Hear Broadway’s Best love songs live at Mocksville theater
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — Through Feb. 16: “On Broadway and In Love,” love songs from the best of the Broadway musicals. www.broadwaysbest.biz for details • 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.
Opens tonight: PPT’s ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ — Join the cast for a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. 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
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Summer and Smoke’ — Feb. 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees Feb. 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
FirstARTS Series: 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.
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 email@example.com or 704-310-5507.
Charlotte Folk Society’s free Gathering Concert — 7:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 14: Scott Ainslie, traditional acoustic blues singer, guitarist, historian, songwriter. 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. www.folksociety.org
Carolina Gator Gumbo at The Davis Theatre — 7:30 p.m., Thursday Feb. 20: High-energy mix of Cajun and Creole music, tckets $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.
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 • Chicago, May 16 • Dolly Parton, May 25 • Jim Gaffigan, June 14 • 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 • 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
Matt Church hosts Laugh Tracks — Friday-Saturday Feb. 14-15: Valentine Show with host and musical guest Matt Church • Friday, 8 p.m. Laugh Tracks followed by Open Mic at 10 p.m. • Saturday, Laugh Tracks at 8 and 10 p.m. $10 at the door. Spoken Space Theatre, 405 N. Lee St., www.spokenspace.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Second annual Rowan County May Fest — May 14-18: Inners Shows provides the Midway along with No Joes Circus/Petting Zoo • Fireworks Wednesday-Thursday May 14-15 • Rowan’s Got Talent Show preliminaries Wednesday-Friday May 14-15-16 • Finals on May 17 • Craft show May 17 • Rides May 14-18: Wednesday-Friday rides open at 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Arm bands available each day. Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road.
History of the Valentine at Rowan Museum — Review the history of the Valentine in a three-case in the hallway of the Museum, through March 3. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. 202 N. Main St. Call or email to schedule group tours during the week 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org
Blackbeards’ treasures at Reed Gold Mine —Ribbon-cutting event 11 a.m. Saturday, February 22 with scavenger hunts, coloring/craft area, on-site historians. Reed Gold Mine, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, 704-721-4653, www.nchistoricsites.org/ reed/reed.htm
‘Back of the Big House’ at Historic Latta Plantation — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 22: Learn about the African American experience on a NC backcountry plantation. Admission $8 adults, $7 seniors/students, 5 and under free. Circa 1800 Latta home and 11 outbuildings, kitchen garden, rare and endangered breeds of historic livestock. Free with regular site admission ($8 adults, $7 seniors/students, 5 and under free).5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
Events to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War across NC — Details at 919-807-7389, www.ncdcr.gov
Behind the scenes workings of Civil War cannon — To be shown during webcast from Bentonville Battlefield 10:30 a.m. March 11: Live webcast will demonstrate, explain the workings of Civil War era cannons. Opportunities for q&a via email during the webcast. Students, teachers, general public register for at www.ncdcr.gov/civilwarcannon . Additional information at 919-807-7389.
Quest for the Golden Shoes — 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.
Teddy bears, toys and tea at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15: Bring favorite bear toys along for scavenger hunt, games, history of the Teddy Bear. Every child receive a Teddy Bear to take home. $12 members, $15 nonmembers. RSVP by Friday 704-762-9359. Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Rowan Public Library events — • Boost Your Mood Workshop 5:45 – 7:15 Monday February 24: Improve mood through exercise, led by professional fitness instructor Connie Strickland of South Rowan YMCA; professional massage therapist Travis Alligood also on hand. South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove. For all ages, under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Free bu registration required at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-7734 • Book Bites Book Club, 6:30-8 p.m. last Tuesdays, South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove, light refreshments, 704-216-8229. Feb. 25: “Catch Me if You Can” by Frank Abagnale.
‘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 March 1, 8, 22, 29 and April 5, 12, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Book reading, talk, and book signing — 5 p.m. Friday, March 7: Barrie Kirby, author of “No Such Thing as a Cherokee Princess,” at informal wine and cheese book signing 5-8 p.m.; Kirby will talk about the writing process, creativity and spirituality at 6 p.m. at Literary Bookpost/Just the Thing, 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788, for details.
Community Day at West End Plaza — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 8: A community day for non-profit organizations to display wares and information. Formerly Salisbury Mal. 704-216-8137.
NC Rowan County Anime Group — Feb. 28-March 2: Convention “What The Hell Con,” Guilford College Greensboro. www.facebook.com/events/613426185392510/ • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 8: West End Plaza Community Day 2014. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NCRowanCountyanime/
Symphony Guild event — Gluten Free Cocktail Buffet: 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, private home. 704-637-4314 Kate Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
Concord Library events — • Wii Open Play Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m., 704-920-2053 • Free film “1963: The Struggle for Social Justice” Monday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m., 704-920-2054 • League of Extraordinary Legos, Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 4:30 p.m.. for ages 4-12. 704-920-2058 • Book+ Teen Activity, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare, make magnet craft. Register at 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. 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
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., email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Kiwanis Pancake Festival — 5–8:30 p.m. Friday March 14 and 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday March 15: Rowan County tradition since 1957, held at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. Tickets $5 at the door, 704-797-4235, or any Kiwanis member. One child under age 5 accompanied by adult eats free. Proceeds support Kiwanis Charities. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Salisbury.
Fourth Annual St. Paul’s Cruise ‘n Barbecue — Saturday, April 26: 10 a.m.– noon Poker Cruise. Noon-4:30 p.m. Cruise-in, car/bike show, music, port-a-pit chicken. Door prizes, raffles, more. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 205 St. Paul’s Church Road, 704-239-1172, www.facebook.com/stpaulscruisenbarbecue
Third annual Natty Greene’s Brewing Co.’s Earth Day Jam — Saturday May 3: Headliner Justin Fedor and the New Familiars.
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
CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14: Friday Night Bluegrass with David Leatherman and Stone County. 704-278-4070.
DJAaronS presents — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday Feb. 16: Valentine Weekend Sunday Nightcap at J.C. Price Post 107, free DJAaronsMix CD to first 100 to arrive, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, $5 cover, dress code enforced, adults only.
Danny Franklin plays live — 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. www.facebook.com/GoBurrito
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday Feb. 15: Hip Hop and Comedy night with Big Boi Hurt and Quest-San on the Hip Hip side; comedy with Chad Costantino, Justin Parker and others • 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. 15: Darrell Harwood; 7-9 p.m. Steven James opens • 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Free pool • 8 p.m. Wednesdays: Open mic • 9 p.m. Thursdays: College Night and Karaoke, age 18+ 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 — 9 p.m. until, Friday Feb. 14: Valentine Party with Divided by Four. 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. 14: Josh Sanders • 9 p.m. Saturday Feb. 15: Jazzy folk rock wtih Robert Johnson Jr. • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday. 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.
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5-7:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 14: Valentine’s Day Wine Specialties with Stephanie. A selection of six wines perfect for a Valentine’s Day celebration, including a sparkling chocolate wine from France. $5/person • 6:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 15: Salisbury Pride beer and wine tasting fundraiser. $20/person. www.salisburypride.com • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, email@example.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Morgan Ridge Vineyards — February: 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
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.
Chrismons, all new designs — • Thursday Feb 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Beginners • Thursday Feb. 27, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate 1 • Friday Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate 2 • Friday Feb. 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Advanced 1 • Saturday March 1, 10 a.m.-noon, New Beginners • Saturday March 1, 10 a.m.-noon, Beginner 1 • Saturday March 1, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Advanced 2 • Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Call Center for Faith & the Arts for questions or registration 704-647-0999. Instructor Sacha Roberts. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., lower level Haven Lutheran Church.
Beginner line dance at Nashville Nights — 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, $3 per class. 704-762-9999.
Beginner line dance at Rufty Holmes — 4:30-5:30 p.m., begins Feb. 13, Rufty Holmes Senior Center, 704-633-7862.
