Santa visits with children: Santa Claus took a few hours out of his busy schedule Dec. 20 to visit with 160 guests at McGuire Nuclear Station’s EnergyExplorium.
Santa read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and families made holiday crafts including a door hanger. Santa also visited with children and took photos.
SouthLake Christian Academy’s fourth-grade choir kicked off the holiday event by singing classic songs, including “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.”
Organ at Davidson: Organ, cello and harpsichord musicians will combine their talents in a “Mediterranean Baroque” program in the Organ at Davidson seriest 7:30 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church in Davidson.
Programs are free; donations are accepted. A meet the artists reception will be held after the performance.
“Mediterranean Baroque” will feature the influences of Spain and Italy with Barbara Krumdieck on cello, Jane Cain on organ and Beverly Biggs on harpsichord.
The ongoing organ recital series is in its ninth season and was formed by Jane Cain, director of music and organist at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. www.dcpc.org/concerts.
Davidson library events: The Davidson Public Library at 119 S. Main St. in Davidson will hold several workshops and events in January. The library will be closed Jan. 19.
The schedule includes:
Downloading eBooks: 10:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 15. Adults can bring their iPad, Kindle, Nook or tablet along with email or Amazon account information to learn how to find, checkout and download books from the library’s digital collection. To register, visit www.cmlibrary.org/programs or call 704-416-4000.
Technology Tutoring: Thirty-minute one-on-one computer help for adults is available at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Jan. 15. Registration is required by calling 704-416-4000 or visiting www.cmlibrary.org/programs.
Davidson Kids Book Club: 4-5 p.m. Jan. 21 for ages 7-10. This month’s book is “Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt” by Megan McDonald.
Regular weekly events include:
Preschool Storytime: 10:15-10:45 a.m. each Friday in January. Open to ages 3-5.
Toddler Storytime: 11-11:30 a.m. Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Jan. 26. Open to ages 18-35 months.
Paws to Read: 4-5 p.m. Jan. 5, Jan. 12 and Jan. 26. Children boost reading skills and confidence by reading to a certified therapy dog. Open to ages 3-11.
Teen Tutoring: 4-6 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday in January. Elementary-level students ages 5-11 can get help from a teen with reading, math or homework in 45-minute sessions. No registration required.
For information, call 704-416-4000 or visit www.cmlibrary.org/programs.
Cornelius library events: The Cornelius Public Library will hold several regular programs and special events in January. The library will be closed Jan. 19. The schedule includes:
Baby Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Mondays for ages up to 17 months. Free. Registration required by calling 704-416-3800. Storytime will not be held Jan. 19.
Tiny Tots Storytime: 11:30 a.m. Mondays for ages 18-23 months. Free. Registration required by calling 704-416-3800. Storytime will not be held Jan. 19.
Two-Time Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 24-35 months. Free. Registration required by calling 704-416-3800.
Preschool Storytime: 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for ages 3-5. Free. Registration required by calling 704-416-3800.
Conexiones que cuentan: 10 a.m. Thursdays. This Spanish storytime prepares children for school with music, games, dancing and crafts. No registration required. For children of all ages and families.
Learn, Connect, Play on Wii: 5 p.m. Jan. 5 and Jan. 26 for ages 12-18. Play on the Wii and have fun while developing literacy, critical thinking and teamwork skills. No registration necessary.
Spanish Conversation Group for English Speakers: 10 a.m. Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30. Improve Spanish reading, speaking and listening skills, including basic grammar and vocabulary, in a relaxed group setting. No registration required.
Writing a College Essay for Home-schoolers: 6 p.m. Jan. 12 for ages 12-18. Registration required at www.princetonreview.com.
Downloading eBooks: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 13. Bring your iPad, Kindle, Nook or tablet with email or Amazon account information to learn how to find, checkout and download books from the library’s digital collection. Registration is required at cmlibrary.org/programs.
Technology Tutoring: Thirty-minute one-on-one computer help is available at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon Jan. 15. Register at www.cmlibrary.org/programs.
Girls Read Book Club: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 15 for ages 7-11. This month focuses on “Ivy and Bean Bound to Be Bad” by Annie Barrows. Group meets the third Thursday of each month. No registration required.
Boys Will Be Boys Book Club: 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 for ages 7-11. This month focuses on “Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Pizza Planet People” by Josh Lewis. Group meets the last Tuesday of the month. No registration required.
For Me, for You, for Later: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 28. Preschoolers ages 3-5 will learn financial literacy skills through making choices and decisions.
Conversaciones en Ingles/English Conversation Group for Spanish Speakers: 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Practice English speaking and listening skills in a relaxed group environment. No registration required.
Community Service Saturday: 2 p.m. Jan. 31 for ages 12-18. Create items to be used in the community in a variety of service projects. No registration required.
Woelco supports soup kitchen: Woelco Labeling Solutions of Mooresville recently hosted a volunteer event to support the Mooresville Soup Kitchen. More than 100 local families received warm holiday meals.
The company, as well as its owner and key executives, also matched every dollar donated by employees.
The Mooresville Soup Kitchen is a faith-based organization whose mission is to bring wholesome meals, companionship and support to those who are in need. The organization serves more than 4,000 meals monthly to senior citizens, at-risk youth, domestic violence victims, veterans and the homeless.
New funeral home: Ingram Funeral Home & Cremation Society recently opened at 627 Gum St. in downtown Mooresville. Previously operated as Neill Funeral Home for more than 35 years, Ingram Funeral Home is family owned and operated.
Owner Clint Ingram is restoring the funeral home building, which dates from the early 1900s. He also is renaming the chapel to Neill’s Memorial Chapel in memory of the late Carol Neill.
Ingram, who speaks fluent Spanish, was born in Bogota, Colombia, and grew up in the Philippines. His mother is from Bolivia and his father is from the Midwest United States, giving him a bilingual background and familiarity with customs of several countries.
For information, call 704-663-3939 or email Faithful@IngramFuneralHome.us.
Compiled by Leigh Pressley