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Creek Week

  1. Rowan Creek Week: Rowan Waterscapes by Plein Air Carolina Exhibit

    July 22, 2021, 10:00 AM - August 28, 2021, 2:00 PM @ Rail Walk Studios & Gallery (Parking lot is behind the building by Morgan Ridge Brewery & Eatery)

    Enjoy beautiful works of art featuring waterways in Rowan County by Plein Air Carolina artists at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery. Exhibit opens on July 22 with the reception being held on July 23 from 4-6 PM. #rowancreekweek

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  2. Rowan Creek Week: South Main Book Company Display

    August 15, 2021 - August 28, 2021 @ South Main Book Company

    Stop by South Main Book Company and enjoy a carefully curated and lovingly decorated window display in honor of Rowan Creek Week. #rowancreekweek

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  3. Rowan Creek Week: Eagle Point Nature Preserve Clean-Up

    August 21, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Eagle Point Nature Preserve

    Join us for a trash clean-up event as part of Rowan Creek Week at Eagle Point Nature Preserve. Bring sunscreen, bottled water, work gloves, and be sure to wear closed-toe shoes for safety. Trash bags and grabbers will be provided. This event is led by Xylem, and supported by Xylem Watermark, Rowan County Parks & Recreation, Rowan County Environmental Management, and Ducks Unlimited Rowan County, who are partnering to provide a volunteer experience to help make High Rock Lake a pristine place for everyone! #rowancreekweek

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  4. Rowan Creek Week: Yoga at the Park

    August 21, 2021, 9:00 AM @ Dan Nicholas Park

    Enjoy a lakeside morning yoga class at Dan Nicholas Park lead by Heart of Salisbury staff. Please bring a yoga mat, sunscreen, bug spray, and water bottle. #rowancreekweek

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  5. Rowan Creek Week: Kick-Off at Horizons Unlimited

    August 21, 2021, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Come kick off Rowan Creek Week at Horizons Unlimited! Join us for an afternoon of exploration and fun with a water-themed full-dome planetarium show, our marine touch tank, nature trails, and more. Creek Week Community partners will also be joining us to share information about their organizations and all the events you can join throughout Creek Week. If enjoying the nature trails, please bring sunscreen, bug spray, and water. More info about the schedule for the day will be released as we get closer to the event date! This event is free - donations are greatly appreciated. #rowancreekweek

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  6. Rowan Creek Week: Joint Davidson/Rowan Creek Week Kick-Off

    August 22, 2021, 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Yadkin River Park

    Join us for a joint Davidson/Rowan Creek Week Kick-Off where there will be something for everyone! Confirmed events include: - Cleanup, 2 PM - 4 PM - Educational Programs, 4 PM - 6 PM - Presentation by Spencer Mayor, 5:30 PM - Yadkin River Sunset Paddle by Row Co River Adventures, 7 PM #rowancreekweek

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  7. Rowan Creek Week: Yadkin River Park Clean-Up

    August 22, 2021, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Yadkin River Park

    Join us for a joint Davidson/Rowan Creek Week kick-off event at Yadkin River Park. Clean-up event will be from 2-4 PM. Please wear sturdy shoes. Gloves, trash bags, and educational materials will be provided. Stay for an educational program, "Past, Present and Future of the Trading Ford" from 4-6 PM. These events are sponsored by the Yadkin River Keeper and supported by Three Rivers Land Trust. #rowancreekweek

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  8. Rowan Creek Week: Ride to the River Park

    August 22, 2021, 4:00 PM @ The Pedal Factory

    Enjoy a bike ride from beautiful downtown Salisbury to River Park on the Yadkin. Event hosted by The Pedal Factory. #rowancreekweek

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  9. Rowan Creek Week: Family Fishing Event

    August 22, 2021, 5:00 PM @ Dan Nicholas Park

    Join Rowan Wild staff at Dan Nicholas Park lake for our first ever Family Fishing event! This FREE event allows participants to learn the basics of how to fish, or brush up on old skills in an educational and easygoing environment. Bait and loaner poles will be provided as well as education and instruction. No license is required for this event. Be sure to bring sunscreen, lawn chairs, and water. Please note that pre-registration is required. Contact Misty Parrish or visit to register. This event is led by Rowan Wild at Dan Nicholas Park. #rowancreekweek

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  10. Rowan Creek Week: Yadkin River Sunset Paddle

