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Community Calendar March 2017

Feb. 28, 4 p.m.
Salisbury Planning Board, at One Water Street.

Feb. 28, 6 p.m.
Modern Western square dancing lessons, City Park Rec Center, 316 Lake Drive. $5 per person per night. 704-633-9641.

March 1, 6 p.m.
Last chance to join the spring class in modern Western square dancing. See above.

March 1
NC Museum of History deadline for 2017 annual Longleaf Film Festival. www.LongleafFilmFestival.com

March 1:
Ash Wednesday

March 2, 12:30 p.m.
Salisbury Rowan AARP Rufty-Holmes Sr. Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Covered dish; bring non-perishables for Rowan Helping Ministries. Program by Joyce Ingram, The Apron Lady.

March 2-5
“The Diary of Anne Frank.” March 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2:30 p.m. Lee Street theatre presents a Center for Faith & the Arts’ St. Thomas Players production. $15+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

March 3-5
NC Rowan County Anime Group anime convention in Greensboro. http:groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancountyanime/info

March 3, 1:30 p.m.
Don & Donna Folk Mountain Gospel Music mini-concert at J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Sign up at 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

March 3. 5-9 p.m.
Friday Night Out in Downtown Salisbury, Live Leprechan Challenge and Hunt for Gold.

March 3, 6 p.m.
Community drum circle at Center for Faith & the Arts. 207 W. Harrison St. behind and below Haven Lutheran Church.

March 3, 6 p.m.
13th Annual Thumb Pickers Convention Kick Off at Twisted Oaks, Statesville • March 4: Open mic and workshops • March 4: concert at Mac Gray Auditorium. Tickets at 704-380-0875 or 704-873-6100.

March 3, 6:30-8 p.m.
Catawba College historian Gary Freeze on his book “The Catawbans: Boomers and Bypasses.” South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

March 4
29th annual Shamrock run/walk through historic Mocksville to support a Storehouse for Jesus. www.ShamrockRunNC.com or 336-751-2973.

March 4, 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Chicken, pit cooked pork BBQ plates, sandwiches and by-the-pound, homemade desserts. Arbor UMC, 5545 Woodleaf Road. Proceeds to missions.

March 4, 2-4 p.m.
Reading and signing by Dicy McCullough, author of children’s books. Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., 704-762-9359, spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

March 4, 3 p.m.
Cantari performs works by NC composer Dan Locklair plus “Requiem” by Salisbury organist Matthew Brown. Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Ticket info voiceschapelhill.org

March 4, 4 p.m.
Scholarship event “Sowing Seeds for Education.” Entertainment, music, food. Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 602 S. Salisbury Ave. Granite Quarry. Info 704-431-6520 or 704-433-3277 or 704-647-9545.

March 4, 7 p.m.
Band dance at the Y: Delmoninco Band. Bring a covered dish. $8. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

March 4, 7 p.m.
Off the Wall Paint Off. Live music and spoken word during live painting. Proceeds go to homeless teen shelter. Sponsored by Guerilla Poets at at Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St.

March 4, 8:30 a.m.
Rowan Republican convention and precinct meetings, County Admin. Bldg., 130 W. Innes St. $10 at the door. Info 704-232-4047. No meeting of Rowan Republican Breakfast Club or Rowan Republican Exec. Cttee. due to convention.

March 4, 6 p.m
Rowan Republican Lincoln Reagan Dinner, The Event Center, 315 Webb Road. Program 7 p.m. with US Rep Richard Hudson and US Rep Ted Budd. Silent auction. 704-232-4047.

March 5, 2-5 p.m.
The King’s Daughter Prom Closet, new and gently used prom and formals. Sponsored by Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, Crescent Road, Rockwell. Pattie Allmond, 704-279-1742 or pallmond@rowanymca.org

March 7, 6 p.m.
Monthly Peace Circle at Mean Mug Coffee Co., 1024 S. Fulton St., www.meanmugcoffeeco.com

March 7, 14, 21, 7 p.m.
Free community reading of King Lear at Downtown Catawba, Plaza Building, Suite 103, 100 W. Innes St. Led by Dr. Bethany Sinnott. Info at bethanysinnott@hotmail.com

March 9, 7:30 p.m.
Salisbury Symphony presents NC Symphony conductor David Glover in “Our State’s Finest” in Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 704-637-4314 or director@salisburysymphony.org

March 9
Housing Advocacy Commission (HAC) members’ training at Charlotte Police Training Academy. Topics: eviction process, human trafficking, rental ordinance, Section 8.

March 10
Deadline to RSVP for AAUW benefit brunch on March 18 with Janet N. Spriggs and Teresa Moore-Mitchell. First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. $10. RSVP to Eileen Hanson-Kelly, hansonkelly@ctc.net

March 10
Concord on Canvas, original paintings by high school and professional artists auctioned off to benefit Cabarrus County high school art programs. http://www.concorddowntown.com/

March 10, 7-10 p.m.
Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342. Country Music Legends Band. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road.

