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2015 Community Calendar

January

Reading with Ringling Brothers

Jan. 1- Feb 1

All RPL locations

Read your way to a circus ticket!  Ages 2-12.  Vouchers must be redeemed at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte. Tickets are limited and 1 adult ticket must be purchased to redeem up to 3 children’s vouchers. 704-216-8234 www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Melissa.Oleen@rowancountync.gov

Macbeth Youth Auditions

Jan 5 & 6,  4 p.m. & 5 p.m 

Piedmont Players Theatre

Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

704-633-5471

md@piedmontplayers.com

Sharpie Tie-Dye for Teens

Jan. 6, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove

Free and open to middle and high school teens.  Light refreshments served.  704-216-7728

Dara.Cain@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Computer Basics Class

Jan. 6, 7 p.m.– 8:30 p.m.

Rowan Public Library HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8242

Paul.Birkhead@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Basic Computer skills. Also held on

Jan. 29, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Cats Auditions

Jan 6 & 7 at 7 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre

Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.

704-633-5471

md@piedmontplayers.com

Jan. 7, 2-4 p.m.

Senior Self Defense Class. Must sign up, Cost $25. YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111

Friends of RPL and Collette Vacations

Jan. 8, 7 p.m.

RPL HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-640-5159

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org Melody.Moxley@rowancountync.gov   Information on Upcoming library trip to Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria Aug. 26-Sept. 4.  

Winter Breakfast

Jan. 10, 7 a.m.-10 a.m.

The Cleveland Lions Club – Lions Den is on Cemetery Street in Cleveland. President John Brown  704-278-1791.

Lego Day at Rowan Public Library

Jan 10, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

RPL East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell,  704-216-7842 Large Lego collection children’s free play. Tammie.Foster@rowancountync.gov   www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

The Lego Movie Matinee

Jan 10, 2 p.m.

Rowan Public Library: RPL HQ  201 W. Fisher St. 704-216-8234

Melissa.Oleen@rowancountync.gov  www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Free family friendly PG movie.   Free popcorn and lemonade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  1 hour & 40 minutes long.

Beekeeping Course

Jan. 10,17, 24, 31, & Feb 7

Davie Beekeepers Assoc.

At NC Coop Extension, Davie County Center, 180 South Main Street, Mocksville. 336-909-2641

Davie3@centurylink.net

Big Band Bash – “Casablanca!”

Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Salisbury Symphony

Catawba College:  Hedrick Auditorium & Crystal Lounge (“Rick’s Place”) 704-637-4314 ljones@catawba.edu

www.Salisburysymphony.org

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center Blood Drive

Jan. 12, 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

704-216-7704 for information or appointment. 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. 

Anime/Manga/Comic Books Interest Group Meeting

Jan. 13, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

RPL, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8229

Jennifer.Nicholson@rowancountync.gov Middle & HS teens.

Hurley Room.

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Rowan Republicans

Jan. 13, 7 p.m.

130 W. Innes Street in Commissioners’ Meeting Room 704-637-0775

Women’s Health Luncheon

Jan. 14, 12 noon

Novant Hospital Presents: Health Information. Salisbury Gardens providing lunch. Special Presentation from Comfort Keepers. YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111

LIVE at Lee Street

Jan.16  7:30 p.m.

Chatham County Line

Lee Street Theatre 704.310.5507  

www.leestreet.org

Lego Day at Rowan Public Library

Jan 17, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

RPL 201 W. Fisher Street.  704-216-8234 Large Lego collection children’s free play. Melissa.Oleen@rowancountync.gov  www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Greensboro

January 17-25

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Parade

Jan. 17

9 a.m.: Parade registration at Soldier’s Memorial AME Zion Church, 306 N. Church.

10 a.m.:  Final Line-Up

11 a.m.:  Parade Starts at N. Main & Liberty.  12 p.m. Parade ends at Livingstone College, W. Monroe.

Post-Parade Celebration

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Vendors set Up at Hall Gym, 1402 W. Bank.

12:30 – 4 p.m. Celebration.

http://humanrelationscouncil.org

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration and Humanitarian Awards Day

Jan. 18, 3 p.m.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Avenue, Salisbury www.mzmbcsalisbury.org

Levonia M. Corry 704-636-6547

joyful3@carolina.rr.com

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Breakfast & Program

Jan. 19

7 a.m. – 9 a.m. at J F Hurley YMCA. Wreath Laying at Freedman’s Cemetery: 9:30 a.m.

http://humanrelationscouncil.org

Catawba College Community Forum

Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner Hall. 704-637-4111

www.catawba.edu

Bridgette E. Gibbs ‘02

begibbs@catawba.edu

Sharpie Tie-Dye for Teens

Jan. 20, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

RPL HQ, 201 W. Fisher St.,

Free and open to middle and high school teens.  Light refreshments served.  704-216-8229

Jennifer.Nicholson@rowancountync.gov www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 

The Retrospective

Jan. 22, 6-9 p.m.

