Tuesday, 28 February 2017 16:57

Gerdes to perform for Bach Birthday Bash

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Clara Gerdes of Davidson, an award-winning student at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, returns to her home town to bring Bach and organ lovers an evening on Davidson College Presbyterian Church’s noted Wicks organ. For Organ at Davidson’s annual Bach Birthday Bash, she will perform an all-Bach program for the performance Monday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

The performance includes a soprano piece sung by guest artist Margaret Carpenter Haigh. Following the program will be an artist reception hosted by Friends of the Organ. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to enhance the growing series.

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Sample soups from 10 Davidson-area restaurants under one roof as the Davidson Housing Coalition hosts Souper Bowl XIII Saturday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Lilly Family Gallery of Chambers Building on the Davidson College Campus. Serving samples of their signature soupy creations will be Armin’s Catering & Events, Brickhouse Tavern, Carrburritos, Famous Toastery, Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse, Fork!, Kindred, Mestizo Contemporary Mexican Cuisine, Restaurant X and The Pickled Peach.

Patrons are invited to vote for their favorites in several categories: Best Chunky, Best Creamy, Best Farm-to-Spoon, Best Vegetarian and Most Creative. All soups are also eligible for the Best Overall title. Award winners will be announced at the conclusion of the event. Additionally, soup lovers may also bid for works by local artists in a silent auction and hear live music performed by Sands of Thyme, Michael Orlando, Rusty Knox and Sunday Union. Dessert is provided by Davidson Sweet Shop, Fresh Market and Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:56

Harrisburg ARTwalk seeking applications

HARRISBURG, N.C. — Entries are being accepted for art and crafts vendors for the Harrisburg ARTwalk, which will be held Saturday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Harrisburg. The slate of jewelry, pottery and soaps vendors is full, but artists and crafters of other mediums are invited to submit three photos of their work for early bird registration, which ends March 1, at a cost of $40. Registration increases to $50 on March 1 and to $60 on April 1. Pieces must be handmade, original and unique works.

The event will be held at 4100 Main St., in front of Harrisburg Town Hall and will include live music, entertainment, food trucks and more. The event supports a $1,500 scholarship for a Cabarrus County student in pursuit of higher education in the arts. Submit entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:56

Register now for PARC adult softball

CORNELIUS, N.C. — Registration is under way for the spring 2017 season of the Cornelius PARC Adult Softball League for both men’s and co-ed divisions. Returning teams are currently registering, and new teams may register beginning Feb. 27. Registration closes on March 13, or when divisions are full.

The cost is $499 per team, plus $10 per non-resident. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the league is full. Space is limited and participants must register by team only, not as individuals. Registration is accepted in the PARC office at Cornelius Town Hall, 21445 Catawba Ave. For more information, visit or call 704-892-6031.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:56

A magic act for Richard’s Coffee Shop

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Welcome Home Veterans at Richard’s Coffee Shop will host a barbecue chicken and magic show Saturday, Feb. 25. The meal starts at 5 p.m., followed by the Bob Bailey Magic Show at 6:30. Bailey and his wife, Kathy, have performed across the country for more than 10 years. Their shows include illusions, levitation, Houdini escapes and audience participation.

The event is a fundraiser for Welcome Home Veterans at Richard’s Coffee Shop. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children, which includes dinner and the show. Tickets are available at Richard’s Coffee Shop, 165 N. Main St., in Mooresville. For more information, call 704-663-0488 or visit

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 16:55

DCP holds Annie auditions

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Davidson Community Players will hold open auditions for its June 2017 production of Annie. Youth auditions for ages 6-13 will be Sunday, March 5, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; and adult auditions for ages 14 and older Monday and Tuesday, March 6 and 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. The production will run June 22-July 2 at the Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davidson College. Auditions will be held at Armour Street Theatre at 307 Armour St. in Davidson. Only one session is required. Callbacks will be Wednesday or Thursday, March 8 or 9, at 7 p.m.

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 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