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Town crier, week of Dec. 12

Today
• Blood Drive, noon-4:30 p.m., American Red Cross EH Dole Chapter, 1930 Jake Alexander Blvd., co-sponsored by Central Carolina Insurance Agency. Call 704-633-3854 for appointment, walk-ins welcome.
• Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 5-7 p.m., Jack & Gigi Enterprises at Victory Wealth Management, RSVP 704-633-422
• Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 909, Concord, chapter Christmas Party 6:30 p.m., Cabarrus Senior Center, 331 Corban Ave SE. Bring a $5 dollar wrapped gift. For Vietnam Veterans, Vietnam Era Veterans, spouses. Nelson Lee 704-467-2246, Bob Downer 980-621-8735.
• Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education work session, 5 p.m., 110 S. Long Street, East Spencer,
• Rockwell Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 202 E. Main St., Rockwell.
• Kannapolis City Council, 6 p.m., Train Station, 201 S. Main St.
• Kannapolis Board of Education, 5 p.m., KCS Administrative Offices, 100 Denver St.
• Last week of exhibit, “Mark of the Fire: Wood and Soda Fired Pottery,” Pottery 101 at 101 S. Main St., 10 a.m-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10 a.m-6 p.m. Saturday. 704-209-1632.
TUESDAY, Dec. 13
• Rowan Public Library “Nutcracker” program, 6 p.m., music and sample performances with the ballerinas from the Piedmont Dance Theater. In partnership with Salisbury Symphony, free, light refreshments.
• The Rowan History Club, 7 p.m.: David Goldfield, author of “America Aflame: How The Civil War Created A Nation.” Messinger Room of Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St., use rear entrance. 704-633-5946, rowanmuseum@carolina.rr.com
Rowan Republicans, tonight, 7 p.m., Christmas social with snacks, drinks and fellowship; Commissioner’s Chambers, 130 W. Innes St. Questions, call Greg Edds, chairman, 704-636-8070.
• 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 Municupal Building, 600 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer.
• Rowan County Board of Health, 6:30 p.m., Community Room, Rowan County Health Department, 1811 E. Innes St.
• Outlook Readers book discussion group of AAUW (American Association of University Women), Salisbury branch, 10:30 a.m. Trinity Oaks special events room, 728 Klumac Road.Brunetta Franklin, 704-798-2574, brunetta3@aol. com, salisbury-nc.aauw.net
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14
• Piedmont Players presents “It Runs in the Family,” 7:30 p.m., $15, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5946.
THURSDAY, Dec. 15
• Piedmont Players presents “It Runs in the Family,” 7:30 p.m., $15, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5946.
• Human Relations Council, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 217 S. Main St.
• Us Too! International Prostate Education and Support Group, 5:30 p.m., Clay Classroom, 4th floor, Rowan Regional’s patient tower, 704-642-2471.
• Free clothing distribution every Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Forest Hill United Methodist Church, basement of The Ministry Center, 251 N. Union St., Concord.
FRIDAY, Dec. 16
• firstARTS presents fridays@ first, Advent series, noon, “Winter Jazz,” Bill and Nancy Stanback Rehearsal Hall, First United Methodist Church of Salisbury, 217 S. Church St., free. 704-636-3121, www.fumcsalisbury.org
• Benefit for Santoria Jordan, 6 p.m., “Win the Battle of AML (Acute Myeloid Leukemia),” a program of singing and giving in support of Ms. Jordan who is scheduled for a January bone marrow transplant. Love Christian Center, 102 N. Long St, East Spencer.
• Piedmont Players presents “It Runs in the Family,” 7:30 p.m., $15, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5946.
SATURDAY, Dec. 17
• Children’s Christmas Party, 4-7 p.m. at Post Building, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, Salisbury. Event schedule: 4 pm, Welcome, music; 5 pm, Storytelling featuring Dr. Patricia Trueblood; 5:30 pm Christmas carols, prizes; 6 pm, Refreshments; 6:30 pm, Karaoke and Christmas carols; 7 pm, Candy and fruit. Sponsored by Children and Youth Committee and members of J.C. Price American Legion Post 107.
• Camp Christmas Child Care, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., F&M Trolley Barn, 125 E. Liberty St. Complete your downtown Christmas shopping while children ages 5-12 are attended and engaged with arts, crafts, entertainment; snacks provided, reservations recommended. Laura Potter, Rowan County Youth Services Bureau, 704-633-5636, ext. 104,
• Downtown Mocksville horse and buggy rides, 6:30- 8 p.m., $7 , children 5 & under free. www.historicdowntownmocksville.com
• Piedmont Players presents “It Runs in the Family,” 7:30 p.m., $15, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5946.
SUNDAY, Dec. 18
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