May 26 LangTree Live What: Gal Friday performs for the community. When: 5-10 p.m. Where: LangTree at Lake Norman; 401 Langtree Road, Mooresville Details: Free; 704-9972620 Covekeepers meeting What: Guest speaker Laura Brooks discusses how solar applications in the home… read more about Calendar – Week of 5/27
Arts & Entertainment
HUNTERSVILLE – Kung Fu Noodle manages to make traditional Asian cuisine appear innovative, creative and, quite possibly, inspiring. • Kung Fu Noodle 8625-C Lindholm Drive, Huntersville 704-997-8132 Take the lowly Xiao Long Bao also known as a soup dumpling. Owner Tommy Tong makes them… read more about Try authentic Asian or grab your usual favorite at Kung Foo
HUNTERSVILLE – Patrick Dukes’ life was changed, in part, by a video game. When he was 8 years old, he enjoyed playing Guitar Hero, a guitar-simulation game, so much that his father, Buddy Dukes, who is a drummer, decided it was time to upgrade to the real thing. He learned to play the old 80s… read more about The Glass Hammers singer, guitarist to head to GRAMMY Camp
May 20 Independent comedy What: Studio-C Cinema presents “Grandma,” a film starring Lily Tomlin. When: 5 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday Where: 9261-A Westmoreland Road, Cornelius Details: $10, $6 for students; 704-619-0429 May 21 Fight the Good… read more about Calendar – Week of 5/20
MOORESVILLE – Pomodoro’s has been bringing high-quality Italian-American food to the Mooresville area since 1991. The problem with this type of menu is that customers crave the old standbys, and there is limited room for creative fare. • Pomodoro’s 168 Norman Station Blvd.,… read more about Italian favorite Pomodoro's expanding around the lake
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New classes offered at senior center HUNTERSVILLE – The North Meck Senior Center announced two new classes: beginning tai chi and low-impact senior aerobics. Certified instructor Amy Parrott will lead beginning tai chi, held Wednesdays at 1 p.m. The first class is Sept. 2. Cost is $18 a… read more about Arts briefs 8/27
Health departments in Mecklenburg, Iredell and Lincoln counties inspected the following restaurants and food-service establishments Aug. 14-20. Huntersville • 7-Eleven, 9502 Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road – 90 • Chia Bistro, 13010 Eastfield Road – 95.5 • Comfort Suites Breakfast,… read more about Health inpsections
The Dance Troupe from Studio 73 Dance in Huntersville took fifth place at the World Dance Championship in New York City on Aug. 7. Dancers, from left, are Reagan Frey, Grace Agnello, Hailey Kalskey, Emily Bollinger, studio owner/instructor Michele Edwards, Amy Simmel, Caroline Browne, Allison… read more about Dance troupe places in NY
HUNTERSVILLE – Brittney Sahin developed her passion for writing at an early age. At just 15 years old, she completed her first manuscript while living in Charlotte. Raised in Matthews, Sahin has always been fond of North Carolina. After spending time teaching world history in upstate New York,… read more about Former teacher pursues writing dream
Health departments in Mecklenburg, Iredell and Lincoln counties inspected the following restaurants and food-service establishments Aug. 7-13: Huntersville • Bonefish Grill, 8805 Townley Road – 97 • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, 16915 Birkdale Commons Pkwy. – 97 • Dressler's Restaurant, 8630… read more about Health Inspections
Scott Johnson and Disco Lemonade When: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 21 Where: Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Cornelius Details: lakenorman.therustyrudder.net 77th Street Rock 'n Soul Revue When: 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22 Where: Mickey and Mooch, 9723 Sam Furr… read more about Music Lounge – Week of Aug. 21
DAVIDSON – If you look deeply enough, the name Mestizo Contemporary Mexican Cuisine tells you everything you need to know about the restaurant. The owners, two sisters and a brother, aim to show Americans what Mexicans in the big cities have been doing for years: healthy, high-end fare with nary a… read more about Not a burrito in sight at Mestizo
August 20 PENINSULA FARMERS MARKET What: Find seasonal produce, meat, baked goods and other local products at this new mid-week farmers market. When: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Where: Peninsula Yacht Club, 18501 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius Details:… read more about Calendar – Aug. 20-27
DAVIDSON – Area high school students and those less than a year out of high school are invited to audition for the upcoming high school production of the musical “Pippen.” Community School of Davidson will host auditions 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23 and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Auditioners need only… read more about Auditions this weekend for 'Pippen'
ReadDavidson kicks off DAVIDSON – ReadDavidson announces “Guests on Earth” by Lee Smith as its 2015 selection for its 15th season. ReadDavidson encourages people to read a book and attend book-related events. This year’s events include: • A panel discussion, 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at Davidson… read more about arts briefs 8/20
