Roundabout — What’s Happening April 16-22

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 16, 2015

RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 25: Sniff ‘n Snag egg hunt for your fur-kids — Registration 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday: Faithful Friends’ annual Spring egg hunt event for dogs on Faithful Friends property, plus a raffle. Egg hunts starts 11:30 a.m. Registration $10 per dog. Hot dog lunch available. Faithful Friends, 220 Grace Church Road. 704-633-1722, email frontdesk@faithfulfriendsnc.com or visit www.FaithfulFriendsNC.org

 

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 Back Creek Bluegrass Boys. 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 • 8:30 p.m. Saturday: Machine Gun ($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 — Saturday, 8 p.m. until: Trinity opens for Holy Hip Hop and The Anti Bully Project by the the Daniel L. Safrit Praise Foundation. Speaker Scottie Safrit; music by Countre Boi, Monique Dupree, Big Boi Hurt, Seviin, Greg Luster, T-Shep, Capa, Constant Battle. $5. 704-213-1467.

JackRabbit Slim’s Live Music Pub, 209 S. Main St. —  6 p.m. Wednesdays: Danny Franklin hosts Songwriters Jam • 5-7 p.m. April 23 and 25: 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

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:  Soakin Wet, $5 cover • Thursdays karaoke • Fridays live deejay • 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com

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

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

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub, 127 S. Main St. — 7:30-11 p.m. Thursdays: Catawba college Concert series with student bands • 10 p.m. Friday: Jive Mother Mary • 10 p.m.  Saturday: Extended Pleasures w/Kenny Thomas   • Bike Night with Fast Freddie Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. plus open mic jam from 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: no jeans. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 17: Malbec wine tasting with Stephanie.  Friday is World Malbec Day and what better way to celebrate than a wine tasting with Malbecs from France, Argentina, California.  $5/person • 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. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com

This & That 

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

The Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Each Friday and Saturday in April: walk covers six block area down town. Ttales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs; in the 1800s Salisbury earned the reputation as the “wettest and wickedest” town in the state. Bring camera, smart phone, a flashlight.  $5 students,  $10 adults, 5 and under free.Info at salisburyghostwalk.org, email reservations to boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or call John at 704- 798-3102.

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.

First Friday Downtown — May 1: Dual celebration of art and music downtown; ‘Come Tickle Our Ivories’ project by Salisbury Symphony grand unveiling 5-9 p.m. May 1 . 704-637-7814 or email mollie@vistisalisburync.com.

THD family events — • 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.

Blood Drive at Lake Norman Medical Center — 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, April 24: In Community Rooms A & B. Bring photo ID. 704-660-4859, www.redcrossblood.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

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

‘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

THD family events — • Cornhole tournament, noon-4 p.m. April 25: $5 pre-register by April 19 or $8 after. Prizes for first, second, third place. Live music by Skyfold and also Deejay Fast Freddie. Ice cream, hot dogs, brew. Ride simulator • Demo day, noon-2 p.m. May 2: Radio remote with 99.7 The Fox, free refreshments. Rules apply. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive.

28th Thomasville Memorial Day parade and ceremonies — Beginning 10 a.m Monday, May 25: Grand Marshal North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest. Pre-Memorial day event 6:30 p.m. Sunday May 24: concert featuring the Ladies for Liberty, a 1940s singing troupe Held at T. Austin Finch Auditorium. Info Joe Leonard, 336-239-2964.

Saving Grace Therapeutic Programs hosting NC Equine Expo — May 30-31: at Chandelle Farms, 565 Trexler Loop Salisbury. Clinicians, demonstrations, lectures, and vendors all centered around horses and pets.  $10 for one day, $15 for both days. Children 5-12 are $5 for one day, $8 for both days. Children 4 and under are free. A fundraiser for the therapeutic equine assisted programs at Saving Grace that are provided to people with special needs and disabilities. Tickets at www.savinggracefarm.com and click the Expo link at the top of the page (also sold through Eventbrite). Information at www.savinggracefarm.com, call 704-638-2339 or email janna@savinggracefarm.com Vendors accepted until May 10. Sponsorships available as well.

History 

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. Info 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 including 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

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

 

Music & more 

TONIGHT: Sun-Dried Vibes at the Davis Theatre — 7:30 p.m. April 16:   65 Union St. S. in downtown Concord in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse. 704-920-2753 or www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

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. www.concorddowntown.com

Local Bluegrass bands on last Fridays — 7 p.m. last Fridays: “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. LiveNation.com OR 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

Dancing Pros Live : April 19

An Evening With David Sedaris: April 20

Charlotte Ballet’s Contemporary Fusion: April 23-25

The Screwtape Letters: April 26

An Evening with The Doobie Brothers: May 5

Pippin: May 19-24

Open Mic Night: May 22

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers: May 26

Jay Leno: May 28

 

Theater 

PPT’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ — 7:30 p.m. April  23-25, 29-30 and May 1-2; matinee April 26 at 2:30 p.m.  Adults $15, seniors/students $12. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Old Courthouse Theater presents ‘Red, White and Tuna’ — SEE STORY PAGE 6?  Performances: May 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8 p.m.
May 10, 17, 24 at 2:30 p.m. – Sunday matinee. 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

