Community Calendar May 2015

Published 12:00 am Monday, May 4, 2015

Annual RPL Book Sale

May 4, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Large selection of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books, DVDs, CDs, most items priced $2 or less.

201 West Fisher St.

Salisbury/Rowan Senior Games

May 4, 9:30 a.m.

Corbin Hills Golf Club

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

Salisbury Community Appearance Commission 

May 4, 3 p.m.

1st floor conference room, City Hall, 217 S. Main St. to review by-laws.

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 7:30 p.m.

Catawba College

Hedrick Little Theatre

Robertson College-Community Center 704-637-4111

Clueless About Accounting? – Free Seminar

May 4, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, CBTC Campus, 660 Concord Parkway N., Concord, Room 9281 – 704-216-7222

Kannapolis History Assoc.

May 4, 7 p.m.

Mike Legg on the City’s decision to purchase the city from David Murdock.

A. L. Brown High School Social Room, park in the lot east of Trinity Church.


Auto Safety Class

May 5 – May 7,

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S., , Bldg. 200

Room 230, 704-216-7222

10 Minute Play Festival : Yard Sale. 

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

Six brand new themed comedies by local playwrights.

Lee Street Theatre 704.310.5507

Salisbury-Rowan AARP May 7, 1 p.m.

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Drive. Jenny Fritts-Waisner, Environmental Education Specialist “Preventing Water Pollution in our Homes.” Seniors 50+, free, refreshments following. 704-216-7714.

Sole Hope Barbecue

May 7, 6:30 p.m.With founder Asher Collie. BBQ, 2 sides, drink, dessert $10. Held at Life Church off Jake Alexander Blvd. All proceeds benefit Sole Hope. Info at

Rowan Republican Executive Committee 

May 7, 7 p.m.

Gateway Bldg., 204 E.Innes St. All registered members of the Committee are expected. Registered Rowan Republican guests are welcome.

Charlotte’s Web

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

Piedmont Players Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471

Basic Forklift Operator Class

May 7 – May 9, RCCC

North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd South

704-216-7222, Bldg. 400, Room 4213,

Nursing Info Session

May 8, 1- 3 p.m.


399 Biotechnology Lane

Kannapolis, Room 115


Movies in the Park

May 8, 7:30 p.m.

Music and entertainment before the movie: ‘Cars’ (PG) about 8:45 p.m. Village Park, 700 W. C St., Kannapolis. Free, 704-920-4343,

English Elation

May 9, 7:30 p.m.

Salisbury Symphony

David Hagy, Music Director, featuring Daniel Skidmore, violin and Anne Sellitti, cello. Catawba College Keppel Auditorium. 704-637-4314,

PPT’s Tarzan Youth Audition Workshop 

May 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. $40. Gwen Matthews on audition techniques geared to PPT’s upcoming youth musical. 25 spots available. 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Gold Rush Days  

May 9, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Local artists display and sell their work throughout the village. Shops and bakery, gold panning, live bluegrass music, and food. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill.

Jesse Carson High School Band 4th annual golf tournament

May 9, 8 a.m. registration with 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Also contests,prizes, giveaways. Proceeds used for band music, flags, gas, equipment, band camp, more. Register to play by May 4. 704-209-1073,

Ain’t Misbehavin’ Auditions

May 11 & 12 at 7 p.m.

Piedmont Players Theatre

Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471

Breast Cancer Mammogram 

May 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Combating for Cure, Town Hall, 105 S. Long St., East Spencer

AHA Basic Life Support CPR Class

May 12- 14, 6- 10 p.m.

RCCC North Campus

1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S. , Bldg. 400

Room 4204. 704-216-7222

VIP for a VIP Program 

May 12.

West Rowan High School Vehicle Injury Prevention for a Very Important Person. All sophomores, juniors, and seniors can be involved in the program.

MS Excel 2010/2013 Intermediate Course

May 13-20, Wednesdays

5- 9 p.m. RCCC South Campus, 1531 Trinity Church Road, Concord, Bldng 1000

Room 103A – 704-216-7222

Wake Up with Waterworks Visionary Breakfast

3rd Annual Live artists’ demonstrations. A hot, full-service breakfast buffet will be served.There is no charge to attend, but reservations are required. Cathi Brandt 704-636-1882

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Graduation

May 15, 4- 6:30 p.m.

Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC-49

Concord – 704-920-3976,


May 16, 8 a.m.

Silent auction, rock wall, bounce house, book sale, and food. Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd., N. 704-636-3002 –,

Eighth District Democratic County Convention

May 16, 10:30 a.m.

At the new Rockingham Courthouse, 105 W. Franklin St. Rockingham. Registration  9:30-10:30 a.m.

5K and Fun Run

May 16, 10 a.m. – Noon

Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd., N., 704-636-3002,

Armed Forces Day Celebration 

May 16, 10 a.m.

Flag changing ceremony Patriots Flag Concourse Memorial, N. Jackson and W. Miller St.s. Refreshments follow program. Sponsored by Rowan County Veterans Council and Military Officers Association of America. Bring a chair.

5th annual golf tournament to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries

May 16, 8 a.m. registration. Corbin Hills Golf Course. In memory of Ted Luther. 704-213-1986 or 704-682-2910.

Phalangies vs. Cancer

May 16, 3-7 p.m.

Kickball game to raise money for Kick-it, in partnership with the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. All proceeds go to Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road . Kimberly Reavis, 704-639-5680

Blues and Jazz Festival 

May 16

Rail Walk Arts District, Lee and Kerr St.s. 16th year.,

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.,

Summer Reading Registration begins

May 18

All RPLs  704-216-8234

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.

Taking Your Business Online: E-Commerce – Free Seminar

May 18, 6:30- 8:30 p.m.

RCCC Cabarrus Business and Technology Center, 660 Concord Parkway North

Concord. Bldg. CBTC

Room 9281 – 704-216-7222

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

Community Wide Crusade

May 18-22

6 p.m. workshops. 7 p.m. services at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Salisbury, 1920 Shirley Ave. 

Licensed to Grill Workshop

May 18, 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.

S. Rowan Library, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove,  704-216-7734

Tickets may be obtained by visiting at least one other Learn.Act.Grow. workshop. Tips on how to grill healthy alternatives to traditional cookout fair. 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

How do I Market My Small Business? – Free Seminar

May 20, 6:30- 8:30 p.m.

RCCC North Campus

1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S., . Bldg. 400

Room 4133 – 704-216-7222

Notary Class

May 22, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

RCCC North Campus

1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S. . Bldg. 400

Room 4133 – 704-216-7222

Flapjack Fundraiser

May 23, 8-10 a.m.

Omicron Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha:

Oneeka Lockhart 336-471-6663, Applebee’s 71 Plaza Parkway Lexington. Pancakes, sausage, milk, juice and coffee will be served $7. Proceeds will go to the sorority’s educational enrichment programs.

Notary Class

May 23, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

RCCC South Campus

1531 Trinity Church Road

Concord, Bldg. 1000

Room 308 – 704-216-7222

Bee Yard Day

May 23, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

2nd annual Bee Yard Day. Observation Hive, Educational displays and Beekeepers. Bring a picnic lunch or order one by calling 336-956-7781. Bring the kids—fun for the whole family, SandyCreek Farm between of Reeds & Tyro at 3160 South NC Hwy 150, Lexington.

Spring Gospel Jubilee Concert

May 23, 4 p.m.

J.C. Price Post 107 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. $10 in advance and $12 at the door

Gospel concert featuring The New Voices of Faith, the Bright Stars, and the all Male Choir of Statesville.

Gold Hill Bike Ride 

May 23

Gold Hill Preservation Society 704-724-4998

Memorial Day Celebration, Rowan County Veterans Council 

May 23, 10 a.m. at Salisbury VA Medical Center National Cemetery, 1601 Brenner Ave. 704-232-0021. Bring a chair.

Memorial Week Celebration at JCPrice American Legion Post 107

May 27-June 6

1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. 96th American Legion Anniversary event includes memorial services, gospel singing, rides and entertainment on the midway, music events, more. Dedicated in memory of Comrade Roy Leazer. Info and schedule at 704-636-2950.

Beginning Gentle Yoga

May 27- July 1, Wednesdays 5:30- 6:45 p.m.

RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd S. , Bldg. 400, Room 4124 – 704-216-7222,

Windows 8 Class

May 28, 5 9 p.m.

RCCC Cabarrus Business and Technology Center 660 Concord Parkway North

Concord, Bldg. CBTC, Room 9286 – 704-216-7222,

RCCC Friends & Family Golf Tournament

May 29, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Corbin Hills Golf Course, 431 Wildwood Drive, 704-216-7222,

Dental Assisting Information Session

May 29, 1- 3 p.m.

RCCC North Carolina Research Campus, 399 Biotechnology Lane, Kannapolis, Room 115, 704-216-7222,

LIVE at Lee Street 

May 29

Shannon Whitworth

Lee Street Theatre 704.310.5507,

PPT’s Night On The Stage Fundraiser

May 29-30, at 6:30 p.m.

Piedmont Players Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Starring Broadway Star- Katie Rose Clarke Very limited seating for this exclusive event. To reserve seats:  704-633-5471,

Movies in the Park

May 29, 7:30 p.m.

Music and entertainment before the movie: Big Hero 6 (PG) about 8:45 p.m. Village Park, 700 W. C St., Kannapolis. Free, 704-920-4343,

Hilltop Community Carnival

May 30, 4 p.m.

Free family event with games, prizes, face painting, snow cones, popcorn and treats. Special guest speaker at 6:30 p.m.: Buck Buchanan, two time Highland Games World Champion. Stallings Memorial Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St.

purHERty Interest Meeting

May 30, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Personal enrichment and community service program for girls ages of 11-18. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., , Hurley Room. Ticora Davis 980-643-0213

Lyme Disease Support Group

3 p.m., Sunday, May 31.

Ron Weber, M.A.,on Holistic Health & Wellness – Finding the Center of It All. Lyerly Building, 523 S. Main St., 704-639-9973,



Kannpolis Farmers Market

Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. Corner of Vance Ave. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd.

Salisbury-Rowan Farmers Market

Wednesdays and Saturdays 8 a.m.-noon

Wednesdays 4-7 p.m.

Corner of W. Fisher and S. Jackson St.

Lexington Farmers Market

Saturdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Depot on Railroad St.

China Grove Farmers Market

Fridays, 4-7 p.m.

China Grove Roller Mill.

Lunch Bunch-Exercise

11:30 Mon. and Wed. Lunch at 12:30 on Mon., Wed., and Fri. with Bible Study and programs at Concordia Lutheran Church in China Grove. Call 704-857-2163

Nia Technique Classes

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6-7p.m. Taught by Elizabeth Cole, First-Degree Black Belt Master Teacher. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. 704 647-0999

Belly Dance Classes

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

Meditation Group

Thursdays at 7:15 p.m. Led by Claudia Galup, Chopra Center Certified Meditation Teacher. Attendance every week not necessary, fit to your schedule. Bring pillows and blankets if you need them to be comfortable. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W Harrision St., . 704-647-0999

Heavenly Hot Dog Sale

Mount Olivet UMC, 301 Mt. Olivet Rd. Concord, 704-782-8846,, Normally Fridays 10 -2. Free Delivery over 10, take out available.

Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course

May 11 – August 17

Mondays and Wednesdays, 6- 9 p.m. RCCC Cabarrus Business and Technology Center Campus, 660 Concord Parkway N., Concord, Bldg. CBTC

Room 9286. 704-216-7222,




Alzheimer’s Support Group 4th 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.

Senior Circle

Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville, first Wednesday of each month, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Community Rooms A and B. 704-660-4022 To register, call 1-888-99LNRMC (56762).

Olde Rowan Fiber Guild 3rd Monday of the month 6:30-9 p.m. Center For Faith & the Arts, rear entrance of Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W. Harrison St. 704-647-0999

Senior Democrats

Rowan Co. Senior Democrats third Tuesdays; 1 p.m. in the Hurley Room, Rowan Library, 201 W. Fisher St. 704-870-8380


City Planning Board, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Council Chambers, 217 S. Main St.


Coming Soon!


First Friday

June 5, Downtown Salisbury

Pops at the Post

June 6, 8 p.m.

Salisbury Symphony concert in Downtown Salisbury on the Salisbury Post loading dock.

704-637-4314, or