Time out Roundabout — What’s Happening March 5-11

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 5, 2015

 

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. Coming up March 13: Hazy Ridge Bluegrass Band along with Samantha Gabrielle Live. 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: We Are Vessel along with Caleb’s Bridge. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

JackRabbit Slim’s Live Music Pub, 209 S. Main St.  — 7 p.m. Tuesday, JackRabbit Slim rehearsal (open to the public) • 7 p.m. Wednesday, songwriter’s jam musician networking session • 7 p.m. Thursday, solo performers series with Danny Franklin • 7 p.m. Friday Artist Showcase (open mic) hosted by Mo Brines • 8 p.m. Saturday March 7: full band night featuring Ultralush. 704-699-5126, www.facebook.com/jackrabbitslimspub­­

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: rock ‘n roll at its best with Black Glass, $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 every Sunday, 8 Ball tournament every Tue 7:30 pm. Free pool Sundays • 8-Ball tournament Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 9 p.m. Friday: Join the pub crawl with Goof Troop opening for The Red Dirt Revelators • 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, no jeans. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

 

Wine & Beer Tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 6: Old World vs. New World Rhône Style Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $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

 

This & That

Today: Blood Drive at North Hills Christian School — 2-6:30 p.m. March 5: 2970 W. Innes St., 704-636-3005, Ext. 110.

Luck O’ The Irish First Friday Downtown — Friday, March 6:

  • 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. Music for the evening provided by Adam Corriher, Marguerite Keller, Bob Paolino, Brent Lawrence. 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.

Horizons Unlimited March program —

  • 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14: Trek through the woods and investigate the importance of preserving the wilderness. Free.
  • 5 p.m.: “Our View From Earth,” live sky show covering how to use a star map, laser pointer, star-gazing flashlight, explore the effects of light pollution, purpose of Space Exploration, current space missions, planets observable with an unaided eye. $2 per person.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Laser Beatles show, the Fab Four’s best spanning 6 years becomes the background for dazzling laser-art. $2 per person.
  • 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

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.

Rowan Reading Rendezvous —  10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 21: Chat with authors, buy books, get autographs. RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. Select authors will speak about their work throughout the day, final author presentation beginning at 3 p.m.

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.

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 Civil 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 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

 

Music & More

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: Chapel Hill graduates Mipso have two CDs to their credit, a third in the works. Joseph Terrell won in the general category of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest last year, the full band will make its MerleFest debut in April. Special guest David Childers opens. Tickets $20+tax. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org

Charlotte Folk Society presents Mipso — Friday, March 13: The Myers Park High School Bluegrass Club will perform in a pre-concert at 7 p.m. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. Charlotte. Donations appreciated. www.folksociety.org

Latta Celtic Festival and Celtic Music Night — SEE BRIEFS, PAGE 2. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 14-15: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and learn about Celtic people throughout history at the Latta Celtic Festival with live music from the Thistledown Tinkers, Sterling Bridge, and the Loch Norman Pipe Band, Scottish dance performances and more. See Celtic Warriors spanning from the MedievalTimes to WWII and visit with Scottish Clans. Also Celtic Vendors, Scottish food, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Kids activities include games, storytelling, visiting farm animals. Historic Latta Plantation, 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, LattaPlantation.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.

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

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 • June 13: Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild Live • 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

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — Coming to the Blumenthal • The Peking Acrobats March 10 • Kinky Boots March 17-22 • Banff Mountain Film Festival March 22 • Rennie Harris Puremovement March 27 • Cassandra Wilson’s 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 • 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org, www.carolinatix.org

 

Theater

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. Adults $18, students/seniors $15 at 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Old Courthouse Theater presents Jesus Christ Superstar —Performance dates: March 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, April 3, 4, 2015 at 8 p.m.
plus March 22 and 29 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee. By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Tickets at 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405 or www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

 

History

Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10: “The Newest South.”Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., (rear entrance, use elevator) 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

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

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville reenactment — March 21-22: North Carolina’s largest Civil War reenactment, 5466 Harper House Road, Four Oaks: Saturday’s Battle “The Fight for Morris Farm” begins 3 p.m.. Sunday’s Battle, “Last Grand Charge of the Army of Tennessee and Morgan’s Stand” begins 1:30 p.m. www.fobb.net/150thBentonville/Information.aspx

 

Easter

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

Register early for 8th annual Easter egg hunt at Latta Plantation — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 4: Hunt times determined by age of child (ages 1-10 only). Admission is $6 per child and $6 per adult. One free adult per child. Bring your own basket. Visit www.lattaplantation.org for registration information.

