Anti-toll rallies: In the wake of the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s decision to move forward with the Interstae 77 tolling contract, several community groups are holding fundraisers to support anti-toll efforts.
The group Widen I-77 filed suit in January and is represented by the law firm of Arnold & Smith. Fundraisers will support subpoenaing witnesses and obtaining expert testimony in trial preparation. Earlier this month, the group formally requested a trial date from Judge Osmond Smith III, who will hear the case.
Upcoming fundraisers and events include:
▪ Protest at Interstate 485 ribbon cutting with Gov. Pat McCrory: 11:30 a.m. June 5. More details to come.
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▪ Silent auction and 50-50 raffle: 7 p.m. June 5, Lucky Dog Bark & Brew, 19607 Statesville Road, Cornelius. Food will be provided by Prosciutto’s, and T-shirts will be available for sale. Sponsored by Exit 28 Ridiculousness and Lucky Dog Bark & Brew.
▪ Silent auction fundraiser and Widen I-77 presentation: 6:30-8 p.m. June 11, Galway Hooker, 17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius. Sponsored by Lake Norman Conservatives.
▪ Stop the Tolls Night: June 18, Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius. A percentage of sales will go to Widen I-77.
▪ Cookout at Hubbard Farms: 6-9 p.m. June 20, Hubbard Farms, 14720 Brown Mill Road, Huntersville. Enjoy burgers, hot dogs and fixings for a $10 suggested donation. RSVP to Stacy Phillips at 704-533-4685 or StacyPhillips11@yahoo.com. Sponsored by Danny Phillips, a Huntersville commissioner, and Mark Gibbons, a candidate for Huntersville commissioner.
Donations may be made online at www.wideni77.org.
4-H Fashion Revue: Youngsters ages 5 to 16 showed off garments they constructed at the Lincoln County 4-H Fashion Revue on May 2. Many participants learned sewing skills in the Sassy Stitches 4-H Club, which will offer beginner and intermediate sewing camp this summer.
Ages 5-8: Eli Dillon, Sophie Westmoreland.
Ages 9-10: Addie Dillon, first place; Rachel Douthit, second place.
Ages 11-13: Zoe Eastridge, first place and sixth place; Jenna Peeler, second place and seventh place; Sophie Perkins, third place and eighth place; Anna Marie Davis, fourth place and fifth place.
Age 16: Ruth Perkins, first place.
Best of Show award went to Zoe Eastridge, while Jenna Peeler received the Junior Best of Show award.
For information, contact Lincoln County 4-H at 704-736-8458.
Library events: The Cornelius Public Library at 21105 Catawba Ave. will hold events in June that are free and open to the public. For information, call 704-416-3800.
Weekly events include:
Baby Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Mondays for ages up to 17 months. Registration required.
Toddler Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 18 to 35 months. Registration required.
Preschool Story Time: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 3-5. Registration required.
Connections that Count: 10 a.m. Thursdays. Children of all ages and their families can enjoy Spanish storytime with music, games, dancing and crafts. No registration required.
English Conversation Group for Spanish Speakers: 6:30 p.m. June 3, June 10, June 17 and June 24. Practice English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. No registration required.
Special events include:
Reptiles: 2 p.m. June 15. Kids ages 5-11 can see, touch and learn about snakes, turtles and lizards with rangers from Latta Plantation. No registration required.
The Nature Lady Presents Environmental Heroes: 2 p.m. June 16. Kids ages 5-11 will learn how to become an environmental hero in their neighborhood and own backyard by attracting and caring for birds, insects, amphibians and reptiles, by composting and recycling.
From Page to Screen: Movie screening of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day” (rated PG) at 2 p.m. June 19, of “Guardians of the Galaxy” (rated PG-13) at 2 p.m. June 24 and of “Big Hero 6” (rated PG) at 2 p.m. June 26.
Family Story Time: 10:30 a.m. June 20. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs and movement activities to support early literacy skills.
Afternoon Adventures: Superhero Training, 2 p.m. June 22 and June 23; Local Heroes, 2 p.m. June 29. Registration begins one week prior to the event, in person or at 704-416-3800. For ages 9-11.
Daylily Book Club: 10 a.m. June 23. Adults meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month to discuss fiction, nonfiction and biographies. This month’s selection is “The Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline.
For Me, For You, For Later: 11:30 a.m. June 24. Preschoolers ages 3-5 will learn about financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions. No registration required.
Technology Tutoring: 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. June 25. Adutls can register for individual 30-minute Tech Tutor sessions on topics such as Internet basics, Microsoft Office and email. To register, call 704-416-4000.
Sleepy Storytime: 6 p.m. June 25. Pajamas are welcome at this evening family storytime with songs and activities to support early literacy skills.
Teen Summer Reading: “Be a Local Teen Hero,” 2 p.m. June 30. Children ages 10-11 will earn service hours with other teens by giving back and making a difference in their communities.
Wound care awareness: The Iredell Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center, part of Iredell Health System, is participating in Wound Care Awareness Week June 1-5. The center offers advanced therapies to patients suffering from chronic wounds.
Program directors will visit local physicians to educate staff on how to identify patients who could benefit from advanced wound care.
For information, visit www.woundcareawareness.com or call 704-768-0542.
Look Good, Feel Better: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host the American Cancer Society’s “Look Good ... Feel Better” program 6:15-8:15 p.m. June 15 in the hospital’s Private Dining Room. A free dinner is included.
Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients will learn how to use make-up and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Potential side effects include hair loss of the scalp, eyebrows and lashes; weight gain or loss, changes in skin pigmentation and texture, skin oiliness, itchiness or peeling; and alterations in nail texture and growth rate.
Classes and materials are free to women receiving active cancer treatment. To register, contact Cathy Quade at 704-662-0770.
Life support class: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will offer the American Heart Association’s “Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider” 6-10 p.m. June 16 in Community Room B of the hospital.
Healthcare providers will learn to perform CPR, as well as other life-saving skills in a variety of hospital and healthcare settings.
Cost is $50 and includes a course book. For more information or to make a reservation, contact 888-995-6762.
Blood drive: The American Red Cross and Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Blood Drive 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 19 in Community Rooms A & B of the hospital.
The blood drive is open to the public. Appointments are recommended, but not required. Donors should bring photo identification.
To register or for information, call 704-660-4859 or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
Exercise and cancer: Mary Troncellito, director of the LIVESTRONG program at the YMCA in Mooresville, will speak about “Exercise and Cancer” at 6:30 p.m. June 23 in the classrooms at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
The program is party of 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 Lisa.Hartman@LNRMC.com.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley