Roundabout — What’s happening Nov. 12-18
Enjoy a reading at Old Courthouse Theatre or an evening of opera and musical theater at the Country Club
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Catawba’s Blue Masque presents ‘Godspell’ — 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10-14: Hedrick Little Theatre. Tickets 704-637-4481, www.catawba.edu/theatretix or at the door.
Opening night: ‘Magic Tree House: The Knight At Dawn’ — 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Norvell Theater. Join the cast for a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. Show dates Nov. 13/20 at 7:30 p.m., Nov 14/21 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/ students $8. 704-633-5471, www.Piedmont Players.com. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.
OCT Living Room Reading Series ‘Moonlight and Valentino’ — 4 p.m. Nov. 15, rated PG. Free admission. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org
Impossibilities magic show — Nov. 27-28: At Lee Street Theatre. Lee Street Theater and Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org or www.Impossibilities Show.com
Burning Coal Theatre Company presents ‘The Wiz’ — Dec. 3-20, Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk St., Raleigh. www.burningcoal.org
LSt presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ — Dec. 10-13, 17-19. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Music & more
Country Music Show at LSt — Nov. 13-14: LIVE at Lee Street. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
American Idol finalist gives Salisbury concert — 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21: Two-time American Idol finalist and Fayetteville native David Leathers Jr. in concert at Firewater Restaurant, 122 Avalon Drive.
Salisbury Symphony “Nutcracker” tickets – Dec. 19-20. www.salisburysymphony.org
This & That
Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary annual meeting, open house, ribbon cutting — 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14: hourly tours, information booths. Liz Rankin Memorial Garden ribbon cutting ceremony 11 a.m. 220 Grace Church Road, 704-633-1722, www.faithfulfriendsnc.org
Holiday Festival and Craft Fair — Saturday, Nov. 21 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. includes crafters and artisans from rained-out Autumn Jubilee. Indoor/outdoor event at Spotlight Dance Company, 129 W. Corriher Ave. Concessions, visits from Mickey, Minne, Goofy, Tom & Jerry, Disney princesses plus toddler bounce house, games, ornament painting and dancing. Preregister for wreath-making class for $35. Ornament painting for the kids $5. Jenn, 704-433-7814 or Gabrielle, 704-642-2671.
Horizons Unlimited — • Nov. 21: 3 p.m Nature Hike at Tom E. Smith Exploratorium for National Take a Hike Day • 7 p.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. www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium
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,
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. Tickets and info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-458-9819.
Salisbury Ghost Walk — 8 p.m. Friday the 13th: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales 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. Email reservations to boo@salisbury ghostwalk.com or call 704- 798-3102. New tours scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend and New Years.
THD family events — • Saturday: Book signing by Jean Davidson, granddaughter of founder and first president of Harley-Davidson Motor Company; also special children’s program, “Yell and Tell,” for the young child who sees something dangerous, feels afraid and doesn’t know what to do • Tuesday. Nov. 24: Adam & Scooter from ‘Scootin America’ raise money for the families of fallen soldiers • Saturday, Dec. 5: One stop poker run for Salisbury veterans, with deejay Fast Freddie. Details at Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com
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 toymuseum.com
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. http://tobytyler-circus.com/ or call 941-879-4444 .
Eighth annual International Games Day @ Your Library — 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21: Storytelling games, classic board games, Wii and Minecraft, quick games, card and board games scattered throughout the library. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. http://ilovelibraries.org/gaming.
Third annual Eloganze Cabaret — 7 p.m. Dec. 12: Fashion show and dance, music by deejay “Majik Mike,” $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Fashions, food, fun, door prizes. Sponsored by The Ladies of Eloganze Social Club. Held at Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road. Tickets 704-310-8888.
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.
Poodle Painting Party, by Lambda Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, RPL, $35/pp or $30/2 or more, age 12+. Price includes canvas, painting supplies, after party reception. www.salisburysgrho.com for tickets
Cleveland Elam Memorial Diabetes 5K run/walk — 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14: Knox Middle School. $25 adults, $15 children under 16. Info: 704-647-1169.
Chicken noodle dumpling dinner — 4 p.m. until, Nov. 14: St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 4401 St. Stephen’s Church Road, $8 plate. Proceeds go to charities of the WELCA chapter of Gold Hill. Info 704-279-3768.
Salisbury Pride Fall Benefit — Two shows 8:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14: Salisbury Pride Fall Benefit. Hosts Jamie Monroe, Cierra Nicole. Music by Two Girls and a Mic. Firehouse Brew Pit, $10 cover, age 21+. Proceeds fund Salisbury Pride 2016.
Voices From the Margin — Nov. 19-21: Fundraiser benefiting Rowan Salisbury Schools. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
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. http://westrowanband.weebly.com/atv-raffle.html
21st annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet — 7 p.m. Dec. 5: Keynote address by the Rev. Michelle Laws, president of Orange County NAACP. Livingstone College School of Hospitality Mgmt. and Culinary Arts, 530 Jake Alexander Blvd. Tickets $50 at 704-798-3498, 704-314-5997 or at the door.
