Town crier

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 2, 2011

TODAY
Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 3 p.m., 130 W. Innes St.
Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, 3:30 p.m., 65 Church St., SE, Concord.
Landis Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 312 S. Main St., Landis.
Cleveland Town Board of Commissioners, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 302 E. Main St.
Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam, exhibition at Waterworks Visual Art Center, 123 E. Liberty St., through Nov. 19.
New Works by Mona Wu, exhibition at Waterworks Visual Art Center, through Nov. 19.
Outside/Inside exhibition, Rail Walk Gallery, through Oct. 22.
Red Cross Blood Drive, St. Paulís Lutheran Church, 2:30-7 p.m., 205 St. Paul Church Road.
Kannnapolis History Associates, 7 p.m., Rotary Hall, 211 West Ave., Kannapolis. Featuring Dr. Gary Freeze on ěThe Hidden History of Mayberry.î
TUESDAY, Oct. 4
Salisbury City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall, 217 S. Main St.
China Grove Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., 308 E. Centerview St., China Grove.
N.C. Humanities Road Scholar Program, 7 p.m., Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., featuring Bernie Harberts on ěHoofing It: Traveling by Mule across North Carolina.î
THURSDAY, Oct. 6
Chamber of Commerce Women in Business networking, 5-6:30 p.m., Gateway Building, 204 E. Innes St. 704-633-4221.
Mental Illness Awareness Week Celebration of Success Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St.
AARP Local Chapter Meeting, 1-2 p.m., Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Followed by ice cream social. 704-216-7714.
Piedmont Players presents ěDreamgirlsî ó Oct. 6-8 and 12-15 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Harvest Moon, OctoberTour patrons party, home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Graham.
FRIDAY, Oct. 7
OctoberTour Luncheon, St. Lukeís Parish House. www.HistoricSalisbury.org.
OctoberTour Night Out, 5-9 p.m., Downtown Salisbury.
St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., sanctuary and chapel tours, 6 to 8 p.m.
Haunted Trolley Tour, every Friday and Saturday in October. Start at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Adults $15, students $12, kids 5 and under free.
Salisbury Ghost Walk, every Friday and Saturday in October at 7, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., 130 W. Innes St. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations: boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or 704-642-1734.
Fish for Fun Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Granite Lake Park, 500 N. Salisbury Ave., Granite Quarry. Register at 704-279-5596, ext. 201.
Saturday, Oct. 8
OctoberTour, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation. Ten historic sites. Tickets $20 ($18 for HSF members in advance only), available day of tour at Henderson Law Office, corner of Church and Fisher streets. events@historicsalisbury.org. 704-636-0103.
Flapjack Fundraiser for David Kinley, 7-10 a.m., Applebeeís Grill & Bar, 1240 Concord Pkwy. N., Concord. Admission is $7 and includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, coffee, milk and orange juice. Proceeds to help Kinley family as he awaits liver transplant. For more information, contact Rhonda Kinley at 302-465-2052.
Salisbury Historic Trolley, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m, Salisbury-Rowan County Visitor’s Center, 204 E. Innes St. Adults $8, Children 4-10 $5, under 4 free. For more info, call 704.638.3100. www.visitsalisburync.com
Salisbury Symphony concert, ěGreat Legends,î 7:30 p.m., Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College.
Kannapolis Fire Department Open House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fire Station One, 300 Firehouse Drive.
Pumpkin Patch and Mum sale, Oct. 8-31,Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Road. Monday-Friday 1-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon-4 p.m. or call 704-431-4998. Proceeds benefit the family life center.
Dinner and Ghost Cemetery Tour, Historical Cemetery at Mt. Zion UCC, 1415 S. Main St., China Grove, 6:30-8:30 p.m.. Tickets $20. Call church office, 704-857-1169
Mocksville Four Oaks Festival ó 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Junkerís Outdoor Theater, free, bring a chair, 336-909-2263, www.historicdowntownmocksville.com
SUNDAY, Oct. 9
Histories and Mysteries Storytelling, 2-4 p.m. open house at the China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St., China Grove. Includes tours, refreshments. Information, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org , 704-216-7728.
