Roundabout: What’s Happening, March 14-20
St. Patrick’s Day
Latta Celtic Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17: See Brief on page 2D. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 12 miles NW of Charlotte, 704-875-2312, lattaplantation.org
Easter Egg-stravaganza for kids — 2 p.m., Saturday, March 16: Free for ages 0-12, games, prizes, candy, special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Rain date March 17. Held at 8th Street Ball Park, Spencer. Sponsored by Spencer Jaycees.
The Easter Bunny Express at NC Transportation Museum —March 23-24 and 29-30: Children and parents receive a visit from the Easter Bunny on the museum’s 25 minute narrated train ride, $14 adults, $12 seniors and active military, $10 children 3-12. Children 2 and under free. Tickets include museum admission, train ride, fun tattoos and craft • March 30 finale includes annual Easter egg hunt at noon for kids 0- 10 years old. Bring your own basket • Details at 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org
Gold Hill Easter egg hunt for children —10 a.m., Saturday, March 30: for children ages 10 and under, free, bring your basket, gather behind Stamp Mill Café. Also meet the Easter Bunny • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Spring Fest activities, nominal fee; prizes, games, Easter egg decorating, coloring. Picnic bag lunches $2. Historic Gold Hill shops open 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Stamp Mill Café 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Latta Plantation Easter egg hunt — Saturday, March 30: Children ages 1-10 hunt for toy and candy filled eggs across the plantation grounds. Families invited to make a day of it and bring a picnic. Activities include live children’s music, pony rides, crafts, visiting the farm animals, enjoying the historic buildings, meeting Baxter the Bunny. Pre-registration required at http://lattaplantation.org/latta/index.php?page=easter
Music & More
Piano concert continues Catawba Artist Series — 7 p.m., Friday, Mar. 15: Free program of piano music by Renpeng “Peter” Dong, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Information on the series: Jacob Hahn, 336-456-4017, firstname.lastname@example.org
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra offers ‘Grace and Grandeur’ — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16: See story on page 7D. 704-637-4314, www.salisburysymphony.org
Music and Meditation series at St. John’s — 12:15 p.m. Monday, March 18: Rosemary Kinard on flute and Rob Durocher on piano. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., 704-636-3431.
B-Shoc Christian music concert — 5 p.m., Saturday, March 23: Doors open 4:30 p.m., free, love offering only. Sponsored by Mt. Hope UCC, St. Luke’s Episocipal and Lyerly Evangelical Churches. No food sold at this event. Held at Saleeby-Fisher YMCA, East Rowan Branch, 790 Crescent Road, Rockwell, 7040-279-1742.
Natalie Merchant performs with Charlotte Symphony — March 23: Includes music from Merchant’s new album plus solo career plus 10,000 Maniacs. Tickets start at $44.50 at charlottesymphony.org
North Carolina Symphony plays in Lexington — 7:30 p.m., March 23: William Henry Curry conducting. Tickets $15- $35. Maestro Circle tickets of $50 include orchestra seating and invitation to Maestro’s Reception 6 p.m. Tickets at www.smithciviccenter.com, at the Edward C. Smith Civic Center in Lexington, or 336-242-2783.
Thistledown Tinkers in concert — 7:30 p.m., March 28: Thistledown Tinkers, Celtic music with Southern swagger. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
Brad Paisley with Chris Young, Lee Brice — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, Friday June 7 • Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Raleigh, Saturday June 8. 800-745-3000 or www.livenation.com
First ever Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, downtown Kannapolis, planned for last Saturday each month. 828-231-5037.
Inaugural Rowan County MayFest — May 15-19: carnival rides, nightly entertainment, food, craft, vendor displays. Sponsored by the Rowan County Fair Association; at the fairgrounds on Julian Road.
17th annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, May 4, Finch Park in Lexington. Family oriented event, free admission. Entertainment, crafters, artisans, ethnic foods. 336-248-3960, www.lexingtonnc.net or Facebook.
Opens tonight: Old Courthouse Theatre’s ‘The Night of January 16th’ — by Ayn Rand, directed by Jonathan Ewart. Performance dates 8 p.m., March 14-16. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series ‘Judgement at Nuremberg’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, March 17: This reading is rated PG. Free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT main theater, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Catawba College’s Blue Masque presents ‘Once on This Island’ — 7:30 p.m., March 20-23: $5 general admission, Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. 704-637-4481, www.catawba.edu/news/category/11.aspx
Bob Paolina in ‘The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity’ —8 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays through March 23: A serious-minded comedy. Tickets $18-$28 https://secure.ticketsage.net/ or 704-455-8542. CAST (Carolina Actors Studio Theater), 2424 North Davidson St., Charlotte; 704-455-8542, www.nccast.com
This & That
Roadshow style antiques appraisal fair — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday-Saturday, March 15-16: See Brief on page 2D. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, SpencerDollAndToyMuseum@gmail.com
National Quilting Day is Saturday — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16: See Brief on page 2D.
ELEVATE G.A.L.s — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, March 15: Free girls and ladies event, ages 6 and up, theme is ‘At the Movies,’ come dressed as favorite movie character, prize for best costume. Free desserts. 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville. RSVP email@example.com or facebook.com/ihsdance
PPT ‘Spamalot’ set construction — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17. Lunch provided. No experience required. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Classic Chicks Film Festival & Spa Night — 6:30-8:30 pm on Thursday, March 21: See Brief on page 2D. Register at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8229.
ELEVATE girls w/D.A.D.s — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, March 22: Free event for school aged girls, D.A.D.s=dads, dudes=step dads, big brothers, uncles, grandpas, father figures, etc. Come dressed as favorite movie character, prize for best costume. Dinner will be served. Held at 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or facebook.com/ihsdance
Carolina Artists — 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21: To gear up for upcoming Carolina Artists-sponsored Student Art Show, bring brushes, paint shirt, ideas. New members welcome. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.
West Rowan Farm, Home and Garden grand opening festival — 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, March 23: Live music, food, family fun. Bring food, donations to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries West.
Sign up for Scrabble Scramble 10 – 5:30 p.m., Tuesday April 30: Holiday Inn Salisbury. Buffet dinner, three rounds of team Scrabble, $30 per person, $300 table of 10. Sponsored by Rowan County Literacy Council. Call 704-216-8266 by April 25 for reservations.
Concord Library events — • 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 19: The League of Extraordinary Legos; we supply the Legos, children ages 4-12 bring imagination and building skills. 704-920-2058 • 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19: Teen Book Club, discussing “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater. 704-920-2053 • 4 p.m., Thursday, March 21: Super Spy Training Part 2, calling all spies in training ages 6-12. Navigate your way through the obstacle course, crack the secret code, learn how to be a spy. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook5471, PiedmontPlayers.com
Second annual Highway to Health event — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday March 23: For colon cancer awareness month, car and bike show, $10 to enter. 8 a.m. registration, trophies awarded. Musical entertainment, food, kids’ activities, local vendors, cake walk, raffle, yard sale, blood drive from 10-1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Colon Cancer Alliance(CCA). Admission free. Northeast Digestive Health Center, 1070 Vinehaven Dr. Northeast, Concord.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-midnight, Friday, March 15: Southern soul & classic rock with Diane Hoffman and North Carolina Facedown Band, $5 cover • Saturday, March 16: TBA. 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — The Gospel Plowboys, 7 p.m., today, March 14, bluegrass gospel music and testimonies.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — 9 p.m., Saturday, March 16: Motel Soap. Dinner reservations highly suggested, 704-754-4907 • 8-11 p.m. every Tuesday: Open mic night. 704-754-4907, Facebook.
DJ’s, 1502 W. Innes St. — 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: Live music. 704-638-9647, www.DJsRestaurant.com
ethos southern bistro and martini bar, 118 N. Main St. — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, March 15: Jazz pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman • 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16: Jazz guitarist/vocalist Tom Billotto. 704-639-2600, www.ethosdining.com
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 7 p.m. until, Thursdays: Acoustic performance by Seth Grigg, free • 8 p.m. until, Friday, March 15: Open jukebox • 8 p.m. until, Saturday, March 16: Karaoke with Mark Tomei. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — • 9:30 p.m. until, Saturday March 16: Darrell Harwood • 7 p.m. every Thursday: beginner and intermediate shag lessons. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 6:30 p.m. tonight, March 14: Christian metal with Fall of Goliath, A Heart Divided, Further The Fall, The Infantry, Shield of Salvation, My Hear To Fear • 8 p.m., Saturday, Alter Vibe, Writing Home. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — $5 annual membership, billiards, streaming country music videos, sports channels in HD, karaoke and live mike nights, deejays, upstairs game room. 704-762-999, www.nashvillenightsalisbury.com
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — Tonight, March 14: Karaoke performance by Ronnie Huffman • Karaoke 7-9 p.m. Mondays • Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays • Karaoke 7 p.m. until Fridays-Saturdays. 704-642-0050.
Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road — “Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m. 704 636-1918.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — Friday Night Bluegrass Jam 7-9 p.m.: Open jam for all acoustic musicians. Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, North Carolina, 704-267-9439.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Friday, March 15: Reeve Coobs, Yosef, Erin Maynor, Broken Compass Society • Saturday, March 16: Caravan Of Thieves, Slow Motion Riot. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.eveningmuse.com
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — Friday, March 15: Sham Rock with Rogue Planet, Dorian Gris, Funky Geezer • Saturday, March 16: Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000, www.doubledoorinn.com
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Saturday, March 16: Jill Andrews. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200, www.visulite.com
Wine & beer tastings
The Blue Vine — 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays: Wine tasting and dinner, $12.50/person, salad, entree, bread, dessert paired with 5-6 specially selected wines. Concentration on pairing wines with every day meals, not just party food. RSVP requested by noon on Tuesdays. 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093, www.thebluevine.com
Tonight at Salisbury Wine Shop — Thursday, March 14, 5-7:30 p.m.: Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a sampling of six beers from Ireland, $5 • Friday, March 15, 5-7:30 p.m.: Josh Lavis with six wines from the Country Vintner Portfolio, $5 • Saturday, March 16, 1-5 p.m.: Free home brewing demonstration by Salisbury Homebrewers Club outside entryway of Salisbury Wine Shop, plus free wine tasting 1-4 p.m. inside • Thursday, March 21, 6:30 p.m.: Wines of Argentina — Wine dinner with Valeria Corredera of Dante Robino Winery, Mendoza, Argentina at Sweet Meadow Cafe, $45/person (limited to 35 people), pre-purchase reservations at Salisbury Wine Shop. 106 S Main St., 704-636-5151, www.salisburywineshop.com
PPT youth theatre audition workshop — 9-11 a.m., Saturday, March 23: “Treasure Island” workshop will focus on preparing young students to audition for a play, specifically PPT’s upcoming production. Instructor Edward Whitney, elementary-high school, $40, only 20 spots available. 704-633-5471 to sign up.
Learn felting, make a light and airy scarf workshop — 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 20: See Brief on page 3D. Rail walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.
Create mesh wreaths — 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, March 23: Free demonstration on new techniques for creating mesh wreaths. Piedmont Floral Galleries, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7739.
Classes at Pottery 101 — • Children’s: Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon: Students will create an art piece based on various themes. Ages: 6-14, $35 per class, all materials included. Saturday, March 16: Totem Pole • Adult’s Spring class: Beginning and intermediate wheel class. $200 plus $10 lab fee. Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m., March 21-May 9. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.
Weekly classes at Salisbury Art Station — • Ongoing weekly classes where instructors share their knowledge of historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. Limited openings, $25/class, 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, ages 5-7; Wednesdays, ages 7 and up, Thursdays, ages 7 and up • Email email@example.com, call 704-754-0853.
Guitar class at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — 2-3:30 p.m., Mondays starting March 18, six weeks, for 55 and over, $25. Sign up at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center 704-216-7714. Info: Bob 704-636-9395.
Workshops at Carolina Lily — 1375 Kern Carlton Road,$20 each, preregister at 704-639-0033 • 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 16: Mini-garden workshop, bring your own container, get $10 in mini-merchandise credit • 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13: Fairy Garden Workshop for Kidz, make a fairy garden in your-now empty Easter basket, includes $10 credit in fairy garden merchandise. Bring teacup and saucer to make a fairy house • firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning and intermediate weaving instruction — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Contact Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, email@example.com for more information.
