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James Gregory, ‘The funniest man in America,’ to appear in Lexington

Laugh Tracks — Every other Friday-Saturday: Guest hosts and musical guests in a Saturday Night Live format. Spoken Space Theatre, 405 N. Lee St., for schedule see www.spokenspace.com
Standup comedian James Gregory — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26: All-ages standup show by the “Funniest Man in America,” Smith Civic Center, Lexington. Doors open 6 p.m., VIP tickets $40; regular reserved seats $25. www.GAALive.net or 336-283-9660.
Lee Street Theatre’s 10 Minute Play Festival — May 8-10 and 15-17: 6th Annual Original 10-Minute Play Festival, “Office Hours” Lee Street Theater, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
Charlotte Squawks — June 6-29: 10th edition of this Charlotte tradition. Booth Playhouse, Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org, www.carolinatix.org

FirstARTS presents ‘A Royal Affair’ — 7:30 p.m. Friday April 11: First United Methodist Church hosts “Celebratory Music for Brass, Organ, and Timpani,” free, open to the public. 217 S. Church St., 704-636-3121, extension 104.
Irish singer/songwriter/author Danny Ellis — 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11: Charlotte Folk Society Gathering free concert featuring Danny Ellis. Doors open 7 p.m. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, www.folksociety.org
Carolina Chamber Symphony Players join Piedmont Chamber Singers — 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11: “Purcell and the English Baroque,” James A. Gray Jr. Auditorium, Old Salem, $15, 336-722-4022.
Randy Stonehill in concert — Saturday, April 19: Legendary CCM singer/songwriter Randy Stonehill in concert at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Road. Jeremy and Jessica Vess open. Tickets $10 downtown at Griffin’s Guitars, also 1-800-965-9324. The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Road. information 704-213-1467.
‘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, Winston-Salem. Tickets, info rjreynoldsauditorium.com
Sidewalk Prophets at Catawba College — 7 p.m. May 2: Contemporary Christian band Sidewalk Prophets at Catawba’s Goodman gymnasium. Opening act is City Harbor and About A Mile. $16 general admission, $25 for floor seating. 704-637-4474 or 704- 637-4720 for group sales.
The Piedmont Prime Time Community Band presents — 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8: “Dance Suites and Other Delights,” held at Jay M. Robinson High School, 300  Pitts School Road SW, Concord.
Salisbury Symphony presents — 7:30 p.m., Saturday May 10: “Out of This World” pops concert, Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College $22 (adults), $6 (students), $4 (8 & younger): Salisbury. 704-637-4314, www.salisburypost.com

Hurley Park Spring Celebration — 2-4 p.m. Sunday April 13: Music, carriage rides, magic, City of Salibsury Fire Dept., Carolina Artists, Master Gardeners, Wacky Doo, Salisbury Symphony instrument petting zoo, free refreshments. Lake Drive and Annandale Ave., 704-638-4459.
Potters of the Piedmont festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday April 12: 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. Info: Michael Knox, 828-231-5037, mknox@modernfilmzine.com
Merlefest 2014 — April 25-27: On the campus of Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, 1-800-343-7857, www.merlefest.org
Concord Spring into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday May 3: Professional entertainment, Spring ALIVE! Youth Talent Showcase, street performers. info@concorddowntown.com or 704-784-4208.
18th annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, May 3: Free cultural event for families, with food, artisans, crafters and merchants. Finch Park, 15 Paul Beck Road. www.LexingtonNC.gov
Earth Day Jam — 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday May 3: 16 bands on two stages with 50 booths of vendors and resources. Saving Grace Farm, 565 Trexler Loop, www.earthdayjamnc.com
Mocksville’s Daniel Boone Family Festival — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday May 3: Crafts, historical tours, Fort Dobbs re enactors, kids’ area, hula hoop and frozen t-shirts contests, entertainment at Junker’s Outdoor Theater, bring your own chairs, alcohol available for purchase.
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.

