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Preston Peltier, Tyler Church and Cole Timm assisted each other throughout the 2014 Pro All Stars Series South Super Late Model season.

There is more in the night sky than you can see with your naked eye. Learn how to explore the universe with binoculars and small telescopes without leaving your own backyard. 3:30 p.m. $3. Schiele Museum of Natural History & Planetarium. 1500 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia. 704-866-6908.

Women are new to Denver or the Lake Norman area – as well as longtime residents who simply feel new because of distressing events such as divorce, retirement or the death of a spouse – needn’t be alone in dealing with the challenges those events pose.

Valentine’s Day concert: Western Piedmont Symphony, conducted by maestro John Gordon Ross, will perform “Masterworks III: Love and Death” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 in P.E. Monroe Auditorium, on the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory. The concert will feature Mozart’s Overture to Cosi Fan Tutte, K. 588; Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2; Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll; and Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from “A West Side Story.”

If you’re more than 7 feet tall, you’re likely to stand out on any college campus.

Unity Award: James Converse Biggers Jr., and Judge Jesse B. Caldwell III will be presented with the 2015 Gaston County MLK Unity Award during a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at the MLK Plaza on the corner of Marietta Street and Long Avenue in downtown Gastonia.

Bond commission committee: Hickory City Council will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Jan. 20 to receive input on a bond commission ordinance.

Dozens of men will gather Feb. 21 in Gastonia to commemorate the glory days when their 1958-1969 Pop Warner football teams won nine state and three national championships – and to honor their head coach Earl Groves.

On Jan. 10, people streamed into the newly repurposed, sole remaining shop of the once sprawling 13-building, 13-acre Piedmont Wagon & Mfg. Co. at 1020 Main Ave. N.W. in Hickory.

Sportsmanship awards: Three Belmont Abbey College sports teams were recently honored with the 2014 Conference Carolinas Fall Team Sportsmanship Award. Belmont Abbey won the sportsmanship award in men’s and women’s cross country and women’s volleyball. Winners are selected in a vote of the league’s student-athletes and coaches.

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