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Musical choices: Beethoven, Blues and the British are coming

‘The British are Coming’ — Jan. 30-Feb. 1: Lee Street Theatre’s Café/Cabaret presents a British invasion with full band of musicians backing the performers. LST Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., tickets at 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
Salisbury Symphony — • Friday Jan. 31: 7:30 p.m. – Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. North Carolina Symphony, William Henry Curry, conductor. Music by Gluck, Haydn, and Beethoven. Soloists: Dovid Friedlander, violin; Bonnie Thron, cello; Melanie Wilsden, oboe; John Pederson, bassoon. 704-637-4314; salisburysymphony.org
Chris Trapper live in concert — With special guest Andrew Hodges, Feb. 7: Part of the Winter concert series at Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
Mac Arnold and Plate Full O’ Blues — 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8: Old school blues, soul, funk. $25, The Davis Theatre, 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord, 704-920-2753, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or www.MacArnold.com
The 70s come to W-S — 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8: The Stylistics, “Duke of Earl” Gene Chandler and The Chi Lites (with original member Marchshall Thompson) appearing with 70s R&B star Carl Carlton. RJ Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston-Salem, rjreynoldsauditorium.com
Tosco Music Party — 7:30-1`0:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8: An acoustic music showcase with eclectic mix of styles, singalongs, $17-$234 at www.carolinatix.org, 704-372-1000, Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte.
FirstARTS Series A Concert for Community Collaboration — 7:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 14: Markus Beam, baritone; Nancy Johnston, pianist. First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St. 704-636-3121, ext. 104.
Charlotte Folk Society’s free Gathering Concert — 7:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 14: Scott Ainslie, traditional acoustic blues singer, guitarist, historian, songwriter with personal roots in the Civil Rights era. Free, Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. Uptown Charlotte. Family-friendly and free; refreshments, song circle, jam sessions follow the hour-long concert. www.folksociety.org
Valentine’s Day with the music of the Carpenters — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14: The Winston-Salem Symphony presents Plugged-In Pops, featuring songs of love from the 60s and 70s: the Carpenters, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Bread, Barbra Streisand, more. Tickets $15-$62, Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, 336-464-0145, WSsymphony.org
The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band presents — 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8: “Music for British and American Composers,” also the 208th US Army Reserve Band. Held at McGill Baptist Church, 6300 Poplar Tent Road, Concord.
Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center — • Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, March 22 • Zac Brown Band, March 29 • The Band Perry, April 25 • Alice In Chains, May 2 • REO Speedwagon, May 9 (was Feb. 14) • Dolly Parton, May 25 • Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee. www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.
The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center is: The Belk Theater/Booth Playhouse/Stage Door Theater at 130 N. Tryon St. AND The McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square/Duke Energy Theater at 345 North College St. AND Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts at 430 South Tryon St. AND Ovens Auditorium at 2700 East Independence Blvd. Complete listings at www.blumenthalarts.org • “The Mountaintop,” Feb. 4-March 2, Booth • The Improvised Shakespeare Company, Feb. 6-7, McGlohon • Pat Metheny Unity Group, Feb. 14, Knight • C.S. Lewis “The Great Divorce,” Feb. 15-16, Knight • Wayne Brady, Feb. 23, Knight • “Rock Of Ages,” Feb. 21-23, Belk • Alton Brown Live!, Feb. 24, Belk • Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org, www.carolinatix.org

Debbie Hubbard hosts Laugh Tracks — Shows at 8 and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday Jan. 31-Feb. 1 This week’s musical guest Shafiq Sami Moujahed. $10 at the door, refreshments available. Spoken Space Theatre, 405 N. Lee St., www.spokenspace.com
Brian Regan at Ovens Auditorium — 8 p.m. Saturday March 22, 2014: Comedian with the most appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman. 2700 E. Independence Blvd., Charlotte. $39.50/$45 at Livenation.com

Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday Feb. 3: Kannapolis 1941 Part 2. Showing of film with audience participation that depicts African-American experience growing up in Kannapolis during Jim Crow Era. A L Brown High School’s social room, park East of Trinity Church.
Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Feb. 11: Historic Neely School, Marchy Neely Grissom. Light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., use rear entrance, 704-633-5946, rowanmuseum@fibrant.com
‘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 office@historicsalisbury.org
Black History in Iredell County’ — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8: Statesville’s Iredell Museum living history demonstration on what life was like for African-Americans in Iredell County in the 1870s at The Gregory Creek Homestead, 1335 Museum Road, Statesville, www.iredellmuseums.org
Living History at Historic Latta Plantation — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 1 and 1-4 p.m. Feb. 2: World War II Living History, experience the atmosphere of a Southern England military base in 1944 as the soldiers are preparing for D-day, the invasion of France. Admission $8 adults, $7 seniors/students, 5 and under free. Admission will include a new additional 7.25% entertainment tax imposed by the state of NC. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Mecklenburg Historical Association Docents — 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays: “Beyond the Wagon Road” series, $15 by Jan. 31, Levine Museum of the New South, 200 E. 7th St., Charlotte, info at jdyer399@gmail.com or www.meckdec.org/ • Feb. 8: Agness Caldwell, Enslaved Woman of the Rosedale Plantation • Feb. 15: Native Plants of Colonial Times • Feb. 22: Seven Jewels in the Crown of Queen Charlotte.

Cannon School performs “Much Ado About Nothing” — 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday- Saturday Jan. 30-Feb. 1: CTC’s hard-rocking 80s take on Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy, in Taylor Hall. Big music, big hair, and Shakespeare’s delightful characters brought to life. Cannon School is located just off I-85 and Poplar Tent Road, 18.5 miles from Uptown Charlotte, 22.5 miles from Salisbury, and 14 miles from Cornelius. www.eventbrite.com/e/cannon-theaterVisiting Cannon School
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — Feb. 6-16: “On Broadway and In Love,” includes discount preview performance on Feb. 6 plus gala performance Valentine’s evening. www.broadwaysbest.biz for details 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Summer and Smoke’ — Feb. 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees Feb. 9, 16, 23 at 2:30 p.m.: One of Tennessee William’s most highly regarded works, rated PG, Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
PPT’s ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ — Meroney box office opens for public tickets Monday Feb. 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Performance dates Feb. 13-15 and 19-22 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors & students $12. 704-633-5471, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., PiedmontPlayers.com

Second Time Around Band at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1: 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.
Two opportunities for Classic Chicks Film Festival & Spa Night — 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, RPL headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. • 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, South Rowan, 920 Kimball Road, China Grove • Second annual Classic Chicks Film Festival and Spa Night. Free admission, but limited space. Register at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8229.
Book Bites Club — 6:30-8 p.m. last Tuesdays, South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove, light refreshments. Jan. 28: “Wicked: The life and times of the Wicked Witch” by Gregory McGuire. 704-216-8229.
Quest for the Golden Shoes — Every Saturday in Feb. and March: visit Dan Nicholas Park to search for the Golden Shoe, hidden somewhere in the park. New shoes hidden every Saturday morning, and clue posted at www.dannicholas.net. Lucky finder each week wins prize. Visit www.dannicholas.net for clues, information. Grand prize of Nook Color drawn April 1 from list of weekly winners. 704 216-7819,
‘At the Throttle’ returns — Gift certificates available to put your loved one into the cab of the Lehigh Valley #126 steam locomotive at the NC Transportation Museum, Spencer. Choose from March 1, 8, 22 and 29 and April 5, 12 and 26. Must 18+ years old with valid driver’s license. Release forms required. Scheduled a 30-minute session at 704-636-2889 ext. 257 or 237 or email david.marshall@nctrans.org or sara.gettys@nctrans.org
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — Hand made porcelain baby or child dolls by Brenda Gregg, porcelain doll artist of Lexington, through Feb. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Concord Library events — • Gina Guthrie of Bocca Felice Monday, Feb. 3 from 6-7 p.m., romantic tasties to treat your sweetie. Limited room, register at 704-920-2054 • DIBS (Delve Into Books) Book Discussion Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. discussing “The Light Between the Oceans” by M.L. Stedman. 704-920-2053. 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • Feb. 8-9: Sophisticats Cat Show • Feb. 16: Carolina Bridal Fair • Feb. 22-23: Carolina Alpaca Celebration.
Center for the Environment — Free, open to the public. Registration required at 704-637-4727 or centerforenv@catawba.edu • 6:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 10: Workshop by Nancy Sleeth, author of Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life,” Center for the Environment building, Catawba.

Flapjack breakfast for Just HOPE — 8–10 a.m. Saturday Feb. 1: $7 at the door, Applebees, Faith Road, or 704-279-5232. Benefits Just HOPE, a delivery food pantry serving the triad area.
Cause for Paws — 6:30-10 p.m. Feb. 21: 18th annual dinner and silent auction benefits The Humane Society of Davie County. $40 each/$75 for two, WinMock at Kinderton, Bermuda Run. 336-751-5214, www.davienchumane.org

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 31: Friday Night Bluegrass with Connard Lambert Church Band. 704-278-4070.
Cooper’s, The Gathering Place, 122 E. Fisher St. — • 8-11 p.m. Tuesdays: Open mic night. 704-754-4907, www.coopersofsalisbury.com, Facebook
Danny Franklin plays live — • Jan. 30 and Feb. 6: West A Bar & Grill, West A St., Kannapolis • Feb. 22: Concord Wine Room, 5401 Village Drive, Afton Village, Concord • Old Stone Vino Main St., Kannapolis. 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. www.facebook.com/GoBurrito
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday Feb. 1: Praise and Worship with Grace Abounds and Maggie Lowe. • 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, Facebook, 704-267-9439, www.themontgomerystore.com
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 1: Live music with Pharr Rhoades • 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. www.statesvilleshagclub.com
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m. Friday Jan. 31: Justin Fedor of the New Familiars with Chris Cook • 9 p.m. Saturday Feb. 1: Husky Burnette and Carolina Still • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost •704-633-3750, https://www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub
Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.
The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31: Treasure Hunter new releases wine tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $5/person • Thursday, Feb. 13: 3rd annual Wine & Chocolate Tasting with Andrew Alley of 17th Street Distributing. Specially paired chocolates by Chocolatier Barrucand of Concord. $20/person, prepaid reservations • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
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. morganridgevineyards.com
Cougar Run Winery — 7-9 p.m. Feb. 8 : Wine Tasting benefiting Craniofacial Children Foundation, tickets $50 per person. Includes tasting of six different wines with dessert pairings from Daphne’s Bakery of Mint Hill. All proceeds go to Craniofacial Children Foundation in Charlotte. Tickets/info at 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.

Card making at the Y — 1-3 p.m., Feb. 3 and 17: Make six cards to take home/$10, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Get in shape mentally, physically & spiritually with Sacha — Noon-12:50 p.m. Wednesdays: Bring your own mat or towel, water bottle, wear comfortable clothing, pay as you go. Discount for all 15 classes. 704-647-0999. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., lower level Haven Lutheran Church.
New beginner line dance class at Nashville Nights — 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 4, $3 per class. 704-762-9999.
New beginner line dance class at Rufty Holmes — 4:30- 5:30 p.m., begins Feb. 13, Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 704-633-7862.
Authentic Voice: Creative Soul one day retreat for women — 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8: Healthy lunch provided. Come dressed for movement and messy art. Registration required, $65 per person, register at http://faithart.org/events.html or faithart@bellsouth.net or 704-647-0999 or Center For Faith & The Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.
Ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, acrobatics — For ages 2-1/2 to 102, Steppin’ Out Dance Company. Stress free, fun, friendly environment. 704-637-1222, www.stepoutdance.com, steppinoutdance@carolina.rr.com
Senior adults guitar lessons — For adults 55+ at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 8-wk. session cycles, beginner or intermediate. Call Bob at 704-433-1461 or RHSC 704-216-7714, www.guitarheel.com
Free improv workshop — 8:30 a.m. Saturday Feb. 8: Paul Marks from Over The Counter Improv conducts workshop on adding humor to public speaking and more. Hosted by Goldmine Toastmasters Club, Rotary Hall, 211 West Avenue, Kannapolis. No preregistration necessary, www.goldminetoastmasters.com
Free online courses through RPL — Learn4Life noncredit online courses free with your library card. New sessions of six-week courses start monthly, two lessons released weekly (for a total of 12). Each course includes comprehensive lessons, quizzes, assignments, discussion area. Enroll at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.
Spring classes at Waterworks — Register at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St.
• Hand Building & Wheel Pottery, ages 12 to adult. Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4. All skill levels. Instructor Brent Smith, tuition $150 (nonmembers $180)
• Figure Drawing from Life, ages 21 and up, Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15. Monitor Don Moore, tuition $120 (nonmembers $150)
• Fun with Printmaking, ages 12 to adult, Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1. This fun, creative, hands-on class. Instructor Anna Kenar, $150 (nonmembers $180)
‘Let’s Get Messy’ — 7-9 p.m., two-hour pottery wheel class at Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St.; try your hand at the potter’s wheel without committing to a full session of classes, also make and decorate a pot. Ages 14-adult, most Wednesdays 7 to 9 p.m. Available dates Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Cost $35, registration required. paces are limited to eight participants. Groups and individuals welcome, advance registration required. Pottery made during the class will be ready for pickup two weeks from the class date. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com or email pottery101nc@gmail.com
Classes at Pottery 101 — Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com, www.pottery-101.com
CHILDREN’S clay classes: Saturdays: 10 a.m.-noon for ages: 6-14, $35 per class includes instruction, materials, firing. Instructor Jessica Buckwalter. Students create their very own art piece based on various themes. Working with clay promotes problem solving, creative expression, manual dexterity.  We encourage children to experiment, which builds self-confidence. Classes must be paid for a minimum of 3 days in advance in order to hold a space • Where the Wild Things Are: Feb. 1 • Creative Soap Dispenser: Feb. 15 • Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?: Feb. 22 • Clovers Pot O’ Gold: March 1 • Hilarious Hoppy Easter Bunnies: March 22 • Carrot Candy Dishes: March 29 Bring on the Sunshine!: April 12 • Spring Blue Birds: April 26
ADULT clay classes: Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m. through March 6 • Beginning and intermediate skill levels, $200.00 + $10 lab fee, clay and glazes provided, instructor: Keith Meyers • Open studio, for students who are able to work independently. Must have completed at least two beginning/intermediate level classes. $50/month + clay ($30/25 lb. bag). Includes glazing and firing. Studio sessions begin 15th of each month, Tuesdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays Feb. 1, Feb. 15: Is the Bible scientifically accurate; what makes it unique; is it still practical for our day; what does it say about our future; what is its message; how can it help us with our family life; how can it help me find true happiness. These topics and more covered, bring your own Bible. Downstairs conference room of RPL Rockwell Branch (not sponsored by RPL).
‘Rowan County/Salisbury: Our Place in History’ — Annual 13-week history course on Salisbury and Rowan County, begins in Feb. See HISTORY listings.
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes: Instructors share 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 art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot Street, 704-754-0853
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@ gmail.com
Open knit at Tranqwool/Green Goat — TranqWool’s open Knit Night Thursdays 6-8 p.m. • also Pilates by Karen • Sunday 1-6 p.m., Monday-Tuesday- Wednesday closed, Thursday- Friday-Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m. then 5-8 p.m. TranqWool Knitting Provisions, Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer 704-431-4527, www.tranqwoolknittingprovisions.com
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.
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, www.pattlegg.com/
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.
Mooresville Artist Guild Depot — Contact Mooresville Artist Guild 704-663-6661 for pricing and enrollment, Main Street Mooresville • Art classes for children: Cartooning and Drawing People; learn different techniques and method in cartooning and drawing people from eastern Japanese/Manga style to traditional portraiture and figure drawing. No prerequisites. Wednesday-Thursday 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27 • Art classes for teen and homeschoolers: Digital Drawing and Mixed learn to draw and design using digital media design tool such as Photoshop and illustrator. This class is for beginners. Wednesday-Thursday 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 6, 12, 13.

‘Diseases of the Lung’ — 12:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27: Spencer Presbyterian Faith Community Health Ministry hosts David Smith, MD; lunch provided by Wanda Smith. RSVP to Dot Landis 704-636-9352.
Helpful talk at the Y — 2:30 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 11: “Your 5 Directives.” Free, call to register 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
American Association of University Women — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday Feb. 13: “Girls on the Run” by Tanya Kummerow, Council Director, Iredell and Rowan County Girls on the Run, nonprofit prevention program for girls 3rd-8th grade, for inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy, confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum. Light refreshments. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch. Held at J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., check in at front desk. Kyndall Moore, kyndall.moore@gmail.com
Free senior self defense seminar — 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 25: How to decrease the change of an attack, demonstration of basic open hand and cane defense tactics. Also: senior scams and how to avoid them. Home Instead Sr. Care, 904 Copperfield Blvd, NE, Concord, light meal by Morningside. RSVP to 704-788-3399.

Piedmont Singles — • 6:15 p.m. Fridays • Jan. 24: No meeting. 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. 704-677-2331.

NC Rowan County Anime Group presents — 6-8 p.m. Sunday Feb. 23: Showing “Brigadoon,” Rate MTV. No one under age 14. Woodleaf Lanes Conference room.
‘Killing Fields’ screening accompanies exhibit — 6 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 18: RPL will show “The Killing Fields” as accompaniment to “Memories from the Killing Fields” art display. Film viewers under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Exhibit and film presentation by RPL and RCCC, opens 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at RPL, 201 W. Fisher St. Free, reception follows. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8232 for information.
Two North Carolina documentaries — Friday, Jan. 31: Free at the Davis Theatre Friday, Jan. 31, after the downtown Concord Art Walk. “Firewall of Sound” and “The Projection Room” shown at 9 p.m., Cabarrus County Historic Courthouse, 65 Union St. S, Concord. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or 704-920-2787.

