Lake Norman & Mooresville

Volunteers needed for historic roles at Latta Plantation

Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville is looking for weekday and holiday event volunteers.
Historic Latta Plantation in Huntersville is looking for weekday and holiday event volunteers. Historic Latta Plantation

Volunteers needed

Latta Plantation is in search for qualified volunteers with a passion for children. Ideally, these individuals would be available during weekday hours to assist with morning school programs. Volunteers preferably have a background or an interest in education or history related fields and are good with school-aged children. It is important that this person upholds the values and standards set forth by Historic Latta Plantation all while creating an exciting visit for students. This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for stay-at-home mom’s who are looking for a few hours outside of the house, or for those active retirees who are looking for a unique opportunity. School programs are scheduled 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Staff will work alongside of each volunteer and schedules can be flexible.

To learn more about weekday volunteer opportunities and to register with us, please contact David Clay, at 704-875-2312 ext. 303 or by email at

Holiday and Special Event Volunteers:

Aside from our weekday volunteers, Historic Latta Plantation, is in search of others who would like to join the weekend, holiday, and special event volunteer team. We have independent volunteers, couples who volunteer together, and even entire families including school aged children who regularly volunteer. Some simply have an interest in history, others in agriculture, and some have dedicated their lives to the art of re-enacting. Don’t have a “time period skill”? No worries, we’ll teach you everything you will need to know. Don’t have any “time period clothing”? We’ve got you covered; with a selection of garments for borrowing. As part of our volunteer team you will have the chance to take part in teaching the public about local history and sharing Latta’s passion of keeping history alive for generations to come.

Upcoming holiday events where additional volunteers will be needed:

▪ All Hallows Eve Family Day on Oct. 21

▪ Ghost Walk Haunted Trail on Oct. 27 and 28

▪ One Hundred Years of Christmas on Nov. 24 and 25

▪ A Candle Lit Christmas on Dec. 2

If you would like to join our Holiday & Special Event Volunteer Team, please contact Heather Lineberger at 704-875-2312 ext. 301 or by email at Please, serious inquiries only.

Mooresville Wiener Race

The Mooresville Downtown Commission will hold its annual Wiener Race Oct. 7 when feisty dachshunds will do their racing thing, and local animal advocates will raise awareness and funds for their causes. Vendors will be on site providing goods and services as well as serving tasty refreshments.

The fee to register and race your dog is $25 along with proof of all required vaccinations. Registration forms can be downloaded from the website and must be submitted by Sept. 31, 2017, with no registrations accepted on race day. In addition to awarding trophies to winners of the four racing divisions (puppies, juniors, adults and seniors), wieners can compete for “Cutest” and “Best Dressed” as well.

Check-in begins at 9:30 a,m, on race day with the first heat starting at 11 a.m. For information, including rules and regulations, entry forms, directional map, T-shirt order and vendor forms, please visit

Bethel Presbyterian Church

Bethel Presbyterian Church’s has a new senior pastor and head of staff, the Rev. Thomas Judge Boone III, will preach his first sermon at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sept. 17.

Davidson Community Players audition

Davidson Community Players is holding open audtitions for its first 10-minute-play festival, Boo’s & Brews. Auditions will take place 7-9 p.m. Sept. 17 at DCP’s Actors Lab, 20700 N. Main St., Suite 112, Cornelius. Davidson Community Players needs 20 or more actors to fill out the casts for eight original, 10-minute-plays written by community playwrights. These plays all have one major theme in common — ghoulish fun.

Actors should be prepared to read from the various scripts, move in the space and improvise. No experience is required and we encourage those with little previous experience to attend. All ages, races and ethnicities are welcome. Boo’s & Brews will be performed at the DCP Actor’s Lab on Oct. 27 and 28. A selection of beer will be available for purchase at each performance.

Info: Sylvia Schnople, at 704-892-7953 or

Activate Community Through Theatre youth auditions

Activate Community Through Theatre (ACT) invites youth aged 6 – 18 to audition at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 23 for “Rosie the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” an audience participation play. Auditions will be held at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road, Cornelius.

“Rosie the Red- Nosed Reindeer” is loosely based on the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer with the addition of hilarious characters such as Elfvis, who wears blue suede shoes and the goofy Frost Giants.

Youth are asked to bring a picture and resume or a snapshot and summary of their experience. Youth will be asked to read from the script.

Performances are 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16 at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center. Cost: $150 participation fee. Information:. Wrenn Goodrum at 704-707-6757 or email: