Lake Norman & Mooresville

LNWC to hold Earth Day celebration

The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists will hold its inaugural Earth Day event this weekend.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18 at LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville.

The theme of the Wildlife Conservationists’ Earth Day program is “All Things Nature.” Featured will be exhibits from local nurseries, landscapers, outdoor specialty stores and other outdoor-themed organizations.

In addition, participants can learn how to build a wildlife-friendly yard, experts will hold seminars on subjects like “Bird-Brained Gardening” and “Aliens Among Us.”

The event will also feature music, food and beverages, and hands-on crafts will also be available.

For information, call 704-231-3317 or email, or visit

Covekeepers meeting

The next meeting of the Lake Norman Covekeepers will feature a rare guided tour through the Mountain Island Educational State Forest.

The meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 30, will be held at the state forest, located at 534 Killian Road in Stanley in southeastern Lincoln County.

The tour will be guided by Laura Shidal, park ranger for the Mountain Island Educational State Forest. Normally, the park is not open to the general public.

For information, call 704-489-6249.

Big Day at the Lake Cruise on June 14

The seventh-annual Big Day at the Lake Cruise will be held June 14 aboard the charter boat Yachta Yachta Yachta, which will sail out of the Peninsula Yacht Club in Cornelius for a three-hour dinner and dance party beginning at 6 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person for the cruise, which will feature food provided by five Lake Norman-area restaurants, an open bar and music.

Proceeds will go toward supporting Big Day at the Lake and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, which currently serves nearly 250 children in the northern Mecklenburg County area.

The annual Big Day at the Lake, which will be held for the 11th straight year on July 18, has brought hundreds of the children and volunteers served by Big Brothers and Big Sisters to Lake Norman and Mountain Island Lake for a day of boating, swimming and tubing, followed by a picnic dinner and games at Duke Energy’s Energy Explorium in Huntersville.

For information or to reserve tickets for the Big Day at the Lake Cruise, call 704-232-5536 or visit

Bill Kiser is a freelance writer. Have a story idea for Bill? Email him at