Roundabout — What’s Happening Nov. 26-Dec. 2

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 26, 2015

Music & more 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27: Opening set with Strings of Victory, then open acoustic jam session. Concessions available. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,

Salisbury Symphony “Nutcracker” tickets – Dec. 19-20.



Impossibilities magic show  — Nov. 27-28: At Lee Street Theatre. Lee Street Theater and Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, or www.Impossibilities

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents ‘The Wiz’ — Dec. 3-20, Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk St., Raleigh.

LSt presents ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ — Dec. 10-13, 17-19. or 704-310-5507.



Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8: Vanishing Americana. Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946,

Rowan Museum’s 50th anniversary Vietnam War commemoration — 202 N. Main St. Open 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or

Price of Freedom Museum — Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. Free. Intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads. 704-857-7474,  .


This & That 

Horizons Unlimited — • Dec. 19: 3 and 5 and 7 p.m. shows: Laser Holiday show with live sky, holiday decorations, holiday themed science. $5 per person. Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave.

THD family events — • Saturday Dec. 5:  One stop poker run for Salisbury veterans. Bring in new item to donate to Salisbury Veterans,  receive one poker hand for chance to win $100 Tilley’s Salisbury Gift Card. Donation also includes meal ticket. Recommended donation items:  sweatshirt, sweatpants, knit hats, ball caps. Also DJ Fast Freddie. Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, 704-638-6044,

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.

Great Women United presents ‘A Night to Remember’ Christmas Gala 8-11 p.m. Dec. 19: A silver, gold and white affair for adults age 21 and up. Attire: gowns, evening dresses, cocktail dresses, suits,  tuxedos. Complimentary drink then dancing. Professional video photography by Ronald Woodruff of Groundbreaking Video Productions of Salisbury, music by Deejay Brand Nu of Kannapolis. Tickets $10 at or 704-738-7077. Held at Geneva Oglesby Community Center, 663 Dunn’s Mountain Road, Granite Quarry.

Events at the Y open to the public — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5: Delmonico’s Band, bring a snack to share. $7 per person  • 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16: Christmas Craft Fair, open to the public • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

First Friday Downtown — 5-9 p.m. Dec. 4: Salisbury Sings in the Season,

NC Rowan County  Anime  Group — 6-8 p.m. Nov. 29: Conference room at Woodleaf Lanes. See neo/groups/NCRowanCountyanime/info

NC Rowan County Anime Group’s Ichiban Con 7 — Dec. 31-Jan. 3 (2016): First home convention. Guests Vic Mignogna, Cassandra Lee Morris, Chuck Huber, Spike Spencer, Jennifer Cihi, more. Embassy Suites Hotel, 5400 John Q Hammons Drive NW, Concord. See FB or



Benefit concert Sunday for two local teens fighting cancer — 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29: Local artists perform benefit concert for Robert Stephan Gilmore and Jalisa Gladden, local teens fighting cancer. Haven Lutheran Church, 207 W. Harrison St. A free-will offering taken; Robert and Jalisa will receive the entire offering. Performers donating their talents include Rebecca Stinson, Virginia Rush, Teresa Moore-Mitchell, Will McCray. If you are unable to attend the concert, you may forward your donation to Soldier’s Memorial AME Zion Church,  PO Box 4232 Salisbury, NC 28145. Call 704-636-4881 for details.

 Leukemia Charity Walk — Saturday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. walk. Join in the Leukemia Charity Walk for Yvonne Smith at the Kannapolis YMCA, 101 YMCA Drive, $20 registration fee includes T-shirt.

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary silent auction — Through Dec. 4: Visit the sanctuary during lobby hours to bid on various pet related gift baskets and items. Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 704-633-1722,

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary PawBrokers Event — 4:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 3: Heritage Room, 118 E. Council St., free admission, thousands of pieces of jewelry, 100% of proceeds benefit the animal sanctuary 704-633-1722,

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.

21st annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet — 7 p.m. Dec. 5: Keynote address by the Rev. Michelle Laws, president of Orange County NAACP, on “Speaking Truth to Power: Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice.” 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 and 80s and 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 Gwendolyn D. Jackson at

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 — • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27:  Wine tasting featuring wines from Maryhill Winery, Washington State 2015 Winery of the Year with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing.  $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2: Christmas and Winter Seasonal Beer Tasting. $5/person. 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,

Douglas Vineyards — Open Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Tastings: $6 per person with choice of 6 wines and Douglas Vineyards wine glass as keepsake. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260,

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill, 704-639-0911,

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.

