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Roundabout: What’s Happening April 9-15

Festivals

Hurley Park Spring Celebration — 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Lake Drive and Annandale Avenue featuring The Salisbury Swing Band, Carriage rides by Horse & Carriage, LTD of Salisbury, Magic by Glen, City of Salisbury Fire Department, Carolina Artists, Rowan County Master Gardeners, Wacky Doo the Clown, Arbor Day Celebration , juggling by Cole McDonnell. Free refreshments provided by Cheerwine & Hurley Park. 704-638-4459 or dbeck@salisburync.gov

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.

13th Hickory Hops beer festival — 1-7 p.m. Saturday, April 25: Olde Hickory Station, 232 Government Ave. SW., Downtown Hickory. Live music by the Baby Black Orchestra, rain or shine. Come celebrate North Carolina’s craft beer industry. Tickets $30 at www.hickoryhops.com or $40 at the gate. For age 21 +.

Daniel Boone Family Festival — 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2: A celebration of Daniel and Rebecca’s wedding here in Davie County. Crafts, reenactors, historical tours, kids area, food, entertainment. In downtown Mocksville. Entertainment at Junker’s Mill Outdoor Stage. Event is free. www.danielboonefamilyfestival.com or 336-909-2263.

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

BrickMagic LEGO Festival — May 9-10: Ticketed event t the Embassy Suites Charlotte/Concord with activities such as cool car building contest, free build room (filled with loose LEGO bricks), a theatre that shows non-stop animated LEGO films all weekend. A percentage of ticket sales and proceeds from benefit auction go to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. See www.brickmagic.org

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/

The return of the annual Rowan Blues And Jazz Festival — May 16, at the Rail Walk Arts District at the corner of N. Lee and Kerr Streets. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. www.rowanbluesandjazz.org

NC Open Workshop and Paint Out — Aug. 11-15: • Aug. 11-13: Plein Air Painting Workshop • Aug. 14-15: NC Open Plein Air Paint Out • Register for each at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882.

 

Theater 

PPT’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ — Tickets go on sale Monday. Adults $15, seniors/students $12. Show dates for award-winning comedy April 23-May 2. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Twin City Stage presents ‘Anne of Green Gables’ — May 1-3: Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. Tickets $12 at www.twincitystage.org

 

Music & more 

St. John’s Men’s Chorus 20th annual spring concert — 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3: A Jubilant Song! Sanctuary, St. John’s Lutheran Church 200 W. Innes St., Downtown Salisbury. Offering will support Community Care Clinic. 704-636-3431, www.stjohns-salisbury.org

Kannapolis annual Summer Entertainment Series starts in May — See complete schedule at www.kannapolisnc.gov

Union Street live season in Concord — 6-9 p.m. third Thursday of each month May-August in Historic Downtown Concord • May 21: The Tams • June 18: Too Much Sylvia • July 16: Ken Knox & Company • Aug. 20: Jim Quick & Coastline. www.concorddowntown.com

Madrigalia: Songs of Fire — Saturday, April 11: Piedmont Chamber Singers’ spring program, a juxtaposition of fiery and passionate music by master madrigalists of the Renaissance and the 21st century. At Ardmore Baptist Church, 501 Miller St., Winston-Salem. Tickets $15. Children free with accompanying adult. Call 336-722-4022 or email: tickets@piedmontchambersingers.org or see www.piedmontchambersingers.org/tickets.php

Local Bluegrass bands on last Fridays — 7 p.m. the last Friday every month: “Pickin’ for the Master” Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Reynolds Auditorium — May 30: 8-Track Saturday Night with Ray Goodman & Brown, The Delfonics with William Hart, Blue Magic. Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road, Winston Salem. Tickets at reynoldsautidorium.com

Rascal Flatts Riot Tour With Scotty McCreery and Raelynn — July 25: PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte. Tickets on sale April 10 at 10 a.m. at LiveNation.com, via the Live Nation app, at the venue box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone 800-745-3000.

Harrah’s Cherokee — • 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

The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center — 130 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. Complete listings at 704-372-1000 or www.blumenthalarts.org

 

History 

Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14: “150 Years Ago: Stoneman Was Here.” Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., (rear entrance, use elevator) 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

18th Annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — April 17-19: sponsored by the Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Includes banquet, lectures, memorial services, tour of the prison site. Registration $75. information: Symposium chair Sue Curtis, 704-637-6411 or southpaws@fibrant.com

Fort Dobbs hosts French and Indian War Re-enactment — April 18-19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday: Fort Dobbs State Historic Site, Statesville, allows visitors to meet soldiers, American Indians and civilians from the 250 years ago through encampments, trades demonstrations, battle reenactments. Battle re-enactment 2 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday. $3 per person including sales tax. Children under 5 free. Fort Dobbs, 704-873-5882 or www.fortdobbs.org

Historic Latta Plantation Artisan Day — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 25: See 18th and 19th century artistry skills and interact with reenactors of backsmithing, book binding, gunsmithing, wood working, fiber-working, animal husbandry, more. Meet the Latta farm animals including the newest additions, Selah Grace and Bugle, two cotswald sheep born in March • $8 Adults, $7 seniors/students, children 5 and under free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org

An Introduction to Freedmen’s Bureau Records — 6:30-7:45 p.m. April 13: A free program to help you use these records to uncover ancestors. High Point Public Library. www.highpointmuseum.org or ncroom@highpointnc.gov.

