Lake Norman & Mooresville

Rotary Club plans art show

The Rotary Club of Lake Norman Huntersville is planning a charity art show Sept. 20 through Oct. 18 at Birkdale Village.

The juried art show is open to all artists whose works are two- and three-dimensional. The Rotary Club of Lake Norman Huntersville is teaming up with the Lake Norman Arts League for the event. Tom Stanley, director of Winthrop University Galleries, will serve as juror in choosing the best works. The art show proceeds will benefit Hope House and Lake Norman Clinic.

The Lake Norman Huntersville Rotary Club was established in 1998 and is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The club holds breakfast meetings weekly at NorthStone Club 7:30 a.m. Thursdays.

There will also be a contest to create a poster for the occasion. Students and members of the Arts Institute from Ashville will participate in this contest.

Winning works from the art show and entries for the 10th poster contest will be on exhibit and up for silent auction on Sept. 20 at “The Great Frame Up” shop in Birkdale Village. A ceremony will start the event at 6 p.m., and all works will be on display until Oct. 18. After that date, they will be moved to the NorthStone Country Club for final sale. The winning art piece will be sold during a live auction that evening.

Rotary International is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.

To learn more about the art show, call Arvind Patil, art show chairperson, at 704-562-5327.

For more information about the Lake Norman Rotary Club, visit; about the Lake Norman Arts League, And for more information about The Great Frame Up, visit

Cow Appreciation Day

Two weeks ago, Chick-fil-A held “Cow Appreciation Day.” Anyone dressed as a cow would get a free combo meal. One of my son's friends had been planning to come dressed as a cow for weeks. My son was way too cool to participate, but he would go and support his friend.

I wondered whether anyone would actually dress like a cow just for a free combo meal. When we entered the restaurant, I saw three moms and all their kids dressed head to toe in a flurry of bovine glory. There the herd of 13 cows stood, on two feet, all smiles at the counter ordering their free combo meals.

As we sat and watched the cows graze over their free meals, more and more cows of all shapes, sizes and ages bellied up to the counter to claim their free combo meal. Teenagers, babies, toddlers, grandmas, grandpas, moms and dads corralled into the restaurant without shame. With today's economy where every penny counts, anything for a free meal.