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, email@example.com
Learn computers at RPL — Monthly computer classes, free, beginning to advanced, hands-on, 90 minutes. 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 six-week sessions start monthly. 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. March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8, 15. All skill levels. Instructor Brent Smith, tuition $150 (nonmembers $180)
• 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Classes at Pottery 101 — Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, email@example.com, www.pottery-101.com
CHILDREN: Saturdays: 10 a.m.-noon, 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: Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m. through March 6 • Beginning and intermediate skill levels, $200 + $10 lab fee, clay and glazes provided, instructor Keith Meyers • Open studio for students 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, Saturday 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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 on site • 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
Postponed to Feb. 20: ‘Girls on the Run’ — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch. Light refreshments, free. Held at J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., check in at front desk. Kyndall Moore, email@example.com
Health talks — • 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17: Know Your Numbers, Understanding Blood Pressure, Santosh Rao MD of Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute • 6 p.m. Monday March 17: What is Pelvic Health & Why You Should Talk to Your Doctor • Seminars held in Gateway Building, second floor conference room, 204 E. Innes St. Free, light refreshments, info or RSVP at 704-403-1042. Sponsored by Carolinas Health Care Systems.
Free advance healthcare planning workshop — Tuesday, Feb. 18, choose 1 p.m. or 4 p.m.: Who will make your healthcare decisions if you cannot? Workshop facilitator on hand to provide/review Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney documents and answer questions. Notary also on site. Held at the Glen A. Kiser Hospice House, 1229 Statesville Blvd. Bring picture ID. Pre-register at 704 637-7645. Presented by Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care regional office.
‘Treasure or Great Memory?’ — 10:30 a.m. Wednesday on Feb. 19: Salisbury/ Rowan Newcomers host Mickey Black, owner of Salisbury Emporium, sharing and answering questions. Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
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.
Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays • 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.
‘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 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
PPT’s ‘Chicago’ — 7 p.m. Monday Feb. 17 and Tuesday Feb. 18: Seeking strong male and female singers and dancers for Tony Award winning musical. Auditions by appointment. To sign up call 704-633-5471; walk-ups will only be seen if time and space permit. Performance dates April 3-12. Meroney Theater third floor, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com
Kneeling Gardeners — 7 p.m. February 24: Brenda Trott presents “The Traveling Gardener,” at Trinity UMC, 416 East First St., Kannapolis, 704/933-1127.
Rowan Redbuds — 1 p.m. February 27: RPL Stanback Room, for anyone interested in plants and gardening. 704-638-0575 or anganettadover@fibrant. com or www.Facebook.com/RowanRedbudsGardenClub
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.
‘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
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Betty Sedberry; also 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. — Encaustic paintings by Karen Frazer, sculpture work of Robert Toth. Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave. — Through March 9: “The Magnified Heart, Valentine’s Day Miniature Show,” 704-639-0606, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Through March 29: “Art From the Heart” solo exhibit of Elizabeth McAdams’s work, including black and white photographs of grand old houses with elegant details and paintings and photographs of color exploration presented in exciting ways. 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
Reception at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — Meet artists of the Spring Exhibition “Relationships,” informal gallery talks with the artists begin at 5 p.m., opening reception 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public • 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
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
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.
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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Day at West End Plaza — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday March 8: Community day for non-profit organizations to display and sell. West End Plaza, formerly Salisbury Mall. Deadline for form Wednesday, March 5. Call 704-216-8137 or 704-216-8136, first-come firs-served placement on spaces, provide your own tables, chairs. Power is free upon request, you provide 10’ extension cord.
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 — April 26: Vendor applications for ground spaces accepted. 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. 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, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Salisbury Symphony needs voices — 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 22: Salisbury Symphony Orchestra performs Carol Orff’s Carmina Burana, Catawba’s Keppel Auditorium. Sing with Catawba College Singers, Livingstone College Concert Choir, Concert Choir of Salisbury, Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society, Wake Forest University Concert Choir, Winston-Salem Children’s Chorus. Additional voices invited. Concert Choir of Salisbury rehearses Monday nights, Salisbury-Rowan Choral Society rehearses Tuesday nights. email email@example.com or call 919-812-0742.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowan’s Got Talent contest — May 14-18: Held at the Rowan County Mat Fest. Deadline for entry April 15. Any talent accepted with the exception of bands. $500 first prize. To enter call Randall Barger at 704-640-2326. Talent show preliminaries May 14-16 with finals on May 17.
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
Annual Concord Spring into Arts Festival — March 3/April 15 deadlines for May 3 event: opportunity for artists to get their work seen and sold. Juried art show includes prizes of $500, $300, $200. Information/application at www.concorddowntown.com or call 704-784-4208.