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The Harlem Wizards will be entertaining and playing basketball games against the Rowan All-Stars, a team made of teachers, principals and alumni from several local schools. Game day is Sept. 21 at the North Rowan gym. Doors open at 3 p.m., and the game begins at 4 p.m.
Tickets are available at North Rowan elementary, middle and high schools and online at www.harlemwizards.com. Student tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Reserved section tickets are available for $20.
Also, there are a limited number of courtside seats for $30. The courtside seat will include a meet and greet with the Wizards, a Wizard team poster, and a meal voucher for one free meal at the Booster Club Concession Stand.
Parking will cost $5.
The Rowan County Fair will host the fifth annual Rowan County Exceptional Children’s Lamb Show on Sept. 23. During the event, special needs children will be partnered with a Rowan County Livestock exhibitor and a show lamb. After being acclimated to the animal and helper, children will learn about their show animal and learn basics of showmanship and sheep husbandry. Then, exceptional children, assisted by their helpers, will exhibit their sheep in a livestock show to earn a blue ribbon.
Participants will arrive at 6 p.m., and the show will begin at 6:30. All participants will receive free entry to the fair along with two guests, but all participants must pre-register. Contact Beverly Hampton at bjhampto@ncsu.edu to register and answer any questions or visit the 2014 Rowan County Exceptional Children’s Lamb Show event page on Facebook.
The Rowan County Exhibition Show will be held at West Rowan High School on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The show involves the halftime and competition performances of all Rowan-Salisbury School System marching bands.
The event is open to the public.
Admission is $5, but Rowan-Salisbury employees with their nametag, children under 5 years of age and those with a Rowan-Salisbury “Gold Pass” are admitted for free.
Students in Leslie Hunsucker’s fifth-grade classroom at North Hills Christian School are exploring the world of microbiology and microbes through the “I am an Ecosystem” curriculum, a 4-H pilot curriculum created by nine Food Safety Kenan Fellows.
In three separate, vertically aligned curricula, fifth and eighth graders and high school biology students learn about the microbiomes that are a part of their own bodies, including the digestive tract, immune system and more.
Throughout the six lessons of the criteria, the students examine where microbes grow in the environment and under what conditions, investigate the roles that microbes play in a healthy ecosystem and examine the negative effects of microbes as they investigate a disease outbreak.
There are six counties piloting the 4-H project-based curriculum across the state of North Carolina. The curriculum is being tested in school classrooms, 4-H clubs and special interest activities
Brandy Jones, an assistant professor in Catawba College’s Department of Sport and Health Sciences and the clinical education coordinator of the school’s athletic training program, is the public relations chairwoman for the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association, District III of the National Athletic Trainers Association. Jones applied for the position and was appointed to a one-year term that is renewable for up to four years.
In her role public relations chairwoman, Jones will coordinate athletic training publicity for the states represented by District III.
Jones joined the faculty at Catawba in 2013. She earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training at Western Carolina University and her master’s degree in athletic training from East Stroudsburg University. She is in the process of completing her doctorate of education in leadership at Valdosta State University.

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