Red Cross Blood Drives, 12:30-5:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, Rockwell; and 1-5:30 p.m., First Reformed Church, Landis.
MONDAY, Oct. 10
Columbus Day
Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education work session, 5 p.m., 110 S. Long St., East Spencer.
Rockwell Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 202 E. Main St., Rockwell.
Kannapolis City Council, 6 p.m., Kannapolis Train Station located at 201 S. Main St.
Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam, exhibition at Waterworks Visual Art Center, Through Nov. 19.
Red Cross Blood Drive, 1-5:30 p.m., Elizabeth Hanford Dole Chapter ARC, 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd.
Chapter 909 Vietnam Veterans of America, 7 p.m., Cabarrus Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave SE (NC 73 East), Concord. Light eal at 6:30 p.m.. For further information, contact Nelson Lee at 704-467-2246 or Bob Downer at 980-621-8735.
TUESDAY, Oct. 11
Rowan County Board of Health, 6:30 p.m., Health Department, 1811 E. Innes St.
Meet Your Neighbor: Persons with Disabilities, 6:30-7:45 p.m., Salisbury Civic Center. sponsored by the Covenant Community Connection.
Faith Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 100 N. Main St., Faith.
Salisbury Planning Board, 4 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 217 S. Main St.
Spencer Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Spencer Municipal Building, 600 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12
Uwharrie Clipper, Second Wednesday Lecture Series, 1 p.m., Bob Julian Roundhouse, NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Museum admission fees apply. www.nctrans.org, 704-636-2889
AARP Driver Safety Class, 12:30ń5 p.m., at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members, payable upon arrival for class. Space is limited; pre-register by calling 704-216-7714.
Piedmont Players presents ěDreamgirlsî ó Oct. 12-15 at 7:30 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
THURSDAY, Oct. 13
Fall break, Livingstone College, Oct. 13-14.
N.C. State Fair, Raleigh, Oct. 13-23.
Distinguished CEO Lecture Series, featuring James Morgan, CEO of Krispy Kreme, 11 .am., Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, reception to follow. Open to the public.
AARPís ěWe Need to Talkî seminar, 7-8:30 p.m., Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Developing conversations with older family members about driving habits. Pre-register by calling 704-216-7714.
ěHonoring the Legacy, Embracing the Future: Public Policy Challenges Ahead,î 6:30 p.m., Eileen Hanson-Kelly, sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch, second floor Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road. 704-798-2574.
The Jazz Loft Project Book Signing and Reception, 6:30 p.m. until, Literary Book Post, 110 S Main St., featuring the Ron Free Jazz Trio. A portion of proceeds go to the Rowan Blues & Jazz Society. Tickets $10. jazzloft.eventbrite.com/
Friends of the Stanly County Library Fall Book Sale, 4-7 p.m. Thursday (Friends members only), 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. FRIDAY, Oct. 14
Home School Day, N.C. Transportation Museum. Contact Vickie Peacock for more information. 704-636-2889 ext. 232
Chamber of Commerce Friday Forum at the Gateway, 7:30 -9 a.m., sponsored by Plant Rowan, Southern Power. 704-633-4221
Homecoming, North Rowan High School. Alumni After Party for those 21 and above at Wrenn House.
Chamber of Commerce Friday Forum, 7:30-9 a.m., ěThe Rowan County Tourism Economy.î Gateway Building, 204 E. Innes St. 704-633-4221.
Haunted Trolley Tour, every Friday and Saturday night in October. Tours start at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Adults $15, students $12, kids 5 and under free.
Salisbury Ghost Walk, every Friday and Saturday in October at 7, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., beginning at 130 W. Innes St. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations: boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or 704.642.1734
SATURDAY, Oct. 15
Blues and Jazz Festival, 4-11 p.m., 200 W. Fisher St. Gates open at 12:30 p.m. Legendary womenís blues and jazz bands. Admission $15. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org.
