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Author Kelly Starling Lyons Leads Writing Workshop

Author Kelly Starling Lyons will lead a workshop for writers from on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Ridgeview Branch Library from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.  “So You Want to Write a Children’s Book” offers aspiring writers a chance to start their journey to becoming a children’s author in this two-hour workshop.

Sails Original Music Series features Mile Twelve

Friday, September 8, the City of Hickory’s 2017 Sails Original Music Series will continue with Mile Twelve.

Hickory Public Libraries to Host Tesla Quartet Rug Concert

The Ridgeview branch of the Hickory Public Libraries is pleased to host a free rug concert by the renowned Tesla Quartet. Music lovers of all ages, especially the very youngest, are invited to come to Ridgeview Library on Monday, October 2, at 10:00 am.

Attempted Robbery

Hickory Police Department is seeking public assistance in locating Joshua Alan Ruch, who was involved in the attempted robbery that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th at approximately 8:00 pm in the parking lot of Walmart, 2525 HWY 70 SE, Hickory.  During the robbery, Ruch displayed a handgun and demanded money from the victim.  Ruch is wanted on multiple outstanding warrants:  resisting public officer, 2 counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana and 2 counts of robbery.  Ruch is often in the company of Erin Olivia Shell, who is also wanted on a charge of felony larceny of motor vehicle.  Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Joshua Ruch or Erin Shell is asked to contact the Hickory Police Department at 828-328-5551.  Additionally, Hickory Police Department is continuing this investigation and asks anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information, please contact Inv. De Los Santos at 828-261-2621 or cdelossantos@hickorync.gov.

Trick or Trot 5K

On Saturday, October 7 at 8 a.m., join Hickory’s Parks and Recreation Department for their second annual, Halloween themed, 5K run/walk. The race begins and finishes at Highland Recreation Center.

National Day of Play

On Saturday, September 16 the Hickory Parks and Recreation Department and Boys and Girls Club of Hickory will co-host the annual National Day of Play event.

Needlecraft Club at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

Join fellow crafters for a Needlecraft Club gathering on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.  Bring your latest knit, crochet or other crafty work-in-progress to this informal group.  All skill levels are welcome to socialize and share techniques, ideas and patterns. If you have always wanted to learn to knit or crochet, we’ll have some supplies on hand to help you get started.  The Needlecraft Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 6:00 p.m.

Save the Date for Giant Book Sale!

Get ready for the biggest and best book sale of the year at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, October 5-8. Thousands of books in many genres will be for sale at the annual event sponsored by the Friends of Hickory Public Library.

Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County to Offer Children's Safety Programs

The Children’s Advocacy and Protection Center of Catawba County will present the Yello Dyno Child Safety program at both branches of the Hickory Public Libraries on 3 occasions. Yello Dyno is a non-fearful, musically driven, research based program that teaches children how to identify deceptive behavior, restore instincts and feelings, and build self-confidence when faced with tricky people.

Alexa Rose featured at Sails Original Music Series

Friday, September 15, the City of Hickory’s 2017 Sails Original Music Series will feature singer/songwriter Alexa Rose, a young, new artist with deep Appalachia roots.


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