March 10-11
Annual children’s consignment sale. Forest Hill UMC, Concord. 704-782-1109, www.foresthillumc.org

March 11, 7 a.m.
Spring Breakfast at Cleveland Lions’ Den, Cemetery St. By donation. Supports visually impaired and humanitarian projects. 704-278-2252 or 704-278-0974.

March 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority annual Youth Symposium at Isenberg Elementary. Lunch provided. Register at https://salisburysgrhoys2017.eventbrite.com

March 11, noon
“The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss.” Phoenix Readers at Kannapolis Train Station. See faithart.org

March 11, 1-3 p.m.
Virginia Graves, former M.A.S.H. nurse that served during the Korean War. South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

March 11, 2 p.m.
A Special Tribute Day to Barbie. Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., 704-762-9359, spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

March 12
2 a.m. Daylight Savings Time begins

March 11, 2-5 p.m.
Brunswick stew for international missions until sold out. Eat in, take out, by the quart. By donation. Faith Baptist Church, 203 N. Main St. , 704-279-3629.

March 11, 7 p.m.
“Through The Looking Glass, ” Center for Faith & the Arts Annual Gala with Catawba Danceworks and Rowan Youth Symphony. $75. Hors d ‘oeuvres, desserts, entertainment, open bar. Lee Street Theater, 329 N. Lee St., faithart.org/events

March 11-12, 10 a.m.
Repticon Charlotte features vendors, seminars, raffles, prizes. Family-oriented. Ticket info at http://repticon.com/north-carolina/

March 12, 3 p.m.
Winston Salem State University alumni meeting Noble and Kelsey Funeral Home.

March 14, 9-10 a.m.
Coffee with a Cop at Mean Mug. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

March 14, 6. p.m.
Salisbury Youth Council, Plaza seminar room, 100 W. Innes St. www.salisburync.gov/Departments/Administration/Pages/Boards-and-Commissions.aspx

March 14, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Meals on wheels 9th annual BBQ fundraiser, First Presbyterian Church. Prepared by College BBQ. $8.50, dine-in or take-out. Minimum 5 for delivery, call 704-633-0352 by 5 p.m. March 13.

March 14, 7 p.m.
Rowan History Club ‘Cycles of Life’ with Tim Moore on the importance of bicycles. Light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

March 16, 5-7:30 p.m.
Carson High School Visual Arts Show, Salisbury Business Center. Over 60 works on display. Music and appetizers. 704- 223-7084.

March 16, 6 p.m.
Location change: Rowan Republican Women at Hendrix BBQ, W. Innes St. 704-856-6403.

March 16-19
“Sister Act,” March 16-18, and 22-25 at 7:30 p.m., March 19 at 2:30 p.m. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., Complimentary reception following opening performance. Adults $20, students/seniors $17. 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

March 17
St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 7:30 p.m.
Classic Country with Graham Carlton, Tripp Edwards, Mary Gillespie, Carol Harris, and Matthew Weaver, LIVE at Lee Street, 329 N. Lee St., Leestreet.org, 704 310 5507

March 17
Friends of the Symphony Party of Note, St. Patrick Day’s Dinner and Celebration, $40 per person. 704-431-4447.

March 18, 9:30 a.m.

W4VEC Amateur Radio License Exam. W4VEC VEC Amateur Radio Exams Technician through Extra Class. $12 testing fee. Held at Bostian Heights Fire Dept., 8211 Old Concord Road, www.w4vec.org

March 18, 9 a.m.
Crop Day at Davie County Senior Services for scrapbookers and those who want to. Call Barbara Thornton to pre-register at 336-753-6230. 278 Meroney St., Mocksville.

March 18
African American Fashion Show. Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., 704-762-9359, spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

March 18, 7 p.m.
Band dance at the Y: Delmoninco Band. Line Dancing night. Bring a covered dish. $8. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

March 18-19
Randy’s Antique event at the Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road.

March 19, 2 p.m.
“Mt. Pleasant By The Minutes” by Ben Callahan at Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society. $5 admission. Info at carter28124@gmail.com

March 20
First Day of Spring

March 20-21, 7 p.m.
Auditions for PPT’s “Tom Jones,” Meroney Theater, 3rd floor, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, PiedmontPlayers.com

March 21, 9 a.m.
Travel with the YMCA to the Flight Museum, see the plane that landed in the Hudson River. 704-636-0111 or lklaver@rowanymca.com or www.rowanymca.org

March 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Two writers from London, England: Anne-Marie Fyfe (poet) and Cahal Dallat (poet, artist, critic). South Main Book Co., 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788, southmainbookcompany.com

March 22, 7:30 p.m.
Value night for PPT’s “Sister Act,” All tickets only $10. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com

March 23, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
American Red Cross Blood Drive at J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Sign up at 704-636-0111, ask for Louise.

