Lake Norman & Mooresville

Tickets still available for LNWC Oyster & Shrimp Fest

Tickets are still available for the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists’ sixth-annual Oyster & Shrimp Fest, scheduled for Sept. 20.

This year’s Oyster & Shrimp Fest will be held at Langtree of Lake Norman complex on Langtree Road in southern Iredell County.

The dinner will be catered by Big Daddy’s of Lake Norman and is part of an overall evening that includes live music, dancing and both live and silent auctions.

Activities begin 5 p.m. with live music and the start of the silent auctions. Dinner will be served 6 p.m., along with the live auctions, music and dancing through 10 p.m.

Tickets for the Oyster & Shrimp Fest are $50 per person, with free admission for children ages 12 and younger. The admission fee includes one year’s membership to the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists.

Proceeds from ticket sales and the auctions go to the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists’ conservation projects such as the osprey and heron nesting platforms installed around Lake Norman, deep-lake fish attractors and artificial fishing reefs, and the group’s island habitat and shoreline stabilization programs.

Tickets for the Oyster & Shrimp Fest will be available through Sept. 16. All attendees, including children age 12 and younger, must have a ticket. To buy tickets, visit

Volunteer workers are also being sought for the Oyster & Shrimp Fest. Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt. To sign up as a volunteer, visit, or email

For information on the Oyster & Shrimp Fest, visit the Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists’ website at

Ramsey Creek Park workshop

Officials from the Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation Department will hold an community information workshop next week about its planned swimming beach to be built at Ramsey Creek Park.

The information workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. Those attending the workshop will be able to review the proposed design and location of the swim beach, as well as ask questions of Parks and Recreation Department staff members and consultants.

Forinformation about the Ramsey Creek Park swim beach project, call 980-314-1017 or email

Sailing and Rowing classes

N.C. Community Sailing and Rowing will begin a series of youth sailing classes in early September at its facility in Blythe Landing on the southern end of Lake Norman.

Classes will be held in Opti Learn to Sail from 1-4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 12; Skills Development from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 8; Opti Intro to Racing from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 9; and 420 Race Team coaching from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 9.

The Learn to Sail and Skills Development classes cost $200 for each six-week program, while the Intro to Racing and Race Team coaching sessions are $300 for each six-week session.

Registration for each session can be done online at

Discover Sailing weekend

The Lake Norman Yacht Club will hold its annual Discover Sailing weekend on Sept. 27-28 at the Yacht Club compound on Yacht Road in Mooresville.

For $50 for the weekend or $35 for a single day, each participant is instructed in the basics of sailing. The fee includes beverages and snacks each day.

The Discover Sailing weekend is being held in conjunction with the Yacht Club’s annual Board Bash Regatta, which will also allow participants to see what a typical regatta weekend is like.

Participants can sign up online at the Lake Norman Yacht Club’s website at