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 ěMessiah.î
Through a Soldier’s Eyes exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, through Nov. 19.
Swinginí for Nazareth Golf Tournament, Sapona Golf Course.
Miss Carillon 2011, 2 p.m., Carillon Assisted Living Center,to benefit the Justin Monroe Scholarship and Fallen Firefighters Fund. 704-633-4666.
TUESDAY, Aug. 30
Book Bites Club ó 6:30 p.m., ěHouse Rulesî by Jodi Picoult. Book discussion groups for adults and children at South Rowan Regional Library. Open to the public. Discussion of the book, light refreshments. For more information, call 704-216-8229.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31
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, Rowan County Council on Aging. How to avoid being scammed and what to do if you think you have been defrauded. Free and open to the public. Reservations requested. Contact Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714.
Fourth Annual Brotherhood Ride, official welcome, 4 p.m., Firefightersí Memorial, adjacent to Chestnut Hill Cemetery, 1400 S. Main St.
THURSDAY, Sept. 1
AARP Local Chapter Meeting. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., covered dish lunch at noon, followed by the regular meeting at 1 p.m. Speaker: Attorney June Showfety. Contact: Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714.
Red Cross blood drive, 2-6:30 p.m., Shiloh Methodist Church, 234 S. Main St., Granite Quarry.
FRIDAY, Sept. 2
Kidsí Night Out, Downtown Salisbury, 5-9 p.m., with activities for kids, shops open late, entertainment and live music around downtown. St. John’s Lutheran Church tours, 6-8 p.m.
Sunset Run for Rowan County United Way, 8 p.m., registration $25 in advance, $30 on race day, 200 block of North Main Street. (Half-mile Fun run, 7:30 p.m., registration $10)
United Way kickoff downtown during Kids Night Out.
SATURDAY, Sept. 3
Salisbury Historic Trolley, Salisbury-Rowan County Visitors Center, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tours begin and end at the Salisbury-Rowan County Visitor’s Center, 204 E. Innes St. Prices are $8 for adults, children 4 to 10 $5, and under 4 are free. For more info, call 800-332-2343 or 704-638-3100.
MONDAY, Sept. 5
Labor Day Picnic and Membership Roundup Children and Youth Committee of J.C. Price American Legion Post 107 and Auxiliary, noon to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, potato chips, drinks and watermelon. Children under 6 must be accompanied by adult. Bring school supplies for needy students.
TUESDAY, Sept. 6
Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 3 p.m., Rowan County Administration Building, 130 W. Innes St.
Salisbury City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall
Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, 3:30 pm, Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church St., SE, Concord.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7
Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd.
THURSDAY, Sept. 8
Beginning Runnersí Class kick off, 6 p.m., Salisbury Civic Center, eight consecutive Thursdays, $55 for new runners, free for members of Salisbury-Rowan Runners.
FRIDAY, Sept. 9
Cabarrus County Fair, Sept. 9-17, Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4759 Hwy 49 N. Concord. www.cabarruscounty.us/government/departments/fair
SATURDAY, Sept. 10
Memories of Yesteryears, at The Price of Freedom Museum, Weaver and Patterson roads, with barbecue cook-off. Fundraiser for We Care Ministry and The Price of Freedom Museum, and remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001. Displays and museum open at 9 a.m.; cook-off 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, contact Bob Mault at 704-857-7474.
Annual Meeting, Rowan Iredell Volunteer Fire Department, 7 p.m., Chenault Road, Cleveland. All property owners are invited to attend.
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 www.spgifts.com or call Pam at 704-636-4121.
Love & Revenge & Politics: Writing to Feel Better, led by Alan Michael Parker, Weathers Creek. www.weatherscreek.net/.
Patronís Ball for Rowan Regional Medical Center Foundation, Peeler Crystal Lounge, Robertson College Community Center, Catawba College.
SUNDAY, Sept. 11
10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Commemoration Community Event, 5 p.m., Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, Catawba College.
Punt, Pass and Kick, 2 p.m., Catawba College. No charge. For more information, call Hall Gym at 704-638-5289.
MONDAY, Sept. 12
Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m., SunTrust Bank, Downtown Salisbury, for members of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce.
Kannapolis City Council, workshop meeting, 6 p.m., Train Station, 201 S. Main St.
TUESDAY, Sept. 13
Salisbury Post Senior Expo, Salisbury Mall, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
SATURDAY, Sept. 17
Kannapolis Kares Day, 7 a.m., Cannon YMCA
Mulch Give-Away, Town of Spencer Public Works Department, 704-633-5331.
Flight of Honor, carries veterans to Washington, D.C., to see World War II memorial and other sights.
MONDAY, Sept. 19
Rowan County Fair, 60th year, Sept. 19-24, between I-85 and Old Concord Road at 1560 1560 Julian Road. www.rowancountyfair.org/home
Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, 6:30 pm, Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church St., SE, Concord.
FRIDAY, Sept. 23
First day of autumn.
Fall Convocation, Livingstone College, 10 a.m., Varick Auditorium.
Thomas the Tank Engine visits N.C. Transportation Museum, Sept. 23-25 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Tickets on sale at 866-468-7630 or www.nctrans.org.
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
Chrysanthemum sale, 8 a.m.-noonSpencer Womanís Club. $5 each, 8-inch pots. Pre-order at 704-636-7836.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28
Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset.
THURSDAY, Sept. 29
An Evening With John Hart, 7th Annual Summer Reading Challenge, 7 p.m., Trinity Oaks Retirement Community Center.
Early release, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, with required workday Friday.
Cabarrus County Government 101, free eight-week course begins, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Cabarrus County Governmental Center, 65 Church St. S., Concord. For more information, contact Aimee Hawkins at 704-920-2336.
SATURDAY, Oct. 1
North Rowan Alumni Association Annual Meeting, 9 a.m., at the high school.
Autumn Jubilee, Dan Nicholas Park, Saturday and Sunday.
MONDAY, Oct. 10
THURSDAY, Oct. 13
Fall break, Livingstone College, Oct. 13-14.
FRIDAY, Oct. 14
Homecoming, North Rowan High School. Alumni After Party for those 21 and above at Wrenn House.
SATURDAY, Oct. 22
Livingstone College Homecoming
THURSDAY, Oct. 27
Spencer Candidate Forum, 7 p.m., Spencer Womanís Club, 100 Third St. For information, call Marla Gobbel,704-637-0365, or Alane Mills, 704-636-2969.