Roundabout — What’s Happening Jan. 29-Feb. 4
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 night Bluegrass. 704-278-4070
DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • 7:30. p.m. Thursdays: Freeport Jazz house band, no cover • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com
Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Tuesdays 8-10 pm: 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: Relentless Flood and Evolve. 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: Darrell Harwood and the guys, $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 — Benefit on Feb. 7. See FUNDRAISERS. Free pool Sundays • 8-Ball tournament Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.
Uncle Buck’s All American Pub & Grub, 127 S. Main St. — • 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. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com
Wine & beer tastings
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30: Treasure Hunter Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. Taste six Treasure Hunter wines, three of which are new. Appetizers will be prepared and provided by students of Livingstone’s Culinary Arts Program. $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 — 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31: Wine Pairing Dinner, $50/person. Visit www.morganridgevineyards.com to view menu or call 704-639-0911. RSVP is required. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com
Tonight: Opening night for PPT’s ‘Lombardi‘ — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 29-31 and Feb. 4-7 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
Music & more
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, Pinocchio’s Italian Restaurant, Crescent Pharmacy, Corriher Springs Florist or www.salisburysymphony.org
‘Sounds of the Sixties’ at Lee Street theatre — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 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.
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.
Avett at the Davis Theatre — Jim Avett – Folk, Thursday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., $17. 65 Union St. S. in downtown Concord in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse. 704-920-2753 or www.cabarrusartscouncil.org/davis-theatre/
Charlotte Folk Society presents Scott Ainslie — 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 13: Blues singer/ guitarist/historian Scott Ainslie. Free, Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte. Donations appreciated. www.folksociety.org
Local Bluegrass bands on last Fridays — 7 p.m. the last Friday of every month beginning on Jan. 30: “Pickin’ for the Master” begins with featured local band and concludes with acoustic jam session, open to all. Concessions available. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net
Catawba Piano Trio in free concert — 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22: Dr. Daniel Skidmore, violinist; Anne Sellitti, cellist; Jacob Hahn, pianist. Sponsored by Piedmont Artists, held at 109 Penny Road, High Point.
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
‘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 email@example.com
Historic Gold Hill annual meeting — 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2: Guest speaker Phil Bradley, senior Piedmont Geologist for the NC Geological Survey. Social hour follows with refreshments. Held at the Russell-Rufty Memorial Shelter in Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. 704-267-9439 or www.HistoricGoldHill.com
Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2: Martha Earnhardt and family sharing about being wife and children of racing legend Ralph Earnhardt. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Park East of Trinity Methodist, follow signs. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803
Forsyth County Genealogical Society — Social 6:30 p.m., program 7 p.m. Tues., Feb 3: Angenita Boone of the NC Afro-American Historical and Genealogy Society. Forsyth County Public Library Reynolda Branch, 2839 Fairlawn Drive, W-S.
This & That
A few spots left for the paranormal investigation — 9-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 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. Participants may use some of the equipment provided; this is a “hands on” investigation of paranormal activity. For age 21+. $30 includes wine tasting afterward. Call John at 704-798-3102 for questions or to reservation or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
First Friday at Literary Bookpost — 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6: Reading of three Coretta Scott King Book Award recipient children’s books by local community members at 5:30, 6:15, 7 p.m. Celebrating Black History Month with Center for Faith & the Arts. Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St. For more information, visit www.faithart.org or call 704-647-0999.
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.
Midday Valentine Celebration — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14: For all ages. Includes bingo and food concessions. Sponsored by Omega Chapter 242 Order of Eastern Star, PHA. Held at Faithful Guide Lodge 376, 113 Krider St., Cleveland.
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.
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.
Concord Library events — • On the Iditarod Trail with Martha Dobson, Feb. 3 at 4 p.m. Dobson has participated in the world’s most grueling dog-sled race several times. For all ages. 704-920-2058 • DIBS-Concord Book Discussion, Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. discussing “We Are Water” by Wally Lamb. Register at 704-920-2053 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty.us/library or Facebook
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 available at the museum or 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.
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.
Bowling for Salisbury Pride — Jan. 31: Help raise money for fifth Salisbury Pride in June. Regular bowling 8-11 p.m., Cosmic Bowling 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Cost covers shoes and bowling for the entire time.
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
Wine and beer tasting for Salisbury Pride — Feb. 7: Join friends for wine and beer tasting along with snacks to help support Salisbury Pride 2015. Tickets $20 from any Salisbury Pride member. at the door or at salisburypride.com. Held at Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St.
Swap ‘n shop benefit — 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7: Free admission. Selling motor cycle parts and memorabilia. Also having a benefit for well-known and well-loved Charles Holcomb who lost his wife and mother-in-law. Plates and cakes available along with other items donated to this benefit. At Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road.
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 email@example.com
Polar plunge for Special Olympics — Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 14: Second annual Polar Plunge held at the Elk’s Riverpark. Long Ferry Road. Plunges at 1 p.m. for adults and 1:15 p.m. for kids. Food, deejay, All proceeds go to the Special Olympics of Rowan. Info/registration at http://tiny.cc/rowancountypolarplunge or Jay Taylor at 704-654-6892 or Jay.firstname.lastname@example.org or Jesse Byrd at 704-636-0111 or email@example.com
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.
