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The Bechtler Ensemble Piano Trio, which includes cellist Tanja Bechtler, along with pianist Cynthia Lawing and violinist Joseph Meyer, will perform in the next Music @ St. Alban’s concert.
The Bechtler Ensemble Piano Trio, which includes cellist Tanja Bechtler, along with pianist Cynthia Lawing and violinist Joseph Meyer, will perform in the next Music @ St. Alban’s concert. MUSIC @ ST. ALBAN'S SERIES

Yoga on the Green: The Bindu and Carolinas HealthCare System will offer free yoga, local food and live music at the Fourth Annual Yoga on the Green event 3:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 on the Davidson Village Green.

Everyone is invited to participate in yoga classes, followed by a live concert by Stolen Hearts. Participants will receive a free yoga mat while supplies last. The Bindu will offer a beginners class at 3:30 p.m., followed by a Vinyasa Flow Yoga class at 5 p.m. Free food for registrants only will be provided by Millstone Bake House and Provisions.

Registration is encouraged by visiting Limited onsite registration will be held on Oct. 11. Donations will benefit the Davidson Farmers Market.

Hometown tours: Visit Lake Norman will offer three hometown motorcoach tours to familiarize participants with great things in Cornelius, Huntersville and Davidson.

The Cornelius Uncovered Tour will be offered 11 a.m. Oct. 15 beginning at the Visit Lake Norman Visitor Center, 19900 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius. The Happenin’ Huntersville Tour will be held Oct. 29, followed by the Discovering Davidson tour on Nov. 12.

Cornelius stops include Jetton Park, My Aloha Paddle and Surf, Ass Clown Brewery and four other attractions. Itineraries are being set for the Huntersville and Davidson tours.

Cost is $20 per person and includes lunch and a goodie bag. To reserve a spot, contact Cyndi Bartley at or 704-987-3300.

For information, visit

Piano trio performs: The Bechtler Ensemble Piano Trio will perform in the next Music @ St. Alban’s concert 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane, Davidson.

The Ensemble features pianist Cynthia Lawing, violinist Joseph Meyer and cellist Tanja Bechtler performing a mosaic of Eastern European masters such as Dvorak, Enescu and Prokofiev.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors age 62 and older, free for ages 12 and younger. Admission includes a Meet the Artists reception immediately after the show.

Tickets are available at the door and online at

Audition for “Christmas Belles”: Davidson Community Players will hold open auditions for its December production of “Christmas Belles” at 7 p.m. Oct. 18-19 at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.

Participants only need to come to one audition, but should plan to arrive at the beginning and stay the entire session. bring a resume or list of contact information, with theatre experience, a recent photo and rehearsal conflicts. No prior acting experience is required and novice actors are encouraged to audition.

Rehearsals will begin in late October. “Christmas Belles,” a Southern comedy with three sisters, a surly Santa, family secrets, sibling squabbles and a Christmas pageant, will run Dec. 3-20 in Armour Street Theatre.

For information on available roles and auditions, contact Sylvia Schnople, Artistic Director, at 704-892-7953 or email

Asheville organist performs: Jeff Jones, Director of Music Ministry at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in Asheville, will be the featured artist in the next Organ at Davidson concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, 100 N. Main St.

Admission is free; donations will be accepted for future concerts. A meet-the-artist reception will follow in the church parlor immediately after the program.

For information, visit

Hiddenite Center hosts barbecue: The Hiddenite Arts & Heritage Center will host a “Swine Ball” featuring a barbecue dinner and bluegrass music by the Sugarloaf Ramblers at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at its Educational Complex, 70 Hiddenite Church Road in Hiddenite.

Guests are encouraged to dress down in denim, bandanas and boots for the ball. Dinner will include barbecue pork, baked beans, slaw, dessert and a drink.

Tickets are $16 per person. Performance-only admission is $8 per person. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 828-632-6966. For more information, visit

Christmas Pageant auditions: Activate Community Through Theatre will hold auditions for the holiday favorite, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 24 and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Warehouse of Performing Arts Center, 9216 Westmoreland Road in Cornelius.

Auditions are open to youth ages 7-20. Actors should bring a picture and resume and prepare a one-minute monologue.

Performances of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” are Dec. 18-20 at the Artspace of Community School of Davidson.

For more information, visit, call 704-707-6757 or email

Meal Mania: Citi Impact Ministries will host Meal Mania Oct. 24-25 at Community School of Davidson.

Local churches, businesses and civic groups will pack meals for neighbors in need, those devastated by disasters and those struggling to survive persecution in ISIS-affected areas. Organizers hope to pack 100,000 meals.

Ages 5 and older are welcome.

To schedule a two-hour shift or for more information, contact Jen Steward at 949-500-1908 or or visit


Special Olympics medal: The Special Olympics North Carolina Cabarrus County Crushers softball team won a bronze medal at the 2015 Special Olympics North America Softball Invitational Tournament held Sept. 25-27 in Wichita, Kan.

