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Edie Raether, a speaker, best-selling author and therapist, will speak 8-9:30 a.m. June 4 at Springhill Suites, 121 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville, as part of the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Network.
Edie Raether, a speaker, best-selling author and therapist, will speak 8-9:30 a.m. June 4 at Springhill Suites, 121 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville, as part of the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Network. MOORESVILLE-SOUTH IREDELL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Fundraising event: The Our Towns Habitat for Humanity ReStore ReStyle event held April 28 at the Mooresville ReStore raised more than $6,000.

Designers styled a 10- foot by 10-foot room in the fifth annual ReStore ReStyle event using only items found at Habitat ReStores. ReStore ReStyle designer Marie Graham of Troutman won the Judges’ Choice Award. Other designers chosen from a field of more than 27 applicants were: Andrea Hartley, Lesley Park, Dennis Graham, Becky Charles, Meyetta Grimes, Dolores Lindley, Betsy Hazleton, Scott Ferguson, Marcia Makl, Krissy Ferguson and Lynn Noble.

Proceeds benefited Our Towns Habitat ReStores, which serves families in Mooresville, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville and Statesville. For information, visit www.ourtownshabitat.org.

Memorial Day closing: The town of Davidson offices, including town hall at 216 South Main St. and the Parks and Recreation department at 865 South St. will be closed May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will re-open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 26.

Republic Waste Services will operate on a one-day delay for garbage and recycling collection the week of May 25. Carts usually emptied Monday will be emptied Tuesday. Carts usually emptied Tuesday will be emptied Wednesday, with additional days on a one-day delay.

For information, visit www.townofdavidson.org/GarbageSchedule.

Center changes name: The Hiddenite Center in Alexander County has changed its name to the Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center in an effort to better describe its role in the arts community. The nonprofit organization has offered arts and heritage programming for the region since 1981.

The Center also launched a new website, www.hiddenitearts.org, featuring a new logo, events calendar, images and information on current exhibits, visitor information and links to join the online arts community through email and social media. A new Arts Community page features information about artists, performers and organizations throughout the state.

For information, call 828-632-6966 or visit www.hiddenitearts.org.

Auditions for young adult theater: Davidson Community Players’ The Connie Company is seeking energetic and imaginative young adults for its Teen Summer Stock Series of “Grease” and “Almost, Maine.” Actors ages 14-20 are invited to audition.

“Grease” auditions will be held 10 a.m.-noon May 30 at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., Davidson. “Almost, Maine” auditions will be held noon-2 p.m. May 30 at the same location. Actors who plan to audition for both shows can attend 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Actors auditioning for “Grease” should bring 16 bars of a song that shows off their vocal range and ability to act through a song, as well as a recent picture, resume or list of theater experience. An accompanist will be provided, a cappella is not encouraged. Auditions for “Almost, Maine” will include theater exercises and cold readings from the script.

Rehearsals for “Almost, Maine” will be July 20-31, with performances July 31-Aug. 2. Rehearsals for “Grease” will be Aug. 3-14, with performances Aug. 14-16. During the two-week intensive production schedule, actors rehearse 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and perform over one weekend.

For information, call 704-892-7953 or visit www.DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org.

Free nature program: WOW – World of Wonder will hold a free nature walk 9:30-11 a.m. June 13 in the Davidson/North Mecklenburg area. Co-sponsored by Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery, the program is open to ages 4 and older and their families.

Rob Van Epps, a birder, naturalist and president of Davidson Lands Conservancy, and Matt Shaw, recently co-leader of the WOW outing in April, will lead the walk in search of butterflies, birds, salamanders and other wildlife.

Advance registration is required by emailing dlc.wow@gmail.com. Location and directions will be sent to those with a confirmed registration. For information, visit www.davidsonlands.org

Business

Professional women’s network: Edie Raether, a speaker, best selling author and therapist, will speak 8-9:30 a.m. June 4 at Springhill Suites, 121 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville, as part of the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Network.

Raether will speak on “Turbo Charge Your Brain: Winning at the Inner Game of Success.” The meeting is open to chamber members and their female staff.

Professional Women’s Network meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at Springhill Suites. Participants should wear a name bage and bring business cards to distribute. Cost is $5 at the door and includes a full breakfast. Guests are welcome.

For information, contact Sylvia at the MSI Chamber at 704-664-3898 or sls@mooresvillenc.org.

Kilwin’s recognized: Kilwin’s Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream was recognized as one of the Best in Business at the recent 2015 Small Business Reception sponsored by the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce. Kilwin’s is located in Birkdale Village, Huntersville.

Medical

Pastors bless staff: The Pastoral Advisory Council of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center hosted a Faith, Fellowship and Blessing of the Hands for the hospital staff during National Hospital Week on May 13. The council includes area pastors and volunteer chaplains.

Students complete year of learning: Local area high school students recently completed a year of monthly educational programs at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. Youngsters in the Health Career Explorers program toured different departments and heard from various healthcare professionals to gain a better insight into medical career options.

Health Career Exploring is open to students ages 14-20 who are interested in learning about opportunities in the health and medical field. For information, contact Richard Chum, Exploring Executive with Piedmont Council, Boy Scouts of America, at 704-864-2694 or richard.chum@scouting.org.

Cancer support group: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Cancer Support Group at 11:45 a.m. June 9 in Community Rooms A&B next to Cafe at the Lake, the hospital cafeteria.

The free group provides education and support to cancer survivors and their families. A free lunch is served. No registration is required. For information, contact Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859 or mitzie.mccurdy@lnrmc.com.

Compiled by Leigh Pressley

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