New art exhibit opens: The Cornelius Arts Center will display a new exhibit, “Transcendence” through April 20 at its gallery, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.
Featured artists include Sydney Sogol, Anatoly Tsiris, Michael Hamlin, Jessica Singerman, Jim Miles and Allison Luce. “Transcendence” encourages viewers to contemplate our inherent connection with the natural world.
An opening reception will be held 6-9 p.m. April 10 during the Second Friday celebration in Cornelius. For information, call 704-896-8823 or visit www.cornelius.org.
Give input in Troutman: The Town of Troutman will hold a public meeting on the U.S. 21-N.C. 115-Main Street Corridor Plan 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 13 at Troutman Town Hall, 400 N. Eastway Drive.
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Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in creating a communitywide vision for Main Street and ideas for how to achieve it.
Farmers market: The Troutman Farmers Market will be held 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 16-Oct. 13 at Troutman ESC Park, 338 North Ave.
The market features farmers, crafters and artisans.
One Voice Chorus performs: One Voice Chorus will perform 3 p.m. April 19 at The Episcopal Church of St. Peter by-the-Lake, 8433 Fairfield Forest Road, Denver. It is the last show in the Alexander Community Concert series.
One Voice Chorus showcases the vibrant diversity of Charlotte and promotes inclusion through the universality and artistry of music. A meet-the-artists reception with refreshments will follow the show.
Tickets are $15 adults, $10 seniors and students, free for children under 12. For information, contact Ben Benoit at 704-489-6249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ReStore Restyle: Eight teams of designers will decorate a room using their creativity and items found at three local Our Towns Habitat for Humanity ReStores in the fifth annual ReStore ReStyle event 6:30-9 p.m. April 28 at the Mooresville ReStore, 121 Norman Station Blvd.
“Home makeover shows continue to be popular, and we’re staging our own version of that concept,” Jill Laney, ReStore Director for Our Towns Habitat for Humanity ReStores, said in a release. “We hope this event will inspire people to explore the possibilities at ReStores.”
Design teams include: Lesley Park, Andrea Hartley, Marie Graham, Becky Charles, Meyetta Grimes, Lynn Noble, Krissy and Scott Ferguson, and Betsy Hazelton, Marcia Maki and Dolores Lindley.
Advance tickets are $15 per person and include light appetizers and two drink tickets. Tickets at the door are $20.
For information, visit www.ourtownrestore.org or www.restorerestyle2015.eventbrite.com.
Dove House fundraiser: Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center will hold the 14th annual “An Evening for Dove House” 5-11 p.m. May 2 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville.
Dove House provides services to child victims of sexual abuse in the community by offering a centralized, safe and child friendly facility where law enforcement, doctors and child protective services can conduct investigation and intervention activities. The services are free to victims and their families.
This year’s event includes food from more than a dozen top local restaurants and caterers, including Epic Chophouse, eeZ Fusion, Joe Byrd’s Food Junkee Backyard BBQ, Pomodoro’s Italian Café, Hickory Tavern, Salty Caper, Pisces Sushi, Brickhouse Tavern, Lone Star Steakhouse, Debbie’s Heavenly Touch Catering, JD’s Market & Deli, Finish Line Restaurant, El Cerro Reyes and The Sports Page.
The Buff’ugees and The Mike Hager Band will provide live music. Meteorologist Larry Sprinkle will return to emcee the fun-filled live auction featuring exotic travel, vacation homes, memorabilia, art and personal services. A silent auction will feature gift baskets, jewelry, gift certificates, art and furniture filling 6,000 square feet of space.
Tickets are $100 each or $1,000 for a reserved table of 8. Sponsorships are still available.
For information, visit www.dovehousecac.org or email email@example.com.
Big Day at the Lake: Mark your calendars for the next Big Day at the Lake Seventh Annual Charity Cruise beginning at 6 p.m. June 14 at the Peninsula Yacht Club, Cornelius.
Patrons will enjoy a three-hour party cruise on the Yachta Yachta Yachta with music, an open bar and food from five lake-area restaurants. Tickets are $50 per person. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Mecklenburg, which uses the funds to host a fun day on Lake Norman and Mountain Island Lake for at-risk youngsters and their mentors.