Tonight: ‘Courage and Conflict’ premiere — 7 pm Thursday, April 10: Rowan Public Library presents short film on events and effects of American Civil War on the people of Rowan County. Stanback Auditorium, RPL, 201 W. Inne St., free, open to public. Discussion, reception follows. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8232.
Largest French and Indian War re-enactment in the Carolinas — Begins 10 a.m. April 12-13: Fort Dobbs State Historic Site offers a glimpse life from 250 years ago. “War for Empire” with battle re-enactment at 1:30 p.m. Admission $2, under 5 years old free. 704-873-5882, www.fortdobbs.org.
Blacksmithing demo at High Point Museum — Saturdays, April 12 and 26, 10 am to 4 pm: Costumed blacksmith in action. 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

LC Julia B. Duncan Players present ‘On Strivers Row’ — 7:30 p.m. April 10, 11, 12: By Abram Hill, directed by Samuel Exum III. Tubman Building, Tubman Little Theater. General admission $10. Info at 704-216-6260 or 423-946-8314.
Closing weekend for PPT’s ‘Chicago’ — Only 3 shows left: tonight thru Saturday 7:30 p.m. Adults $18, seniors/students $15. Tickets 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. PiedmontPlayers.com
Closing weekend for Lee Street Theatre’s ‘The Sugar’— 7:30 p.m. April 10-12: World premiere by Denise Stewart (“Dirty Barbie & Other Girlhood Tales”). Tickets at leestreet.org/tickets or 704-310-5507. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
East Rowan annual Broadway revue — April 11-13: Dean Orbison’s final show after 18 years as director, the choreographer’ final show after 8 years as choreographer and 6 years prior as a participate. I will write the article if needed, however this . It is the largest running collaborative effort in the school system, involvong ERHS, Erwin Middle and countless community workers.
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘Tintypes’ — May 1-18: The growing pains of a nation chronicled in a grand pageant of pre-World War I America–told in the exuberant words and music of the day. Rated G, $15/adults, $12/seniors and students. 49 Spring St. NW, 704 788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org

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Carolina Tiger Baseball Team — 3-7 p.m. Sunday-Monday April 13 – 14: Carolina Tigers will be playing games at Royal Giants Park, 200 Robinson Road, East Spencer. Info at 704-636-7111.
Earth Night Out — 5-9 p.m. Friday April 18: Family fun in Downtown Salisbury, activities, music, shops and restaurants stay open late.
Third annual First Responders Day — April 26, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.: to honor community heroes. Family fun and food. Northgate Church, 1255 W. Ridge Road, 704-633-7063.
Livingstone College Children’s Book Festival — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday,April 26: Held on the Campus Green of Livingstone College, 701 West Monroe St., 704-216-6118.
Alamo House 8th Annual Spring Fling — 9:30 a.m-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26: at the Second Glance Shop. All craftsman and artists are welcome to display.See Call for Vendors.
Teacher appreciation essay contest — Deadline May 7, sponsored by Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, for students up to and including grade 5. “What makes your favorite teacher so special and why?” Rules at www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com or 704-762-9359.
Concord Library events — • Book+ for Teens Saturday, April 12 at 11 a.m. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” by Stephen Chbosky, plus craft. Register at 704-920-2053 • Ocean Explorations Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m. Info at 704-920-2050 or www.ncsciencefestival.org • League of Extraordinary Legos Tuesday, April 15 at 4:30 p.m. for ages 4-12. 704-920-2058 • Do you like eggs? Thursday, April 17 at 4 p.m. for eggcellent stories and painting cardstock eggs with shaving cream. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
Cabarrus Arena events — 4751 Highway 49 N. Concord, 704-920-3976 • April 12: Cheersport • April 11-13: Marchvonna Productions  • April 18: TNA Impact Wrestling • April 25-27: Better Living Home & Garden • April 26: The Family Stone (Concert)
Symphony Guild 2014 event — ISpy, Salisbury citywide Scavenger Hunt: 6-10 p.m.  Saturday April 12.  704-637-4314 Kate Davis    kldavis302@gmail.com
Planetarium show ‘Sunlight and Shadows’ — 5-6:30 p.m, Saturday, April 19: Long ago, people drew the locations of the shadows at different times of day, and created sundials. Margaret C. Woodson Planetarium Doors open 30 minutes prior. $3 adults, $2 12 and under. 1636 Parkview Circle. Horizons Unlimited, 704-639-3004.

