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Community Calendar April 2017


March 28, 6. p.m.

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

March 29, 7 p.m.

Phoenix Readers perform “All You Need Is Love,” poems about love by Garrison Keillor. Stanback Room, Rowan Public Library, W. Fisher St. kldavis302@gmail.com

March 29-April 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, April 6-8

“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

March 30, 31, April 1, 7:30 p.m.

“Point Blank, Voices From The Margin” in partnership with Covenant Community and Human Relations Council. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N Lee St. leestreet.org, 704-310-5507.

March 31-April 2

“Beauty and the Beast” musical at Lexington Youth Theatre. March 31, April 1 at 7 p.m. April 2 at 2 p.m. Edward C. Smith Civic Center, Lexington. $10, lexingtonyouththeatreinc.com

April 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

NC Transportation Museum. Fly in a hot air balloon or helicopter, learn more about aviation careers, see model airplane flights, hands-on children activities, participate in flight simulators, see the replica Wright Flyer. nctrans.org

April 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. Re-opening for the season. Easter egg dyeing, musket firing, woodworking, open fire cooking, candle making, children’s games, colonial dancers, music. $5 adults, $3 students

April 1 

Spring Craft & Garden Faire. Christ UMC, 3401 Mooresville Hwy. $3 adults, $2 students, children 5 and under free. Hosted by Youth United. Proceeds benefit youth events and missions.

April 1, 1-4 p.m. 

Salisbury Swing Band at Morgan Ridge Railwalk kickoff. Free, bring a lawn chair. 421 N. Lee St., 704-798-5840 or www.salisburyswingband.com

April 1, 2 p.m. 

Easter egg hunt at the Kennedy-Hall American Legion Post 106. 6250 Hwy 801. Special eggs, age appropriate hunting.

April 1, 7 p.m. 

Salisbury Ghost Walk Tour begins at Rowan County Administration Building. Bring camera and flashlight. RSVP to www.salisburyghostwalk.com or 704-798-3102.

April 1, 7-10 p.m. 

Band dance at the Y, Second Time Around Band. Bring a covered dish. $8. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111, www.rowanymca.org

April 1, 2-4 p.m.

Lisa Kline, author of children’s books, reading and autographing books at Spencer Doll And Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

April 1 

Bus trip to Harrah’s Cherokee sponsored by J C Price Hall of Fame. RSVP to Brenda Cowan at 704-431-3973 or 704-633-9073.

April 1, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Fairlane Club of America Show at Kannapolis Intimidators Stadium. $5 admission or free with your 1962-1976 Fairlane car or Fairlane parts to sell. carolinaswapandshow@yahoo.com or 704-738-5758

April 2, 2-4 p.m.

Hurley Park Spring Celebration, Salisbury Swing Band, carriage rides, soap bubble circus, Salisbury Symphony Musical Petting Zoo. Free. Lake Drive, Hurley Park, 704-798-5840 salisburyswingband.com

April 2-3, 7 p.m.

Auditions for “Boeing Boeing.” A comedy, two men and four women. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. leestreet.org, 704-310-5507.

April 3

Deadline for 2017 IMF Treasure Feamster Scholarship. 704-639-1894 or 704-647-9545.

April 6 at 6:30 p.m. 

IMPACT 2017: Celebrating 50 Years. Helen Kelley Smith Gymnasium. $50. RSVP to 704-636-3005 ext. 110. or eventbrite.com

April 6, 11:30 a.m. 

Benefit luncheon for Concord’s Serenity House with former MLB player Darryl Strawberry. All Saints Episcopal Church, 525 Lake Concord Drive, 704-372-8809 x341 or www.hopehaveninc.org

April 6 at 1 p.m. 

Salisbury-Rowan AARP hosts “Human Trafficking” by Mitzi Webber at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. Bring non-perishables for Rowan Helping Ministries.

April 7 5-9 p.m. 

Hop Around Town Spring Showcase and Easter activities. Downtown Salisbury First Friday Night Out, www. downtownsalisburync.com, 704-637-7814.

April 7, 9 a.m.

Earth Day on the Greenway Exploratory, Prescott Section of Salisbury Greenway.

