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Community Calendar

Jan. 2, 7-8 p.m.
First Hooping class with Katie Hopkins: Thursdays and ?Mondays at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, 704-647-0999, faithart@bellsouth.net

Jan. 4, 11 a.m.
JR Adventure Club: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St.; for children of all ages, “Build an Arctic Village.” www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8234.

Jan. 4, 7-10 p.m.
J. F. Hurley Family YMCA: Band Dance with The Delmonicos, $6, bring a snack.

Jan. 5
Deadline to be a “World Book Night” Giver: Selected Givers hand free books on World Book Night April 24. Apply at RPL or www.us.worldbooknight.org

Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.
Partners In Learning presents “Parent CFSEFEL,” 2386 Robin Road, 704-638-9020, epartnersinlearning.org

Jan. 6-7 at 4 and 5 p.m.
PPT youth auditions for “A Thousand Cranes: Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471 www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Jan. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.
Teen Wii Bowling Tournament: RPL South Rowan, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, for middle- and high school teens. 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Jan. 7, 2:30 p.m.
J.F. Hurley Family YMCA
Reorganize your life, presented by Smart Changes, 704-636-0111.

Jan. 8, noon-1 p.m.
First Stretching & Meditation class with Sacha Roberts: Wednesdays at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, 704-647-0999, faithart@bellsouth.net

Jan. 8, 8-2 p.m.
Health Fair at the J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, mobile mammogram, must sign up, fill out insurance paperwork. 704-636-0111.

Jan. 11, 6:30 p.m.
Salisbury Symphony Big Band Bash: Crystal Ballroom, Catawba College, 704-637-4314, salisburysymphony.org

Jan. 11, 11 a.m.
PAC Club: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., “The Five Ancestors and Chinese New Year,” for school-aged children. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Jan. 14, 9 a.m.
Y-Wonders NASCAR tour, lunch, Bank of America Stadium tour. Price includes tickets, transportation, lunch. 704-636-0111.

Jan. 14, 7-9 p.m.
Free concert at RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., guitarist Richard Smith, 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Jan. 14
Winter/Spring art classes and workshops at Waterworks Visual Arts Center begin, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org or pick up brochure during gallery hours.

Jan. 18, 11 a.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday parade: begins downtown on the corner of Liberty and Main Streets, ending at Livingstone College. Post-parade festivities at Miller Center, 1420 West Bank St., until 4:30 p.m.

Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.
The Moondance Orchestra, music of Michael Bublé, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, The Spotlight Dance Company of Salisbury. RMH fundraiser at The Norvell, $10, www.moondanceorchestra.net/ for demo.

Jan. 18, 5-6:30 p.m.
Planetarium Show: Winter Constellations Rooted in Mythology, Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium,1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004.

Jan. 19, 3 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration and Humanitarian Awards Day, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave. Levonia M. Corry, 704-636-6547.

Jan. 20, 7:30 a.m.
MLK breakfast and program at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd., followed by procession to the Freedman Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. for a brief ceremony.

Jan. 21, 7 p.m.
Friends of RPL informational meeting, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St.,on trip to the Pacific Northwest and California in August, Melody Moxley, 704-216-8230.

Jan. 21, 7:30 p.m.
Catawba Collge Community Forum in the Tom Smith Auditorium. Topic TBA.

Jan. 21-24
Salisbury Academy Family Drop In Week, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd, N., 704-636-3002, www.salisburyacademy.org

Jan. 23, noon-5:30 p.m.
Salisbury Academy Summer Camp Fair: Camp programs on site to provide information. Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd, N., 704-636-3002, www.salisburyacademy.org
 

Jan. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
Preview Night at Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd, N., 704-636-3002, www.salisburyacademy.org

Jan. 24-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

Jan. 25, 6:30-11 p.m.
Waterworks 9th Annual Oyster Roast: F&M Trolley Barn, 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Jan. 27, 5:30-7 p.m.
Teen Wii Bowling Tournament, RPL East, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, for middle- and high school teens. 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Jan. 27, 5:45-7:15 p.m.
“SuperFoods” Workshop: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, registration required. 704-216-7734, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Last Saturday every month until Aug., 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Eat Bread to Raise Dough for Communities In Schools of Rowan County. At Panera Bread, 704-797-0210, cisrowan@gmail.com