Exhibit Reception & Reunion

20 years of CFA, memorabilia, photos, and more from numerous CFA events, St. Thomas Players productions, and Muse & Spirit.

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Salisbury 704 647-0999  faithart@bellsouth.net

www.faithart.org

Sounds of the Sixties

Jan. 22-24 & Jan. 29-31, 7:30 p.m.

Lee Street Theatre 704.310.5507  

www.leestreet.org

The Lego Movie Matinee

Jan 24, 10:30 p.m.

RPL East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell.  704-216-7842

Emma.Rose@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Free family friendly PG movie. Free popcorn and lemonade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  1 hour & 40 minutes long.

Lego Day at South Rowan Regional Library

Jan 24, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

920 Kimball Road, China Grove:  704-216-7728. Large Lego collection children’s free play.

Dara.Cain@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

The Lego Movie Matinee

Jan 24, 12:30 p.m.

South Rowan Public Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove. 704-216-7728

Dara.Cain@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Free family friendly PG movie.   Free popcorn and lemonade. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.  1 hour & 40 minutes long.

10th Annual Oyster Roast

Jan. 24

www.waterworks.org

Got Plans? Workshop

Jan 26, 5:45-7 p.m.

South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove,

704-216-7841

April.Everett@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Free; Learn about power of attorney, living wills, and other important papers. Notebooks and forms will be provided to help you get started.  Led by Don Timmons.  This workshop kicks off the 2015 Learn.Act.Grow. series.

Sharpie Tie-Dye for Teens

Jan. 27, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

RPL East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell.  Free and open to middle- and high school teens.  Light refreshments served.  704-216-7842

Emma.Rose@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Book Bites RPL South

Jan 27

see Monthly Mtgs section

Richard Smith in Concert

Jan 27, 7-9 p.m.

RPL HQ, 201 W. Fisher St. Free. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Guitarist Richard has toured the world surprising audiences with his styles of country, bluegrass, mainstream jazz, modern pop and rock, to classical guitar www.richardsmithmusic.com Sponsored by Friends of Rowan Public Library. 704-216-8240

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center Board Of Directors meeting

Jan. 28, 11 a.m.

Open to the public.

Forum on Diabetes info

Jan. 28, 4-5:30 p.m.

Free. Register:  YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111

Lombardi

Jan 29-31, Feb 4-7 all at 7:30 p.m., Feb 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre

Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.

704-633-5471

md@piedmontplayers.com

www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Special RPL Book Sale

Jan. 30, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Jan. 31, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sun. – Closed

Feb. 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rowan Public Library: South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove.  704-216-7727 Mostly children’s and adult nonfiction books.  Prices 0.50 to $2, books will be priced to move toward the end of the sale.

Lego Day at Rowan Public Library

Jan 31, 10 a.m. – 12 noon

RPL 201 W. Fisher Street.  704-216-8234 Large Lego collection children’s free play. Melissa.Oleen@rowancountync.gov  www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

“Tchaikovsky!”

Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.

North Carolina Symphony

hosted by Salisbury Symphony

Catawba College – Keppel Auditorium

704-637-4314

ljones@catawba.edu

www.Salisburysymphony.org

February

LIVE at Lee Street

Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Phil Keaggy

Lee Street Theatre 704.310.5507  

www.leestreet.org

Independent/Home School Rowan Co. Young Artists Gallery

Feb. 7 – Feb. 28

www.waterworks.org Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty Street

Waterworks Visual Arts Center

Feb 7-May 16

In/Equity.  Confronting concerns of past, present, and future human rights and cross-culture.

Annual Chocolate Festival for Middle-HS Teens

Feb. 10 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Enjoy chocolate trivia, chocolate games, even a chocolate fountain! Free. South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove.

704-216-7728

Dara.Cain@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 

Computer Basics Class

Feb. 10, 7– 8:30 p.m.

Rowan Public Library HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8242

Paul.Birkhead@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Basic Computer skills. Also held on

Feb. 26, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Adventure Club

Feb. 14, 11 a.m. – Noon

11:00 am

RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury,  704-216-8234 www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Hands-on science; this month’s theme: “Sugar Cube Science.” Build an arch, bridge or tower with them?  Come test your skills.

