Continue celebrating the holidays through the weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 26, 2013

Old Stone House Christmas Celebration — Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 28-29; 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, Noon-4 p.m. Sunday: 29th annual German Christmas Celebration at the Old Stone House (1766) on Stone House Road, Granite Quarry, sponsored by Rowan Museum. The house is closed November through March, will open for the holiday celebration the weekend just following Christmas, decorated as it would have been during pre-Revolutionary days. Admission $5 adults and $3 students. Located one half mile down Old Stone House Road off Highway 52, 770 Old Stone House Road, 704-633-5946,
Rowan Big Band All-Stars ‘Christmas in Swingtime’— 7 p.m. Sunday December 29: Traditional holiday favorites set in Big Band Style with local soloists. Presented by Communities in Schools of Rowan at Christ United Methodist Church, 3401 Mooresville Road. Love offering to benefit CiS will be accepted. Dr. Turbyfill, Board Chair, leader of the band.
Christmas in Kannapolis — • 6-9:30 p.m. nightly through Dec. 30 except Christmas Eve and Day: Celebration of Lights boasts more than 250,000 lights, rides on Winterland Express, visits with Santa, Kannapolis Singing Bears, see interactive model train display open on select dates. (search for A Kannapolis Christmas), 704-920-4343.

The Salisbury Swing Band — 9 p.m., Dec 31: The Salisbury Swing Band at New Year’s Eve Dance Party at Hotel Salisbury (formerly Holiday Inn), 530 Jake Alexander Blvd. S., . Under the direction of Dr. Steve Etters, featuring vocalists Laura Millspaugh, Bill Bucher. Ticket info: Hotel Salisbury, 704-637-3100, Memories 1280 Radio, 704-633-0621, or
First Night Masquerade Ball — Dec 31: First Night Masquerade Ball at the Courtyard by Marriott, benefits Saving Grace Farm. 704-638-2339 or
JCPrice Post 107 New Year’s Eve party — 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 31: Light refreshments, noise makers, champagne, music by Deejay Fresh. Donation $10.
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — Tuesday Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Party with Tim Elliott & CCB $25 per person includes choice of steak or chicken dinner, cover for the band, chance to win $1000 giveaway. Winter hours: Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. until.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — Live music • Friday Dec 27: The Dubber • Saturday Dec 28: Moses Jones (from Earth Day Jam); no covers • Tue Dec 31: New Year’s Eve party with Pinetop Lightning Band, $10 cover. Hours 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sundays. 704-633-3750,
Dinner-dance at Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — Dec 31: 7:30 p.m. social with punch; 8:15 p.m. dinner, for adults of all ages, singles and couples. The Emeralds play from 9 p.m. until. Advance tickets $25, $30 DOS, call 704-236-0344. American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte,

Salisbury Symphony’s ‘The Nutcracker’ — • Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 22 at 2:30 p.m., Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. With the Piedmont Dance Theatre. Reserved seating at • Saturday, Jan. 11: 7:30 p.m. – Hedrick Auditorium & Crystal Lounge, Catawba College. Big Band Bash! Fundraiser for Salisbury Symphony. 704-637-4314;
The Moondance Orchestra and The Spotlight Dance Company of Salisbury — 7:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 18: A show featuring The Moondance Orchestra, music of Michael Bublé, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, etc., and The Spotlight Dance Company of Salisbury; a fundraiser for Rowan Helping Ministries. Tickets $10. to see a demo of the bands. Held at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Kool & The Gang, Dec. 29 • ZZ Top, Dec. 31 • Reo Speedwagon, Feb. 14, 2014 • Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, March 22 • Zac Brown Band, March 29 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. or 800-745-3000.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — • The Book of Mormon, Dec. 26-Jan. 5 • B.B. King, Jan. 12 • Wayne Brady, Feb. 23 • Alton Brown Live!, Feb. 24 • Kenny Loggins, April 27 • Corner of 5th and College Streets, Charlotte. 704-372-1000,

Join PPT for ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ set construction — Saturday Jan 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (lunch provided); Sunday Jan. 5, 1-5 p.m., 1-5 p.m. No experience required. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633 5471.

