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People & Places Sunday, August 7

Spencer community forum

SPENCER — The Town of Spencer will hold a Community Forum on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m., at Town Hall, 600 S. Salisbury Ave., for the purpose of facilitating engagement and feedback from the community. For more information, call 704-633-2231.


Community Health Fair

From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13, Solid Rock Church Of God, 1004 Locke St., will host a community health fair sponsored by Novant Health and Novant Health Breast Center. There will be free blood pressure monitoring, free blood sugar check and free healthcare information. A mammogram requires an appointment. There will be a special presentation by Global Women’s Ministry Inc. of Charlotte. Refreshments will be served. For details, contact Rev. Laura A. Washington at 704-645-1782 or swashington@fibrant.com


A.L. Brown High School plans reunion

The A.L. Brown High School class of 1961 is planning its 55th class reunion on Oct. 22. It will be held at the new City Hall in Kannapolis, 401 Laureate Way, at 6 p.m. For more information call J. D. Whitmire at 704-773-0952. Also, help in locating the following classmates would be appreciated: Barbara Jean Beam, Maxine Carter, Gloria Davidson, Alva Ernestine Deese, Patricia Rodgers Tilley and Martha Frieze.


PPT annual meeting is open to the public

Piedmont Players Theatre’s annual meeting will be held Monday, Aug. 8 at 6 p.m., on stage at the Norvell Theater, 135 East Fisher St. A brief business meeting will follow the pot-luck dinner. For more information. contact Josh Wainright at 704-633-5471 or md@piedmontplayers.com


The Rowan Redbuds

The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club met July 28 at the Rowan Public Library. Those interested in visiting the club may call 704-754-8905 for more information.


RiverDance benefits The LandTrust for Central NC

The LandTrust for Central North Carolina will host the 16th annual RiverDance event on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Historic Salisbury Train Station, 215 Depot St. There will be music by The Castaways, and will be catered by Divine Appetit. Tickets are $75 per person or $150 per couple, available at 704-647-0302, or http://landtrustcnc.org/purchase-riverdance-tickets/

Committee members for RiverDance 2016 are: Elizabeth Anderson, Emily Blanton, Mary Corinne DeGood, Darrell Hancock, Dianne Hundley, Kelli Isenhour, Edward Norvell, Dennis Testerman,Josh and Jamie Watkins, and Jane Lee Watson.


Folk festival sweepstakes

Greensboro — Four winners will receive two round-trip tickets to Greensboro to attend this year’s National Folk Festival, Sept. 9-11, where some 300 artists, musicians, dancers, storytellers, and craftspeople will perform on as many as seven outdoor performance venues throughout downtown Greensboro.

The sweepstakes runs through Aug. 24. Enter the sweepstakes in two ways: 1.Online at nationalfolkfestival.com or 2. Print name, address, home telephone number, and age on a 3” x 5” card and mail to: “Ride NC by Train to the National Folk Festival,” P.O. Box 877, Greensboro, NC 27402.

Deadline for entry is Aug. 24.


NC Museum hosts accessibility and sensory-friendly night 

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in collaboration with ARC of Wake County, Arts Access and Marbles Kids Museum, present Accessibility and Sensory-Friendly Night for families with special needs on Thursday, Aug. 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) This event is designed to provide a fully-accessible visit to those who might benefit from a calmer, lower-visitation period at the Museum. This event is free to all and registration is not required. For more information, contact Liani Yirka atliani.yirka@naturalsciences. org or 919-707-9887.


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