 4800 Faith Trails, will train new volunteers from 8 to 11 a.m. Aug. 28. Apply at


The Davidson Farmers Market is a producer-only, year-round market with more than 30 local producers.

You'll find a w variety of locally grown vegetables and fruits, meats, eggs, honey, dairy, fresh flowers, baked goods, soaps, farmer-made crafts.

Open 8 a.m. Saturdays. Details: Davidson Farmer's Market is in downtown Davidson.


The town will host a group bicycle ride at 6 p.m. Tuesday as part of its Bicycle Awareness Month activities.

The ride will leave from the caboose in downtown Huntersville. Rides of 6.5 miles and 35 miles are available.

Details: 704-766-0111.


The 3rd annual North Mecklenburg Senior Center Hawaiian Luau Fundraiser will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Senior Center, located at The River Church, 18731 W. Catawba Ave. Admission is $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. 704-892-4041.


Community School of Davidson hosted a ribbon cutting on Thursday to celebrate the opening of its new high school at 404 Armour St. The public charter school is expanding one grade level per year. Its first graduating class is the Class of 2014.


Karen Cator, director of technology for the U.S. Department of Education, will speak at the Mooresville Graded School District Opening Convocation at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Mooresville High School auditorium. RSVP to Evora Glaspy at or 704-658-2546.


A seminar on gang awareness will be presented to the Troutman aldermen by the Iredell County Gang Assessment Group on Monday.

The seminar will begin at 3:30pm at Troutman town hall.


The Statesville Rotary Club Farmers Market is open 7 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Saturdays, and 4-7 p.m. Mondays. Locally produced vegetables, fruits, plants, flowers and cakes can be purchased at the market, at the intersection of Meeting and Front Streets.