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Town crier – 3-14-11

TODAY
Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-5:30 p.m., EH Dole Chapter-American Red Cross, 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. For an appointment, please call the Red Cross office at 704-633-3854.
Healthy Rowan! Board, noon, Rowan County Health Department, 1811 E. Innes St. with Fred Wells Brason II from Project Lazarus, a program to reduce deaths from unintentional drug overdoses.
Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 909 Concord, 7 p.m., Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave. SE. Speaker, John Gallina of the Purple Heart House. Contact Bob Downer 704-782-6793, rdowner@windstream.net
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 work session, 6 p.m., Train Station, 201 S. Main St.
Kannapolis History Associates, 7 p.m., Rotary Hall, 211 West Ave.
TUESDAY, March 15
National Ag Day, part of National Ag Week, March Saturday to Saturday.
AARP Tax Aide Program, each Tuesday in March and early April, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, by appointment. Call 704-216-7714 to schedule an appointment.
Meet Your Neighbor Public Forum on Immigration Reform, 7-8:30 p.m., Teaching Auditorium, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. Featuring Dr. Mark Sills, director of Faith Action International House, Greensboro.
Salisbury City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall, 217 S. Main St. (On Access16 Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY, March 16
ěLuck of the Irish Dayî craft/vendor sale and ěSouper Wednesday Lunch,î $5, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA. 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
ěCommunicating Pesticide Risks and Benefitsî workshop, 9-11 a.m. and concludes at 11 a.m. Space is limited. 704-216-8981, darrell_blackwelder@ncsu.edu.
THURSDAY, March 17
ěSunshine Day in North Carolina: Securing a future for dialogue on open government,î conference sponsored by the N.C. Open Government Coalition, Salisbury Station, 215 Depot St., $30, includes lunch. For more information, call 336-278-5724 or e-mail bakerp@elon.edu.
Public hearing on Community Service Block Grant budget of $383,809 for 2011-12, 4 p.m., Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency, 1300 W. Bank St. All interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, call 704-633-6633.
FRIDAY, March 18
Walmart Blood Drive, 1:30-6 p.m., 323 S. Arlington St. For an appointment, please contact Jan Harwood at Walmart 704-639-9718 or call the Red Cross at 704-633-3854. Walk-ins welcome.
Old Courthouse Theatre hosts ěPaying Tribute,î 8 p.m., March 18-19; 2:30 p.m., March 20. Call 704-788-2405 to reserve a seat. 49 Spring Street NW.
SATURDAY, March 19
American Girl Club: Headquarters, 11 a.m., a book discussion group about the life and times of the American Girls characters.
The RED Show, Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St., through March 26. Open to the public Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-431-8964. www.railwalkgallery.com.
Zumbathon for Relay for Life, hosted by the F&M Bank Dream Team, F&M Trolley Barn;, three 50-minute sessions at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. Suggested donation of $10 per person. For more information, vkeene@fmbnc.com.
Fishers of Men National Team Trail Piedmont Division, at Lake Norman, McCrary Creek Ramp on N.C. 150 .
Family Laser Show, ěLaser Country,î at 5 p.m.; and Rock Laser Show, ěHypnotica,î at 7 p.m. Horizons Unlimited
2nd Annual WinterBloom, Boxwood Lodge, benefiting Salisbury Academy. 704-636-3002
ěSpring Fest Step Show,î 6 p.m., Salisbury High School Auditorium, 500 Lincolnton Road. Admission, $5. Sponsored by the Salisbury High School Step Team. For information call 919-616-8694.
Mid-Atlantic Steel Guitar Association annual meeting, Kannapolis Moose Lodge, 990 Old Beatty Ford Road. Members, $5; nonmembers, $10 for attendance. www.masga.org.
SUNDAY, March 20
First Day of Spring.
Union Lutheran Church Blood Drive, 1-5:30 p.m., 4770 Bringle Ferry Road. For an appointment, please call the Red Cross at 704-633-3854. Walk-ins welcome.
MONDAY, March 21
Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., 130 W. Innes St.
THURSDAY, March 24
Annual Doctorís Day Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Rowan Regional Medical Center, 612 Mocksville Ave. For an appointment, please call the Red Cross office at 704-633-3854. Walk-ins welcome.
Third Annual Girls Night Out, Stitchiní Post Gifts, 104 S. Main St., 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. A percentage of the eveningís proceeds will benefit Relay For Life.
Pregnancy Support Center 25th Anniversary Annual Fundraising Banquet, 6:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m., Holiday Inn. 704- 633-7695
FRIDAY, March 25
Rowan County USDA Agencies Blood Drive, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Rowan County Agriculture Center, 2727 Old Concord Road. For an appointment, please call Kathy Dudley at 704-637-1602. Appointments preferred, walk-ins welcome.
Annual Dogwood Sectional Bridge Tournament, March 25-27, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, beginning March 25 at 1 p.m.
SATURDAY, March 26
Genesis Baptist Church Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 9710 Old Concord Salisbury Road, China Grove. For an appointment, please call Suzanne Irvin at 704-956-5217. Walk-ins welcome.
Walgreenís Blood Drive, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Walgreenís, 1906 W. Innes St. For an appointment, please call the store at 704-636-7479 or call the Red Cross office at 704-633-3854. Walk-ins welcome.
One-day Hunter Safety Course, 8 a.m., Rowan County Rescue Squad at 1140 Julian Road. Bring your own lunch.
Spring Craft Show, Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-638-5275.
MONDAY, March 28
China Grove Community Blood Drive, 2-6:30 p.m., . Location to be announced. Call the American Red Cross office at 704-633-3854.
Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games Duplicate Bridge tournament, Oak Park Retirement. 704-216-7780
Kannapolis City Council, 6 p.m. 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 p.m., 130 W. Innes St.
WEDNESDAY, March 30
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center Movie of the Month, 2 p.m., ěREDî with Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman and Louise Parker. Free.
Thursday, March 31
ěHairspray,î The Meroney Theater, 7:30 p.m. March 31-April 2; 2:30 p.m. April 3. www.piedmontplayers.com, 704-633-5471

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