Jan. 28, 6:30-8 p.m.
Book Bites Book Club, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, discussing “Wicked,” 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Jan. 28, 5:30-7 p.m.
Teen Wii Bowling Tournament, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., for middle- and high school teens. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Now through Jan. 30
Reading with Ringling Brothers: all RPL locations, read your way to a circus ticket for ages 2-12. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.
NC Symphony Concert hosted by Salisbury Symphony, Keppel Auditorium Catawba College, 704-637-4314, salisburysymphony.org

Feb. 1, 11 a.m.
JR Adventure Club: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., children of all ages, “Indoor Garden,” 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 1-March 28
Hidden Picture Coloring Contest: All RPL locations, ages 7-17. Entries accepted until March 28. Contest rules and entry forms at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 411CommunityRead.wordpress.com

Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m.
Partners In Learning presents a Wellness Fair seminar, 2386 Robin Road, 704-638-9020, epartnersinlearning.org

Feb. 8, 11 a.m.
PAC Club: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., “How to Train Your Dragon” for school-aged children. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 8-May 17
Spring Exhibition-Relationships at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Feb. 8-March 1
Independent/HomeSchool students: Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists Exhibitions at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Feb. 11, 6-8 p.m.
Second annual Classic Chicks Film Festival,” RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., registration required. 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 11, 5:30-7 p.m.
Teen Chocolate Festival: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, for middle- and high school teens. 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m.
Mipso in Concert: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb 13-22
“The Count of Monte Cristo” presented by Piedmont Players Theatre, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m.
Opening Reception for “Relationships,” Waterworks Visual Arts Center, plus 5 p.m. gallery talks, 123 E. Liberty Street, 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

Feb. 15, 1-3 p.m.
Teddy Bear Tea Party at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

Feb. 15, 5-6:30 p.m.
Planetarium show: “Sunlight and Shadows,” Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004.

Feb 17-18, 7 p.m.
Auditions for “Chicago,” Piedmont Players Theatre, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 17, 6-8 p.m.
Classic Chicks Film Festival exands to RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, registration required. 704-216-7734, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.
Catawba College Community Forum, Tom Smith Auditorium, topic TBA.

Feb. 20, 5-6:30 p.m.
Opening reception for Independent/Home Schooled student exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center,123 E. Liberty St., www.waterworks.org

Feb. 20, 4:15 p.m.
Book Chats: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, for grade 2, discussing “Mercy Watson to the Rescue,” 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 22
Catawba College Admissions Open House

Feb. 24, 5:30-7 p.m.
Teen Chocolate Festival: RPL East, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, for middle- and high school teens. 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 24, 5:45-7:15 p.m.
“Boost Your Mood” Workshop: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Registration required, 704-216-7734, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
Feb. 25, 5:30-7 p.m.
Teen Chocolate Festival: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., for middle- and high school teens. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Feb. 25-26, 6:55 p.m. and Feb. 27-March 1, 7:30 p.m.
An Evening of Dance Theatre with Ballet Pensacola in Keppel Auditorium. 704-637-4111.

Feb 28-March 8
“A Thousand Cranes,” presented by Piedmont Players Theatre, Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

March 1, 11 a.m.
JR Adventure Club: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., children of all ages, “Blast Off with Air Power”, 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 1
Registration begins for Day Camp/Super Star Camp at Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell, 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Winter Choral Concert, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel at Catawba College, 704-637-4111.

Begin March 3
Swim lessons at Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell, 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

March 3, 4:30 p.m.
Dr. Seuss Birthday Party: RPL East, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, children of all ages, 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 5-29
Elementary School Students: Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists Exhibitions at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

March 6, 4:15 p.m.
Book Chats: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, grades 3-4, discussing “Knights of the Kitchen Table,” 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 6, 11a.m.
Catawba College sponsors the Brady Author’s Symposium: Robertson College Community Center

March 7-14, times vary
Lifeguarding at Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, call for cost and age requirements, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell, 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

March 8, 11 a.m.
PAC Club: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., “Where’s Waldo” for school-aged children. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 8, 7 p.m.
“Music for British and American Composers,” Living Water Church of God, 166 N. Little Texas Road, Kannapolis

March 8, 7 p.m.
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band concert: Dr. Laurence L. Marks, conductor, at McGill Baptist Church, Concord.