Annual Chocolate Festival for Middle-HS Teens

Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Enjoy chocolate trivia, chocolate games, even a chocolate fountain! Free. RPL  HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury. 704-216-8229

Jennifer.Nicholson@rowancountync.gov  www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Catawba College Community Forum

Feb. 17, 7:30pm

Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner Hall

704-637-4111  www.catawba.edu

Book Chats

Feb. 19, 4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.

A book group for grade 2s; Freckle Juice by Judy Blume. Limited books available,  so registration recommended.

South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7728

Dara.Cain@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Becky’s New Car

Feb. 19-21 and 26-28 at 7:30 p.m.

Feb 22 at 2:30 p.m.

CFA/St. Thomas Players

Lee Street Theatre 704.310.5507  

www.faithart.org

www.leestreet.org

Salisbury Confederate Prison Assoc. Sesquicentennial Exhibit

Feb. 20, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Rowan Public Library HQ, 201 W. Fisher St. SCPA: 704-637-6411 southpaws@fibrant.com

Macbeth

Feb 20 & 27 at 7:30 p.m., Feb 21 & 28 at 2:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre

Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

704-633-5471

md@piedmontplayers.com

www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Catawba College

Admissions Open House

Feb. 21

704-637-4111 www.catawba.edu

Annual Quilt Show

Feb. 22-24

Trinity Oaks, Klumac Rd. 

Brenda Zimmerman

704-603-2770

bzimmerman@trinityoaks.net

“Learn. APP. Grow.”

Feb. 23, 5:45 p.m.- 7 p.m.

South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7841

April.Everett@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Free.  Explore free apps to inspire you to stay organized, get fit, and eat healthier.  Led by Tricia Stagger.  This workshop is part of the 2015 Learn.Act.Grow. series.

Annual Chocolate Festival for Middle-HS Teens

Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Enjoy chocolate trivia, chocolate games, even a chocolate fountain! Free.

RPL East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell  704-216-7842

Emma.Rose@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Martha Bassett in Concert

Feb. 24, 7-9 p.m.

RPL HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, 704-216-8240

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org Crystalline tone and sultry delivery move effortlessly through swing, jazz, folk, country, and rock, Free, doors open at 6:30 p.m. Sample Bassett’s music at www.marthabassett.com  Sponsored by Friends of Rowan Public Library.

Black History Celebration

Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-Noon Appraisal Fair; 3-5 p.m. African American Fashion Show. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th Street, Spencer. 704-762-9359 www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Comedy of Errors

Feb. 24-28, 7:30 p.m.

Catawba Theatre Arts

Hedrick Little Theatre

www.catawba.edu/theatre

704-637-4481

Celebrate Seuss

Feb 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

RPL East 110 Broad Street, Rockwell.  704-216-7842

Tammie.Foster@rowancountync.gov   www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

All ages invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss and his “Day of all Days!” For if he’d never been born, what would we do?  No Horton? No Lorax? No Thing One or Thing Two?  Light refreshments included.

Explorer Club

Feb. 28, 11 a.m. – Noon

RPL HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, 704-216-8234

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Step up to the challenge. Investigate different genre through fun activities 3rd-5th grade, This month’s theme “KIDS COOK, TOO!” Kitchen skills

to last a lifetime. Wear your favorite kitchen attire – aprons optional. 

March

SilverArts Registration Deadline

March 1, 5 p.m.

Entry deadlines:

Literary Arts entries March 2, 5 p.m. at Ellis Park.

Artwork March 11, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Civic Center.

Performing Arts dress rehearsal March 11, 2 p.m. at Civic Center.

Judging March 12, 2 p.m. Civic Center.

SilverArts Extravaganza & Awards, March 13, Art show 10 a.m., Performing Arts 1 p.m. then Bake Goods Auction.

Catawba College

Winter Choral Concert

March 1, 5:30 p.m.

Omwake-Dearborn Chapel

704-637-4111  www.catawba.edu

Rowan-Salisbury Elementary School Exhibition

March 4 – March 28     

Rowan Co. Young Artists Gallery. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty Street. www.waterworks.org

Book Chats

March 5, 4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.

A book group for grades 3&4; Stink and the World’s Worst Super Stinky Sneakers by Megan McDonald. Limited books available, so registration recommended. South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7728

Dara.Cain@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Author Michelle Icard

March 5.

Salisbury Academy with The Salisbury Community Foundation present author of In the Middle. 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd. N 704-636-3002

jwagoner@salisburyacademy.org

www.salisburyacademy.org

20th Anniversary Celebration

March 7, 7 p.m. –  midnight

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Salisbury 704 647-0999  faithart@bellsouth.net

www.faithart.org

Barbeque Fundraiser

March 10, 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Meals on Wheels of Rowan

First Presbyterian, Salisbury

mowrowan@charlotte.twcbc.com

mowrowannc.org   704-633-0352

Computer Basics Class

March 10, 7– 8:30 p.m.