    August 22, 2021, 7:00 PM

    Join The Three Rivers Land Trust Paddle Club for a guided group sunset paddle! We will meet and launch at the York Hill Boat Access and paddle up the Yadkin River for about an hour facing sunset, then turn around and float back with the full moon as our guide. Row Co River Adventures will provide rental equipment (see Cost). Have your own Equipment? Register and join us at no cost! We look forward to paddling with you! All Proceeds will be donated to Three Rivers Land Trust and each rental includes a TRLT membership! To book a rental, please contact Row Co Directly at 704-870-8362 or For more information or if you have questions, please email Nicky at Hope to see you there! Length of paddle: ~3 miles Difficulty level: Easy Headlamps are recommended; glow sticks will be provided. This event is led by Three Rivers Land Trust and Row Co River Adventures. #rowancreekweek

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  11. Rowan Creek Week: Guided Hike at Stanback Forest

    August 23, 2021, 5:30 PM

    Join Three Rivers Land Trust Hiking Club as we celebrate Creek Week with a family-friendly two-mile nature hike at the Fred and Alice Stanback Educational Forest and Nature Preserve (Spencer Woods) in downtown Spencer. This hike will be guided by TRLT Conservation Director, Crystal Cockman. This is the perfect opportunity for both children and adults to get outside and experience the beauty of nature.  Closed toed shoes and bug repellent are recommended. Please register for this event by visiting For more information or if you have questions, please email TRLT Event Coordinator, Nicky Black at Hope to see you there! Length of hike: 2 miles Difficulty level: Easy #rowancreekweek

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  12. Rowan Creek Week: NC Boater Education Course

    August 24, 2021, 6:00 PM - August 25, 2021, 9:00 PM @ Rowan Rescue Squad

    This is a 6-hour course that will teach boaters all of the rules and regulations relating to boating safely and legally in North Carolina. It will also provide boaters with a boater education license that is required for anyone born after January 1, 1988, to operate a vessel on their own. The first part of the course will be taught August 24 from 6-9 PM; the second part on August 25 from 6-9 PM. Registration is required. #rowancreekweek

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  13. Rowan Creek Week: Meet OSCAR!

    August 25, 2021, 2:00 PM @ Hurley Park

    Join the City of Salisbury Stormwater and Parks and Recreation departments for a demonstration and installation of an OSCAR device at Hurley Park. This device is designed to capture litter in waterways before it is able to reach a larger watershed area. #rowancreekweek

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  14. Rowan Creek Week: Guided Hike, Exploration, & Clean Up at River Park at Cooleemee Falls

    August 26, 2021, 10:00 AM @ River Park at Cooleemee Falls

    Join Muddy Sneakers instructors and a local historian for a guided hike! Learn about the history of Cooleemee Falls (aka Bullhole Park) while also exploring flora, fauna, and your own natural curiosity! There will be a trail clean up after our guided hike. Please bring water, sunscreen, bug spray, and any outdoor gear you need for a short and easy hike along the river and trails! Registration is required for up to a max of 30 participants. Requirements under Criteria II of the NCEE certification will be met by attending this entire event; please bring your form with you to be signed by event hosts. No alcohol or drugs are allowed. Keep your pet on a leash; no glass containers. #rowancreekweek

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  15. Rowan Creek Week: Wood Duck Box Building Demonstration

    August 26, 2021, 6:00 PM

    Want to learn more about ducks, their habitat and what you can do to protect duck habitat on your property? The Town of Spencer and Ducks Unlimited will host a wood duck box building demonstration in Stanback Educational Forest at the picnic shelter by the pond. At this event, you'll learn more about the importance of conserving duck habitat and how to build your own wood duck box for your property. Boxes built during the demonstration will be installed in the Stanback Educational Forest to support the wood duck population in the park. #rowancreekweek

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  16. Rowan Creek Week: Hydropower History of the Yadkin and Dam Tour

    August 27, 2021, 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ High Rock Powerhouse Parking

    Join us for a tour of the powerhouse followed by a visit to the dispersed campsites upstream of the dam. Participants will need to wear closed toed shoes (safety shoes preferred). Safety glasses, hard hats, and hearing protection will be provided. Registration is required; visit A boxed lunch is provided by Yadkin River Keeper and Cube Hydro for registrants. #rowancreekweek

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  17. Rowan Creek Week: Salisbury-Rowan Utilities Presentation & Tour

    August 27, 2021, 1:30 PM

    Join us for a presentation of the Yadkin River water treatment cycle and a tour of Salisbury-Rowan Utilities. This event is geared toward teens, adults, teachers/educators, and water resource professionals. Please wear close-toed shoes. Light refreshments and literature will be provided. Registration is required. #rowancreekweek

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  18. Rowan Creek Week: Medication Take-Back Event

    August 27, 2021, 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Lakeview Family Restaurant

