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March 2016 Community Calendar

Feb. 29: Leap Day


Feb. 29, 4 p.m. CAC/Tree Board Awards Committee at City Hall.


March 1, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Blood drive at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.


March 1, 7 p.m. “Coal Ash Stories” Films, discussion and meet the filmmaker, free. Catawba College Center for the Environment, Room 300, 2300 W. Innes St.


March 1 Deadline for scripts for Lee Street theatre’s 2016 Original 10-Minute Play Festival/”Diversified.” Show dates: June 16-18. leestreet.org


Feb. 29 & March 1, 4 & 5 p.m. Youth auditions by appointment: “Junie B. Jones: the musical.” Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com


March 2 Salisbury Rowan Newcomers: Game and Card Party charity event to benefit “Food for Thought,” Salisbury Civic Center.


March 3, 10 a.m. Bridge lessons. Ten weeks, $55. ACBL accredited teacher. Info at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Ave., 704-633-7862.


March 3, 12:30 p.m. AARP covered dish lunch at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. The Hat Lady. 704-216-7714.


March 4, 2-3 p.m. Celebrate Dr. Seuss. ‘Day of all Days,’ RPL China Grove.


March 4-5, 7 p.m.  Salisbury Ghost Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs; in Salisbury of the 1800s. $5 students, $10 adults. Info at salisburyghostwalk.com, RSVP to boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or 704-798-3102.

March 5, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary Open House. Snacks, Furry Final 4 raffle, outside play yards. www.faithfulfriendsnc.org


March 5, 7-10 p.m. Band dance at the Y: Delmonico’s Band, bring a snack to share. $7 per person. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.


March 5, 3 and 6 p.m. Livingstone’s Julia B. Duncan Players perform “Herbert III.” $5, Tubman Little Theatre. Also art exhibit of faculty and staff works. 704-216-6260.


March 5-6 Rowan County Fair Spring Craft Show. 9 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 704-640-2326, http://rowancountyfair.net/events/


March 7, 6:30 p.m. Lexington Farmers Market vendor kick-off meeting. Ag Extension Center, 301 E. Center St., Lexington. 336-731-7317, bethleonard2003@yahoo.com


March 7 Deadline to register for March 12 AAUW annual Spring Brunch, “Women in Politics” with Congresswoman Alma Adams and Mayor Barbara Mallett. $7. RSVP to 704-855-8353 or hansonkelly@ctc.net.


March 8 Deadline to register for North Hills Christian School Shadow Day on March 10. RSVP to 704-636-3005 ext 109 or kcampbell@northhillschristian.com


March 8, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Meals on Wheels annual BBQ fundraiser. First Presbyterian Church, prepared by College BBQ $8. mowrowan@charlotte.twcbc.com


March 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Empty Bowls soup supper hosted by North Hills Christian School to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. $10 adults, $5 children. 704-637-6838, ext. 103 or rowanhelpingministries.org


March 10-12 & 16-19, 7:30 p.m./March 13 at 2:30 p.m. PPT presents “Cabaret,” the Broadway hit. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com


March 10, 7 p.m. History Club: “Dolly Madison’s scarlet dress.” Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St., www.rowanmuseum.org


March 11-12, 8 a.m.  Milford Hills UMC Spring fundraising sale. fellowship hall. 704-636-0471, office@milfordhillsumc.org


March 11-13 NC Rowan County Anime Group Triad Anime home convention, Winston Salem. http:groups.yahoo.com/neo/ groups/ncrowancounty anime/info


March 12, 7-10 a.m. Cleveland Lions breakfast, Lions’ Den, Cemetery St. Supports visually and hearing impaired research and services. 704-278-0661, Elaine Hewitt, hewclem@bellsouth.net


March 12, 9 a.m. St. Patrick’s Day 5K, Salisbury Fire Department, J.F. Hurley YMCA salisburyrowanrunners.org


March 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rowan Reading Rendezvous, St. John’s Lutheran Church, enter from North Jackson Street. Meet local, regional and national authors. Books for sale, proceeds benefiting the Friends of Rowan Public Library.


March 12, 2 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt at Kennedy American Legion, 801 North. Age appropriate hunts for 12 and under; free photos with Easter Bunny, refreshments, specal eggs with prizes.


March 12, 4-7 p.m. Hobo Supper, Epworth UMC 1030 Burrage Rodd NE, Concord. All you can eat, $3. Children under 6 free. Benefits missions of the United Methodist Men.


March 12, 7:30 p.m. “Remembrance,” with Bryan Hall, violin. Salisbury Symphony at Keppel Auditorium. Tickets at salisburysymphony.org


March 12, 7:30 p.m. Astronomical Society of Rowan monthly meeting plus celebration of club president’s birthday. 1920 Deal Road. www.astrowan.org


March 12, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.  AMVETS Post 460’s annual BBQ chicken cooking and fundraiser at the Post, 285 Lakeside Drive, at the lake.

