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April's Local Events

14th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium   
4/8/2011 – 4/10/2011  Salisbury, NC  
Cost of the symposium is $65 per person to March 19, $75 afterwards. Checks should be made payable to Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 and mailed to P.O. Box 5093, Salisbury, NC 28147-0088. For more information, contact Sue Curtis at southpaws@salisbury.net Phone: 704-637-6411

Antique Tractors and Trains Show  
4/9/2011  North Carolina Transportation Museum
The Iron Peddlers Antique Power Club will display antique tractors and farm equipment from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Kids can compete in the Kiddie Tractor Pull. Free! Email: nctrans@nctrans.org  Web: www.nctrans.org  Phone: 704-636-2889

“When we Fought Our Selves, 1861-1865”
4/10/2011 – 5/1/2011  Rowan Museum
This exhibit looks at our local participation in the Civil War, highlighing the Confederate Prison and Stoneman’s Raid. Email: rowanmuseum@carolina.rr.com  Phone: 704-633-5946

Earth Night Out   
4/15/2011  Downtown Salisbury
Free event! Environmental demonstrations, activities, and programs. Shops open late, musical entertainment around downtown, Contemporary jazz by The Brubakers, Downtown Ghost Walk, Classic cars, trolley rides, carriage rides, children’s area, and more! Haunted Trolley Tours start at 8 pm at the Visitor Information Center. Call Downtown Salisbury Inc., 704-637-7814, for more information. Web: www.downtownsalisburync.com

Darrell Harwood and the CWB   
4/15/2011  Rowan County Fair Grounds
Country, rockin Relay for Life Concert at the Rowan County Fairgrounds.  Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children 12 and under.  For ticket and information contact the Bostian Heights Fire Department using the number below.  Phone: 704-857-0208

Carolina Baroque   
4/15/2011  St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury N C
“Handel and Salisbury,” will be at 7:30 p.m. The program will include a variety of Handel’s music performed in Salisbury England in the 18th century.
The concerts will be performed in the chapel of St. John’s Lutheran Church.
“Basket Bonanza” Gift Basket Drawing  
4/16/2011  Crystal Lounge at Catawba College
The public is invited to take a chance on 75+ donated baskets. Door prize tickets will also be available for a chance to win an Apple ipad or a three-night getaway to a Myrtle Beach ocean view condo. Tickets are $10 for a sheet of 20 and include one door prize ticket. Tickets are available at the event and by presale at www.salisburysymphony.org, and at the Symphony table at Earth Night Out on April 15.  Web: www.salisburysymphony.org
Phone: 704-638-9727

Easter SpringFest in the Village
& Spring Oyster Roast   
4/16/2011  Historic Gold Hill
Come and enjoy lots of easter events, an egg hunt, easter bonnet contest, and much more.  You can even get your picture made with the Easter Bunny! Spring Oyster Roast is at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park – Log Barn. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance. Contact Bob Drew at 704-279-7117
Web: www.historicgoldhill.com

5th Annual Touch a Truck   
4/16/2011
Downtown Salisbury – First Bank Parking Lot
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  No charge.  Participants of all ages will have an opportunity for an up close and personal, hands on educational experience to explore a wide variety of vehicles.  Rufus of the Charlotte Bobcats will also make an appearance!  For information regarding this event, call Vivian Koontz  Web: www.salisburync.gov/pkrec  Phone: 704-638-5295

A Taste of New Orleans
4/17/2011   Park Avenue Community Center
There will be Best Mask, Best Hat, and Best Poster contest.  Wear costumes.  Vendors will be selling clothing, hats, and jewerly.  Facepainting and a silent auction to add to the fun.  There will be music and delicious food.  The parade will start at 1:00pm around the parking lot.  Admission:  $5.00 for adults 12 and up.  $2.00 for children ages 6-11.  A Taste of New Orleans in Rowan County will benefit Prevent Child Abuse Rowan.
Email: jan.jenson@yahoo.com  Phone: 704-450-6115

Taste of Home Cooking Show
4/19/11 • Doors Open at 4:30, Show at 6:30
South Rowan High School
Doors open at 4:30 pm to a large vendor area set up in the gymnasium with entertainment by Michael Thomas as ‘Elvis’, as emcee.  During this interactive two-hour event, you’ll watch top culinary expert, Michelle Roberts demonstrate ten new recipes you can easily recreate in your home. Not only will you leave the event with new recipe ideas, you’ll also go home with a valuable gift bag and possibly win a door prize! Tickets are available at the Salisbury Post Classified counter for just $10.

2nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration
4/23/2011   Spencer’s 8th Street Ballpark  
From 10am-2pm coming and enjoy this free event with facepainting, popcorn, bounce houses, games, and tree saplings!

Home Safety Seminar
4/14/11 • 5:30pm
Abundant Living Adult Day Services
1416 S. Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Salisbury

Abundant Living Adult Day Services and Comfort Keepers will offer a free seminar entitled Being Safe at Home on Thursday April 14th from 5:30p-7pm. Attendees will receive information on the “Are You OK?” program, the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Safe Return” program, North Carolina’s “Silver Alert” program, and available resources within the community that assist with keeping seniors safe in their homes. Attendees will receive a free In-Home Assessment guide and tips for making their homes safe for seniors.
 
Free caregiving service is available for individuals with disabilities while their family caregivers attend the seminar. Advanced registration is required by calling Abundant Living at 704-637-3940 no later than Monday, April 11.   

Habitat for Humanity benefit at Carolina Lily
4/16/11 • 5:30pm
Carolina Lily, 1375 Kern Carlton Road, Salisbury

“Bridal shower” for William and Kate, the royal couple, is actually a fun “shower” to benefit Habitat for Humanity. While spring cleaning, set aside an appropriate shower gift and bring it on Saturday, the truck will be outside to load up, receive discount on purchases that day plus a “bridal” cupcake.  www.carolinalily.com.

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