Park opening: The Mazeppa Road Park Grand Opening is Sept. 3. Recreational activities, sport clinics and more are planned. A schedule is available online at www.MooresvilleRecreation.org.
Labor Day: Town offices are closed Sept. 5, and there is no sanitation pickup.
Sidewalk project: Crews are constructing a sidewalk on Iredell Avenue from Broad Street to N.C. 150. The project is scheduled to be completed in September. Details: 704-799-4065.
Mooresville Public Library: The 2011 Summer Reading Program surpassed many goals. Library readers, both juvenile and adult, read more than 2 million pages, more than double the original goal.
Prescription cards: The town is offering free prescription discount cards to residents through a program sponsored by the National League of Cities. Details: www.ci.mooresville.nc.us and search "Prescription Discount Cards" or call 704-799-4070.
Public park: Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $58,000 grant to Troutman's Public Park Project. Tree clearning has begun for the 30-acre park.
Library grant: Catawba County Library System has received a $2,000 grant from Target to to purchase 500 preschool books and 50 canvas bags for families of preschoolers to borrow quantities of books for at-home reading.