Education Briefs

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 16, 2018

Picnic in the park

Partners in Learning Child Development and Family Resource Center in collaboration with Smart Start Rowan will host Picnic in the Park. Meet at Dan Nicholas Park, Shelter 13 Saturday at 11 a.m. The event runs until 1p.m.

Families are invited to attend this fun family outing. Come connect with others and celebrate a great summer! Lunch, snacks and activities tickets will be provided.

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Homeschool Association informational tea

The Rowan County Homeschool Association will hold an Informational Tea on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the Hurley Room of the Rowan Public Library.

Experienced homeschoolers will be on hand to answer questions about the homeschool law as well as the practical day to day aspects. Contact Charles Nettles ( for more information.

Belk Charity Sale

This year, Belk’s Back to School Charity Sale at the local store will go to benefit education. The Klumac Road location has teamed up with Hurley Elementary, the Salisbury High School Band and the Rockwell Lions Club. The Aug. 25 event is by ticket only.

The Belk Charity Sale offers customers exclusive discounts on top designer brands and the opportunity to support local schools and charities in Salisbury. This private ticketed event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the first 100 customers in each store will receive a Belk gift card ranging from $5 to $100.

To access the private shopping event, customers must purchase a $5 ticket. That ticket price will be deducted from their total purchase when they return to shop on August 25. Tickets can be obtained from partnering charities and schools, and 100 percent of proceeds will stay with that organization. Tickets can also be purchased directly from Belk and all in-store ticket sale donations will be divided among that store’s partner charities.

Before and after school care

The Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency is now accepting applications for before and after school childcare for the 2018-19 school year. Before school care is offered from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., and after school care is offered from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The fee is $55 per week. DSS vouchers are accepted. Contact the agency at 704-636-6633.