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Roundabout — What’s Happening Jan. 22-28

Music & more 

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. Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, 2300 W. Innes St.

‘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+tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.

Steel Wheels at the Davis Theatre — • 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24: The Steel Wheels, $34 • 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29: Brand New Opry, $15 • 65 Union St. S. in downtown Concord in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse. 704-920-2753 or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre/

Free concert with world-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27: World-renowned fingerstyle guitarist Richard Smith in the Stanback Auditorium. Admission is free; enter the auditorium at the Fisher Street entrance near the historic Henderson Law Office. Information at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8240 or www.richardsmithmusic.com

Salisbury Symphony presents — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31: North Carolina Symphony, William Henry Curry, conductor, performs “Tchaikovsky!” featuring: Symphony No. 4. At Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Tickets at 704-637-4314, Visitors Center, Sidewalk Deli, Pinoccho’s Italian Restaurant, Crescent Pharmacy, Corriher Springs Florist or www.salisburysymphony.org

Christian rock artist Phil Keaggy Live at Lee Street Theatre —7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6: Grammy nominated and seven time Dove Award winner Phil Keaggy’s gospel influenced music. Tickets are $20 plus tax at leestreet.org or 704-310-5507. 329 N. Lee St.

‘Pickin’ for the Master’ —Last Friday every month beginning  Jan. 30 at 7 p.m., Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, beginnong with a featured local band and concluding with an acousttic jam session, open to all. Concessions available. 704-633-5986 or  www.tradingford.net .

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


Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — • Friday: In-house pool tournament, $5 • Sunday: open pool table • 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6:30 p.m., Friday Jan. 23: Hazy Ridge Bluegrass along with Samantha Gabrielle Knight. See Briefs, page 2D.

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • 7:30. p.m. Thursdays: Freeport Jazz house band, no cover • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Danny Franklin plays live — • 8:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24: Brew, corner of Main St. and Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. See Danny Franklin on youtube.

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Tuesdays 8-10 p.m., Live team trivia • Wednesdays, Open mic night • Saturdays, Karaoke • Mondays, College night with pong tourney • Weekends, Live music, deejay, karaoke, water pong, more. www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Bloodwater and Josh Paul. 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: The Matt Tucker 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.

Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — Friday, Jan. 23: Live music with Bad Habit, $5 cover. Free pool Sunday • 8-Ball tournament Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 9 p.m. Friday: Spivey Brown opening for Southern Governor • Bike Night Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • Sunday 11 a.m.-7 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.

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23: The Wines of Château Julien Wine Estate of Carmel, Calif. with Matt Ruiz of Skyland Distributing. Matt will feature six red and white wines from this family owned vineyard. $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, www.caublecreekvineyard.com



PPT Piedmont Players Theatre presents ‘Lombardi‘ — Show dates Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 4-7 at 7:30 p.m. plus matinee Feb. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Based on the book “When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi”by David Mariniss. Producing Partner Carolina Panthers. Adults $15, students/seniors $12. • Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com

Twin City Stage presents ‘Pride and Prejudice’ — Feb. 6-15. At the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, W-S. $25 for adults, $22 for seniors/students. Call 336-725-4001 or visit www.twincitystage.org



50 Shades! The Musical Parody’ — Jan. 27-29: Sexy and hilarious send up to “Fifty Shades of Gray.” Tickets start at $40. Recommended for age 18+. Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org, www.carolinatix.org



See ‘Our Earliest Cultures’ at The Rowan Museum — Exhibit reflects the history of Rowan County. Guests may bring in items from their personal collections and use a special computer program to identify their own points. 202 N. Main St. Open 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or email rowanmuseum@fibrant.com

Forsyth County Genealogical Society — Social 6:30 p.m., program 7 p.m.: Angenita Boone of the NC Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society. Forsyth County Public Library Reynolda Branch, 2839 Fairlawn Drive, W-S.


This & That 

Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7: Bring a snack to share. $7 per person, non-members welcome J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Sweethearts after Valentine’s Day Dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21: Bring a snack to share. $7 per person, non-members welcome J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Horizons Unlimited family programs — • 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

Blood Drive at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3: Details at 704-636-0111 for information or appointment. 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

Paranormal investigation —9-11  p.m. Friday, January 30: Salisbury Ghost Walk hosts the investigation at Salisbury Wine Shop featuring SRS Paranormal from Lexington; full investigation of the building complete with digital recording equipment. Participatants may use some of the equipment provided; this is a “hands on” investigation of paranormal activity. For age 21+.  Cost $30 includes  wine tasting afterward.  Call John at 704-798-3102 for questions or to reservation or email  boo@salisburyghostwalk.com

Free health events open to the public at the Y — • 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25: Diabetes, What to eat? Open to the public, free, must sign up at 704-636-0111. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd.

