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Roundabout — What’s Happening Jan. 8-14

Night Life

Cartucci’s Grapevine, 209 S. Main St. — • Thursday Karaoke 6:30-10:30 p.m. • 6 p.m.-midnight Fridays-Saturdays, live music begins at 9 p.m. For age 21 and over • 1 p.m. SundayFunday football showing three games on three screens open • 704-870-2574, www. cartuccisgrapevine.com

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m., Friday night bluegrass. 704-278-4070

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • 7:30. p.m. Thursdays: Freeport Jazz house band, no cover • Sunday: NFL football • Monday: Money Night Football. $200 cash prizes • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Danny Franklin plays live — • 8-11 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9: Tommy’s Pub, Plaza Midwood, 2007 Central Ave., Charlotte. See Danny Franklin on youtube.

Go Burrito, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • 8-10 p.m. Mondays: Live team trivia • Tuesdays: Open mic night • Wednesdays: Karaoke • Thursdays: Pong tournament • Weekends: Live music, deejay, karaoke and more. www.facebook.com/ GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Worship night with Mountains & The Seas along with Arms of Mercy and Erin Hillburn • Set Free Church meets 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. 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. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Back @ Ya Band, $5 cover • Thursdays karaoke • Fridays live deejay • 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com

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.

TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — Saturday, Jan. 10: ‘80s night with the Hair Nation band. Come dressed in your favorite 80s costume. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, Thursdays-Saturdays 4 p.m. until. www.highrocklakerestaurant.com

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 4-6 p.m. Sunday Jan. 11: Nathan Kalish and The Last Callers • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • 704-633-3750, www.facebook.com/unclebucksgrub

Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Dances on second and fourth Friday, dress code upscale casual, no jeans. Martha, 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com


Wine & beer tastings 

Cartucci’s Grapevine — 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays: Wine tastings ​$20/person, $30/couple; Beer tastings $15/person, $25/couple​ • Each week’s beverages paired with Tapas, sliders and other creations prepared by Chef Brad McKay. Reservations encouraged. Call 704-870-2574 to reserve your spot and let us know how many will be attending. 209 S. Main St., 704-870-2574. www.cartuccis grapevine.com

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9: Airfield Estates wine tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distribution, featuring the new releases and vintages of Airfield Estates Winery of Yakima Valley, Washington. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — North Carolina’s 100th Winery. Tasting room open Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. Wine tastings $8 per person with a selection of eight wines for tastings. Also juices, non-alcohol ciders, food products, gift items. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com for information on upcoming events.

Morgan Ridge Vineyards & Brewhouse — Saturday, Jan. 17: Polar Putt Putt Tournament, $20 per person. Shotgun start 1 p.m. Event will be held inside the heated pavilion. Registration for groups or individuals. Teams determined by PGA professional Bill Gombert. Prize to best team score and any holes-inone. Food available “at the turn,” brats, burgers. RSVP required at 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com


Music & more 

Charlotte Folk Society annual Young Talent Showcase — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9:  Featured performer 2014 Marilyn Meacham Price Scholarship recipients Sam Richardson and Mason Schmitt. Free, Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte. Donations appreciated. www.folksociety.org

Salisbury Symphony Big Band Bash — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10: “Here’s lookin’ at you kid,” celebrating the legacy of “Casablanca.” Concert at Hedrick Little Theater followed by dancing, wine and hors d’ouvres in the Crystal Lounge. Ticketed event. Call 704-637-4314.

Chatham County LIVE at Lee Street theatre — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16: International bluegrass stars Chatham County Line return to Lee Street theatre. Tickets $20 at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St.

Tosco Music Party — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17: Eclectic acoustic music showcase at the Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets $17-$23 at www.carolinatix.org or 704-372-1000. See ToscoMusicParty.org

‘Sounds of the Sixties’ at Lee Street theatre — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22-24 and 29-31: The annual Lee Street cabaret is back, taking you through one of the best decades in music history. Tickets $15 at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.

