Lake Norman & Mooresville

Community calendar

Please submit your event information online. Go to events.charlotteobserver.com. and click on "add to our listings." Email photos to stories@newsofmooresville.com. The submission deadline for print is two weeks in advance of the event date.

May 18

Moving Mooresville Forward 2017:

The community is encouraged to come and participate in this strategic planning session as we also focus on the future of our community in Growing Mooresville to 2017. Ideas can be submitted to email at 2017@mooresvillenc.org. 9 a.m. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville.

May 19

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

3 p.m. Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville. 704-664-3680. www.williamsonschapel.org.

Monthly Meeting:

The New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman will hold its month meeting. If you are single and age 40 or over, consider joining us. Details: email pscats44@hotmail.com. 6:30 p.m. Lone Star Steak House, 668 River Hwy., Mooresville. 704-799-3262.

May 20

Exercise Equipment Orientation:

An orientation for anyone interested in using the Senior Center's exercise equipment. 9:30 a.m. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Natural Soap Making Demo:

Join Carolyn Jordan as she teaches you how to make soap. 10 a.m.-noon. There is no fee for the class, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

11:30 a.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.

Hospice of Iredell County Charity BBQ with Special Guest Bobby Allison:

Fun, casual evening with 2011 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Allison. 6:30 p.m. $50. 704-873-4719. www.hospiceofiredellcharitybbq.eventbrite.com. Performance Instruction & Training Institute, 156 Byers Creek Road, Mooresville. 704-799-3869.

May 21

Home Buyer Education Seminar:

Learn from local professionals about what you need to know when buying a home. Materials and lunch will be provided. 9 a.m. $15. 704-799-7641 ext. 20. Mitchell Community College, 219 N. Academy St., Mooresville. 704-663-1923. www.mitchellcc.edu.

Hydrocephalus Support Group:

The support group will be inviting to all ages of individuals that are affected directly by hydrocephalus. RSVP to Elizabeth Norris by May 13 by email, charlottesupport@hydroassoc.biz.

Details: www.hydroassoc.org. 1 p.m. Point of Grace Lutheran Church, 20700 N. Main St. Suite 104, Cornelius. 704-248-2776. www.pointofgracelutheran.org.

May 22

Cornelius Concert Series: Michael Reno Harrell:

Michael Reno Harrell is an award winning songwriter, veteran storyteller and entertainer. Free will offering. 3 p.m. www.mtzionumc.net. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., Cornelius. 704-892-8566. www.mtzionumc.net.

May 23

Zumba:

Open to everyone. $4 per one-hour session (cash please). 10 a.m. Mondays at the Connor Recreation Center, 4015 McGee Point Road, Terrell. Details: 828-478-9290.

Safe Investment Strategies:

This workshop will discuss how and where to invest your retirement money. 10 a.m. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Free Computer Workshop:

Where'd My File Go? The geek-speak that many IT people use is both a learned response from peers and a defense mechanism when questioned by non-geeks. Tim Grier, owner of Mooresville's CET Computer Repair and Training will decipher it for you. 3 p.m. Free. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-664-3898. www.mooresvillenc.org.

May 24

Local AARP Chapter:

The chapter meets at 2 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. The guest speaker will be Rhonda Dietch, AARP state representative. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

May 25

Better your Balance with Tai Chi:

A free introduction to Tai Chi workshop is being offered as part of Older Americans Month 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Space is limited. Please pre-register by May 23. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Stroke Lunch and Learn:

The public is invited to this free luncheon. Speaker on strokes will also hold a question and answer time. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Kathy Mills at 704-660-4712. 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.

NASCAR Book Signing Event:

Autograph Session with NASCAR celebrities: Don Miller, Martha Earnhardt and Carol Bickford. 2:30 p.m. Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce, 149 E. Iredell Ave., Mooresville. 704-664-3898. www.mooresvillenc.org.

May 26

Fresh Floral Design:

Free workshop will show you how to select fresh cut flowers, how they should be cut, arranged, kept fresh, how to work with arranging space and displaying your flowers. 10 a.m.-noon. Pre-register by May 24. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

Fresh Start Smoking Cessation program:

Learn essential strategies and a variety of methods to help create a personalized quitting plan. Details or to register: 704-660-4859. 6 p.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.

May 27

Importance of Exercise:

The program will start at 11 a.m. and includes a light lunch. RSVP with a $1 donation to the Senior Center by May 23. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337. www.iredellcoa.com.

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