Rowan Public Library HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-216-8242

Paul.Birkhead@rowancountync.gov   www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Basic Computer skills. Also held on March 26, 9:30 – 11 a.m.

CATS

March 12-14 & 18-21 at 7:30 p.m., Mar 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre

Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.

704-633-5471

md@piedmontplayers.com

www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Adventure Club

March 14, 11 a.m. – Noon

RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury,  704-216-8234 www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Hands-on science; this month’s theme: “It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a Marshmallow?!”  Design and build your own marshmallow shooters.

LIVE at Lee Street

March 14

Mipso

Lee Street Theatre 704.310.5507  

www.leestreet.org

One Man, Two Guvnors Auditions

March 16 & 17 at 7 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre

Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.

704-633-5471

md@piedmontplayers.com

Teen Program

March 17, 5:30-7 p.m.

Free and open to middle and high school teens. RPL HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury. 704-216-8229

Jennifer.Nicholson@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Catawba College Community Forum

March 17, 7:30 p.m.

Tom Smith Auditorium, Ketner Hall 704-637-4111

 www.catawba.edu

Brady Author’s Symposium with John Hart

March 19, 11 a.m.

Catawba College

Robertson College-Community Center 704-637-4111 www.catawba.edu

Book Chats

March 19, 4:15 p.m. – 5 p.m.

A book group for grades 4 & 5. Granny Torelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech. Limited books available, so registration recommended.

South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7728

Dara.Cain@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

2nd Annual Rowan Reading Rendezvous

March 21, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Friends of Rowan Public Library: RPL HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, 704-216-7841. Meet local, regional, and national authors. Books available for purchase proceeds to FoRPL 

Authors will be available to sign books: Charlie Lovett, George Singleton, A.J. Mayhew, & more.

April.Everett@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

“My Time To Shine Talent Showcase” by Dottie’s Home for Children and Elderly

March 21

Livingstone College Auditorium

704-278-3314

dottieshomenc@yahoo.com   

www.dottieshomenc.org 

“Around the World in 80 Minutes” Family Concert

March 22, 4 p.m.

Salisbury Symphony at Catawba College – Keppel Auditorium

704-637-4314

ljones@catawba.edu

www.Salisburysymphony.org

Teen Program

March 24, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7728

Dara.Cain@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Free and open to middle- and high school teens. March theme TBD.

Teen Program

March 24, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

RPL East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell 704-216-7842

Emma.Rose@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

No charge.  Open to middle- and high school teens.  This month’s theme is TBD.

Explorer Club

March 28, 11 a.m. – Noon

RPL HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, 704-216-8234

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Step up to the challenge. Investigate different genre through fun activities 3rd-5th grade, This month’s theme TEAM GREEN!  

Have fun and gain knowledge about our world with guidance from our own Rowan County Cooperative Extension.

“It’s Not What You’re Eating, It’s What You’re NOT Eating.” Workshop

March 30, 5:45 – 7:00 p.m.

South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7841

April.Everett@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 Learn more about protein and nutritional food to keep you  energized for the day.  Led by Morrison Healthcare.  This workshop is part of the 2015 Learn. Act. Grow. series.

April

Deadline for Senior Games

April 1. Deadline for all Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games April 14 through May 4.

www.rowanseniorgames.org

Rowan-Salisbury Middle School Exhibition

April 1 – April 22  

Rowan Co. Young Artists Gallery

www.waterworks.org  Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty Street

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

April 2-4 and 9-11 at 7:30 p.m.

Lee Street Theatre 704.310.5507  

www.leestreet.org

Easter Egg Hunt / Springfest

April 4

Gold Hill Merchants’ Assoc.

www.goldhillnc.com 

Sandy Hickman goldhillmerchants association@gmail.com

Adventure Club

April 11, 11 a.m. to Noon

RPL HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury 704-216-8234: www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Hands-on science; this month’s theme: “All About the Grass.” 

Learn about one of the hardiest plants in its species.  Create your own “Grass Head” planter and give it “grasscuts” all season long.

Bloom In Motion

April 11, 7 p.m.

Salisbury Academy at NC Transportation Museum, Spencer

704-636-3002

bloom@salisburyacademy.org

www.salisburyacademy.org

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 14, 9 a.m.

Livingstone College

Track & Field

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 15, 1 p.m.

Woodleaf lanes

Singles, then Doubles

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 16, 10 a.m.

