Roundabout: What’s Happening Oct. 29-Nov. 4

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 29, 2015


PPT box office opens for ‘Magic Tree House: The Knight At Dawn’ — Nov. 6: Norvell box office opens for seat namers and season ticket holders. Public tickets on sale Nov. 9. Show dates  Nov. 13 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., Nov 14 and 21 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/ students $8. Call 704-633-5471 or visit www.Piedmont Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Catawba’s Blue Masque presents ‘Godspell’ — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-14: Hedrick Little Theatre. Directed by Joe Hernandez. One of the longest running Off-Broadway musicals before moving to Broadway in June of 1976.Tickets 704-637-4481, or at the door. Opening night reception after Nov. 10 performance.

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents ‘The Wiz’ — Dec. 3-5, 10-12, and 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays-Sundays Dec. 5-6, 12- 3, and 19- 20 at 2 p.m. at the Murphey School Auditorium (224 Polk St., Raleigh). $2; Thursday performances $15.

Piedmont Players Theatre season tickets — or 704-633-5471.

Lee Street theatre season tickets — or 704-310-5507.

Catawba College’s Blue Masque season tickets — or 704-637-4481.


Music & more 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Oct. 30: Opening set with Praise Grass, then open acoustic jam session. Concessions available. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,

Music at the Mural — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31: Wayward Reason performs at the outdoor concert series at the Salisbury Mural on W. Fisher St. Bring a lawn chair. Info at or 704-216-PLAY.

Salisbury Symphony season tickets — 2015-16 season: “Transformations.”

Veterans Day events

RSVP by Nov. 1 for annual Veteran appreciation dinner — 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7: Annual Veteran appreciation dinner in the former JCPenney at West End Plaza. Call or text  704-639-4321 or sign up at Thelma’s Restaurant, 704-267-6219.

Meet with Senator Thom Tillis — 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9: Morning coffee and conversation with Veterans,  Richard’s Coffee Shop, 165 N. Main St., Mooresville. Info, office of Senator Tillis, 704-604-2529.

Annual Veterans Day parade and activities — •• 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11: Bldg. 6 at the VA, presentation of Colors with Jim Green, vice chair Rowan County Commissioners •• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Food served at VFW Post 3006, where the helicopter is. $6/plate ••Parade in two locations: 1 p.m. at the VA; 2:30 p.m. in Salisbury, from Stallings Memorial Baptist Church to Kerr Street. Sponsored by Rowan County Veteran Council. Info: Bill Craddock 704-754-0414 or Bill Lane 704-647-9655.

Veterans Day at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum— 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11: Family appropriate battle exhibits by artist Roger Jones, American Civil War and Battle of Waterloo. All visitors receive a free soldier. Free admission for veterans. 108 Fourth St., Spencer, 704-762-9359 www.spencerdoll andtoymuseum. com

K&W Cafeterias Thanks Veterans — 4 p.m. to closing  Wednesday, Nov. 11: Choice of a free entrée with Military ID or proof of military service. Dine-in or take-out.



Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10: “Carolina Revolution.” Free. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., rear entrance. 704-633-5946,,


This & That 

Concord Spider Band Alumni Association Alumni Night — 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30: Rededication ceremony in CHS band room before football game. Alumni invited to join the band in the stands to play during the game.

Events at the Y open to the public — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7: Second Time Around Band dance, bring a snack to share. $7 per person  • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

First Friday Downtown — 5-9 p.m. Nov. 6: Paw Around Downtown: Bring your pooch out to enjoy shopping in downtown in pet friendly locations.  See

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 3:30-9 p.m. Nov. 14: Family fun free to the public. 113 W. 1st St., Downtown Kannapolis. Last of the season.

Horizons Unlimited —   Nov. 21: 3 p.m Nature Hike at Tom E. Smith Exploratorium for National Take a Hike Day • 7p.m. Planetarium show: New Horizons, what’s the big deal about Pluto? $3 • 9 p.m. Laser show: Pink Floyd The Wall and live sky, $5 per person. Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. unlimited-margaret-c- woodson-planetarium

American Girl Inspired Junior Collectors Tea — 11:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Nov. 14: Displays, door prizes, tea food buffet, helpers, programs, souvenirs, museum tour. Hosted by Rowan Doll Society of NC. 108 Fourth St., Spencer. RSVP to or 704-458-9819.

