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Roundabout — What’s Happening Feb. 19-25

Theater 

Opening night for “Becky’s New Car” — Performances for Becky’s New Car are Feb. 19-21 and 26-28 at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 22 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 + tax and available online at leestreet.org, by calling the office at 704-310-5507, or on the night of the show at the box office if we are not sold out. All performances will be in the Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center at the Tom and Martha Smith Event Center, 329 N. Lee St.

PPT’s ‘MACBETH’ opens tomorrow — 7:30 p.m. Join the cast immediately following the opening performance for a complimentary reception. Adults $10, seniors / students $8. For tickets call 704-633-5471 or purchase online at PiedmontPlayers.com. Show dates: Feb 20 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., Feb 21 and 28 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Producing Partners Edward & Susan Norvell. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Catawba College Theater Dept. performs ‘Comedy of Errors’ — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-28: See Today’s education section for more.

 

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 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: Cross Ties along with Bobbi Lackey. 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: Shotgun Sunday  appears for the very first time, $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 — Free pool Sundays • 8-Ball tournament Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub, 127 S. Main St. — The Rescheduled Fat Tuesday Party: 9 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 21 with the Throttle Kings  • 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22: the Hooten Hallers, The Dead Soldiers, Carrie Nation and Speakeasy • 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.co

 

Music and more 

The Anti-Bully Project —The Daniel L. Safrit Praise Foundation presents the Anti-Bully Project and Gospel Explosion, on Saturday, Feb. 21. Groups participating include Poetic Chaos, Promised Generation, GQ-4-Eva, Ice, Sherry Songbird, Choir Bio Cam, Shameka Smith, Rare of Breed, Seviin, Capa and Gezell Fleming. Daniel’s father, Scottie Safrit, will also be speaking. The event, hosted by Apostle Miriam Parker, begins at 6 p.m. and will be held at 627 Newsome Road. There is no charge for admission. Visit www.capaministries.com to find out more, or call 336-309-3465.

Ticketed event: Charlotte Folk Society presents Dirk Powell and Riley Baugus — 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28: Two of the country’s most respected old-time music masters; o-time music is the fiddle -and-banjo tradition that gave rise to bluegrass. The concert takes place in the Jim Rivers Fellowship Hall at Wedgewood Church, located at the intersection of Tyvola Road and Wedgewood Drive. Tickets $20 at www.folksociety.org

Local Bluegrass bands on last Fridays — 7 p.m. the last Friday every month: “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

Teresa Moore-Mitchell in concert — 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, in the sanctuary of St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St., Downtown Salisbury.Free and open to the public.

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.

Lenoir-Rhyne choir at St. John’s — 11 a.m. Sunday, March 1: The Lenoir-Rhyne University A Capella Choir, under the direction of Dr. Paul Weber. St. John’s Lutheran Church, Downtown Salisbury.

Free concert with Martha Bassett — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24: Singer, musician, songwriter Martha Bassett. In the Stanback Auditorium, admission is free. Enter the Fisher Street entrance near historic Henderson Law Office. 704-216-8240 or www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Choral concert ‘Our Song2’ — 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1:  Featuring choral selections drawn primarily from the late twentieth century along with traditional folk songs and spirituals. Presented by Dept. of Music at Catawba College. Held in Omwake-Dearborn Chapel on the campus. Free and open to the public.

An evening with Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield — 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10: Tour kick-off in Charlotte. Joined by Avett Brothers bassist Paul Defiglia. McGlohon Theatre, 345 N. College St., Charlotte. Tickets $43 at www.blumenthalarts.org or www.carolinatix.org

Mipso LIVE @ Lee Street with special guest David Childers —  7:30 p.m. March 14: Tickets $20+tax. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

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 • June 6: Merle Haggard • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee

Eddie Money at The Cabarrus Arena and Events Center —6:30 p.m. March 15, ith Andy Childs. The Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, tickets $35.83. address

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

 

History 

‘Our Earliest Cultures’ at The Rowan Museum — Exhibit reflects the history of Rowan County. 202 N. Main St. Open 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or email rowanmuseum@fibrant.com

Salisbury Confederate Prison Sesquicentennial exhibit —10 a.m-4 p.m Friday, Feb. 20: Free one-day exhibit in the Stanback Auditorium, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., includes flags, images of the prison and individuals associated with it, quotes from private and period sources, and handmade models of Prison structures based on 1886 Kraus lithograph. Also, in the Hurley Room an expert on ladies period clothing will be sharing information and showing apparel. On the lawn in front of the Stanback Auditorium reenactors with the 28th NCT will be in Union and Confederate uniforms. Sponsored by the Salisbury Confederate Prison Association. Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411 or southpaws@fibrant.com

Regional 8th grade History Quiz Bowl — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, March 11: Kannapolis Middle School and Cannon School are two of eight middle schools competing in a jeopardy style state trivia competition. Held at Reed Gold Mine, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland. 704-721-4653, www.nchistoricsites.org/Reed

 

This and That 

 Carolina Folkworks open house — 2-6 p.m. Feb. 21: Meet the teachers, light refreshments, participate in a music jam (all levels welcome). 1516 S. Main St.

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

‘You can’t burn down history’ — noon-3 p.m. Saturday. Feb. 21: An event to commemorate the Dunbar Center and share a vision for its future. Vendors on site. Held at Southern City Tabernacle AME Zion, 940 S. Long St., East Spencer. Hosted by Renaissance Arts Program.

Celebrate World Yoga Day at Artemesia Yoga — 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22: Covered dish 12:30 p.m. Cost: food item or donation for Rowan Helping Ministries. Held at 323 W.Harrison St., www.artemesiayoga.com

New location for 23rd annual Salisbury Civil War Show — Feb. 27-28: Friday 5-8 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Now at the Event Center, 315 Webb Road. Buy, sell, trade pre-Civil War through WWI guns, swords, buckles, buttons, bayonets, artillery shells, money, documents, dug artifacts, book, more. Admission $5 adults; under 12 free. Conact Terry Teff 704-463-5439.

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.

Fur Fun 5k Run Walk for the PAWs — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28: Inaugural Fur Fun 5k Run Walk for the PAWs. Bring Fido or run alone. Pre-registered participants guaranteed a race bag and treat. Proceeds go directly to construction of the dog park. Salisbury Civic Center. $20. www.salisburync.gov/Play

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.

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.

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.

Center for Faith and the Arts 20th Anniversary Celebration — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, March 7: An evening of celebration honoring the vision of Dr. J. Daniel Brown and 20 successful years of Center for Faith and the Arts. Held at Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. $75 includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, open bar, entertainment by St. Thomas Players. Dress is festive cocktail attire www.faithart.org or call 704-647-0999.

Kannapolis Cruise-In 2015 season — Starts March 24 3:30-9 p.m. and every second Saturday March-November (except May): Family fun free to the public. 113 W. 1st St., Downtown Kannapolis.

Concord Library events — Awesome Pageturners! ages 8-10, Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White plus spidery activities. Register at 704-920-2058 • Sock Hopscotch Story, Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.; “Duck Sock Hop,” games and dancing. Wear your coolest socks. 704-920-2058 • BeTWEEN the Lines for ages 10-12, Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m.; “Freak the Mighty” by Rodman Philbrick plus game. Register at 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty. us/library or Facebook

9th Annual Touch-A-Truck — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18: Hands-on educational experience; all ages will have the opportunity to explore a wide variety of vehicles and occupations. Free. Rain date May 2. To register a vehicle, call 704- 216-2708. Held in the Salisbury Post parking lot downtown. www.salisburync.gov/Play

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 5K Rhythm and Run — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 18:  600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. Supports the NCMHOF Museum. Live music, a run for the kids, cash prizes, medals.

Earth Day on the Greenway Exploratory — 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, April 22: Interactive environmental education stations along the Greenway to teach the importance of nature. Free. Rain date April 29. Held at Prescott section of the Salisbury Greenway. To volunteer to help call: 704-216-2708. www.salisburync.gov/Play

Spring Family Campout — 3 p.m. April 24-10 a.m. April 25: Limited openings remaining. Pitch a tent, sit by the fire, fish in the lake, gaze at the stars. Includes campfire food, outdoor games, nature sessions, movie on the big screen. Camp out is at Salisbury Community Park. Cost: $20/tent (up to 4 people), $5/per additional person, $10 tent rental available. www.salisburync.gov/Play

 

Fundraisers 

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

Inaugural Fur Fun 5k Run/Walk for the PAWs — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 28: $20 registration fee. Not your everyday 5k fun run/walk: bring Fido or run alone to support Salisbury’s first dog park. Pre-registered participants guaranteed a race bag and treat. All proceeds collected will go directly towards the construction of the dog park. Salisbury Civic Center.

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.taylor@rccc.edu or Jesse Byrd at 704-636-0111 or jbyrd@rowanymca.org

Free concert by Southland to benefit the search for the cure of Cystic Fibrosis — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28: Singing and praising at Phaniels Baptist Church. All info at www.scottssing.com or 704-209-3700.

4th annual Earth Day Jam — April 17-19: See FESTIVALS

Fundraising opportunity — April 24: Rowan County Fair Association will host Zerbini Outdoor under the Big Top Circus. 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.

JDRF One Walk, Rowan-Iredell-Cabarrus — Saturday, April 25. 8:30 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m- 12:30 p.m. event. JDRF One Walk in Rowan-Iredell-Cabarrus organized by JDRF’s Greater Western Carolinas Chapter. Participants walk a 5K at the Intimidator’s Stadium to raise money for critical type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Information/registration at www.gwc.jdrf.org

 

Wine and beer tastings 

Tonight at Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30-7:30 p.m. this evening:  Sierra Nevada Beer Tasting. A sampling of six beers from Sierra Nevada’s NC and California breweries. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday: Spanish Wine Tasting with Mike Flock, Ararat Imports. A selection of six new Spanish wines we know you’ll love. $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, gifts. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com

 

Festivals

4th annual Earth Day Jam — April 17-19: Music and arts festival benefitting LandTrust for Central NC. Musical lineup of 20+ artists, activities, games for kids and family, food from local farms, beverages from local breweries and vineyards.  See www.earthdayjamnc.com/

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25: Belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of arts and culture. Family friendly and free. New for 2015: expanded kids area, more arts vendors, more food vendors.

19th Annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2: Starts with Parade of Nations and features five International villages plus free amusements, Purina Dog Show, Circus Stella, TeenScene and Community Non-Profit Organizations. 336-248-3960 www.LexingtonNC.gov

Mother Earth News Fair — April 11-12: Family-friendly sustainable living event. $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.

 

Classes

Card making at the Y — 6-8 p.m. Feb. 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, March 5: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Beginner • Thursday, March 5: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate 1 • Thursday, March 5: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Intermediate 2 • Friday, March 6: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate 1 • Friday, March 6: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Intermediate 2 • Saturday, March 7: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Beginner • Saturday, March 7: 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Intermediate 1 • Saturday, March 7: 10 a.m.-1: p.m., Advanced • Rufty’s Chrismon Shop, 280 Furniture Drive, 704-636-7790 for reservations/information see info@chrismons.com

Pottery 101 Paint Your Own Pottery through guided instruction, no artistic ability necessary. Supplies and firing costs included. For age 14-adult. Cost $35. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays • Rabbit Plate Feb. 19 • Whimsical Bunny Plate March 5 • Dancing Teapot March 26

Let’s Get Messy! Try your hand at the potter’s wheel one evening without committing to a full session of classes. For age 14-adult. Cost $35. Wednesday Feb. 18 and March 4, 18 • Schedule your own Paint Your Own or Let’s Get Messy class, minimum of 8 participants required for private class. You provide the libations and snacks, we will provide the fun • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Yoga Party Tricks — noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21: Fun-filled workshop, appropriate for all levels, will explore arm balances with detailed training. Held at the Green Goat Gallery. Early bird price $35, day of class $45. Register at theplayfulelephant@gmail.com For more information visit http://theplayfulelephant.wix.com/jacquishivewellness.

Center for Faith and the Arts — • The Art of Expression, 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays: Movement and Spoken Word Improvisation Class, appropriate for all ages and levels of experience. Taught by Elizabeth Cole • Belly Dance Mini-Workshop, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21: American Tribal Style Belly Dance taught by Nancy Gaines. Optional potluck lunch and discussion time afterwards • Learn more about on-going classes and groups at www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St.

Community Music Program at Catawba College — Private instruction or class/group lessons for all ages. Registration forms at www.catawba.edu/communitymusc.

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

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 — Weekly classes: Instructors share historical, technical, conceptual aspects of art; foster manual dexterity, motivation, problem-solving, communication. $25 per class. Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. for ages 5-7 • Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. ages 7 and up • Thursdays 4-6 p.m. 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

Oil Painting with artist/instructor Patt Legg — Tuesdays 12:30-3 p.m.: Ongoing adult oil classes at the Artist’s Bungalow. $45 day of class; call ahead. 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, visit 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 • Spotlight Dance Company, 129 W. Corriher Ave., 704-637-3875.

