HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Runners and walkers can hit the streets and work up that Thanksgiving dinner appetite in the fifth annual Angels & Sparrows 5K Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m at Birkdale Village in Huntersville. The staging area is at Fleet Feet Sports where there will be registration, coffee, hot chocolate, breakfast, music spun by a DJ, and raffle tickets for prizes included in the registration fee.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Davidson Lions Club is taking orders for its annual Christmas tree sale through Nov. 23. Freshly cut trees cost $49 for six to seven feet tall, $65 for seven to eight feet and $89 for eight to nine feet.
All proceeds aid the Lions’ vision-impaired charities. To order, call 704-896-7364.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- It’s time to turn on the holiday lights when the Town of Cornelius PARC Department hosts the fifth annual Light Up Cornelius event Saturday, Nov. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. on the lawn behind Cornelius Town Hall. Festivities will include a visit from Santa, carriage rides, arts and crafts, entertainment and more.
The tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Cornelius Town Hall is at 21445 Catawba Ave. For more information, visit cornelius.org/parc or contact Jody Clark at 704-892-6031, ext. 192.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Bethel Presbyterian Church Music and Education departments will host a production of 100% Chance of Rain, a Jazz cantata about Noah and his floating ark, Sunday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. The cast is made up of children in grades 1-5 and includes a reception in the Family Life Center following the production. The event is free to attend and open to the public.
Bethel Presbyterian Church is at 19920 Bethel Church Road in Cornelius. For directions, visit the website at bethel-pc.org.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson Community Players will hold open auditions for the winter Connie Company production of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Monday, Nov. 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; or Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St., in Davidson. Youth ages 8-20 are invited to audition. Available roles and character descriptions are available at DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org.
For more details about Davidson Community Players and the Connie Company, visit the website or call 704-892-7953.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- More than 70 gift vendors will fill the Monsignor Kerin Family Center at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville, Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The annual St. Mark Christmas Bazaar will offer free goody bags to the first 500 attendees and several raffle baskets.
Gifts in many price ranges for all ages are available, with a portion of the sales going to benefit education and outreach programs at St. Mark. There is a $1 admission fee for adults. A complete list of the more than 70 vendors and information can be found at stmarkchristmasbazaar.org.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The holidays are difficult for those who are grieving. This year, the Health Ministries Team of Bethel Presbyterian Church is offering a workshop to help on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 to 11 a.m. The group will meet in the Activities Room of Bethel Presbyterian Church, 19920 Bethel Church Road, in Cornelius. Light refreshments will be served.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- Shop from more than 80 local artists and craftsman for that one-of-a-kind holiday gift item Sunday, Dec. 4, from noon to 6 p.m., as Old Town Cornelius hosts Christmas in Cornelius. The arts and crafts fair will be held at Historic Oak Street Mill and will feature an appearance by Santa.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Davidson Historical Society’s next meeting on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m., will feature “living history” as Vietnam veterans share their memories of the war and of returning home. Five veterans, including Davidson residents John Allen and Irvin Brawley, will share their stories and answer questions. Audience participation will be encouraged.
The session will be held at Davidson College Presbyterian Church Congregation House at 208 Concord Road in Davidson. The program is free and open to the public.
LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) and local blood donors have brought comfort and joy to children spending the holidays in our local hospitals for the last 11 years. This year will be no exception as CBCC ramps up its annual Puppies for Patients program, which connects local blood donors with local pediatric patients during the holidays.
CBCC donors who give blood during November and December sign a gift tag to be attached to a stuffed puppy and delivered by the CBCC to children in area hospitals and care facilities. Since 2005, CBCC has delivered thousands of puppies to children in local hospitals in the hopes of brightening their holidays.
LAKE NORMAN, N.C. __ Voters in north Mecklenburg and south Iredell have until Saturday, Nov. 5, to vote early, and then all day Tuesday, Nov. 8, to cast their ballots in county, state and national elections.
Early voting sites at Cornelius Town Hall , the North County Regional Library in Huntersville and the War Memorial Building in Mooresville will be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. All polling places will be open Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.