Lake Norman & Mooresville

Community news for Lake Norman

Performing arts series returns to college: The Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College recently announced the lineup for its 2015-16 C. Shaw and Nancy Smith Artist Series. For more than 70 years, Davidson College has organized a series of professional performing arts ensembles to campus with the goal of exposing students and the community to a myriad of cultural experiences.

This year’s series includes classical and pop music fusion, a gospel choir, contemporary dance, historical theater and jazz dance.

Grammy Award winning cellist Matt Haimovitz and leading American pianist and host of NPR’s From the Top Program Christopher O’Riley will present “Shuffle.Play.Listen” on Sept. 24. A collaboration that blurs the boundaries between classical and pop genres, “Shuffle.Play.Listen” will feature a unique lineup of artists such as J.S. Bach, Bernard Hermann, Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Piazzolla and Prokofiev.

The Soweto Gospel Choir, a two-time Grammy Award winner, performs Nov. 20. Drawing on the best talent from many churches and communities around Soweto, South Africa, the ensemble performs authentic African gospel music and dynamic renditions of western spirituals in six different languages.

The Koresh Dance Company will present “Mezze” on Jan. 20. Founded by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Roni Koresh, the company will present a contemporary dance performance paired with music from the Middle East.

British-American touring troupe Aquila Theatre will present “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” on Feb. 4. This tale of mystery, suspense and intrigue follows detective Sherlock Holmes as he maneuvers through the twisted web of London’s most fascinating cases.

River North Dance Chicago will conclude the season Feb. 16, combining athletic prowess and artistic perspective with bold, theatrical flair.

Tickets are $22 per show or $75 for a full season subscription. Military and senior citizen discounts are available. Season tickets are available through Aug. 10 at the Davidson College Union Ticket Office. Individual show tickets go on sale Aug. 31.

Macon recognized: Cornelius Police Officer John Macon was recently named Employee of the Quarter for April to June 2015.

After an increase in vehicle break-ins throughout Cornelius, Macon processed a vehicle that had been broken into and lifted several fingerprints. The fingerprints were later identified and a suspect was charged and arrested.

Macon’s attention to detail and training in crime scene processing was crucial to the investigation and led to the clearance of multiple open cases.

Special needs volunteers needed: Cornelius PARC and Huntersville Parks & Recreation need volunteers to serve as a buddy for special needs children participating in Abilities Tennis. Volunteers encourage participants to hone their skills while learning the rules of the game and interacting with peers.

Abilities Tennis will be held 8:30-10 a.m. Aug. 1-22 at J.V. Washam Recreation Center.

For information, contact Special Needs Program Coordinator Nicole Groth at 704-892-6031, ext. 162 or visit

Activities for special needs: Cornelius PARC and Huntersville Parks & Recreation will offer several upcoming programs for special needs residents.

Adults ages 15 and older are invited to Arts & Crafts Night 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Robert B. Blythe Building in Huntersville. Cost is $5 residents, $10 others.

Abilities Tennis will run 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 1-22 at JV Washam Recreation Center. Participants ages 5-17 will learn tennis skills and the rules of the game while interacting with peers in this free, volunteer-driven program.

For information, contact Special Needs Program Coordinator Nicole Groth at 704-892-6031, ext. 162 or visit

Help design Mooresville park: Mooresville and South Iredell residents are invited to share their thoughts on designing a town park and what kind of recreation amenities they would like it to have through an online survey at

Information from residents will shape the planning process for the future of parks, recreation and cultural services in Mooresville. The survey is available through the end of August. The assessment and action plan are expected to be completed by late fall of 2015.

For information, contact Daniel Stines at 704-663-2801 or

Downtown Davidson returns: The Downtown Davidson Arts Festival will return 5-8 p.m. Sept. 19.

Artists, musicians, children’s entertainment and other vendors are needed to participate. The fee is $25 for a 10-foot by six-foot space. All artists must be present to represent their booth, and all items must be handmade. All forms of art are welcome.

For information contact Kristen Feighery at or visit


Networking event for women: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will host its next Professional Women’s Network meeting 8-9:30 a.m. Aug. 6 at Springhill Suites, 121 Gateway Blvd., Mooresville. Breakfast will be provided by Subway and Springhill Suites.

Participants will learn about Holistic Planning for Life, including topics experienced through different phases of life. Speakers include financial adviser Trasha Schwendener, attorney Regina Mahoney, care coordinator A.J. Kerley and funeral director Clint Ingram.

The meeting is open to all women and costs $5 cash at the door. Participants should bring business cards or literature to distribute to prospective clients.

Breakfast and networking will begin 8 a.m., followed by the program at 8:20 a.m. Nonchamber women are welcome to attend up to three times as a prospective member and guest.

For information, contact Sylvia at 704-664-3898 or


Maiella joins administrative team: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center recently welcomed Jamie Maiella as market vice president for physician practice management. He will be responsible for executive management of hospital physician practices.

Maiella joins the hospital from Carolinas Healthcare System/Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in Charlotte, where he was assistant vice president of regional practice operations. He also worked as executive director for Western Piedmont Hearth Centers in Hickory.

Maiella began his healthcare career as a certified nuclear medicine technologist. He earned a bachelor of science degree and a MBA, both from Gardner-Webb University.

Compiled by Leigh Pressley