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Charlotte Engineering Early College students visited the Ingersoll Rand Power Tools, Fluid Management, and Material Handling Laboratory and competed in a duck race using ARO pumps to power the toys down the channel.
Charlotte Engineering Early College students visited the Ingersoll Rand Power Tools, Fluid Management, and Material Handling Laboratory and competed in a duck race using ARO pumps to power the toys down the channel.

Angels of ‘97

Remember students dinner, 5K

The Angels of ‘97, a nonprofit organization that honors the memories of five students who would have been part of the North Mecklenburg High School Class of 1997, will sponsor two benefits this spring.

A 5K Competitive Run and Fun Run/Walk will start at 9 a.m. March 19 at North Mecklenburg High School. Registration is $35 and is available in advance or 7-8:30 a.m. on race day. To sign up, visit or contact

The 20th Angels of ‘97 Spaghetti Dinner will follow the race 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 19 at the North Mecklenburg High School Cafeteria. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat dinner are $5. Delivery also is available.

Proceeds from the race and dinner benefit a scholarship fund for seniors at North Mecklenburg, Hopewell and Hough high schools. Details:

Mooresville Public Library

Library participates in eBook club

The Mooresville Public Library will participate in the Big Library Read, the world’s largest global eBook reading club, March 17-31.

This year's selection is “American Sniper” a New York Times bestselling memoir of U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle.

Library members can access the eBook without a wait list or hold March 17-31 by visiting or clicking the link on the library’s website at Details: 704-664-2927.

World Rockes Against Dementia

Bands to perform:

Huntersville CAREs will participate in the World Rocks Against Dementia worldwide event 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 19 at Magnolia Woods, 12125 Statesville Road in Huntersville. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Details: 704-930-8441.

Lincoln County Historical Association

Explore local history

Jason Harpe of the Lincoln County Historical Association will present “Exploring Local History,” 6-7 p.m. March 21 at the Florence S. Shanklin Library, 7837 Fairfield Forest Road in Denver. The program will focus on the rich history of Lincoln County and the resources available to explore it. Details: 704-483-3589.

Lake Norman Covekeepers

Guest speaker

The Lake Norman Covekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. March 24 at the East Lincoln Fire Department, 406 S. Pilot Knob Road in Denver.

Guest speaker Doug Rae will discuss the various factors that contribute to Lake Norman’s value. Details: Ben Benoit at 704-489-6249.

Women’s Networking Group

Fundraiser supports animal center

East Lake Norman Women’s Networking Group will host “For the Love of the Animals” at 6:30 p.m. April 14 at the Pearl Wedding and Event Center in Cornelius.

Animals also will be available for adoption. Tickets are $50 per person and are available through March 31 at

Proceeds benefit the local non-profit Friends of the Animals and its capital campaign.

Children’s activities

Hop into Spring

Cornelius will host Hop into Spring 2-4 p.m. March 19 at Robbins Park for children ages 3-12. The free annual event includes children’s activities, inflatables, arts and crafts, concessions, a deejay, balloon artists and more.

Bring a camera to take photos with Peter Cottontail and a basket to collect candy and toy-filled eggs. Details:

At Davidson College

Bosom Buddies gala

Davidson College’s Connor House will hold its 16th Bosom Buddies gala March 19 at the Lilly Family Gallery on campus. Check-in is 6-7 p.m.; dinner begins at 7:30 p.m.

Sherry Cadorette, a breast cancer survivor and advocate at Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $75 each and are available through or Details:

Mooresville Arts Depot

Mac and cheese cook off

The fourth annual Mac & Cheese Cook Off will be 6-9:30 p.m. March 19 at the Mooresville Arts Depot, 103 W. Center St. in Mooresville.

The event includes voting for the best macaroni and cheese and a fashion show. Details: Shawnelle Cherry at Future Fashion Designers at 704-799-3553.

Huntersville Parks and Recreation

Car show

Sons of the American Legion Post 321 and Huntersville Parks and Recreation will sponsor a Top Deck Car Show 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 19 on the top deck of the Town Center Parking Garage. Details: Alison Ahrens at or 704-766-2220.

Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Huntersville Parks and Recreation will offer Pictures with the Easter Bunny 1-3 p.m. March 20 at Holbrook Park. A free bounce house, balloon twisting and face painting are included. Sweet treats will be available for sale.

