Clothes and shoes for Make-A-Wish
Chico's and Charlotte Shoe Company in Birkdale Village in Huntersville will team up to hold a special event to raise money for Make-A-Wish on Tuesday, June 19. Shoppers can enjoy appetizers, beverages, wine, chocolate strawberries, cheese and more, and between the hours of 6 and 8 p.m., a percentage of purchases donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. It is the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 64 chapters in the United States and its territories and 27 international affiliates on five continents.
Senior Centers Golf Classic
The 2012 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers (CMSC) Golf Classic will be held Monday, June 18, at Pine Island Country Club near Mount Holly. Proceeds from the event will help CMSC meet its commitment to continue to provide programs and services to more than 4,000 older adults each year at their four locations in Mecklenburg County, including the North Mecklenburg Senior Center in Huntersville.
Registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 9. Awards luncheon will follow play. Costs is $125 per person, which includes cart and green fees, use of locker room, practice facility and range balls, breakfast and lunch, awards and prizes, special drawing, and on-course contests. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Since its founding in 1983 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers, a United Way Agency, has provided a wide range of assistance and services to older adults in this community from four locations throughout the county. For more information, contact CMSC at 704-522-6222, or visit its Web site at www.cmcharlotteseniorcenters.org.
Outdoor movies in Huntersville
Movies In The Park Huntersville returns this summer with more free entertainment featuring popular family movies displayed on a 20x25-foot outdoor screen with a concert-grade sound system. All movie nights will be held at the soccer fields at the back of North Mecklenburg Park.
Radiant Life Fellowship will provide the movie, drinks, popcorn and more. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, arrive early for pre-movie entertainment and give-a-ways, and interact with a variety of local businesses. The park opens at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk. Movies are subject to availability.
The final scheduled movie is Kung Fu Panda 2 on Friday, Sept. 7. North Mecklenburg Park is at 16131 Old Statesville Road. For more information, visit http://moviesintheparkhuntersville.com or call 704-464-2400.
Duplicate Bridge Club
The Lake Norman Duplicate Bridge Club offers classes in beginning bridge every Tuesday through June 26. The class is for beginning bridge players or those currently playing who want a better understanding of basic bridge bidding and playing.
Cost is $9 per class, held at Cornelius Town Hall (21445 Catawba Ave.) every Tuesday at 1:15 p.m. In addition, supervised play sessions will be held on Monday afternoons through the summer months. Sessions begin every Monday at 1:15 p.m with a 30-minute lesson, and then progress to bridge play. Local experts will help with bidding and play in order to provide a fun learning experience. Cost is $6 per week.
Throughout the year, the Lake Norman Duplicate Bridge Club conducts classes and playing sessions. Regular duplicate bridge games are held twice weekly: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m., includes two games (an open game and a newcomer game); and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. (open game).
Power Squadron boating classes
The Lake Norman Sail & Power Squadron is offering boating safety classes through the summer. Class are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost of $45, which includes student manual and lunch, along with a free UPSP six-month trial membership for graduates. Register online at www.usps.org/lakenorman.In addition to the four boater safety classes, the Power Squadron will also hold a free navigation class on Saturday, Sept. 15, for 2012 graduates who wish to continue learning boating skills.
Remaining class schedule includes:
• Saturday, July 14, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St. in Cornelius.
• Saturday, Aug. 18, at Duke Energy Environmental Center, McGuire Nuclear Station Road in Huntersville.
Newcomers Club luncheon
Davidson Toastmasters is an organization that provides its members an opportunity to learn and practice public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, comfortable environment. Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from a practical, face-to-face learning program that includes weekly club meetings, training seminars and speech contests. Each meeting provides an opportunity to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches and offering constructive evaluation. New members are welcome. Meetings are held Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake Norman YMCA, 21300 Davidson St., in Cornelius.
Discovery Place KIDS
105 Gilead Road in Huntersville. For more information, call 704-337-2672 or visit www.discoveryplacekids.org.
Community Helpers Month
Join Discovery Place KIDS to buzz, beep and whirl your way through the museum learning about firefighters, police officers, doctors, veterinarians and other community helpers, and the important role they play in the community. Explore the life-size fire truck, rescue a (plush) pet at the vet's office and make sure everyone gets paid in the bank.
All scheduled activities are held from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. and 1:15-1:45 p.m.
• Thursday, June 7 – Animal Care: Bring a stuffed animal to get a check-up at the pet vet. Discover what it takes to be a veterinarian.
• Tuesday, June 12 – Dance Off: Move, groove, get your toes tapping and dance on stage.
• Wednesday, June 13 – Builder's Day: Test your inner architect as we build with different types of items and learn why hammers and other tools are important building tools.
• Thursday, June 14 – Flag Day: Hear a special story about the American flag and create one to take home as we celebrate Flag Day.
• Tuesday, June 19 – Aviation Day: Soar across the friendly skies. Learn how to make the perfect paper airplane and use power to move things.
• Wednesday, June 20 – Scientist Day: Put your lab goggles on and be prepared to explore hands on science activities.
• Thursday, June 21 – Doctor Day: Learn how to use a stethoscope and discover why doctors are important to the community.
• Tuesday, June 26 – Police Officer Day: Make a badge, check out your fingerprints and learn safety tips you can use every day.
• Wednesday, June 27 – Optical Day: Test your eyes with fun optical illusions and make a pair of pipe cleaner glasses to celebrate National Sunglasses Day.
• Thursday, June 28 – Fire Safety: Learn the importance of stop, drop and roll as part of your fire safety plan. Practice calling 911 and make a fair escape route plan with your family.
• June 8 – Wild West Day: Yee-haw! Dress like a cowboy or cowgirl and lasso up for a day full of wild west activities.
• June 15 – Super Hero Day: Come dressed as your favorite superhero and jump into superhero science and hands-on fun.
• June 22 – Teddy Bear Picnic: Bring your teddy bear for lemonade and cookies. Participate in a "bear hunt" and other fun bear activities.
• June 29 – Summer Fun: Play water games in the garden, beach volleyball at the Town Center and much more to kick off summer.
Cornelius Branch Library
21105 Catawba Ave., 704-416-3800, www.cmlibrary.org
• Pixel Art: Wednesday, June 27, at 2 p.m. Teens will experiment with an art form using pixels by mapping shapes of video game (or other) characters on graph paper.
• Daylily Book Club: Tuesday, June 26, at 10 a.m. This month's selection is The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. All adults welcome; no registration required.
• Read to Real: Friday, June 22, at 2 p.m. Watch the movie Hugo (PG), inspired by the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. Friday, June 29, at 2 p.m. Watch the movie The Muppets (G), inspired by Jim Henson's the Muppets.
• Learn, Quest, Play-Wii: Wednesday, June 20, at 2 p.m. Teamwork, critical thinking and learning have never been so much fun. Join your peers to develop your skills and engage with the library on a whole new level.
• American Decades of the 20th Century: Join Librarian Rosanne Losee for an informational, educational and fun look at the American Decades of the 20th Century. This visual presentation will examine each of the decades in history, politics, science/technology, culture, art and literature. Part 2, "1940-1969, War & Turbulence," Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. Part 3, "1970-1999, Hope & Despair," Friday, June 15 at 10 a.m.
• Dream Magic: Tuesday, June 26 at 2 p.m. Storytelling and mind-bending magic.
• Baby Storytime (0-18 months): Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Babies experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. New sights and sounds are shared with a parent/caregiver through books, songs, and rhymes. Registration is required.
• Toddler Storytime (19-35 months): Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m. Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities. Registration is required.
• Pre-school Storytime (3-5 years old): Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader. Registration is required.
119 S. Main St., 704-416-4000, www.cmlibrary.org
• Spanish for Kids: Wednesdays at 11:15 a.m. Children will learn the basics of the Spanish language through songs, stories and hands on activities. Special emphasis is placed on language development and repetition.
• Northern Town Folktales on the Green: Summer reading kickoff on Tuesday, June 19, at 10 a.m. A family event including storytelling, music, dance and crafts on the Town Green in front of the Davidson Public Library. Bring a picnic, enjoy the show and learn about the summer reading program.
• Dream Magic with Fish the Magish: Tuesday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. A magical program with guest magician Fish the Magish.
• Preschool Storytime: Fridays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10:15 a.m. Preschoolers engage with books and activities that encourage language and pre-reading skills. Hear stories, sing songs and develop the skills needed to become a successful reader.
• Toddler Storytime: Fridays, June 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 11 a.m. Toddlers build language skills, participate in music and movement activities, and discover the fun of books. Explore letters, sounds, and new words through stories and activities.
North County Regional
16500 Holly Crest Lane In Huntersville, 704-416-6000, www.cmlibrary.org
• Excel Basics: Tuesday, June 19, at 10 a.m. Learn how to create, edit and save a basic spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel 07. Designed for adults with basic computer skills and familiarity with Word.
• eReader Training Workshop for Nooks: Wednesday, June 27, at 2 p.m. Learn how to borrow eBooks for your Nook. Sign up for this interactive program. Bring your device or questions and learn to find, check out and download books from the library's digital collection.
• eReader Training Workshop for Kindles: Thursday, June 28, at 2 p.m. Learn how to borrow eBooks for your Kindle. Bring your device or questions and learn to find, check out and download books from the library's digital collection.
Huntersville Parks and Recreation
For program registration or more information, call 704-766-2220 or visit www.huntersville.org.
For event registration or more information, call 704-896-2460, ext. 160, or visit www.corneliuspr.org.
• Boot Camp: For ages 18 and older, the six-week program will be held Saturdays, June 9-July 17, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Bailey Middle School Track, located at 11900 Bailey Road in Cornelius. Instructor Jeff Heal, owner of Fitness Together in Cornelius and Davidson, will lead students reach their fitness goals.
Cost is $40 for Cornelius residents, $48 for all others. register at http://www.cornelius.org/parc/recreation/boot-camp or in person at Cornelius Town Hall. For more information , call 704-892-6031, ext. 160, visit the website.
• Stand-up Paddle Boarding: For ages 12 and older, learn to paddle board on Lake Norman in a safe and controlled environment with experienced and certified paddle instructors. Participants will use top quality, new equipment. Wear a bathing suit and bring a towel. All lessons are instructed by My Aloha Paddle Sports & Fitness of Cornelius. One-day sessions are June 15 or 29. Classes will meet at My Aloha Paddle Sports at 18441 Nantz Road at 1:20 p.m., then travel to Ramsey Creek Park for the class, which from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $45 per session for Cornelius residents, $53 for all others. Register at http://www.cornelius.org/parc/recreation/stand-up-paddleboarding or in person at Cornelius Town Hall. For more information, call 704-892-6031, ext. 161.
Mooresville Recreation Department
• Summer Camp morning drop-off: Early drop off is now available for the Just Keep Movin' Morning Camp held at the War Memorial Center, 220 N. Maple St. Parents may now register for the program, which is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at a cost of $10 per week.
The Just Keep Movin' program for rising first through ninth graders runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at $30 per week if registered by 5 p.m. the Thursday preceding the week attending, $40 otherwise. Just Keep Movin' focuses on fitness, sports and active games. There is a supervised lunch time for any participants attending the afternoon program during the same week. Register for these programs and more online at www.mooresvillerecreation.org or at the Recreation Administration Building at 418 Carpenter Ave. For more information call 704-663-7026.
• Summer Playground and Summer Talons: Enrollment for both programs is available, which run Monday-Friday, noon-5:30 p.m. at the War Memorial Center on Maple Street. The Summer Playground Program is for rising first through seventh graders and features swimming, arts and crafts, games, sports, etc. The Summer Talons program is for rising eighth through 10th graders and features swimming, leadership training, character building, challenge games and adventure trips.
The camps begin June 11 and ends Aug. 10. There will be no camp the week of July 4. The cost of the Summer Playground Program is $50 per week if registered by 5 p.m. Thursday before the week attending, $70 otherwise. Cost of the Summer Talons program is $40 per week plus the cost of any trips (optional). Register for these programs and more online at www.mooresvillerecreation.org or at the Recreation Administration Building at 418 Carpenter Ave. For more information call 704-663-7026.
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
171 Fairview Road, Mooresville
• Cancer patients can learn to look good: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host the American Cancer Society's Look Good ... Feel Better program Monday, June 18, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. in the hospital's private dining room. A complimentary dinner will be served.
Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients will learn how to use make-up and skin care techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Look Good ... Feel Better is offered through a partnership of the American Cancer Society; the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation; and the National Cosmetology Association. Classes and materials are provided free of charge to women in active cancer treatment.
Along with the physical and emotional concerns of the disease itself, the side effects of cancer treatment can be devastating to a woman's self-esteem. Patients who have participated in Look Good ... Feel Better call the program an emotional lifesaver, because it returns them to a sense of normalcy and allows them to smile once again at the person in the mirror. According to the American Cancer Society, there are dozens of anti-cancer drugs in use today, each with its own set of possible side effects. Possible appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation include hair loss on the scalp, eyebrows or lashes; weight gain or loss; changes in skin pigmentation and texture; oily skin, itchiness or peeling; and alterations in nail texture and growth rate.
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center is at 171 Fairview Road in Mooresville, just south of U.S. 21 at Exit 33 off I-77.
• Bariatric surgery seminars: Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will hosts free, monthly educational seminars, "Understanding Surgical Weight Loss," the second Wednesday and the last Monday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. The sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, and Monday, June 25, in The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman, 131 Medical Park Road, Suite 303, adjacent to the hospital.
The program is geared toward those who are 100 pounds over their ideal body weight, unable to sustain significant weight loss, have weight-related medical issues and are ready to make a life change to become healthier. Dr. Ryan Heider, medical director of The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Lake Norman, will explain the procedures and processes from the initial consultation to post-operation nutritional counseling. Presentations are followed by a question-and-answer period.
Morbid obesity is a life-threatening disease that affects more than 15 million people in the U.S. A landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that bariatric surgery improved or resolved Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and high cholesterol in the vast majority of morbidly obese patients. Most patients had lost 55 to 70 percent of their excess weight one year after bariatric surgery.
For more information and to register for the seminar, call 704-660-HLTH (4584).