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.
City of Salisbury offices closed; City Transit Service will not operate; business offices for Salisbury-Rowan utilities closed: Salisbury Parks & Recreation Centers closed; Fibrant offices closed; no leaf and limb pick-up; garbage collection will occur on normal schedule.
Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, closed.
U.S. Post Office counters closed, no regular mail delivery.
Gospel Festival, part of J.C. Price Memorial Week Celebration, 6 p.m. May 30 and 31.
TUESDAY, May 31
Book Bites Club: South only; May 31, 6:30 p.m, ěDeath Comes for the Archbishop,î by Wanda Cather. Book discussion groups for both adults and children on the last Tuesday of each month. 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 call 704-216-8229.
ěHeart of the Artistî weekly discussions ó 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 email@example.com, 980-621-1256 www.thepark.cc.
WEDNESDAY, June 1
Kannapolis Planning and Zoning, 6 p.m., Kannapolis Train Station, at 201 S. Main Street, Kannapolis.
Lee Street Theatreís Ten-Minute Play Festival ěRoute 66î opens at 7:30 p.m., Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St., 7:30 p.m. through June 4. $10 at the door.
THURSDAY, June 2
Piedmont Players Theaterís ěThe Farnsworth Inventionî opens, 7:30 p.m. June 2-4 and 8-11 and 2:30 p.m. June 5, at the The Meroney Theater, 231 S. Main St., 704-633-54716, www.piedmontplayers.com.
AARP annual membership picnic at noon, followed by the regular meeting at 1 p.m., Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., for Rowan County residents 50+ years old. Speaker: Patricia Cowan, Centralina Council of Governments. The local AARP chapter offers members community service, education, advocacy, leadership and fellowship opportunities. Dues $3 per year. Members do not have to be retired. Visitors welcome. Contact Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714.
Public notification of board meetings ó The Rowan Arts Council Board of Directors is scheduled to meet on the first Thursday of every month except in the months of July, August, and December. Next Board meeting dates: June 2, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3.
Thursday noonday service, Soldiers Memorial AME Zion, 306 N. Church St., sanctuary is open for prayer time in solitude, followed by an informal discussion coordinated by the Rev. Dr. Grant Harrison Jr., pastor, or the Rev. Mary Hardin, associate pastor.
Salisbury PGT (People Growing Together) Toastmasters, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at new location: J.F. Hurley Family YMCA Salisbury Branch boardroom, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. West. Visitors welcome. For details contact Tim Edwards, president, 336-596-8723.
FRIDAY, June 3
Bluegrass jam atE.H. Montgomery General Store, Historic Village of Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. every Friday. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-267-9439, 704-279-5674.
SATURDAY, June 4
Seventh annual Pops at the Post, outside the Salisbury Post loading dock on Church Street, beginning at sunset. Free to the public, bring a chair. David Hagy, Conductor. www.salisburysymphony.org, 704-637-4314.
Erwin basketball teamís flapjack fundraiser, 7:30 a.m., Applebeeís, 205 Faith Road. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at 704-279-1421. Breakfast includes a short stack of pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee. Proceeds will help send the team to summer training camp.
D-Day Remembrance Event at the Price of Freedom Museum, Old Patterson School building, China Grove from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. See vehicles, weapons, memorabilia, military demonstrations. The museum will be open all day, also Sundays from 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. Cosponsored by the Carolina Military Vehicle Preservation Association and the Price of Freedom Museum, an American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. Intersection of Weaver, Patterson Roads. www.priceoffreedom.us, 704-857-7474.
Salisbury Historic Trolley Tour: Experience authentic Salisbury-Rowan County and learn what makes it historically significant. Tours are every Saturday through fall at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours begin and end at the Salisbury-Rowan County Visitor’s Center, 204 E. Innes St., $8 for adults, children 4 to 10 $5, and under 4 are free. For details contact 1-800-332-2343, 704-638-3100, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.visitsalisburync.com.
Salisbury Parks and Recreationís Teen Time, 10 a.m., 402 West Bank St. Bring a friend to Miller Recreation Center for sports, board and video games. www.ci.salisbury.nc.us/pkrec/index.htm.
SUNDAY, June 5
Rowan Public Library Centennial Birthday Party, 1-5 p.m., food, entertainment and music. 704-216-8243, www.lib.co.rowan. nc.us.
Southern Piedmont Singers ó accepting new members today and June 12, 2 p.m. Open to adults and youth ages 13 and up, only requirement is love of music and dedication to the choir. Now preparing a pop, jazz, Broadway concert. Meet at the N. Kannapolis United Methodist Church choir room, 1301 N. Main St. Damien Evans, director. 704-224-7148, southernpiedmontsingers @gmail.com.
MONDAY, June 6
Lee Street Theatre holding ěHenry Vî auditions from 7-10 p.m. at the Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St. This will be a tongue-in-cheek performance premiering July 10. Call 704-754-2321 for details.
Piedmont Choral Society rehearsal, 7 p.m.on Mondays. Community singers are invited to join the choral society for the eighth annual Patriotic Benefit Concert coming June 26. No audition or previous musical training needed, and no cost. Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N., Concord, email@example.com or 704-699-6053.
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