Christmas in history — For historical Christmas events, see listings under CHRISTMAS
Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday:Jan. 14: Meeting Superman, Michael Eury • Feb. 11: Historic Neely School, Mary Neely Grissom • Mar. 11: The War of 1812: Andrew Jackson and Horseshoe Bend, Jeff Bockert • April 8: NC Civil War Ironclads, Andrew Duppstadt • May 13: NC/US Interstate Highway System, Walter Turner • June 10: Show and Share. Presented by Rowan History Club in roundtable format followed by Q and A. Light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., use rear entrance, 704-633-5946,
‘Rowan County/Salisbury: Our Place in History’ — Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6- May 8, 2014: Annual 13-week history course on Salisbury and Rowan County. Teachers – Continuing Education Credits available. First class held at Rowan Museum, following classes at various historic locations. Basic text “Rowan County…A Brief History” by James S. Brawley available at the library or on CD at the class for $10. Course fee $30 (discounts apply). Register at HSF 704-636-0103 or
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 Founder’s Day event in 2014. 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897.

The Delmonicos at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, January 4: Older adults dance, live music, $6 each and bring a snack to share. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111
Health Fair at J. F. Hurley Family YMCA — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday January 8: Free to the public. 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111
City-Wide Kwanzaa Celebration — Friday Dec. 27: Kujichagulia, second day of Kwanzaa “self-determination,” free, with Obakunle Akinlana, storyteller 6-8 p.m., City Park Recreation Center, 316 Lake Drive, hosted by Rowan Blues and Jazz Society. Family fun, refreshments, african drumming, door prizes, entertainment, African Market nonfood vendors.
World Book Night approaches — Sign up through January 5 to help hand out half a million free paperbacks across America by partnering with Rowan Public Library. Questions? or RPL at 704-216-8240.
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — Hand made porcelain baby or child dolls by Brenda Gregg, porcelain doll artist of Lexington, on display through Feb. 2014. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359,
Concord Library events — Delve Into Books Tuesday, January 7 at 6 p.m. discussing “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks • Book+ Teen Activity 2 p.m. Saturday January 11 discussing “Divergent” by Veronica Roth, make a magnet craft. Register at 704-920-2053 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, or Facebook
Winter stamp/postcard show — Saturday, Sunday Jan. 11-12: 2014 show featuring 14 professional dealers, exhibits, Boy Scout merit badge program. Free admission. Bring your stamps/collections to Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia S.C., sponsored by the Columbai Philatelic society, contact 803-237-1184,
NC Rowan County Anime Group first home convention — Jan 9-12: Ichiban Con 5, Concord Embassy Suites 5400 John Q. Hammons Dr.NW. Concord; with Cherami Leigh, Joe Saxton, J. Michael Tatum,Chuck Huber, Vic Mignogna, Bryce Papenbrook.

Chicken barbecue to benefit Marco Kauffman family — January 4: 100% of proceeds go to meet the needs of the family, held at Troyer’s Country Market, 4077 Statesville Blvd., call early to reserve a plate, 704-637-0733. Hosted by Salisbury Believer’s Fellowship Youth Group. $8 plate is chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, homemade rolls, choice of drink. Freshly made apple/cherry fried pies available for purchase.
Salisbury Symphony’s Big Band Bash — 6:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, January 11: Two bands, food, beverages, dancing; raises funds for symphony concerts and music education programs. Tickets $75 each at or 704-637-4314.
The Moondance Orchestra and The Spotlight Dance Company of Salisbury — 7:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 18: A show featuring The Moondance Orchestra, music of Michael Bublé, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, etc., and The Spotlight Dance Company of Salisbury; a fundraiser for Rowan Helping Ministries. Tickets $10. to see a demo of the bands. Held at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
First Night Masquerade Ball — SEE NYEVE LISTING: New Year’s Eve. Early tickets for First Night Masquerade Ball to be held at the Courtyard by Marriott available at a 5% discount if bought by Dec. 13. To aid services at Saving Grace Farm. 704-638-2339 or
To benefit Meals on Wheels of Rowan — Kathleen Boggs at Genevieve’s Salon, 1921 W. Innes St., will donate proceeds from all haircuts first Saturdays. $15, by appointment

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — Live music 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday nights. 704-278-4070.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays: Open mic night. 704-754-4907,, Facebook
Danny Franklin plays live — • Friday Dec. 20 and Saturday Dec. 21: Old Stone Vino Main St., Kannapolis • 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve: With Grey Wolf at West A Bar & Grill, West A St., Kannapolis • Jan. 25 and Feb. 22: Concord Wine Room, 5401 Village Drive, Afton Village, Concord • See dannyfranklinelectric guitar or danny franklin acoustic guitar on youtube.
Fat Jack’s Pub, 120 Military Ave. — Friday-Saturday: open jukebox. 704-638-8996.
Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Mondays: Game night • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke night • Thursdays: Trivia night, form teams, win prizes.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday Dec. 21: The Damon Stooty Project • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool, wi-fi. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1476.
E.H. Montgomery General Store — • 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians • Historic Village of Gold Hill, www.HistoricGoldHill. com, Facebook, 704-267-9439, and
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday December 28: The Matt Tucker band • 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Free pool • 8 p.m. Wednesdays: Open mic • 9 p.m. Thursdays: College Night and Karaoke, ages 18+ welcome with college ID • Fridays: Deejay Snow • 704-762-9999.
Richard’s Bar-B-Que, 522 N. Main St. — • 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Cruise-In, 10 percent off. 704-636-9561.
Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesday: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 704-642-0050.
Stars & Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — • 8 p.m., Fridays: Deejay T-RAV plus local talent with Karaoke • Saturdays: Open juke box • Tuesdays: Pool league night. 704-310-5503.
Statesville Shag Club, 139 Jordan Lane, Statesville — Second and fourth Fridays, members $5, others $7. Large dance floor, cash bar, great menu, 50/50. VFW Post 2031.
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Party with Tim Elliott & CCB, $25 per person includes choice of steak or chicken dinner , cover for the band, chance to win $1000 give away. Winter hours: Thursday-Saturday 4 p.m. until.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • Friday Dec 27: The Dubber • Saturday Dec 28: Moses Jones (from Earth Day Jam); no covers • Tue Dec 31: New Year’s Eve party with Pinetop Lightnibng Band, $10 cover. Hours 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday. Closed Sundays. 704-633-3750,
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance for adults, singles and couples, social with punch 7:30 p.m., and dinner 8:15 p.m. Variety dance band The Emeralds play 9 p.m.-midnight. American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Advance tickets $25; $30 at the door. Reservations: Martha at 704-236-0344.
The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte — 704-372-1000,
The Double Door Inn, 1218 Charlottetown Ave., Charlotte — 704-372-1000,
The Neighborhood Theatre, 511 East 36th St., Charlotte — 704-358-9298,
The Visulite, 1615 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte — 704-358-9200,

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27: Wines for the New Year’s Celebrations. A selection of six sparkling, red and white wines you’ll enjoy on New Year’s Eve. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,
Morgan Ridge Vineyards — Beer Tasting Flights $5; styles change weekly Bring in your sanitized Growler for refills. $3.50 per pint. 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill.

‘Rowan County/Salisbury: Our Place in History’ — Annual 13-week history course on Salisbury and Rowan County. See History listings.
Beginner Bridge lessons — Noon-2:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 6 for seven weeks with the Martin Luther King Holiday off. For people who have never played or people who want to be refreshed; very basic instruction by Kerry Morgan. Cost for non-newcomers $5/seven weeks, Newcomer members free. Call 704-636-8906 or e-mail to sign up. Held at the Salisbury Civic Center.
Advanced Care Planning Workshop — 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 25 : By HPCCC and Bethel AME Zion Church, 2219 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis, in the Fellowship Hall with light refreshments to follow. Led by Ric Durham, open to all, notaries public will be present, no fee will be charged for anyone wishing to prepare a Living Will or Healthcare Power of Attorney. RSVP to Chiquita Knight or Joy Kennedy at 704-232-7963.
PPT youth theatre Winter audition workshop — 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 4: Preparing students to audition for ‘A Thousand Cranes’ includes stage performance, character development, movement, effective auditioning techniques for a non-musical. 25 spots available, $25. 704-633-5471 to sign up. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
Water Yoga/Tai Chi in the pool — Begins Monday, January 6: New beginner level aquatics class at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center will meet every Monday and Thursday evening 6-7 p.m. Age 55+, participants must be members of Rufty-Holmes and receive fitness consultation. $20/month.
January senior adults guitar lessons — For adults 55+ at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, new 8-wk. session begins Jan. 6. Beginner or intermedate.Call Bob at 704-433-1461 or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714, more info at
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes where instructors share their knowledge of historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, healthy communication. $25 per class. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 7 and up. 704-754-0853 or 215 Depot Street, 704-754-0853
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times available. Liese Sadler,
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. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
New beginner line dance class — 4:30-5:30 p.m., begins Thursday January 9 for 8 weeks: $35, Rufty Holmes Senior Center. Intermediates are 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call Rufty Holmes to register 704-633-7862.
Painting with Patt — Adult oil painting classes, ongoing, pay as you go. 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Patt’s home studio in Salisbury. Call for info or to sign up. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647,
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.
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.

Helpful talk at the Y — 2:30 p.m. Tuesday January 7: Learn how to reorganize small areas or houses, garages. Free, open to the public. Call to sign up 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Lunch and Learn — 12:15 p.m., Wednesday January 22: American Red Cross; covered dish, free, sign up to bring food 704-636-0111. Public welcome. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Piedmont Singles — • 6:15 p.m. (new starting time) Fridays • Dec. 27: Bingo. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.
New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: social group of singles over 50, Captain’s Galley Restaurant in Mooresville. Visitors welcome. 704 528 3864.

PPT youth: ‘A Thousand Cranes’ — By appointment only, 4 and 5 p.m., Monday-Tuesday Jan. 6-7: 25 spots per time slot. Open to all students who can read well. Held at the Norvell Theater. Schedule audition at 704-633-5471, Performance dates: Feb. 28, March 1, 7, 8. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — A retrospective of James Donaldson’s work titled “Journey of an Artist” Works from 1970-2013. CF&A is located in the lower level of Haven Lutheran Church.
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Artist of the Month Betty Sedberry; also the work of Edward Brincefield (Mark’s brother). Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Paintings by Phyllis Steimel, and Rowan County Miniature’s by Clyde, and Mark Brincefield. 704-647-0340,
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Closed month of January except by appointment, reopens Feb. 6. Shared gallery space and individual studio work space currently for artists, Catherine Cross, Sharon Forthofer, Karen Frazer, Keyth Kahrs, Kenneth Koskela, Patt Legg, Elizabeth McAdams, Julie Pontell, Marietta Smith. Free, open to the public and free. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964,
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Art Show, Nov. 21-Feb. 1, 2014 • Fall/Winter exhibition “Restructure: Contrast and Balance,” through Feb. 1, 2014 • Gallery hours 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,
The Mooresville Artist Guild — Artwork intake for juried exhibit and competition: 1-­5 p.m. Friday, January 10; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, January 11 • Exhibit: January 14-27 • Opening reception: 6-8 p.m. Friday, January 17. Information/prospectus available at Mooresville Artist Guild 103 W Center Ave., 663­-6661,
Sundae Art Gallery, above Cabarrus Creamery, 21 S. Union St., Concord — New show each month. 704-953-4304,
Frank Selby work in ‘Entropy’ exhibit — through Jan. 4, 2014: Group exhibition curated by Vassilios Doupas at Galeri Zilberman, Beyolu/Istanbul, Turkey. Info at
Coming up at the Cabarrus Art Guild — The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave., Suite 250, Concord • 6-9 p.m. Jan. 31: Concord on Canvas Banner Walk; during Art Walk stop by the Union Street Bistro to view the Concord on Canvas paintings created by thirty-four artists. This will be the first time these paintings are shown before they are installed on Union Street and Church Street for everyone to enjoy. All artwork is auctioned off at the Concord on Canvas Auction on Friday, March 14. The Banner Launch is free and open to everyone • February 8, 2014 at noon until March 8, 2014 at noon Concord on Canvas Outdoor Art: Enjoy thirty-four original paintings created by professional artists and high school students. All paintings are on display along Union Street and Church Street in Historic Downtown Concord. Bid on-line or at the Concord on Canvas Auction on Friday, March 14 • March 14, 2014 from 7 to 9: Concord on Canvas Auction — Enjoy thirty-four original paintings created by professional artists and high school students. All paintings are on display along Union and Church. Bid on-line or at the Concord on Canvas Auction on Friday, March 14. Tickets are $30 each or a table of 8 for $200.

YMCA sponsored trips — • Tuesday January 14: Y-Wonders bus trip to NASCAR Hall of Fame, eat lunch there, then Bank of America Stadium tour. $28 includes everything • Broadway show trips, must sign up to reserve orchestra seating: March 4, 2014 “Evita;” April 1, 2014 “Ghost the Musical;” Aug. 20, 2014 “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” • Questions, reservations: Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111,, • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Open Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. Admission by donation. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439.

Juried exhibit and competition — Mooresville Artist Guild’s first juried exhibit and competition, cash prizes, plus gift certificates to Lake Country Gallery. Juror: Anne Scott Clement of Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury. Intake Jan. 10-11, 2014. Information/prospectus at, questions Mooresville Artist Guild 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville,