MOORESVILLE –  Boy Scouts of America Troop 166 will hold the 20th annual Port-A-Pit chicken barbecue 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17.

The fundraiser takes place at First Presbyterian Church, 249 W. McLelland Ave.

Cost is $10 per plate for dine-in or carry-out. It includes a half chicken, baked beans, slaw, bread and a drink. Dessert is free with the donation of canned goods.

People can pre-order tickets from a Troop 166 Scout or pick up pre-ordered tickets 7-8 p.m. Oct. 29 or Nov. 5 at the fellowship hall of the church. Tickets can also be picked up in the church office 9 a.m. to noon or 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


St. Patrick’s Episcopal hosts holiday bazaar

MOORESVILLE –  A Fall Festival and Holiday Bazaar at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10.

The event includes food trucks, pet rescue adoptions, blessings of the animals, a bake sale, family-friendly outdoor activities and a mini portrait studio. A variety of crafters, community groups and gift vendors will fill the parking lot and sanctuary of St. Patrick’s Church at 164 Fairview Road (across from Lake Norman Regional Hospital).

Food vendors at this year’s event will include Two Chicks and a Truck food truck, Brusters’ hotdogs and ice cream and others.

Atlantic Rottweiler Rescue and Friends and South of the Bully Rescue will be holding pet adoptions. Melissa Tobias Photography will be shooting portraits for free watermarked download or purchase of hi-res digital files or prints. Church and community crafters and others will offer a wide variety of holiday-themed and other gifts for sale.

Visitors can also experience and learn about the church’s outdoor labyrinth and explore new nature trails on 14 acres of woodland behind the church’s outdoor sanctuary and concert space.

All are welcome.



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