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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.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — The Children’s Schoolhouse fourth annual golf outing will be held Monday, April 17, at Skybrook Golf Club in Huntersville. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with shotgun start at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Prizes will be awarded to foursomes that finish in first, second and third places, with additional prizes awarded for on-course contests. Registration includes snacks and beverages during the competition, two catered meals and goody bags from local sponsors.

Registration costs $125 per person. Sponsorship opportunities for businesses and individuals are available as well. Registration is partially tax-deductible as a donation to The Children’s Schoolhouse. Proceeds will benefit the school’s scholarship and capital building funds.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:10

ACT presents Alice in Wonderland

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Activate Community Through Theatre (ACT) presents Alice in Wonderland, an audience participation play for children ages 3-12 and for children of all ages at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center in Cornelius Saturdays, April 1 and 8.

An audience participation production, Alice in Wonderland is the classic story of a young girl who follows White Rabbit and discovers a world of zany animals and characters.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:09

Davidson frat holds Trot for Troops 5K

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Phi Delta Theta at Davidson College has worked with the Raleigh-based organization Support U.S. Armed Forces for five years, raising more than $80,000 to support military veterans. This year, the fraternity is starting its fund-raising efforts by hosting the first Trot for the Troops 5K Run/Walk. Its goal is to raise $50,000 in 2017.

The family-friendly event will begin with registration at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 22. The race begins at 9. There will be food, coffee, raffles and many service men and women in attendance. All runners will receive a T-shirt and three-piece chicken tenders meal from Tenders in Cornelius the day of the race. For more information or to register, visit trotforthetroops.com.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:09

Registration open for Hot Shots Challenge

LAKE NORMAN, N.C. — The Cornelius PARC, Huntersville Parks and Recreation and Davidson Parks and Recreation are bringing the Hot Shots Challenge back for its second year. The youth basketball competition will take place at Davidson College in the Belk Arena Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. Competition is open to boys and girls ages 7-18 and pre-registration, which closes March 27, is required.

Participants will compete in multiple one-minute shooting drills in their age group. Basketballs will be available for use (participants are not permitted to use their own ball) and sneakers are required. Prizes will be awarded to the top five participants in each age group.

Space is limited and registration will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. To register or for more information, visit cornelius.org/parc or call 704-892-6031.