Roundabout - What’s Happening March 21-27

  • Posted: Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:01 a.m.
Saturday: Donna Hughes at the Blue Vine. See Night Life on page 4D for details.
Saturday: Donna Hughes at the Blue Vine. See Night Life on page 4D for details.


‘The Race,’ one night only — 7:30 p.m., Friday, March 22: Staged reading of ‘The Race’ by Brian Daye, admission $5, all ticket sales go to Rowan Helping Ministries NEW Shelter. Presented by Lee Street Theatre; performance at Looking Glass Artist Center’s black box theater, 405 N Lee St., 704-798-7768,

Catawba College’s Blue Masque presents ‘Once on This Island’ — 7:30 p.m., Through March 23: $5 general admission, Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. 704-637-4481,

‘Hold Still! I Can’t See Myself’ — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23: Dorothy Kirk’s solo show, tickets in advance at Zinc, 314 Depot Street. Show held at Looking Glass Artists Center black box theatre, 405 N. Lee St.

Last weekend to see Bob Paolina in ‘The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity’ —8 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday: A serious-minded comedy about wrestling. CAST (Carolina Actors Studio Theater), 2424 North Davidson St., Charlotte; 704-455-8542,


The Easter Bunny Express at NC Transportation Museum —March 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,

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.

Music & more

Piano concert continues Catawba Artist Series — 7 p.m., Friday, March 22, piano trio performance from Anne Sellitti, Dr. Dan Skidmore, Jacob Hahn, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Information: Jacob Hahn, 336-456-4017,

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 Episcopal 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.

North Carolina Symphony plays in Lexington — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 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, at the Edward C. Smith Civic Center in Lexington, or 336-242-2783.

Swaggering Celtic music at the Davis Theatre — • March 28: Thistledown Tinkers, Celtic music with Southern swagger. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753,

Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society presents three performances of ‘A Little Night Music’ choral concert — • 7 p.m., Friday, April 19, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 131 W. Council St. • 7 p.m., Saturday, April 20, First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. • 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, First United Methodist Church, 110 W. Church St., China Grove • Choral arrangements plus feature soloists, directed by Matthew Newton. Free, donations appreciated. Facebook /Salisbury.Rowan.Choral.Society, YouTube /SalisburyRowanChoral

‘One Night Of Queen’ at the Knight Theater — 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1: Premier Queen tribute band, “One Night Of Queen,” performed by Gary Mullen and The Works. Tickets start at $34.50. 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000,,

Eric Clapton with The Wallflowers in Raleigh — Wednesday, April 3, PNC Arena (formerly RBC Center). Tickets start at $45,, 800-745-3000.

Crosby, Stills & Nash at Ovens Auditorium — Sunday, May 19, tickets start at $49, 800-745-3000, . 2700 E. Independence Blvd.,

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

Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Alicia Keys, March 27 • World Series of Poker Circuit Event, April 4-15, age 21 and over, register at the event. or 800-745-3000 • Celtic Woman, April 26 • Shinedown, April 27 • Aaron Lewis, May 24 • Dwight Yoakam, June 14. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.


Inaugural Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, downtown Kannapolis. Organized by Modern Film Fest, City of Kannapolis, NC Research Campus.

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, or Facebook.

8th annual Spring Into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 4: Arts event for local/regional performing and visual artists to show, share, demonstrate, sell, perform. Children’s art activities, musical performances. Free, downtown Concord on Union Street. 704-784-4208,

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.

This & That

Tonight: Carolina Artists meet — 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21: To plan 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.

Spring Festival of Faith, Flowers & Friends — 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, March 23: Live music, food, family fun. Bring food, donations to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries West. West Rowan Farm Home and Garden, 11575 NC HWy 801, Mt. Ulla, 704-278-2088.

PPT ‘Spamalot’ set construction — 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, March 23: Lunch provided, no experience required. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471,

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.

An Evening with Alton Brown: The Science of Cooking’ — 7:30 p.m., April 20: Celebrity chef and Food Network star Alton Brown live, presented by the NC Science Festival, tickets start at $32.50. Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000,,

Concord Library events — • 4 p.m., Tuesday, March 26: 3rd/4th grade book club, discussing “Frindle” by Andrew Clements. 704-920-2058 • 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 26: Let’s Talk About It reading and discussion series, discussing “Shane” by Jack Schaefer. Pre-register at 704-920-2053 • 4 p.m., Thursday, March 28: 5th/6th grade book club, discussing “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life” by James Patterson. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook


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.

Rowan Blues and Jazz Society celebrates Jazz Appreciation month — 7- 11 p.m., Saturday April 12: The Joe Robinson Jazz Band, proceeds go to Oct. 19 blues and jazz festival expenses. Looking Glass Artist Center black box theater, 405-407 N. Lee St., or

Night Life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9-11:30 P.M., Friday, March 22: Chuck Johnson “The Charlyhorse,” $5 cover • 9 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, March 23: Donna Hughes, no cover. 704-797-0093,

Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 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,

ethos southern bistro and martini bar, 118 N. Main St. — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, March 22: Jazz pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman • 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, March 23: Jazz guitarist/vocalist Tom Billotto. 704-639-2600,

Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — 7 p.m. until, Thursdays: Acoustic performance by Seth Grigg, free • 8 p.m. until, Friday, March 22: Open jukebox • 8 p.m. until, Saturday, March 23: Open jukebox. 704-638-8996.

High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — • 9 p.m. until, Friday March 22: Jim Quick & The Coastline Band • 8 p.m. until, Saturday March 23: Deejay Fast Freddie Thompson • 7 p.m. every Thursday: beginner and intermediate shag lessons.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • Saturday, March 23: All of A Kind and Sandbox Scars from Liberty University. 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. — • Saturday, March 23: Tim Elliot & the Catfish Cherry Band • Wednesdays: cornhole • Thursdays: Karaoke • Fridays: deejay. 704-762-999,

Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 7-9 pm., tonight, March 21: Karaoke performance by Smiley & Larry • Karaoke 7-9 p.m. Monday-Friday-Saturday • Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays. 704-642-0050.

Tamarac Marina, Bringle Ferry Road — “Karaoke on the Lake” 6-9 p.m. Mondays. 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: live music. 704-938-2337.

The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Friday, March 2: Missy Raines & The New Hip, Erin Thomas • Saturday, March 23: Pilot/Copilot, Solar Cat. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,

The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — Friday, March 22: The Colby Dobbs Band with Of Good Nature & The Bloodworth Project • Saturday, March 23: Marvelous Funkshun. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,

The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — Under construction. 704-358-9298,

The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Friday, March 22: Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200,

Wine & beer tastings

The Blue Vine — 7:30-9 p.m. first and third Tuesdays: Wine tasting and dinner, $12.50/person. RSVP requested by noon. 209 S. Main St., 704-797-0093,

Salisbury Wine Shop — • Free wine tastings this weekend, drop-in: Friday, March 22, 5-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 23, 1-4 p.m. • Tonight: Wines of Argentina wine dinner at Sweet Meadow Cafe, by reservation. 106 S Main St., 704-636-5151,

Speakers & forums

16th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — April 5-7: Includes seven lectures relating to the 1861-1865 military prison, banquet, displays, books, prints. $75, open to all who would like to register. Two memorial services on Sunday are free and open to the public. Questions? Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, UDC,, PO Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0088.

Luncheon with Dr. Racele Weiman of “Violins Of Hope” — Noon, Thursday, April 11: “Let Freedom Ring” by Racele Weiman, PhD, at First United Methodist Church, sponsored by Salisbury Symphony Guild. $35 ticket includes luncheon catered by Buttercup Cafe. Reservation deadline April 9, seating limited, tickets available at (click tickets) or 704-637-4314.


Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, March 22: Music with Larry Chastain. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.


Line dancing beginner class — Four week session begins April 6, 9:45-11 a.m., ages high school and up, $3 per person. Union Lutheran Church, 4770 Bringle Ferry Road. Cheryl Kluttz, 704-633-3484.

PPT youth theatre audition workshop — 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.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, limited spots available. 704-633-5471 to sign up. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Classes at Pottery 101 — • Saturday, March 23: Japanese Lantern • Saturday, April 6: Earth Day Plants. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 10 a.m.-noon, students create an art piece based on various themes. Ages: 6-14, $35 per class, all materials included. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.

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.

Chrismon , all new designs — • Beginner Thursday, April 4, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • Intermediate Friday, April 5, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • New Beginner Saturday, April 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. • Beginner Saturday, April 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon • Advanced Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.-noon. Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information,

Workshop at Carolina Lily — 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. 1375 Kern Carlton Road, $20, preregister at 704-639-0033,

Learn felting, make a light and airy scarf workshop — 1-4 p.m., Saturday, April 20: Fiber artist Liese Sadler teaches wet felting techniques that will result in a “lacy” open scarf. Materials provided, including wools dyed in many different colors. Open to ages 12 to adult, $30, class size limited to eight. Will go home with finished piece. Register at 215-300-4369. Rail walk Studios & Gallery, 409 N. Lee St.