March 12 CFA annual fundraising gala “Leap of Faith.” Details at www.faithart.org


March 12 Dolls’ Day luncheon and Doll & Toy Museum tour plus programs on Blue Eyed Dolls and Japanese Friendship Dolls. 704-762-9359 or www.SpencerDollAndToyMuseum.com


March 13 at 2 a.m. DST: Clocks Spring forward one hour to 3 a.m. to start Summer Daylight Savings Time


March 14-15, 7 p.m. PPT auditions for “A Time To Kill.” Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com


March 14, 5-7 p.m. Business After Hours – TBA. cdeese@rowanchamber.com 704-633-4221.


March 15, 2-6:30 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive, North Hills Christian School Helen Kelley Smith Gymnasium, register at www.redcrosssblood.org, sponsor code North Hills


March 16, 3-4 p.m.  Seminar at the Y: Diabetes Education seminar on medications. Free, sign up at J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.


March 17, 7:30 a.m. Power in Partnership: Millbridge Ruritan: Salute to Agri-business. cdeese@rowanchamber.com


March 17, noon Seminar at the Y: Overview of Diabetes & How it Affects You. Free, sign up at J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.


March 17, 2 p.m. Dollar-a-Day Boys Musical tribute to the CCC. RPL, 201 W. Fisher St. Bill Jamerson music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps.


March 17,  5 p.m. Operation Enduring Freedom/ Operation Iraq Freedom (OEF/OIF) Veterans first meeting, Refreshments provided by DAV Chapter 96 of Rowan County. Held at J.F. Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd.

March 18, 7:30 p.m.  Mipso plays LIVE at Lee Street. $20+tax 704-310-5507, Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St., leestreet.org


March 19, 11 a.m. until Chicken and dumplings, Millers Ferry Fire Dept., 2650 Long Ferry Road, also hamburgers and hotdogs. 704-637-1286.


March 19-20 

8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. County-Wide antique and odds-&-ends sale at the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Admission $1 for adults, free parking. Information,  704-425-9838.


March 19, 1-3 p.m.: DIY Garden Series. Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners hands-on project to build better raised beds.Rowan County Extension Offic, 2727 Old Concord Road, 704-216-8970.

March 19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Egg Hunt and Community Fun Day, free. Kelsey Scott Park 704- 216-2708, salisburync.gov


March 19, 1 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt ages 0-12, Games, Easter Bunny, prizes, candy. 8th Street Ball park, Spencer. Free. Spencer Jaycees.


March 19, 12-2 p.m. Sniff n’ Snag Egg Hunt at Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary for furry family members. Plus raffle and hot dog lunch available. faithfulfriendsnc.org


March 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sacred Places Tour, Western Rowan Churches and Cemeteries. Tickets at Historic Salisbury Foundation, 704-636-0103, historicsalisbury.org


March 19, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.  SRHS Bible Teaching Association chicken noodle dinner. Proceeds benefit South Rowan Bible Teaching Association. Prices in The Hut include all-you-can-eat dinner, drink, one dessert. Take-out available. Rodgers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St., Kannapolis, 704-932-8301.

March 19, 3-8 p.m.  Horizons Unlimited Turn Back the Clock Night, free Also Laser Vinyl show: U2 • 1636 Parkview Circle. www. rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium


March 20: First day of Spring


March 22, 6:30 p.m. Livengood-Peeler-Wood Auxiliary fundraiser meal followed by meeting at 7 p.m. Granite Quarry Legion Bldg., 704-638-0458.


March 25: Good Friday


March 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt & Springfest in Historic Gold Hill Village, for children ages 10 and under. Bring your camera. Games , activities 11 a.m., nominal charge.  840 St. Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com


March 27:  Easter Sunday


March 29, 7-9 p.m. Darrell Connor and the Country Music Legends Band in concert at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., free.


March 30, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Spring Fling Craft Fair at the J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.


March 30- Apr. 2, 7:30 p.m. “Woyzeck” at Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, Catawba College. Directed by student director Morgan Summers.


March 31-April 1, 10:30 a.m.  Chrismon classes at Rufty’s Chrismon Shop. Four levels will be taught. Reservations and info at 704-636-7790. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, info@chrismons.com


Recurring WEEKLY

Every Tuesday, 9-11 a.m.

Free coffee & doughnuts for veterans. Frontier Coffee Shoppe in Thelma’s Restaurant, West End Plaza.

Mondays, Feb. 29 & March 7, March 14, 12:15 p.m. 

Music and Meditation, Chapel, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St.

