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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:54

Roll the dice with Woman’s Club

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Don your denim, add some sparkles and join the North Mecklenburg Woman’s Club for an evening of Las Vegas-style gaming, dancing to Holly Hopkins Jazz, a buffet, silent auction, live auction, raffle and more Sunday, March 11, from 7 to 11 p.m., at Langtree Plantation, 554 Langtree Road in Mooresville. All proceeds will benefit local charities, including ANSWER Scholarship, Caterpillar Ministries, Hope House Foundation and more.

Admission costs $100 per person and may be secured in advance at nmwclub.org. For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:45

New Eagle paves the way

Nicholas Westhofen of Huntersville is the latest in a long line of Troop 19 Boy Scouts to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. The Lake Norman Charter School senior is the son of Julie and Chuck Westhofen. For his Eagle Scout project, Westhofen installed a paver path at his school from the parking lot to the front door for students to use. The newly minted Eagle Scout is pictured with Troop 19 Scoutmaster Larry Banks.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 08:54

Lake Norman YMCA holds Polar Plunge

CORNELIUS, N.C. — The Lake Norman YMCA will host a Polar Plunge at the Y’s waterfront Saturday, Feb. 18, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Brave plungers can request an application by calling 704-716-4400 or stopping by the Y in person. Minimum entry fee is $25, but pledges may be made in amounts of $50, $75, $100 or any amount. Secure sponsors or go it alone. Either way, entry will include a T-shirt. Proceeds will benefit Lake Norman YMCA community outreach programs.

Landlubbers or those who prefer to remain warm and dry while supporting the cause are invited to make a donation in the name of one of six YMCA staff members who also will be taking the plunge. Donation pledges may be made online or in person at the Lake Norman YMCA. The public is invited to witness the plunge. The Lake Norman YMCA is at 21300 Davidson St. in Cornelius.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 08:53

Kiwanis Club holds pancake breakfast

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — The Lake Norman Kiwanis Club’s annual pancake breakfast fundraiser will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon at Lake Norman Charter School in Huntersville. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Breakfast will be served in the Middle School auditorium. Lake Norman Charter is at 12701 Old Statesville Road.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 08:53

Serenity House holds Volunteer Boot Camp

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Serenity House of Mooresville and Huntersville will hold its next Volunteer Boot Camp Saturday, Feb. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Serenity House of Mooresville, 110 Centre Church Road.

A registered nurse and physical therapist teach volunteers the basics of how to properly tend to the needs of residents of Serenity House, which provides free end-of-life care in a home-like environment. Topics covered include bathing, positioning and general techniques and skills to provide excellent care.

For more information about Serenity House and the Volunteer Boot Camp, Call Brittany at 704-664-2004. To complete a volunteer application, visit carolinacomfortcoalition.org/volunteer.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 08:53

Free pancakes at Point of Grace

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Point of Grace Lutheran Church will hold a free pancake supper Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Pancakes and sausages will be served, along with beverages for those dining in. Pancakes and sausages will also be available for take-out. The church is at 20700 N. Main St. in Cornelius. The public is invited.

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson Community Players’ Connie Company will hold open auditions for the Spring youth musical, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 27 and 28, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Armour Street Theatre, 307 Armour St. in Davidson. The audition will consist of cold readings from the show, a song and a short dance routine. An accompanist will be provided and a capella is not encouraged. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes for dance.

The audition is open to ages 8-20. Callbacks will be held Wednesday March 1, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Plan to arrive at the start of the audition and stay for the entire session. Actors at all levels of experience are encouraged. Bring 16 bars of a song that shows vocal range and ability to act through a song, as well as a recent picture, resumé or list of theatre experience, and a list of conflicts for the March through April time frame.

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — Student performers at Christ the King Catholic School are bringing a lost Broadway classic from nearly 30 years ago back to the stage as the school’s theatrical department presents its first musical.

Smile, a collaboration by Oscar-winning legends Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman, will be presented by the Christ the King cast in early March. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, at the Knox Theater inside the Charles Mack Citizen Center on Main Street in downtown Mooresville. Show times are 7:30 each evening, with a matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are available on the Christ the King website’s school store under the “Fine Arts” button.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:49

MCCT to perform winter production

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — The Mooresville Community Children’s Theatre will perform its upcoming winter drama production The Magic Tree House – The Knight at Dawn, Feb. 10-12, at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., in Mooresville.

This production is based on the popular fantasy adventure book series, The Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne. In this drama, 8-year-old Jack and his younger sister, Annie, find a magic tree house that whisks them back to the Middle Ages for a wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way, but Jack and Annie aren’t exactly welcome guests. They embark on a mysterious quest, experiencing a grand Medieval feast, escaping through secret tunnels and dancing with enchanted suits of armor, all in an effort to find their way back home.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:48

Hope at the Lake announces grants

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Hope at the Lake Foundation has awarded new grants to two organizations. Grants will support Hope House of Mooresville, a family care facility planned to shelter, feed and support homeless women and children; and Woodland Heights PTO, in support of a program to supply technology in the classroom.

The next major fund-raising for Hope at the Lake Foundation will be the annual Scramble for Hope golf tournament set for Monday, June 5, at Trump National Golf Club Charlotte. Last year’s tournament raised more than $60,000 for local charities and non-profit organizations.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:48

DCP takes a ride on Streetcar

DAVIDSON, N.C. — A sultry New Orleans summer proves too much for a former beauty whose brutish brother-in-law cruelly exposes a genteel façade as Davidson Community Players brings to life A Streetcar Named Desire Feb. 23-March 12 at Armour Street Threatre in Davidson.

This award-winning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams follows troubled former school teacher Blanche DuBois as she leaves small-town Mississippi and moves in with her sister, Stella Kowalski, and her husband, Stanley, in New Orleans. Blanche’s flirtatious, Southern-belle presence causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship. Williams’ portrait of sex, class and secrets is regarded as one of the finest plays of the 20th century.