People & Places Sunday, March 6

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 6, 2016

Rowan Redbuds

The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club met Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Rowan Public Library.  President Kim Fahs presided. Darrell Blackwelder was the program speaker.

If you are interested in visiting the Rowan Redbuds Garden Club, call 704-754-8905 for more information.


AAUW Salisbury Branch 

The American Association of University Women will hold its annual Spring Brunch on Saturday, March 12 from 9:30 a.m.-noon. The brunch is open to the public. Advance reservations are required.

The topic this year is “Women in Politics.”  Guest speakers are Congresswoman Alma Adams and Mayor Barbara Mallett.

The brunch will be held at at the First United Church of Christ, 207 West Horah St.

Reservations are due by March 7 and cost is $7. For more information, contact Dr. Carol Cody, president,

For brunch reservations, contact Eileen Hanson-Kelly, AAUW Treasurer, at 704-855-8353 or


Lyme Disease support group

The Lyme Disease support group will not meet in March because the meeting falls on Easter Sunday.  The meetings will resume in April and continue on fourth Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Lyerly Building, 523 S. Main St. Info: Patti Lyerly, 704-639-9973,


Central Carolina Bridge Association’s duplicate bridge sectional

Central Carolina Bridge ASsociation’s Unit 169 is sponsoring a duplicate bridge sectional tournament Friday, March 11- Sunday, March 13 at the Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 Martin Luther King Ave.

Stratified Open and 499er Pairs games will be held at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m on Friday and Saturday games will start at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m  Sunday’s two-session Swiss Teams begin at 10 a.m. with lunch included.

The tournament is open to the bridge-playing public.  A nominal fee is charged for each session.  If you need a partner or team, contact John McLaughlin or 704-636-9781.  More information can be found at or


Sacred Places Tour 2016

The third annual Sacred Places Tour will feature seven to eight historic churches and two cemeteries on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour plans to highlight western Rowan County churches in Cleveland, Mt. Vernon, Woodleaf and Mount Ulla.

An introduction will be given at Thyatira Presbyterian Church delving deeper into the history of this historic structure and the development of Presbyterianism in western Rowan County. The talk will be followed by a self-guided tour where visitors will gain a view of the physical space as well as the stories of those who have played a role in the development of each church.

Booklets will be provided by Historic Salisbury Foundation, and docents will be present at each site. Many churches prepare a little something extra for their guests to enjoy along the way like light snacks or demonstrations on special musical instruments like a harmonium.

Advance tickets are $10 available at or 704-636-0103 or the office at 215 Depot St. Day-of tickets are $15 available at Thyatira Presbyterian Church.

2016 Tour Sites:

• Back Creek Presbyterian Church,  2145 Back Creek Church Road,  Mount Ulla

• Christ Episcopal Church, 3430 Old US Hwy 70, Cleveland

• Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 435 Carson Road, Woodleaf

• Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Saint Andrews Church Road, Woodleaf

• Saint George’s Episcopal Church, 9170 Cool Springs Road, Woodleaf

• Third Creek Presbyterian and Cemetery, 2055 Third Creek Church Road, Cleveland

• Thyatira Presbyterian Church and Cemetery, 220 White Road, Salisbury

• Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road, Cleveland


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