 February Spencer Doll and Toy Museum Events — • African American Doll Exhibit. Admission fee applies • 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28: African American Fashion Show. $10 admission includes museum admission and refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to show off their family heirlooms. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or by phone 704-762-9359 • Silent Auction: Place your bid before March 28 • Open Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359.

Concord Library events — • Awesome Pageturners! for ages 8-10, Jan. 27 at 4:30 p.m. discussing Andrew Clement’s “We the Children” plus a fun activity. Register at 704-920-2058 • BeTWEEN the Lines for ages 10-12, Jan. 29 at 4:30 p.m. discussing Gary Paulsen’s “Hatchet” plus survival activity. Register at 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook



Help the Players: East Rowan High School Football — Saturday, Jan. 31: East Rowan High School football team’s annual mattress sale. Name brand mattress sets at 30-60% below retail prices; top quality mattresses with full replacement factory warranties. Delivery available. Floor models on display 10 a.m.-5 p.m. one day only. Proceeds go directly to help the team.

10th annual Waterworks Oyster Roast — 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.

Fundraising opportunity — The Rowan County Fair Association is hosting the Zerbini Outdoor under the Big Top Circus on April 24. We are seeking an organization, school, church to do pre-sales. The amount of monies you receive is based on pre-sales and gate sales. Anyone interested should call Randall Barger at 704-640-2326.

Second annual Polar Plunge —Saturday, March 14: At Elk’s Riverpark off of Exit #81. Noon-3 p.m. The plunge happens at 1 p.m. for adults and 1:15 p.m. for kids. All proceeds raised for plunging go to the Special Olympics of Rowan County. Food, a deejay, a bonfire and giveaways.Sign-up information Jay Taylor at 704-654-6892 or Jay.taylor@rccc.edu or Jesse Byrd at  704-636-0111 or jbyrd@rowanymca.org

Little Roy and Lizzy Long return — 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24: The annual Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long concert hosted by the West Montgomery Lions Club. Proceeds benefit Lions Charities. James Garner Center, 210 Burnette St., Troy. Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 704-985-6987 or email jbranch205@windstream.net

14th Annual Walk to End Lupus Kickoff Rally — 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3: All American Pub, 200 East Bland St., Charlotte. Free. RSVP at https://2015cltkickoff. eventbrite.com

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



Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., Feb. 2 and 16 • 6-8 p.m. Feb. 5 and 19 • Make six cards. Non-member $15, member $12, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Chrismons, all new designs — • Thursday, Feb. 5 from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: New Beginner • Thursday, Feb. 5 from 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.: Beginner • Friday, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m-1 p.m.: Intermediate 1 • Friday, Feb. 6 from 10:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.: Intermediate 2 • Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.: New Beginner • Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.: Beginner • Saturday, Feb. 7 from 10:30 a.m-1 p.m.: Advanced • Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information, info@chrismons.com

Learn to crochet at Green Goat Gallery — 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24: Learn the basics: slip stitch, chain, single crochet, reading a pattern. $35 includes yarn and basic pattern. Bring a size G, H or I crochet hook. No experience needed. Deadline to enroll is Friday • Spencer Goat project — 1-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31: For those with basic crochet skills and want to make the Spencer Goat. Instruction on magic ring included. $45 includes kit with yarn and goat pattern. Bring a size F crochet hook. Experience needed: slip stitch, chain, single crochet. Deadline to enroll Jan. 30 • 516 S. Salisbury Ave. in Spencer, 704-431-4527, www.greengoatgallery.com

Beginner Beekeeping course — 7-9 p.m. Thursdays through March 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. Instructor: Bob Blackwelder. $35 includes handouts, beginner beekeeping book, field day event. Pre-registration required. Information: Randy Cox 704-798-4501.

Center for Faith & the Arts — Now in session: Refresh & Relax Yoga, Nia Technique, Belly Dance. For details contact CFA, 207 W. Harrison St., 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

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.

Pottery 101 — • Paint your own piece of pottery through guided instruction. No artistic ability necessary. 7-9 p.m.Cost of $35 covers all supplies and firing costs. For ages 14-adult.

Starry Night Clay Canvas class is Thursday, Jan. 29;

Valentine mug class is Thursday, Feb. 5 (paint one for $20 or two for $35).

