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Town Crier community meetings Jan. 13-19

Community Calendar

Second Monday, Jan. 13
— Salisbury City Winter Spruce Up Week, Free pickup extra bags of trash, household items, furniture, mattresses, boxsprings, appliances, tires without rims. No computers, tvs, building matierials. Not for businesses. 704-638-5260, salisburync.gov/spruceup
— Celebration of Life for breast cancer survivors; 1 pm, K&W Cafeteria, 1925 Jake Alexander Blvd. maryknappnc@gmail.com or 980-234-4479.
— RSS Board of Education work session, 1 pm, 500 N. Main St.
— Kannapolis Board of Education, 5 pm, KCS Admin offices, 100 Denver St.
— S-R-Davie-Livingstone Alumni exec board, 6-6:45 pm/General chapter meeting 7-8 p.m. 800 W. Thomas St, Walls Center, Livingstone College. 980-234-4793.
— Kannapolis City Council, 6 pm, Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way.
— Ro Co Foster/Adoptive Parent Assoc, 6:30 pm, Partners In Learning Center. 704-245-8055.
— Multiple Sclerosis support, 6:30 pm, J.F. Hurley YMCA, Jake Alexander Blvd cascotton@carolina.rr.com
— Rockwell Board of Aldermen, 7 pm, Town Hall, 202 E. Main St, Rockwell.
— Cleveland Town Board of Commissioners, 7 pm, Town Hall, 302 E. Main St.
— Chap. 909 Vietnam Vets, Concord, 7 pm, Cabarrus Sr Ctr, Corban Ave SE. 704-782-6793.
— Rowan Beekeepers, 7 pm, Rowan County Ag Center, Old Concord Road, Rowanbeekeepersassociation@gmail.com
— Woodleaf VFD annual meeting, 7:30 p.m. Open to the public.3500 NC Hwy. 801, Woodleaf.

Second Tuesday, Jan. 14
— Rowan Vocational Opportunities Board of Directors, 2728 Old Concord Road, 7:30 a.m.
— Free coffee and doughnuts for veterans, 9-11 am, K&W Cafeteria 1925 Jake Alexander Blvd.
— TOPS NC 437, 10 am, Lakeview Baptist, 2532 Lane St, Kannapolis. Weigh-in 9:30 am, 704-938-3634.
— AAUW Outlook Readers, 10:30 a.m. Trinity Oaks card room, 728 Klumac Road, http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net
— Salisbury Planning Board Cttee 3, 3 pm, 217 S. Main St, first floor conference room, City Hall.
— Salisbury Planning Board, 4 pm, Council Chambers, City Hall, 217 S. Main St.
— PGTToastmasters, 5:30-6:30 pm, St. John’s Lutheran Ed Building, 200 W. Innes St, Glenda Edwards 828-310-8491, gteamsedwards@windstream.net, https://peoplegrowingtogether.toastmastersclubs.org
— Rowan Humanists, 6 pm, Palms Cafe, 1609 W. Innes St. 704-209-3598.
— Rowan County Board of Health, 6:30 pm, Rowan County Health Dept. community room, 1811 E. Innes St.
— Faith Board of Aldermen, 7 pm, Town Hall, 100 N. Main St.
— Spencer Board of Aldermen, 7 pm, Spencer Municipal Bldg, 600 S. Salisbury Ave.
— Rowan History Club, 7 pm, Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St, rear entrance. ‘Rise and Dysfunction of Nazi Germany’ by Dr. William Morris.

Third Wednesday, Jan. 15
— Veterans Voices, 10 a.m. Free coffee for veterans of all branches, active or retired. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive.
— Salisbury Lion’s Club, Noon, Harold B. Jarrett Legion Post, 1024 Lincolnton Road. www.facebook.com/SalisburyNCLions/
— Rowan Museum Board of Trustees, 4 pm, 202 N. Main St.
— TLC Support Group for widows/widowers, Powles Funeral Home, 913 W. Main St, Rockwell. 704-279-7241.

Third Thursday, Jan. 16
— Oneblood Blood Drive, East Rowan High School, 175 St. Lukes Church Road, 8:45 am-1:45 pm
— Technical Review Cttee for City of Salisbury, 9 am, Plaza seminar room, 100 W. Innes St.
— Civitan Club of Salisbury, 11:30 am-1:30 pm,Country Club of Salisbury, www.salisburycivitan.org
— Red Cross blood drive, Knox Middle School, 1625 W Park Road, Noon-4:30 pm
— Amvets Post 565 Bingo, Rowan County Fairgrounds. Early games 4:30, regular program 7 pm.
— Rowan Republican Women, 6 p.m., Meeting location TBA.
— Human Relations Council, 6 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 217 S. Main St, www.salisburync.gov/Departments
— Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge Stated Communications, 6 pm dinner, 7 pm meeting.
— Downtown Kannapolis, 6:30 pm, Rotary Hall, 211 West Ave. email downtownkannapolis@gmail.com
— Eureka Lodge 45, 7 pm, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. 704-636-3267.
— VFW Post 8989, 7 pm, 2500 N. Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis, Commander Mike Golembiowski, 704-933-6186.

Third Friday, Jan. 17
— Salisbury Kiwanis, noon-1 p.m. Country Club, https://kiwanisclubofsalisburync.portalbuzz.com
— North Hills Christian School first semester award ceremonies, 704-636-3005, northhillschristian.com

Third Saturday, Jan. 18
— Dr. MLK Jr. Celebration Parade, 11 a.m. Downtown Salisbury, followed by celebration at Salisbury Civic Center, 132 N. Main St.
— Toastmasters, Goldmine, 8:30 am, Connect Christian Church, Concord. Matthew Charity, 704-307-8187, www.goldminetoastmasters.com
— Delta Sigma Theta Salisbury Alumnae, 10 am, Natalie Rivers, 704-232-2514, president@Salisburyalumnaedst.org

Third Sunday, Jan. 19
— Red Cross Blood drive, Bethel Lutheran Church, 355 East Ridge Road, 1-5:30 pm
— Red Cross Blood drive, Christiana Lutheran, 6190 Hwy 52, noon-4:30 pm

• Listings based on last best information received. Confirm before attending.

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