Salisbury Symphony presents — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31: Tchaikovsky! www.salisburysymphony.org or 704-637-4314.

At the Davis Theatre — 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24: The Steel Wheels (Americana), tickets $34. 65 Union St. S. in downtown Concord in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse. 704-920-2753 or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre/

Phil Keaggy at Lee Street theatre — Feb. 6: Recently named the ‘Greatest Christian Rock Guitarist of All Time’ by Classic Christian Rock Zone. Tickets on sale now at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.

Free concert of violin and piano music at Catawba College — 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24:  Daniel Skidmore and Mary Ann Bills performing music for violin and piano in a free concert. Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, 2300 W. Innes St.

 Harry Connick Jr. at the Belk Theater — Feb. 17, 2015: At Charlotte’s Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Tickets at www.BlumenthalArts.org or 704-372-1000.

Harrah’s Cherokee — • Feb. 21: Heart, Ann and Nancy Wilson • Feb. 28: Willie Nelson • March 13: STYX • April 11: Loretta Lynn, the Coal Miner’s Daughter • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee

Little River Band in Winston-Salem — April 3: R.J.Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, tickets at https://reynoldsauditorium.com

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — The Belk Theater/Booth Playhouse/Stage Door Theater at 130 N. Tryon St. • The McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square • Duke Energy Theater at 345 North College St. • Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts at 430 South Tryon St. • Ovens Auditorium at 2700 East Independence Blvd. • Complete listings at www.blumenthalarts.org • Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org, www.carolinatix.org



Rowan Museum History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday: Scott Douglas on “Frontier Rowan: Fort Dobbs,” presented by Rowan History Club. Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., (rear entrance, use elevator) 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org


This & That 

Horizons Unlimited family programs — See brief on page 2D • 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter at the rear, accessible from Lilly Ave. Listing of programs throughout the 2014-2015 school year at www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

Winter Stamp and Postcard Show — Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 10-11: On the theme “150th anniversary The Burning of Columbia.” Dealers, exhibits, door prizes. Spring Valley High School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, S.C. Info: Bob Wilson buckeye1053@gmail.com

Blood Drive at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center — 2-6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12: 704-216-7704 for more information or appointment. 1120 MLK Jr. Ave.

Stargazing with the Astronomical Society of Rowan County

Monthly meeting and stargazing (weather permitting) on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Held at 1920 Deal Road, Mooresville. Call Ralph or Alice Deal for details at 704-855-1591 or 704-857-2788.

MLK Jr. holiday events — • Saturday, Jan. 17: MLK Holiday Parade

9 a.m. Parade registration at Soldier’s Memorial AME Zion Church

10 a.m. final line-up

11 a.m. parade starts

12 p.m. parade ends

• Saturday, Jan. 17: Post-Parade Celebration

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Vendors set up at Hall Gym

12:30-4 p.m. Hall Gym celebration program

• Monday, Jan. 19: MLK  breakfast & program

7-9 a.m. Breakfast program at J F Hurley YMCA

9:30 a.m. Wreath laying at Freedman’s Cemetery

Keepin’ Spencer Alive — B&P Antiques, host of the Keepin’ Spencer Alive car shows, has moved to 502 N. Long St., Salisbury. Watch for upcoming classic car show information.

Concord Library events — • What Happened historical book discussion, Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m.  “Hitler’s Philosophers” by Yvonne Sherrat. Pre-register at 704-920-2054 • Creators of Cool: Snow Globe Suncatchers Jan. 13 at 4:30 p.m. Snazzy snow stories and paint your own suncatcher for ages 7-12. 704-920-2058 • Tails with Tank Story Time for ages 5-12, Jan. 15 from 4-6 p.m. Drop in and practice reading with Tank the Therapy Dog and Ms. Amber Lube. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook



Inaugural Human Trafficking Awareness Gala — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10: Triad Ladder of Hope presents An Evening of Enlightenment: silent auction, dinner, testimonies from HT survivors, musical entertainment. Held at the Historic Rowan Museum, tickets $30 individual, $50 couple, $15 law enforcement, military, teachers. Purchase tickets at http://tinyurl.com/TLH-GALA-2015

Waterworks Oyster Roast 2015 — 6:30-11:30 p.m. Jan. 24: 10th annual New Year tradition supports the arts. Daddy’s of Lake Norman provides oysters and jumbo shrimp. Dancing, food, drink. For ages 21 and up. Waterworks members $80, others $85. www.waterworks.org or 04-636-1882.

