Community Notebook

A Men of the Church yard sale will be 7-11 a.m. Saturday on the front lawn of Cornelius Presbyterian Church, 21209 Catawba Ave., at Catawba Avenue and Church Street.

Details: 704-892-5577.

Tour five holiday-bedecked homes in The Point community off Brawley School Road at Lake Norman, as Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church presents a Holiday Home Tour 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. next Sunday.

The homes are at 118 Maddaket Loop, 181 Brawley Harbour Place, 175 Rehoboth Lane, 159 Brownstone Drive and 106 Ballston Drive.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on event day. All proceeds support the church's international mission teams.

Tickets are available at Health Smart Pharmacy, the Pretzel Factory, Three Goats Coffee Shop, Brawley Ace Hardware, Williamson's Chapel church, Crossroads bookstore and Signature Jewelers. You also can order tickets at 704-664-3680.

Pam and Jack Ryan will host a Holiday Open House Fundraiser at their home, 19133 Berkley Commons Drive, Cornelius, to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

The open house will be 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and Dec. 9-10. Tickets are $20 per person.

Details: 704-892-4481; canegator2@mi

Children can make an ornament out of pine cones and other items from nature at the Davidson Lands Conservancy's "World of Wonder" booth at the Davidson Farmer's Market Saturday.

Details: E-mail

Several Iredell County sheriff's officers will lead informational sessions at the N.C. Community Watch Association's quarterly training meeting Saturday at the Fairfield Inn Marriott, 120 Consumer Square Drive, Mooresville.

Sheriff's Lt. Rick Eades, the association's president, will give opening remarks at 8:15 a.m. Detective Lt. Allen Sipes will lead a session on identity theft and counterfeiting 8:30-10 a.m., and Sgt. Chris Pitts will discuss gang awareness 10:15-11:30 a.m.

Details: 704-878-3180.

Boy Scout Troop 363 and Venture Crew 367 are selling freshly cut Christmas trees, handmade wreaths, mistletoe, tree stands and baked goods through Dec. 23 in the lot behind First Citizens Bank, 1706 E. Broad St., Statesville.

Hours are 5-9 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays and 1-6 p.m. Sundays.

All proceeds will be divided between the Scouts and Venturers to help pay for 2011 activities. Details: Scoutmaster Merlyn Perry, 704-902-6032, or Assistant Scoutmaster Randy Fultz, 704-798-8328.

The Rotary Club of North Mecklenburg presented a $1,800 check Nov. 10 to The Bin of Huntersville.

Proceeds came from the club's fall golf tournament, which raised about $7,000 for local charities including The Bin.

The Bin is a volunteer organization that provides donated furniture, appliances and home goods to families in need.

Employees of McGuire Nuclear Station in Huntersville collected about 130 coats during their annual coat drive this year and donated them to Charlotte Emergency Housing shelter.