THD family events — •• Saturday, Nov. 14: Meet Jean Davidson, granddaughter of Walter Davidson. Book signing 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-5 p.m. •• “Yell & Tell” children’s program 2-3 p.m., aimed at the young child who sees something dangerous, feels afraid and doesn’t know what to do •• Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044,

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum Antiques Appraisal Fair (Roadshow Style) — Nov. 20-21: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with antiques dealer Michael Hanson. $5 per item, limit two. 108 4th St., Spencer, 704-762-9359, www.spencerdolland

Toby Tyler Circus — Friday, Nov. 20: Showtimes 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from free -$8 for kids and $9.75-$28 for adults. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. or call 941-879-4444 .



Cleveland Lions Brunswick Stew — 11 a.m.–3 p.m.  or until gone, Saturday Oct. 31. Dine in $7, take out quart $7, half gallon $13, gallon $25. Cleveland Lions Den, Cemetery St.

North Hills Christian School Skeet Shoot — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31: Entry fee Includes lunch. $135 for 5-person team; $ 30 per individual. All proceeds support NHCS athletic department. Rowan County Wildlife Association, 650 Majolica Road. Information: Fred Bowers,

45th Annual Louisiana Turkey Gumbo —11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Brincefield Hall, 385 Lumen Christi Lane. $8 meal includes gumbo, rice, salad, punch bowl cake, drink, roll. Quarts $10. Also handmade centerpieces.

The Young Family Project fundraiser — 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6: For the family of Sammy Young • First Freewill Baptist Church, 2316 Union Road • Ranlo Church of God, 1825 Spencer Mountain Road, Gastonia. Email

Holiday Faire, Salisbury’s Christmas Show — 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7: 50+ crafters and vendors, Santa at  10:30 a.m., First Baptist Carolers sing throughout the day. Held at First Baptist First Ministry Center, 220 N. Fulton St. Admission $2, children under 16  free. After expenses, profits go to the Good Shepherd’s Clinic.

62nd annual Rowan Museum Antiques Show — 10 a.m.–7 p.m. Nov. 13 • 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Nov. 14: Salisbury Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Chicken noodle dumpling dinner — 4 p.m. until, Nov. 14: St. Stephen’s Luthearn Church, 4401 St. Stephen’s Church Road, $8 plate for soup, drink, crackers/bread, drink dessert. Proceeds go to charities of the WELCA chapter of Gold Hill. Info 704-279-3768.

Cleveland Elam Memorial Diabetes 5K run/walk — 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14: At Knox Middle School. $25 adults, $15 children under 16. Register at by Nov. 1.

West Rowan High School Bands fundraiser — Drawing Dec. 1 for 2014 New Holland Rustler 4×4. Winner drawn at halftime of WRHS varsity boys basketball game.

A Salute to Sinatra — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, 2016: Salisbury-Rowan Symphony Society’s Big Band Bash celebrates Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. Dinner, dancing, big Band and Ol’ LBue Eyes.


Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30:  French Bordeaux Wine Tasting with Lauren Thurlow with Tryon Distributing.  Formal tasting featuring all Bordeaux wines from France.   $15/person ($10/person Wine Club Members)  Limited seating.  Please RSVP • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@

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; selection of eight wines for tastings. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. second Tuesdays. RSVP requested. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,


Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@

Cotton Eyed Joe’s inside The Hot Rod Barn, 807 Yost Road — 7-9 p.m. Saturdays: Bluegrass, gospel, country music jam. Seniors welcome, no alcohol, no bad language, smoke free. Just off Webb Road. 704-239-6952.

CJ’s BBQ, 210 Old Amity Hill Road, Cleveland — • 6 p.m. Tuesdays: Crystal’s deejay and karaoke • 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass, 704-278-4070.