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

 

Comedy

Charlotte Squawks 11 — June 5-28: “The 11th Glower.” It’s Saturday Night Live meets Broadway meets the Queen City. Tickets start at $24.50 at www.blumenthalarts.org or thttps://tix.carolinatix.org/

 

Fundraisers 

Groovin for Gunner  BBQ benefit —  April 18 at Stars And Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road. Proceeds go to medical expenses for fellow biker with kidney disease • Noon: BBQ plates $8 at Stars and Bars • Live entertainment Friday-Saturday April 17-18: Made of Monuments Friday 9:30 p.m.;  Saturday 9:30 p.m. Live and Chinese auction drive in bike show , $5 for one night or  $8 for two • Free camping Friday- Saturday  • Bike wash saturday afternoon.

Scrabble Scramble 12 — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21 at Trinity Oaks. Buffet dinner, three rounds of team Scrabble, $30 per person, $300 for table of ten. Sponsored by Rowan County Literacy Council. Call 704-216-8266 for more information.

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. Stroll to support epilepsy programs • 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.

Do it yourself pet wash service benefits Shelter Guardians Inc.  — 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. every  Saturday in May: Uptown Dogs and Cats will donate 50% of do-it-yourself pet wash service sales. All DIY must be started by 2 p.m. 2125 Statesville Blvd.,  704 636 7260.

Major fundraiser for the purchase of summer hay for the horses — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 2 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 3: Biennial ‘Tack and Treasure Sale’ for the Horse Protection Society of NC, at 2135 Miller Road, China Grove: www.horseprotection.org or email hps@horseprotection.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” At the F&M Trolley Barn. Pre-Derby party, complete with mint juleps and hors d’ oeuvres, live large screen viewing of Kentucky Derby 6:25 p.m. Dinner by local restaurants and caterers in a “taste of Rowan County” style meal, dancing, 50/50 raffles. $60 each, $100 per couple. Information at 704-633-0352, Facebook “Meals on Wheels of Rowan” or email mowrowan@gmail.com

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

5th annual golf tournament to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries — 8 a.m. Saturday, May 16:  Corbin Hills Golf Course. In memory of Ted Luther. For info, to sign up or to sponsor call Paul Rogers 704-213-1986 or Wayne Kluttz 704-682-2910.

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

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

2015 LSt Beach Blast Fundraiser — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 30: Ring in the summer season with food, drinks, and dancing at Lee Street theatre at the second Beach Blast Fundraiser. Admission is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. RSVP to  704-310-5507.

 

Festivals

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.

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days  — 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9: Step back in time and join the folks in the Historic Village of Gold Hill for Gold Rush Days.  Local artists and craft persons displaying and selling. Also gold panning, live bluegrass music, and food to enjoy throughout the day. The village is located at 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill, North Carolina, 28071. Our flyer for the event at www.goldhillnc.com. goldhillmerchants association @gmail.com

BrickMagic LEGO Festival — May 9-10: Ticketed event at Embassy Suites Charlotte/Concord with cool car building contest, free build room (filled with loose LEGO bricks), 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

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

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

Juneteenth 20th anniversary celebration — 10a.m.-8 p.m June 13:  Family fun-filled day with food and merchandise vendors, games. live entertainment. Held at Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Free admission.J

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. Register for each at www.waterworks.org or 704-636-1882.

 

Classes

Smart Pedaling at RPL — 5:45-7 p.m. Monday, April 27:  Workshop participants visit stations set up by local experts to understand bicycle types, basic fitting, rules of the road, quick maintenance, bike-friendly trails, road routes, more. led by David Freeze and staffers from Skinny Wheels bike shop. South Rowan Regional Library in China Grove. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No charge to participate but registration is required at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-7841.

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.

Free two-day worship arts conference — Friday-Saturday, April 24-25: For worship leaders, musicians, pastors, youth, volunteers. SEE BRIEFS PAGE 2. Catawba College Worship Arts’ two-day conference  at Life Church, 710 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. Register at www.catawba.edu/worshipcon

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 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. No students under 18 without prior approval. 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.

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. 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

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, taught by certified art instructor. 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

Tonight: ‘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.

Jim Armstrong theorizes on the Lost Colony — 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30: Jim Armstrong, researcher and expert on North Carolina’s longest unsolved mystery, presents “The Lost Colony Discovered” at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. Presented by the Friends of Rowan Public Library. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or cal 704-216-8240.

 

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

10th annual Cabarrus spring plant & herb festival — 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18: 518 Winecoff School Road, Concord. Extension agent and Cabarrus County Master Gardeners on hand. www.mastergardenerscabarrus.org

‘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.

Master Gardener plant sale — 8:30 a.m.-noon, May 2: 2727 Old Concord Road. Flowers, shrubs, perennials, vines, ground covers, more. Master Gardeners on hand to help. Plant Swap at 10 a.m., bring three plants, no more than two of the same and swap for someone else’s plants. Garden item-related silent auction, proceeds to  benefit Rowan County Extension Horticulture Program. 704-279-8542.