Winter workshops at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Register at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org • See Brief on page 3D.
Zumba fitness — • 5:30 p.m., Mondays, Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 704-216-7714 • 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Baptist Church of Salisbury, old YMCA gym on Fulton St. • 6 p.m. Thursdays, $3 per person, St. Matthews Church Salisbury • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA’s aqua zumba, 10:15 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Bring-your-own-vase floral design — 2-3 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Designing fresh cut flowers, $5 per class plus cost of flowers, call for reservations; instructor David Harrison, Harrison’s Florist, 1012 Holmes Ave. off Grove St. near RRMC, 704-636-4251.
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: An introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.
Card making classes at the Y — Come make six cards/$10 • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111. 1 p.m., Monday, March 18: Come make six cards/$10 • 6-8 p.m.Thursday, March 21: Make six cards/$10.
Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, March 15: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
Free movie tomorrow — • March 15, B-movie: “A Hobo with a Shotgun • April 12, documentary: “Good Hair.” Free monthly Friday evening film/discussion by Pfeiffer Pfilm Society, in Pfeiffer University Theater, Administration Building, 3rd Floor, 48380 Hwy 52N, Misenheimer, 6-9 p.m., no reservation required. 704-463-3432 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free movie on Sunday — Reynolda House Sunday Matinee Film Series 2 p.m. each Sunday in March, a collection of timeless films in celebration of Hollywood icons. $10. • March 17: “Morroco,” 1930 film starring Marlene Deitrich opposite Gary Cooper • March 24: “Top Hat,” one of Fred Astaire and Rogers first films together • March 31: “Camille,” featuring Greta Garbo. 336-758-5150 , reynoldahouse.org
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — • “5 Woman Show” through March 30. Artists Ingrid Erickson, Harriet Hoover, Anna Kenar, Ashley Pierce, Jenn Selby, showing new work including sculpture, mixed media, drawings, photographs, prints. Free and open to the public in Salisbury’s Rail Walk arts district; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 413-884-4499, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Elementary Schools exhibit through March 27, reception Thursday, March 21, part of “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists” in the Young People’s Gallery: rotating display of artwork featuring the works of nearly 800 students representing Salisbury-Rowan County’s public, independent, home-schooled students • Visual Places: Evolving from Nature,” through May 11: Four artists reflect on the intersection of architecture and nature through the use of form, texture, surfaces. Free admission, donations appreciated. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m-7 p.m, Saturday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org
St. Thomas Players’ ‘Arcadia’ — 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17; 7 p.m. Monday, March 18: Comedy by Tom Stoppard. Cold readings from the script with an English accent if possible. For details on character breakdowns, rehearsal times, visit www.faithart.org. Performance dates June 13-23. Auditions are at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.,basement of Haven Lutheran Church.
PPT ‘Treasure Island’ youth auditions — By appointment only, 4 and 5 p.m., Tuesday-Wednesday, March 26-27: Only 25 spots per time slot. 704-633-5471 or email@example.com. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Burning Coal Theatre Company — 9 a.m.-5:30 pm. Saturday, April 20: auditions for 2013/2014 season of plays. Prepare two one-minute contrasting monologues (one Shakespeare, one contemporary), bring two copies of picture resume. Arrive 15 minutes before appointed timeslot. Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh, www.burningcoal.org
Call for models
Call for models — Models needed for Life Drawing classes at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Life Drawing classes are for students 18 through adult, meet 6:30-9 p.m. Sept.-May once a week. Models must be at least 21 years old. All body types welcome, female and male. Experience preferred, not required. Models must be able to hold a pose for at least 20-minute increments, must be comfortable posing nude. Valid ID required. Competitive compensation, professional environment; to ensure the integrity of Waterworks and models, strict protocol of confidentiality and professionalism is followed. Download application at www.waterworks.org or pick up at the museum. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882.