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. — • Mondays, Money Night Football $200 in cash prizes • Tuesdays, Live Trivia 8 p.m. • Fridays Deejay 10 p.m. • Sundays NFL Ticket • 704-638-9647,

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • Tuesdays 8-10 p.m.: Team trivia • Wednesdays: Open mic night • Saturdays: Karaoke • Weekends: Live music, deejay, karaoke, water pong, more.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Open mlc. Free refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

E.H. Montgomery General Store — 7-9 p.m. Fridays: Open acoustic Bluegrass jam. Historic Village of Gold Hill, Facebook, 704-267-9439,

JC Price American Legion Post 107 — 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Easy Living Weekends downstairs. 1433 Old Wilkesboro Road. Park in rear. Wide screen tvs , music by deejay Danny “D,” $3/person, $5/couple. Proper ID, casual dress. Info: John 704-638-7355 or Abe 707-640-1893.

Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St. — • First and third Saturdays 7-10 p.m.,  storytelling night • Sundays 5-8 p.m., concert series • First Tuesdays 6:30 p.m., The Peace Circle • Wednesdays 7-9 p.m., trivia night • Thursdays 6-9 p.m., game night, host Nathan Rider • Fridays 7-10 p.m., open mic night, this week’s host Dalton Rowland • 704-754-4615,

Hallloween fun at Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday: Shotgun Sunday band, party favors, cash and gift certificate prizes for best costumes. $5 cover • 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Yoga, $5 • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 704-762-9990,

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

TJ’s, 2675 Providence Church Road — Tiki bar on the deck at noon Saturday-Sunday.

Uncle Buck’s All American Pub and Grub, 127 S. Main St. — Thursdays: Live radio spots for Catawba Football, also Catawba Music Series • Bike Night with Fast Freddie Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. • Mon – Thurs 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-midnight • 704-633-3750,

Old Stone Vino, 515 S. Main St., Kannapolis — Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays: Live music. 704-938-2337.

The Charlotte Zodiac Dance Club — American Legion, 4235 W. Tyvola Road, Charlotte. Dances on second and fourth Friday, no jeans. 704-236-0344.



Lighting of the Fall Fires on Gold Hill — 5:30–9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21: Tickets available now for the event which kicks off the holiday season. Hosted by Gold Hill Historic Preservation Society. $15 advance tickets at shops in the village or 704-724-4998.



‘Wake Up, Leonardo!’ Saturday sessions — • Weaving a Tale, Making Connections with Story and Cloth: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 8 for grades 3-5 • Yoga for Teens: noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12: for grades 9-12 • Scholarships available. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., entrance and parking behind Haven Lutheran Church. Pre-registration required at 704-647-0999 or

Toddler Time Art at Waterworks —  10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7: Suitable for toddlers 18 months-3 years.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. $20 members/$30 nonmembers. Sign up at Waterworks Visual Arts Center, 123 E. Liberty St.,, 704-636-1882 or

Guitar classes at Rufty Holmes Senior Center — 6-8 week classes on Monday afternoons starting every other month. $45 includes workbook and website. For more info, call Bob at 704-640-0279.

Free basic computer lessons — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday: How to use a computer or laptop (not email or facebook). Robert Knox, 512 Klumac Road, Ste 8. 704-870-8862.

Salisbury Art Station — Weekly classes, $25. 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 215 Depot St.

Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369,

Oil Painting with Patt Legg — Tuesdays 12:30-3 p.m.: Adult oil classes, $45. Paint like the Old Masters OR painting made simple. Preregister at 704-232-6000.

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. or call 704-216-8243.

Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays, taught by artist Robert Toth. $10/two-hour session. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.


Speakers & forums

Seminar for veterans and their families — 6 p.m. Nov. 2: The Rowan County Veteran Service Office hosts education seminar  about the VA Disability Compensation Program, held at Rowan County Agriculture Office auditorium, 2727 Old Concord Road. Free, but space is limited.RSVP to 704-216-8138. Visit www.veteranprograms. com/id1851.html for information.

Local AARP meeting— 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5: Jennifer Wiesner from the City of Salisbury on “Recycling: What You Need to Know Before You Throw.” Rufty-Holmes Senior Center 1120 S. MLK follow. 704-216-7714.

