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People & Places Sunday, March 12

29th Annual VIP Putt Putt Golf Tournament

The annual mini-golf tournament for individuals who are blind/visually impaired will be on April 8 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Participants travel from all across North Carolina to participate in this special event held at Dan Nicholas Park on the accessible putt-putt course, at only $5 per participant. Volunteers are needed to assist the participants in navigating the course for play. No prior experience is required. Volunteers MUST be at least 16 years old. Volunteer check-in is 8:30 a.m. It’s definitely a special day consisting of fun, fellowship and food. For additional details or to sign-up to volunteer, contact the Therapeutic Recreation Division-Rowan County Parks and Recreation, 704-216-7780 or vernice.gallon@rowancountync.gov

The 2017 Miss Black & Gold Experience

The Gamma Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha will hold its annual Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant, “American Beauties,” next Thursday, March 16, at 7:06 p.m. in Varrick Auditorium on the campus of Livingstone College, 701 W. Monroe St. The winner will compete at the State Miss Black & Gold Pageant in November 2017. Free for students, $3 for guests. Call 704-253-0290 to learn more.


Sole Hope shoe cutting party at Morgan Ridge

Morgan Ridge Railwalk Brewery, 421 N. Lee St., will be hosting a Sole Hope shoe cutting party from 5-8 p.m. on March 15. The event is free and all supplies will be provided. Donations of large safety pins, medical gloves, band-aids, alcohol wipes, gauze wrap, triple antibiotic/Neosporin cream, child strength pain medication, and medical tape will be accepted. For more information, contact Holly at holly@solehope.org


Participate in Women In Progress

Community groups and locally owned businesses are invited to send a representative to the Women In Progress event as it celebrates its seventh year anniversary on March 25. It will be held at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church, 719 S Caldwell St., from noon to 3 p.m. There will also be wellness stations, a photo booth, a community news table, door prizes and raffles. Contact Melissa at 704-754-1813 or email gladdenm531@gmail.com to learn more.


Autism Society of NC Rowan County

The March Support Meeting is Tuesday, March 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Room 108, 217 S. Church St.  Enter on Church St. side of building through doors to the right of the courtyard.

“Brothers and Sisters of Children with Disabilities: Too Important to Ignore” with Carol Cranford, executive director of Family Support Network of Southern Piedmont.  Come learn about SibShops and other ways to help support your typically-developing children.



Childcare will be available but you must make a reservation with Nancy Popkin at 704-894-9678 or npopkin@autismsociety-nc.org with the name and age of any children you will bring.  Space will be limited. Deadline for childcare RSVP is March 19.

21St Annual Cause For Paws 

BERMUDA RUN — The 21st Cause for Paws will feature a murder mystery dinner show supporting the Humane Society of Davie County’s spay/neuter fund. On Friday, March 24 doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner and the murder mystery show will be from 7-10 p.m.

It will be held at WinMock at Kinderton in the Loft, 168 E Kinderton Way. Advance tickets are $40 each and $75/pair, at www.causeforpaws.causevox.com

“Help HSDC solve the purr-fect crime — When a magical mishap leaves a million dollar inheritance up for grabs, the next trick will be figuring out who the lucky winner is, and who will end up behind bars for malicious magical mayhem. This is an abracadabra disaster, and it’s up to you to find the murderer before they vanish into thin air. Spend the evening glimpsing through the smoke and mirrors to uncover which hocus pocus hitman offed the poor fellow, and stop them before this goes down as the most dangerous magic trick in history.

Gather information, trade clues with your guests, and solve the crime before the murderous magician gets away! Come dressed as a rival magician, a lovely assistant, or even a detective to this night of magical mystery. Use all your best tricks to get info and clues to solve the crime so the show can go on!” – Murder Mystery Co

HSDC will be auctioning off an overnight stay at Riverhouse Inn & Restaurant. Tickets are sold the night of. Learn more at www.davienchumane.org or call us at 336-751-5214.



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