Kneeling Gardeners annual plant sale — 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, May 2: Trinity United Methodist Church, 416 East First St., (across From A.L. Brown High School), Kannapolis.

 

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.

‘Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine’ — 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23: Film made 16 years after the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay student with ties to Catawba College. Tickets $5 + tax at leestreet.org/tickets

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 

RCCC’s annual ‘LitFest’ — 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, April 27-Tuesday, April 28: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s annual event on North Campus to  showcase student and faculty writing, artwork, and music.

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. 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. 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

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Exhibition of Art by Kenneth Koskela including watercolors, oils and etching. Through April 25. Thursday- Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Historic Salisbury’s Rail Walk Arts District. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St. — • In/Equity confronts human rights issues • Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — “Semantics” through  May 16. www.cabarrusartguild.org

Cabarrus Arts Guild  annual judged Spring show of 2D and 3D art — Reception 2 p.m. May 3; on display until July 10. 11 Union St. (lower level), Concord • CAG sponsoring new exhibit of A. L. Brown high school art at the same time, through the end of June.

Robert F. Phifer Art Collection — On loan from NC Museum of Art. Exhibition includes 19th and early 20th century paintings, July 14t. Collection resides at Concord Museum, 65 Union St. South. http://historiccabarrus.com/

Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — 60th anniversary events and opportunities. 704-663-6661, www.magart.org

Full Circle Arts — “Art About Women” through April 18. 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory, 828-322-7545, info@fullcirclearts.org

 

Trips 

Trip to Cherokee — 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 — • Mt. Airy, May 6: Visit two museums, see sights, shop. Leave 8:30 a.m. $23, lunch on your own • Broadway musical at Belk Theater, ‘Motown the Musical,’ Sept. 1, orchestra seating, limited space on  bus. $25 holds  seat • ‘Beauty and the Beast,’  Oct. 10, orchestra seating, limited space on the bus, $25 holds seat • 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

B&P Anitques fundraiser for cruise-in — April 18: To participate, vendors may call 704-636-6004 for details.

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

5th annual golf tournament to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries — 8 a.m. Saturday, May 16:  Corbin Hills Golf Course. In memory of Ted Luther. Companies/business may contribute goodies for giveaway bag. Call Paul Rogers 704-213-1986 or Wayne Kluttz 704-682-2910.

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.

Saving Grace hosting NC Equine Expo — May 30-31: At Chandelle Farms, Clinicians, demonstrations, lectures, vendors all centered around horses and pets. Vendors accepted until May 10. Sponsorships available as well. www.savinggracefarm.com or 704-638-2339 or email janna@saving gracefarm.com

Juneteenth 20th anniversary celebration applications — June 13 at  Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road. Food and merchandise vendors. Food vendors must have permit 15 day prior to event. Contact April Lee 704-433-8521, Johnny Moser 704-232-8291, Stanley McMullen 704-202-4686, Lisa Henderson-Braswell 425-210-5454, Jill Burch 704-267-2567, Patricia Blackmon 704-433-4639, Cheryle Moser 704-267-4295, Ebony Hooker 980-234-3031, Robert Jordan Jr. 336-971-4097, Robert Ware 704-658-2815.

4th annual Chickweed — July 18: Vendor applications accepted for 4th annual Celebrating Indestructible Women evening street festival with all-women artists and performers raising funds,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 writers

RPL’s annual Poetry SLAM — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 28: for middle and high school teens. In celebration of National Poetry Month. Cash prizes. Stanback Auditorium at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

 

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 — See Call for Vendors. 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

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

Juneteenth 20th anniversary celebration — June 13 at  Kelsey Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road • For morning program: Apollo Kids, Apollo Teens, Apollo Adults; prize for each category winner • Gospel Program: soloist, gospel groups, choir, praise dancers • No charge for talent applications • Contact April Lee 704-433-8521, Johnny Moser 704-232-8291, Stanley McMullen 704-202-4686, Lisa Henderson-Braswell 425-210-5454, Jill Burch 704-267-2567, Patricia Blackmon 704-433-4639, Cheryle Moser 704-267-4295, Ebony Hooker 980-234-3031, Robert Jordan Jr. 336-971-4097, Robert Ware 704-658-2815.

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. Deadline Aug. 1. Visit www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

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

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.  

Hickory’s photography competition — Intake 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 23 and 24, , and 10 a.m.-2 p.m April 25.  Open to all photographers.  Up to three photographs, framed and ready to hang, accepted from each entrant at Full Circle Arts. Show opens May 7 with reception from 6-8 p.m., on display through June 6. Information 828-322-7545 or www.fullcirclearts.org

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.

RockyFest in Alexander County — See Call for Vendors. 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 828-632-1093.

Downtown Salisbury’s First Friday Gallery Gallop —  5-9 p.m. June 5:  Participating artists 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.

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. Three-day outdoor festival with live entertainment, beer gardens, amusement rides, carnival games, juried arts and crafts show, food and commercial vendors. Deadline Aug. 1. Visit www.hickoryoktoberfest.com

 

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 get 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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