Sacred Heart Fall Festival, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., including Louisiana Turkey Gumbo lunch and dinner, Knights of Columbus 5K (9a.m.), talent show, cruise-in and more. www.sacredheartfallfestival.com
Rhoer Club meeting and monthly chapter meeting, Lambda Epsilon Sigma Salisbury Alumnae of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, 1 and 2 p.m., Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. The chapter is taking applications for the Rhoer Club for middle and high school girls.
CARFIT program, 11:30 a.m.ń2:30 p.m., Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, sponsored by AARP. Offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles ěfitî them. Pre-register by calling 704-216-7714.
Salisbury Historic Trolley, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m, Salisbury-Rowan County Visitor’s Center, 204 E. Innes St. Adults $8, Children 4-10 $5, under 4 free. For more info, call 704.638.3100. www.visitsalisburync.com
WIP First Annual Gospel Fest, Oct. 15, 11a.m.-6p.m., Kelsey Scott Park. Vendors welcome, setup charge, $50. Respond by Sept. 30. Call Paula Tripp, 704-431-9355; Tina Phillips, 704-232-4154; or Melissa Gladden, 704-754-1813. Rain date, Oct. 22.
Safe Kids Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Granite Lake Park, 500 N. Salisbury Ave., Granite Quarry. Register at 704-279-5596 ext. 201.
The All-Gershwin Revue, 7:30 p.m, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, Adults $20, students $5.
Antique Automobile Club of America Show, N.C. Transportation Museum, sponsored by the Furnitureland Chapter of the AACA, members-only show. Spectators welcome 10 a.m.–3 p.m., free. 704-636-2889
MONDAY, Oct. 17
Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m., Carillon Assisted Living. 704-633-4221.
Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 6 p.m., 130 W. Innes St. (Shown on Access16 Thursday, Saturday and Monday following the meeting at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.)
Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam, exhibition at Waterworks Visual Art Center, Through Nov. 19.
TUESDAY, Oct. 18
Salisbury City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall, 217 S. Main St. (Shown on Access16 Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays at 9 a.m., 3 p.m., 8 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 19
Livingstone College Homecoming weekend, beginning with the coronation of Miss Livingstone College 7 p.m. Wednesday in Varick Auditorium. Highlights include Alumni Convocation at 10 a.m. Friday in Varick, parade Saturday morning downtown and homecoming football game 1:30 p.m, Saturday in Alumni Memorial Stadium. 704-216-6009
THURSDAY, Oct. 20
Salisbury City Council Candidate Forum, 6-7:30 p.m., Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner School of Business, Catawba College. Submit questions to editor@salisburypost.com.
Piedmont Farmers Market opens year-round indoors, 1200 West Ave. (former Cannon towel store), Kannapolis, 3-4:45 p.m., reopening 5-8 p.m. for Harvest Gala ($25 per person). Regular hours for the year-round market are Thursdays, 3-6 p.m.
FRIDAY, Oct. 21
Catawba College Homecoming weekend. Alumni Golf Tournament 2:30 p.m. Friday, McCanless Golf Course; Alumni Reception 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, President’s House. Saturday activities: football game 1:30 p.m., followed by reception in Goodman Gymís Kirkland Lobby, Men’s Basketball Blue/White game at 4:30 p.m.; the Vernaculars All Star Concert at 7p.m. or Fresh Faces! performance in the Florence-Busby-Corriher Theatre at 7:30 p.m.
38th Annual Carolina BalloonFest, Friday-Sunday, Statesville Regional Airport. To learn more visit www.CarolinaBalloonFest.com
Haunted Trolley Tour, every Friday and Saturday night in October. Tours start at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Adults $15, students $12, kids 5 and under free.
