Get tickets early for Taste of Art

Last year sold out, so don't wait to get your tickets for this year's Taste of Art fundraiser, which will be 7:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Fresh Market in Cornelius.

This is the fourth year for this event, with art, wine, food and fun. The fundraiser benefits the Community Arts Project, a nonprofit organization offering art classes and workshops for everyone from toddlers to adults, at all levels of ability and in a wide range of media, such as ceramics, painting, drawing and more.

For the Taste of Art, the Fresh Market will offer wine tasting and heavy hors d'oeuvres such as prime rib, shrimp cocktail and distinctive cheeses, as well as up to a 15 percent discount on wine purchases. Local artists have donated artworks, and there will be a silent auction.

Tickets are $30 per person, available (cash or check only) at the Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., Unit 1, Cornelius; or at 704-896-8823.


Art exhibit

The Cornelius PARC Department and the Community Arts Project invite you to view ceramic works at the Roy & Barbara Strassberg Exhibit at the Cornelius Arts Center Sept. 7-Oct. 29.

Meet the artists at a reception 7-9 p.m. Friday.


Artists wanted

The Cornelius PARC Department is seeking artists, arts educators and arts organizations to provide youth and adult recreation programs in addition to existing services. If interested, call Mindi Stoner at 704-896-8823 by Oct. 1 for the winter session, which begins Jan. 10.

Town info

Simonini Builders is shutting down its luxury home-building operations. This affects the Preserve at Robbins Park, beside the Westmoreland Athletic Complex and Robbins Park.

The town will make sure roads that affect the park will be built, and staff will meet with the builders to keep them on schedule. Simonini customers who have questions can call 704-358-9940.

The final inch of asphalt will be the last improvement to be finished on West Catawba Avenue at Robbins Park.

HomeArama 2010 is at the Preserve at Robbins Park Sept. 25-Oct. 10. Details:

Phase I of the Westmoreland Athletic Complex is expected to be finished Sept. 30.

Christening of the new fireboat is scheduled for Fire Prevention Week, the first week of October.