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China Grove celebrates its 125th anniversary on Saturday

Saturday March 8: A big day in China Grove — 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8: An afternoon of activities to celebrate China Grove’s 125th anniversary, Fire Department’s 90th anniversary, Historical Society of South Rowan’s 25th anniversary. Includes proclamations, ceremonies, rides through town in a wagon pulled by horses from Lazy 5 Ranch, tours of the Roller Mill, live country and bluegrass musical entertainment, wiener roast conclusion. Free event, donations accepted. China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St., China Grove.
Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday March 11: The War of 1812: Andrew Jackson and Horseshoe Bend, Jeff Bockert. 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
Iredell County’s Irish History — 10 a.m.-2. p.m. Saturday, March 29: Traditional Irish music and stories, Irish Celtic dances, see what late 1800s life was like for Scots-Irish settlers in Iredell County. Living history cooking demonstrations, storytelling in the morning, music, dancing in the afternoon. At Gregory Creek Homestead, 1335 Museum Road.704-873-4734, Statesville. www.iredellmuseums.org
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.
17th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — Friday-Sunday April 4-6: Registration $65 per person to March 15, $75 afterwards. $15 charge for refunds after March 24. No refunds after March 29. Open to anyone interested in the history of the Salisbury Confederate Prison. Send checks to Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, UDC, PO Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0083. Sponsored by Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Symposium Chairman Sue Curtis 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com
Blacksmithing demonstrations at High Point Museum — Saturdays, April 12 and 26, 10 am to 4 pm: Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. All ages welcome. FREE. Drop-in. 885-1859 , www.highpointmuseum.org
See Blackbeards’ treasures at Reed Gold Mine — Reed Gold Mine, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, 704-721-4653, www.nchistoricsites.org/ reed/reed.htm

Moondance Orchestra in Mooresville — Saturday night March 8: Playing the music of Michael Bublé, Chicago, Blood Sweat and Tears, other classics of the past 40 years. Joe Knox Theater in the Charles Mack Citizens Center, Downtown Mooresville, admission $5, 704-663-7026, www.moondanceorchestra.net
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.
Chatham County Line at LST Performing Arts Center — Doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Friday March 14: Raleigh-based Chatham County Line General admission only, two sets with intermission, all tickets $20+tax. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.
Musical duo Trout Fishing in America — 3 p.m. matinne Saturday, March 15: In the Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., Concord. $12 children under 12 and $14 adults. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or 704-920-2753.
Salisbury Symphony — Saturday March 22: 7:30 p.m., Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. “Carmina Burana.”Salisbury Symphony plus seven choirs. 704-637-4314; salisburysymphony.org
Holy Ghost Tent Revival at The Evening Muse — Friday March 28, doors 9 p.m., music 9:30 p.m., $10 advance/$12 DOS. CarolinaTix or 704-372-1000.

Celtic Festival and Concert — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15-16: Live music from Thistledown Tinkers and Stirling Bridge, Scottish dancing by Latta Plantation’s Kilts and Petticoats, meet Scottish clans, children’s games, storytelling. $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 students, 5 and under free. 225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org
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
Mother Earth News Fair — April 12-13: Family-friendly sustainable living event with 200 hands-on workshops, demonstrations, children’s projects. 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
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.

Closing weekend PPT’s youth production ‘A Thousand Cranes’ — Friday March 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday March 8 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/students $8. 704-633-5471., Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., www.PiedmontPlayers.com
OCT’s Living Room Reading Series ‘The Wisdom of Eve’ — 4 p.m., Sunday March 16. Free, rated rated PG-13. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — March 27-April 6 join in the laughs for “Funny Stuff From Broadway” with comic songs from some of Broadway’s funniest shows. 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.
Coming to the Lee Street theatre — April 3-5 and 10-12: World premiere “The Sugar” by Denise Stewart • May 8-10 and 15-17: 6th Annual Original 10-Minute Play Festival, “Office Hours.” Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org

