2014 Community Calendar

  • Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:55 p.m.
JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST A parade of antique military vehicles was an exciting part of the annual Veterans Day parades in Salisbury,
JON C. LAKEY / SALISBURY POST A parade of antique military vehicles was an exciting part of the annual Veterans Day parades in Salisbury,

January

Jan. 2, 7-8 p.m.

First Hooping class with Katie Hopkins: Thursdays and  Mondays at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, 704-647-0999, faithart@bellsouth.net


Jan. 4, 11 a.m.

JR Adventure Club: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St.; for children of all ages, “Build an Arctic Village.” www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8234.

Jan. 4, 7-10 p.m.

J. F. Hurley Family YMCA: Band Dance with The Delmonicos, $6, bring a snack.

Jan. 5

Deadline to be a “World Book Night” Giver: Selected Givers hand free books on World Book Night April 24. Apply at RPL or www.us.worldbooknight.org

Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Partners In Learning presents “Parent CFSEFEL,” 2386 Robin Road, 704-638-9020, epartnersinlearning.org

Jan. 6-7 at 4 and 5 p.m.

PPT youth auditions for “A Thousand Cranes: Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471 www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Jan. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.

Teen Wii Bowling Tournament: RPL South Rowan, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, for middle- and high school teens. 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Jan. 7, 2:30 p.m.

J.F. Hurley Family YMCA

Reorganize your life, presented by Smart Changes, 704-636-0111.

Jan. 8, noon-1 p.m.

First Stretching & Meditation class with Sacha Roberts: Wednesdays at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, 704-647-0999, faithart@bellsouth.net

Jan. 8, 8-2 p.m.

Health Fair at the J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, mobile mammogram, must sign up, fill out insurance paperwork. 704-636-0111.

Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Salisbury Symphony Big Band Bash: Crystal Ballroom, Catawba College, 704-637-4314, salisburysymphony.org

Jan. 11, 11 a.m.

PAC Club: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., “The Five Ancestors and Chinese New Year,” for school-aged children. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Jan. 14, 9 a.m.

Y-Wonders NASCAR tour, lunch, Bank of America Stadium tour. Price includes tickets, transportation, lunch. 704-636-0111.

Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m.

Free concert at RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., guitarist Richard Smith, 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Jan. 14

Winter/Spring art classes and workshops at Waterworks Visual Arts Center begin, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org or pick up brochure during gallery hours.

Jan. 18, 11 a.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday parade: begins downtown on the corner of Liberty and Main Streets, ending at Livingstone College. Post-parade festivities at Miller Center, 1420 West Bank St., until 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.

The Moondance Orchestra, music of Michael Bublé, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, The Spotlight Dance Company of Salisbury. RMH fundraiser at The Norvell, $10, www.moondanceorchestra.net/ for demo.

Jan. 18, 5-6:30 p.m.

Planetarium Show: Winter Constellations Rooted in Mythology, Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium,1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004.

Jan. 19, 3 p.m.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration and Humanitarian Awards Day, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave. Levonia M. Corry, 704-636-6547.

Jan. 20, 7:30 a.m.

MLK breakfast and program at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd., followed by procession to the Freedman Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. for a brief ceremony.

Jan. 21, 7 p.m.

Friends of RPL informational meeting, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St.,on trip to the Pacific Northwest and California in August, Melody Moxley, 704-216-8230.

Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Catawba Collge Community Forum in the Tom Smith Auditorium. Topic TBA.

Jan. 21-24

Salisbury Academy Family Drop In Week, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd, N., 704-636-3002, www.salisburyacademy.org

Jan. 23, noon-5:30 p.m.

Salisbury Academy Summer Camp Fair: Camp programs on site to provide information. Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd, N., 704-636-3002, www.salisburyacademy.org

 

Jan. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.

Preview Night at Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd, N., 704-636-3002, www.salisburyacademy.org

Jan. 24-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

Jan. 25, 6:30-11 p.m.

Waterworks 9th Annual Oyster Roast: F&M Trolley Barn, 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Jan. 27, 5:30-7 p.m.

Teen Wii Bowling Tournament, RPL East, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, for middle- and high school teens. 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Jan. 27, 5:45-7:15 p.m.

