People & Places Sunday, Sept. 20
The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club
The Rowan Redbuds Garden Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. in the Stanback Room at Rowan Public Library Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. Stephen Brown, maintenance manager for the City of Salisbury, will speak about the Salisbury Greenway. Guests are always welcome. For information, call Kim Fahs, president, at 704-754-8905.
West Rowan Class of 85 Reunion
The West Rowan Class of 1985 will gather from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26 at Sloan Park. This is a family fun day with a covered dish luncheon. RSVP to email@example.com
A.L. Brown High School Class of ‘63 mini reunion
KANNAPOLIS — Celebrating 53 years, A.L. Brown High School Class of 1963 will be having its 2015 Fall Mini Reunion at Logan’s Roadhouse, 2431 Wonder Drive, near Sam’s and Wal-Mart, on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 11:30 a.m. Meet in “The Garage” dining room. A head count is needed by Thursday, Oct. 15, in order to provide management an accurate number of attendees. RSVP to Joyce E. Bost at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-224-3776; or to Linda L. Turner at email@example.com or call 704-892-8646; or to Brenda L. Hodgens at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-782-0025.
Catawba College offers choral concert Oct. 4
The choirs of Catawba College will present their first concert of the 2015-2016 academic year at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in Owmake-Dearborn Chapel on campus. The program, “Out of This World,” will feature music with themes related to realms beyond our own.
A wide variety of musical styles and texts featuring the heavens, the moon and stars will be offered by the Catawba Singers, the Catawba Chamber Choir and Catawba Pop AC. The concert will also feature a wide variety of musical accompaniments including a percussion ensemble, guitar and bass, piano, celeste, and even wine glasses.
Catawba’s newest ensemble, PopAC, will premier two new arrangements written by fellow students Conway Hahne and Caleb Garner. Student conductors Robert Thornton and Hunter Safrit will also be featured on the program leading the ensembles in several selections. Many soloists drawn from the ensembles will also be featured in works for choir and solo voice.
The Catawba Choirs are under the direction of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, assistant professor of music, and are accompanied by Jacob Hahn and Susan Trivette.
Free advance directives workshops in Concord
CONCORD — Workshops conducted by Carolinas HealthCare System Hospice will facilitate the completion of a living will and healthcare power of attorney, with free notarization. • 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 10 at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 248 Tournament Drive, SW. RSVP to 704-786-2096 or 704-788-3815. • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12 at Forest Hill United Methodist Church, 11 Elm Ave. RSVP to 704-782-1109.
Free ministers’ luncheon
The Ministers Association will hold a free luncheon for area ministers from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, 612 Mocksville Ave. The meeting is hosted by Dari Caldwell, president of the medical center, and James Cook, chief chaplain. The group will receive information on congregational health ministries, holistic perspectives and crisis intervention. There will be a brief roundtable discussion and a meet and greet. Ministers of all faiths are invited. To make a reservation, contact volunteer manager Jill Rabon at JARabon@novanthealth.org or 704-210-5157; or contact Chairman Fleming Otey at 704-640-0242.