Catawba College Football Field

Croquet Men & Women

“Guys and Dolls”

April 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. & April 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Keppel Auditorium

Catawba Theatre Arts

www.catawba.edu/theatre

704-637-4481

18th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium

April 17.

Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Friendship Banquet & Lecture, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at Landmark Church SCPA: 704-637-6411 southpaws@fibrant.com

18th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium

April 18.

Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Catawba College, six lectures: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  SCPA: 704-637-6411 southpaws@fibrant.com

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 18, 9 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Ellis Park

Bocce a.m. Men, p.m. Women

18th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium

April 19

Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Memorial Services 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Salisbury national Cemetery and Old Lutheran Cemetery. Afternoon tour of Prison site for registrants. SCPA: 704-637-6411 southpaws@fibrant.com

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 20, 9 a.m.

Salisbury City Park

Tennis, Singles & Doubles

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 20, 10:30 a.m.

Dan Nicholas Park

Putt Putt

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 21, 10 a.m. & 11 a.m.

Ellis Park

Archery. Table Tennis

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 21, 6 p.m.

Salisbury YMCA

Racquetball

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 22, 3 p.m.

Woodleaf Lanes

Bowling, Mixed doubles.

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 23, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Cornhole, a.m. Women, p.m. men

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 24, 1:30 p.m.

Salisbury YMCA

Swimming

St. Paul’s Cruise ‘n’ Barbecue

April 25, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St Paul’s Lutheran Church

5th annual Classic car and motorcycle cruise-in: food, prizes, raffles, music. 704-239-1172

timdeal@bellsouth.net

Explorer Club

April 25, 11 a.m. – Noon

RPL HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, 704-216-8234

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Step up to the challenge. Investigate different genre through fun activities 3rd-5th grade. This month’s theme “Every Hero Has A Story – Life Before The Avengers!” Prequel to Summer Reading with heroes from around the world. Come dressed as a superhero you create or your own personal favorite.

Rowan-Salisbury High School Exhibition

April 25 – May 16  

Rowan Co. Young Artists Gallery. Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 East Liberty Street www.waterworks.org 

“Smart Pedaling” Workshop

April 27, 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.

South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove,  704-216-7734

Joan.Cress@rowancountync.gov: 

Visit different stations set up by local experts to understand bicycle types, basic fitting, rules of the road, quick maintenance, bike-friendly trails and road routes, and more.  Led by David Freeze and Skinny Wheels.  This program is part of the Learn.Act.Grow. series.

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 28, 10 a.m.

VA Med. Ctr., Bldg 6

Women’s Basketball Shoot

Wind Ensemble Concert

April 28, 7:30pm

Catawba College

Keppel Auditorium

Robertson College-Community Center

704-637-4111 www.catawba.edu

Annual Teen Poetry Slam

April 28, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

RPL HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury 704-216-8229

Jennifer.Nicholson@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Calling all poets!  April is National Poetry Month, and the library invites you to submit and perform your favorites for a chance to win special prizes.  Rules and entry information available online or at any library.

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 29, 10 a.m.

VA Med. Ctr., Bldg 6

Men’s Basketball Shoot

Men’s Shuffleboard

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

April 30, 10 a.m.

Ellis Park

Football Throw, Softball Throw, Spin casting.

May

Annual Rowan Public Library Book Sale

May 1, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sat., May 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. May 4. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, 704-216-8240

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Come find a great bargain in withdrawn library books, DVDs, CDs, and more! Items priced $2.00 or less.

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

May 1, 9 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Ellis Park

Horseshoes a.m. Men, p.m. Women

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

May 2, 10 a.m.

VA Med. Ctr., Bldg 6

Billiards

Spring Choral Concert

May 3, 5:30pm

Catawba College

Omwake-Dearborn Chapel

704-637-4111 www.catawba.edu

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

May 4, 9:30 a.m.

Corbin Hills Golf Club

Golf – shotgun start 10 a.m., cart, lunch, prizes.

www.rowanseniorgames.org

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

May 4, 6 p.m.

Salisbury Civic Center

Victory Dinner

Reservations: 704-216-7780

Vernacular Concerts

May 4, 6, and 7 at 7:30pm

Catawba College

Hedrick Little Theatre

Robertson College-Community Center

704-637-4111  www.catawba.edu

Yard Sale – 10 Minute Play Festival

May 6-9 at 7:30 p.m.

Lee Street Theatre 704.310.5507  

www.leestreet.org

Charlotte’s Web

May 7-9 & 14-16 at 7:30 p.m., May 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre

Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

704-633-5471

md@piedmontplayers.com

www.PiedmontPlayers.com

“English Elation”

May 9, 7:30 p.m.