ESU presents — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19: Speaker TBA. Sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. Country Club of Salisbury. Dinner reservations $32; RSVP to Gerry at 704-213-6008. Info at



PPT presents ‘Welcome To Mitford’ — 7 p.m. Nov. 16-17: Auditions third floor Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., show dates Jan. 28-Feb. 6, 2016. 704-633-5471,



Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Meyer Sherman exhibit. 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. or 704-647-0999.

RCCC 2015 Autumn Exhibition — Thursday, Nov. 5 through Saturday, Nov. 14: A juried exhibition of new artwork by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Art students. Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 6 5-8 p.m., free and open to the public, light refreshments, Held at Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St., 704-431-8964,

The Framing Gallery, 320 N Main St. across from Koko Java — Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed Tuesday and Saturday, 704-633-1246.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. — Watercolors by Mark Brincefield and Landscapes by Mark Stephenson. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340,

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-209-1632,

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. —The paintings of Keyth Kahrs of Salisbury and William Renzulli of Paducah, Ky. Gallery hours Thurs. through Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Waterworks inaugural miniature art show and sale — Through Jan. 30 2016: “42 for W2: A Miniature Art Exhibition & Sale,” for art no larger than 4” x 4” x 4.” 123 E. Liberty St. — Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., 704-636-1882,

Cabarrus Art Guild’s ‘Street level Gallery,�� 11 Union St., Concord — “Black and White,” through November. 704-795-1901, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Clay exhibition 0pens at The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — Through Dec. 23: The Galleries’ largest pottery exhibition and sale. 704-920-2787,



Travel with the YMCA — • Nov. 10: Shopping trip to Birkdale Village • Nov. 13: Southern Women’s Christmas Show-Charlotte • Nov. 29: The Sound Of Music.Leave the YMCA at noon. Five seats left • Dec. 1: Christmas Candlelight at Biltmore • Dec. 4, Gaither’s Christmas Home Coming • Dec. 15, Festival of Lights (Tanglewood) • Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Ticket info at 704-636-0111 or lklaver@

JCPrice Alumni bus trip to Baltimore, Md. — Nov. 6-8. Info: 704-603-4146 or 704-633-7162.

Going to the beach — Nov. 16-18: Monterey Bay Suites ocean front rooms, two shows “Alabama Christmas Show” and “Legends in Concert,” guided tour of Civil War Museum, shopping. Call Davie County Senior Services at 336-753-6230.

Salisbury Community travelers — Ride aboard the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Nov. 21. Details: Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073 or Cathy Alexander 704-636-8900.


Call for vendors

Holiday Faire at the First Ministry Center — 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Nov. 7: Seeking independent vendors and crafters. Proceeds after expenses go to Good Shepherd’s Clinic. Deadline Oct. 30. Contact Joyce 704-433-4251 or Rod 704-633-0431.

Holly Jolly Christmas Craft and Vendor Show — Dec. 12-13: At the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Call Peggy Brown 336-880-3554.

Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Free space for vendors, artists, crafters, musicians for downtown nights out. 704-637 7814 or email

Food, beer, merchandise vendors for public events — Non- or not-for-profit organizations for fundraising opportunities. Contact Beatrice at 704-638-6044 Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive.


Call for performers

Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Room for artists, crafters, musicians, more. 704-637 7814 or email

My Time to Shine — 2016 talent showcase fundraising event for Dottie’s Home for Children and Elderly, Woodleaf. November auditions/April public performance. Send You-Tube pre-audition video link to 704-278-3314,

Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. E.H. Montgomery General Store, Gold Hill. 7-9 p.m. Fridays. 704-267-9439.

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


Call for artists

Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Artists, crafters, musicians, more. Vendor space is free. 704-637 7814 or email


Call for volunteers 

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock and pack food pantry, do intake interviews, do laundry, cook and serve meals. Call Emily Huffman or Katie Murdock, 704-637-6838.

Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers for upcoming festivals and events. 704-637-7814 or

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts in outpatient center, emergency dept., gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. Training provided. Diane Hundley 704-210-5082 or

Help feed the horses — At the Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, or email

MLK Jr. celebration weekend —Help plan MLK Jr. holiday parade and breakfast. See or www.humanrelations or email


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