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Community Calendar for February 2014

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. Rules/entry forms at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 411CommunityRead.wordpress.com

Feb. 2
Groundhog Day

Feb. 2, 1 p.m.
Rowan Museum opens annual Black History Exhibit. 202 S. Main St., 704-633-5946, rowanmuseum@fibrant.com

Feb. 3
Meroney box office opens for PPT’s “The Count of Monte Cristo,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Show dates Feb. 13-22. Adults $15, students/seniors $12. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633 5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 7, 7:30-8:45 a.m.
“How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution to Save on Energy Costs,” breakfast for businesses, governmental, educational organizations, Center for the Environment, Catawba College campus. www.centerfortheenvironment.org/

Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m.
Free Improv Workshop hosted by Goldmine Toastmasters, Rotary Hall, 211 West Ave., Kannapolis, no preregistration necessary, www.goldminetoastmasters.com

Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m.
Wellness Fair seminar by Partners In Learning, 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, 6-9 p.m.
Father-Daughter Dance, Salisbury Civic Center. Advance purchase only: $6 per daughter, $8 per father. 704-638-5295.

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. 10-28
Filing for partisan offices up for election, at the Rowan County Board of Elections and N.C. Board of Elections. 704-216-8140.

Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m.
“A Simple Plan That Simply Works,” workshop by author Nancy Sleeth, Catawba College Center for the Environment, centerfortheenvironment.org

Feb. 11, 7 p.m.
Rowan Museum History Club, “Historic Neely School,” Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St., use rear entrance, 704-633-5946, rowanmuseum@fibrant.com

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. 12
Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

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

Feb. 13
Opening Night for PPT’s “The Count of Monte Cristo,” 7:30 p.m. Join the cast for a reception immediately following the show. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 13, 5-7 p.m.
EnviroMingle at Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Suite 100, Concord. Sponsored by Center for the Environmeny, the winery, Cabarrus Food Policy Council. www.centerfortheenvironment.org/

Feb. 14
Valentine’s Day

Feb. 14-15
PPT’s “The Count of Monte Cristo,” 7:30 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m.
Opening reception for “Relationships,” Waterworks Visual Arts Center, plus 5 p.m. gallery talks, light refreshments. 123 E. Liberty St., 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. 16
Matinee of PPT’s “The Count Of Monte Cristo,” 2:30 p.m., Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 17
Presidents Day; Banks, government offices and post offices closed.

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. 17-18
Auditions for PPT’s “Chicago.” 7 p.m. by appointment only. 704-633-5471 to sign up. 3rd floor Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471.

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

Feb. 19, 4 p.m.
Rowan Museum Board of Directors, Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St.

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. 20-21
PPT’s “The Count Of Monte Cristo,” 7:30 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 21
Deadline to register for 28th annual Brady Authors Symposium luncheon with Meg Wolitzer, March 6. 704-637-4393.

Feb. 21
Norvell box office opens for Seat Namers/Season Ticket Holders for “A Thousand Cranes,” 9 a.m-5 p.m. Show dates: Feb. 28-March 8. Adults $10, students/seniors $8. PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 22
Catawba College admissions open house

Feb. 22
George Washington’s birthday

Feb. 22
Closing Night for PPT’s “The Count Of Monte Cristo,” 7:30 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471. PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 24
Norvell Box office opens for “A Thousand Cranes,” 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Show dates: Feb. 28-March 8. Adults $10, students/seniors $8. PiedmontPlayers.com

Feb. 24, 5:30-7 p.m.
Teen Chocolate Festival: RPL East, 110 Broad St., 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
Opening Night for PPT Youth Theatre’s “A Thousand Cranes,” 7:30 p.m. Join the cast for a reception immediately following performance. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633 5471. PiedmontPlayers.com

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