Historic Gold Hill 2015 Events 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill May 9: Gold Rush Days, sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association. Visit www.goldhillnc.com

 

Comedy

‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)!’ —  Low Ticket Alert. Call for details. 7:30 p.m. April 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

 

This & That 

Spring Photo Walk at Rowan Public Library— 10:30 a.m.-noon April 11: For all ages and skill levels. Begin at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St., walk downtown. Staff be available to assist. Bring a camera (even phones), wear comfortable clothing. Rain date April 18. Pre-register atwww.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8242.

9th Annual Touch-A-Truck — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18: Hands-on opportunity to explore 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

Sniff ‘n Snag egg hunt for your fur-kids — Registration 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 18: Faithful Friends’ annual Spring egg hunt event for dogs to find  1,000+ eggs with treats inside on Faithful Friends property, plus a raffle. Egg hunts starts at 11:30 a.m. Registration $10 per dog. Hot dog lunch will be available. Faithful Friends, 220 Grace Church Road. Call 704-633-1722, email frontdesk@faithfulfriendsnc.com or visit www.FaithfulFriendsNC.org

Salisbury Gun & Knife Show — April 18-19: Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rowan County Fairgrounds, $7. A family friendly event with great food and lots to look at. Contact@the-gunshow.com or 704-798-6162.

THD family events  — • First bike night of summer, tonight 6-9 p.m. Food, beer/wine vendor, music • Demo day, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. April 11: Deejay Fast Freddie, hotdogs. Rules apply • Birthday Bash, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18: Live music by 3 Card Monte, free food, free caricatures, brews, ride simulator • Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive.

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. 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

Blood Drive at Lake Norman Medical Center — 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 24: Bring photo ID. 704-660-4859, www.redcrossblood.org

‘My Time to Shine’ Talent Showcase — 6:-8 p.m. Saturday, April 25: At Livingstone College Auditorium, 701 W. Monroe St. Tickets $10. Info at 704-278-3314, tickets at www.dottieshome.org

Spring Fling Craft Fair at the Y — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, April 29. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Concord Library events — • League of Extraordinary Legos April 21 at 4:30 p.m. for ages 4-12. 704-920-2058 • A program on beekeeping, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. 704-920-2054 • Starting Your Own Virtual Family Tree, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. or April 25 at 3 p.m. Register at 704-920-2061 • Lettuce Learn About Plants Story Time for ages 5-12, April 25 at 3 p.m. 704-920-2058 • 27 Union St. North, Concord, www.cabarruscounty. us/library or Facebook

 

Fundraisers 

Civitan Club of Salisbury Spaghetti Feast — Friday, April 10: Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner 5-7:30 p.m. All proceeds support local charities and scholarships. Salisbury Civic Center, $8 at the door.

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

Epilepsy Foundation of NC — • Spring Stroll for Epilepsy, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25: Irwin Belk Track UNC-C, $10 for walkers • Chili Cook-Off at Piedmont Farmers Market, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 2: Free except for tasting. Sandy Ridge Road off I-40 at Colfax. Small cost for tasting chili • Info 1-800-451-0694.

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.

Major fundraiser for the purchase of summer hay for the horses — Saturday, May 2, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. for the Horse Protection Society of NC, at 2135 Miller Road, China Grove: Biennial ‘Tack and Treasure Sale’ www.horseprotection.org or email hps@horseprotection.org

Meals on Wheels of Rowan gala event — 5:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday May 2: See BRIEFS. page 3.

St. John’s Men’s Chorus 20th annual spring concert — 4 p.m. Sunday, May 3: A Jubilant Song! Sanctuary, St. John’s Lutheran Church 200 W. Innes St., Downtown Salisbury. Offering will support Community Care Clinic. 704-636-3431, www.stjohns-salisbury.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

PPT’s ‘Night on the Stage Fundraiser’ — May 29-30: Starring Broadway star Katie Rose Clarke. Very limited seating for this exclusive event. Call 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Wine & beer tastings 

RSVP for event at Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Friday, April 10: New releases from Ca’ Momi Winery of California with John McLaughlin. $5/person • 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14: RSVP for Airfield Estates of Washington State Wine and Cheese Tasting with Brad Potter, who will present eight award winning wines. This is a structured tasting with limited seating. Prepaid reservations only. $10/person; $5 Wine Club members. Deadline: Saturday, April 11 • SWS, 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

Cauble Creek Vineyard and Winery — NC’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 South Carolina band Rivertown. 704-278-4070.