April 7, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Civitan Club of Salisbury Spaghetti Feast, Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. $9 in advance, $10 at door. billbucher2012@gmail.com

April 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Rhythm & Run 5K fundraiser for NC Music Hall of Fame & Museum, racesonline.com/events/rhythm-and-run-5k, Downtown Kannapolis

April 7, 1 p.m. 

Free program at the YMCA: Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care hosts Advance Care Planning. Open to the public. RSVP to 704-636-0111, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Apr. 8, 1 p.m. 

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum showing “Frozen” and Frozen karaoke following the movie. Inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen.”

April 7, 8 p.m. 

Jeff Little Trio at The Davis Theatre, 65 Union St., South in the Historic Cabarrus County Courthouse. Tickets $25 at 704-920-2753 or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org

April 7-15

Easter Bunny Express at the NC Transportation Museum, 25 minute train ride with the Easter bunny, nctrans.org/Home.aspx 704-636-2889

April 8, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

VIP Putt-Putt Golf Tournament for blind/visually impaired, Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road. Volunteers needed to assist. 704-216-7780 or vernice.gallon@rowancountync.gov

April 8, 10:30 a.m.-noon 

RPL Spring Photowalk at NC Transportation Museum. Bring your own camera. RSVP at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click on photowalk link or 704-216-8242.

April 8

“A Night at the Cirque.” Cocktails, dinner, dancing, live performances by Cirque de Vol, a circus arts studio out of Raleigh. Lee Street Theater, 329 N. Lee St. leestreet.org, 704-310-5507

April 8-9 

Steam powered train excursionspulled by Class J #611 steam locomotive, to Lynchburg, Va., also two half day excursions. Full details at www.nctrans.org or 1-844-613-0611.

April 8, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Inaugural Lexington Depot District Music Fest, downtown. $45 general admission at the gate; advance discounts available. Music, beer, wine, food truck vendors, children’s games, activities. Rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs. Visit depotdistrictfest.com

April 8, noon 

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary annual Easter Sniff N’ Snag Egg Hunt. Registration 11:30, $10 per dog. 220 Grace Church Road, 704-633-1722, www.faithfulfriendsnc.org

April 8, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Carolina automotive swap ‘n show. Kannapolis Intimidators baseball stadium, 600 Stadium Drive. $5 admission. 704-267-5664, carolinaswap andshow@yahoo.com

April 8-9: 

Sunny Day’s Craft and Vendor Show at the Rowan County fairgrounds. Info: Peggi Brown, 336-880-3554.

April 9, 3 p.m.

Salisbury Symphony presents “Monumental –Requiem,” Verdi, Palm Sunday. Multiple choirs and soloists, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College, 704-637-4314, Salisburysymphony.org

 April 11, 10:30 a.m.: 

AAUW Outlook Readers discussion with Susan King, Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road, author of “Optimism for Autism,” http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net

April 11: Passover

April 11, 9 a.m. 

Travel with the Y to Shallowford Popcorn Farms tour/ Hanes Mall shopping. Open to the public. 704-636-0111. Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. www.rowanymca.org

April 11, 7 p.m. 

Rowan History Club ‘Land of My Ancestors: Art in History’ with local artist Robert Alvin Crum. Light refreshments, free, open to the public. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

April 12 6 p.m.

Great-great- great grandson of Andrew Jackson is featured speaker for Historic Salisbury Foundation’s 44th annual meeting at Salisbury Station, 215 Depot Street. Info at http://historicsalisbury.org

April 14: Good Friday

April 14,7-10 p.m. 

Dance at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 with deejay Lee Clark. $10, finger foods served. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Info 704-637-1722.

April 15, 7-10 p.m.

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 15: Delmonicos Band. Bring a covered dish. $8. Open to the public. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., www.rowanymca.org

Apr. 15, 2 p.m. 

Spencer Doll And Toy Museum Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt at 2 p.m. for Children K-grade 4. Also be a drawing for an Easter Basket!

April 15, 11 a.m.

Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Fest in Historic Gold Hill, Saint Stephens Church Road, www.goldhillnc.com

April 16: Easter Sunday

April 18: Tax Deadline Day

April 19, 3 p.m. 

Free program at the Y: Novant wellness screenings, call for appointment at 704-401-8158 or 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., www.rowanymca.org

April 20-23: 

Charlotte Jazz Festival featuring Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis, at Levine Center for the Arts and Romare Bearden Park. CharlotteJazzFestival.com or 704-372-1000.