Salisbury Ghost Walk 2014 kickoff— 7 p.m.Friday-Saturday March 7-8: Join “Boo” and the gang for a walk around downtown Salisbury to hear tales of how in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. hear tales of hauntings from days gone by. Bring camera, smart phone, flashlight: some tales come to life via present day hauntings. Adults $10, students $5. Reservations recomended at boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or 704-798-3102.
Quest for the Golden Shoes — Every Saturday in 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.
Book reading, talk, and book 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.; sponsored by Center for Faith & the Arts http://faithart.org/ 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: A community day for non-profit organizations to display wares and information. Formerly Salisbury Mal. 704-216-8137.
Indian Princess fun at Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, March 8: Yatahay! Indian Princess Fun, ages 5-11, learn about Native American history and culture, explore the Native American doll exhibit, story time, crafting fun. $15 members $18 non-members, RSVP by 4 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, March 7 at 704-762-9359 or spencerdollandtoymuseum@gmail.com Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Broadway’s best Meet and Greet — 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13: for people interested in becoming a volunteer for Broadway’s Best Theatre Company in Davie County, 103 Beechtree Place, Mocksville. www.broadwaysbest.biz
Planetarium Laser Shows ‘Laser Vinyl’ — Two shows, 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday March 15: Laser concert representing the best of classic rock alongside some of the most stunning laser art ever produced. Viewer Discretion advised, some songs may contain lyrics and images inappropriate for young children. Audience encouraged to wear tasteful “hairband rock” attire. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium, 1636 Parkview Circle. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.
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
‘At the Throttle’ — 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 22 and 29 and April 5, 12 and 26. Must 18+ years old with valid driver’s license. Schedule a 30-minute session at 704-636-2889 ext. 257 or 237 or email david.marshall@nctrans.org or sara.gettys@nctrans.org
Symphony Guild 2014 event — Gluten Free event: 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 29, RSVP to Angie Smith, Salisbury Symphony Guild, 704-431-4447
Concord Library events — • What Happened Historical Book Discussion March 10 6 p.m. Register 704-920-205 • Mystery Hunt & Tour with Concord Parks & Recreation Department March 11. Bus departs 9:30 a.m. from Village at First Assembly, 280 Concord Parkway S & returns 4-4:30pm. $13 plus price of a meal; 704-920-5600 • Creators of Cool…Suncatchers March 11 4 p.m., for ages 7-12; 704-920-2058 • Book discussion on “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” 6 p.m. March 11 at Kannapolis Library, 850 Mountain St., 704-920-1181 • Minecraft session March 12 3 p.m. at Kannapolis Library, ages 13-17, 704-920-2053 • Book discussion on “Mr. Penumbra’s” 10:30 a.m. March 12, Kannapolis Library, 704-920-1 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • March 7-8: 2014 Charlotte Hamfest • March 7-9: Move Productions • March 8: NCAAU Wrestling State Champions • March 12: Senior Health and Wellness Day • March 15: Color Guard Charlotte Regional • March 21-23: Showstopper Dance • March 27-30: Speedway Classic Dog Show.

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. $5 at the door, 704-797-4235. One child under age 5 accompanied by adult eats free. Proceeds support Kiwanis Charities.
Charlotte Brain Tumor Race — 8 a.m.-noon Saturday March 22: 5K or 10K course or walk 5K course, Freedom Park, 1900 East Blvd., register at 303-877-0534, www.braintumorrace.org/charlotte
‘Unsung OCT’ — 8 p.m. March 28-29 and 2:30 p.m. March 30: An OCT fundraiser musical revue showcasing songs from the Golden Age through contemporary Broadway, all from shows OCT has never done. Tickets $15 at oldcourthousetheatre.org or 704-788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW.
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.
Downtown Salisbury’s March Against Hunger — Dining and shopping on First Friday with proceeds going to Rowan Helping Ministries • merchants: 10% discount to customers who donate, some restrictions apply • restaurants: 10% of food purchases 5-8 p.m. donated to Rowan Helping Ministries.
6th Annual ACH Show-Off Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show — 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, May 17: Lexington. Held at American Children’s Home, 3844 NC Hwy 8, Lexington. All proceeds benefit American Children’s Home, 336-357-7126, www.ach-nc.org or cburris@ach-nc.org

