SHS presents ‘Sensational Scenes and Stories’

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 4, 2008

SHS drama tonight
The theatre classes of Debra Hubbard at Salisbury High School will present “Sensational Scenes and Stories” at 7 p.m. this evening in the school auditorium.
The Theatre I class is doing a student-written adaptation of the classic Greek play “Medea.”The class was divided into 6 groups and each group took a portion of the play to re-write. Each group is acting out their portion of the play, with transitions from one group to another punctuated by thunder and lightning.
The Advanced Theatre class is doing scenes and monologues from Shakespeare and a short comedy called “This Phone will Explode at the Tone.”
The performance is free and open to the public.
Country Christmas
GOLD HILL ó The shops in the Village of Gold Hill will host the second annual Country Christmas in the Village this Friday and Saturday. The shops will be open late, from 5 to 8 p.m. each night, with special events and refreshments.
The town will be decorated in white lights, greenery and red bows for the holiday season.
Some highlights: the Gold Miner’s Café will celebrate its grand re-opening on Friday evening, Terry Wilbur’s Wood Shop (“Santa’s Workshop South”) will be open giving visitors a look at a real working shop and Rocky River Vineyards will offer wine tasting.
Visitors on Friday may also enjoy listening to live bluegrass by the fire at the Montgomery Store. The event is free and open to the public.
There will be treats for the children and even a visit from Santa himself on Saturday evening.
For more information visit, or call 704-267-9439.
Youth chorus concert
The Amadeus Youth Chorus will present their winter concert 7 p.m. Saturday at the Looking Glass Artist Collective Theatre, 405 N. Lee St. Admission is free.
The 32-member chorus includes members ranging in age from 8 to 18. They are co-directed by Dr. Phillip Burgess and Sarah Fuller Hall with assistance from Michael Brooks. The chorus is a community outreach program sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
Recent performances by the chorus included the Voices of Hope concert in Spencer and the Tree of Hope lighting ceremony at Rowan Regional Medical Center.
Amadeus will also be performing for the Celebration of Angels in the Downtown Gateway Park at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.
The chorus will be accepting new members after the first of the year, with rehearsals resuming in February.
For information call 704-633-3221 or e-mail sfhall@carolina.
Living tree
First Baptist Church of Salisbury, 223 N. Fulton St., is hosting its 17th annual Living Christmas Tree, with performances tonight through Monday. All performances except tonight’s will include orchestra.
Performance times are 7 p.m. tonight, 8 p.m. tomorrow, 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 8 p.m. Monday.
Tickets are free, but required.
For information, call 704-639-0431.
Singing tree
SPENCER ó Central United Methodist Church will present the Singing Christmas Tree on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., with a prelude beginning at 6:30 p.m., and Dec.7 at 3 p.m., with a prelude beginning at 2:30 p.m.
There is no cost for admission and a nursery will be provided. The church is located at 200 4th St. in Spencer.
Wintering in Wartime
STATESVILLE ó Experience “Wintering in Wartime” on the western colonial frontier with North Carolina Provincial soldiers this Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fort Dobbs State Historic Site in Statesville.
A special candlelight tour of the site will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. See the face of history as it was 250 years ago as soldiers at Fort Dobbs dealt with the harsh winter season and celebrated Christmas.Living history demonstrations include on-going display of camp life, military drill, musket and cannon firings. Evening programming will feature a tour of the Provincial camp and fort site, rare night time firing of the Fort’s artillery, and colonial caroling. Visitors are also welcome to enjoy the tastes of the 18th Century at the Fort’s Visitor Center where mulled cider and ginger snaps will be available.
The event is free to the public. Donations to support the educational programming are appreciated.
Fort Dobbs is North Carolina’s only French and Indian War fort historic site. It is open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with interpretive programming daily. For more information visit or call 704-873-5882.
Youth Orchestra
The Salisbury Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Ryan Peller, will present a Winter Concert Sunday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the campus of Catawba College.
The program will include seasonal songs and music by Mozart and Dvorak.
The youth orchestra is comprised of area musicians from local middle and high schools and home school students. The concert is free, and the public is invited. The orchestra rehearses 3-5 p.m. Sundays in the Hoke Building on the campus of Catawba College. All musicians, ages 10 to 18, are invited to join. Auditions for the spring semester will be held Jan. 4. Rehearsals will resume Jan. 11.
The Salisbury Youth Orchestra is an education program of the Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society and is made possible by a grant from the Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation Inc.
For information about auditions and membership, contact Susan Trivette at 704-637-4730 or
Jubilee Chorus
The Jubilee Chorus annual Christmas concert will be held 6 p.m., Dec. 7, at Soldier’s Memorial AME Zion Church.
The concert begins with a candlelight processional to “O Come All Ye Faithful” and closes with the traditional singing of “Silent Night.” In between, the program features Advent and Christmas hymns (several written by African-American hymn writers), anthems, spirituals and gospel arrangements and readings.
Soloists will be Dr. Grant Harrison, Rebecca Stinson, Alexis Greer and Gail McClain.
Scripture and other readings will be read by Annie Pruitt, Dr. Mitch Siegle, the Rev. Donald Anthony and Yvonne Tracy.
The public is invited. Refreshments will follow in the Enrichment Center and is sponsored by the Jubilee Chorus. An offering will be taken.
Phyllis Partee is assisting with the accompaniment on keyboards. Kay Wright Norman is music director.
Chorus concert
The honors choruses from East Rowan High, Morgan Elementary and Bostian Elementary schools will be performing a collaborative concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 8 in the East High auditorium.
The concert is an effort to build stronger relationships between feeder schools and high schools, as well as a spotlight for arts education. For more information, call 704-433-8015.
Art exhibit
An art exhibit, “For the Love of Art” will be held from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 12 at Joyce’s Whistle Stop Salon, 512 S. Salisbury Ave. in Spencer. The event is part of Spencer Gathering Night Out.
The art of salon-owner Joyce Orphanoudakis will be featured. There will also be other Carolina Artists featured. Door prizes will be offered.
For more information, call the salon at 704-637-2797.