Honoring veterans: Donations are be accepted for the Cornelius Veteran's Monument, and people can submit veterans' names to be included in the memorial. Details. www.corneliusveteransmonument.org
Popcorn for troops: Club Scout Pack 72 delivered 131 popcorn orders to the U.S. military in the Middle East through the support of Lake Norman area residents and retail hosts. The effort raised $3,275 for the pack's scouting program. Details: Lori Owens, 704-655-9789
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Midtown Sundries closes: The closing of Midtown Sundries - Harborside means The Big Band will move their holiday concert to the Palace Theater on Copely Drive in Kenton Place, in the northeast corner of N.C. 73 and West Catawba Avenue, near Birkdale Village. Midtown Sundries closed last week. The Big Band's holiday event will be 7-9 p.m. on Dec. 21, with dancing and hors d'oeuvres available. Details: