There’s still time to catch ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ this weekend
PPT’s ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ — Feb. 19-22 at 7:30 p.m., adults $15, seniors and students $12. 704-633-5471, Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., PiedmontPlayers.com
Lee Street theatre presents Now Are The Foxes improv comedy — Feb. 21-22: The 80s vs the 90s. $15 general admission, Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Summer and Smoke’ — Feb. 21, 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m.: One of Tennessee William’s most highly regarded works, rated PG, $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘A Thousand Cranes’ — Feb. 28 and March 7 at 7:30 p.m., March 1 and 8 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/students $8. Tickets go on sale Feb. 24. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471. www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — Musical Theatre Academy begins classes March 3: Broadway’s Best offers classes for middle and high school students in Musical Theatre. SEE CLASSES for details. www.broadwaysbest.biz or 336-575-4446.
Tonight: 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
Catawba College collaborates with Ballet Pensacola — 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Feb. 27-28 plus Saturday, March 1:“The Outrageous Dance Project,” Keppel Auditorium. www.catawba.edu/theatretix or 704-637-4481 or night of the performance.
Pop/rock band Life Size to release debut EP — 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 1: Life Size, made up of Catawba College students, marks its debut release, “Mockingbird Alarmclock EP” at Lee Street Theatre, 10 general admission, $8 students. 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
Catawba Spring concert — 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 2: The choirs of Catawba College under the direction of Dr. Phillip E. Burgess present “Let All Creation Sing” by 48 voices of the Catawba Singers, plus smaller Chamber Singers, accompanied by Jacob Hahn, Susan Trivette, Matthew Brown. Held in the Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on Catawba Campus.
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 — 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 22: “Carmina Burana,” Salisbury Symphony plus seven choirs. Soloists Leonard Rowe, baritone; Megan Cleaveland, soprano; Joshua Moyer, tenor. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. 704-637-4314; salisburysymphony.org
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 • “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
Hall House volunteer day — 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Feb. 22: Historic Salisbury Foundation volunteer work day at the Hall House, 226 South Jackson St. for getting the museum ready for tours beginning March 1. www.historicsalisbury.org for details.
History of the Valentine at Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. — 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. Call or email to schedule group tours during the week 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org
See Blackbeards’ treasures at Reed Gold Mine — Traveling exhibit of the real Blackbeard’s treasures. Reed Gold Mine, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, 704-721-4653, www.nchistoricsites.org/ reed/reed.htm
Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday: March. 11: The War of 1812: Andrew Jackson and Horseshoe Bend, Jeff Bockert. Light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., use rear entrance, 704-633-5946, email@example.com
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.
Seeking historic Gold Hill photos —Photo history of Gold Hill and Gold Hill Mining District being compiled for publication and release prior to the 25th Founder’s Day event in 2014. 704-267-9439 or 704-279-7897.
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, 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.
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — Hand made porcelain baby or child dolls by Brenda Gregg, porcelain doll artist of Lexington, on display through February. 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 Feb. 24: Fun ways to improve mood through exercise. Free but 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.
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/
‘At the Throttle’ returns — Get 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Book reading, talk, and signing — 5 p.m. Friday, March 7: Barrie Kirby, author of “No Such Thing as a Cherokee Princess,” informal wine and cheese book signing 5-8 p.m.; Kirby will talk about the writing process, creativity, spirituality at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Center for Faith & the Arts and Literary Bookpost/Just the Thing. Held 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: Community day for non-profit organizations to display wares and information. Formerly Salisbury Mall. 704-216-8137.
Harlem Globetrotters coming to Goodman Gym — 7 p.m. Wednesday March 19: Fan’s Rule Tour at Catawba College, Goodman Gym. Tickets 704-637-4474 or Ticketweb.com
Concord Library events — • Book+ Teen Activity, 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, “Clockwork Angel” by Cassandra Clare, make magnet craft. Register at 704-920-2053 • Awesome Pageturners! ages 8-10 on Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. discussing “Matilda” by Roald Dahl, plus activity. Register at 704-920-2058 • BeTWEEN the Lines for ages 10-12 on Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. discussing Kate DiCamillo’s “Flora and Ulysses,” plus a game. Register at 704-920-2058 .
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • Feb. 22-23: Carolina Alpaca Celebration • March 1: Spirit Solutions • March 5-6: Conference Carolina’s Basketball.
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.
Charlotte Brain Tumor Race — 8 a.m.-noon aturday March 22: 5K or 10K course or walk 5K course, Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., register at 303-877-0534, www.braintumorrace.org/charlotte
Statesville area Bark For Life event — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 12: To participate as a sponsor, vendor, and/or registrant, complete applicable forms found at www.relayforlife.org/barkstatesvillenc
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 and 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. 21: Friday Night Bluegrass with MJ & Friends. 704-278-4070.