April 21-22, 7:30 p.m.

“One Acts Festival,” Florence Busby Corriher Theatre, Catawba Theatre. Free. 704-637-4481, www.catawba edu/theatretix

April 21-May 7: 

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Music Man.’Old Courthouse Theater, 49 Spring St. NW. Tickets at www.oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704-788-2405.

April 22: 47th Earth Day

April 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

11th annual Touch a Truck. Explore and learn about all different types of vehicles. City Hall parking lot. salisburync.gov/PLAY: 704-216-7529

April 22, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Piedmont Bottle & Pottery Club 11th annual antique show and sale. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Marin Luther King Jr. Ave. Free admission, free parking, free appraisals. ncmilks@carolina.rr.com or 704-636-9510.

April 22, 6-10 p.m.

Pass the Plate fundraiser, Rowan Helping Ministries. Food, live band, silent auction, casino games. Catawba College Crystal Lounge, 704-637-6838, ext. 103, rowanhelpingministries.org

April 22, 2 p.m. 

Bluegrass Music by the Jones Sisters at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum with John Lee. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

April 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Reed Gold Mine 40th anniversary celebration: Rare, special living history demonstrations, costumed interpreters.Pan for gold, guided tours, exhibits. 704-721-4653. Cabarrus County, 12 miles southeast of Concord

April 23, 1-3 p.m. 

Kannapolis is “Jazzing up” Sunday Afternoons. Four-week series. Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St. Dwayne Jordan Trio.

April 26, noon 

Free program at the YMCA: Family Crisis presents Lunch & Learn covered dish. Sign up at 704-636-0111, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., www.rowanymca.org

April 27-29, 7:30 p.m.

“Alice in Wonderland, A Dance Fantasy,” presented with Catawba College Theatre Arts Department, Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. leestreet.org, 704-310-5507.

April 28: Arbor Day

April 28-30

The 1850s TEXAS locomotive at NC Transportation Museum. Its only appearance outside of Atlanta. Also 1950s era N&W #611, 1930s era Lehigh Valley Coal #126. www.nctrans.org.

April 28 

Washington D.C. X-STEM: Extreme Symposium for middle through high school students. Presentations by leading innovators to empower and inspire kids about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

April 28, 5-9 p.m.

20th annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium, Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Tickets, schedule: Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com

April 29, 8 a.m.

Ted Luther Memorial Golf Tournament benefits Rowan Helping Ministries.Corbin Hills Golf Club, 704-637-6838, ext. 117, rowanhelpingministries.org

April 29, 6-9 p.m.

National Astronomy day, Astronomical star party at Carolina International School. 9545 Poplar Tent Road, Concord. Astronomical Society of Rowan, www.astrowan.org

April 29

Superhero Fun Run, Prevent Child Abuse Rowan, Terrie Hess House Child Advocacy Center, 704-639-1700 preventchildabuserowan.org

April 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

NC Equine Expo and Open House. Showcase of horses, vendors, and fun. BBQ plates on sale. Free admission. 725 Jackson Road. Savinggracefarm.com

April 29, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

St. Paul’s Cruise ’n Barbecue, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Poker Cruise, Port-a-Pit chicken, music, cruise-in, raffles, door prizes. 205 St. Paul’s Church Road. 704-239-1172, facebook.com/stpaulscruisenbarbecue

April 30, 1-3 p.m., 

Kannapolis “Jazzing up” Sunday Afternoons. Veterans Park, 118 N. Main St. Nicci Canada Quartet.

This week’s Town Crier Meetings

Fourth Monday, March 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., to raise funds for its charities. 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.

Fourth Tuesday, March 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. Weigh-in 9:30 a.m., 704-938-3634.

Planning Board regular meeting, 4 p.m., City Council Chambers, 217 S. Main St.

Rowan County Board of Social Services (DSS), 5:30 p.m., 1813 E. Innes St.

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

Fifth Thursday, March 30

People Growing Together Toastmasters, 5:45-6:45 p.m., J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., 828-310-8491, gteamsedwards@windstream.net

Fifth Friday, March 31

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, April 1

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, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord. uspsmc@hotmail.com, www.goldminetoastmasters.com

Up-to-date Arts & Entertainment listings in every Thursday’s Time Out or at www.salisburypost.com/timeout

Email your May event to towncrier@salisburypost.com




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