Symphony, rock ‘n roll, country, bluegrass: take your pick this weekend

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 20, 2014

Salisbury Symphony presents ‘Carmina Burana’ — 7:30 p.m. Saturday March 22: Salisbury Symphony and six choirs. Soloists Leonard Rowe, baritone; Megan Cleaveland, soprano; Joshua Moyer, tenor. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. 704-637-4314;
Holy Ghost Tent Revival at The Evening Muse — Friday March 28, doors 9 p.m., music 9:30 p.m., $10 advance/$12 DOS. 3227 N. Davidson St., NoDa Arts District, Charlotte, 704-372-1000, or
Carolina Chamber Symphony Players join Piedmont Chamber Singers — 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11: “Purcell and the English Baroque,” an exploration of Henry Purcell’s music. James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem, $15 general admission, or 336-722-4022.
Randy Stonehill in concert — Saturday, April 19: Legendary CCM singer/songwriter Randy Stonehill in concert at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Road. Tickets $10 available at 1-800-965-9324. The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Road. For information call 704-213-1467. Jeremy and Jessica Vess will open.
‘8-Track Saturday Night’ — 8 p.m. April 19: The Emotions,The Main Ingredient with Cuba Gooding,The Delfonics with William Hart. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, W-S. Tickets, info
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 • Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000,,

Mt. Ulla Community Spring Festival — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday March 29: Free community event with live blue grass music, local crafters, artists, vendors. Mt. Ulla Feed Store, Hwy 801, Mount Ulla, 704-278-2800.
Surry Old Time Fiddlers Convention — Friday and Saturday March 28-29: Friday night dance with three bands; Saturday of jam sessions, music competitions; multiple Saturday workshops led by expert artists. Surry Community College in Dobson. 877-999-8390,
Potters of the Piedmont festival, Greensboro — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday April 12: More than 50 regional potters in the block between South Elm and Arlington on Lewis St., downtown Greensboro. Rain date: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday April 13.
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, or

‘The Fantasticks’ at Catawba — 7:30 p.m. March 25-29: The world’s longest running musical, about two neighboring parents who trick their children into falling in love by pretending to feud. Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. $4 students, $5 adults, 704-637-4481,
Broadway’s Best Theatre, Mocksville — March 27-April 6: “Funny Stuff From Broadway,” comic songs from Broadway’s funniest shows. 103 Beechtree Place in Davie County, intersection of I-40 and Farmington Road. Tickets at or 336-575-4446.
Lee Street theatre presents the world premier of ‘The Sugar’— 7:30 p.m. April 3-5 and 10-12: World premiere new play by Denise Stewart (“Dirty Barbie & Other Girlhood Tales”), dark comedy about kooky clients, M&Ms, doughnuts, addictions, and justice. Tickets on sale now at or 704-310-5507. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507,
Meroney box office opens for ‘Chicago’ — Public tickets go on sale Monday March 24, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Performance dates April 3-5 and 9-12 at 7:30 p.m., April 6 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $18, seniors, students $15. For tickets call 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.,

PPT youth: ‘Nancy Drew: Girl Detective’ — By appointment only, 4 and 5 p.m., March 25-26: 25 spots per time slot. Open to all students who can read well. Held at the Norvell Theater. Schedule audition at 704-633-5471, Performance dates: Feb. 28, March 1, 7, 8. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Sacred Places Tour — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29: Seven historic churches and two cemeteries of Rowan County, docents to offer info, answer questions; preceding the tour Susan Waller will talk about how churches have brought citizens of Rowan County together at 9:15 a.m. First UMC Salisbury, 217 S Church St. Hosted by Historic Salisbury Foundation. Tickets $15 at Historic Salisbury Foundation, 704-636-0103 or Facebook.
17th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — Friday-Sunday April 4-6: Registration $75. 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,
Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday April 8: NC Civil War Ironclads, Andrew Duppstadt. Presented by Rowan History Club. Light refreshments; free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., use rear entrance, 704-633-5946,
Blacksmithing demonstrations at High Point Museum — 10 a.m.-4 p.m Saturdays April 12 and 26: Come watch our costumed blacksmith in action as he crafts various iron pieces. All ages welcome. Free, drop-in. 885-1859,
See Blackbeards’ treasures at Reed Gold Mine — Reed Gold Mine, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, 704-721-4653, reed/reed.htm
Living History for kids at Historic Latta Plantation — • Civil War Soldier for a Day — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12: Boys and girls ages 8-12 can experience a day in the life of a Civil War Soldier. $25 per camper, pre-registration required • Miss Janes Academy for a Day — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 12: Girls ages 8-12 can step into the 1860s and learn about English country dancing, natural dyeing, candle making, doll making, 19th century clothing. $25 per camper, pre-registration required • 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312,