 

Fundraisers

Meals on Wheels of Rowan annual BBQ fundraiser — 11a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10: at First Presbyterian Church, 308 West Fisher St., BBQ, roll, baked beans, slaw, dessert. Take out or dine in. Minimum of 5 meals to be delivered. $8 per plate. Food Prepared by College Barbecue. Information, tickets, delivery 704-633-0352.

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

AmVet Post 460 annual BBQ chicken — 5 p.m. Saturday, March 21: $8/plate for chicken and fixings, beverages available, dine in or take out. 285 Lakeside Drive. 704-633-5018.

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

 

Festivals 

Colonial Spring Frolic at Old Stone House  — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 4: at Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. email rowanmuseum@fibrant.com or call 704-633-5946.

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/

MerleFest 2015 — April 23-26: Includes the Avett Brothers, Jim Avett and the Earls of Leicester, Robert Earl Keen, Lee Ann Womack, Trampled By Turtles and many more. Tickets at www.MerleFest.org or 1-800-343-7857.

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.

 

Classes

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.

Spoon carving — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 28, May 23, July 25, Oct. 24: Instructor Steve Martin. No students under 18 without prior approval. River Pines Pottery, St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill. $50 covers instruction, materials and use of instructor’s tools. Preregister at 704-279-9087 or stephensmartin@msn.com

Chrismons, all new designs — • 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. Thursday, March 26: Dancing Teapot.

• 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. Wednesday March 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

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 & Forums

Today: 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.

Tonight; 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.

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

Urbanization and Migration in NC — 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17: Catawba College Community Forum with Dr. Rebecca M. Tippett, director of Carolina Demography at the Carolina Population Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, with an overview of past and future population trends in NC with specific attention to the greater Salisbury region. Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner.  Admission is free.

Publisher of Our State at High Point Museum — 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 18: Bernie Mann, owner and publisher, to speak. 1859 E. Lexington Ave., High Point, www.highpointmuseum.org

The Healing Arts of Food — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19: Cooking demonstration by Dr. Chris Magryta and Dr. Chris Nagy. Center for the Environment at Catawba. Free, but register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register

Quality-Of-Life at the Crossroads — 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24: Tom Earnhardt discusses why education and the Free, but register at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register

Dr. Racelle Weiman forum rescheduled — Cancelled due to weather, Dr. Weiman’s Catawba College Community Forum presentation on “Women in the Holocaust” is rescheduled for Oct. 20, 2015. Details to come.

 

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

PPT open auditions for comedy ‘One Man, Two Guvs’ —  7 p.m. March 16-17. Performance dates April 23- May 2. Third floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. 704-633-5471. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Youth auditions for PPT’s ‘Charlotte’s Web’ — March 30-31 at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Only 25 spots per time slot. Auditions by appointment only. Call 704-633-5471 to sign up. www.piedmontplayers.com

CFA St. Thomas Players to perform ‘A Doll’s House’ — Auditions for St. Thomas Players’ A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. The past comes back to haunt adoring housewife Nora as she attempts to conceal a shameful correspondence that would taint the family’s honor. Visit http://www.leestreet.org/auditions/ for more information. Copies of the script to check out will be available soon.

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

 

Art

Rowan-Salisbury Student Art Expo — March 18-20: In partnership with Carolina Artists. Judging March 18; reception 5-8 p.m. March 20. Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. www.salisburync.gov/play

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 — Free, open to the public. 704-795-1901 or www.cabarrusartguild.org

Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — 60th anniversary events and opportunities include founding and early members showcase, open studio group show, members favorites show, more. 704-663-6661, www.magart.org

Iredell Museum, 134 Court St., Statesville — “A Continuation of Time and Place” exhibition by Don Moore of Salisbury, through April 3. Theme centers on early 20th century European history with museum artifacts paired with images in the paintings. 704-873-4734, www.iredellmuseums.org

Full Circle Arts — 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 12: Opening reception of Spring exhibition” Art About Women,” honoring women and illustrating women’s issues. Through April 18. 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory, 828-322-7545, info@fullcirclearts.org

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.comor www.facebook.com/PottersOfThePiedmont

 

Trips

YMCA sponsored trips — • 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 — 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 — 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

Downtown Hickory’s 30th Oktoberfest — Oct. 9-11: Juried arts and crafts applications being accepted. Register through Aug. 1. Applications and guidelines at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

 

Call for Performers

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.

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: 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.

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. 704-640-8347.

 

Call for Volunteers

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

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

 

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