Call for vendors
Rowan Helping Ministries third annual golf tournament — Saturday, April 13: Crescent Golf Course, corporate hole sponsorships available. Contact 704-633-3454, firstname.lastname@example.org
First ever Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, downtown Kannapolis, planned for last Saturday each month. Needed: musicians, dancers, sculptores, painters, artists, street performers, jugglers, any kind of cultural artist; also vendors. Register with Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, email@example.com or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rowan County Chamber of Commerce annual business show — 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, May 2: Room fpr 60 exhibitors to show products and services. Held at the Event Center, 315 Webb Road. Contact Linda Sherrill, lSherrill@RowanChamber.com
Lexington’s 17th annual Multicultural Festival — Saturday, May 4: Host an exhibit or become a vendor. Event held at Finch Park. Contact the City of Lexington Recreation Department at 336-248-3960, www.lexingtonnc.net, Facebook
Statesville community outreach event — May 9, 10, 12: Family oriented event with vendors, food, games, live performances at Lakewood Drive, Statesville. Proceeds benefit Levine Children’s Hospital, Iredell Choral Society. Booth rates, information at www.icsbenefit2013.webs.com or ICS director Joshua McCrary, 704-657-9337, email@example.com
Call for performers
First ever Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: See Call for Vendors for details.
Call for musicians
West Rowan Farm Home & Gardens Grand Opening festival — 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23: Accepting family friendly music such as blue grass, blue grass gospel, oldies, praise teams, etc. 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mount Ulla. Call Elsie Bennett, 704-278-2800.
First ever Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: See Call for Vendors for details.
Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.
Call for artists
West Rowan Farm Home & Gardens Grand Opening festival — 10 a.m., Saturday, March 23: Some remaining spots for crafters, 11575 NC Hwy 801 Mount Ulla. Call Elsie Bennett, 704-278-2800.
First ever Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: See Call for Vendors for details.
Speakers and forums
Tonight: AAUW lecture series — 6:30–8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14: In “Rowan Women in Leadership Forum and Networking Event,” a panel of prominent female community leaders from government, non-profit, business sectors to speak. Q&A afterward; light refreshments. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch. Held at RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd., 200 Building, Room 251 A&B. Holly Czuba 919-923-6416, firstname.lastname@example.org
16th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — April 5-7: Includes seven lectures relating to the 1861-1865 military prison, banquet, displays, books, prints. Open to all who would like to register, fee is $65 until March 16, $75 afterward. Two memorial services on Sunday are free and open to the public. Questions? Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, UDC, email@example.com, PO Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0088.
NC Transportation Museum spring excursions — Two overnight rail excursions • “Capital City Special” to Washington DC April 26-28 • “Lowcountry Limited” to Charleston, S.C., May 17-19. Ticket information at w704-636-2889, ext. 237 or www.nctrans.org
YMCA sponsored trips — • Noon, March 19: Tiger World trip, $15 per person • 11:30 a.m., April 16: Barn Dinner Theater, $47 per person • 10:30 a.m., April 17: Salisbury Historic trip; Hall House, Chamber House, Salisbury Museum, tour in the Spencer Trolley, $25 per person • 3:45 p.m., April 26: Gaither Homecoming-Greensboro, $35 per person • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd. Details: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com • Alaska Trip: interest meeting soon. Call Barbara Franklin 704-636-0111 firstname.lastname@example.orgDavie County Senior Services sponsored trip — May 9-11: New Bern, first capitol of NC, inlcudes Tryon Place, Chery Point Marine Station, quaint New Bern downtown, civic theater production of “9-5.” Contact Barbara Thornton, Mocksville, 336-753-6230.
Travel West with the Friends of Rowan Public Library — Trains and Canyons of the Southwest, April 12-20: Sedona, Santa Fe, the Verde Canyon, Grand Canyon Railways • Alaska Discovery Land and Cruise, Sept. 3-15: Inside Passage Cruise, Denali National Park, Hubbard Glacier, McKinley Express Rail • California New Year’s GetAway featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade, Dec. 29, 2013-Jan. 2, 2014: behind-the-scenes float viewing, gala New Year’s Eve party, Bandfest • Call Melody Moxley 704-216-8230.