Hobbies and Special Interests

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 3, 2014

Club submissions
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Astronomical Society of Rowan County (ASRC)
7:30 p.m. second Saturdays, 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville • • Open to anyone interested in astronomy; students 16 years and under must be accompanied by adult at all ASRC sponsored events. Annual membership dues: $15 individuals, $25 family. Monthly meetings may include guest speakers, movies, how to clinics; weather permitting, stargazing through our scopes or yours. Bring your telescopes and binoculars if the skies look clear • • Alice Deal 704-857-2788 • • Ralph Deal 704-855-1592 • • www.astrowan.org

Carolina Artists
7 p.m. third Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Formed in 1990 by working artists to provide opportunities for local artists to be recognized within central Carolina community, dedicated to teaching, learning through development of educational arts programs. By hosting shows and contests and through participation in community events, provide opportunities for artists to exhibit and sell • • Meetings feature presentations on art by artists. Artists at any level of expertise, art students, other individuals interested in promoting arts in the community are welcome. Dues $25 ($30 after March 31.) 501(c)(3)
Yvonne Alligood, president, yalligood@carolina.rr.com, www.thecarolinaartist.org

Carolina Historical Association for Metal Detecting
7:30 p.m. fourth Thursdays (third Thursdays Nov./Dec.), Grace Ridge Club House, 2815 Grace Church Road • • Goal: Research, Recover, and Preserve. Big annual club hunt plus other events held all over the USA • • Tony Fox, 704-310-6321, foxandfox@windstream.net • Steve Thomas, 336-474-7268, thomasrs @northstate.net

Concerned Bikers Association, Uwharrie Chapter
6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Uwharrie Chapter Concerned Bikers Association (CBA/ABATE of NC), Corner Pocket Sports Bar and Billiards, Albemarle. For everyone interested in motorcycling • • Charles 704-463-0111, kwiken24@yahoo.com, www. uwharriecba.org

Dolls: Junior Doll Collectors Club
6:30- 8 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer • • For girls age 7-12 who share a common interest in dolls and collecting. $15 individual or $28 family membership, museum membership required to join • • 704-762-9359, email SpencerDollandToyMuseum@gmail.com

Dolls: Rowan Doll Society of N.C.
Noon third Tuesdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center (unless noted otherwise) • • Open to anyone interested in dolls or doll collecting. Must pay annual dues for United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) and own at least 10 dolls, validated by membership committee. Programs include doll related information, show and tell, doll museum visits. projects, community outreach including displays at Rowan Public Library, Hall House, programs at retirement homes • • Kathy Gregg president, 704-942-7542, kgregg002@carolina.rr.com

Eastern Rowan Saddle Club
7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, clubhouse off Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell. $35 per year, for anyone interested in horses.
Richard Starnes, president, 704-279-1397, www.eastrowan saddleclub.com

English Speaking Union, Salisbury Branch
Network of 77 local branches with members committed to promoting scholarship, advancement of knowledge through effective use of English in expanding global community • • John A. Larson, 704-637-1532.

Evergreen Bridge
1 p.m. Fridays, except for holidays or when Rufty-Holmes Senior Center is closed • • Open to all bridge players • • Myrnie Mclaughlin, 704-636-9781.

Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1083
6 p.m. supper, 7 p.m. business, second Tuesdays. Rowan Co. Airport EAA hangar. For all adults (pilots and non-pilots) with interest in aviation. Go to airport terminal for directions to EAA hangar • • Activities include fly-ins (aircraft park at hangar), fly-outs for meals or meetings with other EAA chapters, aviation-related library, Young Eagles program (first flight for young adults), monthly speaker • • Jack Neubacher, president, 704-636-1864.

— Garden: Rowan Redbuds Garden Club
1 p.m., fourth Thursdays, Hurley Room, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. • • Chartered April 15, 2013 through The Garden Club of NC Inc. • • For all who wish to beautify their yards, their neighborhood, city of Salisbury and Rowan County • • Carolyn Alexander, Secretary, 704-637-0928, calexander572@carolina.rr.com • • Anganetta Dover, pres., 704-638-0575, anganettadover@fibrant.com

Garden: Rowan Rose Society
7 p.m. third Tuesdays, Feb.-June, Sept.-Nov. John Calvin Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 1620 Brenner Ave. • • For anyone interested in learning about growing roses. Programs emphasize rose care, culture. Visitors welcome. Dues $15/year • • Jack Page, 704-639-1706, jpage@theperfectrose.com

Garden: Salisbury Rowan Garden Club
Meeting schedule on website. Family-oriented site for gardening enthusiasts in Rowan and surrounding counties, a place to discuss gardening ideas, tips, encourage self homestead and sustainable homestead gardening • • 704-640-4568, SalRowGrdnClb@yahoo. com, www.salisburyrowangardenclub.ning.com

Hillbilly Hiking Club
8 a.m. Sunday mornings, Morrow Mountain State Park • • A non-smoking, “non-prophet” outfit open to anyone interested in hiking for health • • Whitey, 704-640-2600 • Wormy, 704-857-0090 • Willie, 704-223-0576.