Winter workshops at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Registration and price info at 704-636-1882 or • Daddy & Me Workshop for Mother’s Day Surprises: 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 11, ages 4-10, children ages 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult. A fun workshop for daddies and children to create special Mother’s Day surprises including cards, painting, drawing, jewelry • Spring/Summer Wheel and Hand Building Clay Class: For ages 12 and up. April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14; open studio for register students, April 27 and May 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Have fun with clay with Brent Smith; ffcus on basic, intermediate level techniques to create a variety of clay pieces using red and white clay bodies. Experiment with surface treatments, underglazes. For all skill levels.

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, call 704-754-0853.

Beginning and intermediate weaving instruction — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Contact Liese Sadler 215-300-4369, for more information.

Learn to shag — Thursday shag dance classes at TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant and Lounge • Beginner I & II at 7 p.m. • Intermediate/Advanced at 8 p.m. • $40 per month, no partner needed. 704-202-9655, 704-279-6168.

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.

Art classses with Patt — Adult art classes by local artist Patt Legg; studio located off Miller Road • noon-2 p.m. or 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays • OR 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Ongoing, pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) Call for details, 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869.

Card making classes at the Y — 6-8 p.m., tonight: make six cards/$10. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.


Tonight: Modern Film Fest at the Davis — Free screenings of independent films. 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21: Short films. 704-920-2787 or or

Reynolda House Sunday Matinee Film Series — 2 p.m. each Sunday in March: A collection of timeless films in celebration of the Hollywood icons. $10 for non-members • March 24: “Top Hat,” one of Fred Astaire and Rogers first films together • March 31: “Camille,” featuring Greta Garbo. or 336-758-5150.


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 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,


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,

Reception tonight at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • 5-6:30 p.m., tonight, March 21: For elementary schools exhibit through March 27, 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,


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 704-636-2889, ext. 237 or

YMCA sponsored trips — • 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@ • Alaska Trip: interest meeting soon. Call Barbara Franklin 704-636-0111

Davie County Senior Services sponsored trip — May 9-11: New Bern, first capitol of NC, includes Tryon Place, Cherry 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.

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 or pick up at the museum. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882.

Call for film makers

Be a film producer using your mobile phone and enter M4 contest — Details at Deadline March 31, 2013. Competition finale at SECCA, 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, Thursday, April 11.

Call for vendors

Crafters/vendors wanted for first women’s ministry fundraiser — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, April 13: Franklin Heights Christian Books and Gifts in the old Big Lots shopping center, 443 N. Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis. Info at 704-932-6245,

Rowan Helping Ministries third annual golf tournament — Saturday, April 13: Crescent Golf Course, corporate hole sponsorships available. Contact 704-633-3454,

Inaugural Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: Family-friendly cultural arts kickoff, downtown Kannapolis, planned for last Saturday each month. Free for patrons and participants. Needed: local musicians, dancers, sculptores, painters, artists, street performers, jugglers, any kind of cultural artist; also vendors. Register with Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, or Ryan Dayvault, 704-273-0590, Organized by Modern Film Fest, City of Kannapolis, NC Research Campus.

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,, 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 or ICS director Joshua McCrary, 704-657-9337,

Annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally and sanctioned BBQ Classic — Plans are for 65 competition teams, free entertainment. Fall 2013. Interested vendors or sponsors see or call Gary at 704-638-6044.

Call for performers

Inaugural Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: See Call for Vendors for details.

Call for musicians

Inaugural 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.Refreshments available, admission by donation. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.

Call for artists

Inaugural Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — Saturday, April 27: See Call for Vendors for details

Randolph Arts Guild’s ‘Art on Sunset’ — May 4: Currently accepting applications for handmade fine arts and crafts items. Deadline to apply March 31. Art on Sunset is a juried arts and crafts show in downtown Asheboro. Pick up applications/guidelines at Randolph Arts Guild, 123 Sunset Ave., 336-629-0399,

Call for history

Seeking historic Gold Hill photos —Photo history of Gold Hill and Gold Hill Mining District being compiled for publication and release prior to the 25th Founders Day event in 2014. 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897.

Notice about comments: is pleased to offer readers the ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Full terms and conditions can be read here.

Do not post the following:

  • Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
  • Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
  • Personal attacks, insults or threats.
  • The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
  • Comments unrelated to the story.