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Bowling Fundraiser

The Lake Norman Evening Exchange Club will be sponsoring a bowling party benefit on May 1st from 2pm to 5pm at Victory Lanes, 125 Morlake Drive, Mooresville. You can sign up to bowl, sponsor a team, donate a door prize, or anything. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the Statesville Child Abuse Prevention Center Pharos Parenting.

Pre-registration is required. The cost is $210 per six-person team. This event is limited to 30 teams, which will be awarded based on availability. To do this, please contact Cyndi Richards, the events coordinator, at [email protected]

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

St. Therese Catholic Church’s Little Way Preschool is holding a fundraiser selling cookie dough to raise money for emergency relief.

Orders can be placed between April 13 and April 26 by calling the preschool at 980-444-2305, ordering directly from a preschool student or parent, or going online at https://sainttherese.net/little-way-preschool-fundraiser.

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Orders placed online can be picked up at the church, 217 Brawley School Road, outside the Parish Life Center under the portico between 5pm and 7pm on May 12th. Cookie dough orders placed with a student or parent will be picked up and distributed by the parent.

Mooresville art

Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., is hosting a new program, Ask the Artist, on April 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Watercolor, Photography, Mosaic and Wood, and merchandising your art, will be on hand at the Mooresville Arts Gallery to talk to attendees about their craft. There are no costs for this event.

To learn more about the Ask the Artist event and to register, please visit mooresvillearts.org/special-events.

Benefit Golf Tournament

The Knights of Columbus Council 7406 of Moroesville is hosting a charity golf tournament on May 13th at the Mooresville Golf Club, 205 Golf Course Drive. The tournament will be one of the council’s premier fundraisers this year to support many charitable efforts including FeedNC, Children and Classrooms with Intellectual Disabilities, The Christian Mission, Special Olympics, Welcome Home Veterans and the Mooresville Pregnancy Center.

Sponsors and golfers are needed to make this event a success. The Knights welcome monetary donations as well as gift certificates for goods or services from companies for use in a silent auction and also for door prizes. Visit kofc7406.org and click under Council Announcements for sponsorship and golfer registration information.

News from the hospital

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center is hosting a variety of online classes and tours throughout April. Registration is required for each event. After registration, the participant will receive a separate email with the link.

For more information or to register, go to LNRMC.com and click Events. If classes or tours are full, email [email protected] to discuss other options.

A virtual interactive tour of The Stork’s Landing is scheduled for April 28 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Both tours are free for future and expectant parents. Interactive tours will be held live via Google Meet, followed by a question and answer session.

The breastfeeding course is scheduled for April 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The course is led by a lactation consultant and contains basic information on how to get started and how to deal with breastfeeding in the first few weeks of life. The cost is $25.

Infant/Child CPR class is April 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The course includes CPR for infants and children up to the age of eight, dealing with a choking victim, and home and car seat safety. Note that this is not a certification class. It is aimed at expectant families and should be completed by the 36th-37th week of pregnancy to be completed. Parents can also attend the course after the baby is born. Please bring a life size doll to participate. The cost is $15.

Birth Education is a two part course and will take place on April 20th and 27th from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The classes meet for two sessions via Google Meet. Instructional information includes the labor process, medical procedures, positioning for labor, and breathing techniques. Completion of the class is recommended by 36-37 weeks gestation. The cost is $50.

grief support

Carolina Caring is offering a free, five-week support group for anyone who has lost a spouse or companion every Thursday in April from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Carolina Caring’s Newton campus, 3975 Robinson Road. The group will also be offered virtually via Zoom on the same days and times. You will receive instructions on how to participate when you register.

Led by trained grief counselors, group members meet with others who are going through a similar grieving journey. During the sessions, members have the opportunity to share memories of their loved ones, learn about the grieving process, and learn helpful coping skills.

Space is limited. To sign up, visit CarolinaCaring.org/support, contact [email protected] or call 828-466-0466, ext. 3201

charity concert

Rockin’ for a Reason arrives at Daveste Vineyard in Troutman on April 29th from 6-9pm with Too Much. You are encouraged to bring a lounge chair and enjoy the evening. This annual concert is held to support Pharos Parenting in combating child abuse and neglect. Tickets are available and can be purchased at pharosparenting/org or by calling 704-878-2227. There will be food trucks, wine sales and dancing.

center classes

The Chair Strength and Balance course is offered at the South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St. Held on Mondays from 11-11:45am or noon to 12:45pm, this free, low-intensity chair class is designed to increase strength, flexibility and improve balance. Registration is not necessary. Just come and have fun.

Friday fish

Mooresville Christian Outreach, 635 W. McLelland Ave., hosts fish on Fridays selling croaker, perch and whiting. These meals will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. and will be available for eat-in and take-out. To place an order, call 704-660-0065.

prayer service

Mooresville AR Presbyterian, 659 Carpenter Ave., continues to hold a special prayer service at the Shrine every Wednesday. It begins with the ringing of bells at 5:20 p.m. in support of Ukraine and its freedom and independence as a nation and continues with a prayer time from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited.

After prayer time, the church will have its regular Wednesday services with a meal, children’s and youth activities, and an adult Bible study, and all are invited to stay for these events as well.

mourning share

Shearer Presbyterian Church, 648 Presbyterian Church, Mooresville, is hosting a new GriefShare class at the church from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to rebuild the lives of those who need help and encouragement after the death of a loved one.

For more information or to register, call 704-236-7570 or visit the Church website at shearerpca.org.

Monday service

Fieldstone Presbyterian Church, 804 Fieldstone Road, Mooresville, offers an evening service entitled The Net in the Church’s Community Hall for Persons with Disabilities every Monday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. It is non-denominational and everyone is invited. For those who have questions or need additional information, email the pastor of the church at [email protected]

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