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Roundabout — What’s Happening March 19-25

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Theater

 

Closing Weekend for PPT’s Tony-winning musical ‘CATS’  — 7:30 p.m. tonight through SaturdayAdults $18, seniors/students $15. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.  www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Tickets on sale now for ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)!’

— 7:30 p.m. April 2-4 and 9-11: $15 + tax. All 37 plays in 97 minutes! Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center at the Tom & Martha Smith Event Center, 329 N. Lee St., tickets $15 + tax at 704-310-5507 or www.leestreet.org/tickets

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

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

Easter events in Gold Hill — begins 10 a.m Saturday, April 4: Easter Egg Hunt (for children up to age 10) and Spring Fest. Children’s activities for a nominal charge incl. Easter treat hop, Easter egg dying, sand art, carrot ring toss, bean bag toss, kid tattoos, more. Easter Bunny available for photo opportunities. The village is located at 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill sponsored by the Gold Hill Merchants’ Association; shops will be open.

Easter Eggstravaganza — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 4 — Easter egg hunt, kids bicycle show, magician • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Deejay Fast Freddie, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream and Nathan’s Hot Dogs. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive.

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

 

 

Music and more

 

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.

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

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 • 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 Bott: June 6

 

History

 

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

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

History Club, “150 Years Ago: Stoneman Was Here”  Tuesday, April 14, 7 p.m.    Email rowanmuseum@fibrant.com

Charlotte History Museum programs — The Charlotte Museum of History, 3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, 704-568-1774.

  • Famous and infamous women of NC — 6 p.m. March 24: Storyteller Randell Jones, editor of Scoundrels, Rogues, and Heroes of the Old North State, recounts the scandalous tales of the Tar Heel state. $5 general admission. Register at www.charlottemuseum.org/Register.asp
  • Women’s History Tea — 4 p.m. March 22: In honor of women’s history month, historian Ann Williams will share the fascinating stories of four nineteenth-century women who lived in Mecklenburg County. Enjoy freshly brewed tea, scones, tea sandwiches, and sweets. $25. Register at www.charlottemuseum.org/Register.asp

 

Comedy

 

Barry McGee’s ‘Healing with Humor Tour’ —  10:30 am. Sunday March 29: Award-winning comedian McGee at Main Street Baptist Church, 1615 N. Main St., China Grove.

 

This and 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.

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.

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.

Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) 
— March 27-28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: At Spencer Doll and Toy Museum. With antiques dealer and board member Michael Hanson. $5per item, limit 2 items per person. 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

THD demo day – 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. March 28: Deejay Fast Freddie, hotdogs. Rules apply. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive.

Lazy 5 Vets 10-year celebration & open house —1-4p.m. Saturday, April 4: Features petting zoo, bounce house, refreshments, prizes, behind-the-scenes tours. 2916 S. Main St., 704-636-1100, www.lazy5vets.com

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

Concord Library events — • 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 •  Awesome Pageturners! for ages 8-10 March 31 at 4:30 p.m. “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH” by Robert C. O’Brien plus a game. Register at 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty. us/library or Facebook

 

 

Fundraisers

 

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.

NCTC Fundraiser featuring local talent and special guest Daniel Truhitte — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28: Performances by local talent, Catawba College students, Now Are the Foxes Improv Comedy, and special guest Daniel Truhitte, who is best known for his portrayal of Rolfe in the 1965 film “The Sound of Music.”Pproceeds from the door go to benefit the North Carolina Theatre Conference, a portion of concessions tips will benefit the Blue Masque. Lee Street Theater & Performing Arts Center at the Tom & Martha Smith Event Center. 329 N. Lee St., 704-310-5507 or visit www.leestreet.org

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

Spencer Presbyterian Church’s breakfast and bake sale fundraiser — 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28: $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Proceeds support ministries of the church. In the fellowship hall, 117 1st St., off Salisbury Ave. across from the entrance to NC Transportation Museum.

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 research. Information/registration at www.gwc.jdrf.org

Color Downtown Mocksville Fun Run — 9-11 a.m. Saturday, May 2: Historic downtown Mocksville’s first color fun run (1 mile) to benefit victims of domestic violence. $20 adults $10 students Kids 5 and under free. 336-751-3450 for info.

Meals on Wheels of Rowan gala event — 5:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday May 2: “Itchin’ for a Kitchen” : SEE BRIEFS PAGE 2.

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

 

 

Wine and beer tastings

 

Tonight at Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. tonight:  German Beer Tasting.  A selection of six German beers featuring some specialties from Weihenstephan, the worlds oldest brewery. $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 20: Down Under Tasting with Mike Flock, Ararat Imports featuring six wines from Australia and New Zealand. $5/person • 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 21: Free wine tasting at Carolina Lily, 314 Depot St. (across from Amtrak) • SWS, 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 with MJ and Friends. 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 3/21: Arsena Schroeder and Defenders of The Cross. 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.  — • Every Wednesday starting at 6 p.m. Danny Franklin hosts Songwriters Jam • 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11: Danny Franklin opens for Josh Sanders. 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

Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St., next to Mambo Grill — 5 to 8 p.m. Sundays: Jammin’ Jazz n’ Blues with Pat Mother Blues Cohen and Friends. Find Mean Mug on Facebook.