In case of rain, the Easter Bunny will greet visitors at the Robert B. Blythe Building, 102 Gilead Road in Huntersville. Details:

Summer camp registration

Registration for summer camp with Huntersville Parks and Recreation is now open for town residents. Participants will register online by setting up a password-protected account. To register, visit Details: Tracy Houk at 704-866-2227 or

Nature discovery program

Winter scavenger hunt

World of Wonder, a nature discovery program for children and families, will present a Winter Scavenger Hunt 10-11:30 a.m. March 19 in the Davidson/North Mecklenburg area. Meeting location will be emailed to those who pre-register at

To register, email with names of participants, ages of children, any allergies and a phone number. Registration ends at 5 p.m. March 18.

St. Alban’s Concert

J.S. Bach Cantata

The Lake Norman Choral Artists and the North Carolina Baroque Orchestra will perform in the next Music at St. Alban's Concert at 3 p.m. March 20 at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 301 Caldwell Lane in Davidson.

The performance will highlight the music of J.S. Bach's Cantata 106 “Actus Tragicus,” Bach's Brandenburg Concerto 6 and several chamber works by Biber, Tunder and Telemann. Flautist Lily Klett will perform in the young artist pre-concert performance beginning at 2:25 p.m.

Tickets are $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, free for children under 12 and are available at the door or at

Friends of the Library

Community Read

The Sherrills Ford-Terrell Friends of the Library will sponsor the sixth annual Community Read featuring poet and Davidson College professor emeritus Tony Abbott at 7 p.m. March 21. Abbott, who won the 2015 North Carolina Award for Literature from the State of North Carolina, will provide background an comments, then lead a discussion.


Public meeting

Land use plan up for discussion

The Lincoln County Planning Department will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 24 at the East Lincoln Community Center, 8160 Optimist Club Road in Denver, to gather community input on the update of the county's future land use plan.

Details: Andrew Bryant at or 704-736-8440.

Rural Hill Scottish Festival

Highland Games tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games April 16-17 at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.

The event includes traditional Scottish games, kilted races, Highland dancing, whiskey tasting and food vendors, bagpipe bands, a historical encampment, children's activities and a church service.

Early tickets for ages 13 and older are $20.43 for two days, $16.13 for Saturday admission and $8.60 for Sunday admission. Children ages 5-12 can purchase early tickets for $10.75 for two-day admission and $6.45 for one-day admission.

Discounted tickets are on sale through April 10 through Full-price tickets also will be available at the gate.

Cornelius Arts Center

Local art exhibit

The Cornelius Arts Center is showing “Home Grown” at its gallery at 19725 Oak St. in Cornelius. Details: or call 704-896-8823.

Engineers Week

Students visit Ingersoll Rand

Nearly 100 high school freshmen and sophomores recently visited Ingersoll Rand’s Corporate Center in Davidson as part of Charlotte Engineering Early College’s Engineers Week. Sponsored by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the visit showcased Ingersoll Rand’s engineering products and careers. Students toured the Davidson corporate campus, learned about Ingersoll Rand power tools used in NASCAR races, visited reliability and testing labs and participated in competitions using pumps to power ducks in a race.

Ingersoll Rand is a corporate partner of CEEC, a small public school of choice that focuses on energy and sustainability in the engineering disciplines.

New board member

Younger joins board

Chris Younger recently joined the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors. He will serve as Director of Business Development.

Younger moved to the Lake Norman region from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The Peninsula Club

Women’s conference

The Lake Norman Women’s Conference will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. March 22 at The Peninsula Club in Cornelius.

Cindi Basenspiler, managing director of Upshot Inc. will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $75 and are available at

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center

Career fair for nurses

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a Career Fair for Registered Nurses at 9 a.m. March 17 in Meeting Room B at the hospital.

Registered Nurses can visit with nursing leadership to learn about current openings and career advancement opportunities. Details: or call the Human Resources department at 704-660-4024.

Scholarships available

The Volunteer Auxiliary of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center is accepting applications for $1,000, need-based and academic scholarships for high school seniors in the hospital’s service area.

Students pursuing a degree or certification program in the medical field are encouraged to apply. Applications are available through local high school guidance counselors, at the hospital’s Visitor’s Entrance Desk, by emailing or at Application deadline is April 15.

Apply now for summer volunteer positions

The Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary is accepting student applications for its summer Junior Volunteer Program at the hospital.

Students receive first-hand exposure to the operations of various hospital departments, including Imaging Services, Endoscopy, Physical Rehabilitation and Women’s Services.

Applications are available at, at the hospital’s Visitor’s Desk at 171 Fairview Road in Mooresville and through school guidance departments. Applications are due by March 31.

Leigh Pressley is a freelance writer: