Roundabout — What’s Happening Dec. 31, 2015-Jan. 6, 2016

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 31, 2015

-New Year’s Eve Family Events

New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Bell Tower — The countdown to 2016 has begun! Don’t miss the annual New Year’s Eve Celebration at the Bell Tower from 8 pm – midnight tonight. Say goodbye to 2015 and ring in the New Year with class and style. Celebrate the beginning of 2016 as a community at Salisbury’s historic Bell Tower. Festivities will include live music with the band Live House and Deejay Doublebass, a live video feed from Time Square provided by Fibrant, hot chocolate and other goodies and the ringing of the bell at midnight. This is a Salisbury tradition and fabulous fun for the whole family. Event brought to you by the Salisbury Parks and Recereation Department.

New Year’s Eve Tomato Drop — From 9 p.m. to midnight tonight is the annual Woodleaf Tomato Drop event in affiliation with the Woodleaf Tomato Festival. Held at At Unity Presbyterian Church, 885 Woodleaf-Barber Road. Entertainers for the evening include Darrell Connor and Country Music Legends, Colton Sherrill and Vince Myers and the Hazy Ridge Bluegrass Band. The evening begins at 9 p.m. and ends just after midnight. There is no admission charge and parking is free and there will also be free refreshments.  For details call 704-278-4248 or visit woodleaftomatofestival


Out of Town Holiday Traditions

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

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

Gardens aglow — Various locations: • 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 • See

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


Music & more 

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.



Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4: Michael Eury on “Legendary Locals of Cabarrus County” A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803.


This & That 

Events at the Y open to the public — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan, 2: Delmonico’s Band, bring a snack to share. $7 per person • 3-4 p.m. Jan. 20: Diabetes Academy presents “Just been diagnosed, what to do?” Free, must sign up • Noon, Jan. 27: American Red Cross Presents Lunch & Learn, free, covered dish, must sign up • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Old  North State Antique Gun & Military Collectors Show — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3: 65th annual show, held at  the NC STate Fairgrounds, 1025 BlueRidge Road, Raleigh. Admission $8 adults. Call 704-282-1339 or email

Annual Winter Stamp and Postcard Show — Jan. 16-17: Annual show sponsored by Columbia Philatelic Society held  at Spring Valley High  School, 120 Sparkleberry Lane. Show hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Information, email

Horizons Unlimited — • 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.

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

NC Rowan County Anime Group’s Ichiban Con 7 — Dec. 31-Jan. 3 (2016): First home convention. Panels presented by Robert Clyde Allen. 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



Bob Shue Bluegrass Appreciation Day — 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan.9: Old Shaver School Event Center, 14910 Stokes Ferry Road, Gold Hill. Bluegrass music food and more. Donations accepted

A Salute to Sinatra — 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9: 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 — Closed Jan. 4-9 for vacation, open again Monday, Jan. 11. New Hours for 2016: Open on Mondays starting Jan. 11. The next wine tasting at Salisbury Wine Shop will be Friday, January 15. 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. 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 to 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 — 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

New Year’s Eve party —  9 p.m.-midnight, Thursday Dec. 31: Refreshments served, all are welcome. Music by Darrell Connor and The Country Music Legends Band.

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 • Saturdays: Karaoke • Weekends: Live music, deejay, karaoke, water pong, more.

Tonight at The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Dec. 31: New Years Eve party and Praise concert with Bachar-Chayah, Miracle Made and Aftermath. 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: New Year’s Eve Party: SOLD OUT • Friday: Java Jam Open Mic hosted by Hayes Smith • Saturday: Storied Brew Storytelling Night hosted by Tomasina Paige • Sunday: Sunday Concert Series featuring Blazin’ Blues Bob • Artist of the month exhibit: photographs by Catherine Soderberg • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee

Tonight at Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — Finger food, party favors, champagne toast at midnight, Wayward Reason to bring in 2016. $15 at the door • Saturday: Deejay Caibel • 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.



Ring in the New Year, learn the guitar — 6-8 week classes starting Monday Jan. 4. $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.

Mind aerobics art class — 2-4 p.m., Mondays and Fridays. $10/two-hour session by artist Robert Toth. Rufty Holmes Senior Center, call 704-279-9301.

Pottery 101 — Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St., 704-209-1632,

Center for Faith and the Arts — or 704-647-0999. CFA, 207 W. Harrison St.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 704-636-1882 or Located at 123 E. Liberty St.


Speakers & forums

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

ESU presents — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14: Salisbury’s own Rachel Bernheim speaks about Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish National who disappeared at the end of WWII. Sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. Country Club of Salisbury. Dinner reservations $32 each; RSVP to Gerry at 704-213-6008. Info at



PPT’s youth audition workshop — 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 2: Instructor Ed Whitney on effective audition techniques specifically geared towards PPT’s upcoming Shakespearean comedy ‘Taming of the Shrew.’ Sign up at 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

PPT youth auditions for ‘Taming of the Shrew’ — 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Jan. 4-5: 25 spots per time slot, by appointment only. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Third floor Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., Show dates Feb. 17-27 at the Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

Access Broadway Dance / Talent Competition — Jan. 23: Cabarrus Arena and Events Center Gold Halls 1 and 2. 4751 N Carolina 49, Concord, 704-920-3976,



Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. — 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,

One woman show coming to Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8: Artist Patt Legg, looking “Back in Time” is the focus of this one woman show. Finger food and wine/beer available. Free admission. Gallery hours 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 miniature art show and sale — Through Jan. 30: Art no larger than 4” x 4” x 4” at 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 — 704-795-1901, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — 704-920-2787,

Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — Free admission. 704-663-6661,

Iredell Museum, 134 Court St., Statesville — 704-873-4734,

Full Circle Arts — 42-B Third Street NW, Hickory, 828-322-7545,

Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th St. Charlotte — Free admission. 136 E. 36th St., Charlotte,



Travel with the YMCA — • Jan. 14: Black Mountain Chocolate Factory/The Olio Glass Factory. Members $35, others $40. Does not include lunch • Feb. 9: Carolina Raptor Center/Latta Plantation. Members $45, others $50. Does not include lunch • Feb. 16: Barn Dinner Theatre matinee “Sex, Please we are Sixty.” Members $60, others  $70, includes ticket, lunch, travel • Feb. 26: Charlotte Southern Spring Show. Members  $25, others $30 • March 8: Barn Dinner Theatre matinee “Leading Ladies,” Members $60, others $70 • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. For prices call 704-636-0111 or email lklaver@


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

Concord Spring into Arts Festival —  Currently accepting applications for 2016 juried art show  and festival May 14 Downtown Concord. First deadline Jan. 31, 2016, then fee goes up. Applications available at www. or 704-784-4208.

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 

Youth Stand for Christ — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 2: Help with music, seminars, mime, basketball, lunch. Sponsored by At The Cross Ministries Inc., 1915-1917 W. Innes St. Call 704-782-0072 for details.

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, gift shop, surgical waiting room, flower delivery, ancillary support. Training provided. dbhundley@

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

MLK Jr. celebration weekend —Help plan MLK Jr. holiday parade and breakfast. See www.facebook. com/SRHuman RelationsCouncil or www.humanrelations or email human

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