– Rowan Republican Men Club, Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Ryan’s Steakhouse, 730 S. Jake Alexander Blvd. Speaker, Robert Van Geons, executive director, Rowan Economic Development Commission.
– Veterans Day dinner at American Legion Post 107 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. All veterans invited.
– “Taste of Westside Cook-Off” hosted by Westside Community Foundation 5-8 p.m., Nov. 7, Gethsemane Baptist Church, 719 S. Caldwell St. Local Chef Thelma from Thelma’s Down Home Cooking and Johnson and Wales Culinary School along with other chefs will participate. Public invited/ $10 per person to sample. Items for sale from professional chef Marvin Woods. For information contact Wayne Dalton, 704-633-8860.