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Local arts & entertainment news Jan. 11-17

Community Calendar

2018 Special Olympics Rowan County Polar Plunge invites participants

Saturday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Salisbury Elks River Park, Long Ferry Rd (I-85, exit 81)

 The Polar Plunge — a unique fundraising opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support your local Special Olympics by jumping or running into a cold body of water in the middle of winter!

What to Wear: Shoes or water shoes must be worn, but you can wear anything else you want, bathing suit, clothes, costume, etc. (Just don’t forget to bring a towel and a change of clothes!)

What to Expect: Prizes will be awarded for best costume (in categories: Male age 11+, Female age 11+, “Little Bit” age 10 and under, and Group); Trophies will be given out (in categories: School that raises the most money, Organization that raises the most money, School with the most plungers, Organization with the most plungers, and Individual that raises the most money). Additionally, There will be food and drinks, music and door prizes.

Additional Info: We encourage everyone to help raise as much money as possible for Special Olympics Rowan County. Special Olympics athletes are never charged to compete, and we need your help to continue to make this possible!

$25 registration fee to jump; donations also accepted

To learn more. contact at jbyrd@rowanymca.com or 704-738-5134


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One Place. One Weekend. All Your Projects Solved

CONCORD — Jan. 26-28: Discover trends and innovative solutions for your home and landscape all under one roof.

Jan. 26-28 marks the 14th Annual Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center.

Celebrity guest Mark Bowe, star of DIY Network’s Barnwood Builders, will present seminars throughout the show.

In addition, Boyce Thompson, author and public speaker, will showcase life-changing products to inspire you to redefine life at home.

Thousands of square feet of exhibits on the show floor will display the latest in products and services from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, storage, plants, landscapes, health services, kitchenware, gifts and more.

Learn more at www.charlottehomeandlandscapeshow.com

Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4751 Highway 49 North, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com


‘Laughter With Grace’

Feb. 24-25: Presented by First Presbyterian Church, 308 W Fisher St, by the Rev. Susan Sparks, pastor, lawyer, author, comedian.

Feb 24: Ladies Lunch, $10 RSVP required by Feb 14

Feb 24: Its our time to move, An Evening of Inspiration with music by Catawba College Praise Band

Feb 25: Morning and evening programs. Free, but RSVP required by Feb 14.

Call 704-636-1321.

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