Community Calendar for April 2014

  • Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 1:05 a.m.

April 1

April Fool’s Day

April 1

Quest for the Golden Shoe Grand Prize drawing,

April 1, 4:30 p.m.

Clue detective game, RPL East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, 704-216-7842,

April 1, 6:30 p.m.

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

April 1, 6:30 p.m.

Forsyth County Genealogical Society social and program, Forsyth County Public Library, 660 W. 5th Street, W-S.

April 2-23

Middle school students: Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists Exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882,

April 3-26

Kenneth Koskela exhibit at Rail Walk Galleries, N. Lee St., 704-431-8964,

April 3, 4:30 p.m.

Clue detective game: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7842, org

April 3, 5 p.m.

Taste of Home Cooking School, Michael Thomas emcee. Tickets at or 704-797-4220.

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

Partners In Learning presentation on STEM, 2386 Robin Road, 704-638-9020,

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,

April 3-5 and 10-12, 7:30 p.m.

‘The Sugar’ by Denise Stewart, Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,

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

Piedmont Players Theatre “Chicago;” complimentary reception immediately following opening performance April 3. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., Salisbury. 704-633-5471,


April 4, 5, 6

17th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium, Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, UDC, banquet, lectures, free public memorial services. Symposium Chairman Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411,

April 4, 10 a.m.

‘The War of 1812 and the Backcountry,’ free program at Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946.

April 4, 5-8 p.m.

First Friday event Downtown celebrates Founder’s Month.

April 4-5, 7 p.m.

April 5-6, 3 p.m.

Carson High School Theater Dept. performs ‘Annie,’ tickets 704-855-7297, 290 Kress Venture Drive, China Grove.

April 5

Kannapolis Kares Day, volunteer day of community service organized by CCM.

April 5, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.

Annual Touch a Truck event, parking lots of First Bank and Salisbury Post, corner of Innes and Church. Free. Sponsored by Salisbury Parks and Recreation.


April 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Rowan Museum Colonial Spring Frolic at Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. 704-633-5946,

April 5, 11 a.m.

JR Adventure Club: Lego Mania, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8234.

April 5, 11 a.m.

Lego Mania, RPL East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, 704-216-7842,

April 5, 7-10 p.m.

Night Train Band at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA , older adults dance, J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., info 704-636-0111.

April 6, 2:30 p.m.

Matinee for Piedmont Players Theatre’s ‘Chicago,’ Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,

April 7, 5-6 p.m.

Family Health and Wellness Day, health-related information, screenings, activities. Miller Recreation Center. Free admission.

April 7, 7 p.m.

Ellis Cross Country Fire District special called meeting, Fire Station at 3420 Old Mocksville Road, public invited.

April 8, 5:30 p.m.

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

April 8, 5:45-7 p.m.

Abstract and Modern Art: What is it and Why is Important? by Francine Kola-Bankole. Waterworks Visual Art Center, 123 E. Liberty St.,

April 8-9, 6:55 p.m.

April 10-12, 7:30 p.m.

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

?April 8, 7 p.m.

Rowan Museum History Club, “NC Civil War Ironclads,” Rowan Museum, free, 202 N. Main St.

April 9, 7:30 p.m.

Value Night for Piedmont Players Theatre’s ‘Chicago,’’ all tickets $10. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,

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

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

April 10-12, 7:30 p.m.

Julia B. Duncan Players present ‘On Strivers Row,’ Tubman Building, Tubman Little Theater, Livingstone College. 704-216-6260 or 423-946-8314.

April 11-13

East Rowan Annual Broadway Revue, 175 St. Luke’s Church Road, 704-279-5232.

April 11

Last day to register to vote or make changes to registration records

April 12

Catawba College admissions junior open house

April 12

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

April 12-13 and 18-19

NC Transportation Museum’s Easter Bunny Express; Iron Peddler’s Antique Tractor Show April 12. 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889,

April 12

Scrabble Scramble 5K (9 a.m.) and Fun Run (10 a.m.) to benefit Cabarrus Literacy Council, at Frank Liske Park.

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

The Great Book Caper Reading Festival, by RPL and RSSS, at RPL, 201 W. Fisher St. 704-216-8234,

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

“Mr. Penumbra’s Missing Book” Scavenger Hunt: RPL East, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, 704-216-7842,

April 12, 6-10 p.m.

iSpy-Salisbury, citywide scavenger hunt, by Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Guild, info 704-637-4314,

April 12, 7:30 p.m.

Closing Night PPT’s ‘Chicago,’ Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,

April 13

Palm Sunday

April 15

IRS tax deadline

April 15-June 30

Art accepted for downtown Kannapolis Kaleidoscope Arts Celebration, deliver to Independent Tribune, 363 Church St. N., or 828-231-5037.

April 15

Deadline to enter Rowan County May Fest’s Rowan’s Got Talent contest, 704-640-2326.

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

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

April 16, 4 p.m.

Rowan Museum Board of Directors, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

April 18

Good Friday

April 18, noon-4:30 p.m.

American Red Cross Inaugural Foster Children’s Blood Drive at Rowan Rescue Squad station 91, 1140 Julian Road. 336-829-4572

April 18, 5-8 p.m.

Earth Night Out kicks off Friday Night Out season

April 19

Easter Bunny Express Egg Hunt, NC Transportation Museum, Spencer,

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

Spring Fest and Easter Egg Hunt, Village of Gold Hill,

April 19, 4-7 p.m.

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

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

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

April 19, 5 p.m.

Planetarium Show: Sunlight and Shadows, Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium,1636 Parkview Circle. Info Horizons Unlimited 704-639-3004.

April 19, 8 p.m.

Randy Stonehill in concert, Jeremy and Jessica Vess open. The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Road. Tickets 1-800-965-9324, info 704-213-1467.

April 20

Easter Sunday

April 21-25

Spring break for Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Kannapolis City Schools.

April 22

Earth Day

April 22, 6:30 p.m.

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

April 24-May 3

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

April 24, noon

Lunch & Learn Series: Quick Breads, preregistration required, Rowan County Agriculture Center, 2727 Old Concord Road.

April 25-26

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

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

Antiques Appraisal Fair at Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,

April 26, 9 a.m. until

Fourth Annual St. Paul’s Cruise ‘n Barbecue, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road, 704-239-1172,

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

Rowan Reading Rendezvous, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8240,

April 26, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Third annual First Responders Day to honor community heroes. Family fun and food. Northgate Church, 1255 W. Ridge Road, 704-633-7063.

April 26, noon-4 p.m.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival in downtown Kannapolis, free.

April 26-May 17

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

April 28

Holocaust Remembrance Day

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. Preregister at 704-216-8229,

April 29

Last day to mail absentee ballots

April 30

“Outside the Lines & Labels” show opening at Center For Faith & The Arts, lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W Harrison St.,

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