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.
Business After Hours for members of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, Oak Park Retirement Community.
Spring semester begins, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Registration for new students begins at Catawba College.
VA Medical Center King Day observance continues with students reading award-winning essays in the chapel, Building 19, 6 p.m.
Hurley Park landscaping lecture, 7 p.m., ěLandscaping with North Carolina Native Plants,î slide lecture by Katherine Schlosser, information on diversity of plants native to NC, where to place them in the garden, reliable sources for native plants. Salisbury/Rowan Utilities Building, 1 Water St., 704-638-4459 or e-mail email@example.com.
VA Medical Center Poetry Slam, in observance of Martin Luther Kingís birthday, 5:30 p.m. Selections may be original poetry or from selected poets. 704-638-3330
ěRowanís Pirates Baseball Teamî by Joel Smeltzer, 7 p.m. Presented by Rowan History Club in roundtable format followed by Q & A. Free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., rear entrance. 704-633-5946, rowanmuseum@carolina. rr.com.
Kannapolis Bookends Book Club, Kannapolis Library, discussing ěEllen Fosterî by Kay Gibbons, 6 pm. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. 704-920-1180.
Faith Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 100 N. Main St., Faith.
Salisbury Planning Board, 4 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 217 S. Main St.
Spencer Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Spencer Municipal Building, 600 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.
Cabarrus Senior Resource Link group, 11:30 a.m. Lunch provided, no fees. Contact Susan Wear, Gentiva Home Health 704-933-1001 for reservations.
Classes begin at Livingstone College.
VA Medical Center employees and community residents debate, 6 p.m. in the Chapel. Topic: Progress Report on the ěI Have a Dreamî speech. 704-638-3330.
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
Planetarium Show, ěConstellations Tonight,î 5 p.m. Woodson Planetarium.
Monday, Jan. 17
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Banks, post offices, schools, government offices and some businesses closed.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, 704-636-2811
tuesday, jan. 18
Rowan County Commissioners, 6 p.m.
Salisbury City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall, 217 S. Main St.
FRIDAY, Jan. 21
Legislative Breakfast, sponsored by Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, 7:30-9 a.m., Holiday Inn. $15. 704-633-4221.
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