Rowan Public Library 

— Chapter Chats Book Club, ages 14-17 primarily for developmental or intellectual disabilities; Tuesdays 4 p.m. Yosties, 202 N. Main St., Faith 704-216-7842, rowanpubliclibrary.org

— Tail Waggin’ Tutor, 1st-3rd grade, reserve session to read aloud to a therapy dog. 201 W. Fisher St., Tuesdays 4:30 p.m., 704-216-8234 or 110 Broad St, Rockwell, Mondays 3:30 p.m. 704-216-7842

Every Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Heavenly Hot Dog Sale

Mt Olivet UMC, 301 Mt. Olivet Rpad. 704-782-8846 or mtochurch.com



(see next Monday’s Town Crier for the rest of the month) 

First Monday

• Veterans Voices, 10 a.m. Free coffee, refreshments for Veterans. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive.

• Tourism Master Plan cttee., noon, 204 E. Innes St.

• GriefShare recovery seminar/support group: 6-8 p.m. First Baptist Church, China Grove,302 Patterson St., 704-857-5415.

• GriefShare recovery seminar/support group: 6-8 p.m., Central Baptist Church,1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis. 704-467-2795, Julie Pope.

• Rowan County Board of Commissioners, 3 p.m., Rowan County Admin. Bldg., 130 W. Innes St.

• Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners, 3:30 p.m., Cabarrus County Gov. Center, 65 Church St., SE, Concord.

• Covenant Community Connection, 5 p.m. City office bldg., 132 N. Main St., second floor, 704-638-5217, www.srhrc.org

• East Spencer Board of Aldermen, 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, 105 S. Long St., East Spencer.

• Landis Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 312 S. Main St., Landis.

• Granite Quarry Board of Aldermen, 7 p.m., Municipal Bldg., 143 N. Salisbury Ave., Granite Quarry.

• Harold B. Jarrett American Legion, dinner 7 p.m., meeting follows meal.

• VFW 9134, 7 p.m., VFW post 9134 Rockwell. davidhand89@yahoo.com

First Tuesday 

• TOPS NC 437, 10 a.m., Lane St. Baptist, 2532 Lane St., Kannapolis. Weigh-ins 9:30 a.m. 704-938-3634.

• Rowan Parkinson’s support group, 1 p.m., First Presbyterian education bldg., Fisher St. entrance. 704-633-3181.

• Salisbury City Council, 4 p.m., City Hall, 217 S. Main St.

• Rowan County Veteran Council, 7 p.m., 704-603-7301.

• China Grove Town Board, 7 p.m. Town Hall, 333 N. Main St., China Grove.

• Rockwell RFD board of directors, 6 p.m. Fire station at 11800 Old Beatty Ford Road, Rockwell.

First Wednesday

• Salisbury Rowan Convention & Visitors Bureau master plan cttee., noon, 204 E. Innes St.

• Salisbury Community Appearance Commission, 4 p.m., Council Chambers, 217 S. Main St.

First Thursday

• PGT Toastmasters, 5:45-6:45 p.m., J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 828-310-8491.

• SRC&VB destination marketing cttee., 10 a.m., 204 E. Innes St.

• Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge Stated Communications, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting.

• Kennedy Hall American Legion Post 106 Cleveland, 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. meeting.

• NAACP general meeting, 7 p.m. Location TBA.

• Eureka Lodge 45, 7 p.m., 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. 704-636-3267 or 7040-798-2032.

First Saturday

• Rowan Republican Breakfast, 8 a.m. Ryan’s Steak House. Discussion 9 a.m. Info: pierceconstruction@msn.com

• Goldmine Toastmasters, 8:30-10 a.m., Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord. 704-305-1040.



Jobs for Life Classes

Through April 10; 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and Sundays,  First Ministry Center 220 N. Fulton St., 704-633-0431.

13-week local history course

7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 5. Historic Salisbury Foundation. Email Office@historicsalisbury.org

Rowan Museum 

50th Anniversary Vietnam War “Tour of Duty.” 202 N. Main St. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

Spencer Doll & Toy Museum

Blue Eyed Dolls and Japanese Friendship Dolls, 108 Fourth St., 704-762-9359 spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery

“Rail Walk Rocks,” variations on the theme of rocks. 409-413 N. Lee St. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

Waterworks Visual Arts Center 

• Through May 21: Spring, Up Close and Far • Rowan Salisbury student exhibitions. 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, waterworks.org

Salisbury Business Center 

Kannapolis Arts’ – Artist Showcase, www.facebook .com /events/


Missed this calendar? Submit an event to be added to the online version, email towncrier@salisburypost.com Subject line: community calendar. Plain text only please, no attachments. Next Monthly Calendar in print is April 4, then May 2 and May 30. Deadline: 7 days prior.



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