Roundabout – Upcoming events
Santa and the Grinch at the Bell Tower ó 10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 28, free. Corner of West Innes and South Jackson Streets. Cookies, hot chocolate, ornament-making. Sponsored by Innes Street Drug Co. photos will be taken and posted at www.DowntownSalisburyNC.com.
Razzle Dazzle Christmas Show at Crescent Heights ó 7 p.m., Nov. 30. Come early, 5:15 p.m., for a complimentary spaghetti dinner. 240 Branchview Drive, NE, Concord. 704-794-6248.
Annual Holidayfest at Hurley YMCA ó 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 2. Crafts, vendors, baked homemade items, jewelry. 704-636-0111.
Service of Lessons and Carols at Catawba College ó Prelude begins 6:30 p.m., Dec. 3. Omwake Dearborn Chapel. Free, but tickets required by calling 704-637-4396.
The Arc/Rowan Festival of Trees ó 7-9 p.m. Dec. 4; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 5; 1-5 p.m. Dec. 6. F&M Trolley Barn, 127 E. Liberty St. The Grinch will be on hand for photos 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 5 and 1-3 p.m. Dec. 6. 704-637-1521.
Spencer Christmas in the Park and Tree Lighting Ceremony ó 6 p.m., Dec. 4. Library Park. Includes entertainment. Spencer Fire Department Christmas event ó6:30-8:30 p.m., Dec. 4.Refreshments. Children will be able to color and write letters to Santa. Sponsored by Auxiliary.
Celebration of Angels ó 10-11 a.m. Dec. 5. Eastern Gateway Park, 300 E. Innes St. Live music by children’s choruses, storytelling, display of angel art, refreshments. Free.
Landtrust Christmas events: Ornament workshop at Green Goat Gallery, Spencer ó 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dec. 5 All ages, all materials provided, making natural, edible ornaments for wildlife.
Second annual tree trimming at Centennial Park in Fulton Heights ó 4-5 p.m., trim tree with edible ornaments for birds and squirrels. Refreshments, visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Corner of Wiley and Stanley Streets.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery 2nd annual Art and Fine Crafts Christmas Show and Sale ó 5-9 p.m. Dec. 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5. 409-413 N. Lee St. Work by 12 artists, refreshments. 704-431-8964. www.railwalkgallery.com.
2nd annual Art and Fine Crafts Christmas Sale ó 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Dec. 5. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405-407 N. Lee St. Over a dozen artists and crafters, entertainment, refreshments. Photographs taken with view camera by David Lamanno. 704-633-5107. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the world-famous Rockettes ó 7 p.m. Dec. 4; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5. LJVM Coliseum, 2825 University Pkwy, Winston-alem. 336-728-4200.
Annual Christmas Tour of Homes and Progressive Dinner sponsored by Historical Society of South Rowan ó Dec. 5, two tours, 4 and 6 p.m. Tours begin with hors d’eouvres served at historical China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St., China Grove. Four houses will be toured with entree and dessert served. Tickets $30. Proceeds used to maintain roller mill. 704-425-5323.
Salisbury Symphony Guild’s “Christmas in the City” tour of homes ó 3-7 p.m., Dec. 5; 2-6 p.m. Dec. 6. Downtown residences open to the public, strolling musicians. Symphony cider and tickets at The Plaza. Tickets: $15 or $12 in advance, reserve early at 704-638-3100 or at the Visitors Bureau.
Victorian Christmas at the Dr. Josephus Hall House ó 1-4 p.m. weekends in December. Special candlelight tour 6 to 8 p.m. Christmas Eve. Weekend tours: $5 per person or $3 for members of Historic Salisbury Foundation. Candlelight tour by donation. 226 S. Jackson St. 704-636-0103. www.historicsalisbury.org.
Central Untied Methodist Church Singing Christmas Tree ó 7 p.m. Dec. 5; 3 p.m. Dec. 6, prelude begins half hour earlier. 200 4th St., Spencer. Children’s Community Choir to perform. Free. Nursery provided.
Faith Lutheran Christmas Extravaganza ó Dec. 5. 5 p.m. -gingerbread building activity and storytelling. 6 p.m.-dinner theater with troupe Rags to Riches, steak dinner. Reservations by Nov. 30: 704-279-2500.
7th annual Madrigal Dinner, East Rowan and Erwin honors choruses ó Dec. 5. Three shows: 5 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $13, or two for $25. Tickets available from Erwin music director Elizabeth Cook or East HS director Dean Orbison through Nov. 30.
