Gala benefits Dove House: Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center’s 14th annual signature fundraiser, “An Evening for Dove House,” was held May 2 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center in Mooresville. More than 450 guests attended the event to support children who are victims of sexual abuse.
This year’s event set a record by raising $252,000 in net proceeds. Thanks to a special offering made by guests and some matching funds provided by Lowes Home Improvement, the mortgage on the center’s facility in Statesville was paid off. This reduces operating expenses and benefits children in need.
The next Dove House event will be “Moon over Monte Carlo” 7-11 p.m. Aug. 7 in the Grand Ballroom at Trump National Charlotte. The 15th annual “An Evening for Dove House” is planned for April 30, 2016.
For information, visit www.DoveHousecac.org.
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Dine Out for Kids: Communities In Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg will hold its 16th annual Dine Out For Kids on June 16 at more than 85 restaurants across the greater Charlotte area.
The communitywide event offers area restaurants and their patrons the opportunity to support public education and help economically disadvantaged students to succeed in school and achieve in life. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of the day’s sales on June 16 to Communities In Schools.
Several Lake Norman restaurants will participate, including Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar in Mooresville, Dressler’s in Huntersville, McAlister’s Deli and The Melting Pot. For a complete list of participating restaurants and locations, visit www.cischarlotte.org.
Outdoor film series: “The Little Rascals Save the Day” will kick off the free Town of Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series on June 10 at Kenton Place. Movies in the series begin at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. at several locations. The boat-in movie at Jetton Park will give patrons a chance to view the movie from land or from the lake.
The schedule includes: June 10, “The Little Rascals Save the Day,” Kenton Place; June 20, “The Monuments Men,” Town Hall Lawn; June 24, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” Kenton Place; July 8, “Annie,” Kenton Place; July 22, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1,” Kenton Place; July 25, “Mom’s Night Out,” Jetton Park; Aug. 5, “Big Hero 6,” Kenton Place; Aug. 15, “Get On Up: The James Brown Story,” Town Hall Lawn; and Aug. 19, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Kenton Place.
For information on inclement weather conditions, call PARC’s Weather Hotline at 704-896-2460, ext 290.
Art exhibit opens: “Beyond Walls,” the Town of Cornelius’s first public art exhibition, will be displayed June 13-Nov. 17 at Robbins Park. The exhibit features public art from nine regional artists selected by the Public Art Committee.
Featured artists are: Paris Alexander, Bob Doster, Jim Gallucci, Aisling Millar McDonald, Harry McDaniel, Rich Nossel, Virginia Scotchie, Adam Walls and Jim Weitzel.
An opening reception will be held 3-6 p.m. June 13 with food trucks, a wine reception, kids’ crafts and live music. Opening remarks and artist talks will begin at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.
For information or in the event of inclement weather, call 704-896-2460, ext. 290 or visit www.cornelius.org/parc.
Paddleboarding, yoga class: Cornelius PARC will offer Stand Up Paddleboarding 3:30-5:30 p.m. June 13 and June 27 at My Aloha on Lake Norman. The class is open to ages 8 through adult. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cost is $35 residents, $40 others.
A new Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga class is held 5:45-7 p.m. June 13 and June 27 at My Aloha, with more dates planned in July and August. Previous Stand Up Paddleboarding experience is required. Cost is $28 residents, $32 others.
For information, visit www.cornelius.org/parc or call 704-892-6031.
Adult art classes: The Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St.,Cornelius, will offer several Adult Summer Classes beginning the week of June 15.
Classes include Clay for Beginners, Ceramics with Leon Nichols, Monday Night Ceramics (all levels), Wheel Ceramics, Handbuilding Ceramics, Watercolors, Drawing and Pastels.
For information, call 704-896-8823 or visit www.cornelius.org/parc.
Safe food handling course: ServSafe, a course that focuses on the essentials of safe food handling, will be offered by Iredell County Cooperative Extension 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 18 and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 25 at the Iredell County Agricultural Resources Center, 444 Briston Drive in Statesville.
Cost is $90 and includes a textbook and materials. For information, visit www.iredell.ces.ncsu.edu or call 704-873-0507.
Brewer of the year announced: Primal Brewery of Huntersville was named North Carolina Brewer of the Year at the Fifth Annual North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival on May 9 at Historic Rural Hill.
Festival patrons who gathered for music and beer tasting selected the winner among 38 craft brewers from across the state. Business partners David Hoy and Ray Steimel opened Primal Brewery in December 2014 at 16432 Statesville Road. Huntersville’s first craft brewery, Primal has 13 recipes and keeps six beers on tap in its family friendly taproom.
Proceeds from the North Carolina Brewers and Music Festival go to the preservation of historic Rural Hill and its education programs.
Back pain seminar: The Orthopedic & Spine Center of Lake Norman will host a free seminar, “Management and Surgical Treatment Options for Back Pain,” 6-7 p.m. June 9 in Community Room B at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Ben Garrido, an orthopedic surgeon with the Center, will be the guest presenter. A question-and-answer session will follow.
To make a reservation, call 888-995-6762 or visit www.lnrmcorthopedic.com.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley