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30th North Carolina Troops Civil War Reenactment Company, Southern Rowan County-Cabarrus County. Portrays Civil War era military company, attends events in NC, SC, Va. Portrays both Confederate as 30th NCT and Union as 9th Penn S.R. • • www.30thnct.org.

63rd NC State Troops Civil War Reenactment Company
Davie, Rowan, Cabarrus Counties. Portrays Civil War era military company, attends events in NC, SC, Va. Portrays both Confederate as 63rd NCST and Union as 7th W.V. Cavalry Dismounted. Mounted Troopers also welcome • • http://63rdncst.spaces.live.com

Davidson Guards SCV Camp 1851
6 p.m. second Tuesdays, Speedy’s BBQ, Lexington.Guests speakers, presentations, public welcome • • Michael A. Scott, commander, 336-225-3668. davidsonguards@ triad.rr.com

Genealogical Society of Rowan County
7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Rowan Public Library main branch • • To promote genealogical research in Rowan County and preservation of our heritage. Open to all interested in genealogical research and who subscribe to the objectives of the Society • • Bob Bruce President, 704-279-1175, thebruceusa42@hotmail.com

Historical Society of South Rowan
Second Thursdays, executive board; general meeting Jan., April, Aug., Nov. • • Meeting room at Roller Mill is available for rent for small events • • Barbara Doby, president, 704-855-8329.

John Knox Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution
10 a.m. second Saturdays, Kerr Mill, Millbridge, unless another location is announced • • Dedicated to patriotism, historical and environmental preservation and citizenship • • Regent Marjorie Aggers, 704-638-0351.

Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution
10:30 a.m. third Wednesdays, September-May, various locations • • To promote patriotic endeavor and historic preservation; awards for educational essay, citizenship • • DAR Room, first floor Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. • • Trudy Hall, 704-638-1271.

Rowan History Club

7 p.m. second Tuesdays, Messinger Room, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. • • For anyone interested in history of Rowan County. Roundtable format allows for 30-45 minute presentation followed by Q&A. No dues, refreshments served. No invitation needed; visitors welcome • • Kaye Brown Hirst, 704-633-5946.

Rowan Rifles Camp 405, Sons of Confederate Veterans
6:30 p.m. second Wednesdays Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library • • Direct heirs of United Confederate Veterans and oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers • • Open to male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in Confederate armed forces. Membership through direct or collateral family lines; kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. Minimum age 12. SCV helps trace lineage to Confederate soldier in family. www.rowanscv.org for events, items of interest about Civil War history • • Steve Poteat, Camp commander, 704-633-7229, rowanscv @carolina.rr.com

Salisbury Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution
A national patriotic, historical and educational society whose members are direct descendents of the Patriots who earned our nation’s Independence • • Grady Hall, 704-638-1271, fgradyhall@msn.com

Salisbury Confederate Prison Association Inc.
Annual meeting at Catawba College during April Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium. $10/year includes 4 issues of newsletter “The Prison Exchange.” Nonprofit group is interested in acquiring information on the Prison and those who were there. Information shared by correspondence, lectures, tours, pamphlets, displays throughout the year and website www.salisburyprison.org. Archaeological dig held in 2005 and “shovel test” in 2012. Raising funds for archaeological research, Museum and Learning Center, and Memorial Park • • Sue J. Curtis, PO Box 393, Salisbury, NC 28145-0393, southpaws@fibrant.com

Samuel Spencer Chapter, National Railway Historical Society
7 p.m. first Mondays, Roundhouse theater, NC Transportation Museum, Spencer • • Membership open, guests welcome. Annual dues based on individual, student, family rates • • Elizabeth Smith, 704-636-2889 ext. 224.

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78
7 p.m., first Wednesdays, Gateway Building • • UDC organized in 1894, Salisbury Chapter third in NC to be formed and 78th in nation. Objectives include historical, educational, benevolent, memorial, patriotic. Ladies age 16+ descendants of individuals who served honorably in the military or civil service or gave material aid may be eligible for membership. Visitors welcome, membership by invitation. Application requires documentation. Chapter sponsors Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium and Children of the Confederacy chapter • • Sue J. Curtis, PO Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0083, southpaws@fibrant.com


Salisbury-Rowan Newcomers
10:30 a.m. third Wednesdays, Civic Center • • For all Rowan residents for bridge, book club, dining out, garden club, informative programs • • Joyce Powel, pres., 704-762-9087 • • Maxine Dvoracek, membership chair, 704-637-0627.


AARP Chapter 4314

1-2:30 p.m. first Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Community service, education, advocacy, leadership, fellowship opportunities. For seniors 50+. Annual chapter dues $3, prorated at $.25 per meeting remaining in the calendar year. Do not have to be retired, visitors welcome. Non-profit, non-partisan organization, one of the largest membership organizations in the country; provides information, resources, advocates on legislative, consumer, legal issues, encourages members to serve the community • • Mission: to enhance quality of life as people age through information, advocacy, service • • Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714.

Council on Aging

1-2 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • For any local adult interested in pursuing the objectives of the organization • • To educate as well as serve, as a voice on senior issues in Rowan County, including developing strategies for improving conditions for older adults, advocating for older adult needs, public policies to address them as well as promotion of a senior friendly community • • Strictly non-partisan, will not endorse or oppose candidates for political office in local, state, national races • • Rufty-Holmes Senior Center at 704-216-7714.

First United Methodist Church Seniors
Second Tuesdays, Sept. through May at noon • • Lunch, fellowship, program in fellowship hall for covered dish, catered meal, local restaurant, occasional day trips • • Church office, 704-636-3121.

Fun and Fellowship

Fourth Thursdays • • For retirees of Second Presbyterian Church, 704-636-0601.

Joy Club

11 a.m. second Wednesdays, Trading Ford Baptist Church fellowship building, Long Ferry Road. For anyone in the community who is retired or not working • • Trading Ford Baptist Church, 704-633-5986.

Milford Hills Friendly Neighborhood Seniors
11:30 a.m. second Mondays except June-Aug., Milford Hills United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 1630 Statesville Blvd. Covered dish meal unless otherwise advised. For senior citizens who live in the community • • Manie G. Richardson, 704-637-0163.

Organ Church Community Senior Citizens
10:30 a.m. first Tuesdays, Organ Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 704-279-3096.

Powles’s community bingo breakfast
9 a.m. breakfast, fourth Wednesdays Jan.-Oct. at the Rockwell McDonald’s, open to anyone 60 years of age or older. Bingo at 10 • • Russ Roakes, 704-279-7241.

Powles’s TLC group for widows/widowers
Third Wednesdays. Interesting speakers, fun programs, seasonal field trips • • Russ Roakes, 704-279-7241.

Rockwell Young at Heart

10 a.m. second Thursdays, Rockwell Civic Center • • Beatrice Kluttz, 704-279-3903.

Salisbury Singing Seniors

3 p.m. Mondays. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. For singers 55+ • • Floyd Bost, 704-638-9469.

Wesley Fellowship

Third Thursdays at Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 East First St., Kannapolis. All ages welcome • • 704-933-1127.

Young at Heart, China Grove

10 a.m. first Mondays, Langford Hall, First United Methodist Church, China Grove. Open to senior citizens of the area • • Brenda Seamon, 704-857-6339.


AAUW (American Association of University Women), Salisbury branch
6:30 p.m. second Thursdays, September-June, Trinity Oaks special events room • • 10:30 a.m. second Tuesdays September-June, second floor special events room, Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road • • AAUW addresses equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, research • • Brunetta Franklin, president, 704-798-2574, brunetta3@aol. com, http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net

Albemarle Aglow

10 a.m. first Saturdays, Pure Heart Family Church, 1926-B Hwy 52 N., Albemarle • • 9:45 prayer before meeting, covered dish lunch after meeting • • Pattie Rudat, president, 704-983-1197, wwwalbemarleaglow.org

Brunch Bunch, Cabarrus Christian Women
9:30-11:30 a.m. third Thursdays, Cabarrus Country Club, 3347 Weddington Road, NW, Concord • • Details on complimentary nursery: Peggy, 704-932-2621 • • Brunch reservations: Phyllis, 704-782-9654.

China Grove Woman’s Club

7 p.m. generally last Monday of month, China Grove Community Building • • Freda Richards, 704-857-5359.

Christian Women of Salisbury

11:30 a.m. third Wednesdays, J.F. Hurley YMCA board/conference room • • $9.50 buffet lunch; reservations required • • Loretta Burleyson, 704-855-4844.

Red Hats: Chapeaux Rouge Divas
Geraldine Terry, Queen mother, 704-212-2778

Salisbury Woman’s Club

11:30 a.m. second Wednesdays at the clubhouse, 1237 W. Innes St. • • To unite members into a charitable organization of volunteers for the promotion of education, community service, fellowship, leadership development • • Angelia S. Bates, president, carolinagirl669@yahoo.com, 704-267-4258 , www.salisburywomansclub.org or Facebook

Salisbury International Woman’s Club
7-9 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Sept.-June • • Members act as hostesses with two co-hosts providing snack foods and drinks • • For any woman born outside the U.S. or whose husband was born outside the U.S. • • To provide support and friendship to foreign women to share, celebrate other cultures • • Anna-Karin Goff, president, 704-278-0312, annakarin@ carolina.rr.com

Spencer Woman’s Club

7 p.m. second Thursdays, SWC Clubhouse, 101 Third St., Spencer • • Open to women 21 years+ who live in or have an interest in Spencer. Must attend at least one meeting prior to filling out application to join. $25 annual dues • • Alane Mills, 704-636-2889, 704-636-2969, alanegmills@yahoo.com


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