Thirty-two teams from across the United States and Canada competed.

Team members are Jamie Bass, Joseph Blackburn, Brandon Brown, Terre Carpenter, Marvin Deese, Joseph Felts, Richard Ford, Edgar Harrington, Patrick Harrington, Payton Hitchcock, Jason King Jr., Michael Kinlaw, Kenneth Mott II and Matthew Wheeler. Ron Wheeler, Lisa Wheeler and Suzie Lloyd coach the team.

More than 450 Special Olympics athletes, representing 32 teams from 14 U.S and Canadian Special Olympics programs, participated in the tournament. Both traditional Special Olympics teams and Unified Sports teams (people with and without intellectual disabilities playing on the same team) were represented.

New fitness classes: Cornelius PARC will offer several new fitness classes beginning in October and November. Participants can register at or in person at Cornelius Town Hall.

The schedule includes:

Couch-to-5K Running Plan: 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 27-Dec. 10, Bailey Middle School Track, 11900 Bailey Road. Cost is $45 residents, $52 others.

Boot Camp: 8:30 a.m. or 7 p.m. weekdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 20, Dogwood Crossfit Studio, 20121 N. Main St. Cost is $65 residents, $75 non-residents for three classes per week, $95 residents, $110 others for five classes a week.

Senior Fit Club: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 27-Dec. 10, Dogwood Crossfit Studio, 20121 N. Main St. $65 residents, $75 non-residents.

Tai Chi: 9 a.m. Thursday or Saturday for beginners, 10:15 a.m. Thursday or Saturday for intermediate. Both sessions run Nov. 5-Dec. 19. Thursday sessions meet at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. Saturday sessions meet at Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Road. $30 residents, $36 others.

Classes currently offered on an ongoing drop-in basis include:

PiYo: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Road. $5 per week or $30 for a seven-class punch card.

Cardio Funk: 6:30 p.m. Mondays, Bailey Road Recreation Center. $5 per week, $40 for a 10-class punch card.

For more information, call 704-892-6031 x 188, email, or visit us on the web.

Basketball registration open: The Cornelius-Davidson Youth Basketball League will hold registration for the 2015-2016 season through Oct. 25.

The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-18. Players who are 18 must be attending high school to be eligible.

Registration is available online at or in person at Cornelius Town Hall or the Davidson Parks & Recreation office. Divisions are broken down by gender and age. Financial assistance is available on a limited basis.

Skills assessment days will be held Nov. 3-7. Practices will begin Nov. 30 and games will start Dec. 12. Practices will be held on weeknights and games will be held on Saturdays. All participants will receive a reversible jersey and appropriate awards. A copy of each participant’s birth certificate is required to complete the registration.

Volunteer coaches, timers and scorekeepers are needed. Team sponsors are also needed, with sponsor’s names being printed on team jerseys.

For information, visit or contact the Cornelius PARC Department at 704-892-6031 ext. 160, or the Davidson Parks and Recreation Department at 704-892-3349.


Kiwanis change meeting time, location: Lake Norman Kiwanis recently changed its regular weekly meeting to a lunch meeting, gathering at noon each Thursday at Brooklyn South, 19400 Jetton Road, 201 in Cornelius.

The group will gather in the meeting room at the back of the restaurant and will have a server, so participants do not need to order at the front counter.

Lake Norman Kiwanis also recently inducted its new officers for 2015-16. They are John Minor, President; Jeff Hammett, Vice President/President Elect; Tim Stein, Treasurer; and Andy Yates, Secretary.

Payroll Inc. purchased: Larry Powers of Larry Powers CPA recently purchased Payroll Inc. at 542 Williamson Road in Mooresville. The full service payroll and accounting firm was founded by Gwen Moore in 2000.

Powers has 38 years of business experience in audit and tax positions with multiple large international CPA firms. In addition, he has consulted with CPA companies and computer software firms and owned his own CPA practice specializing in small business and personal tax preparation. Powers lives in Denver.

Payroll Inc. retained its staff after the purchase.


Balance program for seniors: The popular workshop “A Matter of Balance” will return to the North Mecklenburg Senior Center 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays beginning Oct. 20. The senior center is located at 102 Gilead Road in Huntersville.

The four-week, eight-session program is free, but space is limited.

Participants will learn to reduce risks of falls at home and control falls if they happen, set goals for increasing activity and learn exercises to increase strength and balance.

To register, call 980-314-1127.

CPR for health-care providers: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will offer the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for the Healthcare Provider 6-10 p.m. Oct. 29 in Community Room B of the hospital.

Healthcare providers will learn to perform CPR and other life-saving skills in a variety of hospital and medical settings.

Cost is $50, including a course book. For more information, call 888-995-6762.

Compiled by Leigh Pressley