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Town crier Jan. 24-Feb. 7

TODAY
China Grove Community Blood Drive, 2-6:30 p.m., St. Markís Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., China Grove. For an appointment, call the Red Cross office at 704-633-3854
Red Cross Blood Drive, 2:30-7 p.m., St. Paulís Lutheran Church, 205 Saint Pauls Church Road. Walk-ins welcome.
The Kneeling Gardeners ó 7 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Kannapolis. Authors and Master Gardeners Joyce and Jim Lavene speak on their use of native plants in their writing. 704-933-1127.
Kannapolis City Council, 6 p.m. at the train station, 201 S. Main St.
Salisbury-Rowan Board of Education, 5 p.m., 110 S. Long St., East Spencer.
Rowan County Planning Board, 7:30 p.m., 130 W. Innes St.
Tuesday
Habitat Day at participating Cabarrus restaurants. Eat at the following restaurants and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Habitat Cabarrus: Afton Tavern, Bob Evans, Carinoís Italian, Fosterís Grille, Longhorn Steakhouse, Old Stone Vino and On the Border.
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society spring concert rehearsals, beginning 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 25, Coburn Memorial United Methodist Church, for all interested singers 16 years and older, 901 S. Church St., www.facebook.com/Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society.
Wednesday
ěPlato Not Prozacî ó 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesday and 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday: Dr. Jim Spiceland leads discussion of book by Lou Marinoff. Held at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. (lower level Haven Lutheran Church), no cost to attend, pre-registration requested, 704-647-0999, faithart@bellsouth.net.
Thursday
Piedmont Playersí ěThe Three Musketeersî ó Jan. 27-30, Feb. 2-5. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471. www.piedmontplayers.com.
ěCarolina Gator Gumboî at the Davis Theater,7:30 p.m. Cajun and Creole band plays the music of southwest Louisiana, $10, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.cabarrusarts council.org/davis-theatre.
Friday
Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-6:30 p.m., Granite Quarry Elementary, 118 S. Walnut St., Granite Quarry. For an appointment, call Patty Helms at 704-279-2154.
SATURDAY
Winter Flight 8K, NC State 8K Championship, 28th Annual, benefits Rowan Helping Ministries, www.salisburyrowanrunners.org
Big Band Dance with The Salisbury Swing Band at JF Hurley Family YMCA ó 7-10 p.m., Jan. 29, $5 entry fee, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
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
Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-5:30 p.m., Salem Evangelical Lutheran, 5080 Sherrills Ford Road. For an appointment, call Penny Barger at 704-636-0352.
Tuesday, Feb. 1
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.
Thursday, Feb. 3
Old Courthouse Theatreís ěDivorce Southern Styleî ó 8 p.m., Feb. 3-5, 11-12, 18-19; 2:30 p.m., Feb. 6, 13, 20, tickets $15/$12/$10, 49 Spring St,. SW, Concord, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org. 704-788-2405.
Monday, Feb. 7
Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 3 p.m., 130 W. Innes St.
Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners work session, 3:30 p.m., Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church Street, 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, Feb. 8
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.

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