Horse Protection Society of NC Inc.
10 a.m. second Saturdays, members work day with potluck luncheon followed by business meeting • • Non-profit charity organization working to make world better place for horses through education, rescue and rehabilitation. $50/year/family, $35 single • • Joan Benson, executive director, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, NC 28023. 704-855-2978, e-mail hps@horseprotection.org

Humane Society of Rowan County
Meets quarterly. Annual dues $20. Volunteers and foster homes needed. Pet supplies, such as dog houses, dog and cat food and cat litter are needed for foster animals • • 704-636-5700 (leave message and volunteer will return call) • • Information on spay/neuter shuttle, 704-636-5700.

International Plastic Modelers’ Society – IPMS/Arm/Air Chapter
7 p.m. third Fridays, Spencer Fire Station, 208 S. Salisbury Ave. • • Open to all scale model enthusiasts. Anyone wishing to get started in the hobby welcome. No membership fees. Activities include on-going monthly workshops plus association with other IPMS chapters within the region, including local, regional, national competitions • • Sam Morgan, 704-647-0885, samiam262@carolina.rr.com

Moms in Touch International
Two or more mothers or grandmothers meet weekly to pray for their children and school. Open also to aunt or friend willing to pray for specific child • • Barbara Hendrix, Rowan County area coordinator, 704-636-3869, rowanmiti@yahoo.com, www.momsintouch.org

Olde Rowan Fiber Guild
6:30-8:30 p.m. fourth Monday, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Josie Esquivel, montepalomal@yahoo.com

Quilters Guild , Salisbury-Rowan
1 p.m. third Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • New members of all quilting levels welcome. Ongoing project: making cuddle quilts for children staying at the women’s shelter • • Barb Bruce, 704-645-7305, bjbruce1@carolina.rr.com

Quilters Guild , Starry Night
6:30 p.m. second Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Open to quilters or anyone who wants to learn quilting • • Merle Clifford, 704-638-5701.
Quilters Guild, The Mooresville Centerpiece
10 a.m.-noon second Mondays, South Iredell Senior Center, 202 N. Church St., Mooresville • • Meetings include program, demonstration, lecture or mini-workshop, and “Show & Tell” of members’ projects. Visitors always welcome and are allowed one “free” visit before joining. Dues $20/year • • Carol Benson, president, 609-432-6258, carolsews@gmail.com

R-H Computer Club
10-11 a.m. Thursdays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Open to seniors 55+ interested in computers. Visitors welcome. Dues $24 individual, $36 couple • • www.rufty holmescomputerclub.org, 704-633-7862 (Center) • • Ralph Shuping, president

Rowan Aero Modelers Society (RAMS)
7 p.m. first Mondays, Rockwell Library in winter and Club Field for summer • • Open to all with an interest Radio Control Aviation. Activities such as fly-ins for various types of aircraft at the club field and Dan Nicholas Park • • Mike Bost, 704-267-3392, barnstormer@windstream.net, www.rams-fly.com

Rowan Amateur Radio Society
7-9 p.m. second Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center • • Public invited, new members welcome, refreshments available • • Ralph Brown (WB4AQK) 704-636-5902, www.rowanars.org

Rowan Computer User Group
6:45 p.m. first and third Wednesdays, visit website for topics and locations • • Serving Rowan County with a common interest in ownership, operation, education, application of personal computers, accessories that plug into them. Yahoo Group internet site open 24/7 for discussions, gain advice, give advice, buy, sell, recycle all things computer related. Interactive, informative, free to join and participate • • steve@rowancomputerusergroup.org, 704-267-1371, www. rowancomputerusergroup.org

Rowan County Anime Group
2 p.m. third Sundays, various locations • • To promote anime and manga in Rowan County, to educate people about Japanese animation and discuss upcoming conventions • • 704-636-0049, http://groups. yahoo.com/group/ncrowancountyanime/

Rowan County Beekeepers Association
7-9 p.m., second Mondays, Rowan County Agricultural Center, Old Concord Road • • Non-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting beekeeping in Rowan County • • Randy Cox 704-642-1069, rowanbeekeepersassociation@gmail.com

