Kannapolis History Associates, 24th Annual Meeting, ěLooking Back to Move Forward, 7 p.m., moderated by William G. Hamby Jr. The event will feature short stories about integration of the mill, public education and the military, Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 E. First St. across from A.L. Brown High School. Refreshments served.
Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., second floor of the J. Newton Cohen Sr. Rowan County Administration Building, 130 W. Innes St.
Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, 6:30 p.m., Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church St., SE, Concord.
Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, 5 p.m., 110 S. Long St.
TUESDAY, April 19
Rowan County Tea Party Patriots, Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant, Statesville Boulevard, 6 p.m. dinner, program at 7. N.C. FairTax Group presentation on the foundation of the FairTax and comparison with the flat tax.
Rowan Public Library centennial year, 7 p.m.: Chris Hartley, author of ěStonemanís Raid, 1865,î reception and book signing follow the program.
ěOverpopulation, Mass Extinction, and Rewilding,î 7 p.m., Center for the Environment at Catawba College, featuring Dave Foreman, executive director and senior fellow of The Rewilding Institute, a conservation think tank that advances ideas of continental conservation. www.centerfortheenvironment.com.
Taste of Home Cooking School, 6:30 p.m., South Rowan High School. 704-797-4220.
ěHeart of the Artistî weekly discussions, 7 p.m. Tuesdays through June 21; written by Rory Nolan for artists by an artist, sponsored by Blackwelder Park Baptist Church Kannapolis, at Oak Tree Coffee Co. coffeehouse, Cannon Village.Contact Vic Daniel firstname.lastname@example.org, 980-621-1256 www.thepark.cc.
Cabarrus Rowan MPO TAC meeting, 5:30 p.m., J. Newton Cohen Sr. Rowan County Administration Building, 130 W. Innes St.
FRIDAY, April 22
Good Friday. Local government offices closed
Easter Bunny Express, Friday and Saturday, North Carolina Transportation Museum
Easter Bunny will ride alongside children and their parents, handing out candy. Join us for the Easter Egg Hunt that Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Rides are scheduled for 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. For advance tickets, call Sara Gettys, 704-636-2889, ext.237.
SATURDAY, April 23
Flapjack Fundraiser, to benefit Relay for Life Team Life, 7-10 a.m., Applebee’s, 205 Faith Road. All proceeds raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 919-939-9541.
Spencer Arbor Day Celebration, 10 a.m.-noon, Eighth Street Ball Park. Entertainment, food, music and plant swap. Sponsored by Spencer Community Appearance Commission.
Tour de Yadkin ó Easter egg hunt at Tamarac Marina, High Rock Lake, and a 1 p.m. river paddle. See YadkinRiverkeeper.org for donation information.
Red Cross Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Road.
TUESDAY, April 26
Book Bites Club: South Rowan branch, Rowan Public Library, 6:30 p.m., ěA Reliable Wifeî by Robert Goolrick. Open to the public; anyone is free to join at any time. Book discussion and light refreshments. For more information please call 704-216-8229.
WEDNESDAY, April 27
Red Cross Bloodmobile, 2-6:30 p.m., Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell.
Movie of the Month, “Secretariat,” 2 p.m., Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Rated PG. Popcorn and drinks. Free.
FRIDAY, April 29
Sleeping Beauty PJ Party to benefit the Family Crisis Council of Rowan County, 6-11 p.m., High Rock Community Church, 708 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. $25. For more information, call 704-636-4718 ext. 1053.
SATURDAY, April 30
Nathan Brown House 5K, Granite Quarry. www.active.com.
Operation Medicine Cabinet, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the Medicine Shoppe, 1357 W. Innes St. Drive through the Medicine Shoppe parking lot and drop off your expired and unused prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for proper disposal. Each vehicle dropping off medications will receive a gift bag.
5th Annual Mother Son Dance for Boys Ages 4-13, 6-9 p.m.,
Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. $6 for sons/ $8 for mothers. For more information call the Salisbury Civic Center at (704) 638-5275.
SUNDAY, May 1
Red Cross Bloodmobile, 1-5:30 p.m., Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5080 Sherrills Ford Road.
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