PPT’s ‘Chicago’ — 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 and Tuesday Feb. 18: Dance experience a plus, prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show. Performance dates April 3-12. Meroney Theater third floor, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com.

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. Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church.
‘Memories from the Killing Fields’ — Exhibit and Film Presentation by Rowan Public Library and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, opens 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at RPL, 201 W. Fisher St. Free, reception follows • 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18: “The Killing Fields” screening, film viewers under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. 704-216-8232, www.rowanpubliclibrary.org
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. — New collection of encaustic paintings by Karen Frazer, also the sculpture work of Robert Toth. Through Feb. 7. Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Closed month of Jan. 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. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Student Art Show, through 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, www.waterworks.org
The Galleries, 65 Union S. St., Concord — “Human Nature,” through March 13: artwork by 13 contemporary Southern artists. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
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 Union Street Bistro to view Concord on Canvas paintings created by thirty-four artists, first time shown before installation on Union and Church Streets.

Spring trip to Amish Country — May 7-9: Davie County Senior Services trip to Lancaster, Pa. includes tours, meals at Amish restaurants, visit with an Amish teacher, “Moses” at the Sight and Sound Theater, “Jacob’s Choice” show, Wilbur Chocolate Candy Store and Museum, accommodations at Western Revere Inn, motor coach travel. 336-753-6230.
Trip to D.C. aboard the ‘Cherry Blossom Special’ — March 21-23: NC Transportation Museum’s 3-day/2-night scenic excursion aboard vintage rail cars, the St. Augustine and Powhatan Arrow. $595 per person for single occupancy and $480 per person for double occupancy. www.nctrans.org
YMCA sponsored trips — • 9 a.m. Feb. 18: Shopping at Trader Joes in Winston-Salem, $15 • 9 a.m. Feb. 21: Southern Spring Show, $28 includes, ticket, transportation, lunch, door prizes • 9 a.m. April 8: Biltmore House and Gardens $68 includes ticket, transportation • May 6-9: Beach Cove Resort trip • Broadway show trips, must sign up to reserve orchestra seating: March 4 “Evita;” April 1 “Ghost the Musical;” Aug. 20 “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” • Questions, reservations: Louise Klaver, Active Older Adult Director, 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com, www.rowanymca.org • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register for free to be artist, vendor, performer e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com
Second annual May Fest — May 14-18: Exhibitor, food vendors needed. Exhibitor inside booths $100. Food vendors outside booths $300. Craft show Saturday, May 17, Craft booths outside 10×10 – $30, 10×15 – $45, 10×20 – $75. Vendor application online at rowancountyfair.net or Rowan County Fair Office on Julian Road.

LST 6th annual 10-Minute Original Play Festival — Submissions due Feb. 1: Theme “Office Hours.” Rules, guidelines at http://www.leestreet.org/home/original-10-minute-play-festival/

Southern Piedmont Singers — Accepting new members Sunday, Feb. 2, 9 and 16. No auditions required. Open to all singers ages 13 and up who have a love for music of all genres and having fun while making quality choral music. Simply show up to a rehearsal at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St., Kannapolis at 2:15. The choir is under the direction of Damien Evans, ernpiedmontsingers@gmail.com
New season for Concert Choir — All singers invited to join; Concert Choir will be singing Carmina Burana with the Salisbury Symphony; also Spring concert “Bach and the Boys” with Bach choral selections, music of his contemporaries, and from Bach’s “famous son” PCQ Bach we will sing “the Seasonings.” Practices at St. John Lutheran’s choir room. For info email catilieth@gmail.com
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register for free to be an artist vendor or performer e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com
Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam for all acoustic musicians. Admission by donation. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. Every Friday night 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

Miniature show by The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave. — Feb. 8-March 9: “The Magnified Heart, a Valentine’s Day Miniature Show,” all mediums accepted, 5×7 or smaller. Provide two framed pieces at a fee of $5 per piece, by Jan. 31 or Feb. 1. Pieces offered for sale at 60% commission in favor of the artist. Opening reception 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Contact Jenni 704-431-4527 or greengoatgallery@yahoo.com

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