Lake Norman & Mooresville

Mooresville community calendar

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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. 9 p.m. 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. Must be someone 16 or older in each canoe and no more than three adults per canoe. Maximum number of people is 20. Must register prior to event date, 704-528-6350. Free. 704-528-6350. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.

New Year's Dance:

Cheap Whiskey will be performing. Hors d'oeuvres, party favors and champagne will be available. Age 21 and older. $15 per person. To make 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 under. It will be a strenuous walk. Contact the park office to register, 704-528-6350. 704-582-6350. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.

Statesville Branch NAACP Meeting:

Regular monthly membership meeting. The public is invited to attend. 4 p.m. American Legion Post 217, 167 Wallace Springs Road, Statesville. 704-450-4959. www.statesvillenaacp.org.

Jan. 4

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.

New Year's Bash:

Bring your favorite finger foods to share and celebrate bringing in the New Year at the South Iredell Senior Center at 2 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by the South Iredell Senior Center Readers Theatre. Bob Warchol with Holiday Retirement will host a musical bingo and give away prizes. If you plan to attend please call 704-662-3337 by Jan. 2. Free and open to all senior adults. South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville. www.iredellcoa.com.

Senior Extra program:

For information visit www.seniorextra.com or call Mitzie McCurdy at 704-660-4859. 3 p.m. Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, 171 Fairview Road, Mooresville. 704-660-4000.

Jan. 5

Piedmont Amateur Astronomers Club Meeting:

Come join us at 7:30 for a fun time in astronomy the first Thursday of every month. Email Charles Lail at projectx@roadrunner.com or call 704-528-6282 for information. Free. 7:30 p.m. . www.piedmontamateurastronomers.com. Iredell County Rescue Squad, 1902 Wilkesboro Highway, Statesville.

Bingo:

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

Fashion Club for Kids:

6-9 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of the month. Ages 8-15. 6 p.m. $20. Future Fashion Designers, 123 N. Main St., Mooresville. 704-799-3553. FutureFashionDesigners.com.

The Compassionate Friends of Iredell:

The Compassionate Friends of Iredell is a non-profit all volunteer community support group for grieving parents and their families. The group meets 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Gordon Hospice House. Amelia Cates at 704 924-7268. Gordon Hospice House, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville. 704-761-2400. www.hoic.org.

Jan. 11

Ceramics 101:

This Wednesday class is for someone with no prior experience to learn handbuilding, wheel and glazing techniques. Ages teen to adult. 9:30 a.m. The Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Unit 1, Cornelius. 704-896-8823. www.corneliuspr.org

Basic Ceramics for Teens:

This Wednesday course offers a mix of ceramic techniques. Ages 12 - 16. 4:45 p.m. The Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Unit 1, Cornelius. 704-896-8823. www.corneliuspr.org.

Jan. 14

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. Must be someone 16 or older in each canoe and no more than three adults per canoe. Maximum number of people is 20. Must register prior to event date, 704-528-6350. Free. 704-528-6350. Lake Norman State Park, 159 Inland Sea Lane, Troutman.

Jan. 18

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.

Ceramics 101:

This Wednesday class is for someone with no prior experience to learn handbuilding, wheel and glazing techniques. Ages teen to adult. 9:30 a.m. The Cornelius Arts Center, 19725 Oak St. Unit 1, Cornelius. 704-896-8823. www.corneliuspr.org

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