Historic Village of Gold Hill annual Easter egg hunt and Spring Fest — • 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19: Gather with your children up to age 10 behind the Bakery, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Easter Bunny on hand for photo ops, shops will be open • 11 a.m.-1- p.m.: For a nominal fee there will be activities for children including Easter Treat Hop, Go Fish game, Carrot Ring toss, Bean Bag toss, Easter egg dying, cool tattoos, more • Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association, goldhill merchants

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 Lucky finder each week wins prize. Visit for clues, information. Grand prize of Nook Color drawn April 1 from list of weekly winners. 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7803.
Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7 p.m. Friday- Saturday, March 21-22: 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 or 704-798-3102.
‘At the Throttle’ — Be in the cab of the Lehigh Valley #126 steam locomotive at the NC Transportation Museum, Spencer. Dates available in March and April. Must 18+ years old with valid driver’s license. Schedule a 30-minute session at 704-636-2889 ext. 257 or 237 or email or
Symphony Guild 2014 event — 6-10 p.m.  Saturday April 12: I Spy, Salisbury citywide scavenger hunt. Details at 704-637-4314 or
Planetarium show ‘Sunlight and Shadows’ — 5-6:30 p.m, Saturday, April 19: In modern times, high technology and clever thinking drive cosmic discovery. But long ago, people carefully drew the locations of the shadows at different times of day, and created sundials as a measurement for time. $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 — • Awesome Pageturners for ages 8-10 Tuesday, March 25 4 p.m. discussing “The Mouse & the Motorcycle” plus fun activity. Register at 704-920-2058 • BeTWEEN the Lines for ages 10-12 Thursday, March 27 4 p.m. in discussing “Zebra Forest” plus a “suspenseful” activity. Register at 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. N. Concord, or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • March 27-30: Speedway Classic Dog Show

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,
Third annual Game and Card Party — 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday March 26: Hosted by Salisbury Rowan Newcomers, held at the Salisbury Civic Center, proceeds go to Food for Thought.
‘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. $15 at or 704-788-2405. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405,
Scrabble Scramble 11 – 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday April 8: at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 West Innes St. Buffet dinner and 3 rounds of team Scrabble. $30 per person; $300 table of 10. Sponsored by Rowan County Literacy Council to promote awareness of the illiteracy problem in Rowan County and to raise funds to provide program materials for our clients. Call 704-216-8266 by April 3 for reservations.
Feeding Frenzy 5K for Compassion International — 9 a.m. Saturday April 5: Third annual race to raise funds for Compassion International, held at CMC-NE Stadium, home of Kannapolis Intimidators. Bring a stuffed animal donation to go to Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy Center. Preregistration $20 adults, $10 children 18 and under, at or race day registration/ check-in 7:45-8:45 a.m. at the ballpark. Information at

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m. March 21: Friday Night Bluegrass with John and Lynn Powell. 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.
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 8 p.m., Saturday March 22: International Hi-Way 14:6 and T-Shep • 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,
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • Saturday March 22: Live music with Pharr Roades • Mondays $1 day • Tuesdays Free pool • Wednesdays Open mic with the Twin City Buskers • Thursdays Deejay Cherokee • Fridays free jukebox. 704-762-9990, new website with events posted at
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.
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.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m. Friday March 21: local musician Seth Grigg • 9 p.m. Saturday March 22: Paleface stopping through on tour • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 704-633-3750, www.facebook. com/unclebucksgrub

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20: Pale Ale & India Pale Ale Beer Tasting. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21: Down Under Wine Tasting with Stephanie featuring wines of Australia, New Zealand. $5/person. 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151,,
Morgan Ridge Vineyards — Saturday April 5: Wine, Nine & Dine, nine-hole professional putting course, wine tastings after each three holes, buffet dinner on the patio, prizes. Meet and greet 6:30, shotgun start. RSVP by April 3 at 704-639-0911 or 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill.