Gingerbread House workshop at Rowan Museum ó 1-4 p.m., Dec. 6. Messinger Room. 202 N. Main St. $35 per child, includes attached adult. Gingerbread ornaments, refreshments. 704-633-5946 for reservations and time slot.
Candle Tea in Old Salem ó Dec. 4, 5, 11,12. Single Brother House, 600 S. Main St., Winston-Salem. 336-749-9463.
Trip to Christmas tree farm ó Hurley YMCA is sponsoring trip to The Christmas Tree Farm in Boone on Dec. 8. Cost: $25. Information: call Barbara Franklin, 704-636-0111.
Spencer Holiday Decorating Contest ó 6-9 p.m., Dec. 9.Spencer residents are invited to decorate their homes and yards and win big.
Spencer Candlelight Tour of Homes ó 6-9 p.m., Dec. 10 Five homes. Tickets $8 in advance, $10 night of tour, available at Debbie Barnhardt Jewelers, Spencer Home Supply and Rowan Co. Visitor’s Bureau.
Spencer Candlelight Tour of Churches ó 6-9 p.m., Dec. 18. Self-guided, free. Entertainment offered at several of the churches. Trolley rides available beginning 5:30 p.m. at Spencer Shops, $1 for riders over 3.
A Christmas Tradition: Stories and Songs of the Season ó 7-8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15, Meroney Theatre, 213 S. Main St. Stories with Dr. Karl Hales, music by vocalists Neal Wilkinson, Leslie Dunkin and pianist Zebbie Bondurant. Free, but please bring canned good for Rowan helping Ministries.
Gingerbread house decorating contest ó Drop off is 5-7 p.m., Dec. 17 at First Baptist Church, Spencer. Judging Dec. 18. For information contact email@example.com.
Santa’s SleigHAY Ride and Photos ó 11 a.m.-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas. The Harris Farm, 1643 Pembroke Road, Harrisburg. hayrides with Santa-$10;photos-$5. Calves, goats, elves, Mrs. Claus. Pets welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas at Reed Gold Mine ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5; 6-8:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 12. 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland. 704-721-4653.
Christmas Wonderland of Lights at Zootastic Park, Lake Norman ó 6-10 p.m., seven days per week through New Years Day. Two mile journey through forest with one million lights, ends at 300 foot Christmas light show set to music of Trans-Siberian orchestra and visit with Santa Claus. Refreshments, pony ride. $5 per person or $20 per vehicle. Off I-77 at exit 42. 1-800-966-0069. www.zootasticpark.com.
Music and more
Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society holiday concert ó 3 p.m., Nov. 29: “Music and Memories, a Holiday Portrait,” holiday concert, also featuring Una Voce, Coburn United Methodist Church. Free. www.srchoralsociety.com.
Edwin McCain ó 8 p.m., Nov. 28. Neighborhood Theatre, 511 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-358-9298Pfeiffer University Jazz Ensemble and combo ó 7 p.m. Dec. 1. Campus Theater, Misenheimer campus. 704-463-3182.
Gospel artist Ivan Parker ó 7 p.m., Dec. 2, Southside Baptist Church, 500 Morlan Park Road. 704-633-1419.
Fridays@First Advent Concert Series, First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. ó Noon, each Friday in December. Dec. 4: organist and choir director Matthew Michael Brown. Free, open to public. Soup and sandwich lunch served after each performance with donations accepted. 704-636-3121.
Charlotte Symphony “Magic of Christmas” ó 8 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6. 704-972-2000. www.charlottesymphony.org.
Amadeus Youth Chorus “On the Move”holiday concert ó 7 p.m., Dec. 5. Looking Glass ArtistCollective black box theater, 405 N. Lee St. Free, donations welcome. 704-637-7326.
Piedmont Prime Time Community Band: “Our Gift of Music” ó 7:30 p.m., Dec. 5. All Saints Episcopal Church parish hall, 525 Lake Concord Road NE, Concord. Free. 704-425-3507.
Pfeiffer University presents “Gatatumba! A Christmas Concert” ó 4 and 7 p.m., Dec. 6. Features Concert Choir, handbell choir, wind ensemble, guitar ensemble. Pfeiffer Chapel, Misenheimer campus. Free. 704-463-3148. email@example.com.
The New Familiars ó 8 p.m., Dec. 11. Looking Glass Artist Collective, 405 N.Lee St. $7 at door. Part of proceeds benefit construction of the Piedmont Players new children’s theater. 704-633-2787. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.myspace.com/thenewfamiliars.
