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Tuesday, 07 March 2017 17:01

Support Carter at Port City Club

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Champions for Carter, a group of Lake Norman-area residents who have joined together to support a youngster who recently lost his 26-year-old single mother and is now being raised by his grandparents, is holding a fund-raising event Friday, March 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Port City Club in Cornelius.

The event will include live music and a silent auction. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook at facebook.com/ChampionsForCarter.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 17:01

Raptors visit next LNWC program

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The Carolina Raptor Center will bring a few feathered friends to Mooresville Public Library’s Youth Room when Lake Norman Wildlife Conservationists hosts its next free nature program Thursday, March 9, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to see the birds of prey and learn their role in nature. There is no charge and reservations are not required.

LNWC is a chapter of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation, whose mission is to protect and enhance the wildlife habitat of the Lake Norman area. For more information, visit LNWC.org or call 704-877-4788.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 17:00

Celebrate Easter with Cornelius PARC

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Cornelius PARC and the Cornelius Arts Center have scheduled special Easter events for kids. A Morning with the Easter Bunny is Friday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Arts Center, 19725 Oak St., in downtown Cornelius. There will be Easter-themed crafts, snacks and a chance to take a photo with Peter Cottontail with your own camera. The free event is open to toddlers and preschoolers. For more information, call 704-896-8823 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cornelius PARC Department will hold Hop Into Spring Saturday, April 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Robbins Park, 17738 W.Catawba Ave. The free event will include family fun with arts and crafts, inflatable obstacle course, balloon artist, face painting, DJ and a visit from Peter Cottontail. Bring a basket to collect candy and toy-filled eggs at the different activity stations. For more information, call 704-892-6031, ext. 192 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson LifeLine’s Mental Health Fair, “Spring Into Wellness,” will be held Saturday, March 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Triple Play Farm, 19516 Kistler Farm Road in Davidson. Try your hand at art therapy, a drum circle or animal-assisted therapy along with a walk in the woods or “Gardening with Growth” horticulture therapy. Participants may sign up for some of the sessions and drop in for others. Light refreshments will be served and the

Register for art therapy, animal-assisted therapy, yoga, tai chi and music therapy at eventbrite.com and search for “Spring Into Wellness” or e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with RSVP by March 17.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — American Legion Post 321 and the Town of Huntersville Parks and Recreation Department will hold the second annual Top Deck Car and Truck Show Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the top deck of the Huntersville Town Center parking garage at 105 Gilead Road. This event will be held rain or shine.

Judging will begin at noon and awards given at 12:45 in the categories of Best in Show, Best in Show Car, Top 3 Car, Best in Show Truck, Top 3 Truck. The Sons of the American Legion will have food available for purchase at the bottom level of the parking deck. Family-friendly activities include a DJ and 50/50 raffle. Door prizes will be given to registered participants. Parking will be on levels 1 and 2 of the parking garage.

Registration for show cars is available on huntersville.org or in person at the Park and Recreation Department offices on the third floor of Huntersville Town Center. Dash plaques will be given to registered participants. Early bird registration fee of $10 closes March 17. Event day registration of $15 will be accepted either in exact cash or check.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 16:59

Lions golf tourney set for April 24

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Registration is open for the annual Lions Regional Golf Tournament set for Monday, April 24, at NorthStone Country Club in Huntersville. Cost for the four-player, captain’s choice tournament is $125 per player and includes lunch, dinner, a $5,000 hole-in-one contest and other prizes. The tournament will include senior and women’s divisions.

All proceeds will benefit the vision impaired. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, visit northmecklionsgolf.org.

CORNELIUS, N.C. — The newly renovated youth sports facility behind Cornelius Elementary School will be officially dedicated as James Hoyt Wilhelm Park Saturday, March 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. The park is named after the local legend and Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher who grew up playing baseball on the same ground as the new ballfields.

The event also marks the official opening day for the Lake Norman Little League season. The neighborhood park features four lighted tee-ball fields, two multi-purpose fields, basketball court, walking trail, restroom building and parking improvements.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 16:59

Golf tourney for cystic fibrosis patients

DENVER, N.C.— The Spiritus Project will hold its second annual fund-raising golf tournament, The Lake Realty Spiritus Masters, presented by Novant Health Monday, April 10, at the Verdict Ridge Golf and Country Club in Denver. Spiritus Project is a non-profit organization with the mission to improve life quality for North Carolina-based adult cystic fibrosis patients.

The organization was created by Jessica Link, who died in early 2015 from complications related to adult cystic fibrosis. While fighting her own battle to survive, she empathized with other adult cystic fibrosis patients facing similar struggles. She became aware of the financial burden and stress these patients carry while combating the disease, and she decided to do something about it.

Funds raised from last year’s event, which included a silent auction, contests and awards as well as food and beverages, have benefited more than 150 adult cystic fibrosis patients. For information, to register or for sponsorship details, visit spiritusmasters.org.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 16:58

Lake Norman Marina hosts free navigation class

SHERRILLS FORD, N.C — Lake Norman Marina will host a free Navigating Lake Norman Day or Night class conducted by Captain Gus Gustafson Wednesday, March 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the marina 6965 N.C. 150 in Sherrills Ford. Topics covered include:

• Understanding LKN’s Channel Marker and Buoy System;

• How to Avoid Shallow Water;

• The Ten Most Dangerous Spots; and

• Interpreting Lake Maps.

Lake Norman Boat Club will provide complementary snacks and refreshments 30 minutes before the event. Attendees are invited to come early to meet other boating enthusiasts while mingling in Lake Norman Marina’s showroom. Although the class is free of charge, reservations are required by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 704-483-5546.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 16:58

Rural Hill holds Sip & Seek Bridal Show

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Historic Rural Hill will host its fourth annual Sip & Seek Bridal Show Sunday, March 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Cultural Center on the historic farm. The show provides an intimate setting for couples and vendors to connect while enjoying complementary wine, food and door prizes. Tours of the historic site and wedding venue are also available.

The Sip & Seek Bridal Show will feature more than 30 vendors, with some offering discounts for those in attendance. The event is free to attend with pre-registration at myrhevent.com, or for $5 cash at the door. Prizes will be drawn every half hour and winners must be present to win.

For more information, contact Rural Hill Wedding & Special Events Director Lauren Petervary, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For updated information as it becomes available, follow Historic Rural Hill on Facebook.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 16:57

Gerdes to perform for Bach Birthday Bash

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Clara Gerdes of Davidson, an award-winning student at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, returns to her home town to bring Bach and organ lovers an evening on Davidson College Presbyterian Church’s noted Wicks organ. For Organ at Davidson’s annual Bach Birthday Bash, she will perform an all-Bach program for the performance Monday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

The performance includes a soprano piece sung by guest artist Margaret Carpenter Haigh. Following the program will be an artist reception hosted by Friends of the Organ. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to enhance the growing series.