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 p.m. Friday March 7: David Leatherman and Stone County. 704-278-4070.
Danny Franklin plays live — 8-11 p.m. March 22: at Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. See dannyfranklinelectric guitar or danny franklin acoustic guitar on youtube.
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 March 8: Hip hopper John Allen • 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 March 8: Live music with SideTracked • 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 • 704-762-9990.
Richard’s Bar-B-Que, 522 N. Main St. — 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays: Cruise-In. 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 — Coming March 15: Riders Band • 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, Saturday March 8: the Saints and Sinners Comedy Duo show. Thursdays-Saturdays 4 p.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m. Thursday March 6, tonight: Open jam hosted by David Myers of Big Break • 9 p.m. Friday March 7: 21st Century Goliath, Graveyard Boulevard • 9 p.m. Saturday March 8: Dirty Grass Soul, special guests • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • 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 — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday March 6: Olde Hickory Brewery beer tasting with Tanzy Tysinger of R.H. Barringer Distributing. Six year around selections plus bourbon barrel aged Event Horizon. $5/person • 5-7:30 p.m. Friday March 7: French Blends wine tasting with Stephanie. Three white blends and three red blends of some highly rated French wines. $5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. March 7-9: Tasting room open for new wine releases, 2013 Sweet Anita (Sweet Carlos White) and 2013 Worthy (Sweet Nobles Red). 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com

TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — 9 p.m., Saturday March 8: Saints and Sinners Comedy Duo. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com
Laugh Tracks — March 14-15: Todd Paris with Sue McHugh as musical guest. $10, Spoken Space Theater, 405 N.Lee St., www.spokenspace.com

PPT youth theatre ‘Nancy Drew’ audition workshop — 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Saturday March 15: Preparing students to audition, 20 spots available, $25. 704-633-5471 to sign up. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. PiedmontPlayers.com
Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., March 17, 31 • 6-8 p.m. March 13, 27 • Make six cards /$10, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.
Learn how to carve a spoon — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., choose from Saturdays March 29, May 24, Aug. 23, Oct. 18: Must be at least 14, age 14-18 must have prearranged agreement with instructor. Advance registration required, $40 per participant per day. Held at River Pines Art in The Little Log Cabin, Gold Hill. Register at stephensmartin@msn.com or 704-279-9087.
New session begins March 10 for senior adults guitar lessons — For adults 55+ at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 8-wk. sessions. Beginner or intermedate. $35 + $5 workbook. Next session begins Monday March 10. Call Bob at 704-433-1461 or sign up at RHSC 704-216-7714, more info at www.guitarheel.com
Get in shape with Sacha — Noon-12:50 p.m. Wednesdays: Call Center for Faith & the Arts for questions, registration 704-647-0999. 207 W. Harrison St., lower level Haven Lutheran Church, http://faithart.org/
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
Spring classes at Waterworks — Register at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St.
• Hand Building & Wheel Pottery, 12 to adult. Tuesdays 6:30-9 p.m. March 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. March 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.; 14-adult, most Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. March 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23. $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: Saturdays: 10 a.m.-noon for ages: 6-14, $35 per class includes instruction, materials, firing • Hilarious Hoppy Easter Bunnies: March 22 • Carrot Candy Dishes: March 29 • Bring on the Sunshine!: April 12 • Spring Blue Birds: April 26
Salisbury Art Station — 4-6 p.m. ongoing weekly classes: $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 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, 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 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. Tuesday classes 1-3 p.m., Wednesday classes 6-8 p.m. at “the artist’s Bungalow” studio. Call for info or to sign up. Class size limited to four. Patt Legg, 704-232-6000, 704-762-9647, www.pattlegg.net
Free Bible lessons — 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, more, bring your own Bible. Downstairs conference room of RPL Rockwell Branch (not sponsored by RPL).
Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: Intro to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10 per two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

16th annual River Run Film Festival — April 4-13: Held in Winston-Salem, festival features 145 films, including 63 features and 82 shorts from 33 countries. Tickets on sale at www.riverrunfilm.com or 336-721-1945. Purchasing tickets in-person at the Stevens Center or via phone recommended to avoid third-party handling fees. Up-to-date information, venues, film list, etc at www.riverrunfilm.com or 336-724-1502.

Helpful talk at the Y — 2:30 p.m.. Tuesday March 11: Dr. Terry Cassell on “Truth or Consequences,” free, call to register 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
‘Girls on the Run’ — 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13 (rescheduled from February): Sponsored by American Assoc. of University Women. Light refreshments, free. Held at J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. W., check in at front desk. Kyndall Moore, kyndall.moore@gmail.com
Health talks — • 6 p.m. Monday March 17: What is Pelvic Health and Why You Should Talk to Your Doctor. Gateway Building, 204 E. Innes St. Free, light refreshments, info or RSVP at 704-403-1042. Sponsored by Carolinas Health Care Systems.
Lunch and Learn — 12:15 p.m., Wednesday March 26: Comfort Keepers presents; covered dish, free, sign up to bring food 704-636-0111. Public welcome. lklaver@rowanymca.com. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Center for the Environment — 6:30 p.m. April 22: Marchisa C. Weiss, M.D. on Reducing the Environmental Risks of Breast Cancer. Free, open to the public, 2300 W. Innes St. at Catawba College. Register at 704-637-4727 or centerforenv@catawba.edu

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.

