The Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists has pushed back the date for its annual fundraising event, the Lake Norman Wildlife Oyster and Shrimp Fest, by a month.
This year’s fundraiser will be held 5-10 p.m. Oct. 10 at LangTree Lake Norman, 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville. In past years, the event had been held in mid-September.
Admission to the Oyster and Shrimp Fest is $50 for adults, and free for children ages 12 and younger. Attendees will be able to feast on fresh oysters, shrimp and barbecue provided by Big Daddy’s restaurant; beverages including local craft beer from D9 Brewing, and dance music from Head Fun, Rusty Barkley and the Part Time Blues Band.
Proceeds from the Oyster and Shrimp Fest will go toward funding several Wildlife Conservationists initiatives such as building fishing rockeries, blue heron rookeries and osprey nesting platforms; wildlife habitat enhancement on the lake and the development of Cornelius’ Robbins Park into an educational nature preserve.
Kayakers to hold cancer fundraiser
The American Cancer Society will be the beneficiary of the inaugural Lake Norman Get Paddled fundraiser for kayakers Sept. 26.
The event is open to all kayakers with rigid or inflatable boats, both single- and double-rower, who will paddle one of three courses – 3-mile, 6-mile and 12-mile – on the lake.
To participate, all entrants must commit to raise a minimum of $100 for the American Cancer Society.
The Lake Norman Get Paddled fundraiser will stage at Kings Point Marina in Cornelius, with late registration and breakfast for all participants beginning at 7 a.m.
The kayakers will enter the water from Kings Point Marina’s docks at 8 a.m., with the event expected to be completed by mid-day. The event will conclude with dinner at the marina’s clubhouse, with trophies awarded to the top fundraisers on each course and raffle prizes also given away.
To register, donate or for information, visit www.getpaddledkayakevent.com, or call event chairman Chris Higgs at 704-892-3223.
Covekeepers meeting Sept. 24
After taking the past three months off, the Lake Norman Covekeepers will resume its monthly meetings Sept. 24.
This month’s meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the East Lincoln Volunteer Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Road, Denver.
The guest speaker for this month’s meeting is Emilee Syrewicze, the executive director of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation. Syrewicze was named to replace former Riverkeeper and executive director Rick Gaskins in mid-April.
Also scheduled to attend the Lake Norman Covekeepers meeting is Lauren Kim, the Riverkeeper Foundation’s new volunteer and outreach coordinator.
For information, call 704-489-6249 or 704-679-9494.
Bill Kiser is a freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org.