Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 7, 2013

St. Patrick’s Day

Downtown Mooresville St. Patrick’s Day parade — 3 p.m., Saturday, March 9: A community parade featuring Irish pipe band Ceo na Gael, an Irish wolfhound, Irish step dancers, dance groups, more. Starts Main St. at Iredell Ave.
Latta Celtic Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, March 16–17: Live music from Irish Temperance, performances by the Charlotte Scottish Country Dancing Society, Celtic reenactors spanning from the Medieval Celts to WWII. Also vendors, clans, historic camps. Admission $7 • Celtic Music Night featuring Irish Temperance, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, March 26: Food, beer, clans, scottish dancing, live music, more. Fundraiser for Historic Latta Plantation. Admission $10. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 12 miles NW of Charlotte, 704-875-2312,

Music & more

Tonight: Darrell Conner and Friends in concert — 7 p.m., Thursday, March 7: Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., hosts free concert by local band. 704-938-4718 or 704-933-4398.
Music and Meditation series at St. John’s — 12:15 p.m. Monday, March 11: Michelle Trivette on saxophone, Rosemary Kinard on piano. 200 W. Innes St..
Piano concert continues Catawba Artist Series — 7 p.m., Friday, Mar. 15: A free program of piano music by Renpeng “Peter” Dong, Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Information on the series: Jacob Hahn, 336-456-4017,
Salisbury Symphony Orchestra offers ‘Grace and Grandeur’ — 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 16: Following an on-stage conversation with music director David Hagy, concert feataures Ravel, Debussy, Brahms. Keppel Auditorium at Catawba College. Advance tickets at Belk, Visitors Center, Sidewalk Deli (Salisbury), Crescent Pharmacy (Rockwell), Green Goat Gallery (Spencer), Silver Showcase (Landis), 704-637-4314,
Natalie Merchant performs with Charlotte Symphony — March 23: Includes music from Merchant’s new album plus solo career plus 10,000 Maniacs. Tickets start at $44.50 at
Brand New Opry at the Davis Theatre — 7:30 p.m., tickets at or 704-920-2753. Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S, Concord • March 28, Thistledown Tinkers, Celtic music with Southern swagger. 704-920-2753 or, Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord, 704-920-2753,
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Darius Rucker, March 22 • Blake Shelton, March 23 • Alicia Keys, March 27 • World Series of Poker Circuit Event, April 4-15, open to anyone 21 and over, registration available at the event • Celtic Woman, April 26 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.


Tonight: Lee Street Theatre’s ‘Love, Loss, & What I Wore’ — 7:30 p.m., March 6-9: Staged reading of Nora and Delia Ephron’s intimate collection of stories. Director Missy Barnes. Looking Glass Artist Center, 405 N Lee St.,,, 704-798-7768 to reserve tickets, or buy at the door. $10.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Charlotte’s Web’ — March 7-8 at 7:30 p.m.; March 9 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., March 10 at 2:30 p.m. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,
Bob Paolina in ‘The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity’ —8 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays through March 23: A serious-minded comedy containing profanity, body slams, head locks, power-bombs, super-kicks and some sweet chin music. Tickets $18-$28 or 704-455-8542. CAST (Carolina Actors Studio Theater), 2424 North Davidson St., Charlotte; 704-455-8542,
Courthouse Theatre presents ‘The Night of January 16th’ — by Ayn Rand, directed by Jonathan Ewart. Performance dates 8 p.m., March 14-16. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring Street NW, 704 788-2405,
Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series ‘Judgement at Nuremberg’ — 4 p.m., Sunday, March 17: This reading is rated PG. Free admission, 704-788-2405, OCT main theater, 49 Spring Street NW, Concord, 704-788-2405,


Easter Egg-stravaganza — 2 p.m., Saturday, March 16: Free for ages 0-12, games, prizes, candy, special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Rain date March 17. Held at 8th Street Ball Park, Spencer. Sponsored by Spencer Jaycees.
Gold Hill Easter egg hunt —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.
Latta Plantation Easter egg hunt — Saturday, March 30: Children ages 1-10 hunt for toy and candy filled eggs across the plantation grounds. Families invited to make a day of it and bring a picnic. Activities include live children’s music, pony rides, crafts, visiting the farm animals, enjoying the historic buildings, meeting Baxter the Bunny. Pre-registration required at

