Humane Society of Iredell
Holiday Bazaar & Cat Adoption Fair: The Holiday Bazaar will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12 with vendors with great holiday gift items, a fundraiser bake sale for people and for pets, a pet caricature artist who will be on hand to create adorable collectible drawings and more.
There will also be a mega cat adoption fair in our cat wing and case workers ready to talk about holiday fostering, adoptions and volunteering. There will be look-books in the lobby of adoptable dogs.
Document shred event: Due to a scheduling conflict, the Cornelius Police Department’s document shredding event scheduled for Nov. 12 has been cancelled.
The next event will be in spring 2017.
Mecklenburg County will host a free document shredding event on Nov. 12, 8 a.m.-noon, or until shredding trucks are full, at the Land Use and Environmental Services Agency, 2145 Suttle Ave, Charlotte. Details: www.wipeoutwaste.com or call 3-1-1.Details: Betsy Shores at 704-892-1363.
Traffic detour: Old Statesville Road (N.C. 115) will be closed 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 between Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road and Gilead Road while the town holds its annual Veterans Day Parade, Ceremony & Celebrations event. Motorists not attending Veterans Day events are urged to avoid the downtown area.
Maxwell Street will be closed 9-11 a.m. during the parade from Huntersville-Concord Road to Old Statesville Road; Gilead Road/Huntersville-Concord Road between Sherwood Drive and Maxwell will be closed, too.
Bowling for charity: Teams of bowlers are invited to join the Huntersville Happy Hour Rotary Club’s “Rotary Bowling for Charity” 1-3 p.m. Nov. 20 at Spare Time Huntersville, 16317 Old Statesville Road.
Sponsor a team of four to six bowlers for $250, which includes shoe rentals, bowling ball, pizza and a pitcher of beer.
The event will benefit the Grand Oak Elementary School pollinator garden and other Rotary Club service projects. Details: Ineke Wilson, 704-905-5002, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library amnesty: The local library branch will accept canned goods in place of payment for overdue fees through Nov. 21. The Food for Fines Amnesty Weeks initiative offers public library customers countywide a break with overdue fines while helping the hungry.
Patrons to pay their fines with canned goods at the rate of one item for each dollar in fines. The food will benefit local food pantries. Acceptable food should be nonperishable and in date (not expired).
The Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library is at 9154 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell. Info: 828-466-6827.
Free paper shredding: County residents may bring up to three bank boxes to the Land Use & Environmental Services Agency, 2145 Suttle Ave., Charlotte 28208, 8 am.-noon Nov. 12. For information, visit WipeOutWaste.com or call 311.