Salisbury Symphony at Catawba College – Keppel Auditorium

704-637-4314

ljones@catawba.edu

www.Salisburysymphony.org

Gold Rush Days  

May 9

Gold Hill Merchants’ Assoc.

www.goldhillnc.com 

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Auditions

May 11 & 12 at 7 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre

Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.

704-633-5471

md@piedmontplayers.com

Kidsbloom

May 16, 8 a.m.

Salisbury Academy,

2210 Jake Alexander Blvd., N

704-636-3002

jwagoner@salisburyacademy.org

www.salisburyacademy.org

5K and Fun Run

May 16, 10 a.m. – Noon

Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd., N

704-636-3002

jwagoner@salisburyacademy.org

www.salisburyacademy.org

16th Annual Blues and Jazz Festival in the Rail Walk Arts District

May 16

Lee and Kerr Streets.

www.rowanbluesandjazz.org

rbjs1720@carolina.rr.com

“High Cotton” Family Crisis Council of Rowan County

May 16, 6:30 p.m.

Front Lawn of the Donaldson House, 200 Confederate Avenue 704-636-4718 Ext 1050

renee.bradshaw@familycrisiscouncil.org    Familycrisiscouncil.org

Summer Reading Registration begins

Mon. May 18

All RPLs  704-216-8234

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Register for Summer Reading 2015  Registered participants may log reading hours through August 8 to earn prizes, complete weekly book reviews to enter weekly program raffles, and attend special weekly reading programs for their age group between June 15 and July 30.  Registration is free and can be at any library.

Tarzan Youth Auditions

May 18-19 at 4 p.m. & 5 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre

Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

704-633-5471

md@piedmontplayers.com

“Licensed to Grill” Workshop

Mon. May 18, 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.

South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove,  704-216-7734

Joan.Cress@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Admission is by ticket only.

Tickets may be obtained by visiting at least one other Learn.Act.Grow. workshop.  The cookout will feature tips on how to grill healthy alternatives to traditional cookout fair.  Full meal provided by Morrison Healthcare and Chuck Misenheimer.  This workshop concludes the 2015 Learn.Act.Grow. series.

 

Patriotic Program and Bestowal Service

May 19, 1 p.m.

Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78 United Daughters of the Confederacy, at the Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library.

704-637-6411 southpaws@fibrant.com

Gold Hill Bike Ride 

May 23

Gold Hill Preservation Society

goldhillpreservationsociety@gmail.com   704-724-4998 www.historicgoldhill.com

LIVE at Lee Street 

May 29

Shannon Whitworth

Lee Street Theatre 704.310.5507  

www.leestreet.org

PPT’s Night On The Stage Fundraiser

May 29-30 at 7 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre

Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.

704-633-5471

md@piedmontplayers.com

June

Arts In Bloom Fringe Festival

June 6

Downtown Salisbury

www.downtownsalisburync.com

Gold Hill Rail Trail Hike

June 6, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Historic Park

Gold Hill and Mines Foundation

www.historicgoldhill.com   

704-267-9439

vivian@historicgoldhill.com

Pops at the Post

June 6, 8 p.m.

Salisbury Symphony

Downtown Salisbury

Salisbury Post loading dock

704-637-4314

ljones@catawba.edu

www.salisburysymphony.org 

Summer Reading Kickoff

June 11, 3:30 p.m-5 p.m.

South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7728

Dara.Cain@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Children 12 months old to rising fifth-graders participate in Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program. Kick off a summer of great reads, programs, storytelling, activities, book raffles and light refreshments. Weekly,  beginning June 15 until July 30.

Summer Reading Kickoff

June 12, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. RPL East Branch, 110 Broad Street, Rockwell, 704-216-7842

Tammie.Foster@rowancountync.gov  www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 Children 12 months old to rising fifth-graders participate in Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program. Kick off a summer of great reads, programs, storytelling, activities, book raffles and light refreshments. Weekly,  beginning June 15 until July 30.

Summer Reading Kickoff

June 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

RPL HQ, 201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, 704-216-8234

Melissa.Oleen@rowancountync.gov  www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Children 12 months old to rising fifth-graders participate in Every Hero Has a Story Summer Reading Program. Kick off a summer of great reads, programs, storytelling, activities, book raffles and light refreshments. Weekly, beginning June 15 until July 30.

A Doll’s House CFA/St. Thomas Players

June 18-20 and 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, June 28 at 2:30 p.m.

