Roundabout: What’s Happening Dec. 17-23

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas events 2015

Hall House Christmas tours — Guides in period costume offer tours of the decorated Victorian 1820 Dr. Josephus Hall House, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays – Sundays. A candlelight tour will be held on Christmas Eve, from 6 to 8 p.m. 226 S. Jackson St. Admission $5; $3 for ages 6-12. for more information.

Christmas at Kerr Mill — 1-3 p.m. Dec. 20: Refreshments will be served. Visit Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla. Call 704-637-7778 for details.

Polar Express Train Ride — Dec. 17-22. Tickets and info at

Scrooge Christmas Trolley tour — Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 19. For times and tickets see

Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express — Through Dec. 31: 6-9:30 p.m. at Village Park, 700 West C St., Kannapolis.

Final weekend of PPT’s ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ (show added) — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at at 7:30 p.m. • Dec 19 at 2:30, 4 and 7:30 p.m. 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Final weekend of LSt’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ — 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17-19. or 704-310-5507.

Closing weekend for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz’ — 8 p.m. Dec. 19-20. • 2:30 p.m. weekend matinees on Dec. 19-20. www.oldcourt or call 704-788-2405.

Christmas in The Grove — Dec. 18 from 4-8 p.m. in China Grove. Sledding, s’mores, hot chocolate. Also Dec. 19 from 6-8 p.m. with sledding, horse and wagon rides, Santa, hot chocolate, s’mores. Details on

‘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. All seats reserved.

Unplugged/ acoustic Christmas benefit concert — 7:30 p.m Saturday, Dec. 19: Four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Kevin Max. Net proceeds and canned goods benefit Rowan Helping Ministries and The Hands & Feet Project . Held at Grace Bible Church in Rockwell. events/ 487257908117981/

Caroling in Fulton Heights — 5:45 p.m. Dec. 23: Meet in the parking lot at Mau-pin Avenue Presbyterian Church. The Trolley will be available for riding.

N.C. Transportation Museum’s Winter Fever Train Rides— Dec. 26, 27, 29, 30, 31, and Jan. 2. Visit for times and ticket information.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Bell Tower — 8 p.m.-midnight Dec. 31: Annual downtown Salisbury tradition in partnership with the Salisbury Parks & Recreation Department.

New Year’s Eve Tomato Drop — 9 p.m. – midnight Dec 31: Annual Woodleaf event in affiliation with the Woodleaf Tomato Festival. At Unity Presbyterian Church, Woodleaf. Details at 704-278-4248 or woodleaftomatofestival

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,

Out of Town Traditions

Twin City Stage presents Macy’s ‘Yes, Virginia The Musical’ — Dec. 18-20: Based on the true story. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem. Time and tickets at

Tanglewood Festival of Lights — Through Jan. 3, Clemmons: Light tours plus family activities.

Christmas Town USA — Through Dec. 26, McAdenville. In this mill town west of Charlotte, the 375 Christmas trees on view outnumber the households.

Christmas at Old Salem — Through Dec. 31, Winston-Salem. Candlelight tours, holiday music, attend the Moravian Candle Tea.

National Gingerbread Competition — Through Jan. 3, Grove Park Inn, Asheville.

Gardens aglow — • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont, Holiday Lights at the Garden through Jan. 3 • Asheville, Winter Lights at the North Carolina Arboretum through Jan. 2 • Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville, Holiday Lights in the Garden through Dec. 27. See

Christmas at Biltmore — Through Jan. 10. Candlelight tours through Jan. 2. Asheville. See

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Closing weekend for  PPT’s holiday comedy ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ —   7:30 p.m. Friday; Saturday at 2:30, 4 and  7:30 p.m. Adults $10, seniors/ students $8. 704-633-5471, www.Piedmont Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

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

Closing weekend at OCT for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz’ —  8 p.m. Dec. 19-20. • 2:30 p.m. weekend matinees on Dec. 19-20. 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt Tickets at or 704-788-2405.

