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People & Places Sunday, April 2

New support group will meet

A new dialysis support group meets on first Thursdays of the month (next one, April 6) at 6:30 p.m. at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, fourth floor Kiser Building, Clay Classroom. Contact Caroline at 704-637-2107 for more information.

Aggrey Memorial resumes meetings

LANDIS — Aggrey Memorial High School Alumni Association resumes its monthly meetings today at 6 p.m. at Sandy Ridge AME Zion Church, Mt. Moriah Church Road. Please remind your classmates. Dues remain $20. Info at 704-273-8318.

A.L. Brown Class of ‘63 Spring mini reunion

KANNAPOLIS — Meet Saturday, April 22 at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at Logan’s Roadhouse near Sam’s and Wal-Mart, in the “Garage Room” which is being reserved for us. RSVP by Thursday, April 20 to Joyce E. Bost at 704-224-3776, Linda L. Turner at 828-230-1750, or Brenda L. Hodgens at 704-467-5708.

On human trafficking 

The Salisbury-Rowan AARP Chapter will meet on Thursday, April 6 at 1 p.m. at Rufty-Holmes Sr. Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. On program is Mitzi Weber, executive director of the Triad Ladder of Hope, speaking on human trafficking. Weber is a native of Salisbury, educated in the Salisbury and Rowan County schools. Refreshments will be served after the presentation.

Art at the SBC 

Art enthusiasts have enjoyed various art exhibitions sponsored at the Salisbury Business Center. The SBC is currently adding new office suites and anticipates completion of construction later this year, at which time they will renew their commitment to support the local artist community with more art exhibitions.

Deadline for Treasure Feamster scholarship 

The deadline for the Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship (IMF) Treasure Feamster Scholarship is Monday, April 3. The scholarships are available for high school seniors who are members of an IMF-affiliated church. High school seniors can check with the Guidance Office or affiliated churches for applications. Call Jacqueline Springs at 704-639-1894 or Dr. Ethel Bamberg-Revis at 704-647-9545 for details.

‘George Washington: Myths, Legends and Stories’

KANNAPOLIS — Kannapolis History Associates host Terry Holt, president of the Rowan History Club, on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. as he tells some of the Washington myths, legends and stories and share why they were woven into Washington’s life. Held in the A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 East First St. Park in the lot East of Trinity Methodist Church. For more information call Phil Goodman at 704-796-0803.

Annual ‘Because We Care’ Night 

Coming up at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 7: AmVets Post 460 presents its annual night of bingo and fun, with hot dogs and chips. Held in the social room in Building 6 at the VA Hospital, 1601 Brenner Ave. Call 704-732-4316 for details.

Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium

The Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy hosts its annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium April 28-30. Registration is $65 when postmarked by April 7, and $75 afterwards. RSVP to Sue Curtis at 704-637-6411 or southpaws@fibrant.com

Scheduled speakers and subjects include:

Author and historian Robert Carpenter, senior reserve prison guard from Gaston County;

Historian Dr. Kevin Cherry, Resources concerning the prison;

Author and historian Dr. Gary Freeze, Introduction to the prison;

Historian and descendant Ron Nichols, Salisbury POW from Wisconsin;

Archaeologist Ken Robinson, 2005 and 2012 studies of the prison;

Historian and descendant Geoffrey Ryder, M.D., PTSD among prisoners;

Author and historian Dr. Jim Tootle, Baseball played at the prison.

Author Susan King

The AAUW Outlook Readers discussion hosts author Susan King on April 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Card Room of Trinity Oaks Retirement Center, 728 Klumac Road. In 2014, King released the book, “Optimism for Autism: The Inspiring Journey of a Mother and her Autistic Son,” which she co-authored with her son  Patrick. It has been a bestseller in Rowan County for several months. A member of First Baptist Church, King lives in China Grove with her husband David. You can find out more about Susan at susanjaneking.com

 

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