LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- The American Cancer Society of Mecklenburg County is in need of volunteers and teams for the annual Relay For Life of Huntersville/Cornelius. Event organizers will hold a meeting Thursday, Dec. 8, at 6:30 p.m., at the Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center’s Huntersville Physicians Plaza Community Room to discuss the importance of Relay For Life in the fight against cancer.
Relay For Life raises awareness about the progress against cancer while also raising funds to fight the disease. Volunteers are needed to organize, recruit teams, seek community support, coordinate logistics, find refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend their support in any way. Anyone interested in serving on a committee, become a team captain, join a team or to learn more, contact Charles Rogers at 704-552-6147 or visit relayforlife.org/hvcornc.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- Chick-fil-A of Lake Norman in Huntersville invites customers to “take a bit out of cancer” through Dec. 15 when the restaurant will donate all proceeds from the sale of its chocolate chunk cookies to Cookies for Kid’s Cancer.
Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to raising funds for research to develop new and improved treatments for pediatric cancer, the No. 1 disease killer of children in the U.S. Offer valid only at Chick-fil-A Lake Norman at 16915 Statesville Road in Huntersville. Call ahead for large orders at 704-892-0071. For more information about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, visit cookiesforkidscancer.org.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Christmas Eve 1952. Sleigh bells, Bing Crosby, and ... a diner in the middle of nowhere? Join Davidson Community Players this Christmas as they present a story filled with music, humor, nostalgia and maybe a little Christmas magic, Holly & Tinsel, Dec. 1-18 at Armour Street Theatre in Davidson. The production marks the premiere of the new work written exclusively for Davidson Community Players.
The musical group Flats & Sharps are on their way to a Christmas Eve concert when a snowstorm forces them to stop in a diner to wait out the storm. At the diner, the singers, a crusty waitress, and a few other guests re-discover the meaning of Christmas with the help of Holly, a 12-year-old girl.
The play is directed by Allison Turner Wilhelm. Advance tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $12 for students and can be purchased by calling the box office at 704-892-7953 or online at DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org.
LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) students from Hopewell High School in Huntersville and Hough School School in Cornelius were key components in Huntersville’s first Veterans Day Parade and accompanying ceremonies last Friday, and those activities were just the latest achievements for the JROTC units representing each school.
In late October, cadets in the Hough JROTC program, supervised by Col. Joe Howard (ret.), participated in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Drill Meet. Hough’s Armed Platoon, Unarmed Platoon, Color Guard, Armed Squad and Unarmed Squad units, under the competition direction of First Sgt. James Raeford, helped the Hough Drill Team grab a fourth place finish in the event that featured 20 teams from the CMS system.
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.