Lake Norman & Mooresville


‘It’s a Wonderful Life’: Davidson Community Players will present the Christmas classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 8 p.m. Dec. 17-19, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 20 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson.

Based on the classic film, this enduring and endearing holiday classic reminds audiences the worth each life holds and that even the least important moment to one person may have a great influence on others.

Tickets are $20 adults, $18 seniors, $12 students. For information on availability, call 704-892-7953.

Watercolor exhibit: The Watercolor Society of North Carolina will present its annual juried exhibit through Jan. 16 at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center St., Mooresville.

The exhibit features 31 paintings, as well as three works from the Watercolor Society’s permanent collection.

Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Depot at 704-663-6661 or

Shop and stroll: Downtown Statesville will present Holiday Shop & Stroll 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 19. Downtown businesses will stay open late for an evening of shopping, dining, music and carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides and visits from Santa.

Carriage rides will run 6-9 p.m. at the Square. Tickets are $5 per person. Children 4 and under may ride free sitting on an adult’s lap. Carriage rides also will be available in front of R. Gregory Jewelers on West Broad Street. Donations will be accepted for the Gordon Hospice House.

Santa will visit and take photos with children 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. near the Square at Broad and Center streets.

For a complete list of holiday events, visit or call 704-878-3436.


Rorrer earns hole-in-one: Alan Rorrer of Mooresville made a perfect hole-in-one shot on the 210-yard par-3 No. 12 hole at Mooresville Golf Course on Nov. 15. It was the last perfect shot on the course that closed Nov. 21 for a total renovation.

Rorrer made the show with a four-wood. It was his first hole-in-one and was witnessed by Dave McGinnis, Tim Canada and Hank Steigmyer, all of Mooresville.

The renovated Mooresville Golf Course will open in fall 2015.

Fitness classes: Cornelius PARC will offer several new sessions of fitness classes beginning in January. The lineup includes:

Couch-to-5K Running Plan: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Jan. 5 at Bailey Middle School Track, 11900 Bailey Road. Cost is $45 residents, $52 others.

Boot Camp: 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 7:40-8:40 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 11 at Dogwood Crossfit Studio, 20121 N. Main St. Cost is $65 residents, $75 others.

Senior Fit Club: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 6-Feb. 12 at Dogwood Crossfit Studio, 20121 N. Main St. Cost is $55 residents, $65 others.

Tai Chi: Beginner session offered 9-10 a.m. Thursdays or Saturdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 26. Intermediate session offered 10:15-11:15 a.m. Thursdays or Saturdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 28. Thursday sessions held at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. Saturday sessions held at Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Road. Cost is $40 residents, $46 others.

PiYo: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 13-Feb. 24, Bailey Road Recreation center, 11900 Bailey Road. Cost is $70 residents, $80 non-residents. PiYo is a toning class that mixes yoga moves and Pilates, improves core strength, corrects alignment and promotes balance and coordination. A free trial class will be held 6:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 6 at Bailey Road Recreation Center.

Cardio Funk: 6:45-7:45 p.m. Mondays or 9-10 a.m. Saturdays, Bailey Road Recreation Center, 11900 Bailey Road. Weekly classes are ongoing. No session signup is required. Cost is $5 per week or $40 for a 10-class punch card.

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


Charitable Giving recipients named: The Volunteer Auxiliary of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center recently named the five 2014 recipients of its Charitable Giving Program.

Recipients include HealthReach Community Clinic, Ada Jenkins Center, The Christian Mission, Mooresville Soup Kitchen, and Carolina Comfort Coalition at Serenity House. The Auxiliary honored these deserving organizations at a luncheon in their honor at the hospital in December. Auxiliary President Janet White presided over the luncheon and recognized and presented each organization with a donation check.

This is the seventh consecutive year for the hospital Auxiliary’s Charitable Giving program, in which volunteers help raise thousands of dollars for community organizations. For more information, call the Auxiliary office at 704-660-4112.


Chamber events: The Mooresville-South Iredell Chamber of Commerce will sponsor several events in December. The schedule includes:

Business After Hours: 5-7 p.m. Dec. 17, The U Center, 517 Alcove Road, Mooresville. A ribbon cutting for eCare Counseling in The U Center will be held at 4:30 p.m. prior to Business After Hours.

MSI Chamber Appreciation Lunch & Mingle: noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 19, Waterlynn Ridge Apartment Homes, 123 Waterlynn Ridge, Mooresville. The lunch is open to all members and their guests.

For information, visit or call 704-664-3898.

Pet Paradise employees volunteer: Lake Norman and Charlotte employees of Pet Paradise Resort recently volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Studio 103 offers makeover: Cherie Dillon, owner of Studio 103 at Panache Styling Studios in Huntersville, will offer a free, complete makeover for one deserving local woman. Dillon lost more than 100 pounds in the last year and hopes to bring a renewed sense of self-esteem to a deserving woman who has suffered from a debilitating disease, lost a job or struggled with caring for an elderly parent.

Dillon has assembled eight business owners to provide free hair, makeup, fashion styling, clothes, gym membership, personal training sessions, photo shoot and interview training to the winner.

Nominations for the free makeover will be accepted through Dec. 31. Candidates must be a Lake Norman resident who experienced a difficult year. Submit a photo of the nominee and a brief paragraph on why she deserves the makeover to Self-nominations are acceptable. A winner will be announced by Jan. 5, and the makeover will be held on Jan. 10.

Participating businesses are Tonya Parks of Tonya Parks Make-Up of Mooresville, Brenda Yu of Concept Nail Studio in Huntersville, Christine Nelson of Simply Sassy in Mooresville, Julia Austin of Fifi’s Fine Resale in Cornelius, Brook Rudolph Photography of Denver, Cherie Dillon of Studio 103 at Panache Styling Studios in Huntersville, Matt Taffi of Core Fit 24/7 in Huntersville and Donna Good of the Job Assistance Workshop Program at Community in Christ Lutheran Church in Cornelius.

For more information, email or call 704-904-1141.

Officers, board members: The Board of Directors of the Executive Women of Lake Norman recently announced its officers and Board of Directors for fiscal 2015. They are:

President: Starr Miller, Starr Miller Interior Designs

Vice president: Danielle Ratliff, Serenity Now Massage

Past president: Kathy Holden, Home Helpers & Direct Link

Secretary: Tricia Sisson, The Range at Lake Norman and Ballantyne

Treasurer: Erin Gee, Aquesta Bank

Membership: Kelley Daspit, Iredell Memorial Hospital, and Victoria Turner, Perma Safety Tub

Programs/social director: Annie Lewis, Annie Lewis Event Planning, and Kathy Maiorana, Kathy Maio’s Phit Life

The Executive Women of Lake Norman facilitates relationships among professional women and offers networking opportunities and involvement in community service programs. Meetings are held at 8 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in the Randy Marion Conference Room on the second floor of the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, visit or call 704-516-9363.

Realty named workplace finalist: For the eighth consecutive year, Lake Norman Realty was honored as a top-ranked finalist in the Charlotte Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” contest. The firm placed fifth among 20 finalists in the Mid-Sized Business category for the Charlotte Metro region.

Lake Norman Realty President Abigail Jennings accepted the award at the Best Places to Work awards dinner Nov. 13 at the Charlotte Convention Center. Compiled by Leigh Pressley