Ninth annual Lupus Mardi Gras Gala — 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Feb. 21: CenterStage@NoDa, 2315 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. For info call Lupus Foundation of America, NC Chapter office, 704-716-5640 or email info@lupusnc.org



Beginner Beekeeping course — 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 15 -Mar. 11: 9-week course sponsored by the Rowan Co. Beekeepers and Rowan Co. Cooperative Extension, held at the Rowan Co. Agriculture Center on Old Concord Road. For new beekeepers learning basic skills and established beekeepers who want to learn more. Instructor: Bob Blackwelder, 2009 NCSBA Beekeeper of the Year and past president of the Cabarrus Co. and Mecklenburg Co. Associations. $35 includes handouts, beginner beekeeping book, field day event. Pre-registration required. Mail check or monies to: RCBA, PO Box 41, Rockwell, NC 28138, with name, address, phone number, e-mail. Information: Randy Cox 704-798-4501.

Workshop on making paper beads — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19: Olde Rowan Fiber Guild hosts workshop on making paper beads. Do you admire beautiful beaded jewelry such as was made and worn by Victorian women? Do you also admire beads made by Ugandan women whose cooperative sells its ORFG new location: Center for Faith & the Arts. For non-members taking the workshop, there is a $5 fee (built into members’ yearly dues) and for all a $2 fee for a kit of necessities. Participants should bring scissors, wooden ruler or other rigid straightedge, foam egg carton. Some items may be shared. Instructor Jose Esquivel guarantees at least a pair of earrings as a result of the evening’s work.

Center for Faith & the Arts — • Nia Technique Classes: 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Jan. 6. Try the classes for FREE on Tuesday, Jan. 6. and Thursday, Jan. 8. Cardio dance group fitness class that incorporates martial arts, dance arts, and the healing arts. Instructor Elizabeth Cole, first-degree black belt master teacher. For pricing information see www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999 • Belly Dance: Beginning Jan. 14, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, American Tribal Style (ATS) taught by Nancy Gaines; classes $10 each • CFA, 207 W. Harrison St., parking and entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church, 704-647-0999, www.faithart.org

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Sign up at 704-636-1882. For details on classes visit www.waterworks.org. Located at 123 E. Liberty St.

‘Rowan County/Salisbury: Our Place in History’ — 13-week course on on Salisbury and Rowan County: 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 5-May 7. Continuing education credits available for teachers. General Public $30; members of Rowan Museum or Historic Salisbury Foundation: $25; Newcomers to the community (1 year or less): $20. To register, call Historic Salisbury Foundation 704-636-0103 or email office@historicsalisbury.org

Wine Down and Create — 6-8 p.m. first Mondays: At The Green Goat Art Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, across from N.C. Train Museum. Canvases available for purchase; paints, easels, brushes, aprons, instructions, provided. $25 per class. Bring your own beverage. Call Patt 704-232-6000 or Carol 704-213-6171 or www.winedownandcreate.com and Facebook.

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 Sdaler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@gmail.com

Oil Painting with artist/instructor Patt Legg — Tuesdays 12:30-3 p.m. every week; ongoing adult oil classes at the Artist’s Bungalow. Fee for class is $45 paid day of class. Must call ahead, space is limited. Paint like the Old Masters, a more detailed and extensive class OR painting made simple for those who have never studied with Patt. Call 704-232-6000. See Patt’s work or to purchase at www.PattLegg.net

Free computer classes on Saturdays — Knox’s Computer Business, 512 Klumac Road, Suite 8, between Jake Alexander and MLK Jr. Ave. Call 704-680-7317 or 704-870-8862.

