Town crier Aug. 22-31

Published 12:00 am Monday, August 22, 2011

Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education, 5 p.m., 110 S. Long St., East Spencer.
Kannapolis City Council, 6 p.m. at the train station, 201 S. Main St.
Livingstone College, first day of classes.
Photo shoot for 2012 Faithful Friends Calendar. Deadline for submitting pet pictures for the calendar has been extended until Sept. 1. To help those who need picture, a photo shoot will be held today at Shampooch & Kitty, Too Grooming, 1109 Old Concord Road, beginning at 4 p.m., first come, first served. For information on submitting photos, go to and download a calendar form.
The Carolina Artistís ěThe Real Carolina Artist’s 2011 Expoî ó Aug. 24-26, Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Ave. Artists reception 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25. Paint with the Carolina Artists as teachers on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m-noon; Thursday, Aug. 25, 2-4 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 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.
Movie of the Month, ěItís Kind of a Funny Story,î 2 p.m., Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, for interested members.
Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Rowan Regional Medical Center, 612 Mocksville Ave. For an appointment, call Nancy Allen at 704-210-5377.
First day of school for Rowan-Salisbury School System, Kannapolis City Schools.
REACH (Rowan Education and Advocacy for Choices in Healthcare) Senior Fair and Open House, 9-11:30 a.m., Oak Park Retirement, 548 White Oaks Drive (off Enon Church Road). 704-636-4600. Free and open to the public.
Mood Disorders in the Social World, with Dr. Chris Aiken, The Mood Treatment Center, Winston-Salem. Sponsored by the Resource Center for the Brain-Rowan. Held at St. Johnís Lutheran 200 W. Innes St. Exhibits and dinner, 6-6:30 p.m. Dr. Aiken, 7 p.m. $25/person. Contact Sarah Boyd at 704-636-2780.
FRIDAY, Aug. 26
Red Cross Blood Drive, 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Rockwell Amvets, 427 Link St., Rockwell. For an appointment, call Nancy Shiverdecker at 704-267-6410.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ěOn Golden Pond,î 8 p.m., Aug. 11-27; 2:30 p.m., Aug. 14, 21, 28, Tony award-winning play the basis for Oscar winning movie of the same name. Tickets $15/$12/ $10. Reserve seats 704-788-2405. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. . 704-788-2405.
NC Rowan County Anime Group, 1-6 p.m., membership drive, animation trivia contest, drawing for free comic books. Comic Monstore, 813 Jake Alexander Blvd. S.
Book signing and writing workshop, with Marjorie Hudson, author of ěAccidental Birds of the Carolinas,î Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St. Signing noon-2 p.m.; workshop 2-4 p.m., $50, includes book.
Stanly County Agri-Civic Day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Stanly County Agri-Civic Center, 26032 Newt Road, Albemarle, sponsored by Friends of the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center .
Music on the Mountain, noon-6 p.m., Dunnís Mountain Park, featuring the Snyder Family from Lexington, as well as Dry Run Bluegrass Band and Edenís Gate, both from China Grove.
Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. J. Fred Corriher Jr. South Rowan YMCA, 950 Kimble Road, China Grove. For an appointment, call the American Red Cross at 704-633-3854.
Barbecue fundraiser for Becky Lippard, 4-8 p.m., Third Creek Presbyterian Church, 2055 Third Creek Church Road, Cleveland. By donation.
Sugarcreek at Brick Street Live, 100 block of North Main Street. Five bands performing, starting at 1 p.m.; Sugarcreek at 9 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at gate. Festival-goers are encouraged to bring chairs. Order tickets online or call 704-637-5363, ext. 218, and ask for Jessica.
MONDAY, Aug. 29
The Concert Choir Meet and Greet, 7:30 p.m. at St. Johnís Lutheran Church Choir Room. New members are welcome. This seasonís performance will be Christmas selections from Handelís Messiah.
TUESDAY, Aug. 30
Book Bites Club ó Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m., ěHouse Rulesî by Jodi Picoult. Book discussion groups for both adults and children are held at South Rowan Regional Library 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.
Scam Jam for Senior Citizens, 1-4 p.m., Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr., Ave. Sponsored by NC AARP, Salisbury-Rowan AARP Chapter, and Rowan County Council on Aging. Find out how to avoid being scammed, and what to do about it if you think you have been defrauded. Speakers from N.C. Secretary of State, Department of Insurance, Attorney Generalís office, BBB, and Salisbury Police will educate older adults about protection from scams and frauds. Free and open to the public. Reservations requested – contact Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714.
FRIDAY, Sept. 9
Cabarrus County Fair, Sept. 9-17,Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4759 Hwy 49 N. Concord.
SATURDAY, Sept. 10
Sasha’s Birthday Party, annual fundraiser for Faithful Friends no-kill animal sanctuary, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Stitchiní Post Gifts, 104 S. Main St. Games, contests, prizes and fun for kids of all ages. Adoptable kittens and puppies. Bring cat or dog food for Faithful Friends and receive a gift. For more information visit or call Pam at 704-636-4121.
MONDAY, Sept. 19
Rowan County Fair, 60th year, Sept. 19-24, between I-85 and Old Concord Road at 1560 1560 Julian Road.
SATURDAY, Sept. 24
ěA Night At The Opryî fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis ó 7 p.m., featuring music by DC & The Chosen Few, Lynn Owsley, Dottie Jack, David Ridenhour and G.W. Saunders. Doors open 6 p.m., St. Matthewís Lutheran Church. Food and drink will be available.
Thursday, Sept. 1
AARP Local Chapter Meeting. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., covered dish lunch at 12 noon, followed by the regular meeting at 1 p.m. Speaker: Attorney June Showfety. Contact: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714.
FRIDAY, Sept. 2
Kidsí Night Out, Downtown Salisbury, 5-9 p.m.
Sunset Run for Rowan County United Way
United Way kickoff.
MONDAY, Sept. 5
Labor Day