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Town Crier: Community events

today
Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 3 p.m., 130 W. Innes St. (Shown on Access16 Thursday, Saturday and Monday following the meeting at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m. in the Salisbury area. In southern Rowan, the meetings are broadcast 8 p.m. Saturday on Time Warner Channel 22. )
Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners work session, 3:30 p.m., Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church St., SE, Concord.
Landis Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 312 S. Main St., Landis.
Cleveland Town Board of Commissioners, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 302 E. Main St.
Tuesday
Salisbury City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall, 217 S. Main St. (Shown on Access16 Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.)
China Grove Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 205 Swink St., China Grove.
Concord Book Club, 5:30 p.m., Concord Library auditorium; discussing ěThe Helpî by Kathryn Stockett. Registration requested, 704-920-2053.
Piedmont Players Youth Theatre auditions for Disneyís The Jungle Book Kids! 4 p.m., Jan. 4-5, come with short song prepared to sing, also cold reading from the script, elementary through high school students, Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.piedmontplayers.com, 704-633-5471.
Thursday
AARP Local Chapter Annual Meeting, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., 1 p.m. The chapter offers community service, education, advocacy, leadership and fellowship opportunities. Senior citizens age 50 and older are encouraged to attend the informative meetings and join the local chapter. Dues are $3 per year. Members do not have to be retired. Visitors are always welcome. Contact: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714.
Friday
Salisbury Ghost Walk, paranormal investigation class and investigation. E-mail Boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or call 704-642-1734 for details. This event is by reservation only.
Saturday
VFW Post 3006 breakfast to benefit veterans, 7-11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, all you can eat, adults $6, children 10 and under $3, VFW Post on Brenner Ave., 704-636-2104.
Elmwood UMC Brunswick stew dinner, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., all-you-can-eat, also pint-quart-gallon available. 3232 Old U.S. 70, call Sylvia 704-872-1070 or Wilda 704-528-3685.
Indie pop band Janus 4-14, 8 p.m. Michael Graham opens. Looking Glass Artist Collective black box theater, 405 N. Lee St. $5 cover. Info: 704-245-2302.
Big Band Bash benefiting Salisbury Symphony, begins at 7:30 p.m. with a concert of big band music in Hedrick Theatre, followed by music, dancing and dinner in Crystal Lounge. 704-633-7329.
Monday, Jan. 10
Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education work session, 5 p.m., 110 S. Long Street, East Spencer,
Rockwell Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 202 E. Main St., Rockwell.
Kannapolis City Council workshop meeting, 6 p.m., Train Station,201 S. Main St.
Tuesday, Jan. 11
Landscaping with North Carolina Native Plants, slide-lecture by Katherine Schlosser, 7 p.m., Salisbury/Rowan Utilities, 1 Water St. dbeck@salisburync.gov, 704-638-4459
Kannapolis Bookends Book Club, Kannapolis Library, discussing ěEllen Fosterî by Kay Gibbons, 6 pm. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. 704-920-1180.
Friday, Jan. 14
Folk/Americana Triple Performance, with Jim Avett, Sue McHugh and Johnsonís Crossroad, Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, doors open at 7:30 p.m. $7 cover. Concessions available. www.johnsonscrossroad.com
Saturday, Jan. 15
Planetarium Show, ěConstellations Tonight,î 5 p.m. Woodson Planetarium.
Monday, Jan. 17
25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. $8 per person. Keynote speaker: Robert J. Brown of B & C Associates management consulting marketing research and public relations firm in High Point.
MLK Day Procession, 9:30 a.m., from YMCA to Liberty and Church streets. Led by Dr. Grant Harrison, Soldierís Memorial AME Zion Church.
MLK Day Parade: 11 a.m., begins at Liberty and Church, ends at Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S.
MLK Day Live Performances, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Civic Center. eqadirah@carolina.rr.com, 704-636-2811
tuesday, jan. 18
Rowan County Commissioners meet, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 22
10th Annual Wedding Extravaganza, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Salisbury Civic Center. 704-638-5275
Thursday, Jan. 27
Piedmont Playersí ěThe Three Musketeersî ó Jan. 27-30, Feb. 2-5. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471. www.piedmontplayers.com.
SATURDAY, Jan. 29
Winter Flight 8K, NC State 8K Championship, 28th Annual, benefits Rowan Helping Ministries, www.salisburyrowanrunners.org
Sunday, Jan. 30
ěAmerican Heroesî Family Concert by Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, 4 p.m., Varick Auditorium, Livingstone College, featuring the All-County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus; tickets at door, $2-$17, www.salisburysymphony.org/performancestextonly.asp

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