HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Independence Hill Baptist Church will host its summer Women’s Bible Study series Wednesday nights and Thursday mornings, beginning June 14 and 15. The series is open to the public. The summer sessions will last six weeks and cost of the workbooks is $14.

Wednesday night sessions are 6:30 to 8 p.m., with a light dinner included. Thursday morning sessions are 9:30 to 11 a.m., with child care available by registration.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:33

PARC hosts movies under the stars

CORNELIUS, N.C. — The Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) Department offers movies under the stars this summer. Movie dates, times and locations are subject to change. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Weather permitting, movies will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m.

The 2017 Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series includes:

Tuesday, 30 May 2017 17:33

CSO plays EnergyExplorium

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra returns to Duke Energy’s Energy Explorium for an evening of music along the shores of Lake Norman Friday, June 16, starting at 8:15 p.m. The Symphony will perform selections from Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, as well as popular favorites from My Fair Lady and Rocky.

Admission and parking are free. Pack a picnic and bring a blanket. Boaters may anchor in the Energy Explorium’s cove on Lake Norman. Concessions provided by Clean Juice and the East Lincoln High School Band Boosters.

The Energy Explorium is off N.C. 73 in Huntersville at 339 Hagers Ferry Road. No pets permitted. For more information, call 980-875-5600.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 16:33

Summer camp for kids of divorce

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson United Methodist Church will sponsor a half-day summer camp for children whose parents are going through or have gone through separation or divorce. Rising first to sixth graders are invited to participate in a week of fun while also learning age-appropriate skills to help them heal.

The camp will run Monday-Friday, June 12-16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the church. Cost is $35. For more information, visit

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 16:33

WOW explores things that go ‘buzz’

DAVIDSON, N.C. — The next nature expedition with World of Wonder (WOW), co-sponsored by Davidson Lands Conservancy and Woodland Discovery, will focus on “Butterflies, Bees, Bugs and Dragonflies” on Saturday, June 10, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Local pollinator expert and naturalist Rob Van Epps will lead a walking tour along local trails in Davidson.

Learn about butterfly life cycles, which kinds one can see in Davidson and why they are important. This outing is for children with their families with a minimum age of 4. Location and other details will be sent to those who pre-register.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 16:32

LNRMC hosts ‘Look Good’ class

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host the American Cancer Society’s Look Good ... Feel Better program Wednesday, June 14, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., in the hospital’s private dining room. Guided by volunteer cosmetologists, female cancer patients who participate in this class will learn how to use make-up and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Dinner will be provided.

MOORESVILLE, N.C — Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont recently honored adult volunteers who go above and beyond in service to Girl Scouting. The organization named Cathy Watling of Mooresville the winner of the Appreciation Award, which recognizes a registered adult Girl Scout who has delivered outstanding service and contributes to the achievement of the Council’s goals in at least one service area.

Watling serves as a service unit cookie specialist. Her organizational skills, according to the Peaks to Piedmont, have resulted in a well-operated cookie program. Watling provides cookie training to more than 60 parents, and her efforts have resulted in increasing its cookie sales every year.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 16:32

One hundred holes of golf for Impact

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Make An Impact Foundation’s first fundraising event was an ambitious one, a golf-a-thon held Monday, May 15, at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville. Sixteen golfers combined efforts to play a lighting round of 100 holes of golf for charity, raising $16,000 for local programs.

The mission of MAIF, which is based in Cornelius, is to serve at-risk children and youth by partnering with individuals, businesses and communities. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s Upward Mobility Project, Power Cross and expansion of preschool opportunities in the Davidson area. For more information about the foundation, visit

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 16:31

DCP auditions take to the sky

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson Community Players will hold open auditions for its July production of Boeing, Boeing Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or Sunday, June 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. Both sessions will be held at DCP’s Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St. in Davidson.

Actors need attend only one of the audition sessions, but should plan to arrive at the start and stay for the entire time. Bring a resumé or a list of contact information and theater experience, a recent photo and a list of all conflicts. Rehearsals will begin June 12. Actors at all levels of experience are encouraged to attend. No prior acting experience is required and novice actors are encouraged to audition. Comedy and skill in physical theater are a plus and a willingness to have fun is essential.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — The Charlotte Elks Lodge, in association with the Elks National Foundation, recently donated $1,250 to the Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen’s summer bag lunch program. Elks President Kathy Hulla and State Vice President Michael Flock presented the check at the soup kitchen’s first Gather and Give event on April 28 at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville.

The summer bag lunch program provides nutritious lunches every weekday to children who receive free or reduced-price lunches while school is in session. For more info about Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen, visit For more information about the Elks, visit

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre will hold open auditions for its summer musical production Into The Woods, Jr. Thursday and Friday, May 18 and 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. Callbacks are set for Saturday, May 20. Auditions will be held at the Community School of Davidson High School’s Black Box Theatre, 404 Armour St., in Davidson. Auditions are open to ages 6-18; actors may not be older than a 2017 high school graduate.