Rockapella ó Dec. 15 and 16, McGlohon Theater, Spirit Square, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
“Grease” ó 7:30 p.m., Dec. 2-6, Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte. www.ovensauditorium.com.
“Sister’s Christmas Catechism” ó Dec. 1-20, Booth Playhouse, Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org.
“A Tuna Christmas” Old Courthouse Theatre ó 8 p.m. Dec. 3-5, 10-12; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 13. 49 Spring St. NW, Concord. Adults $15, seniors $12, student with ID $12, children $10. 704-788-2405. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
NCSF “A Christmas Carol”ó Dec. 4-20. High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Ave., High Point. 336-887-3001. www.highpointtheatre.com.
Jon Reep ó 8 p.m., Nov 27 and 28. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000. www.carolinatix.org.
“Nutcracker” Salisbury Symphony and Piedmont Dance Theatre ó 6:30 p.m. Dec. 19; 2:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. $10-$25. 704-637-4314. www.salisburysymphony.org.
“Nutcracker” UNC School of the Arts ó 2 p.m. Dec. 5, 6, 12 and 13; 7:30 p.m. Dec. Dec. 5 and 9-12; 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Stevens Center, Winston-Salem. $20-$66. 336-721-1945. www.uncsa.edu.
“Nutcracker” NC Dance Theatre ó 7 p.m. Dec. 11-13, 18-20; 2 p.m. Dec. 12-13 and 19-20. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center Belk Theater, 130 N. Tryon St. $20ń$74. www.ncdance.org. 704-372-0101.
Make your own pottery Christmas ornament at Pottery 101 ó Every Saturday from Nov. 21-Dec. 12. Stop in between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $10 per ornament. 704-209-1632.
This & That
Yoga retreat at Sacred Grove Retreat/Bed and Bike Inn ó Dec. 4-6. www.sacredgroveretreat.com.
Open house at the new Knight Theater, Charlotte ó 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 5. Activities for all ages, karaoke on the stage, tours. Free. 704-372-1000. www.blumenthalcenter.org/knight.
The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. ó 9 p.m.-midnight Nov. 27: Kelley and the Cowboys, no cover; 9 p.m.-midnight Nov. 28: No 9 Coal, no cover. 704-797-0093. www.thebluevine.com.
Brick Street Tavern, 122 E. Fisher St. ó Open mic 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting 9:30 p.m. Performers of all types welcome-sign up as you arrive. 704-637-6047. www.thebrickstreettavern.com.
E.H. Montgomery General Store ó 7 p.m. Fridays: Community Night with bluegrass jam, Historic Village of Gold Hill. www.HistoricGoldHill. com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane ó Nov. 27: After Thanksgiving Bash with The Aristocrats Band, doors open 7:30 p.m., band starts at 8 p.m. Appetizer buffet 8-10 p.m.; breakfast buffet at midnight, $10 advance, $15 at door. First 50 people get free T-shirt. Monday Night Football specials. Deejay every Friday and deejay or band every Saturday. 704-633-0251.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 ó 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27: Chad and Meagan Moody; Nov. 28: CD release and cookout with Sound of Faith. Open 7 p.m.-midnight Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467. www.inntheloop.blogspot.com.
Looking Glass Artist Collective Black Box Theater, 407 N. Lee St. ó 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28: Dylan Gilbert, Jacquelyn Lee, Funk City Blues, Christian Dionne, The Lightning Bugs. $3 advance, $5 at door. Advance tickets in Looking Glass shop or at Tastebuds Coffee and Tea. www.salisburyartists.org. 704-633-ARTS.
Mimosa Restaurant, 117 N. Main St., China Grove ó 704-856-1200.
Tastebuds Coffee and Tea, 106 N. Main St. ó 6-9 p.m. Nov. 27: Ang Medlin. 704-212-7044.
Piedmont Singles ó Meets 7:15 p.m. Fridays, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Nov. 27: leftover night. Bring your favorite leftover. No joining fee, donations appreciated. Contact Frances Ward 704-637-3241.
Highlighters Dance Club ó First and third Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., free line dance class 7:15 p.m. Open to singles 40 and over. Dress code. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served 8 p.m. BYOB. $10 members; $12 guests. Join for $20 and get in free the first night of joining. Non-smoking, dressy casual. American Legion Post 380, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. 704-948-3873 or 704-504-3135. email@example.com.
