There’s still time to register for the Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s first annual “Chicks with Sticks” golf tournament at Birkdale Golf Club Monday. Meanwhile, The Dirty Martini will host a “Friday Night Fever” event next week to benefit Little Smiles, and the Hope House Foundation plans a wine tasting fundraiser in June. Read below for details of these and other upcoming fundraisers.
‘CHICKS WITH STICKS’ GOLF TOURNEY MONDAY
The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce on May 14 will host its inaugural “Chicks with Sticks” women’s golf tournament at Birkdale Golf Club, 16500 Birkdale Commons Parkway in Huntersville. A Captain’s Choice tournament, registration is $65 for individuals or $240 for a foursome, and proceeds will benefit the Chamber. If you don’t have a full team, the Chamber will assign individuals to complete teams.
The registration fee includes a 1-hour golf clinic that starts at 8:30 a.m. Shotgun start for the tournament is at 10 a.m. After the round there will be a complementary wine and cheese reception with silent auction.
Want to play?
Register at the Chamber office, 704-892-1922, with your name and entry fee by 5 p.m. Friday. All players must pay in full prior to Monday’s tournament.
‘FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER’ MAY 18 TO BENEFIT LITTLE SMILES
Head to the Dirty Martini on May 18 for Friday Night Fever, a night of dance music and Karaoke to raise money for Little Smiles, a nonprofit that brings “little smiles” to children in hospitals, hospice and shelters. Those “smiles” take many forms – from toys and games to outings and events – and all are provided by volunteers.
All of the money collected next Friday ($10 entry fee) will benefit Little Smiles. The Dirty martinis is located at 17036 Kenton Drive in Cornelius.
WINE TASTING JUNE 2 TO BENEFIT HOPE HOUSE
The Hope House Board of Directors will host a wine tasting and silent auction June 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lake Norman Cottage in Davidson. Proceeds from the event will benefit Hope House, a 501(c)3 organization created to serve the growing needs of homeless women and women with children in the Lake Norman area by providing services and support in a comfortable suburban home environment in Huntersville.
Tickets are $60 per person, of $100 per couple. The event includes a wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and raffle. Order tickets on the Hope House website www.hopehousefoundation.org
Lake Norman Cottage is located at 200 North Harbor Place in Davidson, next to the North Harbor Club restaurant.
FUNDRAISING CALENDAR – UPCOMING EVENTS
FRIDAY, MAY 11
Family Night at Tenders, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Tenders Fresh Foods Restaurant, 18341 Statesville Road. Ten percent of the sales that night will be donated to the non-profit program, MusicalMinds. MusicalMinds seeks to inspire social change through classical music instruction to young people in northern Mecklenburg County.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
Yard sale for missions, 8 a.m. to noon, Prosperity Presbyterian Church, 5533 Prosperity Church Road, Charlotte – The church will have a Missions Yard Sale, with toys, books, furniture and more for sale. All proceeds will be used for church missions. Open to the public. www.prosperitychurch.org
Jetton Park Triathlon, 8 a.m., Jetton Park, off Jetton Road, Cornelius – Jetton Park Triathlon 2012, with 750-meter swim, 20K bike ride and 5K run. Proceeds benefit Hope House Foundation and Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. Register at setupevents.com. More information on the Jetton Park Triathlon website. ROAD CLOSURES: Roads or lanes in the area will be closed from approximately 8 to 11 a.m. Officers will be directing traffic at all major intersections along the route and volunteers will be stationed at other intersections to alert drivers of the lane closures.
Run Wild 5K/Fun Run, 8 a.m. May 12, Birkdale Residence Club, 8915 Devonshire Drive, Huntersville. The Run Wild 5K and Fun Run will benefit the African Children’s Project. The five-kilometer, ChampionChip-timed run will begin at 8 a.m., with the children’s (open to children age 11-under) one-mile fun run at 9:15 a.m. The cost is $25 for the 5K and $10 for the fun run. Register online at www.irunwild.org. Information: Call 704-598-7884.
Helping Paws Dog Show, Noon to 2 p.m., Davidson Village Green – Helping Paws Dog Show, organized by local high school student Brooke Phillips, will include competitions for best trick, best groomed, best personality, best in show. The event encourages adoptions from Project Halo, a no-kill shelter. Dogs and their humans are invited to register to participate – $10 per dog, $2 per human. All proceeds go directly to Project Halo. Info: https://www.facebook.com/HelpingPawsDogShow
SATURDAY, MAY 19
Day Care 5K / Fun Run, 8 a.m., Davidson Village Green, Main Street and Concord Road, Davidson – Davidson Cornelius Child Development Center 5K and fun run. Fun run 8 a.m., 5K 8:30 a.m., Farm-to-Fork Taste-Nic (think “picnic”) 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the local all-income day care center. Sign up online here