Lake Norman & Mooresville

Cornelius to update parks master plan

Make plans to be at the Cornelius Town Hall from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9. The PARC Department is updating the town’s almost-10-year-old comprehensive master plan for parks and greenways.

Come to the meeting to help the town identify emerging needs and set the parks and greenways needs for the residents of Cornelius.

For more information call 704-892-6031, ext. 160, or visit

Community garden

The goal of the Cornelius Community Garden Grant Program is to license or support properties for the cultivation of plants, herbs, fruits, flowers or vegetables by town residents. To support that goal, the town is accepting applications.

Qualified individuals, businesses, homeowner or property owner associations, and nonprofit organizations can apply for a license to use vacant or underused town-owned properties to grow food for personal consumption. Or they can apply for funding to develop a community garden on privately owned property.

Since this program is under the authority of the town’s PARC Department, applicants must agree to share use of any garden developed under this grant program with other Cornelius residents.

The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Dec. 1. The application is available at For more information call 704-892-6031.

New exercise class

The Cornelius PARC Department is offering a new class, PiYo, which combines cardio, yoga, Pilates, strength training, core work and stretching into one workout. This seven-week class will meet 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Oct. 21 at Bailey Road Recreation Center.

There will be a free trial class 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at J.V. Washam Recreation Center.

For more information call 704-892-6031 or visit

Vendors for the Dog Show

The 14th annual All American Dog Show will take place 5-8 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Bailey Road Park track and field.

Among the highlights of the event are the pet-related businesses and organizations that display and sell their products and services. Spots are still available and interested vendors can email or call 704-892-6031, ext. 192.

Space is limited to the first 30 registered vendors.