Singles Dance ó 8 p.m.-midnight, Dec. 4. Oriental Shrine Club, 5010 High Point Road, Greensboro. $10 at door. Business/casual dress. Deejay Curtis Treece playing your dance favorites. 704-857-4650.
Zodiac Club ó Nov. 27: Looks EZ, free line dance lesson. Meets second and fourth Fridays. Doors open 7 p.m., food served 8 p.m., live band starts 8:30 p.m.Open to mature singles over 40. $10 members, $12 guests. Dress code-upscale casual. Smoke-free. American Legion Post 380, 4235 West Tyvola Rd. Call 704-752-8824 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com
Call for artists
Kwanzaa celebration ó Jan. 1. LGAC Blackbox Theater, 405 N. Lee St. Drumming, African dancers, community talent encouraged to participate. 704-636-2811.
Bluegrass musicians ó Bluegrass jam open to all Saturdays at Dixie’s Roasting Co., 102 S. Main St., China Grove. 704-857-9169.
Chris Austin songwriting contest, hosted by Merlefest ó Submission deadline Feb. 18. www.chrisaustinsongwritingcontest.org.
Poetry contest ó Entries must be recieved by Dec. 20. No entry fee. Poems of 21 lines or less on any subject and in any style will be accepted. Grand prize of $1000 sponsored by The Celestial Arts Society. 50 prizes totaling $5000. All ages welcome. www.freecontest.com.
“Nunsense” Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord ó Audtions 7-9 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15, Call backs Dec. 16 if needed. For five women early 20s to mid-60s. Bring prepared song of your choice with sheet music or accompaniment track. Bring tap and/or pointed shoes if available.Production Feb. 11-28. www.oldcourthousetheatre.org.
Kwanzaa celebration ó Jan. 1. LGAC Black Box Theater, 405 N. Lee St. To reserve vendor space call 704-636-2811.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. ó Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Groups may arrange guided tour. 704-636-1882. www.waterworks.org.
EastSquare Artworks, 122 E. Innes St. ó 704-798-0047. www.eastsquareartworks.com.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. ó Reception 6-8 p.m. Nov. 27 for Miniature Exhibition, on display through Jan. 5. 704-647-0340.
Pottery 101 ó “It’s all in the Details!” featuring works by Joy Tanner and Annie Singletary. Gallery hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 101 S. Main St. 704-209-1632.
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. ó Gallery open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 704-431-8964. www.railwalkgallery.com.
Looking Glass Artist Collective Gallery, 407 N. Lee St. ó 6-8 p.m. Nov. 27: opening reception for “Winter Perspectives” a member exhibit. Shop featuring art and crafts for sale by members is open 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, and during special events. 704-633-ARTS. www.salisburyartists.org.
Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville ó Gallery hours: 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. 704-663-6661. www. mooresvilleartistguild.com.
Court Street Gallery, 134 Court St., Statesville ó Exhibit of works from the Pastel Society of North Carolina, on display through Dec. 18. Gallery open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. www.iredellmuseums .org.Arts United Gallery, 220 S. Main St., Lexington ó 5-7 p.m. Student art exhibit. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays. www.co.davidson.nc.us/arts.
N.C. Transportation Museum, Spencer ó Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Train rides Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. $6 adults, $5 children ages 3-12 and seniors ages 60 and up. Roundhouse Turntable rides at $1. Group rates available with advance notice. 704-636-2889 or 877-NCTMFUN. www.nctrans.org.
Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. ó Open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free museum members. 704-633-5946.
Utzman-Chambers House, 116 S. Jackson St. ó Open 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 704-633-5946.Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. ó 1820 house museum features furniture and decoratives from Hall family and others. Costumed docents provide tours. $3 adults, $1.50 students, free to members of Historic Salisbury Foundation. For group tours, call HSF office, 704-636-0103.Old Stone House, Granite Quarry ó Open 1- 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 704-633-5946.
China Grove Roller Mill Museum óGuided tours 2-4 p.m. second Sunday of each month. Museum is operated by Historical Society of South Rowan. For special tours call 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com.
Historic Gold Hill,NC/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park ó 19th Century Living History Interpretations and educational tours weekends April-October and weekdays by appointment. Interpretative displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Village merchants and interpreters dressed in period costume weekends. Free admission. www.HistoricGoldHill.com. 704-279-5674, 704-267-9439.
Discovery Place, Charlotte ó”Cool Stuff” series of openings featuring all new exhibits starting Nov. 27. Museum open 9 a.m-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 704-372-6261 or www.discoveryplace.org.
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