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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

OCT presents 'Moonlight and Valentino'

OCT presents ‘Moonlight and Valentino’

David Holley presents an evening of opera and musical theater

David Holley presents an evening of opera and musical theater

 

Holiday events begin at end of ROUNDABOUT listings

Theater 

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: hleethomas@yahoo.com 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.

 

Fundraisers 

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.

Spaghetti dinner for the Humane Society — Friday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and from 5-8 p.m. Location: VFW Post 3006, 1200 Brenner Ave. Music with Mel. $6 adult/$3 children under 12. Humane Society of Rowan County, 704-636-5700, www. humanesocietyof rowancountync.org

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 urbaneenvironments@gmail.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, meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.com

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

 

Night Life

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, meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.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

 

Classes

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 md@piedmontplayers.com 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 art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot St.

Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. 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 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.

 

Auditions

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

 

Art 

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/

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, www.waterworks.org

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

 

Trips 

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 mollie@visitsalisburync.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 mollie@visitsalisburync.com

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 dottieg44@hotmail.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 openmic@ncbpac.org

 

Call for artists

Downtown Salisbury Nights Out — Artists, crafters, musicians, more. 704-637 7814 or email mollie@visitsalisburync.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 dbhundley@novanthealth.org

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

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 resources@salisburync.gov

To submit to Time Out, email timeout@salisburypost.com by Friday before the next Thursday’s publication

 

Mark your calendars for these family events, beginning soon!

To submit your event, email to timeout@salisburypost.com 

Concord Tree Lighting Ceremony & Art Walk— 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20: Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in conjunction with Art Walk. Music, children’s amusements, horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa Claus, fireworks.

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 reed@ncdcr.gov

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

 

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No response as divers knock on capsized ship’s hull

Local

Quotes of the week

Crime

Blotter: Man found on church property with litany of drugs

Crime

Man charged in connection to 2019 overdose death

Business

‘It’s our big time’: Salisbury Farmers Market reopens Saturday