HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Enjoy a traditional Scottish supper and celebrate the birthday of poet Robert Burns at Historic Rural Hill in Huntersville with a Burns Night Supper Saturday, Jan. 21, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Cultural Center. Burns Night Suppers are held around the world in celebration of Burns’ birthday on Jan. 25. The tradition began in July of 1801 when his friends met at his old home to commemorate the fifth year since his passing. A traditional Burns Night consists of haggis being piped in, a three course meal, several drams of whisky and performances honoring Burns’ works.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Get a jumpstart on New Year’s resolution as the Cornelius PARC Department holds open nights at the Bailey Road Park track, 11900 Bailey Road, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. through Jan. 26. The regulation-size track will be lighted and open to the public for walking and running. For more information, contact the Town of Cornelius PARC Department at 704-892-6031, ext. 160 or visit us cornelius.org/parc.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host the American Heart Association’s joint Heartsaver CPR and Adult First-Aid training classes Tuesday, Jan. 24. Heartsaver CPR will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and Adult First-Aid will be from 6 to 10 p.m. in Room B at the hospital and will be open to the public.
The Heartsaver CPR training is designed to teach basic skills in recognizing and treating life-threatening emergencies such as choking and cardiac arrest. Participants will learn to recognize warning signs of heart attacks and strokes in adults and breathing difficulties in children and adults.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson Community Players will hold open auditions for its winter production of A Streetcar Named Desire Sunday and Monday, Jan. 8 and 9, at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., in Davidson.
Auditionees need to attend only one night, but should plan to arrive at the start of the audition and stay for the entire session. Bring a resume or a list of contact information and theatre experience, a recent photo, and a list of conflicts during the rehearsal time frame. Rehearsals will begin in January Sundays-Thursdays, 7-9:30 p.m. The production will run Feb. 23-March 12 at Armour Street Theatre.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Registration continues for those interested in joining a tradition that combines enthusiasm for cycling with dedication to community service.
The 19th annual Polar Bear Ride benefitting the Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Sponsored by the Rocky River Road Club, the event features a short ride option and a full metric-century bike route through north Mecklenburg and the Lake Norman community. Both rides will start and end at the Ingersoll Rand corporate campus on Beatty Street in Davidson. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., and the rides will begin at 10 a.m.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The Volunteer Auxiliary of Lake Norman Regional Medical Center has named the 2016 recipients of its Charitable Giving Program. Five area organizations were chosen for the services each provides for people who are experiencing hardship or challenges in their daily lives in the greater Mooresville and Lake Norman area.
Recipients include HealthReach Community Clinic, The Christian Mission, Hope of Mooresville (HOMe), Dove House Children’s Advocacy Center and Child Advocates of Iredell and Alexander Counties (CAIAC).
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department is on duty at a Christmas tree lot in the Mallard Creek area through Dec. 24 for “Hometown Heroes” to benefit families of children with critical illness. The lot is at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church at 11400 Mallard Creek Church Road in Charlotte. Hours are Monday-Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; and Sunday, 1-9 p.m.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The Marine Corps League Detachment 1242 will hold a fundraiser in Huntersville Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the intersection of Gilead Road and Reese Boulevard. All funds raised will benefit the U.S Marines’ Toys for Tots program, homeless veterans, families of deployed veterans and more.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Mooresville Arts will hold its annual Winter Juried Art Exhibition from Jan. 10 to Feb. 23, 2017 at the historic Mooresville Depot at 103 W. Center Ave. in downtown Mooresville.
The works on display will be selected and awards chosen by juror Jean Cauthen, who teaches art and art history at UNC Charlotte in addition to her studio and plein-air work. When not painting plein-air either locally or abroad, she creates large scale paintings in her studio near Charlotte. Her work has been seen recently at the Hickory Museum of Art; Telfair Museum in Savannah, Ga.; Carolinas Got Art exhibition at Elder Gallery in Charlotte; The Passions of Italy in New York City; and Blowing Rock Art and History Museum. She is represented at Ciel Gallery in Charlotte.
Gallery hours are Tuesdays-Fridays, noon-4 p.m.; and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be a reception that is open to the public Friday, Jan. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m., with food and refreshments provided.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Stars of the racing industry, and even a little racing royalty, will be on hand at the NASCAR Technical Institute of Mooresville when it hosts the 28th annual Stocks For Tots holiday event and fundraiser Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. The event, which began in 1989, has raised more than $1 million and collected more than 60,000 toys to help raise awareness of child abuse in North Carolina.
NASCAR Hall of Famers Richard “The King” Petty, Ned Jarrett, Bobby Allison, Rex White and Dale Inman will be on hand along with road racer Elliott Forbes Robinson, Verizon Indy Car star Will Power, and rising stars Justin Alligaier and Austin Cindric. Current NASCAR drivers Joe and John Nemechek, Kerry Earnhardt, Brandon McReynolds, Mike Bliss and Jared Irvan will also be in attendance.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Long-time Davidson resident Garfield Carr received the Jack Burney Community Service Award on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The award committee noted Garfield’s contribution to the town having served as a commissioner for 20 years and how he brought together the white and African-American communities in Davidson.
“Because you approached your town work with love for people from all walks of life, all ages, and all races, because of your uncommon common sense and integrity, and because you are a quiet leader, a trusted friend, and an exemplary role model, we are proud and happy for you to be the 2016 recipient of the G. Jackson Burney Community Service Award,” said Jack Burney Committee Co-Chairperson Margo Williams.