First ever Great Berry Ride — 9 a.m. Saturday April 26: Ride begins/ends at Patterson Farm in Mount Ulla. On the farm, it will be strawberry season. To benefit Catawba Athletics and Rowan County United Way. Register at www.sportoften.com/events/ eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=12640.
Inaugural Karaoke Car Show — Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday April 26: Fundraiser to benefit the Salisbury Rowan Choral Society, the longest running community choir in the state of North Carolina. Downtown, corner of W. Fisher and S. Church. Pre-registration $15, DOS registration $25 if space is available. Contact info 704-433-7908, register at www.salisburynccarshow.com/register.html
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
Scottssing for the cure for Cystic Fibrosis — 6:30 p.m. Sunday April 26: Southland will perform their new song “I Believe” at Phaniels Baptist Church, Rockwell in a free event with love offering going to the cure of Cystic Fibrosis. All info at www.scottssing.com or 704-239-6134.
LST Beach Blast fundraiser — April 26: Put on your shagging shoes for an evening of food, drinks, dancing to benefit Lee Street theatre. Tickets $40 per person. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org
PPT’s ‘Night on the Stage’ fundraiser — May 30-31: Starring four-time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman. Exclusive event, very limited seating. Call 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. PiedmontPlayers.com
Third annual Natty Greene’s Brewing Co.’s Earth Day Jam — 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday May 3: 16 bands on two stages with 50 booths of vendors and resources to raise awareness for environmental protection and wellness. Saving Grace Farm, 565 Trexler Loop, www.earthdayjamnc.com
6th Annual ACH Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show — 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, May 17: Registration 8 a.m.-noon, $20 entry fee, free to spectators. Vendor fee $25. Goody bags to first 50 entrants. Raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, deejay, live bands, food vendors, silent auction, activities for kids. Held at American Children’s Home, 3844 NC Hwy 8, Lexington. Proceeds benefit American Children’s Home campus. Information 336-357-7126, www.ach-nc.org or e-mail cburris@ach-nc.org
Warrior Golf Club’s inaugural 5k Run/Walk, Fun Run — Sunday, May 25: HELP (Hope Empowers Local People) Challenge, 5k run/walk, fun run, 890 Lake Wright Road, China Grove, 704-856-0871. All proceeds go to the family of Marco Kauffman.

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — 6:30 p.m. April 11: Friday Night Bluegrass with the Fox Mountain Entertainers. 704-278-4070.
DJAaronS with the best of the old and the new — 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday April 13: Sunday Night at JC Price Post 107, 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road, $5 admission, dress code enforced, tight security, adults only.
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’s aniversary, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — • 6-8 p.m. Saturday April 12: Eighth anniversary celebration with WBFJ Radio broadcasting live. Bands include Caleb’s Bridge, Evolve, Walking the Horizon (previously Sound of Faith) and 7th Vessel. Sean Spillane will perform between bands. Food, refreshments available from The Hot Dog Shack. This is also The Inn’s annual fundraiser • Set Free Church meets 5 p.m. Saturdays. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.
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. — • Saturday April 12: Chris Marks Band • 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 www.nashvillenightsnc.com
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.
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
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 9 p.m. Friday April 11: CC Mullins and Rude Mood • Magic Mondays 6-8 p.m. with magician Glen Yost • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub
Danny Franklin plays live — • 8-11 p.m. April 19: at Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis

Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10: Heavy Seas beer tasting with Heavy Seas representative Freddie Hagan. $5/person • 6 p.m. Friday, April 11: Guardian Cellars wine tasting with Andrew Alley of 17th Street Distributing. This is a seated tasting and reservations are requested. $10/person (Wine Club members $5). 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@salisburywinehsop.com, www.salisburywineshop.com
Wine & Women Event at Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 12: Yoga in the Vineyard begins at 11 and includes one hour of stretch yoga, box lunch, glass of wine for $35 per person. Enjoy the vineyard, visit with vendors, relax with a glass of CCV wine and celebrate being a woman. Information/registration for yoga and lunch at www.caublecreekvineyard.com. Tasting room open Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. . 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Murder Mystery Dinner at Morgan Ridge Vineyards — Saturday, April 19: “Lurking Down the Bunny Trail,” 6:30 p.m. meet and greet, event and buffet dinner following. $42 pp. RSVP to 704-639-0911 or www.morganridgevineyard.com/murder-mystery-dinner-april-19-2014.html

Plant medicine workshop at Sacred Grove — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 12: Plant Spirit Medicine: Intro to Using Herbs to Heal the Energy Body, aught by Antonina Whaples, clinical holistic herbalist. Cost $35, $40 by paypal. Class size limited to 15 students. No experience necessary but basic knowledge of the chakra system is useful. Bring a dish for pot-luck lunch. Register at antonina.whaples @gmail.com or by paypal: www.tolwcws. com/#!psohsws/c22qo. Sacred Grove Retreat, 15750 Mattons Grove Church Road, Gold Hill. 704-463-0768.
Lady Julia Boyd ‘A dance with the Dragon’ — 6:30 p.m.Thursday April 17: Renowned author Lady Julia Boyd on her latest book, dinner meeting at Country Club of Salisbury. $32 each. Info/reservations Gerry Wood 704-216-2660.
State Legislative breakfast — 7:30 a.m. Thursday April 17: By Rowan County Chamber of Commerce, at Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road. Elected officials to speak: Brock, McLaurin , Ford, Warren. Reservation deadline April 15. Info/registration, 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com
Center for the Environment — 6:30 p.m. April 22: Marchisa C. Weiss, M.D. founder, president Breastcancer.org. Free, open to the public, 2300 W. Innes St. Register at 704-637-4727 or centerforenv@catawba.edu
Emergency preparedness workshop — 6-7 p.m. Sunday April 27: first in a series of free instructional classes. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1255 Julian Road. RowanEPW@outlook.com

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays • • April 11: Bingo • April 18: Good Friday, no meeting • April 25: 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, 704-677-2331.

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 at www.riverrunfilm.com or 336-721-1945. Up-to-date information, venues, film list, at www.riverrunfilm.com or 336-724-1502.
NC Rowan County Anime Group presents — 6-8 p.m. Sunday April 27: Showing episodes of “Destiny of Shrine Maidens,” rated Mature Television Viewing. No one under the age of 16 years old. Woodleaf Lanes Conference room.

Workshop at Carolina Lily — 2 p.m. Saturday April 12: Chalk it Up 3 in 1 Craft workshop: Make a chalk message board, honey do list clipboard, garden pail all in one session. $35 by reservation. 1375 Kern Carlton Road, preregister at 704-639-0033, carolinalily@att.net
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 participants. Held at Gritz restuarant, 121 E. Innes St., reservation r equired at Patt 704-762-9647 or Carol 704-636-0633.
Scrapbooking Spring Scraptacular — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday April 12: $20 includes table, lunch, snacks. Central United Methodist Church, 200 4th St., Spencer. Info/RSVP 704-798-8497. Limited seating.
Learn how to carve a spoon — 9 a.m.-5 p.m., choose from Saturdays 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 stephensmartin@msn.com or 704-279-9087.
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
Plein Air Painting Workshops at Waterworks — Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 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. Ages 12-adult. www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882. Members $35, nonmembers $45.
Monotype Printmaking Workshop at Waterworks — 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday May 17: No experience necessary, design and create original single (mono) print. For all skill levels. $50 (members $40). Register at www.waterworks.org 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. Ages 14-adult: April 16, 23. Cost $35, advance registration required. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com or email pottery101nc@gmail.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.
Classes at Pottery 101 — Saturdays: 10 a.m.-noon for ages: 6-14, $35 per class includes instruction, materials, firing. Instructor Jessica Buckwalter • Bring on the Sunshine!: April 12 • Spring Blue Birds: April 26. • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, pottery101nc@gmail.com, www.pottery-101.com
Free Bible lessons — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays April 12 and 26: 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 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 • 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. 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
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.
Card making at the Y — 6-8 p.m. April 10 • Make six cards /$10, open to the public, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Lee Street Theatre’s 7th annual 10-Minute Play Festival — 7 p.m. Sunday-Monday April 13-14: Cold readings from the script. Performance dates May 8-17. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org, email info@leestreet.org, 704-310-5507.
St. Thomas Players 2014 season — 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, April 28-29: “Driving Miss Daisy” and “Next Fall.” Claudia Galup directs “Driving Miss Daisy,” rehearsals begin in May, performance dates June 19-28 • Kurt Corriher directs “Next Fall,” rehearsals begin in June, performance dates July 17-26. Held at At Lee Street Theatre & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.

