Lake Norman & Mooresville


Catawba Valley Master Gardener Barbara Maynor and her husband, Cecil, hosted members of the Catawba Valley Master Gardener Volunteer Association at their Mooresville home and gardens on June 11. The association held its annual picnic at the couple’s home.
Catawba Valley Master Gardener Barbara Maynor and her husband, Cecil, hosted members of the Catawba Valley Master Gardener Volunteer Association at their Mooresville home and gardens on June 11. The association held its annual picnic at the couple’s home. CATAWBA VALLEY MASTER GARDENER VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION

Master Gardeners meet: Catawba Valley Master Gardener Barbara Maynor and her husband, Cecil, hosted members of the Catawba Valley Master Gardener Volunteer Association at their Mooresville home and gardens on June 11. The association held its annual picnic at the couple’s home.

Special needs camps: The Cornelius PARC and Huntersville Parks & Recreation Departments will offer several FUNtastic Special Needs Camps this summer. All individuals, not matter their type of special need or degree of disability, are welcome.

Camps will offer a positive recreational experience and an opportunity to develop social skills, fine and gross motor skills, sensory experiences, creativity and fun. Each camper will have an individual volunteer.

The schedule includes:

Camp Create & Play for Pre-K for ages 2-6 years: 9-11 a.m. June 22-26, JV Washam Recreation Center, Cornelius. Cost is $50 residents, $65 others.

Camp Create & Play for ages 5-17 years: 1-3 p.m. June 22-26, JV Washam Recreation Center, Cornelius. Cost is $50 residents, $65 others.

For information or to register, visit

Symphony in the Park: Bring your picnic baskets and blankets for Symphony in the Park with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra on June 27 at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road.

Gates open 6 p.m. with children’s activities and concessions by D9 Brewing Co., Tenders, Kona Ice, Bruster’s Ice Cream and Nathan’s Hot Dogs. Beer and wine proceeds will benefit the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists.

Journey Church will perform a prelude beginning 6:45 p.m., followed by the symphony 8:15 p.m. Fireworks will follow the show.

Admission is free. Complimentary parking is available in the park and at Bailey Middle and Hough High schools, with free shuttle service starting 6 p.m. Coolers are welcome, but no glass containers or bottles, pets, tents or open flames. For information, call 704-892-6031, ext. 160 or visit

Aladdin and Arabian Night Tea Party: The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre will hold an Arabian Night Tea Party at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. June 28 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville.

Children can enjoy tea and light refreshments and meet Princess Jasmine, Aladdin and other characters from Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre’s production of “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” Dress up is encouraged, but not required.

Performance dates are 7 p.m. July 17, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. July 18-19, 7 p.m. July 24, 3 p.m. July 25 and 3 p.m. July 26 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center.

Tea party tickets are $10 each. Play tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 ages 3-18. Party and show tickets are available at

Library events: The Cornelius Public Library at 21105 Catawba Ave. will hold several events this summer 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 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Practice English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. No registration required.

Special events include:

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 focuses on “The Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline; 10 a.m. July 28 focuses on “Sky Burial” by Xue Xinran. Adults meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month to discuss fiction, nonfiction and biographies.

From Page to Screen: Movie screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy” (rated PG-13) at 2 p.m. June 24; “Big Hero 6” (rated PG) at 2 p.m. June 26; “The Boxtrolls” (rated PG), 2 p.m. July 3; “Despicable Me” (rated PG), 2 p.m. July 10; “Finding Nemo” (rated PG), 2 p.m. July 17; and “Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue” (rated PG), 2 p.m. July 24.

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, July 16 and July 23. Adults 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 and July 30. 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. July 1. Children ages 10-11 will earn service hours with other teens by giving back and making a difference in their communities.

Afternoon Adventures: Captain America, 2 p.m. July 6 for ages 5-8; 2 p.m. July 7 for ages 9-11. Learn more about Captain America and create a patriotic craft. Registration begins one week before the event.

Teen Summer Reading: Unmask! Digital Edition, 2 p.m. July 8. Unmask artistic superpowers and create your own superhero or villain using online software.

Finance 50: 10:30 a.m. July 10, July 17, July 24. Take charge of your financial future by making objective assessments, setting appropriate goals and establishing habits to help you thrive. Registration required.

Afternoon Adventures: Superheroes, 2 p.m. July 13 for ages 5-8; 2 p.m. July 21 for ages 9-12. Enjoy superhero stories and a perler bead superhero craft. Registration begins one week before the event.

Owls: 2 p.m. July 14 for ages 5-11. Learn about owls with Latta Plantation.

Teen Summer Reading: Gaming Tournament, 2 p.m. July 15. Test your might in a tournament against other gamers in DC’s Injustice: Gods Among Us. Fight with Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and other DC heroes and villains in this contest for fame and prizes. Registration required.