Old Courthouse Theatre ‘Tintypes’ — 7-9 p.m., March 9 and 10 • Rated GG. Show datesMay 1-18. Ensemble cast needed: 3 women, 2 men. 49 Spring St. SW, Concord. 704-788-2405, See www.oldcourthousetheatre.org for details.

‘Elizabeth Lawrence: the Legacy of an Extraordinary Plantswoman’ — 7 p.m. Monday March 10: Hurley Park presents lecture by Andrea Sprott, the Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden Curator. A plant giveaway will follow the lecture. Held at Salisbury-Rowan Utilities, 1 Water St. Details at 704-638-4459 or email dbeck@salisburync.gov

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Retrospective of James Donaldson’s work from 1970-2013. Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, http://faithart.org/
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Artist of the Month Connie Loflin Penninger; also on exhibit Betty Sedberry • 2-5 p.m. Saturday March 15: 31st anniversary open house event, meet and greet Penninger and Sedberry. Refreshment, door prizes. Gallery hours: 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, also the 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
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 greengoatgallery@yahoo.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Through March 29: “Art From the Heart” solo exhibit of Elizabeth McAdams’s work, black and white photographs of grand old houses. 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, March 7: Opening reception for “Relationships.” Informal gallery talks 5 p.m. Light refreshments, free, open to the public • March 5-29: “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists” Elementary School exwhibition. Reception to honor student artists, their families, school administrators 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13. 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. Free, 704-920-2787, www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org
The Cabarrus Art Guild — The Depot at Gibson Mill, 325 McGill Ave., Suite 250, Concord • Through March 8: Concord on Canvas Outdoor Art, 34 original paintings created by professional artists, high school students. On display along Union and Church • March 14 7-9 p.m.: Concord on Canvas Auction, bid on the paintings on-line or at Concord on Canvas Auction on Friday, March 14. Tickets $30 each or a table of 8 for $200.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com
Second annual May Fest — May 14-18: Exhibitor, food vendors needed. Vendor application online at rowancountyfair.net or Rowan County Fair Office on Julian Road.

Open mic and jam at Uncle Buck’s — Thursdays: Musicians encouraged to sign up at 8 p.m. to add their name on a list to perform for the night. Goal is to have a full house band available to fill in for solo musicians. 127 South Main St., 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub
Concert Choir — All singers invited to join. For info email catilieth@gmail.com
Salisbury Symphony voices — 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 22: Email matthew.newton87@gmail.com or call 919-812-0742.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Register to be artist vendor or performer e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com
Rowan’s Got Talent contest — May 14-18: Held at the Rowan County May 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 — For acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store. Fridays 7-9 p.m., 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

Center For Faith & The Arts — Artists with physical and/or mental disabilities to submit artwork by March 31 for the first “Outside the Lines & Labels” show opening April 30, 2014 with artists’ reception May 9 at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W Harrison St. Entry guidelines: 704-647-0999 or faithart.org under Gallery Exhibits. Email faithart@bellsouth.net
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

‘Preservation, Architecture & Design in Havana Today’ — April 27-May 3, 2014: Preservation North Carolina’s program to Cuba, co-sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation; www.presnc.org/ component/option.com_ jcalpro/Itemid,183/ extid,946/extmode,view/ or Mary Frances Wilson at mfwilson@presnc.org or 919-832-3652, extension 224.
Trip to D.C. aboard the ‘Cherry Blossom Special’ — March 21-23: NC Transportation Museum’s 3-day/2-night excursion aboard vintage rail cars. $595 single occupancy, $480 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. March 18: Concord Mills Aquarium, see Aquarium then shop $27 per person • 9 a.m. April 8: Biltmore House and Gardens $68 includes ticket, transportation • May 6-9: Beach Cove Resort trip • May 6-9: Beach Cove Resort Trip • Broadway show trip Aug. 20 “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” • Louise Klaver, 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com, www.rowanymca.org • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

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