Town crier

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 1, 2011

St. Paulís Lutheran Church blood drive for the Red Cross, 2:30-7 p.m., 205 St. Paul Church Road.
Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 3 p.m., 130 W. Innes St. (Shown on Salisbury Access16 Thursday, Saturday and Monday at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m., and Kannapolis Time Warner Channel 22 at 8 p.m. Saturday.)
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.
Concord Book Club on Jeannette Wallís ěThe Glass Castleî ó 5:30 p.m., Concord Library auditorium, 27 Union St., N. Reservations 704-920-2053.
Diabetes support group, 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 3, ěDiabetes and Your Eyes,î Dr. James Hardin, Eye Associates of Rowan. Preregistration not necessary. Rowan Regional Medical Center Education Resource Center fourth floor, tower A, 704-210-5771.
Business Show 2011, sponsored by the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, noon-6 p.m., at The Event Center, 315 Webb Road. Includes Business After Hours Chamber Member Networking Event, 5-6 p.m.
AARP Local Chapter Meeting. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., 1 p.m. Speaker: Toi Degree, N.C. Cooperative Extension, will speak about poisons in the home. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714.
Artistsí reception for high school exhibition at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 5-6:30 p.m. at 123 E. Liberty St.
Lee Street Cafe presents ěMovie Memories,î 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, North Lee St. Admission $10. Beer and wine available.
Rowan Public Libraryís Headquarters Book Sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, May 9. 201 W. Fisher St.
Chick-fil-A Leadercast at The Event Center, broadcast live from Atlanta., local ticketing information 704-855-1218,
West Rowan Middle School blood drive for the Red Cross, 3:30-8 p.m., 5925 Statesville Blve.
St. Johnís Lutheran Church tours, 200 W. Innes St., 6-8 p.m.
Spring Night Out, 5-9 p.m., Historic Downtown Salisbury. Shops open late, live music and entertainment at several locations, including Divided by Four on East Fisher Street. Kidsí activities, Classic Car Show, trolley, carriage rides, more. 704-637-7814,
Downtown Ghost Walk, 7, 8 and 8:30 p.m., Downtown Salisbury. $10 for adults, $5 for students, kids 5 and under free. Meet on the steps of the old Salisbury Post Office, 130 W. Innes St. Ticket sales are cash or check only. Reservations are recommended; ticket sales on the night of the walk are based on availability. More information at 704-642-1734 or
Haunted Trolley, 8 p.m., begins and ends at the Salisbury-Rowan County Visitors Center, 204 E. Innes St. Salisbury. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. Under 5 are free. For more info call 800-332-2343 or 704-638-3100.
4th Annual Simple Living Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Dan Nicholas Park, Bringle Ferry Road. See and experience skills, crafts, music and lifestyle of previous generations; hear local musicians.
Livingstone College commencement, 10 a.m., Alumni Memorial Stadium. Speaker, attorney Joe Scantlebury of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In the event of rain, exercises will be held in Varick Auditorim.
Triad Classic Motorcycle Club Show, 10 a.m., N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer. Limited to bikes from 1900 to 1980. Free.
Just for Kids Junior Conductor Jamboree, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer, hosts UNC-TV for a special viewing of Dinosaur Train. Dinosaur Train and Buddy standees will be available for families to take pictures, coloring area, crafts for the kids, temporary tattoos, Read-a-roo, all free. Unlimited rides on Caboose Train and regular train ride with a $10 arm band.
Jr. Olympic Skill Competition, 9-10 a.m., Hall Gym, West Fisher Street; free., 704-638-5289
Touch a Truck, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the Salisbury Post, Wachovia, First Bank and Global Contact Solutions parking lots in downtown Salisbury. for information,, contact Vivian Koontz at 704-216-2708 or email
15th annual Lexington Multicultural Festival, 10 a.m.ń5 p.m.,Finch Park, Lexington. Family-friendly festival of ethnicities, customs and cuisine with Parade of Nations, five cultural villages, related cultural entertainment and second annual Butterfly Arts Initiative (thanks to welding students and staff at RCCC for 100+ butterflies and other related items). 336-248-3960,
Annual Plant Sale, Perennial Plant Swap and Silent Auction, sponsored by the Rowan County Master Gardener Volunteer Association 8:30 a.m. at 2727 Old Concord Road, Salisbury. Featuring shrubs, plants, ornamental grasses and annuals. Bring up to 5 potted and labeled plants for the plant swap and take home 5 plants from another gardenerís yard. Cost of the Swap is $5.
