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Published 12:00 am Monday, May 23, 2011

• “I-85 Luncheon”: At 11:30 a.m. Monday, in recognition of Older Americans Month, the center will host its seventh annual luncheon to honor members of the community who are age 85 plus. Sponsored by Carillon Assisted Living, special entertainment will be provided. Free and open to those 85+ making advance reservations. Call 704-216-7714 for more information.
• Red Cross Blood Drive, noon-6:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., China Grove.
• Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, 5 p.m., Board of Education Administrative Office, 110 S. Long St., East Spencer.
• Kannapolis City Council, 6 p.m., Kannapolis Train Station, 201 S. Main Street, Kannapolis.
• Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-6:30 p.m., JF Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd., Salisbury.
• Rowan Public Library centennial year event, 7 p.m., “Hard Times at the Mill: Working Lives Past and Present,” program on North Carolina’s rich textile heritage. By Dr. Roxanne Newton. Reception follows, South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove, 704 216-7732.
• Thursdays on Main, featuring White Chocolate, 11:30 a.m., Veterans Park, Kannapolis. Bring or buy lunch and enjoy picnic.
• 27th Annual Historic Preservation Awards at 6:30 p.m. at the Salisbury Station.
FRIDAY, May 27
• Red Cross Blood Drive, 2-6:30 p.m., China Grove Middle School, 1013 N. Main St., China Grove.
• Opening reception, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St, 6-8 p.m. Five solo exhibitions and an award-winning student show. Exhibition dates are May 21-Aug. 13.
• Annual Memorial Week Celebration, May 27-June 5, J.C. Price American Legion Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Concession stands, novelty games and more. Rides June 1-5. For more information, call 704-636-2950.
• Fiddler’s Grove Ole Time Fiddler’s and Bluegrass Festival — May 27-29, Fiddler’s Grove Campground, Union Grove. Oldest fiddler’s competition in North America, includes competitions for bands and individuals, free workshops, on-site camping. 828-478-3735,,
• Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society’s 12th annual group bike ride — “Mine to Mine,” a 50K or 100K ride routing cyclists from Gold Hill Mines to Reed Gold Mine. Registration $20 begins 7:30 am.; ride begins at 9 a.m. Registration includes lunch. Darrius Hedrick,
• Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. “It’s Hip to be Square,” group show featuring Rail Walk Studio artists through May 28. Gallery open to the public Saturdays 11 a.m.-5 p.m., by appointment or by chance if the green open flag is out. 704-431-8964.
• Kannapolis Community CPR Class, Kannapolis Train Station 1, 300 Firehouse Drive, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Free for residents and $3 for non-residents. 704-920-4260.
SUNDAY, May 29
• J.C. Price American Legion Post Everlasting Services, White Rock AME Zion Church, Granite Quarry.
• Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-5:30 p.m., Organ Lutheran Church, 1515 Organ Church Road.
MONDAY, May 30
• Memorial Day
• Closed: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center,
• Memorial Day Service, 9 a.m., Brenner Avenue Cemetery, VA Medical Center.
• Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Salisbury Mall, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. West, Salisbury.
• Gospel Festival, part of J.C. Price Memorial Week Celebration, 6 p.m. May 30 and 31.
• Book Bites Club: South only; May 31, 6:30 p.m, “Death Comes for the Archbishop,” by Wanda Cather. Book discussion groups for both adults and children on the last Tuesday of each month. The group is open to the public and anyone is free to join at any time. There is a discussion of the book, as well as light refreshments at each meeting. For more information please call 704-216-8229.
• Kannapolis Planning and Zoning, 6 p.m., Kannapolis Train Station, at 201 S. Main Street, Kannapolis.