Today, July 18
Rowan County Board of Commissioners, public hearing on Hitachi incentives, 8:30 a.m.,130 W. Innes St.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies for new Oncology Clinic and Residents Quarters, 1 p.m., Hefner VA Medical Center, 1601 Brenner Ave., Buildings 13 and 21.
Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, 6:30 p.m., Governmental Center, 65 Church St. SE, Concord.
DAV monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Rufty-Holmes Senior Center; meal, 6 p.m., $7.
TUESDAY, July 19
Salisbury City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall, 217 S. Main St.
Canning Workshop, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Cooperative Extension Service, $10. Register by calling 704-216-8970.
WEDNESDAY, July 20
Piedmont Players Youth Theatre presents ěGrease!î ó 7:30 p.m., July 20-23 and 2:30 p.m., July 23; adults $12, students/seniors $10; Wednesday Value Night July 20, all tickets $10. Box office opens July 11. Norvell Theater: 135 E. Fisher St., www.piedmontplayers.com, 704-633-5471.
Community Blood Center blood drives: 9 a.m.-noon, Cabarrus County Government, 65 Church St. SE, Concord; 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Cabarrus County Social Services, 1303 S. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis; 4:30-8 p.m., Corey Klepper Student Drive, 416 East First St., Kannapolis.
THURSDAY, July 21
Brick Street Live concert with A1A Jimmy Buffett tribute band, in the parking lot of Castaways Seafood & Oyster Bar, 119 N. Link St. Gates open at 6 p.m., general admission $5. No coolers. 50-50 drawing to benefit LandTrust.
FRIDAY, July 22
Kannapolis Movies in the Park, ěThe Blind Side,î 8:45 p.m., Village Park.
Oakboro cruise-inís eighth season ó 5 p.m., fourth Friday, July 22. Burnout at 9:30 p.m. Food vendors, souvenir concessions will be set up. Downtown Oakboro, N.C. 205 between Albemarle and Charlotte. Facebook, email@example.com, 704-467-4992. www.oakborocruisein.com.
SATURDAY, July 23
Run Walk for the Greenway 5k and Half Mile Fun Run, 8 a.m., Prescott Section of the Salisbury Greenway, start at Knox Middle School, $20 pre-registration, $25 race day registration, $10 fun run. For information contact the Salisbury Civic Center, 704-638-5275.
Salisbury Historic Trolley, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Salisbury-Rowan County Visitor’s Center, 204 E. Innes St., $8 for adults, $5 for children 4-10, free under 4.
Summer Festival and Garage Sale, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Holiday Inn Salisbury, Jake Alexander Boulevard. Benefits Give Kids the World Charity. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Great Bullhole Duck Race at RiverPark, Cooleemee: festival at 11 a.m., race at 2 p.m. near dam. Tickets available at the Zachary House and Town Hall in Cooleemee, at the Chamber in Mocksville and the LandTrust at the old depot in Salisbury. To benefit RiverPark. Duck tickets $5 each, $25 for six, 15 for $50. Cash prizes.
Spencer Circus Train ó 7:30 p.m. every Saturday through July 30: Puppets, animals, songs, games, free snow cones at Library Park, 3rd Street in Spencer, sponsored by Spencer Central UMC for 13th year. Bring blanket or lawn chair, 704-636-4101.
ěThis is Wrestlingî at Cabarrus Arena ó 7 p.m., July 23, adults $12, children under 10 $6, available at www.prowrestlingevo.com or box office. Cabarrus Arena Gold Hall 2, 4751 N.C. 49,Concord, www.cabarrusarena.com, 704-920-3976.
Kannapolis Stories Under the Stars, Poetry Alive, Kannapolis Branch Library patio, 7 p.m.
Gold Hill Ghost Walk, guided walks, Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, $5, children under 6 free. Family walks at 8 p.m., adult walks at 9 p.m. 50/50 raffle.
SUNDAY, July 24
Red Cross blood drives: 1-5:30 p.m., Millbridge Ruritan, 340 Sloan Road, for appointment call Dave Kern at 704-637-9011; 1-5:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 108 W. Rice St., Landis, call Lesa Ellis 704-857-7884.
12-4:30 p.m., Woodleaf community, South River United Methodist Church, 2880 South River Church Road, Woodleaf, for appointment, call Rene Atwell 704-278-9185.
MONDAY, July 25
Community Blood Center blood drive, 3-5:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 326 N. Main St., China Grove.
TUESDAY, July 26
Rowan County Summer Blood Drive, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. For an appointment, call the Red Cross Office 704-633-3854.
WEDNESDAY, July 27
New Member Orientation for TRU (Tobacco Reality Unfiltered): Recruitment ice cream social for interested youth interested in joining Youth IN Action Against Tobacco Council, Rowan Public Library Hurley Meeting Room, 6:30-8 p.m., grades 6-12.
Community Blood Center blood drive, 1-6:30 p.m., Daimler TMP, 11550 Statesville Blvd., Cleveland.
THURSDAY, July 28
New member orientation for TRU. Recruitment session and lunch provided at Rowan Public Library 11 am-2 pm, Hurley Meeting Room, grades 6-12.
Crossroads Classic Bike Race, sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Rowan
FRIDAY, July 29
TRU retreat for youth in grades 6-12 interested in joining youth council, Hurley Room at Rowan Public Library 10 am-3 pm.
Kannapolis Beach Music Festival, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Village Park.
FRIDAY, July 31
Red Cross Blood Drive, 1:30-6 p.m., Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church, 750 Mt. Moriah Church Road, China Grove. For an appointment, call Sharon Hodges 704-857-0547
MONDAY, Aug. 8
Youth in Action Against Tobacco Council TRU meeting, 6:30-8:15 pm, Rowan Public Library Hurley Meeting Room. Dinner provided.
SATURDAY, Aug. 13
ěA Night At The Opry” Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis ó 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13: Featuring music by DC & The Chosen Few, Lynn Owsley, Dottie Jack, David Ridenhour and G.W. Saunders.Doors open 6 p.m., East Rowan High School auditorium. Food and drink will be available.
FRIDAY, Aug. 19
5K Tomato Trot ó 6:15 p.m. registration, Friday, August 19: 5 K evening run begins at 7:30 p.m., kicking off the August 20 Woodleaf Tomato Festival. Register at Active.com or email email@example.com. Pre-registration $20, $25 day of race. Entertainment and awards from stage. 885 Woodleaf Barber Road, Woodleaf, 704-224 5134
SATURDAY, Aug. 20
Woodleaf Tomato Festival ó 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20: Silent auction, tomato recipe cook-off, bake sale, live music and entertainment, Ms. Tomato Queen contest, Líil Tommy Toe and Líil Miss Mater and Litte Mater Sprout contests, parade at 10 a.m. Tomato Trot 5K Friday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. Details on Facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carolina Aristís ěThe Real Carolina Artist’s 2011 Expoî ó August 24-26, Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Ave. Artists reception 6 p.m., Thursday, August 25 Paint with the Carolina Artists as teachers on Wednesday, August 24, 10 a.m-noon; Thursday, August 25, 2-4 p.m.; Friday, August 26, 6-8 p.m. Bring your own art supplies, any medium. Register one week before class, 704-638-5275. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Ave.