Community Music Program at Catawba College — Currently enrolling all ages. 12-week instruction period Feb. 1-May 1. Private instruction in piano, organ, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and guitar. Group classes in pre-piano (ages 4-5), piano for children and adults, guitar for beginners and intermediate. Register at www.catawba.edu/communitymusc. Questions? Dr. Phillip E. Burgess, Director of Community Music, 704-433-3887, pburgess@Catawba.edu
Yoga Party Tricks! —Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21: Jacquie Shive Wellness presents Yoga Party Tricks workshop at the Green Goat Gallery, a fun filled workshop exploring arm balances. For all levels. Early bird pricing: $35. Day of event: $45. Info at: http://theplayfulelephant.wix.com/ jacquishivewellness. To register email firstname.lastname@example.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 see email@example.com
Mugs and Messy at Pottery 101 — • 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5: Valentine mug class (paint one for $20 or two for $35). Includes guided instruction, no artistic ability necessary. $35 covers all supplies and firing costs. Ages 14-adult • 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 Feb. 4, 18 and March 4, 18 • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.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. For new beekeepers learning basic skills and established beekeepers who want to learn more. Instructor: Bob Blackwelder. $35 includes handouts, beginner beekeeping book, field day event. Pre-registration required. Information: Randy Cox 704-798-4501.
Level II adult acting class returns — Semester runs Feb. 10-May 12, culminating with a showcase. Geared toward actors who have previously studied with instructor Craig Kolkebeck or have had some stage experience or formal training. Classes are Tuesday evenings. Class size is limited to 10. Registration fee $280. To register, call Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507 or visit http://www.leestreet.org/actingclasses/
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
Deadline tomorrow: Spencer Goat crochet 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 • Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave. in Spencer, 704-431-4527, www.greengoatgallery.com
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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, 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.
‘Growing Good Grass and other Questions’ — 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5: Presentation by Bill Godley, owner of Godley’s Nursery, at Salisbury-Rowan Chapter of AAR at Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Ave. Pizza refreshments following. Free. Seniors 50+ welcome. For information contact 704-216-7714.
Artists talk about being finalists — 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7: Three artists selected as finalists to create a public sculpture located at St. John’s Lutheran Church speak about his proposal as part of the interview and selection process. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Featured artists Paris Alexander; Matt Amante and Keith Kinlaw; and Jim Gallucci. A reception follows. Free and open to the public. Enter through the playground off N. Jackson Street. Information at 704-636-3431.The talk is co-sponsored by St. John’s Lutheran Church and Center for Faith & the Arts, www.faithart.org
Center for Faith & the Arts 20th Anniversary Celebration — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, March 7: Honoring the vision of Dr. J. Daniel Brown and 20 years of CFA. Tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres, dessert, open bar, entertainment by St. Thomas Players. $75 per person; dress is festive cocktail attire. Held at Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. Tickets at www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.
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.
Actors/ actresses, film crew volunteers to help recreate the trial — 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 email@example.com
Salisbury VAMC Veteran art competition — Winners of the local level of competition of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival announced Feb. 21 during a showing in the Building 6 Social Room at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. 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
Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “20 Years Of CFA: The Retrospective Exhibit” featuring memorabilia from St. Thomas Players productions, Muse & Spirit publications, numerous other CFA programs. Parking and entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.
The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Connie Loflin Peninger. 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 — Gallery hours Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. then 5- 8 p.m.; Sunday: 1-6 p.m. 704-431-4527, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 • 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 exhibit and live music, finger food, beverages • Through February: Exhibit of paintings, photography and 3D art, including pottery, digital art, paintings, stained glass, mosaics, more • New exhibit by Mount Pleasant High School students. Free, open to the public. 704-795-1901 or www.cabarrusartguild.org
Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15: Digital artist photographer Barry Moore demonstrates photographing artwork under glass as well as 3 dimensional work plus information on image processing in Photoshop. Free, open to the public. 704-663-6661, www.magart.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 • 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
Journey to the nation’s capital March 12-15 —Capital City Special: four day/three night scenic excursion to Washington, D.C. aboard two vintage rail cars, courtesy of the N.C. Transportation Museum Foundation and the Watauga Valley Historical Society. Tickets and info at 704-636-2889 ext. 224 or www.nctrans.org
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.
Mother Earth News Fair — April 11-12: Family-friendly sustainable living event featuring 200 hands-on workshops and demonstrations. $20 pre-order weekend wristband passes. $30 at the gate. Age 17 and under free. Held at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, 1301 Fanning Bridge Road, Fletcher (near Asheville). www.MotherEarthNewsFair.com or 800-234-3368.
Call for writers
Seventh annual 10-Minute Play Festival: Yard Sale — Lee Street theatre’s Original 10-Minute Play Festival is one of our most anticipated productions each season. Whether you are an experienced playwright or trying to complete your bucket list, submit a play and have the chance to see your ideas come to life. Deadline Feb. 28. Information at www.leestreet.org/home/ 2015-original-10-minute-play-festival-yard-sale/
Call for performers
Sing with the Concert Choir and Choral Society this spring — The Concert Choir will be joining with the Choral Society to sing the music of Handel, Wilberg and others, music scored for double choruses. Meet Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the choir room at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Innes St. All singers welcome.
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
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
Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open for performers, spectators. Instrumentalists, singers, dancers, storytellers, poets, jugglers, magicians, others welcome. Performers selected by lottery. E-mail email@example.com or see www.youtube.com/ watch?v=sCNG96fkEQU
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/
Fourth annual Carolina’s Got Art juried arts competition —Open to all Carolina artists, amateur and professional, working in any medium. $35 entry fee allows an artist to enter up to three pieces. $25,000 in cash prizes (14 winners) awarded in two juried shows in May and June of 2015. Deadline for entry March 15. Enter www.carolinasgotart.com
Salisbury VAMC taking entries for Veteran art competition — Entries due Monday, Feb. 9: Submissions accepted for the local level of competition of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Winners in the art competition will be announced Feb. 21. Veterans who live in the Salisbury VAMC catchment area are encouraged to enter the competition. Applications available through Recreation Therapy office in Building 6. For details 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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