Rockwell Elementary School Spring Fling, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with silent auction, vendors, food from Darrellís BBQ, school T-shirts. Free games for kids with donation of canned goods to Rowan Helping Ministry, games $2 without donation, proceeds go to Rowan Helping Ministries. 114 Link St.
Rowan County Concert Association presents The Diamonds in Concert, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St, Salisbury, 7:30 p.m. Adult $20 Student $5 (18 & under) Available: Rowan Visitor Center, Salisbury Belk, Literary Book Post, Frost Bites, Keppel Box Office one hour prior to the show. 704-636-0181
Big Band Dance with The Hi-Liters at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 7-10 p.m., $5 entry fee, bring a snack to share. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Charity Ride Benefitting the Cornelius Veterans Monument, Cornelius Town Hall, 8 a.m., 704-892-6031.
Annual Family Care Fair, Presbyterian Hospital, Huntersville, 10 a.m., 704-766-2220.
Asian Festival and Dragonboat Races, Ramsey Creek Park, Cornelius, 11 a.m., 704-987-3300.
Lake Norman Spring Music Festival, Kenton Place, Cornelius, 2 p.m., 704-728-8851.
View and comment on Salisburyís Preservation Master Plan, 7-8:30 p.m., Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.
FRIDAY, May 13
ěGrand Slam,î about one of Americaís greatest players of the Negro baseball league, presented as a fundraiser for The Dunbar Reunion Committee fundraiser; 7 p.m. Friday, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday May 15, Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee Street. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at door. 704-279-8191.
Celebrating Americaís Treasures, cocktail party sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation for National Preservation Month, 6 p.m., at the Dr. Stokes-Snider House, 324 N. Fulton St. $25 per person.
Concert Choirís spring concert, 7:30 p.m., May 13-14: Concert/fundraiser, performing the romantic ěLiebeslieder Waltzes Opus 52î by Brahms followed by dessert and coffee reception. Performance will be at Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road. Call 704-603-3310 or stop by the Convention & Visitors Bureau for tickets. Tickets are $10 adult, $7 student with ID.
John Rutterís ěRequiem,î with orchestra ó Piedmont Choral Society and the sanctuary choir of First Presbyterian Church, Concord, 7 p.m., Friday, May 13 and 3 p.m., Sunday May 15;Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 265 Union St., North, Concord. Information, Kay Yates 704-699-6053, kayy2000
Piedmont Prime Time Community Bandís ěSpace, the Final Frontierî concert ó 7:45 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 525 Lake Concord Road, NE, Concord, across from Copperfield, behind Carolina Mall theatres. Free admission, donations accepted. 704-932-9438 or 704-425-3508.
Eighth annual Family Fun Day ó 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, May 14, free, at the F&M Trolley Barn, sponsored by Waterworks Visual Arts Center and City of Salisbury Public Art Committee.
5th Annual Middle School Prom, 6-10 p.m., Salisbury City Park Center, 316 Lake Drive. $10 per person. Advance tickets only.
For more information call the Miller Recreation Center at 704-638-5297.
3rd annual Salisbury BBQ FESTIVAL 2011, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., on the Plaza, Spncer, sponsored by the Salisbury Rowan Cultural Arts Foundation, BBQ Festival Committee. Includes sampling, tasting and judging, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; BBQ Feast, 5-6:30 p.m.
May 21
Rowan Rose Societyís annual Rose Show ó Saturday-Sunday, May 21-22 at new location, Salisbury Mall. Area rose growers may enter roses between 6:30-10 a.m. Saturday morning. Show features hundreds of roses as well as arrangements. 704-633-7024.
May 26
27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards at 6:30 p.m. May 26 at the Salisbury Station.