CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The MusicalMinds youth orchestra, comprised of underserved students from Blythe Elementary and a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Title 1 school, will serenade Ronald McDonald House families at dinner time Saturday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the house at 1613 E. Morehead St. This Christmas concert kicks off the 2017 year-long monthly concert series sponsored by a new partnership between MusicalMinds and Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and funded by the Women’s Impact Fund and Peninsula Community Foundation.
CONCORD, N.C. -- Cannon School will host workshops for prospective students on the next two Fridays.
On Friday, Dec. 2, from 10 to 11 a.m., a program will be held for prospective junior kindergarten students and their families. The program, called “Jump Into JrK,” is designed for those who will turn 4 years old before July 1. Interested families are invited to participated in an hour of imagination inspiration in the Cannon art room where students will create mini-masterpieces through a series of hands-on art activities
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Davidson Police and Fire departments have teamed up to host an “Angel Tree” to support families in need in Davidson and the surrounding area this holiday season. The tree, which is on display at Davidson Town Hall, is filled with ornaments listing a holiday wish list gift item. Residents are encouraged to sign up by Friday, Dec. 2, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., to make someone’s wish come true this holiday.
“We really enjoy doing the Angel Tree each year,” says Scott Misenheimer, retired police sergeant and code enforcement officer with the Davidson Police Department. “We deliver gifts and dinners to about 60 families and we appreciate the support of the Davidson community, including St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, which will also have a tree.”
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- A series of celebrations this week will kick off the holiday season in north Mecklenburg, starting with Christmas in Davidson festivities that begin Thursday, Dec. 1, and will run through Saturday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. each day.
Opening ceremonies will be held Dec. 1 at 6 p.m., with the arrival of Santa Claus on the town green. Children can visit Santa at Davidson College Presbyterian Church’s Congregation House at 218 Concord Road (new location this year) each night through Saturday, Dec. 3.
Other event highlights include a live nativity scene, complete with live animals; strolling carolers and other live entertainment; a doggie fashion show; an ugly holiday sweater contest; and a wide variety of food offerings.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- In cooperation with the Huntersville Chamber of Commerce, Bürkert Fluid Control Systems will host a drop-in breakfast in appreciation of the region’s public safety officers and first responders on Friday, Dec. 2, from 7 to 9 a.m.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- For those interested in learning more about the operations of Davidson’s town government, there is a free program open to people who live and work in Davidson (within town limits and the extra-territorial jurisdiction) who are ages 18 and older. Davidson Civics 101 participants will have the opportunity to discuss departmental functions and operations with town department heads, tour the fire and police departments, learn about town history from Davidson College’s archivist Jan Blodgett and take part in a question-and-answer session with the mayor and town commissioners.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The North Mecklenburg Community Chorus will present a series of free holiday concerts throughout the north Meck area in December. “A Lawrence Welk Christmas” will bring to life the former television variety show of the 1960s and 1970s in a holiday spectacular.
Featuring Bob Parker on the accordion, the chorus will perform traditional carols along with holiday favorites, a performance by Jordin’s Dance Studio and a visit from Santa himself.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- With Small Business Saturday as part of the backdrop, the Town of Davidson will kick off its “Gnome Town Tour” on Saturday, Nov. 26. Residents of and visitors to Davidson are encouraged to start off the holiday shopping season by buying locally at its several retail establishments.
“Supporting local businesses helps our community to remain a sustainable economy,” says Economic Development Manager Kim Fleming. “So many Davidson businesses support the community by hiring local workers, donating to our non-profit organizations, and sponsoring events. Let’s return the favor and support them on Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday shopping season.”
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Huntersville town commissioners have a few months to weigh the pros and cons of a long-standing park use partnership with the Carolina Rapids Soccer organization. Prior to its regular meeting on Monday night, the Huntersville Town Board heard a presentation from Parks and Recreation Department Director Michael Jaycocks outlining the details of a proposed new agreement that would continue a town and Carolina Rapids arrangement concerning the use of fields at Barry Park off Beatties Ford Road.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Huntersville’s new Veterans Park at Main & Maxwell could be open for business by the middle of 2017.
Monday night, Huntersville commissioners voted unanimously to authorize a construction contract for the long-planned park between Main and Maxwell streets north of Huntersville-Concord Road in Huntersville’s historic downtown area. Approval of the $1.56 million deal with the Cornelius-based JD Goodrum company clears the way for work to begin in the next 30 to 60 days. Construction, according to Huntersville Parks and Recreation Director Michael Jaycocks, is expected to take six months.