The Ghostbuster Guy (with his car) hosts Laugh Tracks — Friday-Saturday March 28-29: $10 at the door. Spoken Space Theatre, 405 N. Lee St.,
Jeanne Robertson’s The Fabulously Funny Tour — May 16 at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts, 430 South Tryon St. Charlotte. 704-372-1000,

Chrismons, all new designs — • Thursday April 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Beginners • Thursday April 3, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate 1 • Friday April 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate 2 • Friday April 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Advanced 1 • Saturday April 5, 10 a.m.-noon, New Beginners • Saturday April 5, 10 a.m.-noon, Beginner • Saturday April 5, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Advanced 2 • Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information,
Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., March 31 • 6-8 p.m. March 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: Using tools provided, students are guided through the spoon carving process. Instructor Steve Martin has 25+ years experience. 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 or 704-279-9087.
Wine Down and Create — 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thurdsays: Painting for fun with Patt LEgg and Carol Dunkley, $25/session to paint, easels, paint, brushes, aprons provided. Bring your own canvas. Special menu for pareticipants. Held at Gritz restuarant, 1221 E. Innes St., reservation r equired at Patt 704-762-9647 or Carol 704-636-0633.
Plein Air Painting Workshops at Waterworks — Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., March 29, April 5, April 26: Basic principles of light, how to apply color, develop strong compositions, use perspective, learn powers of observation, develop your own style. Instructor Phyllis Steimel. Classes designed to be independent. Register for one or all three, for ages 12-adult. or 704-636-1882. Members $35/session, nonmembers $45/session. Bundle and save.
Monotype Printmaking Workshop at Waterworks — 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday May 17: Approach monoprinting in a fun, unique way.  No experience necessary in this creative, experimental class.  Design and create an original single (mono) print.  Learn how to prepare a plate by brushing on vibrant inks.  Learn the basics to try fun projects at home.  All skill levels welcome.) Tuition $50 (members $40). Register at or 704-636-1882. 123 E. Liberty St.
‘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 March 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23. Cost $35, advance registration required. 704-209-1632, or email
Classes at Pottery 101 — Saturdays: 10 a.m.-noon for ages: 6-14, $35 per class includes instruction, materials, firing. Instructor Jessica Buckwalter • Carrot Candy Dishes: March 29 • Bring on the Sunshine!: April 12 • Spring Blue Birds: April 26. • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,,
Beginner line dance at Nashville Nights — 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays $3 per class. call for details 704-762-9990.
Beginner line dance at Rufty Holmes — 4:30-5:30 p.m., call for details 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,,
Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays March 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).
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 215 Depot Street, 704-754-0853
Beginning, intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Day or evening times. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@
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,
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,
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.
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 . • 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

Going Green Workshop at RPL — 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. Monday, March 24: Learn new ways to prepare spinach, kale, other greens by Dietician Lisa Westfall and executive chef Chris Herron of Morrison Food Services. Samples and recipes. South Rowan Regional Library, China Grove. Registration required. or 704-216-7734.
Kneeling Gardeners — 7 p.m. Monday March 24: Trinity UMC, 416 East First St., Kannapolis, 704/933-1127.
Rowan Redbuds — 1 p.m. Thursday March 27: “Return of the Hummingbirds” presented by Wild Birds Unlimited. RPL Stanback Room, 704-637-0928, 704-638-0575 or www.Facebook. com/RowanRedbudsGardenClub
Taste of Home Cooking School — Doors open 5 p.m, Thursday April 3: General admission tickets $10 until March 31, $12 after. Vendors display various products from 5-6:30 p.m., the cooking school begins at 6:30 p.m. Michael Thomas will emcee and perform as ‘Melvis’ during pre-show activities. Tickets at or or 704-797-4220 or at the Salisbury Post, 131 West Innes St.