“SuperFoods” Workshop: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, registration required. 704-216-7734, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Last Saturday every month until Aug., 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

Eat Bread to Raise Dough for Communities In Schools of Rowan County. At Panera Bread, 704-797-0210, cisrowan@gmail.com

Jan. 28, 6:30-8 p.m.

Book Bites Book Club, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, discussing “Wicked,” 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Jan. 28, 5:30-7 p.m.

Teen Wii Bowling Tournament, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., for middle- and high school teens. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Now through Jan. 30

Reading with Ringling Brothers: all RPL locations, read your way to a circus ticket for ages 2-12. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.

NC Symphony Concert hosted by Salisbury Symphony, Keppel Auditorium Catawba College, 704-637-4314, salisburysymphony.org

February

Feb. 1, 11 a.m.

JR Adventure Club: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., children of all ages, “Indoor Garden,” 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 1-March 28

Hidden Picture Coloring Contest: All RPL locations, ages 7-17. Entries accepted until March 28. Contest rules and entry forms at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 411CommunityRead.wordpress.com

Feb. 2

Groundhog Day

Feb. 7, 7:30-8:45 a.m.

“How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Save on Energy Costs,” breakfast for businesses and governmental and educational organizations, at the Center for the Environment building on the Catawba College campus, in partnership with the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, RowanWORKS Economic Development and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. www.centerfortheenvironment.org/

Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m.

Partners In Learning presents a Wellness Fair seminar, 2386 Robin Road, 704-638-9020, epartnersinlearning.org

Feb. 8, 11 a.m.

PAC Club: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., “How to Train Your Dragon” for school-aged children. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 8, 6-9 p.m.

Father-Daughter Dance, Salisbury Civic Center. Advance purchase only: $6 per daughter, $8 per father. 704-638-5295.

Feb. 8-May 17

Spring Exhibition-Relationships at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Feb. 8-March 1

Independent/HomeSchool students: Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists Exhibitions at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Feb. 10-28

Filing for partisan offices up for election at the Rowan County Board of Elections and N.C. Board of Elections. 704-216-8140.

Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.

“A Simple Plan That Simply Works,” workshop led by Nancy Sleeth, author of “Almost Amish,” at Catawba College Center for the Environment. Co-sponsored by Lilly Center for Vocation and Values. centerfortheenvironment.org.



Feb. 11, 6-8 p.m.

Second annual Classic Chicks Film Festival,” RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., registration required. 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 11, 5:30-7 p.m.

Teen Chocolate Festival: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, for middle- and high school teens. 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 12

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m.

Mipso in Concert: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb 13-22

“The Count of Monte Cristo” presented by Piedmont Players Theatre, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 13, 5-7 p.m.

EnviroMingle, Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Suite 100, Concord. Sponsored by The Center for the Environmetn in partnership with the winery and Cabarrus Food Policy Council. www.centerfortheenvironment.org/

Feb. 14

Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m.

Opening Reception for “Relationships,” Waterworks Visual Arts Center, plus 5 p.m. gallery talks, 123 E. Liberty Street, 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m.

Teddy Bear Tea Party at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

Feb. 15, 5-6:30 p.m.

Planetarium show: “Sunlight and Shadows,” Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004.

Feb. 17

Presidents Day; banks, government offices and post offices closed.

Feb 17-18, 7 p.m.

Auditions for “Chicago,” Piedmont Players Theatre, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 17, 6-8 p.m.

Classic Chicks Film Festival exands to RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, registration required. 704-216-7734, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Catawba College Community Forum, Tom Smith Auditorium, topic TBA.

Feb. 20, 5-6:30 p.m.

Opening reception for Independent/Home Schooled student exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center,123 E. Liberty St., www.waterworks.org

Feb. 20, 4:15 p.m.

Book Chats: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, for grade 2, discussing “Mercy Watson to the Rescue,” 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 22

Catawba College Admissions Open House

Feb. 24, 5:30-7 p.m.

Teen Chocolate Festival: RPL East, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, for middle- and high school teens. 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 24, 5:45-7:15 p.m.

“Boost Your Mood” Workshop: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Registration required, 704-216-7734, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

Teen Chocolate Festival: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., for middle- and high school teens. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 25-26, 6:55 p.m. and Feb. 27-March 1, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening of Dance Theatre with Ballet Pensacola in Keppel Auditorium. 704-637-4111.

Feb 28-March 8

“A Thousand Cranes,” presented by Piedmont Players Theatre, Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

March

March 1, 11 a.m.

