Compiled by Leigh Pressley
Young musicians perform: Talented young musicians from the greater Lake Norman area will perform in the next Music @ St. Alban’s concert at 3 p.m. March 15 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Ave. in Davidson. Pre-concert music will begin at 2:30 p.m.
The newly added concert is inspired by the life of Grace Krumdieck, the daughter of Music @ St. Alban’s artistic director Barbara Krumdieck and Richard Krumdieck. Grace, who died at age 15 last year, loved music and often accompanied her mother to concerts in the Music @ St. Alban’s series.
Performers include Florence Lui, Hannah Duke and David Carter on piano; Clara Gerdes on organ and piano, Georgia Gerdes on violin, Martha Gerdes, Hannah Elizabeth Dinsmore and Lily Dinsmore on flute, Lily Klett with voice and Tamar Rowe on harp. A meet-the-artists reception will follow the concert.
Tickets are $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 for ages 12-18 and free for children under 12. To reserve tickets, call 704-941-0650 or visit www.musicatstalbansdavidson.org.
Casino Night fundraiser: The North Mecklenburg woman’s Club will host its third annual Casino Night fundraiser 6:30-10:30 p.m. March 20 at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.
Open to the public, Casino Night will feature a Saddles and Spurs theme with old West flair. A Texas-style dinner buffet, casino gambling including a $75 start-up, prizes, entertainment, cash bar and a “Gold Rush” wine purchase are planned.
Proceeds benefit the North Mecklenburg Woman’s Club service projects and support of local non-profit organizations. This year’s primary recipient is Purple Heart Homes in Statesville, which helps disabled veterans build or modify homes. Tickets are $75 per person or $125 per couple before March 6. To order, visit www.nmwclub.org or contact Barbara Kasprzak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lions hold golf tournament: The Lions Regional Golf Tournament will be held 1 p.m. April 20 at Northstone Country Club in Huntersville.
Cost for the four-person captain’s choice event is $100, including lunch and dinner, green fees and range balls. Hole-in-one prizes include a Mercedes Benz courtesy of Brightway Insurance, $10,000 and a Lajitas Golf Resort vacation.
Proceeds help the Lions provide services for the vision impaired.
Additional sponsorships ranging from $200 to $1,000 are needed. For more information, visit www.northmecklionsgolf.org or contact Neal Howes at 704-875-3489.
Iredell Garden Fair: The Iredell Garden Fair will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 at the Iredell Cooperative Extension Center in Statesville.
The fair will include vendors, speaker workshops, a plant sale, hands-on activities and a demo garden designed, planted and maintained by the Extension Master Gardeners. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge of gardening.
Vendors are invited to participate at $50 per space before March 30 or $75 between March 31 and April 10. Vendors must provide their own tables for a 12-foot by 12-foot space. Approximately 50 vendors from the metro Charlotte area will be featured at the event, which typically draws 400 to 500 patrons.
Proceeds benefit the Iredell Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association, a nonprofit organization that educates the public about horticulture. For information, contact Martha Hazelton at 704-450-1333 or email@example.com.
Technology for teens: The Cornelius Public Library will present a program on Magic Wallet as part of Teen Tech Week at 5 p.m. March 9 at the library, 21105 Catawba Ave.
The program is open to ages 12-18. No registration is required. For information, call 704-416-3800.
Cornelius Youth Orchestra: The Cornelius Youth Orchestra will perform a free Winter Concert at 7 p.m. March 10 in the Bailey Middle School gym, 11900 Bailey Road in Cornelius.
The concert will feature selections from the Broadway musical “Cats” and lively classical pieces from Strauss, Bach, Beethoven and more. The family friendly performance is a great way to spark your child’s interest in musical performance and for them to talk with young musicians. Refreshments will be served after the concert.
CYO is accepting youth musicians for its spring 2015 concert in May and for next fall’s program. The orchestra is open to students in grades 1-12 who play string, brass, woodwind, piano or percussion instruments. Rehearsals are6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Bailey Road Recreation Center at Bailey Middle School.
Wildlife friendly gardening: Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists will welcome award-winning Lake Norman landscape designer Jan Enright at its next free nature program, at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Mooresville Public Library, 304 S. Main St.
