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2010 Calendar of Events

Here is a calendar to help you get a headstart on planning the year. It is by no means complete, but maybe it’s a start for a brighter 2010. Continue reading the Post throughout the year for all the details.January
– Big Band Bash, Jan. 9, fundraiser for Salisbury Symphony. 704-637-4314.
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 18
– Piedmont Players “Sweet Bird of Youth,” Jan. 21-24, 27-30, 704-633-5471.
– 5th annual Waterworks Oyster Roast, Jan. 23, 704-636-1882.
– Rowan County Concert Association: “Hank Williams and My Honky Tonk Heroes” 704-633-1474.
– North Carolina Symphony “Visiting Vienna,” Jan. 30, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. 704-637-4314. www.salisburysymphony.org
February
– Filing period for political offices, Feb. 8-26
– Spelling Bee for Rowan-Salisbury School System, Grades 5-8, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m., RCCC North Campus.
– Senior Expo, Salisbury Mall, Feb. 9. salisburymall@ aol.com
– Piedmont Players Youth Theatre production, “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” Feb. 17-20. 704-633-5471.
– Lee Street Theatre, original play by Jim Epperson: “Nay! Ney (Double Ney)” Feb. 17-20. leestreettheatre@gmail.com.
– Salisbury Symphony Family Concert, Feb. 21, Keppel Auditorium. 704-637-4314. www.salisburysymphony.org
– Waterworks winter reception, March 5, 704-636-1882.
March- Community Day, Salisbury Mall, March 13. salisburymall@aol.com
– Salisbury Rowan Newcomers Club Luncheon, Fashion Show, Card and Game Party; March 3, Salisbury Civic Center. Contact: Carol Denhard, 704-637-7072, cdenhard@bellsouth. net
– Night at the N.C. Transportation Museum, March 5. Special nighttime tours.
– Rowan Rides Free, March 6, N.C. Transportation Museum. Residents of Rowan County can ride the museum’s 25-minute on-site train ride for free, with proof of residency.
– Harry James Orchestra-Rowan County Concert Association, March 13, 704-633-1474.
– The 24th Annual Brady Author’s Symposium, featuring author Elizabeth Berg, March 18, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. www.catawba.edu
– Salisbury Symphony “Breaking Tradition,” March 20, Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College. 704-637-4314. www.salisburysymphony.org
– Spencer Community Children’s Choir musical, “Nic at Night, March 21 at Central United Methodist Church.
– Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society Masterworks concert, March 21. SRCSDirector@gmail.com.
– Lee Street Theatre Spring show, March 24-27.April- Easter, April 4
– Rowan-Salisbury Schools closed in lieu of Good Friday, April 5.
– Spring break, Rowan-Salisbury Schools (may be used for make-up days), April 6-9.
– Kannapolis Intimidators Home Opener, April 8
– Piedmont Players “Curtains.” April 15-18, 21-24, 704-633-5471.
– Hurley Park Spring Celebration, April 11.
– Downtown Salisbury Earth Night Out, April 16.
– Waterworks Artist Invitational Exhibit, April 15-17, 704-636-1882.
– Scrabble Scramble 7, to benefit Rowan County Literacy Council, April 20, Holiday Inn Salisbury. 704-216-8266
– 13th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium, April 23-25, sponsored by the Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
– Celebrate! Pass the Plate, Rowan Helping Ministries fundraiser to support the mission of feeding the hungry, April 24, Crystal Lounge. Contact: Tippie Miller, 704 633-5806
– Rowan County Chamber of Commerce 2010 Business Show, April 29, including a Business After Hours for chamber members, at The Event Center, 315 Webb Road. For more information, contact the chamber, 704-633-4221.
– Lee Street Theatre One-Act Festival, April 28-May 1.
May- Primary elections, May 4
– Carolina Baroque “Baroque and Beyond” May 7, info@carolinabaroque.org
– Downtown Salisbury Spring Night Out, May 7.
