The Rowan Big Band All-Stars will perform a big band and swing concert at St. James Lutheran Church in Rockwell to benefit the “School Tools” school supply drive sponsored by Communities in Schools of Rowan County.
The free concert is Sunday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a donation of school supplies such as notebook paper, pencils, crayons, rulers, wire-bound notebooks, new or gently used children’s backpacks, for Community in Schools’ backpack giveaway program.
Featured vocalists will be Nikki Jones-Bailey, Bill Bucher and Valerie Lloyd. Dr. Ron Turbyfill directs the Rowan Big Band All-Stars.
St. James Lutheran Church is located at 131 W. Main Street in Rockwell.
Community Partners of Rowan is sponsoring a back to school drive Aug. 22 from noon until 4 p.m. in the First Legacy Community Credit Union parking lot, 2146 Statesville Blvd.
There will also be food, games, music, face painting and more.
Current sponsors include: First Legacy Community Credit Union, Cheerwine, Coca-Cola, Sweet Frog, Elite Imagez, Sheer Corrections, Premiere Choice Magazine, Twin Blite, Victory Goals Magazine, Chick-fil-A, Destiny City Church, Spotlight Dance Studio, Catawba College, We Nail’d It Nail Studio, Hairston Funeral Home, Holmes Iron & Metal and Divine Appetit.
Additional contributors, sponsors, donations and collection locations are needed. Contact Community Partners at 704-640-6263.