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MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The Easter Bunny will be hopping into Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum at Richard’s Coffee Shop in downtown Mooresville Saturday, April 15, for “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny.” The public is invited to have a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny and enjoy the Saturday morning Music Jam.

The Easter Bunny will arrive at 7:30 and pancakes and juice will be available until 11. Photo opportunities with the Bunny are also available. Cost for the breakfast is $7 for adults and $4 for children younger than 12. Photos courtesy of Mooresville Now are included in the price of the breakfast.

Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum at Richard’s Coffee Shop is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization at 165 N. Main St. in Mooresville. Its mission is to serve and honor veterans. For more information call 704-663-0488.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Donna Downey Studios in Huntersville will host “Mystics on Main” Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the studios at the intersection of N.C. 115 and Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. Mystics on Main brings together some of the areas best psychics, tarot readers, psychic artists, karmic astrology and much more. Free admission and parking. Reader fees vary.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:42

Boating festival at Kings Point

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Kings Point Marina in Cornelius will host the Lake Norman Boating and Water Sports Festival Saturday, April 29. Lake life-oriented organizations will participate and more than $3,000 in raffle prizes will be awarded, with all proceeds benefitting Carolina Panther Greg Olsen’s The HEARTest Yard charity.

The Cornelius Police Department and Cornelius-Lemley Fire and Rescue will have their boats on display, and activities will include boating and lake safety presentations, remote control toy boats, a bounce house and face painting. Food will be available for purchase from Tenders and Smoke restaurants, as well as beer from Olde Mecklenburg Brewery with $1 donated from every beer purchased. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Lake Norman Power Squadron and Cornelius Police Department will all offer free vessel safety checks for boaters.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 16:42

New greenway opens with 5K run/walk

CORNELIUS, N.C. — In celebration of the opening of the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway that will connect Statesville Road at the Huntersville-Cornelius Border to Bailey Road Park, the Cornelius PARC Department will hold the second annual trail run Saturday, May 13. The special, 2.6-mile greenway run/walk will feature several low-impact fitness stations and challenges throughout the event course.

The race will begin immediately following the greenway dedication and ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. Packet pick-up and on-site event registration will begin at 8:30 at the Caldwell Station Creek Greenway entrance on Old Statesville Road. For this event only, participants may park in the Foamex parking lot at 18801 Old Statesville Road. Parking is also available at Bailey Road Park, 11536 Bailey Road.

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre will perform its spring musical production of Schoolhouse Rock Friday-Sunday April 21-23, at The Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., in Mooresville. General public performances are Friday, April 21, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 22, at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. An open school performance will be Saturday at 11 a.m.

The musical production is based on the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through songs. Content is appropriate for general audiences.

Admission costs $15 for adults, $12 for seniors ages 62 and older, and $10 for ages 3-18. Children younger than 3 must be in parent lap or purchase an individual seat. Tickets are available at mooresvillechildrenstheatre.org and the box office will open one hour before the start of each show, although advance tickets are recommended. At each performance the cast will be collecting new and gently loved children’s and youth books for area reading programs.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:30

Badge of honor

Cheryl Gunter from Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (far left) joins Birkdale Village Assistant General Manager Scott Anderson (second from left) to present a $1,000 donation to the Mecklenburg County Firefighters Burned Children’s Fund, the charity supported by the Huntersville Fire Department in this year’s Battle of the Badges blood drive. HFD collected the most units of blood at last Saturday’s event, beating out the Huntersville Police Department, Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department and North Mecklenburg Rescue Squad in the friendly competition. Accepting on behalf of the Burned Children’s Fund are board member Larry Kepley (second from right) and Bill Suthard of the Huntersville Fire Department (far right). Donations from Saturday’s event will help more than 250 people in the Carolinas.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 15:30

Garden Club annual plant sale

TERRELL, N.C. — The Lake Norman Garden Club’s 18th annual plant sale will be held Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to noon at Conner Center at Rehobeth United Methodist Church in Terrell. The sale will feature home-grown plants and native plants from club members and nursery plants from Setzer’s Nursery. There will be a variety of bedding plants, hanging baskets and geraniums.

New this year is the Garden Treasures Table, where club members will be available to help with selections and answer questions. Proceeds from the sale fund a scholarship to a student from a local high school and other community causes. The church is at 297 Sherrills Ford Road.

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Mt. Zion, Bethel host Easter events

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Cornelius will host a community Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church at 19600 Zion Ave. in Cornelius. The hunt is for ages pre-school to fourth grade. Festivities begin in sanctuary and conclude on front lawn. Children should bring a basket and must be accompanied by adults.

Bethel Presbyterian Church in Cornelius will host its annual Family Easter Event and Egg Hunt Saturday, April 15, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the church at 19920 Bethel Church Road in Cornelius. The event will be held rain or shine. The event features games, exploration stations, bounce house, photo booth and more.

Staggered, age-specific egg hunts begin at 4 for toddlers to 12-year-olds. There will be candy, prizes and hot dogs for participants both before and after the hunts. An appearance by the Easter Bunny is included.

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.