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Time Out Roundabout — What’s Happening March 12-18

Theater

 

PPT OPENING NIGHT for the Tony Winning Musical ‘CATS’  7:30 p.m. tonight.  Adults $18, seniors/students $15. Join the cast for a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance.  Tickets 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com.  Show dates:  March 12-14 and 18-21 at 7:30, matinee March 15 at 2:30 p.m.  Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.  www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Old Courthouse Theater presents ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’  — March 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, April 3, 4, 2015 at 8 p.m. and March 22 and 29 at 2:30 p.m. By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, PG. 1970s rock opera on the last week of Jesus’s life, loosely based on the Gospels. Jesus Christ Superstar was first produced by OCT in the 1980-1981 season. 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

Actors from the London Stage to Perform ‘Macbeth’ at UNCC —  7:30 p.m. March 18-21: Acclaimed Actors from the London Stage (AFTLS), a self-directed ensemble of five professional British actors, present “Macbeth” in the Anne Belk Theater of the Robinson Hall for the Performing Arts. Tickets $18 for the general public at 704- 687-1849 or http://coaa.uncc.edu/calendar/actors-the-london-stage-present-macbeth

 

Music & More

 

Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda Africa — 7 p.m. Friday, March 13: In concert at Outreach Christian Ministries, 722 W. Horah St., free and open to public.

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

Latta Celtic Festival and Celtic Music Night— 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.

Edwards Family Bluegrass Gospel concert — 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22: at Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road. Love offering and refreshments. They are regularly featured on the television show “Bluegrass Road” on the Blue Highway Network. Call 704-278-4248 for details.

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

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 — • 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 — Blumenthal Performing Arts, 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, 704-372-1000, www.blumenthalarts.org, www.carolinatix.org

Kinky Boots: March 17-22

Banff Mountain Film Festival: March 22

Rennie Harris Puremovement: March 27

John Mulaney • March 28

Rhiannon Giddens • April 1

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

The Screwtape Letters • April 26

Pippin: May 19-24

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers • May 26

Jay Leno: May 28

An Evening with Chris Botti • June 6

 

Wine & Beer Tastings

 

Salisbury Wine Shop —5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13: Leap into Spring Wine Tasting with Koichi Matsuda, CHL International Trading. A selection of six wines perfect for welcoming the Spring months. $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., Hazy Ridge Bluegrass Band along with Samantha Gabrielle Live at CJs BBQ. Friday, March 13th at 6:00pm. Live at CJs BBQ on Friday, March 13th. Hazy Ridge Bluegrass Band featuring Samantha Gabrielle will take the stage at 6:00pm. This show is shaping up to be our best yet so come on out dine and relax. Hazy Ridge Band: Vince Myers, Banjo and Lead/Harmony vocals.
Dawn Myers, Lead vocals and Harmony.
Terry Collier, Guitar and Lead vocals.
Jack Collier, Mandolin/fiddle Harmony vocals.
Jack Bailey, Bass and harmony vocals. 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: the band 7 and Not4Long • Monday. March 16: Gray Havens. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

Tonight at JackRabbit Slim’s Live Music Pub, 209 S. Main St.  — 5-7 p.m. tonight and Saturday: Danny Franklin.  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: It’s Darrell Harwood time again! $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 — March 21: Chili cook-off and swapmeet. SEE FUNDRAISERS • Free pool Sundays, 8-Ball tournament Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. See Stars And Bars Facebook event page for more info.

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub, 127 S. Main St. — Friday March 13:  The Souveneers • 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

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

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

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

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

Colonial Spring Frolic at Old Stone House  Saturday, April 4 , 10 – 4  Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road.

 

Easter fun

 

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.

Easter in Old Salem — 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4: Annual Easter egg hunt in the Salem Tavern Meadow (10:30 a.m.); Hands-on Easter egg painting in the Vierling Barn (11 a.m.-Noon and 1-3:30 p.m.); Demonstration of Easter music on the Tannenberg organ in the visitor center (11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.); more. Activities included with an all-in-one ticket: $23 adults, $11 children ages 6-16. 336-721-7300 or oldsalem.org/easter

 

This & That

 

Alzheimers Disease-Free Community Education Program — 10-11:30 a.m., March 21: Legal and financial planning seminar, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1920 Shirley Drive.

Goldmine Toastmasters Club International Speech and Table Topics Contest — 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, March 14: New location, Connect Christian Church, 3101 Davidson Highway, Concord. Free and open to the public. Information, twww.goldminetoastmasters.com

Bolton book signing — 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 14: Carrie Bolton, former professor of Livingstone College and retired pastor, has self-published a small book of vignettes on her experiences working with others, “The Children Who Cried.” In the community room at 805 Newsome Road. More information at http://barryyeoman.com/1999/03/holy-spirit-carrie-bolton/

Horizons Unlimited March program — • 3 p.m. Saturday, March 14: 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.

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. www.faithart.org or call 704-647-0999.

Second annual Rowan Reading Rendezvous — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 21: Chat with authors, buy books, get autographs. Held at RPL Headquarters, 201 W. Fisher St. Select authors speak about their work throughout the day, final author presentation beginning at 3 p.m. Copies of books will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting Friends of Rowan Public Library.