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday Bak @ Ya sat night, $5 cover …. Thursday – karaoke and Friday – DJ as well • 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. — 8 p.m.-midnight tonight: Inaugural Catawba college Concert series every Thursday with student bands. This week: The Damon Atkins Band followed by the Capra Hircus Band • Friday: Blazin Bob Blues • Saturday: CC Mullins and Rude Mood • Bike Night with Fast Freddie Tuesdays 6-9 p.m., open mic jam 9-midnight • 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

 

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

 

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 • Dancing Teapot March 26

— 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 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

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

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 • 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 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

 

‘It’s Not What You’re Eating,
It’s What You’re NOT Eating’ — 5:45-7 p.m. Monday, March 23: Free workshop on nutrition with cooking demonstration and an educational presentation. South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove. Preregister at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-7841.

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

‘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

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.

Project Cover Inc. presents “Conversations from the Porch” — Forum 2: On available local resources. 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March. 24. Held at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Info and registration at https://projectcover.wordpress.com/conversations-from-the-porch/ , 704-782-0072.

 

Singles

 

Piedmont Singles — 6:15 p.m. Fridays: Bingo. For singles as well as those widowed or divorced. 1908 Statesville Blvd., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, no joining fee, donations appreciated, covered dish.

New Beginnings Singles Club of Lake Norman — 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays: social group of singles over 50, Captain’s Galley Restaurant in Mooresville. Visitors welcome. 704-677-2331.

 

 

Auditions

 

Three opportunities for youth auditions for PPT’s ‘Charlotte’s Web’ — March 24 and 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

PPT’s ‘Charlotte’s Web’ youth audition workshop — 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 21. $40. Instructor Edward Whitney will work on effective audition techniques specifically geared towards PPT’s upcoming youth production of “Charlotte’s Web.”  Only 25 spots available. To sign up call 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 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.

 

Film

 

The RiverRun International Film Festival — Coming to Winston-Salem April 16-26. All tickets  $12 unless otherwise noted. Visit www.riverrunfilm.com for complete listings and venues.

Art

 

Reception tonight for 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

Cabarrus Arts announces grand pOpening of the Robert F. Phifer Art Collection 
— 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26:  on loan from NC Museum of Art.  Mr. Phifer (1849-1928) was a prosperous planter, cotton buyer, and the first benefactor of the North Carolina Museum of Art. Exhibition includes fourteen 19th and early 20th century paintings that were last on public display in 1973. For information visit http://historiccabarrus.com/

Stroll Downtown for the Art Walk  The Cabarrus Arts Council organizes Art Walks in  Downtown Concord in conjunction with exhibitions. Galleries and shops display visual art and host artist demonstrations.  Live music, refreshments, and artists make these evenings fun for all ages. The next Art Walk will be Friday, March 27 from 6-9 p.m.

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — 20 Years Of CFA: The Retrospective Exhibit features 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 — Fun and functional artwork by local and NC artists. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday evening, 6-8 p.m. 704-431-4527. See events and artist’s work at www.greengoatgallery.com

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — 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, through 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 — 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

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.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

Gold Hill Merchants’ Association annual  Gold Rush Days — Saturday, May 9: Artists, crafters, service and food vendors welcome to the village for this family-oriented event that will also include live music and gold panning.  Vendor application available at www.goldhillnc.com and send questions to goldhillmerchantsassociation@gmail.com

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

JCPrice American Legion 2015 Memorial Week Celebration — Applications accepted for May 27-June 7 celebration. 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.

Call for vendors at RockyFest in Alexander County — Saturday, May 9: Vendor applications being accepted for the third annual RockyFest being held at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, Taylorsville. Visit www.RockyFacePark.com/RockyFest or call Park Ranger Alisha Stamey at 828-632-1093.

Downtown Hickory’s 30th annual Oktoberfest — Oct. 9-11: Three-day outdoor festival with live entertainment, beer gardens, amusement rides, carnival games, juried arts and crafts show, food and commercial vendors. Registration deadline Aug. 1. Visit 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.

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

Downtown Hickory’s 30th annual Oktoberfest — Oct. 9-11: See call for Vendors. Three-day outdoor festival with live entertainment, beer gardens, amusement rides, carnival games, juried arts and crafts show, food and commercial vendors. Registration deadline Aug. 1. Visit www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

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.

Call for artists at RockyFest in Alexander County — Saturday, May 9: Vendor applications being accepted for the third annual RockyFest being held at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area, Taylorsville. Visit www.RockyFacePark.com/RockyFest or call Park Ranger Alisha Stamey at 828-632-1093.

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.

Downtown Hickory’s 30th annual Oktoberfest — Oct. 9-11: See call for Vendors. Three-day outdoor festival with live entertainment, beer gardens, amusement rides, carnival games, juried arts and crafts show, food and commercial vendors. Registration deadline Aug. 1. Visit 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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