    Keep your unused and expired prescription drugs out of our water supply by safely disposing of them at this Medication Take-Back event. This event is sponsored by the Rowan County Sheriff's Office, Rowan County Health Department, Rowan County PORT team, and is supported by Lakeview Family Restaurant. #rowancreekweek

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  19. Rowan Creek Week: Free Kayak Launch & Kids Fish Free Day

    August 28, 2021, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM @ Lake Corriher Wilderness Park

    Bring your own kayak and launch for free at Lake Corriher. Bring your own sunscreen, life jackets (rentals available, and water (refreshments available for purchase in store). All kids ages 12 and under can fish for FREE. Accompanying adult must have valid NC Fishing License. Check in at Park Office for soft launch instructions and to obtain kids fishing pass. Park hours 8am-8pm. #rowancreekweek

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  20. Toller Boatworks

    August 28, 2021, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lake Corriher Wilderness Park

    Join boat builder and educator, Brad Taylor, for informal demonstration about the techniques and engineering skills needed to build his hand-crafted duck-hunting boats.

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  21. Rowan Creek Week: Kayak Paddle Demo

    August 28, 2021, 10:00 AM @ Lake Corriher Wilderness Park

    Yadkin Riverkeeper, Three Rivers Land Trust, and RowCo River Adventures will have kayaks at Lake Corriher Wilderness Park for free demonstration paddles. Learn how to kayak in a safe setting. Bring the whole family. Kayaks, paddles, PFDs, and educational materials will be provided. #rowancreekweek

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  22. Rowan Creek Week: Rowan Recycle Regatta

    August 28, 2021, 10:00 AM @ Lake Corriher Wilderness Park

    The Recycle Regatta is a fun, hands-on competition that students can participate in. K-12 students are invited to engineer small-scale, unmanned, model sailboats only out of repurposed materials. They will then test it for buoyancy and race their boat to victory! If your boat isn't the fastest ship in the sea, that's okay! Prizes will be awarded for creativity, your engineering method, and other seaworthy categories. Prizes will be awarded to our winners! Categories for entry include: SAILFISH FLEET: They are small scale designs that can operate on their own, without a human captain, using wind. Your natural power source will come from the wind or, from your own lungs using a straw! SQUID FLEET: They are small scale designs that can operate on their own, without a human captain, using propulsion. We challenge you to move your boat using propulsion from rubber bands! This event is sponsored by the City of Salisbury Stormwater. #rowancreeweek

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  1. Children: Children's Summer Reading Finale

    August 9, 2021, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Online. Live via Zoom, each branch will hold a raffle to award its Children's Reader's Basket stocked with local treasures and awesome new books! Summer Reading participants ages 0-10 earn one entry per 20 hours of reported reading. Other reading incentives for children - which are earned at the 5, 10, and 15 hours marks - can be claimed at any branch through August 31. Winners of the Children's Reader's Basket will be contacted by staff to arrange pick up at the winners' branch of choice. Participants are encouraged to ensure their READsquared contact information is accurate. Children.

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  2. Teen & Adult Summer Reading Finale

    August 12, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Online. A pre-recorded finale for Teen & Adult Summer Reading winners will be released at 4 p.m. The top five adult (ages 18 and up) readers, determined by the number of summer reading hours logged, will receive Amazon gift cards ranging from $25 to $75. All teen readers (ages 11 to 17) scored raffle tickets by converting points earned from reading hours and activities; teens then selected which raffles they wanted to enter. Teen raffle prizes include a new Kindle tablet, a $100 gift certificate to South Main Book Company, gift baskets for your pets, art kits, and more! Teens. Adults.

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  3. Second Saturday Bookshop

    August 14, 2021, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ West End Plaza Event Center

    Books, DVDs, coffee-table books, Friends Literary Gift Baskets and book bags for sale. Cash, credit cards and checks payments accepted. The Second Saturday Bookshop opens March 14, 10-4 p.m., and every second Saturday of the year at West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. All proceeds benefit Rowan Public Library.

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Main Calendar

  1. Planning Board Monthly Meeting

    August 23, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ J. Newton Cohen, Sr. Room

    The monthly Planning Board meeting starts at 7:00 PM on the fourth Monday of every month. The meeting takes place at 130 W Innes St. Salisbury, NC 28144. The case files for the meeting can be found on the Planning Board webpage located in the side bar. Cass file are added within ten days of the meeting. For more information please contact the Planning Department at 704-216-8588.

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Planning & Development

  1. Historic Landmarks Commission Monthly Meeting

    August 10, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    The Historic Landmarks Commission's monthly meeting is held at 4:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month. The meeting is held in the Rowan County Planning Department Conference room, 402 N. Main St. Salisbury, NC 28144, Room 204. A link to the HLC page can be found in the sidebar.

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