To reserve a ticket, call Randy Cameron at 704-232-5536. For information, visit www.bigdayatthelake.com.
Singing contest: Nashville in the Carolinas, a vocal contest for ages 12 and older, will hold its final regional auditions 6-8 p.m. March 27 and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 at 327 Second Ave. N.W., Hickory.
Auditions have been held in five cities in the Carolinas. The final contest is scheduled for April 18 at the Salt Block in Hickory. The grand prize winner will receive a recording contract with independent label Pretty World Records, plus a $1,000 cash prize from Randy Marion. Top five place winners also will receive prizes.
To schedule an audition, call 828-327-3349 or visit www.nashvilleinthecarolinas.com.
New 4-H Club for kids: The Buffalo Shoals Equestrian Center in Statesville began a new 4-H Club led by Stacey Carter, a PATH International certified therapeutic riding instructor and equine specialist in mental health and learning. She has more than 20 years of experience handling and training horses.
4-H Club participants will learn about the care, handling, nutrition and safety of horses. The club is open to boys and girls ages 5-19.
For information, call the Cooperative Extension office at 704-873-0507.
Golf tournament to benefit park: The fourth annual Troutman ESC Park Benefit Golf Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. April 25 at Lakewood Golf Club, 273 Old Airport Road in Statesville.
Cost is $60 per person. To register, call Sally Williams at 704-528-6601.
Knee replacement information: The Orthopedic & Spine Center of Lake Norman will host a free seminar, “Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement” 6-7 p.m. April 14 in Community Room B at Lake Norman Regional Medcial Center.
Dr. David Hillsgrove, an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoCarolina, will be the guest presenter. The hospital’s Orthopedic Nurse Navigator, Jaycee Marks, will answer questions about pre-op and post-op procedures.
For information or to reserve a seat, call 888-995-6762 or visit www.lnrmcorthopedic.com.
Free cosmetology for cancer patients: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good … Feel Better” program 6:15-8:15 p.m. April 20 in the hospital’s private dining room.
A free dinner is included for participants. Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients will learn makeup and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Classes and materials are free to women receiving active cancer treatment.
For information, call Cathy Quade at 704-662-0770.
Life support class for health-care providers: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host “Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider” 6-10 p.m. April 21 in Community Room B.
Health-care providers will learn how to perform CPR and other live saving skills in a variety of hospital and healthcare settings.
Cost is $50, which includes a course book. For information, call 888-995-6762.
Blood drive: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Blood Drive with the American Red Cross 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 24 in Community Rooms A and B.
The blood drive is open to the public. Appointments are recommended, but not required. Participants should bring a photo ID.
Forinformation, call 704-660-4859 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Lyon honored at hospital: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center recently named Gill Lyon as its 2014 Employee of the Year. The recognition is the highest honor a hospital employee can receive.
Nominations are made by colleagues, and the award is based on patient care, professionalism and contributions on the job. Lyon was selected from among 650 employees.
Lyon joined Lake Norman Regional Medical Center in January 1995 as a volunteer. She later worked as a switchboard operator until being promoted to Patient Services Coordinator.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top achievers honored: Lake Norman Realty recognized its top associates at its annual Awards Breakfast on Feb. 6 at River Run Country Club. Company president Abigail Jennings gave the annual report.
Denise Richards was promoted to vice president of relocation and corporate services. Ryan Kotis was named assistant vice president of commercial and relocation services. Katie Carpenter was named vacation rental coordinator.
Richie Tomasini was named Service Provider of the Year. Paul Tyson received the Success Award. The President’s Award went to Julie Jones, who also received the Top Listings Award for the Cornelius Office. Other top listing agents were Gail Huss, Denver; Ann Scott, Mooresville; Sally Parker, Statesville and Nancy Hucks, Davidson. Debbie Monroe was named the Top Sales Associate for the company.
Several employees also were recognized for milestone anniversaries with the company. Dace Swenson, Darlene Teeter, Crystal Fry, Denise Richards and Tom Gregory celebrated five years. Nancy Wild marked 10 years, and Noel Clark reached 20 years.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley