CORNELIUS, N.C. — Among the events that will help christen the new Caldwell Station Creek Greenway in Cornelius is the Lake Norman Bike Expo & Community Bike Ride Saturday, May 13. On-site registration for the ride will begin at 8 a.m., and the ride will run from 8:30 to 10. The Bike Expo will follow until 12:30 p.m.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Join Northern Lake Norman Baseball and Charlotte Ski Boats Riders’ Foundation May 6-7 for its weekend Surf & Turf charity event.
The “Turf” part is a shotgun-start golf tournament Saturday, May 6, at the newly re-designed Mooresville Golf Club. Registration costs $125 per individual or $400 per foursome and includes surf and turf dinner; three hole-in-one contests for a ski-boat and two trucks; prizes for first and last place, closest to the pin and longest drive, silent and live auctions, and more.
Artists 18 years or older may submit as many as three entries. The work must be original in execution, concept and composition by the artist. Photograph and digital art are not accepted in this exhibit. Work should have been completed after April 1, 2015, and not entered in any previously judged or juried exhibition sponsored or hosted by Mooresville Arts.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont will host its 5K Saturday, May 13, at Lowe’s Corporate Headquarters, 1000 Lowes Blvd., in Mooresville. Participation in the 5K event is open to the public. All proceeds from the event will benefit Girls on the Run of the Greater Piedmont.
On-site registration and packet pick-up begins at 8 a.m. Team warm-ups and a Kids’ Fun Run will begin immediately following the National Anthem at 8:45. The 5K will begin at 9.
CORNELIUS, N.C.— The Butterfly Run 5K run/walk to benefit Big Day at the Lake and The Lauren Marie Kimsey Foundation for Synovial Sarcoma will be Saturday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to noon at the headquarters of Aquesta Bank, 19510 Jetton Road in Cornelius. The 5K event is to celebrate the memory of Lauren Marie Kimsey and will benefit her favorite charity, Big Day at The Lake, as well as the foundation created in her name. The race will start with a release of 400 butterflies and the day will include live music.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Diana Jasany of Mooresville has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. She is the daughter of Dave and Laurie Jasany and a member of Troop 10243. She worked in partnership with Children’s Hope Alliance to organize a national and worldwide effort to make and donate 190 twin-size quilts to teenagers who have aged out of the foster care system across North Carolina. She also donated 20 baby quilts to a special needs orphanage in Moscow, Russia.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — North Mecklenburg Community Chorus presents its spring 2017 show, “Blue Suede Shoes: The Music of Elvis and Friends,” Thursday-Saturday, April 20-22, at Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Road in Huntersville. The program will include renditions of classic Elvis Presley hits plus music of other artists from the era, including such favorites as “Hound Dog,” “Love Me Tender,” “Rockin’ Robin,” and “La Bamba.”
Show times are 7:30 pm., April 20 and 21; and 3 p.m., April 22. Advance admission costs $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger and is available at nmccsings.org. Admission purchased at the door will cost $12 and $6, respectively.
CORNELIUS, N.C. — Living in a blended family can be a challenge to a marriage, children and step-children, resulting in a divorce rate of higher than 65 percent among the re-married couples. Blended & Blessed, Lake Norman’s first community-wide step-family conference will be held Saturday, April 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Grace Covenant Church, 17301 Statesville Road in Cornelius.
“Our mission is to provide support and education to adults in blended families, and to stop the generational repeat of divorce,” says local conference coordinator and step-family coach Susan Parks. “I feel great concern for the millennial generation. I call them our ‘divorce kids’ because so many grew up watching their parents marry, divorce, remarry, and re-divorce.”
The live streamed event will feature respected step-family experts including keynote speaker Ron Deal, author of the bestselling book The Smart Stepfamily. Cost of the event is $15, and includes lunch. Doors open at 9 a.m. Register at blendedandblessed.com.
CORNELIUS, N.C. — The Cornelius PARC Department will hold an opening reception for its next Beyond Walls outdoor exhibit Saturday, May 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Robbins Park. Meet the artists and enjoy arts and crafts, local group performances and more at this expanded event.
Beyond Walls is the town’s annual public art exhibit featuring a variety of sculptures and installations. The exhibit will remain on display through Jan. 31, 2018. Of the 23 submissions representing five different states, the town’s Public Art Committee selected seven pieces for the 2017-18 show by the artists Paris Alexander, Jonathan Bowling, Bob Doster, Jim Gallucci, Adam Walls and Jim Weitzel.
In the event of inclement weather, call the weather hotline at 704-896-2460, ext. 290. For more information about Beyond Walls, call 704-892-6031, ext. 166, or visit cornelius.org/parc.
CORNELIUS, N.C. — Point of Grace Church will screen and hold a discussion series of the film Ben Hur, the story of a Jewish nobleman who lives at the time of Jesus. Discussion time includes Biblical references and faith and life application. The public is invited to join in Monday evenings at 7 p.m., beginning May 8. Point of Grace is at 20700 N. Main St. in Cornelius.
STANLEY, N.C. — On Saturday April 22, Lowesville Gospel Concerts/Living Word Ministries at 1062 N.C. 16 in Stanley presents one of the top bluegrass bands in the U.S., The Farm Hands from Nashville, beginning at 6 p.m. Named Entertainer of the Year and gospel bluegrass band of the year, The Farm Hands feature Tim Graves, who has been chosen 12 times as dobro player of the year. Graves has also been inducted in the Grand Ole Opry Hall of Fame. The concert is free of charge and the public is welcome.