Save the date of Nov. 4 and plan to be at the Charles Mack Center in Mooresville from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
This is the seventh year for the special fundraising event Tastes of Habitat, sponsored by Our Towns Habitat for Humanity Women Build. The goal of the event is to raise $30,000 for the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.
Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity project that brings women together to learn construction skills, organize, raise money and build a Habitat home. The next Women Build will start in spring 2011.
Women Build is sponsored nationally by Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse.
Tastes of Habitat will feature chefs from restaurants in the Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville and Mooresville areas: Sabi, Grateful Growers Farm, Dressler's, t1 tapas, SweetCakes, Jeffrey's Flatiron, Mickey & Mooch, and alton's. The fine Lake Norman's chefs will offer specially prepared appetizers, mini-entrées or desserts to guests.
Guests also will be treated to entertainment and will have the chance to bid on a variety of items during the silent and live auctions.
Tickets are $35 each or $250 for a table of eight. For more ticket information call Libby Pope, 704-604-1189, or Lynn Harriman, 704-575-2870.
Tastes of Habitat is also looking for sponsors and for businesses interested in placing an ad in the event program. For more information on helping in those ways, call one of the above phone numbers or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Town board news
At its meeting last week, the town board:
Approved Lake Norman Sporting Arms & Range, a new indoor firing range and retail store on the north side of Bailey Road. The facility will provide a recreational outlet for the 70,000 registered owners of handguns, shotguns and rifles. Law enforcement agencies in the region are expected to train there as well.
Approved the expansion of North Mecklenburg Animal Hospital on Statesville Road. Commissioner Dave Gilroy said, "The project turns what today is admittedly one of the most awkward and ugly buildings in our town into a beautifully designed, stylish and high-end modern building."
Those of us whose animals go to NMAH are glad the building finally will be close enough to the road so we can see it before we drive by.
J.V. Washam Elementary dropoff is safer now because students cannot be dropped off in or around the cul-de-sac where many children walk and ride bikes to and from school. Students can still be dropped off close to school, but in an area a safe difference away.