Lake Norman & Mooresville

Lake Norman Community events

Matthew Mays, 7, of Matthews takes off from the starting line of the 2014 Wild Child Fun Run. The fourth annual Run Wild 10K/5K & Wild Child Fun Run will be held May 9 in Huntersville.
Matthew Mays, 7, of Matthews takes off from the starting line of the 2014 Wild Child Fun Run. The fourth annual Run Wild 10K/5K & Wild Child Fun Run will be held May 9 in Huntersville. COURTESY OF JULIE SCHWARZENEGGER

Alice in Wonderland wraps: Davidson Community Players’ Connie Company will present its final show of “Alice in Wonderland” at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. April 26 at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson.

The 70-minute family friendly show is a great way to introduce young children to live theater. Tickets are $10 in advance by calling the Davidson Community Players’ box office at 704-892-7953 or visiting Tickets also are available at the door for $12.

Audience interacts at Cinderella: Activate Community Through Theatre (ACT) will present “Cinderella” at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. May 2 and May 9 at the Community School of Davidson ArtSpace, 404 Armour St., Davidson.

Loosely adapted from the Cinderella story, the play is based on the idea that one’s behavior determines one’s beauty. Children in the audience are invited to join Cinderella on stage as she cleans the house, dresses for the ball and meets the prince. Suitable for children ages 3-12, the play also features rapping mice in the audience and dancing in the aisles. Parents are welcome to take photos of their children on stage.

Tickets are $8 children and seniors, $10 adults. Free pre-show activities including “Learn the Mouse Rap” and “Waltz with the Prince” start 30 minutes before each show. For more information, visit or call 704-707-6757.

Writing workshop: Charlotte Writers’ Club North, a Lake Norman division of the Charlotte Writers’ Club, will sponsor a writing workshop, “Enacting Your Characters,” 10 a.m. to noon May 2 at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmorland Road in Cornelius.

David Radavich, a Charlotte playwright, essayist and poet, will discuss how to build strong, complex, believable characters. Participants will develop their own characters in the context of their chosen genre. Writers of all genres are welcome.

Cost is $25 for club members, $35 for others.

To learn about the workshop, visit To register, visit

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 17 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 eight. Sponsorships are still available.

For information, visit or email

Build for the Cure: The 2015 Build for the Cure 50 Shades of Pink Gala will be held 7-10 p.m. May 8 at the show home, 18105 Shearer Road, Davidson.

Built in the River Run community by Eric Johnson of E.S. Johnson Builders, the show home also will be open to the public for tours. Tour dates are 5-9 p.m. Fridays, May 15 and May 22; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, May 9, May 16 and May 23; and noon to 6 p.m. Sundays, May 10, May 17 and May 24.

Johnson, a longtime custom home builder in Lake Norman, established Build for the Cure to raise awareness about breast cancer and funds for the Charlotte’s Susan G. Komen affiliate. This is the fifth Build for the Cure home. Johnson also is the author of “Building a Quality Custom Home: What You Need to Know” and has been featured on the television show, “For Your Home.”

For visit or call 704-987-7950.

Run Wild race coming up: The fourth annual Run Wild 10K, 5K and Fun Run will be held May 9 at the Birkdale Residents’ Club, 8915 Devonshire Drive in Huntersville.

The family friendly event includes a timed 10K at 8 a.m., a timed 5K race at 8:15 a.m. and a one-mile kids’ run at 9:30 a.m.

Pre-registration is $35 for the 10K, $25 for the 5K run/walk and $10 for the fun run. Race day registration is available at 7 a.m. for an additional $5 per entry.

Run Wild has raised more than $80,000 in three years to benefit the African Children’s Project, a Lake Norman-based organization that provides compassionate, family-style homes for orphans in Kenya. For information, visit

Free nature outing: WOW – World of Wonder will hold a free Tree Walk nature discovery program for children and their families 10-11 a.m. May 9 in Davidson.

Irvin Brawley will lead the walk among some of Davidson’s trees. Children also will enjoy a scavenger hunt and leaf rubbings. Brawley is retired after 40 years as director of grounds at Davidson College and is now active with TreesDavidson and Davidson Lands Conservancy.

