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Roundabout — What’s Happening Dec. 10-16

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CJ’s BBQ will host Friday Night Bluegrass featuring Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band.

CJ’s BBQ will host Friday Night Bluegrass featuring Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band.

Theater 

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

Tomorrow: Opening night for PPT’s ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ — 7:30 p.m.: Join the cast for  complimentary reception following opening night performance. Adults $10, seniors/ students $8. 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. 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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

 

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

Author’s book signing at Kannapolis Library —  6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17: Cabarrus County native and historian Michael Eury presents his newest book, “Legendary Locals of Cabarrus County,” followed by a book signing and refreshments. See www.cabarruscounty.us/library

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. Professional video photography and deejay music. 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 — • 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 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 ichibancon.com/ or https://groups.yahoo.com/ neo/groups/NCRowanCountyanime/info

 

Fundraisers 

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 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 

RSVP to Salisbury Wine Shop — 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11:  Sparkling and Still Wine Tasting with Andy Woolgar, CEO, Rickety Bridge Winery, pouring champagnes from France and sparkling and still wines from his winery in South Africa.  Appetizers  prepared by Santos and paired specifically to these wines.  This is a structured sit-down tasting.  Please RSVP via email or telephone.  $15/person ($10 Wine Club Members). 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 — 2-5 p.m. Dec. 13: Open house and trolley rides. Visit wine makers/brew masters Tommy and Amie Baudoin at their home, decorated for Christmas. $10 entrance fee includes glass of wine and hor d’ oeuvres. Also, ride the trolley to visit the Historic Gold Hill for “Christmas In The Village.”  Trolley departs MRV at noon, runs each half hour • 4-7 p.m. Dec. 17: Open house. 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 featuring Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band. 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. • 8:30 p.m. Saturday: , $10 cover • 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:  Capa Ministries presents The Experience Concert Tour with  Martyr-X, Boy Wonda, Petey the Disciple, Capa and S.O.C.O.M. 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: Game night 6-9 p.m. hosted by Nathan Rider • Friday: Open mic 7-10 p.m. hosted by  Brittany Holt & Faron Brazis • Saturday: Inaugural Soful Community Christmas Tree lighting   • Sunday:  Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring The Steadmans  • Artist of the month exhibit featuring photographs by Catherine Soderberg • New Year’s Eve Party featuring the Kravin’ Kountry Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 31: $15/person, reservations required. Includes appetizer buffet, party favors, bubbly at midnight. RSVP to 704-754-4615 • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.com

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. —  • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: The Jill Goodson Band, $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 — Dec. 10:  Made of Monuments LIVE for Toys for Tots. Bring a $5 toy to the door for cover charge   • 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Pool tournament. Free pool on Sundays.

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

 

Music & more 

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

LIVE at Lee Street — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9: Chatham County Line. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. Tickets on sale now for $25+ tax at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Classes

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.

Pottery 101 — 8-week pottery wheel class, Ages 14-adult. For beginners and those with some experience. Cost: $200 plus $10 lab fee Contact 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

Project COVER’s ‘Read to Succeed’ program — Registration open for new sessions: 3:30–5:30 p.m. Tuesdays Dec. 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. By appointment. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Walk-ins seen if time permits. Third floor Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., show dates Jan. 28-Feb. 6. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Old Courthouse Theatre auditions for John Grisham’s ‘A Time to Kill’ — 7-9 p.m. Dec. 13 -14: Be prepared to cold read from the script. Performances dates Feb. 11- 28. See auditions page for full character information. 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org or 704-788-2405.

Uwharrie Players auditions for ‘The Curious Savage’ — 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 15: Comedy to be directed by Andy Rassler. Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Uwharrie Players Club House, 594 E. Main St., Albemarle. See www.uwharrieplayers.org or direct questions to uwharrie.players@mail.com

 

Art 

Corriher-Linn- Black Library on Catawba’s campus — Through Dec. 18: 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 at The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — Through Dec. 23: Pottery exhibition and sale. 704-920-2787, www.cabarrusartguild.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

Go with the Community travelers — Saturday, Dec. 19: Bus trip to Christmas City. Call for details: Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073 or Cathy Alexander 704-636-8900.

 

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

 

Call for volunteers 

Help with horseback riding lessons for special needs kids — 9 a.m.-noon  Jan. 9: Mandatory volunteer training at Wings of Eagles Ranch, 4800 Faith Trails, Concord, must be 14 or older. Call 704-784-3147 or see  wingsofeaglesranch.org

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, 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

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