Speakers and forums

Captain Cheryl Peters, Piedmont Airlines’ first female pilot —Postponed until Feb. 28, 1 p.m.: N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org

Author, educator, and social leadership strategist to speak in free community education event — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5: Michelle Icard, presented by Salisbury Academy and Salisbury Community Foundation, for middle school parents. Free, open to the public. Held in the Salisbury Academy gym.

Julie Ward, practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing — 2 p.m. Saturday, March 7: “Cherishing our children” — a spiritual perspective. Free, at the Literary Bookpost, S. Main St. Ward is a Salisbury native and member of Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

Project Cover Inc. presents “Conversations from the Porch” — Forum 1: Religion. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. Held at East Square Art Works, 120 E. Innes St. Info and registration at https://projectcover.wordpress.com/conversations-from-the-porch/ , 704-782-0072.

 

Singles

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.

 

Auditions

Twin City Stage auditions for ‘Anne of Green Gables: — 2 p.m. Sunday, March 8: No appointment. Roles for 3 men and 6 women (ages 30+), and 6-8 girls plus 4-6 boys (ages 10-18). Performance dates May 1-3. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. Twin City Stage 336-748-0857 x201, www.twincitystage.org

 

Film

Family Movie Night — 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21: Showing the film ‘EPIC.’ Free. Bring a chair or blanket. Concessions available for purchase. Hall Gymnasium, 1400 W. Bank St.. www.salisburync.gov/play

 

Art 

Salisbury VAMC Veteran art competition — Winners of the local level of competition of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival announced Feb. 21. Showing is 2 p.m. in Bldg. 6 Social Room. Open to the public. 704-638-9000 ext. 3575 or see www.va.gov/opa/speceven/caf/index.asp

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — “20 Years Of CFA: The Retrospective Exhibit” featuring memorabilia from St. Thomas Players productions, Muse and 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 — Artist of the month: Ingrid Erickson, specializing in intricate cut-paper of nature and birds. The Framing Gallery. 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. Salisbury photography by David Lamanno • 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, greengoatgallery@yahoo.com

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — The artists of the Mica Gallery, through March 14. Gallery hours Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Black and White by Elizabeth McAdams and Lori McAdams. 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. — • In/Equity confronts human rights issues • 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 — • Through Feb.: 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

Hart Witzen, 136 E. 36th St. Charlotte — March 7: “Showdown,” group exhibit.. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media. www.hartwitzengallery.com

Full Circle Arts pottery invitational — Opening reception to meet the artists 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24. Exhibit through March 7. Participating potters are all North Carolina artisans working in the area. 42-B Third St. NW. Hickory, 828-322-7545. www.fullcirclearts.org

 

Trips 

YMCA sponsored trips — • 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.

 

Call for vendors

4th annual Earth Day Jam — April 17-19: Music and arts festival benefitting LandTrust for Central North Carolina. See www.earthdayjamnc.com/

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25: Needed: family friendly arts and culture.

19th Annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — Saturday, May 2: One-day event celebrates diverse cultures. Contact City of Lexington 336-248-3960 or www.LexingtonNC.gov

 

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

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25: Needed: Belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of family friendly arts and culture.

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.

Lexington’s 19th Annual Multicultural Festival — Saturday, May 2, at Finch Park. One-day event celebrates diverse cultures with foods, exhibits, demonstrations, live entertainment. Contact City of Lexington’s Recreation Department 336-248-3960 or www.LexingtonNC.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

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 openmic@ncbpac.org

 

Call for artists

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25: Needed: Belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of family friendly arts and culture.

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 March 15. Enter www.carolinasgotart.com

Downtown Hickory Art Crawls — May 21 and Sept. 17: Juried shows with artists selected by committee. Room for up to 30 artists. For application contact Barbara at blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or Connie at info@downtownhickory.com or call 828-322-1121. Deadlines April 1 and Aug. 1.

 

Call for volunteers 

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

Earth Day on the Greenway Exploratory — 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday, April 22: Interactive environmental education stations along the Greenway to teach the importance of nature. To volunteer to help call: 704-216-2708 or visit www.salisburync.gov/Play

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