Family Story Time: 10:30 a.m. July 18. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can enjoy stories, songs and movement activities to support early literacy skills.

Born to Fly: 2 p.m. July 20 for ages 5-11. Join the Nature Lady to learn about birds’ nests, eggs, feathers, call and migration. No registration required.

Writer’s Workshop: Scriptwriting: 2 p.m. July 22 and July 29. Join UNCC film instructor Will Davis for a hands-on workshop exploring the art and craft of scriptwriting. Registration required.

Afternoon Adventures: Lego, 2 p.m. July 27 for ages 5-8; 2 p.m. July 28 for ages 9-11. Learn mathematical concepts of sorting, building and geometry while using Lego building blocks. Registration begins one week before the event.

Paddleboarding, yoga class: Two local recreation departments will offer Stand Up Paddleboarding and a Paddleboard Yoga class this summer.

Participants ages 8 to adult can take Stand Up Paddleboarding through Cornelius PARC 3:30-5:30 p.m. June 27 at My Aloha on Lake Norman. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Cost is $35 residnts, $40 others.

A new Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga class will be held 5:45-7 p.m. 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 or call 704-892-6031.

Huntersville Parks & Recreation also will offer Stand Up Paddleboarding 5:30-7 p.m. July 11 at 17505 W. Catawba Ave. across from Robbins Park in Cornelius. Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga will be held 5:30-7 p.m. July 27 in the same location. For information or to register, call 704-526-8432.

Heroic scavenger hunt: The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will partner with the Alexander County Library to offer a children’s scavenger hunt through July 31.

The free event is free and open to children of all ages during Center and Library hours. “Discover Our Story” encourages children to explore the Center’s Lucas Mansion as they search for clues related to local history, art, gems and minerals, historic figures, literary characters and more. Clue lists are available at the reception desk.

After identifying clues, participants will visit the library to receive stamps for reading five books. Completed stamp cards can be presented at the Center’s Summer Art Camp reception 3-4:30 p.m. Aug. 2 for a certificate of recognition. Admission is free.

The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center is at 316 Hiddenite Church Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

For information, visit or call 828-632-6966.


Jewell named CEO: Steven Jewell was recently named president and chief executive officer at The Pines at Davidson. He begins July 15.

Jewell is currently the executive director of Park Pointe Village in Rock Hill, an affiliate of ACTS Retirement-Life Communities. He has more than 20 years of management experience in the retirement community industry.

Before joining Park Pointe Village, he served as executive director of Kendal at Lexington, a continuing care retirement community in Virginia. Jewell earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Virginia and a master’s of health administration from the Medical College of Virginia.

He replaces The Pines’ current CEO, Edgar Muller, who retires July 18.

Travis launches campaign: Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis will hold a Campaign Launch 6-8 p.m. June 26 at Kady’s in the Historic Oak Street Mill, 19725 Oak St., Cornelius.

Live music and refreshments will be provided by Main Street restaurants including Kindred, Meztizo and Fork. Donations are appreciated, but not required. Everyone is welcome.

Professional Women’s Network: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Network will sponsor a Red, White & Blue Celebration 8-9:30 a.m. July 2 at Springhill Suites, 121 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville.

Breakfast will be provided by Subway and Springhill Suites. Participants will celebrate summer with an open networking meeting. Bring business cards and wear your red, white and blue. All women are welcome.

Cost is $5 cash at the door. To reserve a seat, contact Sylvia at 704-664-3898 or

Chamber awards prize: Markeatha Murphy, a Troutman resident, recently won a 48-inch Vizio flat screen television from the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce as the grand prize of its Chamber Business Bingo.

The Chamber held Business Bingo at its Business Expo on June 4 at Davidson College’s Belk Arena. Sam’s Club of Mooresville donated the television.


Occupational medicine program offered: Iredell Health System is now offering a comprehensive occupational medicine program for business and industry at 128 E. Plaza Drive, Mooresville.

The team includes Dr. Joseph Wolyniak, an occupational medicine physician, as well as physical therapists, certified medical assistants, a certified medical case manager and a certified functional evaluator.

Services include injury treatment, breath alcohol testing, case management, return-to-work exams, physical therapy, work hardening and conditioning, pre-employment screens, job site analysis, drug screening, ergonomic assessments, DOT exams and wellness programs.

For information, contact Iredell Occupational Medicine at 980-444-2630.

CPR and first aid: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will offer the American Heart Association’s joint Heartsaver CPR and First-Aid training class on July 9 in Room B of the hospital. First-aid training will be held 2-5 p.m., followed by CPR training 6-10 p.m.

Participants will learn basic skills in recognizing and treating life threatening emergencies such as choking, stroke and cardiac arrest. In First Aid, participants learn the fundamentals of treating medical injuries and environmental emergencies.

Cost is $70 for both courses or $50 for CPR and $30 for First-Aid. For information or to register, call 888-995-6762.

Compiled by Leigh Pressley