Owner of Jan Enright Creations in Mooresville, Enright has 30 years of experience in creating wildlife friendly landscaping using native plants for low-maintenance gardening.
Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists is a chapter of the NC Wildlife Federation. For information, visit www.LNWC.org or call education chair Sid Smith at 704-895-5686.
Yard sale fundraiser: The St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Youth Group will hold a yard sale 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 13 at the church, 164 Fairview Road in Mooresville.
Proceeds support the group’s 2015 Youth Summer Pilgrimage for 12 high school youths to travel to The Missions of Northern California, the Redwood Forests, the great Cathedral of San Francisco and other religious sites.
The sale will feature yard and garden equipment, clothing, furniture, toys, household goods and books. For more information, contact the church office at 704-663-5659.
Harpist performs: Folk harpist Kim Robertson, a renowned performer, arranger and recording artist, will perform at 7 p.m. March 15 at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 164 Fairview Road in Mooresville. A wine and cheese reception will be held during intermission.
A pioneer in the American folk harp movement, Robertson combines a contemporary touch with a centuries-old instrument. She also is classically trained on piano and orchestral harp. Robertson regularly tours the United States, Canada and Europe.
Tickets are available at the door and are $15 adults, $10 seniors and students.
In addition to the concert, Robertson will conduct harp workshops March 14-15 at the church. To enroll, visit http://musicallyyoursnc.squarespace.com/kim-robertston-harp-workshop/.
For information, visit www.saint-patricks.org or call 704-663-5659.
Hop into spring: The Cornelius Arts Center will host “A Morning with the Easter Bunny” 10 a.m. to noon March 27 at 19725 Oak St. in Cornelius.
Children can celebrate the holiday with free Easter-themed crafts. Photos can be taken with the Easter Bunny.
For more information, visit www.cornelius.org or call 704-896-8823.
Meet the Easter Bunny: Peter Cottontail will hop down the bunny trail 2-4 p.m. March 28 at Robbins Park.
The free, family friendly event includes children’s activities, inflatables, arts and crafts, concessions, a deejay, balloon artist and photos with the Easter Bunny. Children ages 3-12 can collect toy-filled eggs at activity stations.
For more information, visit www.cornelius.org/parc or call 704-892-6031.
Rhythm and Brews: Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center will present the second annual Rhythm and Brews fundraiser 7-10 p.m. March 28 at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.
The fun, casual evening will feature live music by local band Blind Manifest, hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes and craft beers from area breweries. Wine, soft drinks and a cash bar also will be available.
Tickets are $75 and are available online only at www.patsplacecac.org.
Pat’s Place is an independent nonprofit organization that provides services to reduce trauma and promote the healing of sexually abused children in Mecklenburg County.
For information, visit www.patsplacecac.org.
Spring art classes: The Cornelius Arts Center has a new lineup of adult and youth art classes beginning the week of April 13.
Youth Classes include: Pokeman Adventures with Legos, Progressive Preschool Art, Pre-K Explorations, Afterschool Drawing and Painting for Teens, Afterschool Arts, Homeschool Arts and Ceramics, and Pottery.
Adult classes include: Watercolor Painting, Ceramics, Intermediate Drawing, Clay for Beginners, Animal and Fantasy Sculptures, Painting and more.
For more information, visit www.cornelius.org or call 704-896-8823.
Shag dance lessons: Twister’s Shag Club, a nonprofit social group for singles and couples age 21 and older, will offer two seven-week sessions of shag dance lessons beginning March 10 in the large room addition to Fat Boy’s Restaurant, 114 Days Inn Drive, Mooresville.
Beginner 1 lessons start at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays for those who do not know how to shag or would like to learn the proper technique. Beginner 2 lessons start at 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays for those who have taken the first class or who are ready to learn more advanced steps.
Each seven-week session is $35 per person. Partners are not required. Participants should check in 30 minutes prior to class to receive instructional material.
For information, visit www.goshagging.com or call 704-534-4151.
Free tennis clinics: The Lake Norman Tennis Association and Lake Norman Tennis Academy will offer free tennis clinics for adults and youth beginning in mid-March at Bailey Road Park.
Cornelius residents can register now; others may register beginning March 16.
Adult clinics will be held 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, March 18-April 15.
Youth clinics for ages 6-8 will be offered 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, March 21-April 25. Youth ages 9-12 can attend clinics 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, March 21-April 25. No sessions will be held April 4.
For information, visit www.cornelius.org.
TOP Soccer: Children ages 5-16 who have a mental or physical disability are invited to join the TOP Soccer program offered through Cornelius PARC and Huntersville Parks and Recreation.
Sessions run 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, April 4-May 2 at Richard Barry Memorial Park in Huntersville.
The program is free for residents, $40 for others. Registration is required by visiting www.cornelius.parc.
Spring break camp: Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department will offer Spring Break Camp in April.
The Kids Out Fun Days run 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Waymer Center and are open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Cost is $25 residents, $30 non-residents.
Dates and themes are: April 6, Putt-Putt golf; April 7, pottery; April 8, 80s’ style roller skating; April 9, park hop; April 10, sports and fitness fun.
Children ages 5-12 also can enroll in radKIDS Spring Break at Huntersville Elementary School, which teaches youngsters about fire and home safety, gun safety, bullies and dangers of the Internet. The program runs 8:30-10:30 a.m. April 6-10 for ages 5-7 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 6-10 for ages 8-12. Cost is $85.
Forinformation, visit www.huntersville.org.
Bass fishing fundraiser: The Lake Norman Shrine Club will sponsor the 36th annual Dogwood Bass Tournament 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 4 at Midway Marina, 8693 NC 150 in Terrell.
Registration will be held noon to 7 p.m. April 3 at the marina.
Cash payouts based on 100 boats are $2,500 for first place down to $100 for 10th place. For information, contact William Cork at 704-516-0506 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf outing: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its annual golf outing, “Swinging for Small Business,” at noon April 17 at Larkin Golf Club, 175 Clubhouse Drive, Statesville.
The captain’s choice event with four-person teams is limited to 150 players. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m., and an awards dinner start at 5 p.m.
Sponsorships are available for lunch or dinner, silent auction items, door prizes, golf holes, contests and favor bags.
For information, contact the chamber at 704-664-3898 or email@example.com.
Probus Club meets: Jerome Bolick, CEO of Southern Furniture Co. of Conover, will be the keynote speaker at the next Probus Club of Lake Norman meeting 10:30 a.m. March 17 at the Berea Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 1015 N.C. 150, Mooresville. Coffee and fellowship will begin 10 a.m.
Bolick will discuss “From Wheels to Wingbacks,” the evolution and success of the company founded by his grandfather that has made buggies, buses, furniture and case goods. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a U.S. Navy veteran, Bolick has served in many leadership roles in industry and the community.
The Probus Club, an international club of retired professional and business people, meets monthly at the Berea Baptist Church fellowship hall. Retired or semi-retired people are invited to attend.
Integrative medicine program: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center’s Integrative Medicine and Cancer Educational Series will present “Cancer-Associated Trauma and PTSD” at 6:30 p.m. March 24 in the hospital’s classrooms next to Café at the Lake.
Dr. Delina Bishop, integrative medical specialist with HealthWell MD, will speak. This series of educational, informative topics on Integrative Medicine (mind, body and spirit) and cancer features conventional as well as alternative therapies for current cancer patients, survivors, family members and caregivers. Everyone is welcome.
For information, contact Oncology Nurse Navigator Lisa Hartman at 704-660-4294 or Lisa.Hartman@LNRMC.com.
Health fair: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will sponsor “Live the Good Life – A Showcase for Health and Wellness, Healing and Balance” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 11 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. in Mooresville.
More than 500 people are expected to attend the free event, which will feature 65 local healthcare organizations. Participants can gather information on healthcare organizations and services, take free screenings and enjoy one-on-one consultations.
Unused and unwanted prescription medicine can be discarded during fair hours at a Safe Medication Disposal Drop-Off sponsored by the Mooresville Police Department.
For information, call 705-664-3898.