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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 makeanimpactnow.org.

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 Angelsandsparrows.org. For more information about the Elks, visit Elks.org.

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.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 16:43

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 davidsonumc.org/event-registrations.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Independence Hill Baptist Church will host a bluegrass gospel concert with The Cockman Family on Saturday, June 10, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., at the church at 10220 Independence Hill Road in southern Huntersville. Proceeds from the concert will benefit The Stegall House of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina. The public is invited to attend.

From Sherrills Ford, The Cockman Family, performing since 1988, has developed classic family harmonies and youthful flair for a unique bluegrass gospel style. Original songs and new arrangements of gospel favorites have been popular with their audiences. For more information, visit cockmanfamily.com or follow the band on Facebook.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Members of the Huntersville Happy Hour Rotary Club recently raised $4,000 for the Grand Oaks Elementary garden project. With the proceeds, the club built six gardens, a pollinator garden, refurbished picnic tables, built a storage shed and had a fence installed to allow the Huntersville school to hold outdoor classes.

Students can start the seeds in the classroom and, once they are ready, plant them in the garden. The club has been working closely with teacher Debra Carr, Principal Raymond Giovanelli, the school’s PTA and master gardeners Sylvia Hindman and Steven Capobianco. The project may serve as a model for other schools in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system.

Once this is completed, the school system plans to explore duplicating the project at other area schools. A ribbon cutting for the school’s new addition will be held June 9 at 9 a.m.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Classic cars and classic tunes will come together to celebrate the Central Piedmont Community Chorus’ 40th anniversary Spring Show and Classic Car Exhibition Thursday and Friday, June 1 and 2, at 8 p.m. at The Cove Church in Mooresville. Tickets cost $10 each for ages 6 and older. Classic cars will be on exhibit to help celebrate the show titled “You Must Remember This,” featuring music from the chorus’ shows over the past 40 years.

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. — The Rotary Club of Lake Norman-Huntersville won two awards and recognition as a “Club of Distinction” at the Rotary District 7680 annual conference held April 28-30 in Greenville, S.C.

The awards included the Mark Markanda Small Club of Excellence Award, given to the best overall small club in the district, and the Small Club International Service Award, given to the small club in the district that best exhibits commitment to service. To achieve the status of a Club of Distinction, the Rotary Club of Lake Norman-Huntersville had to complete a variety of prerequisites, including specific commitments to community service, youth service and vocational service.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center in association with local dermatologists will provide its annual free skin cancer screening to Lake Norman-area residents Thursday, May 11, from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m., at Novant Health Huntersville Adult Medicine, 10030 Gilead Road, Suite 200, in Huntersville. Registration is required by calling 704-384-2273.