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — 8 p.m. Tuesdays: live Trivia with prizes • 7 p.m. Thursdays: Jazz night with house band, no cover •8 p.m. Saturday: Trial by Fire (Journey tribute band) $10 cover • 8 p.m. Sunday- Karaoke with live band • 704-638-9647, http://djsrestaurant.com

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Tuesdays 8-10 p.m.: 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 — 7 p.m. Saturday 9th Anniversary show. Relentless Flood, 7th vessel, Scarred and Walking The Horizon. Public invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

JackRabbit Slim’s Live Music Pub, 209 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Wednesdays: 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 — • 5-8 p.m. Sundays: Jazz & blues open mic/jam hosted by Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen. Musicians should sign up by 4:30 p.m. • 6-9 p.m. Thursdays: Bring Your Oldies But Goodies LP Night: bring your favorite LPs in and play them on our turntable. Find Mean Mug on Facebook

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Nashville Nights debut: Sugar Smax, $5 cover • Now serving food Thu-Sat • Thursdays karaoke • Fridays live deejay • 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com

Rick’s BBQ and Grill, 929 S. Main St. — • 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday: Karaoke • 6 p.m. Tuesday: Cruise-in • 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday-Saturday: Karaoke. 704-642-0050.

Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — Free pool Sundays, 8-Ball tournament Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.

Tonight at Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 7:30-11 p.m.: Catawba college Concert series every Thursday with student bands • 10 p.m. Friday: Peewee Moore • 9 p.m. Saturday: the Urban Pioneers • Bike Night with Fast Freddie Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. plus open mic jam from 9 to 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: no jeans. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

 

Classes

Card making at the Y — • 1-3 p.m., April 20 • 6-8 p.m. April 30 • Make six cards. Non-member $15, member $12, J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Wine Down and Create — 6-8 p.m. first Mondays: Next class May 4: Patt Legg will lead the painting of May flowers. Green Goat Art Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer, next door to Pinocchio’s and across from N.C. Train Museum. Canvases available for purchase, all else provided. $35. Bring your own beverage, light snacks provided. Sign up at www.winddownandcreate.com and find us on Facebook. Class size is limited.

Pottery 101 — 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 — Green Goat Gallery, 516 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer or call 704-431-4527. www.greengoatgallery.com

Plein Air Painting Workshop – Aug.11-13: Artist John Ebersberger teaches three-day plein air workshop at Waterworks in conjunction with 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. May 23, July 25, Oct. 24: Instructor Steve Martin. River Pines Pottery, St. Stephens Church Road, Gold Hill. $50. Preregister at 704-279-9087 or stephensmartin@msn.com

Center for Faith and the Arts —Yoga, belly dance, NIA classes, movement and spoken word improv. Details 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.

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.: Adult oil classes, $45. Paint like the Old Masters, a more detailed and extensive class OR painting made simple for those who have never studied with Patt. Preregister at 704-232-6000. 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, sculpture. $10/two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

Create a painting in just one class — 6- p.m. Saturdays: For children and adults. 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

‘Women are Empowered’ — 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16: Discussion and panel sponsored by Town of East Spencer, 105 S. Long St., 704- 636-7111.

Margaret Maron at Pfeiffer’s annual spring luncheon — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 14: Discussing her latest book “Designated Daughters,” Misenheimer campus, Stokes Student Center, 48380 U.S. Hwy 52N. Reservations and tickets $30 for non-members at 704-463-3035 or email advance@pfeiffer.edu by April 7.

 

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.

 

Home & Garden

Make a Spring garden apron — Saturday April 18, 1 and 2 and 3 p.m.: Make A Garden Apron! Bring a pair of jeans and scissors…takes minutes! And it’s free, at Carolina Lily, new location at 314 Depot St. 704 639-0033, www.carolinalily.com

‘Growing a Healthy Garden’ — Noon, Wednesday, April 22: Speaker Darrell Blackwelder Free, bring covered dish open to the public, must sign up. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Kneeling Gardeners annual plant sale — 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2: Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 East First St.

 

Auditions

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. Visit www.leestreet.org/auditions/ Performance

Uwharrie Players host free audition workshop — 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 25: Fun, informative workshop designed to alleviate fear and anxiety of auditioning. McCain Clubhouse, 594 E, Main St., Albemarle. Register at www.uwharrieplayers.org or 704-983-1030.