• Let’s Get Messy! One evening pottery class offers the opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel without committing to a full session of classes. For ages 14-adult. The cost is $35 and classes are Wednesdays. Available dates Jan. 21, 28; Feb. 4, 18 and March 4, 18.

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

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.: ongoing adult oil classes at the Artist’s Bungalow. Cost $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 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, 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. Steppin’ Out Dance Company, 704-637-1222, www.stepoutdance.com, steppinoutdance @carolina.rr.com

Yoga or tap — • Yoga, all levels,704-232-2427 • Adult beginner tap • 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 — 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.

Participate in forums for community members — Beyond the Curb Focus Group Series for families, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 26. Must RSVP to http://goo.gl/jlrdqY. Participants receive Downtown Dollars and may win door prizes. Hosted by Downtown Salisbury Inc. and the City of Salisbury; held at Salisbury Business Center/Integro Technologies. from downtown merchants



YMCA sponsored trips — • Feb. 10: Barn Dinner Theater, 11:30 a.m., going by motor coach to see “The Odd Couple,” $48 per person • Feb. 27: Southern Spring Show, $26 per person, leave at 9 a.m. • March 4: 9 a.m. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, leave at 9 a.m. • 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 — Seven days, six 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.



Actors, film crew volunteers to help recreate the trial of Christopher Pittman — Check-In 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan 31: Filming scenes for the upcoming feature film “Proverbs” in the Columbia, S.C. Main St. Courthouse. Must be at  least 7 years of age ( no crying children). Need enough actors to fill courtroom.  No experience necessary. Dress code: business casual/courtroom attire (neat and clean). 1701 Main St., Columbia, S.C. To RSVP or sign up, send headshot to members@scfilm.tv.



Reception today: 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. today. 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. — • New Paintings by Phyllis Steimel. New watercolors by Mark Brincefield • Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.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. — Large works exhibit entitled “Big!” Artwork by Rail Walk artists featuring larger than life images, physically large paintings or paintings with big ideas • 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 • Through Jan. 31, 2015 • Gallery hours Monday – Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

The Guild Gallery, 11 Union St., lower level, Concord — • 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30: The Guild Gallery participates in Downtown Concord Art Walk with 2D art, 3D visual art, photography, digital altered photography, fiber art, pottery on display from local artists and Guild members. Live music, finger food and beverages during Art Walk. • Through Feb. : 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

Reception Friday at Mooresville Arts 2015 winter juried exhibit — Juried exhibit; opening reception plus award ceremony 6-8 p.m. Jan. 23. www.magart.org


Home & garden

11th annual Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 23-25: Products, services for 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



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.


Call for writers

Seventh annual 10-Minute Play Festival: ‘Yard Sale’ — Lee Street theatre’s Original 10-Minute Play Festival. Submission deadline Feb. 28. See www.leestreet.org/home/ 2015-original-10-minute-play-festival-yard-sale/ for rules and submission information


Call for volunteers

Help feed the horses — At the Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, www.horseprotection.org


Call for performers

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

The Piedmont Choral Society — Rehearsals for spring concert series 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays at Forest Hill UMC, 265 Union St. N. New members accepted in all sections. For information or to schedule an audition, contact 704-699-6053 or email kayy2000@gmail.com by Jan. 25. Prior choral experience or vocal training inot required.

Southern Piedmont Singers — Accepting new members (8th grade and up) through Feb. 8. No audition or experience required. To join, simply show up to a rehearsal, which are on Sundays at 2:15 p.m. at Kimball Memorial Lutheran Church, 101 Vance St., Kannapolis. For information email SPSingers@gmail.com, call 704-224-7148, or visit www.facebook.com/SPSingers

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open for performers, spectators. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians, others welcome. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org or see www.youtube.com/ watch?v=sCNG96fkEQU


Call for artists

Caldwell Arts Council 2016 exhibitions — The Caldwell Arts Council (Lenoir) is accepting portfolios from local and regional artists for possible exhibitions in 2016. Deadline Jan. 30. Details for submitting at www.caldwellarts.com/157-submission-guidelines-for-exhibit-consideration/ or email office@caldwellarts.com

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 for information and applications.

Hart Witzen Charlotte visual arts exhibit/competition — Accepting submissions for “Showdown,” group exhibiton 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/

Salisbury VAMC taking entries for Veteran art competition — Entries due by 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9: Submissions accepted for the local level of competition of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Applications available through the Recreation Therapy office in Building 6. Call Terri Gilbeau, 704-638-9000 ext. 3575; Jenny Taylor ext. 3065; or Brittany Gerring ext. 3143 or see www.va.gov/opa/speceven/caf/index.asp

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