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Find the shoes and win a weekly prize in the Dan Nich kids’ contest

Quest for the Golden Shoes at Dan Nicholas Park — Every Saturday in February and March: visit Dan Nicholas Park to search for the Golden Shoe, hidden somewhere in the park. New shoes hidden every Saturday morning, 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. 704 216-781.
Free health screenings — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8: blood pressure, BMI, diabetes, nutritionist on site. JFHurley YMCA; preregister with Marva 704-640-0087. Sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Novant Health.
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.
‘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
Planetarium show ‘Sunlight and Shadows’ — 5-6:30 p.m, Saturday, Feb. 15: In modern times, various blends of high technology and clever thinking drive cosmic discovery. But suppose you had no technology. Long ago, people carefully drew the locations of the shadows at different times of day, and created sundials as a measurement for time. Join us at the Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium on Saturday, Feb. 18th at 5 pm as we examine the interplay of the earth and the sun by studying shadows. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle, park and enter in the back from Lilly Avenue. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
Concord Library events — • Teen Writing Workshop with Nathan Kotecki, author of the teen novels The Suburban Strange & Pull the Night Down, Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. • What Happened? Historical Book Discussion Monday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. discussing “Eyes on the Prize” by Juan Williams, register at 704-920-205 • Creators of Cool…Paintings Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m., for ages 7-12, 704-920-2058 • A Handful of Love Story Time Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10 am., special preschool Valentine’s Day story time and craft,704-920-2058 • Make Shaving Cream Valentines Thursday, Feb. 13 at 4 p.m., 704-920-2058 • Wii Open Play Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m., 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 • Feb. 27-March. 2: Tar Heel Kids Consignment Sale • March 1: Spirit Solutions • March 5-6: Conference Carolina’s Basketball • March 7-8: 2014 Charlotte Hamfest • March 7-9: Move Productions • March 8: NCAAU Wrestling State Champions • March 12: Senior Health & Wellness Day • March 15: Color Guard Charlotte Regional • March 21-23: Showstopper Dance • March 27-30: Speedway Classic Dog Show.

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
Catawba LIVE at Lee Street — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15: One-night only performer showcase features Catawba College Theatre Arts students and local Lee Street theatre performers. Tickets $7 DOS only, cash only. All proceeds to be donated to the NC Theatre Conference. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., email info@leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
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 — 7:30-10:30 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.
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
Carolina Gator Gumbo at The Davis Theatre — 7:30 p.m., Thursday Feb. 20: High-energy mix of Cajun and Creole music, tickets $13. The Davis Theatre , 65 Union Street S, downtown Concord, 704-920-2753, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.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.
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. Note: due to street repairs on Elizabeth Ave., enter parking deck from 4th St., exit the back of the deck to the Stella Center parking lot. Family-friendly and free; refreshments, song circle, jam sessions follow the hour-long concert; visitors are welcome to join in or simply listen. Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club members 0offer loaner instruments to visitors wishing to try their hands at playing. Note: due to street repairs on Elizabeth Avenue, enter parking deck from 4th Street. Exit the back of the deck to the Stella Center parking lot. www.folksociety.org
Salisbury Symphony presents — • Saturday March 22: 7:30 p.m. – Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. “Carmina Burana”. Salisbury Symphony, David Hagy, conductor. Featuring seven choirs. Soloists: Leonard Rowe, baritone; Megan Cleaveland, soprano; Joshua Moyer, tenor. 704-637-4314; salisburysymphony.org
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) • Chicago, May 16 • 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,” through March. 2, Booth • 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 • 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival and Art Walk — noon-4 p.m., Saturday April 26: Family-friendly cultural arts event, downtown Kannapolis. Free for patrons, participants. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, mknox@modernfilmzine.com or info@kannapolisarts.com
Second annual May Fest — May 14-18: coming to the Rowan County Fairgrounds.
Mother Earth News Fair — 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday April 12 and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday April 13: Family-friendly sustainable living event with 200 hands-on workshops, demonstrations, speakers on real food, organic gardening, homesteading, renewable energy, green building, remodeling, DIY projects, small-scale livestock, green transportation, natural health, more. Also, hands-on children’s projects, heritage-breed livestock, alternative-fuel vehicle display, vendor/ livestock/craft demonstrations, local/organic food offerings. Western NC Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher, NC 28732. Tickets $15 one-day passes and $20 for weekend until Feb. 11, when tickets increase to $20 and $25. DOS $25 and $30. Children 17 and under free. 800-234-3368, www.motherearthnewsfair.com

“On Broadway and In Love” at 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 • Season tickets at www.broadwaysbest.biz or 336-575-4446. Regular single tickets $20 adults, $16 seniors, $12 students. 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’ — 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

Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 11: Mary Neely Grissom on the Historic Neely School Renovation Project, located in the southern part of the county off Corriher Grange Road. 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, rowanmuseum@fibrant.com
‘Rowan County/Salisbury: Our Place in History’ — Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. through May 8: Annual 13-week history course on Salisbury and Rowan County. Teachers – Continuing Education Credits available. Course fee $30 (discounts apply). Register at HSF 704-636-0103 or office@historicsalisbury.org
Civil War Show — 5-8 p.m. Friday Feb. 21 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday Feb. 22: Buy-sell-trade Civil War guns, buttons, buckles, artillery shells, swords, bullets, books, coins, docs, prints. Open to the public, $5, kids under 12 free. Hotel Salisbury (was Holiday Inn), 530 Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-463-5439 for details.
‘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
Events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War across NC — details at 919-807-7389, www.ncdcr.gov

Benefit for Rodney Cuthbertson who lost his home in a fire, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, Krider St, Cleveland, fish/chicken sandwiches, drink, cake. Monetary donations accepted. Sponsored by Cedar Grove AME Zion Church & Faithful Guide Lodge #376. Donations may be mailed Cedar Grove AME Zion Church, c/o Rodney Cuthbertson, POBox 180, Cleveland NC 27014
Catawba LIVE at Lee Street — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15: One-night only performer showcase features Catawba College Theatre Arts students and local Lee Street theatre performers. Tickets $7 DOS only, cash only. All proceeds go to NC Theatre Conference. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., info@leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Salisbury Pride — 6 p.m. Saturday Feb. 15: Tickets $20, available at salisburypride.com or from a Salisbury Pride board member. Fundraising event with spirits from Salisbury Wine Shop and food from Mambo Grill. Held at Salisbury Wine Shop.
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
Cannon Memorial Lodge semi-annual charity breakfast — 6-11 a.m. Saturday Feb. 22: $7 per person,all-you-can-eat scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, country ham, biscuits and gravy, grits, rice, coffee, juice, soft drinks. www.cml626.org or Facebook.
13th annual Walk to End Lupus Now — 1-5 p.m. Saturday Feb. 22: Kickoff party/team captain’s rally, All American Pub, 200 E. Bland St. Charlotte. Free. Register at www.lupusnc.org or 704-716-5640 or info@lupusnc.org

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7: Friday Night Bluegrass with David Leatherman and Stone County. 704-278-4070.
Danny Franklin plays live — • 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. (Acoustic hits of the last 50 years) See dannyfranklinelectric guitar or danny franklin acoustic guitar on youtube.
Randy Allen at the Buccaneer — 9 p.m. Saturday Feb. 22: Country singer Randy Allen from Iron Station performing at the Buccaneer Lounge, 440 Barringer Road, Salisbury, 704-633-5064, www.tatemusicgroup.com/epk/?id=28191
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. 8: Open Mic Nite with Teesha Cole, Bob Wingate, Lisa Asmo, Dylan Everhart, Bob Singleton • 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. Saturdays, Live music • 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
TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — 8 p.m. until. Thursdays-Saturdays 4 p.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m. Friday Feb. 7: The Bloodworth Project CD Release Party, with Treehouse! and Sun Dried Vibes • 9 p.m. Saturday Feb. 8:Lil Johnny Trailor Trash • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Closed Sundays. 704-633-3750, 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. Marchtha, 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6: Howe Sound Brewing of Canada Beer Tasting with Nic Whittington of Fine Wine Trading Company. $5/person • 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7: Wine About Winter Wine Tasting • Thursday, Feb. 13: Third 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
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.
Morgan Ridge Vineyards — February is Bring a Friend Month: with purchase of any one regular tasting, receive complimentary $5 tasting of wine or beer. Mention code BFF4. Complimentary tasting does not include the glass. Code must be mentioned prior to tasting. May not be combined with any other specials. 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill. morganridgevineyards.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
Get in shape mentally, physically, spiritually — 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. Instructor Sacha Roberts. Center for Faith & the Arts for questions or registration 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.
Card making at the Y — 1-3 p.m., Feb. 17: Make six cards to take home/$10, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
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
Computer classes at RPL — Monthly computer classes, free, beginning to advanced, hands-on, approximately 90 minutes long. This month: Computer Basics • South Rowan Regional, China Grove: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 • East Branch, Rockwell: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 • Headquarters, Salisbury: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Registration required for East Branch class. Paul Birkhead 704-216-8242.
Free online courses through RPL — Learn4Life high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. New sessions of six-week courses start monthly, with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, assignments, discussion. Enroll at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.
Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays 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).
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. 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., one evening pottery wheel class at Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St.; also make and decorate a pot. Ages 14-adult, most Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Available dates Feb. 12, 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23. Cost $35, advance registration required. 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 • 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 • For 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.
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. • Pilates by Karen located in the back of the Gallery • Hours: 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
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. For beginners. Wednesday-Thursday 4-5:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 12, 13.
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.

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays. Feb. 7: No meeting. Feb. 14: 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. 704-677-2331.

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. Information: 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 decense tactics. Also: senior scams and how to avoid them. Home Instead Senior Care, 904 Copperfield Blvd, NE, Concord, light meal provided by Morningside. RSVP to 704-788-3399.

Lee Street Theatre’s ‘The Sugar’ — 7 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11: When a well-meaning but ambitious wellness coach takes on a 14 year-old who’s off her meds, a frustrated attorney, a homeless guitarist, and a bloated detective, chaos ensues. Auditions at Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St. Email info@leestreet.org or call 704-310-5507.
PPT’s ‘Chicago’ — 7 p.m. Monday Feb. 17 – Tuesday Feb. 18: Seeking strong male and female singers and dancers with great personality and presence. Women: Vegas showgirl type. Men: Athletic/Acrobatic type. Dance experience a plus. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds encouraged. Prepare 16 bars from a song in the style of the show. Wear fitted clothing and bring character shoes. Performance dates April 3-12. Details at www.piedmontplayers.com. Meroney Theater third floor, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471.

‘Memories from the Killing Fields’ — Exhibit and film presentation by Rowan Public Library and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, at RPL, 201 W. Fisher St., free • 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
Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Retrospective of James Donaldson’s work titled “Journey of an Artist” Works from 1970-2013. 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. — 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
Reception Friday at Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Feb. 6-March 29: “Art From the Heart,” Elizabeth McAdams’s solo exhibit, including black and white photographs of grand old houses with elegant details and paintings and photographs of color exploration presented in exciting ways. Opening reception for the artist 6-8 p.m. Friday Feb. 7. 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. —  6-8 p.m.Friday, Feb. 14: Opening reception for artists of Spring exhibition “Relationships;” come early for informal gallery talks with the artists beginning at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. www.waterworks.org • 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, Concor • Feb. 8-March 8: Concord on Canvas Outdoor Art, 34 original paintings created by professional artists, high school students. On display along Union and Church Streets, Historic Downtown Concord

‘Killing Fields’ screening accompanies exhibit — 6 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 18: RPL tp 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 Rowan Public Library and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, opens 6 p.m. Feb. 4 at RPL, 201 W. Fisher St. Free, reception follows. Visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8232 for more information.
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.
‘War Horse’ — 7 p.m. Thursday Feb. 27: Pre-recorded live from London’s famed West End, adapted for the stage complete with life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, bringing breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. Shown at Cinemark Tinseltown, 305 Faith Road, tickets at theater box office or www.FathomEvents.com

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.
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, accommodateions at Western Revere Inn, motor coach travel. 336-753-6230.

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.
Iredell Garden Fair — Vendor applications for ground spaces now being accepted. Fair is April 26, 444 Bristol Drive, Statesville. For vendor inquiries contact: Lee Hollifield, 704-252-0368. For other information contact Iredell Cooperative Extension Service, 704-878-3166.

Southern Piedmont Singers — Accepting new members Sunday, Feb. 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

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