CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Cornelius Arts Center is making plans for its annual Home Grown exhibit and is seeking submissions from local artists in a variety of mediums. Entries for Home Grown are due by Thursday, Jan. 19, and must be submitted to the Arts Center during business hours. An opening reception will be held Friday, Feb 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Center’s gallery. Download a submission form at nc-cornelius.civicplus.com/128/Gallery
The Cornelius Arts Center is at 19725 Oak Street in downtown Cornelius. For more information, call 704-896-8823 or visit cornelius.org/parc.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Davidson Village Network is growing and looking for individuals, corporate partners and vendors who embrace the concept of aging in community and want to be a part of a mission to enrich the lives of Davidson’s older adults to be part of the team. The goal is to launch services in 2017 that empower older adults to thrive in their homes by providing a network of trusted resources, caring support and social connectedness.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Tickets are on sale for The Hope House Foundation’s 2017 Heart of Hope Fundraiser set for Saturday, Feb. 11, at NorthStone Country Club. The Foundation operates Hope House, a transitional shelter for women and children in Huntersville that assists women escaping desperate situations. Proceeds from the event will be applied to The Leon Levine Foundation’s challenge grant, which will match dollar-for-dollar as much as $10,000 in qualifying donations.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson Community Players is now registering for a variety of spring courses. All courses are educational in nature with an emphasis on developing the student actor’s knowledge of and experience with the production process. Most classes run for approximately 15 weeks and end with a showcase production that is free to the community.
Junior and senior ensembles are back and meet twice a week with a professional instructor to learn a wide range of theatrical skills such as acting, script reading, costuming, stage makeup, and set design and construction. Junior ensembles are designed for actors ages 8-11. Senior ensembles are designed for actors ages 12-16.
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.