Community Notebook

N.Y. Yankees baseball great Bobby Richardson, most valuable player of the 1960 World Series, will speak about his faith at the 11 a.m. worship service Jan. 23 at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion Ave. in Cornelius.


The Foundation for Respect Ability will host a free anti-bullying concert at 1 p.m. next Sunday at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson.

Reservations: 704-438-9798.

A pruning workshop will be 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 29 at the Iredell County Agricultural Resource Center, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville.

The workshop, offered by the county Cooperative Extension Service, will have two components: an indoor presentation on pruning basics; and an outdoor demonstration on correct pruning and shaping of ornamental plants and fruit trees. Wear proper attire. To register call 704-873-0507.

UpGrade Lifestyle Inc., a local wellness company, and the Birkdale Homeowners Association will host the UpGrade Lifestyle 5K road race at Birkdale in Huntersville at 9 a.m. Jan. 29.

Registration fee is $20 until Jan. 28 and $25 on race day.

Register at;

Online registration is available for the South Iredell Soccer Association's spring season.

New and returning recreational players can register through Jan. 31 at

Practices will begin in mid-February, and games will start in March. The season will end with the annual SISA tournament in May.

Details: Jane Laney at 704-664-1630.

Registration for spring youth lacrosse is open through Jan. 25 for boys and girls in kindergarten through age 14, sponsored by the towns of Cornelius and Huntersville.

Register at the Cornelius Town Hall or online at

Divisions will be formed for grades K-first coed; boys 15 and under, boys 13 and under, boys 11 and under, boys 9 and under, girls middle school and girls youth.

Practices will start Feb. 14, and games will begin in March.

The fee for the Instructional Division (K-first) is $60 for Cornelius and Huntersville residents and $70 for others. The fee for all other divisions is $100 for residents and $110 for others. Financial assistance is available.

Spaces are limited. For more information or to register, visit

The junior varsity and prep Steelers football teams of New Birth-Charlotte won the invitational 2010 North American Youth Football Championships on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

The Charlotte-based national tournament involves youth football teams and cheerleading squads from throughout North America.

The Prep team, ages 7-9, beat Dale City, Va., 25-6 for the championship. The Junior Varsity, ages 10 and 11, beat the St. Charles Bears from Maryland 14-12 to earn its title.

For more information about the North American Youth Football Tournament, visit

For information about New Birth-Charlotte visit, e-mail or call 704-895-2607.

The Mooresville High School graduating classes of 1951 through the 1980s are invited to a school reunion March 4-6 at the O.D. Arcade and Lounge, Ocean Drive, S.C.

The class of 1971 is hosting the event in celebration of its 40th anniversary class reunion. All MHS alumni are welcome.

The cost is $35 per person if registered and paid by Feb. 15 and $40 per person after that. Admission includes all activities at the O.D. Arcade, a DJ to play music from the '50s, '60s and '70s, hors d'oeuvres on Friday at the welcoming session, a barbecue dinner Saturday and other alumni-related activities. There will be a cash bar at the Arcade.

For more information contact Wanda Brown Cavin, 704-677-3886 or, or Jeff Stutts, 704-902-7227 or

To register now go to Make your check payable to MSHS Alumni Reunion and mail it to Wanda B. Cavin, 134 Venus Lane, Mooresville, N.C. 28117.

Joe Marusak and Scott Verner