- LKNSC Movie Night @ Birkdale
We will meet up to see the new release, Rocketman! Buy your ticket(s) for the 7:40pm show. We will do our usual Tuesday night outing that starts at Fox and Hound around 5:30pm for dinner/drinks if you can meet us before the movie. Otherwise, we will see you in the theater lobby 15 mins before showtime. ***You must select a theater seat now but typically we all are able to sit together no matter what seat you choose.*** About the movie: Starring Taron Egerton, this movie is an an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years. Movies at Birkdale are discounted all day on Tuesdays and tickets can be purchased online ahead of time (Fandago.com, slight surcharge applies) or at the theater box office.
- Torrence Creek Greenway Walk
Please join us on a 2.36 mile walk along the beautiful Torrence Creek Greenway in Huntersville. We will meet at the north entrance near the intersection of Rosedale Meadow Lane and Lyon Hill Lane. There is limited parking at the entrance but there is ample parking at the nearby Publix. This walk is relatively easy, scenic and relaxing. Dogs are welcome to join. If the weather is uncooperative, the walk will be rescheduled. Hope to see you there!
- Stanley Cup Finals - Blues vs Bruins
Are you a Blues or Bruins fan?!? Or just a fanatic NHL fan???!!!!! Plan to come out and watch the Stanley Cup Finals with us at Jack's Corner Tap. See you there! P.S. and a HUGE shout out to our local Charlotte Checkers for a 4-1 victory over Chicago in Game 5 of the Calder Cup Finals Saturday night!! Woohoo way to "CHECK" the Wolves!!! :)
- Comedy Night @ BYE
Let's meet up for some laughs and social time at Boatyard Eats! :) we will meet at the hightop tables in the back to the far right of the indoor stage (next to where the comedians will perform). Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. If you plan to join us for the comedy show, you can save money in advance! Buy your ticket online here and receive $5 off your ticket with our group's special promo code LKN: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hump-day-65-tickets-62259047487 A BIG thanks to BYE for the generous discount :) see you next Wednesday! Here is a quick preview of next week's comedians: https://gopro.com/v/Qn2e590XNEq9D
- Big Lebowski Movie Night & Costume Party
This will be an announced community event...but I'm counting on a big turnout from Lake Norman Social Club to really tie the room together! New Victory Lanes will be doing a showing of the 1998 classic "The Big Lebowski" in the Finish Line Restaurant and Lounge. The movie will play on (2) 90" screens and stars Jeff Bridges as the Dude. It also features John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, John Turturro, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Sam Elliott as The Stranger. The movie will start at approximately 8pm. The costume contest will be held after the movie. The restaurant has a full-service bar and the Dude's drink favorites...White Russians and Stella Artois will be on special all day. There will also be a costume contest! Come dressed as your favorite Big Lebowski character and prizes will be given for the best costumes! Nihilists welcome! But please leave your marmot at home ;) If you "abide" to this event...there is a $10 cover charge that includes a drink ticket and a pass good for 2 games of bowling anytime. We're looking forward to seeing you there! Please send comments with some of your favorite lines from the movie!
