Town manager search: Davidson residents are invited to a public information session 7 p.m. April 13 at Davidson Town Hall to help compile characteristics needed in a new town manager. After 25 years, Town Manager Leamon Brice will retire at the end of 2015.
Executive Recruiter John Anzivino of Waters/Springsted will give a presentation on the search process, explain how Davidson has changed over the years and review the role of the town manager. Feedback from residents on Davidson’s community character is welcome.
For information, contact Cristina Shaul at 704-940-9602 or email@example.com.
Military appreciation: The Hopewell High School Baseball Team will host Military Appreciation Day at 6 p.m. April 14 as the varsity Hopewell Titans take on the Jay M. Robinson High School Bulldogs at 11530 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville.
Veterans of each branch of service will be recognized, and the Hopewell Junior ROTC will present the colors. The U.S. flag that will fly in center field was flown over Camp Bastion in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.
Iraq War veteran Sgt. Cory Collins, a two-time Purple Heart recipient from the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division, will throw out the first pitch.
Proceeds from the auction of a camouflage Hopewell baseball jersey will be donated to the Statesville chapter of Purple Heart Homes, which provides housing solutions for veterans with disabilities.
Admission is $5. Children younger than 6 get in free. For information, call 704-519-6102.
Red Hot Gala: The Ada Jenkins Center will host the Red Hot Gala on April 17 at Langtree Plantation in Mooresville. More than 300 people attended the gala and fundraiser last year.
This year’s gala will feature live music, food by Armin’s Catering of Huntersville and live and silent auction items such as artwork, jewelry and wine.
Proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization’s programs, including after-school enrichment for 121 area students, a mobile dental clinic and a medical clinic for those in need.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the gala. For information, contact Jane Cacchione at 704-896-0471, ext. 100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golf fundraiser: The One More Neighborhood Inaugural Golf Classic will be held at 11 a.m. April 27 at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville. Registration begins 9:30 a.m.
Cost is $600 per foursome or $150 per individual player. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishing teams, as well as for closest to the pin, longest drive and hole-in-one. Participants also receive range time with a club pro, an arrival gift, a gift bag, lunch and dinner.
Proceeds will help build a resource center in Huntington Green, a mobile home community at McCoy Road and Hambright Road in Huntersville.
Volunteers and sponsors also are needed. For information, visit www.omngolfclassic.com or contact Earl Runcan at 704-948-3232, ext. 234 or email@example.com.
Covekeepers tour park: The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet 6:30 p.m. April 30 at 534 Killian Road in Stanley.
Guest speaker Laura Shidal, an educational ranger, will lead a private tour of the Mountain Island Educational State Forest, a picturesque area of complex interdependent ecosystems that is not open to the general public.
For information, contact Ben Benoit at 704-489-6249.
Hinson earns national certification: Tiffany Hinson, bariatric nurse navigator and coordinator in the Ortho Neuro Spine and Bariatrics department at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, recently earned National Nursing Certification in Bariatrics from the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.
Hinson has been a member of The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman since June 2014. She has cared for bariatric patients for the past five years.
The professional designation demonstrates that Hinson met rigorous requirements in her field and demonstrated professional competency in her specialty. She is one of only 40 Certified Bariatric Nurses in North Carolina.
Center receives award: Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center recently received the 2014 Center of the Year Award for the Southeast, a region spanning North Carolina to Florida.
The award was given by Healogics Inc., the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. Iredell Wound Care earned the award from among more than 100 other centers in the region.
Healogics Inc. also named Iredell Wound Care as a Center of Distinction for the third consecutive year and a Center of Excellence for the second consecutive year. The center’s patient satisfaction rate ranks at more than 92 percent.
The Iredell Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center offers highly specialized wound care to patients suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections and other chronic wounds.
National conference: Julia Austin, owner of Fifi’s Fine Resale Lake Norman, and store manager Jennifer Harrison attended the National Association of Resale Innovators Resale Spring Conference March 9-11 in San Antonio, Texas.
The conference draws resale innovators and industry professionals who gather for brainstorming, group dialogue sessions and continuing education seminars. Austin and Harrison also toured the resale community in San Antonio.
