Free children’s concert will be held Saturday in Kannapolis

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 28, 2013

KANNAPOLIS — The fifth annual children’s concert presented by the Piedmont Prime Time Community Band will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at The Kannapolis Performing Arts Center inside of A. L. Brown High School, 415 E. First St.
The young and young at heart are invited to come and enjoy the music.
Audience members may wear a costume portraying characters featured in the following songs: “Annie, the Musical,” “Bat Man,” “Sesame Street,” “Spiderman,” “Sound of Music” or “Sponge Bob Square Pants.” Costumes are not required.
Those who do dress up will be invited to come on stage or stand at their seats.
The band will also play songs featuring the different band instruments.
Admission is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call 704-425-3508 or visit

Life drawing models needed

Waterworks Visual Arts Center is seeking models for life drawing classes for students 18 through adult. Classes meet once a week September through May.
Models must be at least 21 years old. All body types are welcomed, female and male.
Some experience is preferred, but not required.
Models must be able to hold a pose for at least 20-minute increments and must be comfortable posing nude.
We offer competitive compensation and a professional environment. A valid identification is required.
To ensure the integrity of Waterworks and the models, we follow a strict protocol of confidentiality and professionalism.
During the interview process for all models, we will discuss timeframes for the classes, expectations and compensation.
Download an application at or come by the museum at 123 E. Liberty St.
For more information, call 704-636-1882.

Lee Street Theatre groundbreaking
Lee Street Theatre’s groundbreaking ceremony for the new performing arts center is at 4 p.m. today at 329 N Lee St., 704-798-7768,

Auditions for ‘Arcadia’

St. Thomas Players of Salisbury announces auditions for “Arcadia,” a rich, witty comedy by Tom Stoppard.
Auditions consist of cold readings from the script (with an English accent if possible), and will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17 and 7 p.m. Monday, March 18.
Claudia Galup, artistic director of St. Thomas Players, and David Pulliam, professor of theatre at Catawba College, will direct.
For details regarding character breakdowns and rehearsal times, visit
The play will be performed June 13-23.
Auditions are at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., Salisbury (basement of Haven Lutheran Church; entrance and parking in the back)

Weaver at St. John’s

Matthew Weaver will perform at 12:15 p.m. Monday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St.
Weaver, who served as music director at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for 13 years, recently made his debut performance with the Grand Ole Opry, and continues to travel throughout the United States in country/bluegrass music shows.
He now divides his time between Boone and Nashville.

‘The Verdict’ auditions

Updaway Productions will audition actors and actresses for the stage production of “The Verdict: The Beginning or End?” from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday at the Rowan Public Library Stanback Auditorium, 201 W. Fisher St.
There are also positions for stage crew, make up artist, prop manager and wardrobe manager.
For details, visit, or contact Leroy F. Bennett at or 704-245-3614.

Annual Rowan Wine Tour

Rowan County is home to three award winning wineries, Cauble Creek Vineyard, Morgan Ridge Vineyard and Old Stone Winery.
Each winery will be featuring special events during the annual Rowan Wine Tour, which kicks off Friday and wraps up Sunday.
Cauble Creek Vineyard was established in 2006 and opened to the public in 2010.
They are North Carolina’s 100th winery, located in the western part of the county at 700 Cauble Farm Road, off of Highway 150.
Morgan Ridge Vineyard opened in 2010 near High Rock Lake at 386 John Morgan Road in Gold Hill.
Old Stone Winery was founded in 2001. It is located at 6245 US 52 near East Rowan High School.
Brooke McBride, a 2012 Charlotte Music Award nominee. will be performing at Cauble Creek from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. There will be a $10 cover charge for the concert.
Call 704-633-1137 or email to make reservations.

‘The Race’ auditions

Lee Street Theatre will hold auditions for “The Race,” a new play by Charlottean Brian Daye.
Auditions are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.
“The Race” requires a multicultural cast. Performers will be offered a small stipend.
Rehearsals start March 18. The one night only staged reading will be Friday, March 22. See
Music at the Bean & Vine

MOCKSVILLE — The open house at Bean & Vine on Saturday features Tony Montieth with songs from the 80s as well as coffee, wine and food.
Bean & Vine is located at 67 Court Square in Mocksville, and the open house is from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday. Call 336-753-1230 for details.

This week at Cooper’s

In addition to the regular Tuesday open mic night, Cooper’s— The Gathering Place, will host Guys Night Out and Beer Tasting from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight.
Live acoustic Americana, folk, pop and original music from Paul Finnican will be played from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday. No cover charge.
Cooper’s is located at 122 East Fisher St., 704-754-4907.

Join the parade

MOORESVILLE — Downtown Mooresville hosts a community St. Patrick’s parade featuring the Irish pipe band Ceo na Gael, an Irish wolfhound, Irish step dancers, dance groups and more.
The parade kicks off at Main St. at Iredell Ave. at 3 p.m., Saturday, March 9.
Those wishing to participate may email

Prison Symposium

16th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium is April 5-7, which includes seven lectures relating to the 1861-1865 military prison, a banquet, displays, books s and prints. Open to all, the fee is $65 until March 16, $75 afterwards. Two memorial services on Sunday are free and open to the public. Contact the Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, UDC,

Dr. Ortrud Crist to speak

CONCORD — Dr. Ortrud (Oddy) Crist, who lived through World War II in Nazi Germany, will speak on Thursday, March 7, at 7 p.m., at the Speakeasy Ale House, 9 Union St. North.
Dr. Crist’s parents and grandparents were part of a German underground resistance which helped to hide and feed Jewish people during World War II. At the age of 18, she moved to America, eventually settling in North Carolina with her American officer husband. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from NC State University, and has an MA in Pastoral Counseling and a PhD in Theology. Dr. Crist enjoys teaching the importance of history and of participation in the political process. She has followed her parents’ and grandparents’ examples in standing up for her convictions, making a difference when obstacles arise, and encouraging others to investigate, become involved, and to make a difference in preserving America.
The meeting, hosted by the Cabarrus GOP, begins at 7 p.m.. At 6:30 p.m. is a buffet dinner, $10 per person. For more information, contact John Lewis at Dr. Crist may be reached at

T-shirt design contest

The deadline is March 15 for the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival’s contest for a T-shirt design for the 19th Annual Festival in June.
The festival committee will present one artist $100 and two passes for the winning T-shirt design. Email your creations along with your name, evening phone number and mailing address, or any questions about rules to
The nonprofit festival has been held every June since 1995 has awarded $79,000 in scholarships to young students who play guitar, fiddle, banjo, mandolin, lap dulcimer or acoustic bass and the organizations that support them.

Scrabble Scramble 10

It’s time to sign up for Scrabble Scramble 10, which will be held at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday April 30 at the Holiday Inn in Salisbury. Participants get a buffet dinner and three rounds of team Scrabble The cost is $30 per person, or $300 for a table of 10. Sponsored by Rowan County Literacy Council. Call 704-216-8266 by April 25 for reservations.