- Virginia Creeper Trail bike ride - 17 miles Downhill (Easy to Moderate)
Let's meet up to explore Virginia's premier mountain biking trail together! Although we will only be riding half of the trail, the VA Creeper Trail stretches 34 miles from Abingdon, Virginia down thru the lovely town of Damascus, Va (known as the Heart of the Va Creeper) along the Whitetop Laurel River and up to its highest point Whitetop Station near the NC State Line at Whitetop, Virginia. Picturesque scenery always at hand, the Virginia Creeper Trail takes you through some of the most rugged country and across some of the most beautiful mountain streams in the Eastern United States. It is widely acclaimed as one of the most beautiful trails on the continent. This former rail bed passes through the Mount Rogers National Recreation area and the highland country of Southwestern Virginia. This is an easy biking adventure that you and your friends and family will talk about for a long time. Our group rode this last year and it was one of the highlights of last year's meet ups. We will ride the 17 mile route from Whitetop to Damascus (~3 hours). These 17 miles are mostly downhill and considered an easy ride, for beginner and experienced bikers alike ($23.40, includes bike rental for these 17 miles, helmet, and shuttle back to your car). You can bring your own bike and/or helmet - bringing your own helmet does not change the price of the bike rental. If you bring your own bike, you will only pay a shuttle fee. VISA and Mastercard are accepted (no American Express or Discover). At Damascus, a shuttle will take us back to Whitetop to our vehicles. Tips for the Trail • Cell phones do not work well from Whitetop to Damascus. • Helmets are strongly recommended (provided as part of your bike rental). • Watch for hikers, bikers, horses, and most of all, children. • Bring cash or credit card - there are stores and restaurants along the way! :) • The Trail is largely maintained by volunteers. Please do not litter. What is the surface of the Creeper Trail like? Crushed limestone and cinder left over from the train days. Tiny gravel and hard packed. Rental bikes were suited well DIRECTIONS we'll meet and rent bikes at Creeper Trail Bike Rental & Shuttle 16153 Highlands Parkway · Whitetop, VA Whitetop, VA is ~2.5 hours from Charlotte depending on what part of the city you will be driving from. Carpooling is recommended (see Discussion Board for suggested meeting sites). The most direct route is I-77N to exit 83 for US21, continue on US21N to US221N, then US221N to US58W which will take you to the bike rental shop (address above). The 17 mile ride will have us back to Charlotte by ~4pm. Carpooling is highly encouraged!
- 3rd Annual Festival of the Arts - Birkdale
Let's meet up to support the 3rd annual local arts festival and craft marketplace at Birkdale Village. The event goes all weekend long, starting Saturday at 10am. We will meet when it opens on Saturday but if you can't meet up that early, come out to the event at your leisure during the day/weekend. You're bound to find some exquisite arts & crafts around the Village! http://www.artfestival.com/festivals/3rd-annual-lake-norman-festival-arts-craft-marketplace/artist
- Bowling & Billiards - New Victory Lanes (Mooresville)
Hi, I'm Mark...a new co-organizer for Lake Norman Social Club. I'm really looking forward to planning some new and diverse activities for this group. New Victory Lanes in Mooresville is extending a special offer to LKNSC members on Wednesday, May 15th of 2 hours of bowling (shoes included) and billiards for only $10.00. They are also extending a 10% discount (excludes alcohol) for all food orders placed with the waitstaff on the lanes or at the attached Finish Line Restaurant & Lounge. The center has 40-lanes of bowling, 6 pool tables, an expanding arcade and a large restaurant which hosts many events (shag dancing, world tavern poker, big band, karaoke, and private events). New Victory Lanes will also host the world's premier bowling tournament in October...the 2019 Men's US Open, which will bring international notoriety and tourist activity to the Lake Norman area. Please come to the front desk when you arrive and identify yourself as being with Lake Norman Social Club to pick up your shoes and to get the special rate. They will direct you to the lanes we have reserved. Come meet me and I'll give you each a day pass good for 2 free games to use at New Victory Lanes in the future.
- Cinco de Mayo @ BYE
Let's meet up for a fun Cinco de Mayo! Plan to join the group for a festive afternoon of Mexican food, drink specials and live music at Boatyard Eats in Cornelius. We will meet at the outside area by the Cargo Bar. Music will be outside too. Mention you are with the Lake Norman Social Club when you arrive at the hostess stand and they will point you in our direction. See you there! OLE! :)
- Langtree Live 20 Ride Zac Brown Cover Band
Here comes Summer and one of the best events the area has to offer. Outdoor event with great bands, socializing, and dancing. Pets and chairs are welcomed, but our group rarely sits. New Change meet at new location - Hidden Bin Wine Bar next to table 31 Langtree we'll meet at 6 for food and drinks. Then Migrate to the Swell store front about 6:45. Band plays from 7 to 9.