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Arts and entertainment briefs

SPENCER ó April 4 marks the third-annual Antique Tractors and Trains Show at the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer.
Other upcoming events:
April 16: Spring Home School Day. A special day for home school groups to explore the museum. Contact Brian Moffitt for more information, 704-636-2889 ext. 257.
April 18: Annual Studebaker Car Show. Classic Studebakers will be on display from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your Studebaker and join the fun. Free to register and free to spectators.
April 18: Volunteer Open House. The public meets museum volunteers in annual recruitment effort
April 18: A day full of fun with special activities and train rides especially for members.
April 25: “Hoofing it By Mule Across North Carolina,” by Bernie Harberts, brought to the Transportation Museum in association with the N.C. Humanities Council. Harberts will have tales of his journey and bring two mules that carried him across the state.
May 2: Triad Classic Motorcycle Club Show. Classes for all motorcycle makes from all countries, built between 1900 and 1980. No entrance fee for spectators.
For information, call 704-636-2889 or visit www.nctrans.org.
Hoffmans at The Inn
Sandy Hoffman will be giving a pre-release concert of his new instrumental guitar CD, “Sereno,” accompanied by his brother, pianist and vocalist Marc Hoffman. The brothers will also include some of their contemporary worship music in their performance.
The concert takes place at The Inn on N.C. 150 at 8 p.m. Saturday. Pre-release copies of the “Sereno” CD will be available, and 10 free copies of the CD will be given away. Also available will be other CDs, DVDs and instructional materials by the Hoffmans.
Sandy Hoffman began instructing and leading Christians in worship over 25 years ago. A featured instructor at the Youth With A Mission School of Worship and School of Music in Missions world-wide, he also writes a regular column called “Tips For Tight Teams” for Worship Musician Magazine.
A Salisbury native, Sandy is currently Minister of Worship Arts for The Grace Community in Santa Fe, N.M.
Marc Hoffman is a composer who lives in Salisbury and performs widely. He is director of the Salisbury School of Music.
For more information about Saturday’s show, call 704-213-1467.
Hall painting
An acrylic painting by Salisbury artist Annette Ragone Hall, titled, “The Busy Life of a Woman,” has been accepted to Dimensions 2009, a national juried art show being held by Associated Artists of Winston-Salem.
The opening reception is today from 5-7 p.m.; the show runs through May 22. The Associated Artists gallery is located at 301 W. Fourth St., Winston-Salem.
Hall moved from the Seattle, Wash. area to Salisbury in March 2007 and has a studio at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery in the 400 block of N. Lee Street in the Rail Walk Arts District, open to the public on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment.
For more information, call 704-798-9400.
Library art exhibit
Artwork by Delores Medlin will be on display on Rowan Public Library during
April and May. Medlin will be showing pencil and charcoal pieces.
She is available for commissioned pieces. For more information, call 704-636-8522.
Call for art
In connection with the production of “Any One of Us: Words from Prison” The Looking Glass Artist Collective is having a special exhibit of art that speaks to the issue of violence against women and girls.
Do you have a story to tell? Did you mother or sister have a story? Share those pieces that speak to your heart. All media accepted.
Contact nancy@nancygaineslaw.com, and please send photos of the submission with your email. Deadline April 8. Art accepted for the exhibit must be delivered to the Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N. Lee St., no later than Friday, April 10. Please prepare a 3 by 5 card with name, contact info, the name of the piece, and the media to accompany each piece placed in the exhibit.
The Salisbury Symphony gathered over 100 pounds of food as part of the Orchestras Feeding America National Food Drive. That represents enough food to feed nineteen families of four, and over 60 percent stayed in Rowan County.
The Salisbury Symphony collaborated with Second Harvest, based in Charlotte, and all agreed that partnering with Rowan Helping Ministries here in Salisbury was the best use of the collected food items.
Audience members attending the Masterworks concert on March 21, as well as some of the performing musicians, donated food at the concert. This was increased by donations from the members of the Salisbury Youth Orchestra rehearsing the next day.
The parents and friends of the After-School Strings program who attended their Spring Concert on March 24 completed the drive.
For more information about the Salisbury Symphony, call 704-637-4314, or visit www.salisburysymphony.org.

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