DAVIDSON, N.C. -- ReadDavidson, an annual town-wide reading initiative that started in 2007, has chosen Wherever There is Light by Peter Golden as its 2016 selection. Wherever There is Light is a sweeping, panoramic, historical novel that takes place in 20th century America, covering three generations in the intertwined lives of two families — the Roses, who are Jewish; and the Wakefields, who are African-American. Julian Rose (Jewish immigrant) and his love interest, Kendall Ann Wakefield (the granddaughter of a slave), are the main protagonists of the story.
TROUTMAN, N.C. -- Maestro Eduardo Cedeño and the Lake Norman Orchestra (LKNO) will return to Davesté Vineyards with guest performers to celebrate Fall in the Vineyard on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. Joining the LKNO will be special guests Jody Ebling, renowned vocalist who will perform a special selection; and Nicolas Villamizar, famed musician and composer.
Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket as the event is outdoors. A bistro dining area is available and seating areas fill up quickly. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy the casual outdoor afternoon atmosphere with friends and family.
DAVIDSON, N.C. -- Matt Brittain, organist and director of music at Burlington’s Front Street United Methodist Church, will offer a varied program from Bach to Langlais on Monday, Oct. 10, at Davidson College Presbyterian Church. The public is invited to this free performance as part of the 11th anniversary Organ at Davidson series, and donations are accepted to enhance the series as well.
The event takes place in the church’s sanctuary at 100 Main Street in Davidson beginning at 7:30 p.m. It will be followed by a meet-the-artist reception provided by Friends of the Organ.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- The Race City Civitan Club, celebrating its 15th year in Mooresville, recently installed a new slate of officers. Club members seek to embrace and promote service, knowledge and fellowship as they dedicate themselves to make the community a better place to live.
The new officers are Leo Gordon, president; Deborah Myers, president-elect; and Jim Bullard as secretary/treasurer.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- The Lake Norman Kiwanis Club will sponsor a community festival next weekend to celebrate the season and generate funds to support club projects.
The club’s Huntersville Oktoberfest will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at Harvey’s restaurant, 13812 Cinnabar Place in the heart of the Vermillion neighborhood. Activities will begin at 3:30 p.m., and continue until 7:30.
The event will feature attractions for the entire family including music, kids games, cornhole competition, German food, hot dogs and local craft beer.
A portion of the proceeds from Saturday’s Oktoberfest celebration will be given directly to the local Kiwanis Club.
CORNELIUS, N.C. -- The Lake Norman Lucky Cat Program is hosting a Pawbrokers Jewelry Party Tuesday, Oct. 18, at The Pearl (19501 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius) from 4 to 9 p.m., to raise funds to help community cats throughout the Lake Norman region.
The “Shop, Sparkle, Spay” event is free to the public and features jewelry for sale ranging from antique estate pieces to the latest fashions, with 100 percent of the event’s sales going to the Lake Norman Lucky Cat Program, a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to improving the welfare of cats in the community.
Shoppers can enjoy food by Armin’s and special desserts from Cake Expressions by Lisa. A specialty cocktail, the “Pawtini,” will also be featured at the event. A percentage of proceeds from cocktail sales will also support the program.
STATESVLLE, N.C. -- Iredell Health System will host its 4th Annual Mammogram Fund Day on Tuesday, Oct. 11, in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Everyone who runs or walks will be a part of the effort to make sure more women in the area have a fighting chance against the disease.
According to the North Carolina Department of Human Resources, 6,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the state this year and more than 1,000 will die from the disease. An estimated one in eight women in North Carolina will develop breast cancer in their lifetime and in Iredell County, state researchers estimate breast cancer will be the third leading cause of cancer death in 2016.
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- North Mecklenburg Woman’s Club will hold its general meetings Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 5:45 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 10:30 a.m. Both meetings will be held at NorthStone Country Club, 15801 Northstone Drive, Huntersville. Guests and prospective members may attend either meeting, which includes dinner or lunch, at a cost of $16.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a course offering training for the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support for the Health Care Provider. The course will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 6 to 10 p.m., in Community Room B of the hospital at 171 Fairview Road in Mooresville.
The course is offered to health care providers only, designed to teach them how to perform CPR, as well as other life-saving skills, in a variety of hospital or health care settings. Health care providers who complete this course will receive a course completion card to meet job, regulatory or any other requirements. This is not a recertification class.
The cost of the course is $50, which includes the course book. For more information or to make reservations, contact 888-995-6762.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Lake Norman Regional Medical Center will host a blood drive in association with the American Red Cross Friday, Oct. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in Community Rooms A & B in the main building of the hospital at 171 Fairview Road in Mooresville. The blood drive is open to the public, and appointments are recommended. Donors must bring photo identification.
To register or for more information, call the hospital’s Community Outreach department at 704-660-4859 or visit redcrossblood.org.
LAKE NORMAN, N.C. -- The Cornelius-Davidson Youth Basketball League will open registration for its 20th year of youth recreational basketball beginning Oct. 3. Registration for Cornelius and Davidson residents only will continue through Oct. 9. Beginning Oct. 10, registration will be open to the general public and remain open through Oct. 27, or until full.
The program is open to boys and girls ages 5-18. Eighteen-year-old players must still be enrolled in and attending high school in order to be eligible. Skills assessment days will be held Nov. 1-5. Practices will begin Nov. 28 and games will begin Dec. 10, with practices held on weeknights and games played on Saturdays. All participants will receive a reversible jersey.