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People & Places Sunday, Jan. 21

Rowan Redbuds 

The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Jan. 25 in the Stanback Room at Rowan Public Library. A PowerPoint presentation will be given by Darrell Blackwelder, narrated by several of the Rowan Travelers. The group toured portions of England, Wales and Scotland with a focus on horticulture and agriculture. Guests are welcome.

Historic Gold Hill annual meeting

GOLD HILL — The annual meeting of the Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation Inc. will be held on Monday, Feb. 5, at the Russell-Rufty Shelter in Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. The 7 p.m. meeting is open to the public. Committee reports will update the foundation events and projects of the past year as well as outline projects and goals for 2018. Preservation Awards will be presented.

A reception will follow with refreshments in the Veterans Room.

Gold Hill Mines Historic Park is located at 735 St. Stephens Church Road. For more information visit www.historicgoldhill.com or call 704-267-9439.

LSC offers free series of caregiver workshops

Building Better Caregivers, a series of six caregiver workshops, will kick off Tuesday, Feb. 20 from 1:30-4 p.m. and continue on consecutive Tuesdays through March 27. The workshops are sponsored by the Centralina Area Agency on Aging and Lutheran Services Carolinas.

Held at Lutheran Services Carolinas, 1416 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Salisbury, the workshops will help with stress reduction for both caregiver and care partner, help improve health through self-care methods, help with management of difficult care partner behaviors and increase communication skills, as well as equip participants to plan for the future and find information and resources.

The classes are free, but space is limited and you must register by calling 980-521-3935. Respite care for your care partner during class time may be available at Trinity Living Center, which is located next door to Lutheran Services Carolinas. Call 704-637-3940 for information about availability.

‘Backcountry Mosaic: the Pattern of the Peopling of the Early Piedmont, 1754-1763’

STATESVILLE — Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. Catawba College professor and historian Dr. Gary Freeze presents “Backcountry Mosaic: the Pattern of the Peopling of the Early Piedmont, 1754-1763,” a free program open to the public. Iredell Museum, 134 Court St., Statesville, www.iredellmuseums.org

Backcountry North Carolina was a hilly, tree-filled landscape, divided by the forks of the Yadkin and Catawba Rivers and their tributaries. The Cherokee, Catawba, and other American Indian tribes kept their homes there and moved with the growth and decline of the animal population. White settlers descended on the backcountry from the north and east, looking for opportunity, religious freedom, and wealth. Some brought enslaved African men and women along to help build their towns, farms, and businesses. In the conflicted time between 1750 and 1790, this diverse group of people did their best to survive.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas blood drives

• Livingstone College — Feb. 7, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: 701 W Monroe St.

• St. Paul’s Lutheran Church — Feb. 12, 2:30-6:30 p.m. 205 St. Paul Church Road.

• Alex Yates Birthday Celebration — Feb. 20, 11 a.m. -3 p.m. Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St.

• Providence United Methodist Church — Feb. 26, 3:30- 6:30 p.m. 6450 Bringle Ferry Road.

Learn more at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, 1-888-59-BLOOD or www.cbcc.us

Hope Over Heroin Rowan and Cabarrus Counties

KANNAPOLIS — Hope Over Heroin Volunteer Meeting Monday, Jan. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Kannapolis Train Station.

Hope Over Heroin – Rowan and Cabarrus Counties is a collaborative effort of local government, churches and community members that will bring an event to Village Park Sept. 7 helping to eradicate the epidemic of drug and alcohol abuse from our communities. The volunteer meeting will bring all of these groups together to plan and forge resources in order to better our communities.See Facebook for further information at https://www.facebook.com/events/850989098404046/ or email NCHopeOverGeroin@gmail.com

Treasure Feamster Scholarship event

The Treasure Feamster 2018 IMF Scholarship Committee presents the scholarship fundraiser, To Be The Best We Must Invest — An afternoon of Music, Fashion, Liturgical Dance, Fellowship and Dinner.

Saturday Jan. 27 from 3 p.m.-until, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Ave.

Suggested donations of $10 for age 10-adult; $5 for those under age 10; free for ages 3 and under.

Sign-up sheets are available at IMF member churches or RSVP by Jan.  23 to Jacqueline Springs, 704-639-1894, jacquelinesprings@att.net  or Katie Crockett, 704-431-6520, katiebcrockett@yahoo.com

Immanuel Lutheran Collects for Organ Community Ministry

ROCKWELL — Immanuel Lutheran Church is gathering a new BLITZ Collection (Bring Lots of Items To Zap hunger, poverty, etc.) for the Organ Community Outreach Ministries. Items to be collected include scarves, gloves, hats, coats, children’s bookbags and undergarments.

These items will be collected during the worship service and can be brought to Immanuel any time between Sunday and Wednesday. Immanuel Lutheran is one of several congregations which partner with Organ Lutheran in providing the community outreach services.

The Outreach Ministry is open every Thursday from 9-10  a.m. and is located on Organ Church Road


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