Lake Norman & Mooresville

Mooresville community calendar

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Dec. 21

Downtown Mooresville's Holiday Light Spectacular:

Holiday Light Spectacular on the lawn beside of the Mooresville Town Hall, nightly through December. 6 p.m. nightly. Free. Downtown Mooresville, North Main Street and West Center Avenue, Mooresville. 704-662-3336. www.downtownmooresville.com.

Alder Trail Hike:

Join a ranger at 2 p.m. for a short hike in Lake Norman State Park when the ranger will talk about park activities, history and native wildlife. The program will last one hour. Must register prior to event date:704-528-6350. Free. 704-528-6350. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.

Dec. 22

Downtown Mooresville's Holiday Light Spectacular:

On the lawn beside of the Mooresville Town Hall, nightly through December. Over 25,000 lights, set to music. The light show starts at approximately 6 p.m. Free. Downtown Mooresville, N Main St. and W Center Ave., Mooresville. 704-662-3336. www.downtownmooresville.com.

Live Nativity Scene:

The Youth of First Baptist Church will present a Live Nativity Scene 7-9 p.m. on the church lawn beside Oakwood Drive. The scene will include live animals, and youth portraying Mary and Joseph with the Christ child, as well as shepherds and wise men. Music will be playing and hot chocolate will be served. First Baptist Church-Statesville, 815 Davie Ave., Statesville. 704-873-7231. www.statesvillefbc.org.

Bingo:

Doors open at 4 p.m. with program at 7 p.m. every Thursday. VFW, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville. 704-873-9126.

FolkGrass Songwriter Showcase:

An open mic and songwriter showcase 9 p.m. every Thursday night. 9 p.m. Free. The Bathtub Gin, 166 N. Main St., Mooresville.

Dec. 23

Christmas Hope:

Join New Freedom's Youth Department for a Night of "Christmas Hope!" There will be singing, dancing, prizes and much more. 6 p.m. Free. New Freedom A.H. Church, 1031 5th St, Statesville. 704-380-4205. www.newfreedomahchurch.org.

Reformers Unanimous:

Reformers Unanimous Addiction Program and Behavior Modification Program and meets 7 p.m. every Friday eat Southview Baptist Church, 625 Wallace Springs Road in Statesville. Reformers Unanimous is an international Bible-based program helping people who are struggling to overcome addictions and strongholds in their lives. Reformers Unanimous includes a free children's program. Transportation is available. Call 704-657-6040 for information. southviewbaptistministries.org.

Downtown Mooresville's Holiday Light Spectacular:

On the lawn beside of the Mooresville Town Hall, nightly through December. Over 25,000 lights, set to music. The light show starts at approximately 6 p.m. Free. Downtown Mooresville, N Main St. and W Center Ave., Mooresville. 704-662-3336. www.downtownmooresville.com.

Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service:

5 p.m. 30 minutes of handbell, chimes and other prelude music starting at 4:30 p.m. Rehobeth United Methodist Church, 9297 Sherrills Ford Road, Terrell. 828-478-2518. rehobethumc.org.

Christmas Eve Service:

6 p.m. candlelight service. First United Methodist Church, 204 Mills Ave., Troutman. 704-528-5110. www.troutmanmethodist.com.

History of Lake Norman:

Join a ranger at 2 p.m. at the Community Building for a power point presentation about life before and the development of the lake. Maximum number of people is 30. Call the park office to register, 704-528-6350. Must register prior to event date. Free. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.

Dec. 26

Diabetes Support Group meeting:

Noon every fourth Monday of the month. Details: Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859. Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-3334.

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

1 p.m. Fieldstone Presbyterian Church, 804 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville.

Dec. 27

Gift for a Gift Bingo:

Bring a prize and enjoy a morning of playing bingo 10:30 a.m.-noon. Refreshments to share are welcome. Free. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. 704-662-3337.

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

11 a.m. Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 328 W. Plaza Drive, Mooresville. 704-662-0761. www.sonnysbbq.com.

Dec. 28

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

4 p.m. Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department, 1518 Brawley School Road, Mooresville.

Dec. 29

Bingo:

Doors open at 4 p.m. with program at 7 p.m. every Thursday. VFW, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville. 704-873-9126.

FolkGrass Songwriter Showcase:

An open mic and songwriter showcase 9 p.m. every Thursday night. Free. The Bathtub Gin, 166 N. Main St., Mooresville.

Dec. 30

American Red Cross Blood Drive:

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

Dec. 31

Canoe Nature Trip:

Join a ranger at 2 p.m. for a guided canoe tour of Park Lake. People should bring extra clothes and towels. Someone 16 or older in each canoe and no more than three adults per canoe. Maximum number is 20. Must register prior to event date, 704-528-6350. Free. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.

New Year's Dance:

Cheap Whiskey will perform. Hors d'oeuvres, party favors and champagne will be available. Age 21 and older. $15 per person. For reservations call 704-873-9126. 8:30 p.m. VFW Post 2031, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville.

Jan. 1

Backcountry Hike:

Join a ranger at 2 p.m. at the Park Office to explore a remote part of the park where the trails don't go. Maximum number of people is 15. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water. Not recommended for ages 8 and younger. It will be a strenuous walk. To register, 704-528-6350. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.

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