March 4-April 1, 6:30 p.m.
Partners In Learning presents “Social and Emotional Competence Training for Teachers of Infants and Toddlers,” 2386 Robin Road, 704-638-9020, epartnersinlearning.org

March 10, 17, 24, 6:30 p.m.
Partners In Learning presents “Keys to Helping Kids Cope with Divorce,” 2386 Robin Road, 704-638-9020, epartnersinlearning.org

March 8, 5:30-8 p.m.
Yatahay! Indian Princess Fun at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum: ages 5-11, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

March 23
Dolls and Dogs, 1st Annual 5k Hot Dog Challenge at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

March 9-April 9
Photography Contest, all RPL locations. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 411CommunityRead.wordpress.com

March 10-15
Shelf Room Contest, all RPL locations, “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 411CommunityRead.wordpress.com

March 11, 5:30-7 p.m.
“Mr. Penumbra’s” Missing Book Scavenger Hunt, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 13, 5-6:30 p.m.
Opening reception for elementary school student exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty Street. www.waterworks.org

March 15, 5 and 7 p.m.
Planetarium Laser Show: “Laser Vinyl, Classic Rock,” Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle. 704-639-3004.
March 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Quest for the Code, RPL, Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 U.S. Hwy. 49 N., Concord. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore,” 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
Blogging for Beginners, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Catawba College Community Forum in the Tom Smith Auditorium, topic TBA.

March 18, 1-2:30 p.m.
Blogging for Beginners, RPL East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell. 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Book Discussion, RPL East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.” 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 20, 9:30-11 a.m.
Blogging for Beginners, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 20, 4 p.m.
Lego Mania, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Part of 411 Community Read partnership, 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 22
Catawba College Admissions Open House

March 22, 10:30 a.m.-noon
“Hidden Messages” Workshop and Photowalk, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Carmina Burana, Salisbury Symphony and seven choirs, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 704-637-4314; salisburysymphony.org

March 24, 5:45-7:15 p.m.
“Going Green” Workshop, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Register at 704-216-7734, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 24, 5:30-7 p.m.
“Mr. Penumbra’s” Missing Book Scavenger Hunt, RPL East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell. 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 25, 5:30-7 p.m.
“Mr. Penumbra’s” Missing Book Scavenger Hunt, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8234 , www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 25-29, 7:30 p.m.
Catawba College presents “The Fantasticks” in the Florence-Busby-Corriher Theatre

March 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
Book Bites Book Club, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 25-26, 4 and 5 p.m.
Youth Auditions for “Nancy Drew: Girl Detective,” Piedmont Players, Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

March 27, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Learn Book Discussion, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 27, 4:15 p.m.
Book Chats: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, for grades 4-5, discussing “From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,” 704-216-7728, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 29, 10 a.m.-noon
Altered Book and Rubber Stamp Crafts, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. 704-216-7734, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

March 31, 6:30 p.m.
Book discussion, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore,” 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

March 31, 7 p.m.
Friends of RPL travel information meeting, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Melody Moxley, 704-216-8230.

April 1, 4:30 p.m.
Clue detective game, RPL East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, ages 7 and up. 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

April 1, 6:30 p.m.
Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for Rowan County, RPL, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8232, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

April 2-23
Middle School Students: Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists Exhibitions at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

April 3, 10, 17, 24, 6 p.m.
Partners In Learning presents “What does STEM look like in preschool and what is STEM anyway,” 2386 Robin Road, 704-638-9020, epartnersinlearning.org

April 3, 6 p.m.
Meet the Author: Robin Sloan, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store,” 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

April 3-5 and 9-12 at 7:30 p.m., April 6 at 2:30 p.m.
Piedmont Players Theatre presents “Chicago,” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., Salisbury. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

April 3, 4:30 p.m.
Clue detective game: RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, ages 7 and up. 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

April 4, 5, 6
17th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium (paid event), Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, UDC, Friendship Banquet, April 4, 5-9 p.m. at Landmark Church; Saturday, April 5, lectures at Catawba College, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, April 6, free public memorial services, 10 a.m.-noon. Symposium Chairman Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com

April 5, 11 a.m.
JR Adventure Club: Lego Mania, RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., kids of all ages. 704-216-8234. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

April 5, 11 a.m.
Lego Mania, RPL East, 110 Broad St., Rockwell, for kids of all ages. 704-216-7842 , www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

April 8, 5:30 p.m.
11th Annual Scrabble Scramble, Rowan County Literacy Council, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Salisbury, $25. Daisy Boyd, 704-216-8266.