Lee Street Theatre 704.310.5507  

www.leestreet.org

Salisbury Symphony Guild

June 20

Golf Tournament, Crescent Golf Course: Lyndia Heward 704-762-9820 www.Salisburysymphony.org

Fashion Day camp

June 25,26,27

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th Street, Spencer. 704-762-9359 Black History Celebration www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Famous Faith Fourth of July Celebration

June 26 – July 5

www.faithnc.com

July

Disney’s Tarzan

July 9-11 & 16-18 at 7:30 p.m., July 12 at 2:30 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre

Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

704-633-5471

md@piedmontplayers.com

www.PiedmontPlayers.com

A Few Good Men

July 16-18 and 23-25 at 7:30 p.m.

Lee Street Theatre 704.310.5507  

www.leestreet.org

Krazy Night Festival

July 18

Downtown Salisbury

www.downtownsalisburync.com

Ain’t Misbehavin’

July 23-25, 29-31 & Aug 1 at 7:30 p.m., July 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre

Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.

704-633-5471

md@piedmontplayers.com

www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Village Ghost Walk   

July 25

Gold Hill Merchants’ Assoc.

www.goldhillnc.com 

August

Summer Sip NC Beer Fest

Aug. 8

Downtown Salisbury

www.downtownsalisburync.com

Woodleaf Tomato Festival

Aug. 15, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Unity Presbyterian Church,

885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland  704-278-4248

woodleaftomatofestival@yahoo.com

www.unitypresbyterianchurch.com

Hot Summer Nights Cruise In    

Aug. 15

Gold Hill Merchants’ Assoc.

www.goldhillnc.com 

College Night Out

Aug. 27

Downtown Salisbury

www.downtownsalisburync.com

September

2015 Rowan County Fair

Sept 18-26

Julian Road, Salisbury

www.rowancountyfair.net

Admissions Open House

Sept. 19

Catawba College

704-637-4111  www.catawba.edu

Family Weekend

Sept. 25-27

Catawba College

704-637-4111  www.catawba.edu

Gold Hill Founder’s Day  

Sept. 26

Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation at Gold Hill Park

704-267-9439

vivian@historicgoldhill.com

www.historicgoldhill.com   

Gospel in the Park

Sept. 27, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation

Gold Hill Mines Historic Park

704-267-9439

vivian@historicgoldhill.com

www.historicgoldhill.com

October

36th Annual Autumn Jubilee

Oct. 3 & 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dan Nicholas Park

exit 79 off I-85 – 8 miles Bringle Ferry Rd., Salisbury

www.dannicholas.net

704-216-7803

40th Annual Historic Homes Tour

Oct. 10 & 11

www.octobertour.com/

OctoberTour Autumn Fest

Oct. 10

Downtown Salisbury

www.downtownsalisburync.com

49th Annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddler’s Convention

Oct. 10

East Rowan High School,  Highway 52 S. Granite Quarry,

Adults $8, Children under 12 free with adult.  BBQ chicken and homemade desserts 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 pm until.

Music 6:30 p.m.

704-633-5940 or 704-267-9439.

Don Livengood

dmlivengood@att.net

Homecoming Weekend

Oct. 23-25

Catawba College

704-637-4111  www.catawba.edu

Gold Hill Ghost Tour, at Historic Park

Oct. 24, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation 704-267-9439 vivian@historicgoldhill.com www.historicgoldhill.com

Oct. 31

Halloween Funfest

Downtown Salisbury

www.downtownsalisburync.com

Trick Or Treat In The Village

Oct. 31

Gold Hill Merchants’ Assoc.

www.goldhillnc.com 

Sandy Hickman goldhillmerchantsassociation@gmail.com 

November

Harvest Moon Ball

Nov.

Trinity Oaks Health and Rehab mid-November date TBA

Trinity Oaks, 820 Klumac Rd.

Brenda Zimmerman

704-603-2770

bzimmerman@trinityoaks.net

Admissions Open House

Nov. 14

Catawba College

704-637-4111  www.catawba.edu

Lighting of the Fall Fires  

Nov. 21

Gold Hill Preservation Society goldhillpreservationsociety@gmail.com        

704-724-4998

www.historicgoldhill.com

Holiday Night Out

Nov. 27

Downtown Salisbury

www.downtownsalisburync.com

Santa & The Grinch at the Bell Tower

Nov. 28

Downtown Salisbury

www.downtownsalisburync.com

December

Christmas in the Village  

Dec. 11-13

Gold Hill Merchants’ Assoc.

www.goldhillnc.com

Santa & The Grinch antique fire truck rides

Dec. 12

Downtown Salisbury

www.downtownsalisburync.com

Weekly Meetings

Refresh & Relax Yoga Classes

Mondays, Jan. 5 to Feb. 9

9-10:30 a.m. and 5:45-7:15 p.m.