JR Adventure Club: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., children of all ages, “Blast Off with Air Power”, 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 1

Registration begins for Day Camp/Super Star Camp at Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell, 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

March 2, 7:30 p.m.

Winter Choral Concert, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel at Catawba College, 704-637-4111.

Begin March 3

Swim lessons at Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell, 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

March 3, 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party: RPL East, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, children of all ages, 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 5-29

Elementary School Students: Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists Exhibitions at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

March 6, 4:15 p.m.

Book Chats: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, grades 3-4, discussing “Knights of the Kitchen Table,” 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 6, 11a.m.

Catawba College sponsors the Brady Author’s Symposium: Robertson College Community Center

March 7-14, times vary

Lifeguarding at Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, call for cost and age requirements, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell, 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

March 8, 11 a.m.

PAC Club: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., “Where’s Waldo” for school-aged children. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 8, 7 p.m.

“Music for British and American Composers,” Living Water Church of God, 166 N. Little Texas Road, Kannapolis

March 8, 7 p.m.

Piedmont Prime Time Community Band concert: Dr. Laurence L. Marks, conductor, at McGill Baptist Church, Concord.

March 8-16

Spring break, Catawba and Livingstone colleges

March 4-April 1, 6:30 p.m.

Partners In Learning presents “Social and Emotional Competence Training for Teachers of Infants and Toddlers,” 2386 Robin Road, 704-638-9020, epartnersinlearning.org

March 9

Daylight Saving Time begins

March 10, 17, 24, 6:30 p.m.

Partners In Learning presents “Keys to Helping Kids Cope with Divorce,” 2386 Robin Road, 704-638-9020, epartnersinlearning.org

March 8, 5:30-8 p.m.

Yatahay! Indian Princess Fun at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum: ages 5-11, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

March 23

Dolls and Dogs, 1st Annual 5k Hot Dog Challenge at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

March 9-April 9

Photography Contest, all RPL locations. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 411CommunityRead.wordpress.com

March 10-15

Shelf Room Contest, all RPL locations, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 411CommunityRead.wordpress.com

March 11, 5:30-7 p.m.

“Mr. Penumbra’s” Missing Book Scavenger Hunt, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 13, 5-6:30 p.m.

Opening reception for elementary school student exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty Street. www.waterworks.org

March 15, 5 and 7 p.m.

Planetarium Laser Show: “Laser Vinyl, Classic Rock,” Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle. 704-639-3004.

March 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Quest for the Code, RPL, Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 U.S. Hwy. 49 N., Concord. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore,” 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 15

Spring Kick Off, N.C. Transportation Museum.

March 17

St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 7-8:30 p.m.

Blogging for Beginners, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 18, 7:30 p.m.

Catawba College Community Forum in the Tom Smith Auditorium, topic TBA.

March 18, 1-2:30 p.m.

Blogging for Beginners, RPL East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell. 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Book Discussion, RPL East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.” 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 20, 9:30-11 a.m.

Blogging for Beginners, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 20, 4 p.m.

Lego Mania, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Part of 411 Community Read partnership, 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 22

Catawba College Admissions Open House

March 22, 10:30 a.m.-noon

“Hidden Messages” Workshop and Photowalk, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 22, 7:30 p.m.

Carmina Burana, Salisbury Symphony and seven choirs, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 704-637-4314; salisburysymphony.org

March 24, 5:45-7:15 p.m.

“Going Green” Workshop, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Register at 704-216-7734, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 24, 5:30-7 p.m.

“Mr. Penumbra’s” Missing Book Scavenger Hunt, RPL East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell. 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

“Mr. Penumbra’s” Missing Book Scavenger Hunt, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8234 , www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 25-29, 7:30 p.m.

Catawba College presents “The Fantasticks” in the Florence-Busby-Corriher Theatre

March 25, 6:30-8 p.m.

Book Bites Book Club, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 25-26, 4 and 5 p.m.

Youth Auditions for “Nancy Drew: Girl Detective,” Piedmont Players, Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

March 27, 12:30-1:15 p.m.

Lunch and Learn Book Discussion, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 27, 4:15 p.m.

Book Chats: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, for grades 4-5, discussing “From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,” 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 29, 10 a.m.-noon

Altered Book and Rubber Stamp Crafts, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. 704-216-7734, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

March 31, 6:30 p.m.