This & That

Concord Library events — • 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 11: Great Books Discussion Group, Montaigne’s “Of Experience.” Register at 704-920-2054 • 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 12: Let’s Talk About It Reading/Discussion series ”discussing “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald; led by Dr. Leon Lewis. Register at 704-920-2053 • 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13: Visit from best-selling author Jenna McMahan, author of “Calling Home,” “The Ocean Inside,” “Anonymity,” 704-920-2053 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
‘Elevate G.A.L.s’ — 6:30-9:30 p.m., Friday, March 15: Free girls and ladies event, ages 6 and up, theme is ‘At the Movies,’ come dressed as favorite movie character, prize for best costume. Free desserts. 197 Langtree Road, Mooresville. RSVP or
Roadshow style antiques appraisal fair — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday-Saturday, March 15-16: Antiques dealer Michael Hansen will look at visitors’ items, offer advice/information on heirlooms, yard sale bargains, attic finds, toys. Cost: $5. Held at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,
Sign up for 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,,


Meals on Wheels BBQ — 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12: $8, take out or dine in. Food prepared by College Barbeque, held at First Presbyterian Church, 308 W. Fisher St., for tickets call 704-633-0352, all proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels of Rowan.
Bombadil in benefit concert — 4 p.m., Sunday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day family event, all proceeds benefit Rowan Helping Ministries, at The Heritage Room (Council St.). Tickets at Pottery 101, Tastebuds Coffee, Rowan Helping Ministries. $15 adults, $10 students, $7 children.
Rowan Helping Ministries third annual golf tournament — Saturday, April 13: Crescent Golf Course, 2 p.m. shotgun start, lunch and prizes included. Call 704-278-2162, 704-278-2580, 704-633-3454,

Night Life

The Blue Vine, 209 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, March 8: Acoustic duo Lisa Dames, Shawn Patch, no cover • 9-11:30 p.m., Saturday, March 9: Salisbury’s own Brian Rogers, Billy Bussey, no cover. 704-797-0093,
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — The Gospel Plowboys, 7 p.m., Thursday, March 14, bluegrass gospel music and testimonies.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 9 p.m. -midnight, Saturday, March 9: Ashley Jo Farmer Band, $3 cover • 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 1: Jazz pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman • 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, March 2: 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 8: Open jukebox • 8 p.m., Saturday, March 9: Open Juke Box. 704-638-8996.
High Rock Boat & Ski Club, 257 Boat Club Lane — • 8 p.m. until, Friday, March 8: Shagging deejay Buck Crumpton • 7 p.m. every Thursday: beginner and intermediate shag lessons.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • Saturday, March 9: Guitarist Pat Hulsey performing and the band The Voice. 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. — $5 annual membership, billiards, streaming country music videos, sports channels in HD, karaoke and live mike nights, deejays, upstairs game room. 704-762-999,
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — 6-9 p.m. tonight, March 7: Fundraiser for Angie Kizziah Chester with featured singers Peanut, Jean Myers, Roger Bough, Brent Brown, Marcy Strickland, Terry Bowman • Karaoke 7-9 p.m. Mondays • Cruise-in 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays • Karaoke 7 p.m. until Fridays-Saturdays. 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. Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook: Historic Gold Hill, 704-267-9439.
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays. Fridays, Saturdays: various artists. 704-938-2337.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — Friday, March 8: Patrick Davis • Saturday, March 9: Ari Hest, Emily Hearn. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — Friday, March 8: That 1 Guy, Wolff and Tuba • Saturday, March 9: Chris Duarte. CarolinaTix, 704-372-1000,
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — Friday, March 8: Sol Driven Train CD release. CarolinaTix, 704-358-9200,