April 8-9, 6:55 p.m. and April 10-12, at 7:30 p.m.
Catawba College presents “The Importance of Being Ernest” in the Hedrick Little Theatre.

April 10, 5-6:30 p.m.
Opening reception for Middle School Student Exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. www.waterworks.org
April 12
Catawba College Admissions Junior Open House

April 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Great Book Caper Reading Festival, by RPL and RSSS, at RPL, 201 W. Fisher St. for all ages. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

April 12, 5:30-7 p.m.
“Mr. Penumbra’s Missing Book” Scavenger Hunt: RPL East, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, for middle- and high-school teens. 704-216-7842, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

April 12
CPR/First Aid, Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

April 15, 5:30-7 p.m.
Teen Poetry Slam: RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. Celebrating National Poetry Month. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

April 19, 5-6:30 p.m.
Planetarium Show: “Mighty Meteorites,” Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004.

April 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Spring Fest and Easter Egg Hunt, Village of Gold Hill, www.historicgoldhill.com

April 19, 4-7 p.m.
Gold Hill Men’s Club Oyster Roast, at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. 704-279-7897, www.historicgoldhill.com
April 25- 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

April 25-26
Barbecue Capital Cook-off, Uptown Lexington, South Main Street and East Third Ave., Lexington, 336-249-0383.

April 26-May 17
High School Students:Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists Exhibitions at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

April 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rowan Reading Rendezvous: Friends of Rowan Public Library hosts authors to read, discuss, sell their books. Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8240, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

April 28, 5:45-7:15 p.m.
“Outdoor Exploration” workshop, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Led by Bob Pendergrass of Dan Nicholas Park. Registration required, 704-216-8229, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
May 1, 5-6:30 p.m.
Opening reception for High School Student Exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St., Salisbury. www.waterworks.org

May 2-5
Annual RPL book sale, Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8240, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

May 2 and 3
Lifeguarding Review Class (Recertification), Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. Must have valid lifeguard certification. 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

May 4,5, 7
Catawba College host the Vernacular Concerts, Hedrick Little Theatre

May 7
Winner announced for Spencer Doll & Toy Museum’s “Why I Love My Teacher” essay contest, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

May, 8, 7 p.m
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band concert: Dr. Laurence L. Marks, conductor, Jay M. Robinson High School, Concord.

May 8-17
Piedmont Players Theatre presents “Nancy Drew: Girl Detective,” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

May 8, 7 p.m.
“Dance Suites and Other Delights.” Jay M. Robinson High School, 300 Pitts School Road S.W., Concord.

May 10, 7:30 p.m.
“Out Of This World” Pops Concert, Salisbury Symphony, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, salisburysymphony.org

May 10, 11 a.m.
PAC Club, RPL , 201 W. Fisher St., about “Ramona” series for school-aged children. 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

May 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Gold Rush Days, Gold Hill Village, www.historicgoldhill.com

May 12
Summer Reading registration begins, all RPL locations, for all ages (adults included). 704-216-8234, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

May 17, 1 p.m.
Patriotic Program and Bestowal Service, free, Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library. Chapter President Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com

May 17
Salisbury Academy Kidsbloom at Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd, N., 704-636-3002, www.salisburyacademy.org

May 17
Salisbury Academy 5K and Fun Run at Salisbury Community Park, sponsored by Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd, N., 704-636-3002, www.salisburyacademy.org

May 17-25
Lifeguarding, Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. Must be 15 prior to first day of class. 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

May 17, 5 and 7 p.m.
Planetarium Laser Show: “Laser Retro,” Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, 704-639-3004.

May 19, 5:45-7:15 p.m.
“Find Your Stride” workshop, RPL South, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. Led by David Freeze, registration required. 704-216-7734, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or .

May 19-20, 4 and 5 p.m.
Youth auditions for “High School Musical,” PPT, Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

May 24, 7 a.m. check-In
Gold Hill Bike Ride, 50K-100K event: ride starts 9 a.m., Gold Hill Village, www.historicgoldhill.com

May 27-30
Splash Week, Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell. 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

May 30-31, 7 p.m.
Piedmont Players Theatre’s “Night on the Stage” fundraiser, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com
June 7, 1-4 p.m.
Bodacious Second Birthday Bash at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St, Spencer 704-762-9359

June 14
Celebrate Dad at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, all Dads admitted free. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

June 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
SuperHero Day Camp for Boys and Girls at the Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, RSVP by June 18. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

June 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Passion for Fashion Day Camp at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, RSVP by June 25. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

June 3-4, 7 p.m.
Auditions for “Look Homeward Angel,” PPT, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

June 7, 8 p.m.
“Pops at the Post” 10th anniversary, Salisbury Symphony. Salisbury Post parking lot. 704-637-4314.

