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Town Crier, week of April 30

Today, April 30
• Rowan County Board of Commissioners special meeting, 8 a.m.
• St. Thomas Players ‘Dinner With Friends’ auditions — 7 p.m., today-tomorrow, Center for Faith & the Arts 207 W. Harrison St., mbarnes@catawba.edu
• Old Courthouse Youth Theatre ‘Alice in Wonderland’ auditions— 7-9 p.m., today-tomorrow, ages 8-18. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
TUESDAY, May 1
• Dedication of Patriots Flag Concourse and Memorial, 11 a.m., City Park, corner N. Jackson and Miller streets. Address by Judge John L. Holshouser, songs by Teresa Moore Mitchell. Open to all.
• Rowan Parkinson’s Support Group, 1 p.m.,First Presbyterian Church Education Building, Fisher St. 704-633-3181.
• Diabetes afternoon support group, 2 p.m., Education Resource Center, 4th floor Rowan Regional patient tower. Free. 704-10-5771.
• 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.)
• Cannon Memorial Lodge No. 626 A.F.&A.M. Stated Communication at 7 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., Kannapolis Masonic Center, 704 S. Main St., www.cml626.org
• Inaugural Rowan/Cabarrus County Western Carolina University Alumni Chapter meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., Captain’s Galley Seafood Shack, S. Main St., China Grove. Steve Williams (1972), 704-431-0676, sfwms_78@yahoo.com
• Rowan County Veteran Council, 6:30 p.m., for location call Homer 704-636-5688 or Hercules 704-798-2032.
• China Grove Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 308 E. Centerview St., China Grove.
• Bariatric Support Group, 7-8 p.m., RRMC classroom A2A. Suzie Dinse, RN, 704-210-5474.
WEDNESDAY, May 2
• Salisbury Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-noon, corner South Main and Bank streets.
• Salisbury Community Appearance Commission grants review committee meeting, 3:30 p.m., Council Chamber, 217 S. Main St.
• Community Appearance Commission, 4 p.m., City Council Chambers, 217 S. Main St.
• Living in Pink, 6 p.m., large classroom, RRMC Tower A. Vicki Rhyne, 704-633-7555, 704-640-8088.
THURSDAY, May 3
• AARP local chapter, 1 p.m., Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Renee Gray, Janet Isenhour of TenderHearted Home Care, 704-216-7714.
• Rowan Salisbury High School Exhibition reception,5-6:30 p.m., exhibit through May 12. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., www.waterworks.org
• Surviving Stroke support group, 6:15-7:45 p.m.,Imaging & Physical Rehabilitation Center, Rowan Regional Medical Park Julian Road, Exit 74 off I-85. 704-210-6918.
• Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge Stated Communications, 7 p.m., dinner 6 p.m.
• Eureka Lodge #45, 7 p.m., 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. 704-636-3267 or 7040-798-2032.
• Brick Street Live concert by Blue Monday, on Fisher Street, general admission $5, www.brickstreetlive.com, 704-637-5363
FRIDAY, May 4
• China Grove Farmers Market season opening, 4-7 p.m., China Grove Roller Mill on Main Street, every Friday May-Sept.
• Teens With A Mission 5K Run, First Presbyterian Church, Salisbury. Fun Run 7:30 p.m., 5K Run/Walk 8 p.m.
• Home School Day at NC Transportation Museum, Spencer. Fee, reservations at 704-636-2889 ext. 232, www.nctrans.org
• Spring NCTM Rail Camp at NC Transportation Museum, Spencer. Fee, reservations at 704-636-2889 ext. 257, www.nctrans.org
• Rowan Public Library book sale through Monday, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8228.
• ‘Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales,’ 7:30 p.m., Looking Glass Artist Collective black box theater, for ages 13 and up, tickets at the door or deedeestewartproject.ticketleap.com
SATURDAY, May 5
• Salisbury Farmers Market, 7 a.m.-noon, corner of South Main and Bank streets.
• Lexington Farmer’s Market opening day, 8 a.m.-noon, Historic Train Depot, 29 Railroad St.
• Goldmine Toastmasters, 8:30 a.m., Fairfield Inn, 30330 Cloverleaf Plaza, Kannapolis.
• Down and Dirty Mud Run, South Rowan YMCA, 950 Kimball Road, China Grove, registration begins 6:30 a.m.
• Simple Living Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road: music, crafts, special programming, www.dannicholas.net
• ‘It’s A Spring Thing!’— 10 a.m.-4 p.m., food, music, wine tasting, vendors, bee yard, nature trail, picnic area, cutting garden, greenhouse flowers, vegetable plants, petting zoo. Free admission, parking. SandyCreek Farm, 3160 S Hwy 150, Lexington, between Reeds and Tyro. www.sandycreekfarm150.com
• 16th annual multicultural festival– 10 a.m.–5 p.m., The City of Lexington’s one-day family oriented cultural explosion at Finch Park. www.Facebook. com/lexingtonrecreation, www.lexingtonnc.net, 336-248-3960.
• Salisbury Historic trolley tour, 11 a.m., tour begins and end at Visitor’s Center, 204 E. Innes St. 704-638-3100, www.visitsalisburync.com
• ‘Dirty Barbie and Other Girlhood Tales,’ 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, Looking Glass Artist Collective black box theater, for ages 13 and up, tickets at the door or deedeestewartproject.ticketleap.com
• Big Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Music by the Highlighters. $5, bring a snack. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
SUNDAY, May 6
• Memorial Ride for Hospice of NC — Registration 10 a.m. at Kohls, kickstands up 11 a.m., cookout 2 p.m. at Dan Nicholas Park. 336-596-9011.
• Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘110 in the Shade’ — 2:30 p.m., 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
• RCCA presents The Artie Shaw Orchestra, 3 p.m., Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St., www.rccamusic.com
• 3rd annual Buck Hurley Triathlon, J.F. Hurley YMCA, 7:45 a.m., 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

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