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. 22: Risen Warrior • 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. 22: Live music with Bonfire • 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 — Saturday Feb. 22: live music with Kretin • Mondays members appreciation night • Friday Ladies’ night • Sunday free pool. $5 members, $6 nonmembers. 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. 21: Valentine Party with Divided by Four, rescheduled from last week. 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. 21: Stevie Tombstone with Josh Morningstar • 9 p.m. Saturday Feb. 22: Big Break, alternative surf rock jam band • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Closed Sundays. 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20: Belgian style quadruple beer tasting. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21: Bordeaux wine tasting with Andrew Alley of 17th Street Distributing. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, email@example.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Morgan Ridge Vineyards — 4-8 p.m. Saturday, March 1: Beer Pairing and Mardi Gras Party; Beer flights paired with food samplings for each four styles. Music by deejay David Barrier, Mardi Gras Beads, etc. Additional food, beer, wine available for purchase. RSVP to 704-639-0911. $15 pp plus tax • 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
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 on real food, organic gardening, homesteading, renewable energy, green building, remodeling, DIY projects, small-scale livestock, green transportation, natural health, more. Featured keynotes include Joel Salatin, Sandor Katz, Sylvia Bernstein, Jere Gettle and Stephanie Tourles. 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. One-day passes $20/weekend $25.DOS $25 and $30 respectively. Children 17 and under free. 800-234-3368, www.motherearthnewsfair.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. Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road.
Tripp Edwards hosts Laugh Tracks — Friday-Saturday Feb. 28-29. $10 at the door. Spoken Space Theatre, 405 N. Lee St., www.spokenspace.com
Musical Theatre Academy to begin classes — Eight sessions begin March 3: Mocksville’s Broadway’s Best hosts classes for middle/high school students at the theatre in Davie County. Choose Acting for Musical Theatre, Chorus for Musical Theatre, Dance for Musical Theatre. Classes meet for 8 sessions, $175 for each class, no former training or experience required. Details, times dates, registration forms at BroadwaysBest@triad.rr.com or www.broadwaysbest.biz or 336-575-4446.
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
New beginner line dance class at Nashville Nights — 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, $3 per class. 704-762-9999.
New beginner line dance class at Rufty Holmes — 4:30-5:30 p.m., 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
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.
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. , 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. 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 for ages: 6-14, $35 per class includes instruction, materials, firing. • 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
ADULTS: Thursdays: 6:30-9 p.m. through March 6 • For beginning and intermediate skill levels, $200.00 + $10 lab fee, clay and glazes provided, 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, 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 lessons on the Bible — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays March 8 and 22: 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).
Get in shape mentally, physically & spiritually — Noon-12:50 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 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.
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes: . $25 per class. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. hages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. 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 — 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. 26, 27. Contact Mooresville Artist Guild 704-663-6661 for pricing/enrollment.
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 Senior Care, 904 Copperfield Blvd, NE, Concord, light meal provided by Morningside. RSVP to 704-788-3399.
‘Girls on the Run’ — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13 (rescheduled from February): 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 March 17: What is Pelvic Health and Why You Should Talk to Your Doctor. 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.
Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays . • 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.
Kneeling Gardeners — 7 p.m. Feb. 24: Brenda Trott presents “The Traveling Gardener,” at Trinity UMC, 416 E. First St., Kannapolis, 704/933-1127.
Rowan Redbuds — 1 p.m. Feb. 27: RPL Stanback Room, for those 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 by Rowan Public Library and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, held at RPL, 201 W. Fisher St., free. 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. Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com
Miniature show by The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave. — Through March 9: “The Magnified Heart, Valentine’s Day Miniature Show,” Jenni 704-431-4527 or 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. Free, open to the public. Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment, 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
Reception tonight: Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20: Reception for the young artists from Cannon School, North Hills Christian School, Sacred Heart Catholic School, Salisbury Academy, and Rowan County Home School Association. Runs through March 1 • Spring Exhibition “Relationships” • 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. Admission free, donations appreciated. 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 • Through 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.
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. 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.
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. Interested artists find information/application at www.concorddowntown.com under Events or call 704-784-4208.
29th annual Caldwell Arts Sculpture Celebration — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6: Lenoir’s annual event features sculptural artwork by artists from across the United States competing for more than $10,000. in cash. Registration open to any 3-D artist up to the day of the event; each sculptor may present up to three sculptures. Details at www.caldwellarts.com
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. Free power on request, you provide 10′ ext. cord.
Statesville area Bark For Life event — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday April 12: To participate as a sponsor, vendor, and/or registrant, complete applicable forms found at www.relayforlife.org/barkstatesvillenc
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
Iredell Garden Fair — Saturday 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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-812-0742.
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 email@example.com