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. Also April 11 • June 13 • July 11 • Aug. 8 • ,Sept. 12 • Oct. 10 • Nov. 14

Concord Library events — • Movie Discussion Group, March 14, 2 p.m. 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 • League of Extraordinary Legos March 17 at 4:30 p.m. for ages 4-12. 704-920-2058. • Owls are a Hoot! Story Time for ages 5-12 March 19 at 4:30 p.m. Read owl stories and make an owl mask. 704-920-2058. • The Lady Soliloque presents Dear Yankee: Letters from a Southern Lady, book presentation and signing March 21 at 11 a.m. 704-920-2050. • BeTWEEN the Lines for ages 10-12 March 26 at 4:30 p.m., discussing The 21 Balloons by William Pene du Bois. Register at 704-920-2058 • 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

 

Fundraisers

 

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

Chili cook-off benefit — Saturday, March 21: Chili cook-off and swap meet; all proceeds to help a fellow biker with kidney disease. Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road. Swap and shop noon-5 p.m. • Chili cook-off entry fee is a crock pot of chili received by 1 p.m. to be eligible for judging. $5 fee to participate as a judge. Judging is 1:30-2:30 p.m. Bowls of chili for $2. See Stars And Bars Facebook event page for more info.

Gray Stone Day School hosts ‘A Night of Knights’ dinner, auction and Medieval Quest— 6 p.m. Saturday, March 21: Go to www.graystoneauction.com to purchase tickets.

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 to raise money for  type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Information/registration at www.gwc.jdrf.org

American Children’s Home 17th annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 16: Registration 8 a.m.–noon, $20 entry fee, free to spectators, vendor fee $40. Raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, deejay, food, activities for kids. Top 25 plus Specialty Awards. 3844 NC Hwy 8 S., Lexington. Info at 336-357-7126 or cburris@ach-nc.org [Craig Burris]

 

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. Also April 25 • May 30 • June 27 • Sept. 26 • Oct. 24

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 — • 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 • 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. $35. Wednesday 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

— 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 — • 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 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 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

 

Tonight: 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

Tonight: Spencer Woman’s Club — see briefs page 2. Spencer Woman’s Club hosts solar speakerSPENCER — The Spencer Woman’s Club invites the public to hear expert Lane Wallace present a program on solar energy.She will be speaking at the clubhouse, 100 Third Street, on Thursday at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for this event. The club is also accepting donations of used tennis shoes and sneakers to be recycled by Nike to provide cushioning for playgrounds.

Walt Wolfram, PhD on ‘Talkin’ Tarheal,’ The Language Legacy of North Carolina — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. Country Club of Salisbury. Dinner reservations $32 each; RSVP to Gerry at 704-213-6008. Info at www.esuus.org

‘Support and Defend’ Rally — 1-5 p.m. Sunday, March 29: American Legion Park, 115 Gantt St., Faith, Your Oath to the Constitution Does Not Expire! Come and Reaffirm Your Oath! Guest speakers: Krisanne Hall, Wild Bill for America, and Sheriff Mack. rain or shine event, bring your own chair. RSVP: http://supportanddefendrally.eventbrite.com For info contact: rowanoathkeepers@gmail.com

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.

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.

Community Forum at Catawba — 7:30 p.m. February 17: Dr. Racelle Weiman with stories of women who stood against genocidal policies of Nazi Germany from 1933-1945. Tom Smith Auditorium of Ralph W. Ketner Hall. Admission is free.

 

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

Auditions for St. Thomas Players’ ‘A Doll’s House’ — 7 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, April 27-28 at the Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W Harrison St. Performance dates June 18-20 and 25-28 at 7:30 p.m. 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. All roles are available. Visit www.leestreet.org/auditions/ Performance

Auditions for “My Time To Shine” Talent Showcase — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 14. 1121 Old Concord Road (upstairs). Contact Dottie Gettinger at 704-278-3314.

Auditions for The Phoenix Readers — Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W Harrison St, Salisbury (parking & entrance behind Haven Lutheran Church).

 

Film

 

The RiverRun International Film Festival — Coming to Winston-Salem April 16-26. RiverRun will announce the full film lineup for this year’s Festival on March 17.

 

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

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

The Guild Gallery, 11 Union St., lower level, Concord — A new exhibit of local artists in oil, w/c, acrylic, multimedia paintings, plus photography, on display until April 30. 3D art is shown at the Guild Gallery and Gift shop on the lower level. Free, open to the public. 704-795-1901 or www.cabarrusartguild.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

 

VA Employees Association Spring Bazaar —March 27, Building 6 Gymnasium, Contact Kelly.vanager@va.gov for details.

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/

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

American Children’s Home 17th annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show —Saturday, May 16: $20 entry fee, free to spectators, vendor fee $40. 3844 NC Hwy 8 S., Lexington. Info at 336-357-7126 or cburris@ach-nc.org [Craig Burris]

JCPrice American Legion 2015 Memorial Week Celebration — Applications are now being taken. Dates of celebration are May 27-June 7. Contact Abe Daniels at 704-754-5412 or 704-640-1893. All vendors must apply to health department for permit 30 days prior to first day of event.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — See Call for Vendors. 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. Also April 25 • May 30 • June 27 • Sept. 26 • Oct. 24

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 — See Call for Vendors. 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. Also April 25 • May 30 • June 27 • Sept. 26 • Oct. 24

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. 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. Also April 25 • May 30 • June 27 • Sept. 26 • Oct. 24

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 Artists

 

Oktoberfest Juried Arts and Craftsapplications accepted —  October 9, 10, and 11, 2015 in Downtown Hickory.  A juried event with prizes  for the top three artisans. The Arts & Crafts area includes paintings, sculpture, pottery, handmade swings, candles, jewelry, photography and more. Booth spaces are 10 x 10 and limited to one craftsperson per booth.  Registration accepted until Thursday, August 1. Booth fees are $200 with electricity available for an additional $25. Applications and guidelines at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com.

 

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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