Salisbury Ghost Walk, every Friday and Saturday in October at 7, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., beginning at 130 W. Innes St. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations: boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or 704.642.1734
SATURDAY, Oct. 22
The Tarheel Traveler: Stories From the Road, N.C. Transportation Museum, featuring WRAL reporter Scott Mason. www.nctrans.org, 704-636-2889
Salisbury Historic Trolley, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m, Salisbury-Rowan County Visitor’s Center, 204 E. Innes St. Adults $8, Children 4-10 $5, under 4 free. For more info, call 704.638.3100. www.visitsalisburync.com
Too Much Sylvia at Brick Street Live, 7:30-9:30 p.m, Castaways Seafood and Oyster Bar, 1515 Barringer St. Admission $5; call 704.637.5363 or go to www.brickstreetlive.com. No coolers. www.brickstreetlive.com, 704-637-5363
MONDAY, Oct. 24
Kannapolis City Council 6 p.m. at the train station, 201 S. Main St.
Salisbury-Rowan Board of Education, 5 p.m., 110 S. Long St., East Spencer.
ěForks Over Knives,î Learn and Live Film Series and discussion, 7 p.m., free, events room of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building, N.C. Research Campus, Kannapolis.
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.
FRIDAY, Oct. 28
Master Gardeners Fall Fun Days and Plant Sale.
Haunted Trolley Tour, Friday and Saturday,7 and 8:30 p.m. Adults $15, students $12, kids 5 and under free.
Salisbury Ghost Walk, Friday and Saturday at 7, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., beginning at 130 W. Innes St. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations: boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or 704.642.1734
Early release, Rowan-Salisbury Schools.
SATURDAY, Oct. 29
Halloween Funfest, 3-6 p.m., First Bank parking lot, corner of Innes and Church streets. Tickets 25 cents each, unlimited ride armbands $5.
Gold Hill Ghost Tours, 6-9 p.m., Russell-Rufty Shelter. Adults $5, under 5 freet.
Salisbury Historic Trolley, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m, Salisbury-Rowan County Visitor’s Center, 204 E. Innes St. Adults $8, Children 4-10 $5, under 4 free. For more info, call 704.638.3100. www.visitsalisburync.com
The Virginia Autumn Special Excursion, N.C. Transportation Museum. www.nctrans.org/Events/Excursions.aspx. 704-636-2889
SUNDAY, Oct. 30
The Georgia Autumn Special Excursion, N.C. Transportation Museum, www.nctrans.org/Events/Excursions.aspx, 704-636-2889
Spooky Sprint 5K, 2 p.m., Catawba College stadium, sponsored by Rowan Rotary. spookysprint5k@carolina.rr.com, 704-202-8143
MONDAY, Oct. 31
Halloween, trick or treat.
Protected Teacher Workday in Rowan-Salisbury Schools.
TUESDAY, Nov. 1
All Saints Day
THURSDAY, Nov. 3
Rowan County Chamber of Commerce Annual Membership Meeting, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn. $30 includes reception. RSVP 704-633-4221.
FRIDAY, Nov. 4
Commemorative Classic for Livingstone College and Johnson C. Smith University, pregame symposium, Friday and Saturday, The Park Expo Center in Charlotte.
NAACP Harvest Banquet & Scholarship Celebration, 6 p.m., Holiday Inn of Salisbury. 704-636-8461.
MONDAY, Nov. 7
Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam, exhibition at Waterworks Visual Art Center, Through Nov. 19.
MONDAY, Nov. 14
Through a Soldier’s Eyes: Remembering Vietnam, exhibition at Waterworks Visual Art Center, Through Nov. 19.
ěFood Stamped,î Learn and Live Film Series and discussion, 7 p.m., free, events room of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory building, N.C. Research Campus, Kannapolis.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 16
Second Wednesday Lecture Series, 1 p.m., Brian Moffitt on early travel in the state, Bob Julian Roundhouse, NC Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Museum admission fees apply. www.nctrans.org, 704-636-2889
THURSDAY, Dec. 1
Chamber of Commerce Women in Business networking, 5-6:30 p.m., Gateway Building, 204 E. Innes St. RSVP 704-633-4221.
MONDAY, Dec. 12
Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m., Jack & Gigi Enterprises at Victory Wealth Management, RSVP 704-633-422

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