Located at 20601-18 Torrence Chapel Road in the Fresh Market Shopping Center in Cornelius, Fifi’s Fine Resale offers women’s and men’s top brand clothing, jewelry and accessories. For information, visit www.Fifislkn.com.
Alino Pizzeria opens in Mooresville: Alino Pizzeria recently opened at 500 S. Main St. in the Merino Mill complex in Mooresville. Hours are 11:30 a.m. until the dough runs out, usually around 9:30 p.m.
Alino Pizzeria imports flour, cheese, pepperoni, extra virgin olive oil and truffle oil from Italy and bought its three high-heat ovens in Italy. Pizzas cook at 800 degrees, which means pizza pies piled with Italian Buffalo mozzarella, pepperoni and other fresh ingredients are ready in less than two minutes after going into the oven.
The 5,000-square-foot restaurant seats 140 patrons. Outdoor seating will be added this spring.
Owner Michal Bay revitalized the 1.1 million-square-foot former mill on Mooresville’s Main Street. He purchased the complex sight unseen, hearing about it while on a fishing trip on Lake Como in Italy. Bay opened Merinos Home Furnishings in the mill and later added Main Street Antiques & Design Gallery, which houses about 300 vendors.
For information, call 704-663-0100.
Race City Festival: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will host the 32nd Annual Race City Festival 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 16 along Main Street and Broad Street in downtown Mooresville.
The free family-friendly event will feature two stages of live music, a beer garden, 200 booths, dancing in the streets, arts and crafts vendors, race cars, NASCAR souvenirs, antiques, unique gifts, art exhibits, a children’s area and a food court.
A live concert featuring the music of Blue Monday will kick off the festival on May 15.
For information, contact the MSI Chamber office, 149 E. Iredell Ave., Mooresville, call 704-664-3898 or visit www.mooresvillenc.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 18-May 16 at Richard Barry Memorial Park in Huntersville.
The program is free for residents, $40 for others. Registration is required by visiting www.cornelius.parc.
Special needs programming: The Cornelius PARC and Huntersville Parks & Recreation departments will offer several special needs events this spring.
A Painting Party will be held 7-8:30 p.m. April 17 at the Robert B. Blythe Building, 102 Gilead Road in Huntersville. Participants will learn to paint an abstract scene and enjoy time with friends. Cost is $5 residents, $10 others.
An AngelCare Parents’ Night Out will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 17. Parents can bring their special needs child and siblings for up to three hours of childcare. Cost is $7 residents, $12 others.
A Luau Bash will kick off summer 7-8:30 p.m. May 15 at the Robert B. Blythe Building, 102 Gilead Road. The party is free for residents, $5 for non-residents. Participants should bring a dish to share for the potluck dinner, which will include games, karaoke and a Hawaiian Shirt Contest.
To register, visit www.cornelius.org/parc.
Senior fun and fitness: The ninth annual Lake Norman Senior Fun and Fitness Day will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 at Jetton Park in Cornelius.
Older adults age 55 and older can participate in a fitness walk around the park and a morning of healthy activities. Planned events include a chair exercise class, a Tai Chi class, line dance class, lunch and music by DJ Bob Lazar. Blood pressure checks and other health screenings also will be offered at Waterfront Hall in the park. Along the fitness walk route, seniors can participate in games such as basketball free throw, football toss, ring toss and corn hole.
Registration is $3 in advance, $5 on the day of the event. To register, call the North Mecklenburg Senior Center at 704-948-2486.
Senior health businesses are invited to register as vendors by calling Joanne Ahern at 704-948-2486. To volunteer at the event, contact Leslie Willis of the Davidson Park and Recreation Department at 704-940-9609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Earth Day, new park phase: A free Earth Day Celebration will be held 10 a.m. to noon April 25 at Robbins Park.
Sponsored by Cornelius PARC, the family friendly event will include green activities, arts and crafts, demonstrations, nature walks, face painting and more.
A grand opening for Phase II of Robbins Park also will be held at 10 a.m. Participants can see the renovation of two existing ponds, paved trails linking WAC to Robbins Park, observation piers, picnic areas and sand volleyball court.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley