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Roundabout — What’s Happening Dec. 3-9

Theater 

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

PPT holiday comedy ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ — Show dates: Dec. 11 and 18 at at 7:30 p.m. • Dec 12 and 19 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/ students $8. 704-633-5471, www.Piedmont Players.com. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

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

 

Music & more 

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

 

This & That 

First Friday: Salisbury Sings in the Season.  5-9 p.m. Dec. 5. Bring unwrapped packages to Visitors Center,  204 E. Innes St. before 8  p.m. to have them complimentary gift wrapped by Santa’s elves, by way of the Trolley Gift Express. Also, horse and carriage rides depart from West Fisher Street near Caniche.

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, www.tilleyhdofsalisbury.com

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.

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. www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

Great Women United presents ‘A Night to Remember’ Christmas Gala 8-11 p.m. Dec. 19: Silver, gold and white affair for adults age 21 and up. Attire: gowns, evening dresses, cocktail dresses, suits, tuxedos. Professional video photography, music by deejay. Tickets $10 at minnette38yahoo.com 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.

NC Rowan County Anime — Dec. 5: Meet at Magic Mart at 5:30, leave at 5:45 to home for party. See FB or https://groups.yahoo.com/ neo/groups/NCRowanCountyanime/info

NC Rowan County Anime Group’s Ichiban Con 7 — Dec. 31-Jan. 3: First home convention. Embassy Suites Hotel, 5400 John Q Hammons Drive NW, Concord. See FB or ichibancon.com/ or https://groups.yahoo.com/ neo/groups/NCRowanCountyanime/info

 

Fundraisers 

Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary — • Silent auctionthrough Dec. 4: Visit during lobby hours to bid on pet related gift baskets and items • PawBrokers Event, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 3: Heritage Room, 118 E. Council St., free admission, thousands of pieces of jewelry, all proceeds benefit the animal sanctuary • 704-633-1722, www.faithfulfriendsnc.org /events

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. $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 urbaneenvironments@gmail.com

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, Dec. 4 Wine tasting with Sommelier Mark Orsini of Orsini Wines, who will discuss and pour six wines from the Orsini Wine 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 monthly wine tasting. Eight wines paired with appetizers, $15/person, RSVP requested. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.com

Douglas Vineyards — Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. • Sunday 1 -6 p.m. Tastings: $6 per person, choice of 6 wines, keepsake Douglas Vineyards wine glass. 7696 Freeze Road, Kannapolis, 704-939-6260, www.douglasvineyardswines.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. 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. 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, 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: Bachar-Chayah and Miracle Made. 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 7-10 p.m. hosted by Tom Williams  • Saturday: Storied Brew Storytelling 7 p.m. hosted by Tomasina Paige • Sunday: Mean Mug Sunday Concert Series 5-8 p.m.featuring singer/songwriter Sam Brown • Wednesday: Team trivia 7-9 p.m. hosted by Erin Basinger. 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.com

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m. Friday: Deejay Caibel, no cover • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Matt Tucker back with The Double Awts and special guest Spivey Brown, $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 — • 12:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5: Monkey’s Second Annual Chili Cook Off. Best-tasting and hottest will be rewarded  • 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, 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

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.

 

Speakers & forums

Domestic violence roundtable discussion — 1 p.m. Dec. 5: First in a weekly Saturday series, open to anyone directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence/intimate partner violence. Sponsored by NSC Behavioral Concepts. Free. 121 W. Council St., Suite 201, 704 603 6156.

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.

 

Auditions

PPT auditions for Tony Award-winning musical ‘Cabaret’ — Dec. 14-15: Vocal auditions 6 p.m. followed by dance auditions. Walk-ups will be seen only if time and space permits. Third floor Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., show dates Jan. 28-Feb. 6. 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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 www.twincitystage.org

 

Art 

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. www.faithart.org 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, 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 & Gallery Invitational Festival of Gifts exhibit — Through Dec. 19: Features 21 invited regional artists. 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. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.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

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

 

History 

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, www.rowanmuseum.org

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — • 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@ rowanymca.com

 

Call for vendors

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

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

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 arts.com/157-

 

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. 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

 

Museums

1820 Dr. Josephus Hall House — 226 S. Jackson St. Admission info 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org

China Grove Roller Mill — Original equipment in place. Admission info 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com

Cooleemee’s Textile Heritage Museum — Historic Zachary Holt House and Cooleemee’s Mill House. Admission info 284-6040.

Historic Gold Hill/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — Displays reflect life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Admission info 704-279-5674, www.HistoricGoldHill. com

Historic Rockwell Museum — 102 E. Main St. Admission info 704-279-4979.

NC Music Hall of Fame — Honors musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from North Carolina, 109 West A St., Kannapolis. Admission info 704-934-2320. www.NorthCarolinaMusic HallofFame.org

NC Transportation Museum — 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Train ride schedule and admission information 704-636-2889, 877-NCTMFUN, www.nctrans.org

Old Stone House, Granite Quarry — Two-story Georgian stone house completed in 1766, Old Stone House Road in Granite Quarry. Admission info 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

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

Rowan Museum — 50th Anniversary Vietnam War commemoration. 202 N. Main St. 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — 108 4th St., Spencer. Just steps from the NC Transportation Museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday- Saturday. Admission info 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Utzman- Chambers House — Artifacts of the late Honorable Spruce Macay, best known for instructing president Andrew Jackson. 116 S. Jackson St. Admission info 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

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