Children must be at least 3 years old to participate. Location and other details will be sent to participants who register by emailing

Golf fundraiser: Registration is now open for the fourth annual Swing Fore A Child’s Place golf tournament June 1 at River Run Country Club in Davidson.

Proceeds benefit A Child’s Place work at Walter G. Byers Academy, a pre-K through eighth grade school in Charlotte with a high number of homeless children.

Lunch catered by Jim ‘N Nick’s will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by tournament play at 1 p.m. Raffle prizes include a two-night stay at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island and tickets to a Duke University basketball game at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Cost is $250 per player, including lunch, a light dinner, the Party on the Putting Green, player gifts and prizes. To register, visit For information, contact


Summer classes: The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) Department will offer several classes around the lake this summer.

The schedule includes:

Stand Up Paddleboarding for Beginners: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Saturdays, May 16, May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22 or Sept. 12. Classes will be held at My Aloha Paddle and Surf’s waterfront location, 17505 W. Catawba Ave. in the Waterstreet Seaport across from Robbins Park. Cost is $35 residents, $40 others.

Stand Up Paddleboarding Yoga: 5:45-7 p.m. Saturdays, May 16, May 30, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 8, Aug. 22 or Sept. 12. Classes will be held at My Aloha Paddle and Surf’s waterfront location, 17505 W. Catawba Ave. in the Waterstreet Seaport across from Robbins Park. Cost per class is $28 residents, $32 others.

Tai Chi for Health: 9-10 a.m. for beginners, 10:15-11:15 a.m. for intermediate levels on Thursdays, May 7-June 25 by Waterfront Hall in Jetton Park, 19000 Jetton Road. Cost is $40 residents, $46 for others for eight weeks.

For information, visit or call 704-892-6031.

4-H summer camps: 4-H, the youth development program of the Iredell County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension, will offer several summer camps, field trips and educational workshops open to ages 5-18 this year.

Sessions begin June 15. Topics include caring for farm animals, criminal science investigation (CSI), dining around the world, advanced sewing, robotics, photography, dairy and beekeeping, crafts, pottery, engineering and archery.

For information, call 704-873-0507 or visit

Outdoor movies: Cornelius PARC will hold the 2015 Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series at dusk July 25 by Waterfront Hall in Jetton Park, 19000 Jetton Road.

“Mom’s Night Out” will be the free featured movie. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the show in the park.

For information, visit or call 704-892-6031.


Yoga for cancer patients: Shelly Johns, a certified yoga instructor and owner of Your Karma in Mooresville, will discuss Yoga for Cancer Patients and Caregivers at 6:30 p.m. April 28 in the classrooms at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.

The program is the April topic in the hospital’s Integrative Medicine and Cancer Educational Series. Everyone is welcome.

For information, contact Lisa Hartman, oncology nurse navigator, at 704-660-4294 or


Probus Club meets: Mike Prascak, founder of Lake Norman Brewing Co., will be the guest speaker at the next Probus Club meeting 10 a.m. May 19 in the fellowship hall of Berea Baptist Church on N.C. 150 west of Perth Road in Mooresville.

A Pennsylvania native who moved to Mooresville in 2007, Prascak will discuss micro-brewing as a growing industry and his new brewery.

The Probus Club includes retired professional and business people in Lake Norman and meets each month in the same location. Visitors are welcome.

Members gather at 10 a.m. for coffee and fellowship, followed by a brief meeting and the program. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Business after hours: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will sponsor Business After Hours 5-7 p.m. May 20 at the Homesley & Wingo Law Group offices, 330 S. Main St., Mooresville.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres by Jeffrey’s will be served, along with wine and beer. Deejay That Guy Smitty will provide music.

To RSVP, call 704-664-3898.

Remodeled office unveiled: Newport Properties held a ribbon-cutting and open house for its newly remodeled offices on April 23. The firm also celebrated its third year as a Homes for Heroes affiliate.

Homes for Heroes provides rebates and discounts for workforce heroes who are buying or selling a home. In three years, Newport Properties has contributed nearly $31,000 to everyday heroes who provide extraordinary services to the community.

For , call 704-663-7779 or visit

Compiled by Leigh Pressley