Taught by Debra McNeil.

Registration is required.

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. 704 647-0999  faithart@bellsouth.net

www.faithart.org

Nia Technique Classes

Begin Jan 6. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7 p.m.   Taught by Elizabeth Cole, First-Degree Black Belt Master Teacher.

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. 704 647-0999  faithart@bellsouth.net

www.faithart.org

Belly Dance Classes

Begin Jan 14. Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. American Tribal Style Belly Dance Taught by Nancy Gaines.

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.  704 647-0999  faithart@bellsouth.net

www.faithart.org

Feb. 2 – April 30

Baby Time: Rowan Public Library (RPL) Headquarters, (HQ) Wed. 10 a.m.  East, Mon. 10 a.m.

Stories and songs for babies 6 – 23 months with parent or caregiver.  About an hour.

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Rowan Public Library

Feb. 2 – April 30

Toddler Time: Rowan Public Library HQ, 201 W. Fisher St.,

704-216-8242. Tue. 10:30 a.m.  and at East, Mon. 11 a.m. Focus on sharing books, singing songs and encouraging listening skills; 18 – 35 months with parent or caregiver. About 30 mins.

Feb. 2 – April 30

Tiny Tumblers. Stories, musical scarves and instruments babies 6-23 months with parent or caregiver. Two times / week. RPL South, Tuesdays  & Thursdays 10:30 a.m.  30 mins.

Feb 2 – April 30

Preschool Time: build reading readiness skills, 3-5 years, with parent or caregiver. RPL HQ Thurs. 10:30 a.m. East, Thurs. 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. 30 mins.

Feb 2 – April 30

Noodle Head Story time

4 years and up. Silly books and tales RPL HQ Thurs. 4p.m.

South, Mon. 4 p.m. 30 mins.

Feb 2 – April 30

Art Programs. Activities and instruction. Activities vary by branch.  8 and under with adult.  30 – 45 mins.

RPL HQ Art in the Afternoon, Thurs. 4:30 p.m.  East – Emma’s Easel, Thurs. 4 p.m. South – Art with Char, Wed. 4 p.m.

Monthly Meetings

Alzheimer’s Support Group

Fourth Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Rufty Holmes Senior Center 1120 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. 704-633-7862. Education and  sharing time.  Light meal before meeting.  704-788-3399 Teresa Dakins.

Book Bites Book Club

6:30 – 8:00 pm

Jan. 27, Feb 24, March 31, April 28, May 19 and June 30.

South Rowan Regional Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove.  704-216-7841

April.Everett@rowancountync.gov

www.rowanpubliclibrary.org Good books, fun fellowship, and tasty food. Free book club discuss a different book each month and serve refreshments loosely related to the theme.

Teen Advisory Boards (TAB)

Rowan Public Library all locations.

Teens provide input on RPL’s teen programming and book selection and discuss issues of interest in Rowan County. TAB meet once a month at all 3 sites.

RPL HQ TAB Dates:

Tue. Jan 6, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Tue. Feb 3, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Tue. Mar 3, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Tue. Apr 7, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

RPL South TAB Dates:

Thu. Jan  8,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Thu. Feb 12, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Thu. Mar 26, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Thu. Apr  9,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

RPL East TAB Dates:

Tue. Jan, 13, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Tue. Feb 10, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Tue. Mar 10, 4:30– 5:30 p.m.

Tue. Apr 14, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Jennifer.Nicholson@rowancountync.gov 704-216-8229 www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville, Senior Circle

First Wednesday of each month, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Community Rooms A and B. 704-660-4022

Leigh.Whitfield@lnrmc.com

To register, call 1-888-99LNRMC (56762). www.seniorcircle.com

Olde Rowan Fiber Guild Third Monday of the month 6:30-9 p.m.

Center For Faith & the Arts, rear entrance of Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W. Harrison St, Salisbury. 704-647-0999

faithart@bellsouth.net

Rowan County Democratic Party

Fourth Thursday of the month; 6:30 p.m. Commissioner’s Room, County Building, 130 W. Innes St.

704-603-8029

dotgeofhoy@gmail.com. www.rowancodems.com

Rowan Co. Senior Democrats

Third Tuesday of the month; 1 p.m. in the Hurley Room, Rowan Library, 201 W. Fisher St. 704-870-8380  

or abryantmitchell@ymail.com

City Planning Board

Second and fourth Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Council Chambers, 217 S. Main St.

Sesquicentennial

There are numerous Civil War commemorations throughout the year. See this site for links and dates http://www.civilwar.org/150th-anniversary/150-events/

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