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Arts & Entertainment Briefs Jan. 1-7

An Evening of Enlightenment

Triad Ladder of Hope presents “An Evening of Enlightenment,” the inaugural Human Trafficking Awareness Gala in Rowan County.

The event features a silent auction, dinner, testimonies from survivors and musical entertainment by Cindy Johnson.

It will be held Saturday, Jan. 10 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the  Rowan Museum. Tickets are $30 individual / $50 couple / $15 law enforcement, military, teachers.

To purchase tickets go to http://tinyurl.com/TLH-GALA-2015.


Major changes in the ORFG 

Major changes will be faced by members of Olde Rowan Fiber Guild (ORFG) in 2015. The new meeting place is the Center for Faith and the Arts (CFA) located in the lower level of Haven Lutheran Church, located at 207 W. Harrison St., and can be easily accessed from the parking lot behind the church.

It is important to note that meetings will be held every third Monday, the first meeting being Monday, Jan. 19. Annual dues will be $25 for one, $35 per couple.

The popular “Show and Tell” will be continued and each month a member will present a program demonstrating his or her specialty.

Because CFA has hosted other arts organizations with gallery shows, performances and the like, the new venue for ORFG is looked upon as a healthy move toward better communication among the arts.

More to come. Watch this space.

Rufty-Holmes guitar class starts third year

Seniors, learn to play the guitar. Starting Monday, Jan. 5, guitar classes for senior adults age 50 and over will be offered at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

The Absolute Beginners Class (ABC) requires no prior knowledge or playing. Call the center at 704-216-7714 to sign up. With questions, call Bob Wingate at 704-640-0279.


‘Wine about Winter 2015’ 

Tickets are available now for the First Friday Downtown event “Wine about Winter 2015,” coming up on Feb. 6.

The celebration of Rowan County wineries is sponsored in part by Downtown Salisbury Inc., the City of Salisbury and the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 day of event.

Visit www.downtown salisburync.com


Centerview: what it was like back then

KANNAPOLIS — Jack Middleton and Bob Propst share their memories, knowledge and experiences of Kannapolis’s Centerview community. Those who have pictures and memories of Centerview are invited to bring them to share.

The meeting is 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at the A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St.

Park in the lot east of Trinity Methodist Church and follow the signs to KHA.

For details, contact the history room at 704-932-6125, ext 412 or Phil Goodman at 704-796-0803.


Mooresville Depot shows exclusive exhibit of  Watercolor Society of NC 

MOORESVEILLE  — The annual juried travel exhibit at the Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center St., features 31 paintings from the Watercolor Society of North Carolina.

Mooresville is the only place in the state that this exhibit will be seen.

The exhibit also includes additional paintings from the Watercolor Society’s permanent collection. The paintings will be hung at the Depot until Jan. 16.

In October 2015 Mooresville Arts will host the NCWS state meeting and juried exhibit.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday noon- 5 p.m. Admission is free. For additional information contact the Depot at 704-663-6661 or visit www.mooresvilleartists.org

Rosenwald Schools and the Kingville Community

Albemarle — On Saturday, Jan. 10, Julie Hawks (Stanly County Museum) will present a brief history of education in the South and the Rosenwald Schools. Brenda Stanback (Kingville Alumni Association) and Douglas Waddell will offer a glimpse into the Kingville community.

Urged by Booker T. Washington, Chicago philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, president of Sears, Roebuck, and Co., established a fund that provided architectural plans and matching grants that helped communities build more than 5,300 buildings across the South that were used as schools, teachers’ homes, and shops.

The buildings were erected from Maryland to Texas between the late 1910s and 1932 and were primarily developed for African-Americans. North Carolina was home to 813 of these buildings, far exceeding numbers in any other state. Stanly County had six of these schools and two teachers’ houses. One of these structures still stands today in New London.

The presentation is at 1 p.m. at the East Waddell Center at 621 Wall St., Albemarle.

Following the presentation, the museum’s new exhibit will be open to the public from 3-6 p.m. at the Stanly County Museum 245 E. Main St., Albemarle.

No registration is required. The exhibit will run until mid-April.

For more information, visit stanlycountymuseum.com or call 704-986-3777.

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