By Linda Daley
The heat is back on for the weekend so stay inside and be cool! We have some great indoor events going on this weekend. Bella Love is debuting its Spoken Word and Poetry night on Friday night at Kadi Fit. The performance of “Red” at the Warehouse Performing Arts Center will continue through August 23. If you still want to be outside, come out and cheer on the throngs of triathletes competing in the Lake Norman YMCA Triathlon.
Aug 18 The 2014 Rural Hill Amazing Maize Maze will begin Friday Sept. 12 and will be open weekends through Nov. 2. The seven acre corn maze features over two miles of interconnecting paths. Admission is $10 per person, youth ages 5-12 are $7 per person, and children 4 and under are admitted free of charge. You can also tackle the Maze after the sun goes down as Rural Hill's Family Friendly Flashlight Mazes will be held on Friday and Saturday nights.
Aug 19 The public is invited to the first meeting of the newly formed North Branch of the Mecklenburg Historical Association (MHA). The meeting will be held September 9 from 7:00 to 8:30PM at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 19600 Zion Ave, Cornelius, NC 28031off Old Statesville Road in Cornelius, NC. (Room 209, use cemetery side entrance ramp.)
The speaker will be Dr. Jan Blodgett of Davidson College who will discuss her project to identify what was covered by Lake Norman and is now “Under the Lake.”
Aug 18 The 'Tawba Walk Music & Arts Festival is 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 in Old Town Cornelius. The community-inspired street festival highlights local talent with 60-plus vendors, eight bands, eight food trucks, local micro-breweries and a kid zone.
Aug 19 The Rotary Club of North has appointed a Board of Directors and Committee Chairs for 2014-2015 year.
Aug 18 Scott Regene has joined the Lake Norman office of Allen Tate Co. The appointment was announced by Stephanie Gossett, branch manager of the Lake Norman office.
Dear EarthTalk: To what extent is Antarctica really melting and what impact might it have on coastlines around the world?
Andrea Hutchinson, Cary, NC
The Antarctic continent, roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined, is composed of rock covered by glaciers some 16,000 feet thick. The glaciers form from fallen snow compacting into successive layers of ice, and they eventually move downhill toward the coasts and “calve” into the ocean as icebergs and eventually melt out into the sea. Antarctica and Greenland combined hold about 99 percent of the globe’s freshwater ice.
Aug 18 The Daughters of the American Revolution will meet Sept. 11 in the Hut at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Coffee is at 9:30 a.m.; the meeting begins at 10. The guest speaker will be Lt. Col. John Hedley, chairman of Richard's Coffee Shop, a Welcome Home Veterans Living Military Museum in Mooresville established to honor all veterans. More info: 704-756-9876.
- Projects for parks bonds to be considered at Monday's Town Board
- Cornelius Historic Preservation Committee looks for treasures
- Lake Norman Chamber accepting nominations for 'Champions of Diversity'
- MI-Connection to launch SEC Network for digital cable subscribers
- All-National Honor Symphony Orchestra selects Cannon School student
- Free job search seminar scheduled for Aug. 27
- Events all around town: August 14 through August 24
- Tea is subject of upcoming art exhibit