June 7, 9 a.m.
Gold Hill Rail Trail Hike, American Hiking Society National Trails Day: Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation. Check-in at E. H. Montgomery General Store. Hike begins 9:30 a.m. www.historicgoldhill.com
July 10-19
Piedmont Players Theatre presents “High School Musical,” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

July 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Paper Dolls: Timeless Appeal in a Modern Age at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, RSVP by July 9. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

July 17, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Trains, Planes and Automobiles Day at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, RSVP by Wed July 16. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

July 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Under the Big Top at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, RSVP by July 23. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

July 24-Aug. 2
Piedmont Players Theatre presents “Look Homeward Angel,” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

July 25-26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

July 26, 7:30 p.m.
Village Ghost Walk at Gold Hill’s Village Arbor, www.historicgoldhill.com

July 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Alice In Wonderland (Down the Rabbit Hole) at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, RSVP by Aug. 7, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com
Aug 4, 7 p.m.
Piedmont Players Theatre’s annual meeting: Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Journal It at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, RSVP by Aug. 14. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

Aug. 8
Annual Woodleaf Tomato Trot (5K): Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland, shellseeker@carolina.rr.com

Aug. 16, 9 a.m.
Annual Woodleaf Tomato Festival: Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland, shellseeker@carolina.rr.com

Aug 16, 2-8 p.m.
Hot Summer Nights Cruise-In: Gold Hill Village, www.historicgoldhill.com

Sept. 20, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Hand Made Card Making Class at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, advance registration required. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

Sept 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
25th Annual Gold Hill Founders’ Day at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, www.historicgoldhill.com
Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25, and 31, 7 p.m.
Spencer Haunted Trolley & Museum Tour at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, reservations recommended. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

Oct. 25
Annual Gold Hill Ghost Tour: Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, www.historicgoldhill.com

Oct. 31
Trick or Treat in Historic Gold Hill Village, www.historicgoldhill.com
Nov. 21-22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com

Nov. 22, 6 p.m.
Christmas Tree Lighting: Uptown Lexington’s Courthouse Square, 336-249-0383.

Nov. 22, 5:30-9 p.m.
Gold Hill’s Lighting of the Fall Fires: by Village of Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society, www.historicgoldhill.com

Nov. 23, 1-5 p.m.
21st Annual Christmas Open House: Uptown Lexington’s Courthouse Square, 336-249-0383.
Dec. 1, 6 p.m.
Lexington Christmas Parade: Uptown Lexington’s Courthouse Square, 336-249-0383.

Dec. 3-31
Saturdays: The Great Museum Santa Search at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum: rules and entires at 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com 

Dec. 5, 6 p.m.
Tree Lighting ceremony at Spencer’s Christmas In the Park, Library Park, www.SpencerHomeTownHolidays.com

Dec.12-14
Christmas in the Village of Gold Hill, www.historicgoldhill.com

Dec. 19, 6-9 p.m.
Spencer Candlelight Tour of Churches, tour maps available at all churches. 704-637-6680, www.SpencerHomeTownHolidays.com
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Feb. 3-May 2
RPL Spring Storytime
Baby Time for 6-23 month olds and parents: Headquarters, Wednesday, 10 a.m. and East, Monday, 10 a.m.
Toddler Time for 18-35 months with a parent: Headquarters, Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. and East, Monday, 11 a.m.
Tiny Tumblers for 6-35 months old with a parent or caregiver: South, Tuesday or Thursday, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool Time for 3-5 year olds: Headquarters, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. and South, Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. and East, Thursday, 10:30 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.
Noodle Head Story Time for ages 4-8: Headquarters, Thursday, 4 p.m. and South, Monday, 4 p.m.

RPL Art Programs:
Art in the Afternoon: Headquarters, Thursday, 4:30 p.m.
Art Party: South, Wednesday, 4 p.m.
Art with Char: East, Thursday, 4 p.m.

Sports at Saleeby-Fisher YMCA
Call for dates and times
High school boys basketball, girls volleyball, spring soccer, flag football, fall t-ball, fall soccer, girls and boys basketball, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell, 704-279-1742, www.rowanymca.org

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