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


Music & more 

Salisbury Symphony and Piedmont Dance present ‘The Nutcracker’ Dec. 19-20: Keppel Auditorium. Tickets at

LIVE at Lee Street — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9: Chatham County Line. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. Tickets $25+ tax at or 704-310-5507.

Lee Street theatre presents ‘Broadway Lullabies’ — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-23, 28-30 and Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $15+ tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. or 704-310-5507.


This & That 

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

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 • Jan. 16, 2016: 6-9 p.m.: Parents’ Night Out: ‘Twilight at the Museum,’ $10/child. Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave.

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 and deejay music. Tickets $10 at or 704-738-7077. Held at Geneva Oglesby Community Center, 663 Dunn’s Mountain Road, Granite Quarry.

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 or neo/groups/NCRowanCountyanime/info



Salisbury High classes of 70s and 80s Party with a Purpose — 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26: 70s and 80s and today’s dance music. Collecting gifts for male residents of the Veterans Home. Tickets $15. King Tut Cafe & Hookah Lounge, 220 N. Lee St . Email “RESERVE” with names and number of tickets to urbaneenvironments

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 

Third annual Wine About Winter — 5-9 p.m. Feb. 5: Downtown Salisbury’s third annual tasting crawl. $20+tax in advance, $30 event day. Details at

Sit-down event at Salisbury Wine Shop — 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18:  Port and Madeira tasting with Lauren Thurlow, Tryon Distributing.  This is a structured sit-down tasting. RSVP via email or telephone.  $15/person,  $10 Wine Club members. Last tasting for the year. 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 monthly wine tasting. Eight wines paired with appetizers, $15/person, RSVP requested. 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615,

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,

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 4-7 p.m. Dec. 17: Open house. 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.

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. 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,

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 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Open mic nite. 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. — • Thursday: Game night 6-9 p.m. hosted by Nathan Rider • Friday: Open mic 7-10 p.m. hosted by   Shafiq Moujahed • Saturday: Storytelling night 7 p.m. hosted by  Tomasina Paige • Sunday:  Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring David Myers  • Artist of the month exhibit: 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,

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — Jamie Monroe and Her Starlight Revue Christmas Show: Friday show times 10:30 and 11:30 p.m. $5 cover. DJ Caibel will then take over to party till 2 a.m. • 9:30 Saturday: Darrell Harwood and The Boys are back,  $7 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. 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.



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.


Speakers & forums

Salisbury-Rowan AARP —1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7: Steve Simpson, Information and Assistance Director, on senior services available at the center, installation of officers, refreshments. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. For seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.



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. 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 — 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,

Waterworks inaugural miniature art show and sale — Through Jan. 30 2016: Miniature Art Exhibition and 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,

Clay exhibition at The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — Through Dec. 23: Pottery exhibition and sale. 704-920-2787,



Travel with the YMCA — • 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@

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.


Call for vendors

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 writers

Eighth annual 10-Minute Play Festival: Diversified— Lee Street theatre’s Original 10-Minute Play Festival. Deadline March 1. Show dates June 16-18.Submission information at or email questions to


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 2017 exhibitions. Deadline Jan. 30, 2016. Details at www.caldwell


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

Rowan Helping Ministries volunteers – Pick up donated food, stock food pantry, intake interviews, laundry, meals. Call Emily Huffman or Katie Murdock, 704-637-6838.

Downtown Salisbury Inc. — Volunteers for upcoming festivals and events. 704-637-7814 or

Novant Rowan Medical Center – Patient escorts, emergency dept., gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. Training provided. dbhundley@

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

MLK Jr. celebration weekend —Help plan MLK Jr. holiday parade and breakfast. See or www.humanrelations or email human



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

China Grove Roller Mill — Original equipment in place. Admission info 704-433-3912.

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

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

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,

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,

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

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.spencer

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,


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