Lake Norman & Mooresville

Helping others

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Cornelius weight loss challenge

Fundraiser: The town is challenging residents to a 21-day weight loss challenge beginning Jan. 13 to find Cornelius' biggest losers and help raise money for the town's Veteran's Memorial Monument Fund. Cost is $20. Register at www.lakenormanwlc.com.

The Metrolina Greenhouses

Souper Bowl: The Metrolina Greenhouses will hold Souper Bowl VII, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 5 at Davidson College's Lilly Family Gallery, 320 N. Main St. The event will include soup tasting from local restaurants, live music and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit HAMMERS (Hands Around Mecklenburg/Mooresville Making Emergency Repairs Safely). Adults: $10. Students 12 and older: $8. Children: $5. Details/tickets: 704-892-4486.

Our Towns Habitat for Humanity

Donation: The Housing Opportunity Foundation's Habitat Support Program donated $2,500 to Our Towns Habitat. the money will help a family in need in the area.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

Pint for Pounds: For each blood donation in January and February, CBCC will donate six pounds of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. To find a blood drive near you, visit www.cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700. You may also donate blood at the CBCC at 4447 South Blvd. in Charlotte, 1212 Spruce St. in Belmont or 600 Hospital Drive in Monroe.

Charlotte Rotary Club

Donation: The Charlotte-South Rotary Club presented at $10,000 check to End Polio Now on Jan. 3 as part of Rotary International's "End Polio Now" campaign. The goal is to raise $200 million. Once raised, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate an additional $355 million. To donate, visit www.charlotterotary.com. The next meeting is Monday at 12:30 p.m. at Zebra Restaurant, 4521 Sharon Rd.

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