CORNELIUS – Coffee has become a nuanced beverage, with customers insisting on in-house roasts and specific end notes. There are options such as free-trade, organic and the like. But the most important part of the local coffee house is the people – the regular customers who come in day after… read more about Find community-driven coffee at Charlie's Coffee House
Health departments in Mecklenburg, Iredell and Lincoln counties inspected the following restaurants and food-service establishments Aug. 1-8. Cornelius • 131 Main, 17830 Statesville Road – 96 • Mac’s Speed Shop, 19601 Liverpool Pkwy. – 98.5 • McAlister’s Deli, 19930 W. Catawba Ave. –… read more about Health Inspections week of 8/14
August 13 EATS, BEAKS AND BREWS What: Enjoy a Seven Jars Products brewery tasting, listen to Brett Green’s music, choose favorites from Maki Taco Food Truck and learn about bird identification. When: 6-8 p.m. Where: Carolina Raptor Center, 6000 Sample Road, Huntersville Details:… read more about Calendar – Aug. 13-20
CORNELIUS – Artists were in their element when they created pieces for an upcoming show at Brick Row. Simply titled “Element,” the show, which opens Aug. 14 at the Bella Love art gallery, features both professional and hobbyist artists from throughout the Charlotte region. “Element has a… read more about Exhibit shows art 'elements'
DAVIDSON – Family-friendly Davidson restaurant Kindred has been named among America’s top 50 best new restaurants in Bon Appétit magazine and is vying to be listed in the “Hot Ten” on Aug. 18. Kindred, which offers a seasonal and distinctive menu, rose to popularity practically overnight. In a… read more about Kindred earns national praise in magazine
The Archie Trio When: 8:30-11 p.m. Aug. 14 Where: Corkscrew Wine Shoppe and Bar, 16916-D Birkdale Commons Pkwy., Huntersville Details: www.thescrewcrew.com Randall Sprinkle and Brad Bailey When: 9-11:30 p.m. Aug. 14 Where: 202 North Main, 202 N. Main St.,… read more about Music Lounge – Week of 8/14
'Sherman’s March' comes to Studio-C CORNELIUS – Studio-C Cinema will show “Sherman’s March,” a documentary by Charlotte-raised filmmaker Ross McElwee, later this month. Showings take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 21-22 and at 3 p.m. Aug. 23. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for a complementary wine and cheese… read more about Arts briefs Aug. 13
CORNELIUS – Studio C-Cinema will feature “Sherman’s March: An Improbable Search for Love” at 7 p.m. Aug. 21-22 and 3 p.m. Aug. 23 at The Warehouse Performing Arts Center, 9216-A Westmoreland Ave. The comical documentary is a self-portrait from the 1980s of a young man, Ross McElwee, from… read more about Studio-C presents 'Sherman's March'
Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series CORNELIUS – The town’s Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture Department announces its August showings for the 2015 Cornelius Outdoor Cinema Series. • Aug. 15, “Get on Up: The James Brown Story,” Cornelius Town Hall Lawn • Aug. 19, “Guardians of the Galaxy,”… read more about Arts Briefs - Week of 8/6
CORNELIUS – Teenager Kat Bennett sits on a tall stool swinging her legs, looking bored as she taps away on her phone. But she lights up at the mention of a certain menu item at Jack’s Corner Tap. “My Spanish teacher said that the Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls changed her life,” Bennett said.… read more about Don’t miss the egg rolls at Jack’s Corner Tap
HUNTERSVILLE – As the summer comes to a close, Carolina Raptor Center’s Thursday night summer series, Eats, Beaks and Brews, will take place Aug. 6 and 13 at Charlotte’s largest nature preserve. “Eats, Beaks and Brews is an unconventional event where guests can see the Carolina Raptor Center… read more about Enjoy birds and local brews
August 7 Outdoor concert What: Enjoy live music on the green from the Charlotte-based Jon Benson Band When: 7-9 p.m. Where: The green at Birkdale Village, Huntersville Details: www.birkdalevillage.net White Nights What: An open art festival for children ages 4-10.… read more about Herald Weekly Calendar – Week of Aug. 7-13
Blue Monday What: Lizette and the boys from Blue Monday will be rocking out your favorite sounds of the 80’s When: 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.Aug. 8 Where: Rusty Rudder, 20210 Henderson Road, Suite 101, Cornelius Details: www.lakenorman.therustyrudder.net Shana Blake & Rodney… read more about Music Lounge – Aug. 7-13
DAVIDSON – Residents are invited to watch the Davidson Community Players’ production, “Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell,” throughout the month of October. The comedy, directed by Vito Abate, is the biggest movie of all time that includes a producer, director and actors but no script. Set… read more about DCP presents 'Don’t Cry for Me, Margaret Mitchell'
Using the 'Comment' feature, let us know what it is you like about living in the Lake Norman region. Is it the relaxing by the lake? The boats? The parks? The restaurants? We want to hear your thoughts! read more about What do you like most about Lake Norman?