Lake Norman

The Davidson Lands Conservancy will host a Green Day festival from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 17 on the Davidson Village Green, on Main Street at Davidson-Concord Road.

The festival celebrates sustainability and promotes environmental education and awareness. It will feature local entertainment, kid-friendly activities and at least 30 exhibitors.

The festival will begin with the release of a hawk by the Huntersville-based Carolina Raptor Center, to emphasize the message of environmental stewardship both organizations strive to convey.

Performances by Lake Norman Children's Choir, Toxic Spouse, and the Rusty Knox Band are scheduled, and visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to picnic and enjoy the entertainment.

Many of the exhibitors will feature activities for children, ranging from leaf splatter-painting to sand box games to a scavenger hunt.

Green Day coincides with the Run for Green 5K (run and walk), 10K and half-marathon. All proceeds support the conservancy's mission to preserve and protect natural areas.

For details, to register for Run for Green or to volunteer, visit, email or call 704-892-1910.

Sept. 19 is the deadline to submit questions for candidates participating in the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce's candidates forum, held 7-9 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center.

Appearing at the forum will be candidates for Mooresville mayor, the Mooresville Board of Commissioners and Mooresville Graded School Trustee.

Email questions to

Davidson is accepting nominations through Oct. 1 for the G. Jackson Burney Community Service Award.

The award honors those who improve the community through unselfish service.

Nominations are being accepted at and in person or by phone at Town Hall, 704-892-7591; 216 S. Main St.