Local arts & entertainment news Oct. 10-16
Fire Station #1 Open House Saturday
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12
Join us for prizes, refreshments, and tours of the Fire House at 514 East Innes St. and meet Sparky the Fire Dog.
Learn more at www.salisburync.gov/fire
Spencer Public Library hosts local authors
4-5:30 p.m. Oct 17
Spencer — “Murder Mysteries, Music Journeys & Love Tales.”
Join Marie Norway, Jan McCanless, and Leesa Hampton as they share stories next Thursday at the Spencer Public Library, 300 4th St. Signed books will be available for purchase.
Call 704-636-9072 to learn more.
Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest returns Saturday with new Kids Fun Run
KANNAPOLIS — The Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest returns to the NC Research Campus on Saturday with a new twist, a free Kids Fun Run immediately following the race for children ages 12 and younger. Duke CTSI invites the community to the event, part of a year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of the MURDOCK Study. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. The first 200 registered runners will receive a free T-shirt. Register by going to racesonline.com/events/dukedash5k. The Healthfest offers free, family-friendly activities from 9-11:30 a.m. including Zumba, line dancing, a DJ, Walk With A Doc, local vendors, face painting, a photo booth, make-your-own trail mix and more. The Duke Dash 5K & Healthfest is part of the Run Kannapolis series and will take place rain or shine in front of the Core Laboratory Building at 150 Research Campus Drive in Kannapolis.
Chili cook-off Oct. 12 application deadline — Vie for the Best Chili in Rowan County at Waterworks fundraiser event on Nov. 2. Apply at http://waterworks.org/specialevents/bigchilicookoff.html
Chief Justice Beasley to speak at anniversary event
Kannapolis — Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, NC Supreme Court, speaks at the KAA-MaCC 6th Anniversary Celebration Weekend on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. at The Laureate Center.
The Gala Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is Saturday. See www.kaa-macc.org
Community Resilience through Church & School Partnerships
Oct. 14 , 6:30-8 p.m.
Peeler Hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Learn about volunteering in Rowan Salisbury Schools and sign up for a free screening of the film, Resilience, including a panel discussion provided by Rowan-Salisbury Schools. These programs are provided at no cost to churches or community groups that request them.
Participants will learn about the prevalence of Adverse Child Experiences and their impact on teaching and learning. Community-wide support by agencies serving students will be showcased.
The event is sponsored by Covenant Community Connection, Center for Faith & the Arts, and Communities in Schools. Rowan-Salisbury Schools and Center for Emotional Health is support this event.