March 24-25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style). Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., 704-762-9359, spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

March 24, 7:30 p.m.
Chatham County Line, LIVE at Lee Street theater, 329 N. Lee St., 704 310 5507, Leestreet.org

March 25, 8:30 a.m.
Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome. Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. http://pdssn.org/3-2-1-deacon-dash-for-down-syndrome/

March 25, 9 a.m.
Annual 5K run for missions. http://mthopechurchsalisbury.org/events/

March 25, 2-4 p.m.
Randell Jones, author of “In the Foot Steps of Daniel Boone.” Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., 704-762-9359, spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

March 25, 7:30 p.m.
Astronomical Society of Rowan and those interested meet at 1920 Deal Road. www.astrowan.org

March 25-26
CBA Swap meet and Bike Show at the Rowan County Fairgrounds.

March 26-27, 7 p.m.
Auditions for “Boeing, Boeing,” Lee Street Theater, 329 N. Lee St., 704 310 5507, Leestreet.org

March 27, 6 p.m.
‘Downtown Beats,’ community impromptu chorus at Rowan Public Library. 704-216-8248 or Abigail.Hardison@rowancountync.gov

March 28, 9-10 a.m.
Coffee with a Cop at Mean Mug. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615.

March 28, 6. p.m.
Salisbury Youth Council, Plaza Building seminar room, 100 W. Innes St. www.salisburync.gov/Departments/Administration/Pages/Boards-and-Commissions.aspx

March 29-Apr.1, 7:30 p.m.
“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a play at the Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, Catawba College, catawba.edu/theatre

March 30-April 2
“Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing,” March 30-31 and April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. and April 2 at 2:30 p.m. Youth Theatre, Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Complimentary reception following opening performance. PiedmontPlayers.com

— This week’s Town Crier —

Fourth Monday, Feb. 27
Circle of Parents 10-11:30 a.m., for families with children to age 5. New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 2785 Dunns Mountain Road, 704-603-3351.
Salisbury Elks Lodge bingo, 508 S. Main St. Early games 5 p.m., regular bingo 7 p.m. 704-798-8168.
Salisbury-Rowan Board of Education, 5 p.m., 500 N. Main St.
Kannapolis City Council, 6 p.m. at the train station, 201 S. Main St.
DAV Auxiliary no. 96, VA building 6, 6 p.m. Call 704-209-4026.
Psi Chi Chap of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, 6:30 p.m., RPL, 201 W. Fisher St., 704-639-9936.
GriefShare recovery, 6-8 p.m., Central Baptist Church, 1810 Moose Road, Kannapolis. 704-467-2795 .

Fourth Tuesday, Feb. 28
Free coffee and doughnuts for veterans, 9-11 a.m., Frontier Coffee Shoppe in Thelma’s Restaurant, West End Plaza.
TOPS NC 437, 10 a.m., Lakeview Baptist, 2532 Lane St., Kannapolis. 704-938-3634.
LOCATION CHANGE: Planning Board regular meeting, 4 p.m.,  at One Water Street.
Rowan County Board of Social Services (DSS), 5:30 p.m., 1813 E. Innes St.
‘Democracy for Sale,’ 6 p.m. at Mission House, 120 Statesville Blvd. Sponsored by Rowan Concerned Citizens, The Vine Events, Project Cover.
GriefShare: 6-8 p.m. First Baptist Church, China Grove,302 Patterson St., 704-857-5415.

First Wednesday, March 1
SRCVB master plan cttee., noon, Gateway Bldg., 204 E. Innes St.
Salisbury Community Appearance Commission, 4 p.m., Council Chambers, 217 S. Main St.

First Thursday, March 2
SRCVB destination marketing cttee., 10 a.m., Gateway Bldg., 204 E. Innes St.
Downton Abbey Club, 2 p.m., Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St. 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
PGT Toastmasters, 5:45-6:45 p.m., J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 828-310-8491.
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.
Country dance lessons, 6:30-9 p.m. $4. Harold B. Jarrett American Legion Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. 704-450-7446.
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 Friday, March 3
Gentle exercise for age 60+,   9 a.m. The Meadows of Rockwell, 612 China Grove Hwy. Pre-register at 704-698-6459.
Faith based addictions program, 7 p.m., Faith Baptist Church, 904 Chipola St. Transportation: 704-791-5987.
Faith based addictions program, 7 p.m., Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2515 E. Innes St. Transportation: 704-232-9130.

First Saturday, March 4
Rowan Republican Breakfast, 8 a.m. Johnny’s BBQ, 8640 Hwy 52, Rockwell. Discussion 9 a.m. Info pierceconstruction@msn.com
Toastmasters, Goldmine: 8:30-10 a.m., Connect Christian Church, Davidson Hwy, Concord.

• Listings based on last best information received. Confirm before attending.

• More Arts & entertainment events in Thursday’s Time Out or www.salisburypost.com > lifestyle > entertainment.

• Church events in Saturday’s Faith section or www.salisburypost.com > lifestyle > faith

• To submit a calendar event email towncrier@salisburypost.com



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