Arts & Entertainment news Jan. 7-13

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 7, 2016

Sign up for the annual HSF history class

This 13-week course meets on Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Feb. 4 through May 5. Classes meet at various locations, beginning with the Rowan Museum, and include information on Native Americans, early pioneers, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and into modern times. The basic text is “Rowan County… A Brief History” by James S. Brawley. It is available at the Rowan Public Library, or on CD at the class for $10. For members of Historic Salisbury Foundation or the Rowan Museum, the cost is $25. If you are new to the community, $20 and the general public, $30. Call 704-636-0103 to sign up or email


Time to clean out the attic!

SPENCER — The bi-annual Antiques Appraisal Fair is coming up Jan. 20-21, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 4th St. Antiques dealer Michael Hansen will take a look at your items and offer advice and information regarding a broad spectrum of general merchandise. Bring in your family heirlooms and yard sale bargains to find out the fascinating truths about these finds. Cost is $5 per item, limit two items per person. For more in formation, call 704-762 9359 or visit


ERHS fundraiser

The East Rowan High School football team is hosting its third annual mattress fundraiser on Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria. Save up to 60% compared to a retail store on top brands. The mattresses are from a local North Carolina business, extremely high quality and have outstanding full replacement warranties. All styles and sizes are available for you to lay on including memory foam, latex and gel beds. If you are in the market for a mattress or if you know someone who might need a mattress, come out and see us Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the East Rowan high school cafeteria, 175 St. Luke’s Church Road.


28th Regiment coming

The 28th Regiment North Carolina Infantry Reactivated will hold its annual regimental meeting at the Rowan Museum  on Jan. 16. In conjunction with the Rowan Museum, the 28th NCT will sponsor at Civil War Seminar, “Beyond the Battlefield.” Watch this spot for details or visit or email


Second Annual Awareness Gala

Mitzi Weber, Executive Director, Triad Ladder of Hope

The second annual Awareness Gala at the Rowan Museum is on Saturday, Jan. 30 — where the fight against human trafficking takes center stage. We have a very special night planned, including dinner, live music, silent auction and survivor testimony. Local musical talent will be Dana and Pam Bryan of Center City Chapel in Charlotte. Dana is the Pastor at CCC and a classical baritone. His wife Pam is a master pianist, who has written and performs her own arrangements. Doug Rice, veteran radio broadcaster covering NASCAR since 1980 and current president and co-anchor of the PRN broadcast for the NASCAR races, will host the evening. Anna Malika will be our keynote speaker. Anna is an internationally recognized motivational speaker, as well as a survivor and policy advocate in the movement to end human trafficking. Reserve your tickets now at Tickets will be limited this year.


Seminar: ‘Think before you drink’

Jointly hosted by The Arc of Davidson County and The Arc Rowan, this is a timely and informative seminar about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m.-noon at Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. 2.0 NCSAPPB credit hours available. RSVP to: Shela Sapp, Executive Director, The Arc of Rowan, 704-637-1521,


Carrying It On: 15th Annual Young Talent Showcase

CHARLOTTE — The next Charlotte Folk Society Gathering is Friday, Jan. 8, celebrating young musicians and dancers carrying forward North Carolina’s treasured musical traditions. The 15th Annual CFS Young Talent Showcase gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Aunt Stella Center. More than 30 young musicians, both individuals and groups, ranging in age from 9 to 22 will sing and perform on a variety of instruments (fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, ukulele, viola, and piano) in a variety of traditions (old-time music, bluegrass, country, Celtic, singer/songwriter, and Scottish Highland Dance). Refreshments and a song circle, jam sessions (including a slow old-time jam), a songwriter’s circle, and the Charlotte Appalachian Dulcimer Club meeting follow the concert. The Dulcimer Club makes available loaner instruments to visitors interested in “taking a test drive.” Both listeners and participants are welcome to all these activities. Doors open at 7p.m.; music begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth. The event, as always, is free; donations are appreciated.  Visit for more.



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