Horsefeathers expands with dance floor in Sherrills Ford

Horsefeathers Roadhouse recently completed a 2,000-

square-foot dance floor with an additional "Common Table" for expanded entertainment seating.

The plank table is 16 feet long, supported by two 50-gallon wood Tennessee whiskey barrels.

Horsefeathers also recently installed two new sound systems with juke boxes, one for the dance floor level and the other for the restaurant level. New pool tables have been installed in the saloon bar, and new video and challenge games for children and adults.

Horsefeathers Roadhouse: 3746 Mount Pleasant Road, about a mile off N.C. 150, near Little Mountain and Mount Pleasant roads; 704-966-0192;

MJs to host Humane Society benefit

MJs Bar and Grill, 279 Williamson Road, Suite C, will host a Humane Society of Iredell County fundraiser at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The restaurant will donate 10percent of all sales to the organization and will have a doggy bones wish list on its Christmas tree in the foyer for patrons to choose and donate on their own. MJs is accepting blankets, bedding and dog and cat food for the shelter as well.

Details: 704-799-4690.

Epic Chop House donates to HealthReach

The new Epic Chop House in downtown Mooresville donated $1,545 recently to HealthReach Community Clinic, the free health care clinic on Statesville Avenue for people who lack health insurance or are underinsured.

Proceeds came from the more than 300 guests at the restaurant's "sneak peek" VIP night Nov. 22.

"This money will help pay for much-needed essential health services and medications," said Rory Crawford, HealthReach executive director. "It is very humbling to see how generously the community responds to help those in need."

Enjoy breakfast with Santa

Lake Norman Cottage, a wine, gourmet foods and specialty goods store off Interstate 77 Exit 30, will hold its final Breakfast with Santa for children and their parents at 8 a.m. today.

The menu features chocolate chip pancakes for children and quiche and mimosas for mom and dad. Children can paint a picture frame that will hold their photo taken of them with Santa. Families can also take a "sleigh ride" via boat on Lake Norman.

Cost is $20 per child and $25 per adult, including a wrapped gift for each child.

Lake Norman Cottage: 200-A North Harbor Place; 704-237-3629;