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. New sessions of six-week courses start monthly. Enroll at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org and click Online Tools, or call 704-216-8243.

Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth: introduction to drawing, pastel and sculpture. $10/two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

Create a painting in just one class — 6- p.m. Saturdays: Children and adult classes taught by certified art instructor. No talent required. Learn an overview of painting and leave with finished piece of art. Held at Michaels, 1465 Klumac Road. Register there or at michaels.com or 704-636-3130.

Ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, modern, hip hop, acrobatics — For ages starting at 2-1/2. Stress free, fun, friendly environment. Steppin’ Out Dance Company, 704-637-1222, www.stepoutdance.com, steppinoutdance @carolina.rr.com

Yoga or tap — • Yoga, all levels, instructor Nye Hartwick. 704-232-2427 • Adult beginner tap with Donna Weinhold- Cesario • Combination classes for all ages • Gymnastics/acro for all ages • Spring recital: “The Little Mermaid,” call Marianna Jarrett 704-232-2437 • Spotlight Dance Company, 129 W. Corriher Ave., 704-637-3875.

Speakers and forums

Helpful talks at the Y — • Women’s Health Luncheon, noon, Jan. 14. Free, open to the public, must sign up • Diabetes, 4- 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28. Free, open to the public, must sign up • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

ESU hosts Dean Harry — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15: Dean Harry on “A Soldier’s Life in the Rebel Army;” a first person account in period costume of life on the battlefield, as recalled in letters mailed home from five Civil War soldiers. Held at Country Club of Salisbury. Hosted by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. RSVP to Gerry Wood 704-216-2660 or or gwood@gerrywoodauto.com



Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays: Bingo. For singles as well as those widowed or divorced. 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.



‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Old Courthouse Theatre — 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 11-12: By Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice. directed by Heather Wilson-Bowlby. Detailed character descriptions at www.oldcourthouse theatre.org. Performance dates March 19-April 4. OCT, 49 Spring St. NW, Concord, 704- 788-2405.

Twin City Stage to perform ‘Mary Poppins’ — Auditions 7 p.m. Jan. 11 and 12: Roles available for 6 men and 8 women (ages 18-60) and 1 boy and 1 girl (ages 8-12). Prepare a song and bring sheet music in the correct key. Performance dates March 27-April 12. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. No appointment necessary. Details at 336-748-0857 x201 or www.twincitystage.org


Home & garden

11th annual Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 23-25: Thousands of square feet of exhibits of products, services for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, storage, plants, landscapes, kitchenware, more. Friday 2-7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N. Carolina 49, Concord, 704-920-3976. For ticket info see www.cabarrusarena.com



Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “20 Years Of CFA: The Retrospective Exhibit & Kick-Off Celebration,” exhibit reception 7-9 p.m. Thursday, January 22: Featuring memorabilia from St. Thomas Players productions, Muse & Spirit publications, numerous other CFA programs. Parking and entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church. Information www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Connie Loflin Peninger, artist for the 2014 Rowan Helping Ministries honor Christmas card. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — •Vintage photography by David Lammano and watercolors by Mark Brincefield • Monday/Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.ineframegallery.com

The Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer — Carve Into Life…Palette Knife Paintings of Patt Legg. Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. then 5- 8 p.m.; Sunday: 1-6 p.m. 704-431-4527, greengoatgallery@yahoo.com

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Resuming normal hours today, Jan. 8 with the large works exhibit entitled “Big!” Artwork by Rail Walk artists featuring larger than life images, physically large paintings or paintings with big ideas. Opening reception Friday, Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m. • Free, open to the public. Gallery hours Thursday- Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • Maria Michaelson, clay, wood, and bronze sculptures; also selections from the Sonia and Isaac Luski collection: Glass Works • Young People’s Gallery: exploring personhood and identity • Stanback and Cook Gardens: Jeannette Brossart, Durham, mosaic sculptures • Exhibition through Jan. 31, 2015 • Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

The Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center — Through Jan. 16: 31 paintings from the Watercolor Society of North Carolina annual juried travel exhibit. The exhibit also includes an additional three paintings from the Watercolor Society’s permanent collection. Mooresville is the only place in the state that this exhibit will be seen. Mooresville Depot Visual Arts Center, 103 W. Center St., Mooresville. Tuesday-Saturday noon-5 p.m. Admission is free. 704-663-6661, www.mooresvilleartists.org

The Guild Gallery, 11 Union St., lower level, Concord — January-February: New exhibit of paintings, photography and 3D art, including pottery, digital art, paintings, stained glass, mosaics, more. Free, open to the public. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org



YMCA sponsored trips — • Feb. 10: Barn Dinner Theater, 11:30 a.m., going by motor coach to see “The Odd Couple,” $48 per person • July 14: “Annie,” Belk Theater, limited number of seats • Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Details at 704-636-0111, lklaver@ rowanymca.com

Community Travelers trip — Enjoy 7 days, 6 nights in Cape Cod at Martha’s Vineyard with the Community Travelers. June 14-20, 2015. Contact Alfreda Brenda Cowan for details 704-633-9073.


Call for vendors

MLK Jr. holiday post-parade celebration —12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17: Human Relations Council accepting applications for food, craft, retail vendors to participate. Held at Hall Gym, no vendor fee. Register at www.tinyurl.com/joinMLK2015. Go to www.humanrelationscouncil.org or email humanresources@salisburync.gov


Call for volunteers

MLK Jr. celebration weekend — Human Relations Council needs volunteers to help plan MLK Jr. holiday parade and breakfast programs. A community event with input needed from community representatives. Find meeting dates at www.tinyurl.com/joinMLK2015. Go to www.humanrelationscouncil.org or email humanresources @salisburync.gov

Help feed the horses — The Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, needs volunteers to help feed the horses. www.horseprotection.org


Call for performers

MLK Jr. holiday parade — 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17: Human Relations Council needs community groups, bands, dancers, other performers to participate in downtown Salisbury parade. Register your group at www.tinyurl.com/joinMLK2015. Go to www.humanrelationscouncil.org or email humanresources@ salisburync.gov

MLK Jr. holiday post-parade celebration — 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17: Human Relations Council needs community groups, bands, dancers, other performers to participate in MLK Jr. holiday post-parade celebration at Hall Gym. Contact the HRC at humanresources@salisburync.gov

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


Call for artists

Hart Witzen Charlotte visual arts exhibit/competition — Accepting submissions for “Showdown,” group exhibit to take place March 7. Deadline Feb. 7. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media. Work does not have to be for sale. For full instructions call 704-.334-1177 or see www.hartwitzengallery.com/

Hickory’s Full Circle Arts ‘Animal Crackers’ — Jan. 15-Feb. 21: Intake of art Jan. 8-9. Judge and juror is Thomas Thielemann. Opening reception Thursday, Jan. 15. More information at 828-322-7545, info@fullcirclearts.org or http:www.fullcirclearts.org

Mooresville Arts 2015 winter juried exhibit — Deadline Jan. 17 Juried exhibit open to artists 18 or older. Opening reception plus award ceremony 6-8 p.m. Jan. 23. Complete prospectus and registration form at www.magart.org. Jessica DeHart, chair, jadehart7@gmail.com

Caldwell Arts Council scheduling 2016 exhibitions — The Caldwell Arts Council (Lenoir) is accepting portfolios from local and regional artists for possible exhibitions in 2016 at either the Caldwell Arts Council gallery or at the Art-in-Healing Gallery at Caldwell Memorial Hospital. Deadline Jan. 30. Details for submitting at www.caldwellarts.com/157-submission-guidelines-for-exhibit-consideration/

Concord’s Spring into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2: A juried art show with artists spanning a wide variety of mediums including jewelry, ceramics, wood, painting, photography, glass, textiles. Discount for meeting first deadline of Jan. 31. www.concorddowntown.com

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