The owners of Mooresville's landmark Prickly Pear gourmet Mexican restaurant branched out May 18 with the opening of Burrito Loco, a concept they intend to franchise.

Burrito Loco features tacos, burritos and quesadillas from $4.50 to $7.

Co-owner Val Panizzut calls the concept "fast and fresh." All orders are freshly prepared and to the customer within minutes, he said. Eddie Chavez is the other co-owner.

Tacos at Burrito Loco include the signature Loco, which includes adobo steak, jack cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, green onion, cotija cheese and chipotle crema ; and the carnitas, which has braised pork, avocado-cilantro sauce, tomatillo salsa, onion, cilantro and chicharrones (crumbled pork rinds).

Burrito Loco: 391 E. Plaza Drive (N.C. 150 East), in the former El Valle restaurant space; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 704-663-0919.

Ballroom dancing classes for beginner and intermediate dancers will be offered Tuesdays June 21-Aug. 16 (no class July 5).

The classes, sponsored by the Mooresville RecreAtion Department, will be in the War Memorial Center, 220 N. Maple St., Mooresville.

Intermediate classes will teach foxtrot and samba 6:30-7:30 p.m. Beginner classes will teach swing and foxtrot 7:45-8:45 p.m.

Cost is $70 per person, singles or couples. Make checks payable to instructor Angela Wood. At least 12 people are needed to start either class. Register and pay on the first night of class. No new students will be accepted after July 5.

Details: Angela Wood, 704-483-1624.

The third annual Battle of Ramsour's Mill Celebration and Re-enactment will be Saturday and next Sunday at the battle site near Lincolnton High School in Lincolnton, hosted by the Lincoln County Historic Properties Commission and Lincoln County Historical Association.

The battle took place June 20, 1780.

The celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. The Catawba Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will lead a wreath-laying ceremony at the mass grave at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Living history demonstrations will run all day in the camps. The battle re-enactment will be at 1:45 p.m. each day. Cricket historian Tom Melville will lead cricket demonstrations and games on Saturday.

Among participating re-enactors are Locke's Militia, 2nd Korps Hesse-Kassel Jaegers, the Sixth North Carolina Regiment, the 64th Regiment of Foot and the Second South Carolina Regiment.

Food will be served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Other activities include "Mark Twain in Person!" with Barrie Howard; folk art; Catawba Valley pottery; and Catawba Valley woodcarvers.

Davidson Parks and Recreation will host the Lake Norman Nutrition Weight Loss Challenge 6:30-7:15 p.m. Thursdays this week through Aug. 18 at 416 Armour St.

Fee is $45. Registration and details: 704-892-3349;

Mount Zion United Methodist Church and UMAR will have a home blessing and housewarming noon-1:30 p.m. next Sunday for the three residents at its new Disciple Home, 19338 Zion Ave., Cornelius.

Disciple Home is the nonprofit UMAR's first independent living residence for adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Details: Lena Brennan, 704-659-7632;

U.S. Rep Sue Myrick, R-N.C., of Charlotte will host a town meeting at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius.

Myrick will discuss such issues as the economy, job creation and what she views as unnecessary government regulations. Earlier Friday, she will meet with investors of the Lake Norman Regional Economic Development Corp. and larger corporate members of the Lake Norman Chamber.

The Mooresville Recreation Department will offer beginner and intermediate swing and foxtrot ballroom dance lessons Tuesday nights June 21-Aug. 16 at the War Memorial Center, 220 N. Maple St. (no class July 5).

Registration and other details: Angela Wood at 704-483-1624.

Davidson Parks and Recreation will offer a class on "Planning Your Fall Vegetable Garden" with organic gardener Don Rosenberg from 9:30 to 11 a.m. July 13 at the Parks and Recreation office, 416 Armour St.

Fee is $10. Register at; 704-892-3349.