Book discussion, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 31, 7 p.m.

Friends of RPL travel information meeting, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Melody Moxley, 704-216-8230.

April

April 1

April Fool’s Day

April 1, 4:30 p.m.

Clue detective game, RPL East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, ages 7 and up. 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

April 1, 6:30 p.m.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Rowan County, RPL, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8232, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

April 2-23

Middle School Students: Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists Exhibitions at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

April 3, 10, 17, 24, 6 p.m.

Partners In Learning presents “What does STEM look like in preschool and what is STEM anyway,” 2386 Robin Road, 704-638-9020, epartnersinlearning.org

April 3, 6 p.m.

Meet the Author: Robin Sloan, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store,” 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

April 3-5 and 9-12 at 7:30 p.m., April 6 at 2:30 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre presents “Chicago,” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., Salisbury. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

April 3, 4:30 p.m.

Clue detective game: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, ages 7 and up. 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

April 4, 5, 6

17th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium (paid event), Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, UDC, Friendship Banquet, April 4, 5-9 p.m. at Landmark Church; Saturday, April 5, lectures at Catawba College, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, April 6, free public memorial services, 10 a.m.-noon. Symposium Chairman Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com

April 5, 11 a.m.

JR Adventure Club: Lego Mania, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., kids of all ages. 704-216-8234. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

April 5, 11 a.m.

Lego Mania, RPL East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, for kids of all ages. 704-216-7842 , www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

April 8, 5:30 p.m.

11th Annual Scrabble Scramble, Rowan County Literacy Council, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury, $25. Daisy Boyd, 704-216-8266.

April 8-9, 6:55 p.m. and April 10-12, at 7:30 p.m.

Catawba College presents “The Importance of Being Ernest” in the Hedrick Little Theatre.

April 10, 5-6:30 p.m.

Opening reception for Middle School Student Exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. www.waterworks.org

April 19

Easter Bunny Express Egg Hunt, N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer.

April 12

Catawba College Admissions Junior Open House

April 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Great Book Caper Reading Festival, by RPL and RSSS, at RPL, 201 W. Fisher St. for all ages. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

April 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

“Mr. Penumbra’s Missing Book” Scavenger Hunt: RPL East, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, for middle- and high-school teens. 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

April 12

CPR/First Aid, Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

April 12

Antique Tractors and Trains at N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer.

April 13

Palm Sunday

April 15, 5:30-7 p.m.

Teen Poetry Slam: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. Celebrating National Poetry Month. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

April 18

Good Friday

April 19, 5-6:30 p.m.

Planetarium Show: “Mighty Meteorites,” Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004.

April 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Spring Fest and Easter Egg Hunt, Village of Gold Hill, www.historicgoldhill.com

April 19, 4-7 p.m.

Gold Hill Men’s Club Oyster Roast, at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. 704-279-7897, www.historicgoldhill.com

April 20

Easter Sunday

April 21-25

Spring break for Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Kannapolis City Schools (tentative)

April 22

Earth Day

April 22, 6:30 p.m.

“Think Pink, Live Green: Reducing the Environmental Risks of Breast Cancer,” with Dr. Marisa C. Weiss, founder of Breastcancer.org, at the Center for the Environment.

April 24-May 3

Early voting in spring primary at several locations. 704-216-8140.

April 25- 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

April 25-26

Barbecue Capital Cook-off, Uptown Lexington, South Main Street and East Third Ave., Lexington, 336-249-0383.

April 26-May 17

High School Students:Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists Exhibitions at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

April 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rowan Reading Rendezvous: Friends of Rowan Public Library hosts authors to read, discuss, sell their books. Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8240, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

April 28, 5:45-7:15 p.m.

“Outdoor Exploration” workshop, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Led by Bob Pendergrass of Dan Nicholas Park. Registration required, 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

May

May 1

National Day of Prayer

May 1, 5-6:30 p.m.

Opening reception for High School Student Exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. www.waterworks.org

May 2-5

Annual RPL book sale, Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8240, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

May 2 and 3

Lifeguarding Review Class (Recertification), Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. Must have valid lifeguard certification. 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

May 3

Livingstone College

May 4, 5, 7

Catawba College host the Vernacular Concerts, Hedrick Little Theatre

May 5

Cinco de Mayo

May 6, 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Polls open for primary elections across the state

May 7

Winner announced for Spencer Doll & Toy Museum’s “Why I Love My Teacher” essay contest, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

May, 8, 7 p.m

Piedmont Prime Time Community Band concert: Dr. Laurence L. Marks, conductor, Jay M. Robinson High School, Concord.