Rowan County Literacy Council
4 p.m.second Mondays for board of directors, Hurley Room, Rowan Public Library; announced meetings for volunteers and membership. Open to anyone in the community. $15 annually • • Not-for-profit organization provides tutoring to undereducated adults (age 16+) in reading, writing, life skills, tutoring in English to speakers of other languages. Also provides training for adults who wish to become tutors • • 704-212-8266, rclc@rowancountyliteracycouncil.org, www.rowancountyliteracycouncil.org

Rowan Roamers Volkssport
First Thursdays, Blue Bay Seafood Restaurant, E. Innes St. Business meeting 7 p.m., 6 p.m. dinner. Visitors welcome • • Two volkswalks in Salisbury open year-round: Historic Salisbury Walk with maps available at Visitor’s Center; Dan Nicholas Park with map available at park concession stand. Both are 6.2 miles of easy walking • • Members can purchase distance books, keep up with number of miles they walk. Rowan Roamers sponsor walks in Wilmington, Mocksville, Southport, Myrtle Beach, Landis, Kannapolis; walks can be walked anytime, however, club members also meet as these locations and walk as group • • Bruce Goodnight, 704-279-5011, brgood13@cs.com

Salisbury Kennel Club
7 p.m. first Tuesdays, guests welcome. Oakridge Training Building, Old Concord Road • • All breed sanctioned club of the American Kennel Club. To further the advancement of all breeds of purebred dogs, to conduct dog shows and sanctioned matches under the rules of American Kennel Club (AKC), to carry on educational work that will popularize purebred dogs, encourage their registration and/or training. Promotes responsible pet ownership • • SKC holds conformation training, obedience classes, Canine Good Citizen tests, weekend seminars. Guests, potential members welcome. Dues $10 • • Samantha Smith, corresponding secretary, 704-239-6712, sam_luvdanes@yahoo.com, www.salisburynckc.com, Facebook

Salisbury-Rowan Human Relations Council
5:30 p.m., third Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. at City Council Chambers 217 S. Main St. • • Members appointed by City Council, County Commissioners and Human Relations Council • • SRHRC Committees: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, Hispanic Coalition, Covenant Community Connection and the Elizabeth Duncan Koontz Humanitarian Awards.
704-638-5217, 704-638-2168, www.SRHRC.org
Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Guild
To promote, support Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and its music education opportunities, through concert attendance, financial gifts, fund-raising events, supporting educational programs, promoting the symphony in the community. Open to all • • 704-637-4314, www.salisburysymphony.org/guild.asp

Scottish Society of Salisbury
7 p.m. third Mondays, Rowan Public Library. Open to persons with Scottish heritage and persons interested in Scotland • • 704-633-1294.

South Rowan Y Service Club
6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays, South Rowan Y board room, dinner furnished. For anyone interested in the YMCA and the community • • 704-857-7011.

6-11 p.m. third Fridays, Unity United Methodist Church, 8505 Unity Church Road, Kannapolis • • Katy Atwell, 704-933-6242.

Square Dancing, Cardinal Squares
7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, City Park Recreation Center, 316 Lake Drive • • For anyone who can do modern Western square dance • • Paul and Nita Walker, 704-782-2616, Goo627@aol.com • • Theresa and Charlie Chunn, presidents, 704-786-2278, cchunn1@carolina.rr.com, www.funfellowshipfitness.org

Square Dancing, Spinning Moors
8-10:15 p.m. second and fourth Saturdays, War Memorial Building, 220 N. Maple St., Mooresville • • Brenda and Tommy Honeycutt, 704-857-9681.

Toastmasters, Goldmine
8:30-10 a.m., Rotary Hall Kannapolis, 211 West Ave. • • Public speaking in a supportive group. Learn better listening and leadership skills • • Guests welcome • • Phyllis Kombol, 704-932-6328, pkombol@ctc.net, www. goldminetoastmasters.com

Toastmasters, People Growing Together
5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays, J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd • • Guests welcome, open to the public. Gain self-confidence through encouragement and positive constructive feedback. Polish public speaking skills. Enhance leadership potential. Glenda Edwards 828-310-8491, gteamsedwards@windstream.net • Ken Anderson, ken.anderson@piedmontng.com • pgt.freetoasthost.ws

Toastmasters, Yawn Patrol Zone
7 p.m. first and third Tuesdays, Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord • • For all adults interested in personal growth in the areas of public speaking, impromptu speaking, effective listening, leadership skills • • 704-786-5244, http://yawnpatrol.freetoasthost.net

West Rowan Neighborhood Center Advisory Council
10 a.m. fourth Saturdays, R. A. Clement Old Building/Allen Temple Church • • Goal: Restoration of Rosenwald School and community improvement. Open to the public • • Leonard Hall co-president, 704-278-9116, John Woods, co-president, 704-278-0096