Town crier, week of March 21

Published 12:00 am Monday, March 21, 2011

Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., 130 W. Innes St. (Shown in Salisbury area Access16 Thursday, Saturday and Monday, 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.; in southern Rowan on TimeWarner Channel 2 Saturday at 8 p.m.)
Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, 6:30 p.m., Governmental Center, 65 Church St. SE, Concord.
Into the Rose Garden, memoir-writing workshop, led by Jenny Hubbard, writer-in-residence at Center for Faith & the Arts, 5-7 p.m. at the Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., in the lower level of Haven Lutheran Church. 704-647-0999
In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone, presentation by author and storyteller Randell Jones, 6:30 p.m. at Rockwell Community Building, sponsored by Rockwell Community Association.
AARP TAX AIDE PROGRAM: Each Tuesday in March and early April, at the Senior Center with a previous appointment. Free one-to-one assistance to moderate or low income persons (with priority for seniors aged 60+) in completing simple federal and state income tax returns. For appointment, call 704-216-7714.
Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales, by Catawba graduate Denise Stewart, 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater.
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
Education Fair for veterans, retired military, family members and VA staff, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Social Room, Building 6, Hefner VA Medical Center, sponsored by the center and the University of North Carolina system. Info on all VA education benefits will be available.
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.
Chicken and Dumplings Meal, 11 a.m. until, VFW Post 3006, 1200 Brenner Ave., includes chicken and dumplings, slaw, bread and dessert; $5; eat in or take-out. 704-636-2104.
SATURDAY, March 26
Rowan County Tea Party Patriots breakfast meeting at CJ’s, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland, 8-10 a.m.- 10 am. All are welcome.
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.
Multiple Sclerosis Walk, J.F. Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd.; registration at 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. 704-798-3341 or
Spring Craft Show, Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-638-5275.
Boss of the Toss cornhold tournament, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. Preregistration, $30.
SUNDAY, March 27
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas blood drive, Kannapolis Church of God, 2211 West A St. 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
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.
Rowan County Child Abuse Prevention Task Force, 5:15 p.m., J. Newton Cohen Administration Building, 130 W. Innes St., Room 203.
Community Blood Center of the Carolinas blood drive, St. Markís Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., China Grove, 3-5:30 p.m.
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., 704-633-5471
FRIDAY, April 1
Second Time Around April Foolís Day 5K Classic, 6:30 p.m., Albemarle.
Blinded Veterans Association, Southern Piedmont Chapter, first Thursday each month, Golden Corral, Concord; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 704-636-1472 or
SATURDAY, April 16
Fit Community 10K, Salisbury.
SATURDAY, April 30
Nathan Brown House 5K, Granite Quarry.