May 8-17

Piedmont Players Theatre presents “Nancy Drew: Girl Detective,” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

May 8, 7 p.m.

“Dance Suites and Other Delights.” Jay M. Robinson High School, 300 Pitts School Road S.W., Concord.

May 10, 7:30 p.m.

“Out Of This World” Pops Concert, Salisbury Symphony, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, salisburysymphony.org

May 10, 11 a.m.

PAC Club, RPL , 201 W. Fisher St., about “Ramona” series for school-aged children. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

May 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gold Rush Days, Gold Hill Village, www.historicgoldhill.com

May 11

Mother’s Day

May 12

Summer Reading registration begins, all RPL locations, for all ages (adults included). 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

May 17

Graduation at Catawba College and Hood Seminary

May 17, 1 p.m.

Patriotic Program and Bestowal Service, free, Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy

Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library. Chapter President Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com

May 17

Salisbury Academy Kidsbloom at Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd, N., 704-636-3002, www.salisburyacademy.org

May 17

Salisbury Academy 5K and Fun Run at Salisbury Community Park, sponsored by Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd, N., 704-636-3002, www.salisburyacademy.org

May 17-25

Lifeguarding, Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. Must be 15 prior to first day of class. 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

May 17, 5 and 7 p.m.

Planetarium Laser Show: “Laser Retro,” Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004.

May 19, 5:45-7:15 p.m.

“Find Your Stride” workshop, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Led by David Freeze, registration required. 704-216-7734, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

May 19-20, 4 and 5 p.m.

Youth auditions for “High School Musical,” PPT, Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

May 24, 7 a.m. check-In

Gold Hill Bike Ride, 50K-100K event: ride starts 9 a.m., Gold Hill Village, www.historicgoldhill.com

May 26

Memorial Day

May 27-30

Splash Week, Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

May 30-31, 7 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre’s “Night on the Stage” fundraiser, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

June

June 3-4, 7 p.m.

Auditions for “Look Homeward Angel,” PPT, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

June 7, 8 p.m.

“Pops at the Post” 10th anniversary, Salisbury Symphony. Salisbury Post parking lot. 704-637-4314.

June 7, 9 a.m.

Gold Hill Rail Trail Hike, American Hiking Society National Trails Day: Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation. Check-in at E. H. Montgomery General Store. Hike begins 9:30 a.m. www.historicgoldhill.com

June 7, 1-4 p.m.

Bodacious Second Birthday Bash at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St, Spencer 704-762-9359

June 7-9

June 3-4, 7 p.m.

Auditions for “Look Homeward Angel,” PPT, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

June 7, 8 p.m.

“Pops at the Post” 10th anniversary, Salisbury Symphony. Salisbury Post parking lot. 704-637-4314.

June 7, 9 a.m.

Gold Hill Rail Trail Hike, American Hiking Society National Trails Day: Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation. Check-in at E. H. Montgomery General Store. Hike begins 9:30 a.m. www.historicgoldhill.com

June 7-9

National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Annual Awards Weekend. nssafame.com

June 9-July 4

Filing period for Soil & Water Conservation District supervisor, at Rowan County Board of Elections. 704-216-8140.

June 11

Last day of classes, Rowan-Salisbury School System

June 12

Graduation Day, Rowan-Salisbury Schools: 8 a.m., East Rowan and West Rowan; 10 a.m., Carson; noon, South Rowan; 4 p.m., North Rowan; 6 p.m., Henderson; 8 p.m., Salisbury High.

June 13

Graduation Day, A.L. Brown High School, Kannapolis

June 14

Flag Day

June 14

Celebrate Dad at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, all Dads admitted free. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

June 15

Father’s Day

June 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

SuperHero Day Camp for Boys and Girls at the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, RSVP by June 18. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

June 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Passion for Fashion Day Camp at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, RSVP by June 25. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com


July

July 4

Independence Day

Faith Fourth of July Parade and other festivities

July 10-19

Piedmont Players Theatre presents “High School Musical,” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

July 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Paper Dolls: Timeless Appeal in a Modern Age at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, RSVP by July 9. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

July 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Day at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, RSVP by Wed July 16. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

July 18-Aug. 15

Filing period for four seats on the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, at the elections office, 704-216-8140.