Salisbury High classes of 70s and 80s Party with a Purpose — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26: Complimentary cocktail, buffet dinner then sing and dancing to 70s-80s-today’s dance music.Collecting gifts for male residents of the Veterans Home, such as socks, slippers, robes, music CDs, electric or disposable razors, belts, grooming products. Tickets $15. Held at King Tut Cafe & Hookah Lounge, 220 N. Lee Street, Salisbury, NC 28144 . Email “RESERVE” with names and number of tickets to email@example.com
Wine & beer tastings
Salisbury Wine Shop — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13: Derek’s Picks Wine Tasting. Derek Nations of Ararat Imports will pour a selection of his favorite wines from their portfolio. $5/person • 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; selection of eight wines for tastings. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see www.caublecreekvineyard.com
Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. second Tuesdays. RSVP requested. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, firstname.lastname@example.org
Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com
Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.
Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52, 1 mile south of Granite Quarry. www.oldstonewines.com
Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com
Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com
The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com
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, 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, http://djsrestaurant.com
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. www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar
The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Firm Foundation and The Hess Family Band. 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, www.themontgomerystore.com
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. — • Thursday: Mugshots Game Night 6-9 p.m. hosted by Nathan Rider • Friday: Java Jam Open Mic Night Hosted by Hayes Smith 7-10 p.m. • Saturday: Family Movie Night 8 p.m. • Sunday: Sunday Concert Series 5-8 p.m. • 704-754-4615, email@example.com
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Wayward Reason is back, $5 cover • 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Yoga, $5 • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com
Stars and Bars Tavern, 723 Klumac Road — 8-Ball tournament Tuesdays 7:30 p.m.
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, 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, no jeans. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com
Back by popular demand: PPT’s ‘Cabaret!’ master dance class — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8: Intensive master class to prep for spring musical “Cabaret!” Ages 16+. $20. Instructor Tod Kubo. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
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 email@example.com 215 Depot St.
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, firstname.lastname@example.org
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. www.PattLegg.net
Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org 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.
Pottery 101 — 8-week pottery wheel class, Ages 14-adult. For beginners and those with some experience. Thursdays 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 3-Oct. 22. Cost: $200 plus $10 lab fee • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
Center for Faith and the Arts — Adult programs. Sign up at www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — For children and adults. Sign up at 704-636-1882 or www.waterworks.org. Located at 123 E. Liberty St.
Speakers & forums
Economic seminar “Empowering Self” — 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Gethsemane Baptist Church. Free. Emphasis on wills, pre-needs, power-of-attorney. Hosted by Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.
PPT open auditions for ‘Welcome To Mitford’ — 7 p.m. Nov. 16-17: Open auditions, third floor Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., show dates Jan. 28-Feb. 6, 2016. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com
Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — Meyer Sherman exhibit. 207 W. Harrison St., behind Haven Lutheran Church. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.
Last days of RCCC 2015 Autumn Exhibition — Through Saturday, Nov. 14: Juried exhibition of new artwork by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Art students. Held at Rail Walk Gallery, 409 N. Lee St., 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com
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, www.fineframegallery.com
Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com
Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — The artists of Rail Walk host Festival of Gifts, an invitational exhibit and sale of hand-crafted art, accompanied by the “Small Works Exhibit” featuring two dimensional pieces of art by the Rail Walk artists. Nov. 19–Dec. 19: Meet the artist reception Nov 21. Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. www.railwalk studiosandgallery.com/
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. www.cabarrusartguild.org
Clay exhibition 0pens at The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — Through Dec. 23: The Galleries’ largest pottery exhibition and sale. 704-920-2787, www.cabarrusartguild.org
Travel with the YMCA — • Nov. 29: The Sound Of Music • Dec. 1: Christmas Candlelight at Biltmore • Dec. 15, Tanglewood Festival of Lights • Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. Ticket info at 704-636-0111 or lklaver@ rowanymca.com
Going to the beach — Nov. 16-18: Call Davie County Senior Services at 336-753-6230.
Trips with the Community travelers —• Great Smoky Mountain Railroad trip Nov. 21 • Hanes Mall shopping and Tanglewood Lights Nov. 27, $30 • Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073 or Cathy Alexander 704-636-8900.
Call for vendors
Got rained out at the Autumn Jubilee? — Holiday Festival and Craft Fair Saturday, Nov. 21 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Indoor/outdoor event at Spotlight Dance Company at 129 W. Corriher Ave. Jenn, 704-433-7814 or Gabrielle, 704-642-2671 for details.
