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Town Crier

TODAY
Columbus Day.
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.
Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education work session, cancelled.
Zumba Class. Dance yourself into shape. Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Christ United Methodist Church, N.C. 150, Salisbury. Call 704-798-4811 or email o2bamom@att.net
Kannapolis City Board of Education, 5 p.m., Administrative Office, 100 Denver St.
Mike Beitler, candidate for North Carolina Secretary Of State, speaks at Cabarrus Republican Women, 7 p.m., The Village Church, 9280 Davidson Highway, Concord. RSVP to CabarrusRepublicanWomen@gmail.com or 704-621-6984.
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.
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.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ěThe Women,î through Oct. 16, Tickets $15/$12/ $10, satiric comedy, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
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.)
Faith Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 100 N. Main St., Faith.
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.
Julia B. Duncan Players present ěThe Wobble of Lifeî ó 7:30 p.m., Oct. 28-30 and Nov. 4-5; 3 p.m., Nov. 6. Livingstone College Tubman Little Theatre.
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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