People & Places Sunday, March 19

Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club

The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club will meet Thursday, March 23, at 1: p.m. in the Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library Headquarters at 201 W.Fisher St. Guests are welcome. Call Kim Fahs, president, at 704-754-8905 to learn more.

Delta Sigma Theta Founders Day

The Salisbury Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority recently celebrated Founders Day. Established in 1913 on the campus of Howard University, the sisterhood is composed of more than 300,000 college-educated women from all over the US, Bermuda and Haiti.

The local chapter celebrated with a three-day weekend of events.

A casual gathering of fun and fellowship was held at Thelma’s Down Home Restaurant.

Phase two was a candlelight rededication ceremony which served as a time to reflect, honor and salute the strong leaders and the stellar work of the sorority.

The culmination of the Delta Legacy was held at the RCR Enterprises Auditorium. Guest speaker was soror Daphne Maxwell Reid, best know for her role as Aunt Vivian from the TV comedy “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” She spoke to a crowd of more than 500 ladies from the South Atlantic region of the DST.

Committed to Salisbury and the Rowan County community, Delta is a public service organization.


Alpha Kappa Alpha news 

Founders’ Day

On Feb. 6, more than 300 graduate and undergraduate members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in the Western Carolina Cluster met at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel to celebrate the sorority’s 109th Founders’ Day.

The Honorable Rev. Pearl Burris-Floyd was guest speaker for the celebration. Burris-Floyd is a graduate of the University of NC-Chapel Hill and Pfeiffer University with more than 40 years of service as a sorority member.

The luncheon theme was “Launching Together as One in Sisterhood and Service” and 32 members of the Delta Xi Omega Chapter from Salisbury attended the event. Sh’Myra L. Moore, president of Delta Xi Omega, gave the invocation.

The WCC, a part of the Mid-Atlantic Region, is composed of chapters from Asheville, Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory and Salisbury. Joyce Henderson of Virginia serves as the regional director for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Community service project

The members of the Delta Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororityin Salisbury also participated in a unified community service project for the luncheon. Chapters in the Western Carolina Cluster donate non-perishable items to a local women’s shelter. The members of Delta Xi Omega donated to the Family Crisis Council of Rowan County. Elizabeth Sippel, community coordinator with the Family Crisis Council, received the items.

This community service project falls within the sorority’s program target of Family Strengthening, which seeks to assist those in homeless shelters, women’s shelters and other assistance agencies. L. Sh’Rae Moore serves as the Special Observance Chairman for the chapter.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sororitywas founded on the campus of Howard University in 1908. The international sorority has over 290,000 college-trained women committed to providing service that is impacting the lives of others in their respective communities.


Cheers to 7 Years

Women In Progress 7th year anniversary is Saturday, March 25 in the Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church fellowship hall at 719 S Caldwell St. from 1noon to 3 p.m. Community groups and locally owned businesses will be represented. Lunch will be provided and there will be wellness stations, a photo booth, a community news table and door prizes and raffles. Email to learn more.

Rowan County Autism support

“Brothers and Sisters of Children with Disabilities: Too Important to Ignore” will be presented by Carol Cranford, executive director Family Support Network of Southern Piedmont. Having a sibling with a disability can be both rewarding and challenging.

The meeting is Tuesday, March 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, room 108, 217 S. Church St.

Deadline for childcare RSVP is today. Call Nancy Popkin at 704-894-9678 or e-mail at


Rowan Helping Ministries

Save the date: April 29: Annual golf tournament for Rowan Helping Ministries will be at Corbin Hills Golf Course, 431 Wildwood Drive, with a shotgun start.

On April 22, from 6-10 p.m. is Pass The Plate, the annual fundraiser for Rowan Helping Ministries that features food, a live band, a silent auction and casino games. Held at the Catawba Crystal Lounge.

To learn more, contact Kris Mueller at 704-637-6838 ext. 103 or


ESU presents Mr. Mark Hewitt

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, Mark is the son and grandson of directors of Spode, the fine china manufacturers.

In 1983 he and his wife Carol moved to Pittsboro and set up their pottery, built a very large wood kiln and began making the distinctive functional pots for which he has become known. He uses local clays and blends the different North Carolinian folk traditions together into a contemporary style that has attracted a sizeable following.

Mark’s work has been featured in the Smithsonian magazine and on the cover of American Craft magazine and he has exhibited in London, New York and Tokyo, as well as throughout the US.

The dinner event is Thursday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Gerry at 704-216-2660 or

Held at the Country Club of Salisbury, $32 pp. Sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. You do not have to be a member of either to attend. See to learn more.


Southern Piedmont Woodturners

CONCORD — On Tuesday, March 21, 6:30-9 p.m., the Southern Piedmont Woodturners will hos a mini-symposium with members demonstrating different topics, plus a tool swap. These monthly meetings are open to the public.

Southern Piedmont Woodturners is located inside the Clearwater Artist Studio and Gallery, 223 Crowell Drive NW. For information or directions, call Phil Goodman at 704-796-0803.



Youth Stand For Christ 2017

Deadline to register is March 24. Sign-up sheets are at the JF Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. The event also takes place there on April 8 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.  Teams of seven boys and girls ages 9-16 discover how to work together through sports, fellowship and learning. Teams receive T-shirts, food, snacks, drink and certificates of participation. Call  704-433-6662 to register a team or email $100/team. Volunteers needed. Sponsored by At The Cross Ministries, proceeds benefit the ministry.

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