– Salisbury Symphony “Solving Mysteries” concert, May 8, Keppel Auditorium, 704-637-4314. www.salisburysymphony.org
– Art on Easy Street, May 15, 704-638-9887.
– Lester J. Brown Memorial Antique Truck Show, May 15, N.C. Transportation Museum.
– Memorial Day, May 31
– Catawba College graduation, May 14.
– Hood Seminary graduation, May 15.June- Pops at the Post, June 5, free outdoors featuring the Salisbury Symphony, Church Street, 704-637-4314. www.salisburysymphony.org
– Lee Street Theatre Six-Pack of Plays, June 2-5, leestreettheatre@gmail.com.
– Piedmont Players Theatre “Moonlight and Magnolias” June 10-13, 17-19, 704-633-5471.
– Last day of school for Rowan-Salisbury Schools, June 10.
– Graduation day June 11 for Rowan-Salisbury high schools: South Rowan High, 9 a.m., Keppel Auditorium; Henderson Independent, 11 a.m., on campus; Carson High, 2 p.m. on campus; East Rowan, noon, Keppel; North Rowan, 3 p.m., Keppel; Salisbury High, 8 p.m., Keppel.
– Rail Days, June 12-13, N.C. Transportation Museum.
July- Faith Fourth Parade, July 4.
– Downtown Salisbury Summer Night Out, July 16.
– China Grove Farmer’s Day, July 17.
– Piedmont Players “The Matchmaker,” July 22-25, 28-31.
August- Back to School Weekend at the Salisbury Mall, Aug. 7. salisburymall@aol.com.
– Catawba College, orientation for new students, Aug. 14-17.
– Catawba College, registration for returning students/ classes begin, Aug. 18.
– Hood Theological Seminary, new student orientation and registration, Aug. 20-21; registration and schedule changes for returning students, Aug. 23-24; Classes start Aug. 31 for Track I, Sept. 3 for Track II and Sept. 4 for Diploma Program.
– Rowan-Salisbury Schools start back to school, Aug. 25.
September- Downtown Salisbury Kids’ Night Out, Sept. 3.
– Cabarrus County Fair, Sept. 10-18. www.cabarruscountyfair.com
– Community Day at the Salisbury Mall, Sept. 11. salisburymall@aol.com.
– Rowan County Agricultural Fair, Sept. 20-25.
– A Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine, Sept. 24-26, N.C. Transportation Museum. 704-636-2889.
– Hispanic Heritage Month
October- A Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine, Oct. 1-3, N.C. Transportation Museum. 704-636-2889.
– Autumn Jubilee, Oct 2-3, Dan Nicholas Park. http://www.dannicholas.net/
– Downtown Salisbury OctoberTour Night Out, Oct. 8.
– Historic Salisbury Foundation’s OctoberTour, Oct. 9 & 10. www.historicsalisbury. org
– Blues and Jazz Festival, Oct. 16. 704-636-2811.
– N.C. State Fair, Oct. 15-24, Raleigh. www.ncstatefair.org
– Domestic Violence Awareness Month
– Breast Cancer Awareness Month
November- Election Day, Nov. 7
– Salisbury Antiques Show, Nov. 12-13, Civic Center, to benefit Rowan Museum.
– Veterans Day, Nov. 11
– Thanksgiving, Nov. 25
– Downtown Salisbury Holiday Night Out, Nov. 26.
December- Thirtieth Annual Singing Christmas Tree, Dec. 4 & 5, Central United Methodist Church.
– Catawba College, last day of classes, Dec. 3; final exams, Dec. 6-10.
– Rowan-Salisbury Schools closed for Christmas/New Year’s break, Dec. 22-Jan. 3.
– Christmas, Dec. 25
– Salvation Army Angel Tree
– Annual Bell Tower New Year’s Eve celebration, Downtown Salisbury, Dec. 31.

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