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Compiled by Leigh Pressley
Farm-to-fork, craft beer fundraiser: The Davidson Housing Coalition will host a Farm-to-Fork Craft Beer dinner fundraiser 6:30 p.m. July 16 at the Summit Coffee Outpost, 120 Patterson Court Circle on the Davidson College campus.
The dinner will feature offerings from at least three local breweries and four to five dishes from the fields of farmers within a 50-mile radius of Davidson. The menu will include Cherokee purple tomatoes, bi-colored sweet corn, peaches, beets, eggplant and peppers, as well as meat, bread and cheese.
Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple and are available through Pay Pal at the Davidson Housing Coalition website at www.davidsonhousing.org. Tickets also are available by calling 704-892-4486.
‘Aladdin’ takes the stage: The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre will present “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” July 17-26 at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St. in Mooresville.
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.
Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 ages 3-18 at http://mooresvillechildrenstheatre.org/tickets.
Youth orchestra open house: The Cornelius Youth Orchestras will hold membership open houses at 6:30 p.m. July 21, Aug. 4 and Aug. 11 for interested parents and students in the band room at Bailey Middle School, 11900 Bailey Road.
The community orchestra is open to musicians ages 6-18 who play string, brass, woodwind, piano or percussion instruments. These young musicians should have one or more years of music instruction and be able to perform medium/easy to concert-level musical compositions.
Student musicians must bring their instruments to rehearsals, which begin 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in the band room at Bailey Middle School. Rehearsals are held weekly on Tuesdays. Potential new members can attend a rehearsal at no charge in August and September. Four concerts are planned for the upcoming season.
For information, call Nanette Haraden, Cornelius Youth Orchestra Program Director, at 704-576-7270 or visit www.corneliusyouthorchestras.com.
Outdoor film series: The free Town of Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series continues July 22 with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1” at Kenton Place. Movies in the series begin at dusk, around 8:30 p.m. at several locations. The unique “boat-in” movie at Jetton Park will give patrons a chance to view the movie from land or from the lake.
The schedule includes: 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.
Gaga ball tournament: The Lake Norman area’s first Gaga Ball tournament will be held 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 8 in the recently constructed gaga pit at Robbins Park.
Participants will receive a T-shirt and can compete in three age divisions: 8-11, 12-15 and 16-18. Cost is $25 for Cornelius residents, $30 others. A short introductory session to gaga will start 9 a.m.
For information on Gaga Ball, tournament rules and registration information, visit www.cornelius.org/parc.
Professional women meet: More than 60 businesswomen attended the Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Network Breakfast on July 2 at Springhill Suites in Mooresville. The breakfast was a “Red, White & You” celebration.
The 70-member group holds monthly meetings with meet-and-greet time, an informational program and breakfast. Cost is $5 per person. Prospective chamber members can attend up to three times as a guest.
For information, contact Sylvia Spury at 704-664-3898.
Bales, Jenest elected: At its June 10 regular meeting, the Lake Norman Regional Transportation Commission elected Huntersville Commissioner Melinda Bales as chairman for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Davidson Commissioner Brian Jenest was elected vice chairman.
The Lake Norman Regional Transportation Commission is a joint agency of the towns of Huntersville, Cornelius, Davidson and Mooresville that studies, educates and advocates for local transportation solutions.