July 19, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

China Grove Farmer’s Day Festival

July 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Under the Big Top at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, RSVP by July 23. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

July 24-Aug. 2

Piedmont Players Theatre presents “Look Homeward Angel,” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

July 25-26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Village Ghost Walk at Gold Hill’s Village Arbor, www.historicgoldhill.com

July 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Alice In Wonderland (Down the Rabbit Hole) at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, RSVP by Aug. 7, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

August

Aug 4, 7 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre’s annual meeting: Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Journal It at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, RSVP by Aug. 14. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

Aug. 8

Annual Woodleaf Tomato Trot (5K): Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland, shellseeker@carolina.rr.com

Aug. 16, 9 a.m.

Annual Woodleaf Tomato Festival: Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland, shellseeker@carolina.rr.com

Aug 16, 2-8 p.m.

Hot Summer Nights Cruise-In: Gold Hill Village, www.historicgoldhill.com

Aug 25

First day of school, Rowan-Salisbury School System

September

Sept. 1

Labor Day: banks, government offices and post offices closed.

Sept. 5-13

Cabarrus County Fair

Sept. 15-20

Rowan County Fair

Sept. 18-20

Biker Blues BBQ Rally, Tilley’s Harley Davidson, Salisbury

Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hand Made Card Making Class at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, advance registration required. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

Sept 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

25th Annual Gold Hill Founders’ Day at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, www.historicgoldhill.com

October

Oct. 11 & 12

OctoberTour, sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation

Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, and 31, 7 p.m.

Spencer Haunted Trolley & Museum Tour at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, reservations recommended. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

Oct. 25

Annual Gold Hill Ghost Tour: Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, www.historicgoldhill.com

Oct. 31

Halloween

Trick or Treat in Historic Gold Hill Village, www.historicgoldhill.com

November

Nov. 2

Daylight Saving Time ends

Nov. 11

Veterans Day

Nov. 21-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

Nov. 22, 6 p.m.

Christmas Tree Lighting: Uptown Lexington’s Courthouse Square, 336-249-0383.

Nov. 22, 5:30-9 p.m.

Gold Hill’s Lighting of the Fall Fires: by Village of Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society, www.historicgoldhill.com

Nov. 23, 1-5 p.m.

21st Annual Christmas Open House: Uptown Lexington’s Courthouse Square, 336-249-0383.

Nov. 26, 2 & 3 p.m.

Holiday Caravan parade, downtown Spencer and Salisbury

Nov. 27

Thanksgiving

December

Dec. 1, 6 p.m.

Lexington Christmas Parade: Uptown Lexington’s Courthouse Square, 336-249-0383.

Dec. 3-31

Saturdays: The Great Museum Santa Search at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum: rules and entires at 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com 

Dec. 5, 6 p.m.

Tree Lighting ceremony at Spencer’s Christmas In the Park, Library Park, www.SpencerHomeTownHolidays.com

Dec.12-14

Christmas in the Village of Gold Hill, www.historicgoldhill.com

Dec. 19, 6-9 p.m.

Spencer Candlelight Tour of Churches, tour maps available at all churches. 704-637-6680, www.SpencerHomeTownHolidays.com

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Feb. 3-May 2

RPL Spring Storytime

Baby Time for 6-23 month olds and parents: Headquarters, Wednesday, 10 a.m. and East, Monday, 10 a.m.

Toddler Time for 18-35 months with a parent: Headquarters, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. and East, Monday, 11 a.m.

Tiny Tumblers for 6-35 months old with a parent or caregiver: South, Tuesday or Thursday, 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Time for 3-5 year olds: Headquarters, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. and South, Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. and East, Thursday, 10:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.

Noodle Head Story Time for ages 4-8: Headquarters, Thursday, 4 p.m. and South, Monday, 4 p.m.

RPL Art Programs:

Art in the Afternoon: Headquarters, Thursday, 4:30 p.m.

Art Party: South, Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Art with Char: East, Thursday, 4 p.m.

Sports at Saleeby-Fisher YMCA

Call for dates and times

High school boys basketball, girls volleyball, spring soccer, flag football, fall t-ball, fall soccer, girls and boys basketball, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell, 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

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