9th Annual Spring Herb & Plant Festival — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday April 12: By the Cabarrus County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Assoc., rain or shine. Located at Piedmont Farmers Market facility, 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. 75+ vendors/artisans/growers. www.mastergardenerscabarrus.org. Free parking, free admission
Salisbury Farmer’s Market opens April 26 — 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturdays and Wednesdays, Wrenn House parking lot, corner of West Fisher and South Jackson, downtown Salisbury. www.salisburyfarmersmarket.com
Davidson County Master Gardeners’ 10th annual garden tour — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 31 and 1-5 p.m. June 1: Six private gardens in Historic Lexington. Tickets $10 for both days sold at Ag Center, 301 E. Center, Lexington and 336-956-0400.

Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Last weekend for James Donaldson retrospective “Journey of an Artist.” Lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, http://faithart.org/
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Connie Loflin Peninger, exhibit Betty Sedberry. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.
Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Featuring new paintings by Cara Reische andMark Stephenson, also encaustics 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
Reception tomorow: Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409 N. Lee St. — Through April 26: Kenneth Koskela exhibit, opening reception Friday. April 11. 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 tonight: Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • April 2-23: “Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists” Rowan-Salisbury Middle School Exhibition. Reception to honor student artists, their families, school administrators 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10. 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

‘Preservation, Architecture & Design in Havana Today’ — April 27-May 3, 2014: Preservation North Carolina’s exclusive program to Cuba, co-sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation. Info 919-832-3652, extension 224.
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 — • May 6-9: Beach Cove Resort trip • May 6-9: Beach Cove Resort Trip • “Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” July 20 Broadway showtrip. Bus departs 3:30 p.m. • Questions, reservations: Louise Klaver, Active Older Adult Director, 704-636-0111, lklaver@rowanymca.com, www.rowanymca.org • Buses leave from J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd.

Alamo House 8th Annual Spring Fling — 9:30 a.m-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26: at the Second Glance Shop. Craftsmen and artists are welcome to display, fo fee. Call 704-213-0980.
Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register for free to be artist, vendor, performer e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com
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.
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.
Fourth annual Biker Blues BBQ Rally — Sept. 19-20: Annual event at Tilley Harley Davidson of Salisbury reaches thousands of people. Contact Gary Moss 704-638-6044 or visit www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 26: Free festival that lets artists and performers set up for free. Open to all forms of family friendly arts, culture, performances. Downtown Kannapolis. To register for free to be an artist vendor or performer e-mail info@kannapolisarts.com
Deadline Tuesday: 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.
20th annual Henderson guitar competition — Festival date June 21 rain or shine: Registration is open for guitarists competing at Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition, Grayson Highlands State Park. Winner receives handmade Henderson guitar. Applications due April 1-1. See www.waynehenderson.org
Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. 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 deadline 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.
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 cjoyce@trinitylivingcenter.net or bgarwood@aladc.net
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