Guitar class at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — 2-3:30 p.m., Mondays starting March 18, six weeks, for 55 and over, $25. Sign up at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center 704-216-7714. Info: Bob 704-636-9395.
Classes at Pottery 101 — • Children’s: Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon: Students will create an art piece based on various themes. Ages: 6-14, $35 per class, all materials included. Saturday, March 9: Easter Bunny Candy Dish. Saturday, March 16: Totem Pole. Saturday, March 23: Japanese Lantern. Call or come in to reserve a spot • Adult’s Spring class: Beginning and intermediate wheel class. $200 plus $10 lab fee. Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m., March 21-May 9. Call or come in to reserve a spot. 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632.
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 • Creative Night Out (BYOB) $25-$35: A night out doing something different and fun for adults:, bring your own drinks/snacks. March 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m., “Dancing Tree,” acrylic on canvas • Email, call 704-754-0853.
Workshops at Carolina Lily — 1375 Kern Carlton Road,$20 each, preregister at 704-639-0033 • 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 16: Mini-garden workshop, bring your own container, get $10 in mini-merchandise credit • 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 •
Stained glass classes — 6-8 p.m., Mondays through March 25 (no class March 18). Lessons on using the copper foil method, by glass artist Yolonda Shimpock, owner of Celestial Glasworks, 664 N.Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis. Pre-registration required, class size limited. $125. 704-796-2260,
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.
Winter workshops at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Register at 704-636-1882 or • Faberge Egg Magic: Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m.-noon, ages 4-10. Students 5 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Create a glittering Faberge egg. Instructor, professional artist Marina Bare • Pastel workshop “Animals”: Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., ages 12 and up. Bring a favorite pet photo or create a “creature” that lives in your mind. For these workshops, bring a bag lunch. Instructor, professional artist Walter Stanford
Learn to shag — Thursday shag dance classes at TJ’s High Rock Lake Restaurant and Lounge (formerly High Rock Boat and Ski Club), 275 Boat Club Lane • $40 per month, no partner needed. 704-202-9655, or 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 Classes 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. All classes are ongoing, 2 hrs. in length, pay as you go ($40/2 hrs.) 704-232-6000, 704-856-8869. See samples
Card making classes at the Y — Come make six cards/$10 • 6-8 p.m.Thursday, March 7. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.


Piedmont Singles — 7:15 p.m., Friday, March 8: Music with DC and the Chosen Few. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.


Reynolda House Sunday Matinee Film Series — 2 p.m. Sundays in March, beginning March 10: “The Kid,” 1921 silent film directed by/starring Charlie Chaplin, with live piano accompaniment by two-time winner of World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Contest. Complete movie list at 336-758-5150,
Pfeiffer University’s film appreciation series — Free monthly Friday evening film and discussion, Pfeiffer University Theater, Admin Building, 3rd Floor, 48380 Hwy 52N, Misenheimer, 6-9 p.m., no reservation required. 704-463-3432 or • March 15, B-Movie: A Hobo with a Shotgun • April 12, Documentary: Good Hair.


St. Thomas Players’ ‘Arcadia’ — 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17; 7 p.m. Monday, March 18: Comedy by Tom Stoppard. Cold readings from the script with an English accent if possible. Details on character breakdowns, rehearsal times at Performance dates June 13-23. Auditions at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., basement of Haven Lutheran Church.
Shakespeare To Go — March 14-15: Auditions for Fall 2013 Shakespeare To Go tour; held at NCShakes’ Spirit Center campus, 807 W. Ward Ave., High Point. Schedule audition at 336-841-2273 or
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 vendors

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 Saturdays. Free for patrons, 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.
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 Joshua McCrary, 704-657-9337,
Call for musicians

Inaugural Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — See call for vendors.
Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam open to all acoustic musicians. 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 — See call for vendors.
Wayne Henderson Festival annual t-shirt design contest — Deadline March 15 for Festival’s 19th annual event: winner receives $100 and two passes. Questions, rules: or POBox 531, Galax, Va., 24333.

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.

Speakers & forums

AAUW lecture series — 6:30–8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14: In “Rowan Women in Leadership Forum and Networking Event,” a panel of prominent female community leaders from government, non-profit, business sectors to speak. Q&A afterward; light refreshments. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch. Held at RCCC North Campus, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd., 200 Building, Room 251 A&B. Holly Czuba 919-923-6416,

Home & garden

Edible Landscaping — 5 p.m., Thursday, March 14: Cabarrus County Extension Agent David Goforth on how to turn your yard into a landscape of fruits, vegetables, herbs; top edible varieties, tips on how to produce abundant crops. Free. Concord Library Auditorium. 27 Union St. N., Concord, 704-920-2054,


Reception Saturday at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — • “5 Woman Show,” March 7-30: Artists Ingrid Erickson, Harriet Hoover, Anna Kenar, Ashley Pierce, Jenn Selby. Opening reception 6-8 p.m., Saturday, March 9, light refreshments. Free, open to the public; Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 413-884-4499,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Elementary Schools exhibit, March 11-27, reception March 21, 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 — • Noon, March 19: Tiger World trip, $15 per person • 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 bfranklin@rowanymca.comDavie County Senior Services sponsored trip — May 9-11: New Bern, first capitol of NC, inlcudes Tryon Place, Chery 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.