— People & Places —

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 8, 2014

Fourteen students participated in the 2014 Albemarle District Piano Contest-Festival of the North Carolina Music Teachers Association on March 1 at Pfeiffer University.
Each student performed three memorized works selected from the official state contest music list for judge Stephanie Schmidt of Greensboro.
The repertoire is chosen from baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary music periods.
Students earning a “superior” rating at Junior Level B and Senior Levels A and B may advance to the State Contest on April 12 at Queens University in Charlotte.
The following MTA teachers from our area had students participate in the contest: Tina Brown of Rockwell and Marsha Carter of China Grove.
Brown’s students were Beau Hinson and Jordan Wise.
Carter’s students were Caitlin Harrison, Nate Cobb, Paul Faggart, Abby Rodgers and Matthew McNeil.
The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club held its monthly meeting on Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Stanback Room of the Rowan Public Library. Vice-president Carole Massey presided.
The nominating committee presented the names for the new officers which will be voted on in April.
Monday, March 10, will be a work day for club members at the library 1 p.m . The area at the Fisher Street entrance will be cleaned and prepped for planting.
Five members of the garden club attended the Charlotte Council of Garden Clubs meeting Feb. 26 at which Pat Linton of Living Color presented a program on Four Seasons of Color, and presented a power-point program on the Philadelphia Flower Show, which is the oldest and largest flower show.
The next meeting will be held on March 27, at which Wild Birds Unlimited will present a program on “Return of the Hummingbirds.”
Anyone interested in learning more about plants and gardening is encouraged to attend the garden club meetings.
Contact Anganetta Dover at 704-638-0575 or anganettadover@fibrant.com or visit www.Facebook.com/RowanRedbudsGardenClub
KANNAPOLIS — Some 40 Kneeling Gardeners and guests met at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Trinity Methodist Church.
Brenda Trott was the featured speaker. She shared a pictorial tour of Keukenhof Gardens at tulip time from her visit to Holland, featuring brilliant colors, winding walkways, luscious water gardens and sculptures as she walked the group through the largest garden in Europe.
“Ironically,” she said, “While I was touring this lovely garden, a local told me that the most beautiful garden, one that I must see, was in my own back yard!”
The Philadelphia Flower Show, she was told, is the most spectacular ever.
Brenda then shared pictures and stories of gardens, themed displays and arrangements from Philadelphia, followed by questions and discussion.
Co-president Earl Gray conducted business and concluded the meeting.
The evening ended with fellowship and refreshments provided by Vanessa Baucom, Ann Musselman and Rose Saloris.
West Rowan senior Tori Adams is organizing a fund raiser for the Marcus Kauffman family as her senior project.
Donations and donated items will be taken up on Saturday, March 15 at the Franklin Baptist Church fellowship hall, 3810 Hwy 601.
The drop-in event will run from noon to 4 p.m. and include live music by Ken Helser, food, face painting and other kid-friendly activities, a raffle and a fire truck and police car.
Donations in check form may made out to Mary Ann Kauffman. Other donations that will be accepted are items needed for baby boy up to the age of five. The gifts of money are to cover medical, housing and daily expenses to meet the financial needs of the family.
For more information call Tori at 704-245-8806.
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