Time Out Roundabout — What’s Happening Feb. 26-March 4

Published 9:10 am Thursday, February 26, 2015

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–Closing weekend for PPT’s youth theater ‘Macbeth’ —7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. Adults $10, seniors/students $8. 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com

–Tonight: Catawba College Theater Dept.’s ‘Comedy of Errors’ is free — 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 28: Hedrick Little Theatre. In honor of National Shakespeare Day, all tickets tonight (Feb. 26) are free. The show is rated G. $12 adults, $10 for non-Catawba students and senior citizens, at www.catawba.edu/theatretix.

–Closing weeknd for ‘Becky’s New Car’ — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26-28. Tickets $15+tax at 704-310-5507, Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. Presented by Center for Faith & the Arts’ St. Thomas Players.

–PPT to present Tony Award-winning ‘CATS’ — March 12-14 and 18-21 at 7:30 p.m. and March 15 at 2:30 p.m. General public tickets go on sale March 2. Adults $18, students/seniors $15 at 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

–Old Courthouse Theater presents Jesus Christ Superstar — by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, PG.
March 19-April 4: Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar was first produced by OCT in the 1980-1981 season. 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourthousetheatre.org


Music and more

–Department of Music at Catawba College presents Our Song2 — 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1: First of two Choral Concerts featuring music selected and performed by members of the various choral ensembles on the campus of Catawba College. Omwake-Dearborn Chapel, free and open to the public.

–11th Annual Thumb Pickers Convention kick off — 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 6: Kick off party at Twisted Oaks Bar & Grill, Statesville with Clay Lunsford’s Jazz Group. Tickets $10.

–11th Annual Thumb Pickers Convention — Saturday, March 7: hosted by Mitchell Community College, Statesville. Open mic 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and workshops. Pre-show 5:30 p.m., concert 6-10 p.m. Featuring Clay Lunsford & Friends, Matthew Weaver, Wayne Henderson & Friends, The Harris Brothers, Parker Hastings, Rick Allred and other guests. Information and tickets at Iredell Arts Council, 704-873-6100. Tickets $15 for all day, concert only $10. For Friday and Saturday event, tickets are $25. www.iredellartscouncil.org

–MIPSO Live at Lee Street with special guest — 7:30 p.m. March 14: Folk inspired musicians of MIPSO and special guest David Childers. Tickets $20+tax. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org

–Salisbury Symphony presents ‘Around the World in 80 Minutes: A Family Concert’ — 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22: Featuring the Rowan County Fifth Grade Honors Chorus. At Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. See www.salisburysymphony.org for ticket information.

–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. The concert takes place in the Jim Rivers Fellowship Hall at Wedgewood Church, 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

–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.

–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

–Eddie Money at The Cabarrus Arena and Events Center —6:30 p.m. March 15, with Andy Childs. Tickets $35.83. Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 N Carolina 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com

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

–Harrah’s Cherokee — • March 13: STYX • April 11: Loretta Lynn, the Coal Miner’s Daughter • May 30: Jay Leno • June 6: Merle Haggard • Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. Harrah’s Cherokee Event Center, 777 Casino Drive, Cherokee

–NC Music Hall Of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony — 7-9 p.m. Oct. 15: Historical, entertaining and educational evening honoring some of North Carolina’s most outstanding music makers. 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd., Kannapolis. 704-934-2320. www.NorthCarolinaMusic HallofFame.org

–Coming to the Blumenthal

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: through March 1

Love, Loss And What I Wore: March 3-8

An Evening With Garrison Keillor: March 8

The Peking Acrobats: March 10

Kinky Boots: March 17-22

Banff Mountain Film Festival: March 22

Rennie Harris Puremovement: March 27

Cassandra Wilson – A Celebration of Bille Holiday: April 3

Potted Potter: April 14-19

Dancing Pros Live!: April 19

An Evening With David Sedaris: April 20

Pippin: May 19-24

Jay Leno: May 28

Venues: 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.



–New location for 23rd annual Salisbury Civil War Show — Feb. 27-28: Friday 5- 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Held 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 is $5 for adults; under 12 get in free. Contact Terry Teff at 704-463-5439.

–Forsyth County Genealogy Society — March 3: 6:30 p.m. social, 7 p.m. program. Free. Dr. Nelson A. Weller on “Warts and All,” sensitive issues and dark secrets sometimes found in family histories. Forsyth County Public Library-Reynolda Manor Branch, 2839 Fairlawn Drive, W-S.

–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

–Second annual Sacred Places Tour — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 21: Introduction by Kaye Hirst, Rowan Museum executive director at 9:30 a.m. at Organ Lutheran Church,1515 Organ Church Road, Rockwell. Features historic churches in Faith, Rockwell, Granite Quarry, Gold Hill, Salisbury. Advance tickets $10. Day of Tickets available at Organ Lutheran Church in Rockwell and Soldiers Memorial AME Zion Church in Salisbury for $15. Info at For more information regarding this tour, please call the Historic Salisbury Foundation office at 704-636-0103 or http://historicsalisbury.org/tours/sacred-places-tour

–‘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


This and That

–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.

–Blood Drive at Liberty Commons — 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 3: Main dining room, 4412 S. Main St. For appointment call Denise Daugherty 704-245-5431.

–Luck O’ The Irish First Friday Downtown — Friday, March 6: the following activities will be going on during this event

— 5-8 p.m.: Luck O’ the Irish Family Giveaway, shop and dine downtown to earn coins for prizes. Wear your favorite green outfit and enjoy free trolley rides, face painting and sidewalk music. Plus, scenic horse and carriage rides around downtown.

— 5-8 p.m.: Open house for Eastern Costume Company grand opening,
112B S. Main St., 704-209-1589.

— 8 p.m.-1 a.m.: Downtown Salisbury Pub Crawl, tickets $10 each in advance, $15 event day (if not sold out). Tickets include: event wristband, walking map, Downtown Dollars for participating bars/restaurants, souvenir selection from the Pot O’ Gold bucket. After-parties at participating bars begin at 1 a.m. until close. 21+ only, no exceptions. Valid ID required at check-in. No refunds. Rain or shine. http://downtownsalisburync.com/play/upcomingevents/756-luck-o-the-irish-2015

–Delmonicos Band dance at J.F. Hurley Family YMCA — 7-10 p.m., Saturday, March 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.

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

–Free health events open to the public at the Y — • 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, March. 25: Diabetes “Medication Education,” must sign up • Noon Wednesday, March 25: Home InStead presents free covered dish Senior Defense Class. Must sign up • 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 — • Historical Book Discussion March 9, 6 p.m. discussing “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy” by Karen Abbott. Register at 704-920-2054 • Creators of Cool: Tessellation Transformations March 10, 4:30 p.m. how a story changes when each person tells it and it becomes unrecognizable, for ages 7-12. 704-920-2058 • In honor of the Civit War sesquicentennial, librarian and historian Timothy W. Auten presents “The Battle of Wyse Fork: North Carolina’s Neglected Civil War Engagement” March 10, 6 p.m. Free, open to the public, 704-920-2054 •  Fire Breathing Dragon Preschool story time March 12, 10 a.m. Read dragon stories and build a Fire Breathing Dragon Cup. 704-920-2058 • Reading Tails for ages 5-12, March 12, 4:30 p.m. Practice reading with Tank the Therapy Dog and Ms. Amber Lube. 704-920-2058 • Movie Discussion Group, March 14, 2 p.m. The inaugural film in the series is a 2013 film based on a book by Markus Zusak and stars Sophie Nelisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson. Rated PG-13. Discussion moderated by Dr. Barbara Thiede, free and open to the public. 704-920-2050 • 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



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

–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

–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

–Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27: California Wine Tasting part 2. Natali Meetze of Fine Wine Trading Company pouring six California wine from her portfolio. $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


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

–Danny Franklin at Jack Rabbit Slim, 209 S. Main St. — • 7-10 p.m., Thursday, March 5. See Danny Franklin on Youtube.

–The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Bluegrass night with The Motley Family Band and Ronnie Long & The Bluegrass Travelers. 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: Tim Elliott, $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. — • 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



–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. Showcases environmental education organizations, projects providing opportunities in sustainable farming, local food, conscious environmental choices, alternative energy and energy conservation, protection of resources, and natural healing. 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 featuring 200 hands-on workshops and demonstrations. $25 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.

–Jiggy with the Piggy Jam! — May 8-9: 35-year tradition hosting 100+ arts and craft vendors, concerts, 5k walk/run, car cruise-in, Friday Night outdoors movie campus, an all you can eat pancake breakfast at Cannon Memorial YMCA, a People’s Choice wings and pork tasting, National Train Day events at the train station.113 West 1st St., downtown Kannapolis. Free admission. Info 704-920-4343 or www.kannapolisnc.gov/

–NC Open Workshop and Paint Out — Aug. 11-15: • Aug. 11-13: Plein Air Painting Workshop taught by John Ebersberger at Waterworks Visual Arts Center • Aug.14-15: NC Open Plein Air Paint Out in Salisbury and Rowan County • Goodies for the first 100 to register and awards at the culminating exhibit. An opportunity for aspiring young and interested adult painters to work alongside the region’s most successful working artists. Register for each at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882.



–Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., March 2 and 16 • 6-8 p.m. March 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, 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. $35. 7-9 p.m. Thursdays • 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. $35. Wednesdays 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

–Green Goat Gallery —

— Kaleidoscope Workshop. 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 7: Cost $45 includes all materials. Bring 5 inch square photo, drawing, or picture to personalize your piece. Experience: None. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Take-home kits available for $30.

— Crochet II The Granny Square. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14: For advanced beginners. Learn half-double, double, treble stitches. Cost $35, yarn and granny square pattern provided. Bring size H crochet hook. Experience: must know chain, slip stitch and single crochet.

— Art Journal Workshop. 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 21: Create a watercolor Artist’s Journal ready to fill. No sketching or drawing talent required, everything provided. Cost $45 includes all materials. Bring: Yourself. Experience: None • RSVP at Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer or call 704-431-4527. www.greengoatgallery.com

–Plein Air Painting Workshop – Aug.11-13: Nationally known artist John Ebersberger teaches a three-day plein air workshop (limited to 15) at Waterworks Visual Arts Center in conjunction with the NC Open Plein Air Paint Out, Aug.14-15. Information and registration at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org

–8-week guitar classes — Monday afternoons, Rufty Holmes Senior Center.  Absolute Beginner or Intermediate.  $35 plus $10 for class workbook. More Info  704-640-0279; sign up  704-216-7714.

–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, healthy 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 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

Conversations from the Porch rescheduled to 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 — Forum 1 on Religion and the resources that are available through them. East Square Art Works, 120 E. Innes St. First 50 registrants receive soup and sandwich courtesy of the Biz-Ness Center Deli. Preregister at https://projectcover.wordpress.com/conversations-from-the-porch/


–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.

–AARP 25th anniversary celebration — 1 p.m. Thursday, March 5: Speaker Salisbury Mayor Paul Woodson, followed by reception. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. MLK Jr. Ave. Free, all seniors 50+ invited. Information 704-216-7714.

–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.

–Women Embracing Excellence inaugural round table discussion on domestic violence — 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday March 7, with panelists. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Not sponsored by RPL. Information: Nicole Sherrill-Corry, Ph.D., 704 267-5957.

–AAUW lecture series — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12: “Remembering Dr. Maya Angelou” by Dr. Patricia Trueblood, storyteller and motivational speaker, plus readings. Light refreshments by AAUW Salisbury. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women, Salisbury branch. Held at J. F. Hurley YMCA, 828 Jake Alexander Blvd. Info Kathy Pulliam, kathy@mkpulliam.com, http://salisbury-nc.aauw.net



–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.



–PPT to perform ‘1 Man 2 Guvernors’ — Open auditions 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, March 16-17. Hilarious British comedy. Performance dates April 23- May 2. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com

–Talent auditions for NCTC Fundraiser — 5-8 p.m. Sunday, March 1: Open auditions for featured talent for NC Theatre Conference Fundraiser. To make this year even bigger we’re opening up auditions to everyone in the community. Performance date 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Details at www.leestreet.org

–Nashville in the Carolinas singing contest auditions — 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 7: At Big Hat Larry’s Music shop in Downtown 7. North Carolina singing contest is for ages 12 and up. Grand prize: recording contract with the second largest Independent Label in the world, Pretty World Records. Randy Marion will give a $1,000 cash prize to the winner. Auditions will be held in at least five cities in the Carolinas; final event is April 18 at the Salt Block in Hickory. Call 828-327-3349 to schedule an audition. Info at www.nashvilleinthecarolinas.com

–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



–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, Winter paintings by Mark Brincefield and Clyde • 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. 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. 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 • 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 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 —704-663-6661, www.magart.org

Full Circle Arts pottery show and sale — Through March 7: Invitational pottery show and sale of North Carolina artisans working in the area. 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory, 828-322-7545, info@fullcirclearts.org

Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th St. Charlotte — Free and open to the public. 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte, www.hartwitzengallery.com, Facebook

Potters Of The Piedmont Pottery Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 11: 50+ regional potters will participate in the festival at Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro. Free, open to the public. www.pottersofthepiedmont.com
or www.facebook.com/PottersOfThePiedmont



YMCA sponsored trips — 9 a.m. March 4: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. • 8 a.m. April 1: Seagrove Pottery, chartered minibus, limited seating, $26 • 3:30 p.m. July 14: “Annie,” Belk Theater, almost full • 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. Environmental education organizations, projects providing opportunities in sustainable farming, local food, conscious environmental choices, alternative energy and energy conservation, protection of resources, and natural healing. See www.earthdayjamnc.com/

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — See Call for Vendors.

19th Annual Lexington Multicultural Festival — Saturday, May 2: One-day event celebrates diverse cultures with foods, exhibits, demonstrations, live entertainment at Finch Park. Contact City of Lexington’s Recreation Department 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 — See Call for Vendors.

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 — See Call for Vendors.

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.

Jury event for new artisans interested in selling at juried shows in the Piedmont —2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14: Twin City Artisans event at South Side Library, 3185 Buchanan St. in Winston-Salem. Pre-register at www.twincityartisansnc.com. Select events for information and forms for the jury forms and detailed instruction. Request a personal follow up by selecting contact us or call 704-640-8347.


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



Easter egg hunt sponsored by Spencer Jaycees — 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21: Held at 8th Street Ball Park. For ages 0-12. Games, prizes, candy, temporary tattoos, special visit from the Easter Bunny. All activities are free. Bring your own basket. Weather makeup day May 28.

Egg Hunt and Community Fun Day — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28: An afternoon of games, treats and an egg hunt. Free. Easter Egg Hunt to begin at approximately 12:30 p.m. Held at Kelsey Scott Park. www.salisburync.gov/Play

Easter Bunny Express — March 28-29 and April 3-4: Annual N.C. Transportation Museum event; the Easter Bunny himself will ride and hand out treats for the kids. Special activities planned for April 4 only. Information at www.nctrans.org


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