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 — Vendors, artists, crafters, musicians for downtown nights out. 704-637 7814 or email email@example.com
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 — Artists, crafters, musicians, more. 704-637 7814 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 704-278-3314, www.dottieshomenc.org/
Gold Hill Bluegrass jam — Acoustic Bluegrass jam. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for artists
Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Artists, crafters, musicians, more. 704-637 7814 or email email@example.com
Call for volunteers
Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. Call Emily Huffman or Katie Murdock, 704-637-6838.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Help feed the horses — At the Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, www.horseprotection.org or email email@example.com
MLK Jr. celebration weekend —Help plan MLK Jr. holiday parade and breakfast. See www.facebook.com/SRHumanRelationsCouncil or www.humanrelations council.org or email human firstname.lastname@example.org
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Polar Express Train Ride — Nov. 20-21, 27-29, Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 16-22. Tickets and info at http://www.nctrans.org/
Christmas Pet Portraits with Santa — 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21: No appointment necessary. Benefits Humane Socety of Rowan County. Mainstream Pets, 5675 S. Main St. www.humane society ofrowancountync.org
Historic Gold Hill Village — Saturday, Nov. 21: Lighting of the Fall Fires. Historic Gold Hill, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill. sponsored by Gold Hill Preservation Society.
87th annual Concord Christmas Parade — 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21: Downtown Concord.
56th annual Holiday Caravan Parade — Wednesday, Nov. 25: 2 p..m. Spencer and 3 p.m. Salisbury.
Downtown Holiday Night Out — 5 -9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27: Downtown Salisbury’s late night shopping, appearances by Santa Claus and the Grinch, strolling holiday carolers.
LSt’s Scrooge Trolley tour — Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 27-Dec. 19. Times and tickets at http://visitsalisburync.com/vp/1071.aspx
Annual Holiday Market in Downtown Kannapolis — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 27-28: Old Cabarrus Bank Building, 201 W. Ave., Kannapolis.
Santa & the Grinch at the Bell Tower — 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 28: Free photo-op with Santa and the Grinch at Bell Tower Park, complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, arts and craft activities, take a ride on the holiday horse and carriage.
Kannapolis Annual Tree Lighting Village Park — 6-9 p.m. Nov. 28: 700 West C St., Kannapolis. Local musicians 6-6:30 p.m. with special guest to light the tree, help launch fireworks show.
Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express — Nov. 28-Dec. 31: 6-9:30 p.m. at Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis. Free (excluding train rides, $2 per rider). 250,000+ lights at Village Park nightly (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Roast marshmallows, make s’mores, visit with Santa. Kannapolis’ own Singing Bears perform each hour beginning at 6 p.m.
Catawba’s Lessons & Carols — 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 3: At Omwake-Dearborn Chapel. Free, but tickets required. 704-637-4396.
Kannapolis Intimidators host holiday laser show — Dec. 4-6: Nightly laser light shows at Intimidators Stadium. Three different laser light shows nightly rain or shine at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m., tickets $5 at IntimidatorsBaseball.com
Happy’s Holiday Roundup at Happy’s Farm — Noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5: Admission includes 5×7 professional picture with Santa, cookies and cocoa, horse/pony ride, face painting, coloring station, Western playground, Happy’s Express Train Wagon Ride, Jail Arcade. www.happysfarm.org
China Grove Christmas Tour of Homes and dinner— Dec. 5, tours at 4 and 6 p.m. Tour historical China Grove Roller Mill, 308 N. Main St. 30 minutes prior. Society of South Rowan. Information: 704-425-5323. $30 includes tour, meal, transportation. Proceeds go to maintain the China Grove Roller Mill.
Christmas Festival Village Park — 2-8 p.m. Dec. 5: 700 West C St, Kannapolis, Crafts, food, vendors, carnival rides, inflatables, Santa, Kannapolis Singing Bears, holiday display contest for non-profit and civic agency vendors. Free admission.
A Golden Christmas at Reed Gold Mine — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5: Candlelight tour, local artisans, hayride. Reed Gold Mine, 9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, 704-721-4653 or email email@example.com
Rowan Museum annual Gingerbread House Workshop — 1–4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Ticket info at 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org
Christmas in the Village — Dec. 11-13: Historic Gold Hill Village, 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road. Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Assoc.
‘A Christmas Carol’ — Dec. 11-13: Intune School of the Arts’ annual community production at Concord First Assembly, 150 Warren C. Coleman Blvd. 90+ actors, singers, dancers from the surrounding communities. Tickets at www.concordchristmas.com
Santa & the Grinch antique fire truck rides — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12: Ride antique fire trucks around downtown. Hot cocoa or coffee, cookies and make holiday decorations.Free rides depart from Visitors Center, 204 E. Innes St.
St. John’s Men’s Chorus Christmas Concert — 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Free. Offering to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. 704-636-3431, www. stjohns-salisbury.org
‘The Nutcracker’ — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20: By Piedmont Dance Theatre with the Salisbury Symphony, Catawba College’s Keppel Auditorium. www.salisburysymphony.org
Unplugged/ acoustic Christmas benefit concert — 7:30 p.m Saturday, Dec. 19: Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Kevin Max (member of DC Talk and Audio Adrenaline). Net proceeds and canned goods collected benefit Rowan Helping Ministries and The Hands & Feet Project. Grace Bible Church, Rockwell. www.facebook.com/ events/ 487257908117981/
New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Bell Tower — 8 p.m.-midnight Thursday, Dec. 31: Annual downtown Salisbury tradition in partnership with the Salisbury Parks & Recreation Department.
31st annual Old Christmas at Old Stone House — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 2 and noon-4 p.m., Jan. 3: Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road. 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org