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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre will perform its spring musical production of Schoolhouse Rock Friday-Sunday April 21-23, at The Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., in Mooresville. General public performances are Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 22, at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. An open school performance will be Saturday at 11 a.m.

The musical production is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through songs. Content is appropriate for general audiences.

Admission costs $15 for adults, $12 for seniors ages 62 and older, and $10 for ages 3-18. Children younger than 3 must be in parent lap or purchase an individual seat. Tickets are available at mooresvillechildrenstheatre.org and the box office will open one hour before the start of each show, although advance tickets are recommended. At each performance the cast will be collecting new and gently loved children’s and youth books for area reading programs.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:30

Badge of honor

Cheryl Gunter from Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (far left) joins Birkdale Village Assistant General Manager Scott Anderson (second from left) to present a $1,000 donation to the Mecklenburg County Firefighters Burned Children’s Fund, the charity supported by the Huntersville Fire Department in this year’s Battle of the Badges blood drive. HFD collected the most units of blood at last Saturday’s event, beating out the Huntersville Police Department, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department and North Mecklenburg Rescue Squad in the friendly competition. Accepting on behalf of the Burned Children’s Fund are board member Larry Kepley (second from right) and Bill Suthard of the Huntersville Fire Department (far right). Donations from Saturday’s event will help more than 250 people in the Carolinas.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:30

Garden Club annual plant sale

TERRELL, N.C. — The Lake Norman Garden Club’s 18th annual plant sale will be held Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to noon at Conner Center at Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell. The sale will feature home-grown plants and native plants from club members and nursery plants from Setzer’s Nursery. There will be a variety of bedding plants, hanging baskets and geraniums.

New this year is the Garden Treasures Table, where club members will be available to help with selections and answer questions. Proceeds from the sale fund a scholarship to a student from a local high school and other community causes. The church is at 297 Sherrills Ford Road.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:30

Mt. Zion, Bethel host Easter events

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius will host a community Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church at 19600 Zion Ave. in Cornelius. The hunt is for ages pre-school to fourth grade. Festivities begin in sanctuary and conclude on front lawn. Children should bring a basket and must be accompanied by adults.

Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius will host its annual Family Easter Event and Egg Hunt Saturday, April 15, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the church at 19920 Bethel Church Road in Cornelius. The event will be held rain or shine. The event features games, exploration stations, bounce house, photo booth and more.

Staggered, age-specific egg hunts begin at 4 for toddlers to 12-year-olds. There will be candy, prizes and hot dogs for participants both before and after the hunts. An appearance by the Easter Bunny is included.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:29

A musical month at Davidson College

DAVIDSON, N.C. — The Davidson College Music Department will present several concerts in April.

• Davidson College’s premier student choral ensemble will perform its Spring Davidson College Chorale Concert Friday, April 7, at 6 p.m. at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. The Chorale includes Davidson Singers, Collegium Musicum and After Hours Vocal Jazz presenting an a cappella and accompanied choral repertoire. The concert is free and open to the public.

• Pianist and conductor Stephen Drury will perform Sunday, April 9, at 3 p.m. at Tyler-Tallman Hall in the Sloan Music Center at Davidson College. Drury has performed around the world with a repertoire that stretches from Bach to Liszt to the music of today. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Barbican Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Cité de la Musique in Paris; and performed and recorded with the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Radio Orchestra, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Boston Philharmonic and the Boston Pops. For tickets, contact the Union Box Office at 704-894-2135 or visit davidson.edu/tickets.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:29

WOW! Discover wetland creatures

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Discover the world of frogs, toads and other wetland creatures — where they live, what they eat, and why we need to protect them and their habitat — during the World of Wonder’s next nature outing Sunday, April 30, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Davidson. Learn how to identify them by sound or by sight.

The guide will be Theresa Morr of the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. This outing is for children with their families and the minimum age is 3 years. Location and other details will be sent to those who pre-register by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with names of all the participants, ages of the children, allergies and a phone number. Registration closes at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29, and is not available on the Davidson LandConservancy website.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:28

Health and Wellness at EnergyExplorium

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — McGuire Nuclear Station will host its first Health and Wellness Expo featuring free workout demonstrations, live discussions on healthy eating, giveaways and more Saturday, April 8, from noon to 3 p.m. at The EnergyExplorium, 13339 McGuire Nuclear Station Road n Huntersville.

The day will include free workout demos, giveaways, live discussions on healthy eating and more.

The Lake Norman Healthcare Forum recently donated a new laser printer to the Lake Norman Community Health Clinic. The clinic is a non-profit agency that offers medical services to underserved residents of the Lake Norman region. The Lake Norman Healthcare Forum is a volunteer organization that encourages and facilitates education and growth of individuals by providing meetings and presentations on local health services. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville. For more information about the Forum, call 704-909-7958 or visit the Facebook page at facebook.com/lknhfc. Making the presentation are (from left), Glenn Holden of Home Helpers, Cathy Hansen of Ranson Ridge Assisted Living, Laurie Griswell of Novant Health, April Cook of Lake Norman Community Health Clinic, Jim Cooper of North Mecklenburg Hospice, and Jamie Casteneda of Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 17:33

Prom dress sale benefits bride charity

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Charles Mack Citizen Center in downtown Mooresville will host a Flash Prom Dress sale Saturday and Sunday, April 1 and 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More than 200 dresses will be available at 20 percent discounts with proceeds benefiting Brides Across America.

Prom dress uniqueness is guaranteed as the sale will register each gown purchased and not allow another of the same color or the same design to be purchased for the same prom. Designer gowns include Val Stefani, Alyce Paris, Blush, Splash and more. Sizes 0-20 will be available.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017 17:32

ReadDavidson events set for April and May

DAVIDSON, N.C. — ReadDavidson activities surrounding this year’s book selection, Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel begin in April. ReadDavidson, an annual town-wide reading initiative that began in 2007, is a partnership between the Town of Davidson, the Davidson Public Library, Main Street Books and local avid readers. The ReadDavidson committee encourages people to read a selected book and attend book-related events that make the book come to life.

According to St. John Mandel, Station Eleven is about a traveling Shakespearean theater company in a post-apocalyptic North America. “It’s also about friendship, memory, love, celebrity, our obsession with objects, oppressive dinner parties, comic books and knife-throwing,” she adds.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:11

Viveiros earns Gold Award

MOORESVILLE, N,C. — Jenna Viveiros of Mooresville has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. The daughter of Horace and Jill Viveiros and a member of Troop 10096 organized a Taekwondo class for girls to learn safety techniques. The class is being planned again for next year and in several other venues.

The Gold Award recognizes girls in grades 9-12 who demonstrate leadership through sustainable and measurable “Take Action” projects. After the minimum requirements are completed, the Gold Award project is the culmination of a girl’s demonstration of self-discipline, leadership ability, time management, creativity, initiative and a significant mastery of skills. Each girl must dedicate a minimum of 80 hours to planning and implementing her project, which must benefit the community and have lasting impact.