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People & Places Sunday, April 14

Dementia expert to speak at support group
Dementia expert Ashley Stevens will speak at the Rowan County Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting at 5:30 p.m., April 25, at Trinity Oaks independent living. A complimentary dinner will be provided.
Stevens is a North Carolina Project C.A.R.E (Caregiver Alternatives to Running on Empty) family consultant. She provides coaching, counseling, support, and education for family caregivers and professionals impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. She has worked with the Alzheimer’s Association to create a program called “Minds in Motion.” A certified Dementia Practitioner, Stevens has developed a blog, The Dementia Guru, where she shares her knowledge of dementia, some of which comes from her own family experience.
Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Teresa Dakins at 704-603-2778 by April 22. Trinity Oaks is located at 728 Klumac Road.

The Genealogical Society
7 p.m. April 16
The April meeting of the Genealogical Society of Rowan Co. will be Tuesday at the Rowan Public Library headquarters, focusing on members’ stories of interesting and unusual discoveries while conducting family research. Genealogy can be very alarming and crazy when we learn what family members, in many cases, failed to pass on. All are welcome and there are no fees.

Art scholarship open to Rowan County
ALBEMARLE — The Stanly Arts Guild is offering an art scholarship to be awarded June 6, 2019 to a high school senior or a college freshman enrolled in a visual arts or arts education program.
To be eligible, applicants may be a resident of Stanly or adjoining county (Anson, Cabarrus, Montgomery, Rowan or Union Counties). A total of $1000 will be paid directly to the college in attendance of the scholarship winner. Applications available at the Stanly Arts Guild, 330-C North Second St., Albemarle, or www.stanlyartsguild.com
For more information contact Carole Poplin at 704 982-0806.

SPW hosts Jim Duxbury
6:30 p.m. April 16
CONCORD — “Tools, Tips and Tricks” with Jim Duxbury is the next program at the Southern Piedmont Woodturners meeting. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. Held at Clearwater Artist Studios, 223 Crowell Drive, NW.
Turner of the Month is Steve Martin; Monthly Challenge is muddler, gavel, mallet or mortar and pestle set. Info: 704-796-0803.

 

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