 

Film

RiverRun International Film Festival — April 16-26: 165 films, including 74 features and 91 shorts. Held at various Winston-Salem venues. Tickets and info at www.riverrunfilm.com or 336-721-1945.

Inaugural Longleaf Film Festival premiere — 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 2: Winning entries in romance, drama, comedy, documentaries. Awards presentation at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Held at N.C. Museum of History, 5 E. Edenton St., downtown Raleigh Details at LongleafFilmFestival.com or www.ncmuseumofhistory.org

 

Art 

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — 20 Years Of CFA: The Retrospective Exhibit. 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’s intricate cut-paper of nature and birds. 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.- 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. 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. — ‘Assemblage’ on display through April 17: works by Michael Hamlin, Allison McGowan, Jennifer Mecca, Ron Philbeck, Amy Sanders, Julie Wiggins. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

story April 9: Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Exhibition of Art by Kenneth Koskela including watercolors, oils and etching. April 2–25. Opening reception Friday, April 10, 6-8 p.m. 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. 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

Robert F. Phifer Art Collection — On loan from NC Museum of Art. Exhibition includes 19th and early 20th century paintings last on public display in 1973. Collection resides at Concord Museum, 65 Union St. South. http://historiccabarrus.com/

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

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

 

Trips 

Trip to Cherokee — Saturday, April 25: Sponsored by the Kerr -Carr family reunion. Cost $40; the casino will give back $20. Contact Cathy Alexander 704-636-8900 or Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073.

YMCA sponsored trips — • 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 at Martha’s Vineyard with the Community Travelers. June 14-20. Contact Alfreda Brenda Cowan for details 704-633-9073.

Trip to Ohio’s Amish Country — June 2-5: Warther Museum, Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center, Lehman’s famous general store, Troyer Candle Shop, Hershberger’s Bakery, Guggesberg’s cheese factory, Walnut Creek country store and a play. RSVP to Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.

 

Call for vendors

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

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 at www.goldhillnc.com and send questions to goldhillmerchants association@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 — 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. 

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

brief? 4th Annual Chickweed event — July 18: Vendor applications accepted for 4th annual Celebrating Indestructible Women evening street festival that features all-women artists and performers raising funds and awareness for Rowan Family Crisis Council battered women’s shelter. 405 N. Lee St. Artists, crafters, service, food vendors welcome. email wjbeeker@gmail.com

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. Register by Aug. 1 at www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

 

Call for performers

Henderson guitar competition — Apply through May 1 for 21st annual Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition. Winner receives handmade Henderson guitar. Family-friendly festival is June 20 at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson, Va. Application and details at www.waynehenderson.org Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — See Call for Vendors.

Lexington’s 19th Annual Multicultural Festival — See Call for Vendors.

Downtown Hickory’s 30th annual Oktoberfest — Oct. 9-11: See call for Vendors.

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Bluegrass jam for acoustic musicians. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439. www.themontgomerystore.com

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org

 

Call for artists

Concord Arts Festival Funky Spring Display — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2: Spring into Arts Festival hosting ‘spring’ display; create a unique sculpture or functional item using metal springs to be put on fun display at the Spring into Arts Festival. Questions? contact diane@concorddowntown.com or kristin@concorddowntown.com or call 704-784-4208.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — See Call for Vendors.

RockyFest in Alexander County — See Call for Vendors.

Call for artists: Participating in Downtown Salisbury’s First Friday Gallery Gallop on June 5 from 5-9 p.m. Participating artists will be assigned a sidewalk or closed street location to display, no vendor fee required. Contact promotions director at mollie@visitsalisburync.com or 704-637-7814 weekdays. Deadline May 25.

4th Annual Chickweed event — July 18: See call for Vendors.

Downtown Hickory Art Crawl — Sept. 17: Juried show with artists. For application contact Barbara at blsinclair1@bellsouth.net or Connie at info@downtownhickory.com or call 828-322-1121. Deadline Aug. 1.

Downtown Hickory’s 30th annual Oktoberfest — Oct. 9-11: See call for Vendors.

 

Call for volunteers 

Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers for upcoming festivals and events including July 18, Aug. 8, Aug. 29, Sept. 4, Oct. 3, and Dec. 12. Receive recognition at annual awards ceremony and possible T-shirt. Contact Mollie Ruf at mollie@visitsalisburync.com or 704-637-7814.

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

14th Annual Walk to End Lupus Now: Charlotte — Saturday, May 16 at Central Piedmont Community College Belk Plaza, 425 N. Kings Drive. Site set-up, registration, parking, kids area, first aid, support and gear vehicles, food and beverage, finish line cheerleaders, breakdown. Volunteers will be given a T-shirt and meal. Sign up at www.lupusnc.org, email info@lupusnc.org or call 877-849-8271, ext. 4.

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

 

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