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland.

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington.


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, 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 — Saturday night Worship night/Fundraiser for The Inn. Mountains & The Seas, Eryn Hillburn, Justin Baucom, Hayley Whitley, Ashley Rae and Westerly Park. Pic is Westerly Park. 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. — • Closed Thanksgiving • Friday: Java Jam Open Mic hosted by Sue Mc Hugh 7-10 p.m.  • Sunday: Mean Mug Sunday Concert Series 5-8 p.m. with The Process Notes  • 704-754-4615,

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday:  Black Glass, $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 —  7 p.m. every Tuesday: Pool tournament.

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.



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 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 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.

Pottery 101 — Open studio for students to work independently.Must have completed at least two beginning/ intermediate level classes and/or demonstrate a basic skill level. Cost: $50/month + cost of clay at $30 per 25lb bag (includes the cost of glazing and firing). Studio sessions begin 15th of each month • Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,

Center for Faith and the Arts — Adult programs. Sign up at or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — For children and adults. Sign up at 704-636-1882 or Located at 123 E. Liberty St.


Speakers & forums

Salisbury-Rowan AARP —12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3: Holiday Covered Dish lunch, sing-along with Nancy Sloop.  Bring canned goods for RHM. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. For seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.

Project COVER’s ‘Read to Succeed’ program — Registration open for new sessions: 3:30–5:30 p.m. Tuesdays Dec. 1, 8 and 15. Reading/literacy tutoring program for K through 4th grade. Currently offering two 4 week sessions, space is limited. Register your child at 1915-1917 W. Innes St. Suite 103, Project Cover at A.T.C. Ministries or 704-782-0072. Transportation may be arranged.



PPT open auditions for ‘Cabaret’ — Casting dancers/ singers/actors Monday, Dec. 14 and Tuesday, Dec. 15. Vocal auditions begin at 6 p.m. followed by dance auditions. Third floor Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., show dates Jan. 28-Feb. 6, 2016. 704-633-5471,

Twin City Stage auditions for Neil Simon’s ‘Proposals’ —7 p.m. Dec. 7: Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. No appointment necessary. Performance dates Feb. 5-7 and 11-14. Call 336-748-0857 x209 or visit



Corriher-Linn-Black Library on Catawba’s campus — Through Friday, Dec. 18 with informal reception Friday, Dec. 4: The works of Catawba College student, collegiate soccer player, self-taught Haitian artist Belony Joseph.

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.

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. —  Encaustic paintings by Karen Frazer and Plein Air oil paintings by Phyllis Steimel. 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 & Gallery  Invitational Festival of Gifts  exhibit — Nov. 19–Dec. 19: Features 21 invited regional artists. Meet the artist reception Saturday, Nov 21. Crafts accompanied by the “Small Works Exhibit” featuring two dimensional pieces of art by Rail Walk artists.  409-413 N Lee St., Thursday 11 a.m- 4 p.m., Friday 11 a.m-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m-4 p.m. Free and open to the public. Free parking. or 704-431-8964.

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. 29: The Sound Of Music • Dec. 1: Christmas Candlelight at Biltmore • Dec. 4: Gaither’s Christmas Home Coming • Dec. 15, Tanglewood Festival of Lights • 2016 trips: Jan. 14: Black Mountain Chocolate Factory/The Olio Glass Factory • Feb. 9: Carolina Raptor Center/Latta Plantation. Non-members welcome, buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. 704-636-0111 or lklaver@

Trips with the Community travelers — • Hanes Mall shopping and Tanglewood Lights Nov. 27, $30 • Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073 or Cathy Alexander 704-636-8900.


Call for vendors

Progressive Outreach Ministry Christmas Bazaar — Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 5: $65 for booth. Progressive Outreach Ministry, 600 N. Long St. Contact or call 980-202-2239.

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

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

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. 704-637 7814 or email

Caldwell Arts Council 2017 exhibitions — Lenoir- based council accepting portfolios for possible exhibitions in 2017. Deadline January 30, 2016. Find details for submitting at www.caldwell


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

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


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