Tour D’Cluck: The Cluck Stops Here! — 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 25: Free Poultry Workshop, fun and interactive learning with Nutrena poultry specialist Eric Deal, live chicken demonstrations, Q&A, door prizes, refreshments, family fun. Hodge Farm, 11265 Hwy 801, Mt. Ulla, 704-278-2684 for info and RSVP.
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. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.
Abstract and Modern Art: What is it and Why is Important? — 5:45-7p.m.,Tuesday April 8: Francine Kola-Bankole, RCCC professor of Art and Art History, gives a lively illustrated history of abstract art and its origins, the origins of abstract art, dating back to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and continuing to the Fauves and Impressionists. Featured artists include Pollock, Rauschenberg, Warhol, and Rothko. Q&A after the presentation. Delhaize Conference Room, Waterworks Visual Art Center, 123 E. Liberty St. Free and open to the public. RSVP to or 704-636-1882.

Reception tonight: Carolina Artists student art show for grades K-12 — Wednesday-Friday March 19-21: On the theme “The Circus,” reception 5:30 p.m. Thursday March 20 and announcement of winners. 
Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — A retrospective of James Donaldson’s work titled “Journey of an Artist” Works from 1970-2013. Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church,
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Artist of the Month Connie Loflin Peninger; also on exhibit Betty Sedberry. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Showing Sam Rigling, Marina Konovalova-Bare. Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340,
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Through March 29: “Art From the Heart” solo exhibit of Elizabeth McAdams’s work. 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,
Abstract and Modern Art: What is it and Why is Important? — 5:45-7 p.m., Tuesday April 8: Speaker Francine Kola-Bankole of RCCC. See details under Speakers and Forums listings.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Through March 29: “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists” Elementary School exhibition • 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 21: Opening reception for spring exhibition “Relationships – The Art of the Human Condition and its Effects on the Environment.” Informal gallery talks 5 p.m. Light refreshments, free, open to the public. 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,

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 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 or 336-724-1502.

Bus trip to Charleston — Saturday March 29: Sunshine Community Travelers-sponsored bus trip to Charleston, SC. City tour guide books available to assist travelers with planning their visit to the city. Contact Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073 for details.
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 • May 6-9: Beach Cove Resort Trip • “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” Broadway show trip, must sign up to reserve orchestra seating for July 20. Bus departs 3:30 p.m. • Questions, reservations: Louise Klaver, Active Older Adult Director, 704-636-0111,, • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Mt. Ulla Community Spring Festival — 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday March 29: Fee $20 for local crafters, artists, locally made, locally grown goods, antique vendors. 11575 NC HWY 801, Mount Ulla, call Elsie Bennett 704-278-2800.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Free festival for artists and performers. Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register e-mail
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 or Rowan County Fair Office on Julian Road.

Music, poetry, spoken word, drama, liturgical dance — 3:30 p.m. Sunday March 23: A.T.C. Ministries, Inc. and Faith Temple Triumphant Ministries hosting a celebration of Black history, performers invited. 900 Pinetree Drive, East Spencer, call 704-782-0072 for details.
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
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.

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” opening April 30, 2014 with an artists’ reception to be held May 9th from 5:30-8pm at Center for Faith & the Arts, in the lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W Harrison Street, Salisbury, NC. Call for entry guidelines 704-647-0999 or visit CFA’s website and look under Gallery Exhibits. Email
2014 “Faces Of Trinity Living” portrait exhibit — Deadline Aug. 8 for exhibit at Waterworks beginning Sept. 17, opening reception Sept. 25. Portratis to be presented to family members in November. Biographies of participants available. Artists may work in their medium of choice. To participate call Trinity Living Center 704-637-3940 or email or