Roundabout — What’s Happening Jan. 14-20

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 14, 2016


Lee Street theatre presents ‘Broadway Lullabies’ — 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21-23, 28-30 and Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $20+ tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. or 704-310-5507.

PPT presents ‘Welcome to Mitford’ — Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 3-6 at 7:30 p.m., matinee Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m.   Tickets go on sale Jan. 18. 704-633-5471. Adults $15, seniors /students $12 Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.,

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘A Time to Kill’ — by Rupert Holmes, based on the novel by John Grisham. Show dates Feb. 11-13, 19, 20, 26, 27 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 14, 21, 28 at 2:30 p.m. Rated PG-13. Tickets go on Sale Jan. 21@ or 704-788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt


Music & more 

Steep Canyon Rangers LIVE at Lee Street — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5: Steep Canyon Rangers. Lee Street theatre, 329 N. Lee St. Tickets $25+ tax at or 704-310-5507.

Union Street Live summer concert series in Downtown Concord — June 16: Main Stage Jim Quick & Coastline. North Stage Pluto for Planet • July 21: Main Stage Fantastic Shakers. North Stage Jay Mathey Band • August 18: Main Stage Band of Oz. North Stage Mike Strauss band • September 15: Main Stage Too Much Sylvia. North Stage Below the Belt.



Annual 13-week local history course — 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays Feb. 4-May 5: Various locations, beginning with Rowan Museum. Information on Native Americans, early pioneers, Revolutionary War, Civil War, more. New to community $20, general public $30. Sponsored by Historic Salisbury Foundation. RSVP TO

Revolutionary War : Living History  at Historic Latta Plantation — Noon-4 p.m. Jan. 30: First ever living history event covering The Battle of Cowans Ford, following a 10 a.m. wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of General Davidson, Hopewell Presbyterian Church, 10500 Beatties Ford Road, Huntersville. Activities at the church are free.  Latta reenactor event: $8 Adults, $7 seniors/students, children 5 and under free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312,

Reed Gold Mine — 1 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27: Black History Month Tours every Saturday in February at 1 p.m. and examine the area’s social and economic environment during John Reed’s lifetime.  $2 age 8 and older; under age 7 free. Reed Gold Mine is located in southeastern Cabarrus County 12 miles SE of Concord. 704-721-4653 or email


This & That 

Horizons Unlimited — • Jan. 16, 2016: 6-9 p.m.: Parents’ Night Out: ‘Twilight at the Museum,’ $10/child. • Feb. 20, 2016: 5-9 p.m.: Amateur Astronomer Night and live sky with telescopes. Free to everyone. Rain plan is in place. Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave.

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

Third annual East Spencer MLK Jr Day activities — Noon, Jan. 18: ‘Kids for King, Biking for a Change,’ Robin Circle off Long St., East Spencer near old Dunbar School.  1/2 mile march ends at ES Fire Dept Annex. Afterward, special program for the youth who are asked to bring a fact about the life of Dr king for prizes. Refreshments  served. Public is invited to paricipate in the bike ride and program.Info: Town Hall at 704-636-7111.

Tryouts for Salisbury Bulls Basketball Team —  6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, for ages 8-9: Salisbury VA Medical Center Gym, 1601 Brenner Ave., Bldg. 6 Gym. For info, call Coach Prince Davis, 703-398-3573. Sponsored by AAU USA. Not a competitive AAU youth team with only 10 available roster spots. Additional teams can be formed if the turnout is sufficient. Also seeking coaches. Not endorsed or sponsored by Rowan-Salisbury Schools.

Antiques Appraisal Fair — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 20-21: Bi-annual Antiques Appraisal Fair at the Spencer Doll & Toy Museum, 108 4th St. with antiques dealer Michael Hansen. $5 per item, Limit two items per person. 704-762 9359 or visit

Events at the Y open to the public — • 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.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31: Showing anime series called Steliva. Conference room at Woodleaf Lanes.See or https://groups. neo/groups/NCRowanCountyanime/info

First Friday Downtown third annual Wine About Winter — 5-9 p.m. Feb. 5Tour wines from around the world in historic downtown Salisbury. $20 in advance, $30 on event day, limited availability. Processing fees/sales tax not included. Tickets include souvenir wine glass, WineYoke lanyard holder, walking map, wristband. Must be age 21+. Book a S-R County hotel room to get two free tickets and $20 Downtown Dollars. Groups of 20+ save 10%. Tickets at or 704-637-7814.



15th annual Walk to End Lupus — 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 19: Kickoff rally for April 16 event. At RuRu’s Tacos, 715 Providence Road. Free event. RSVP at http://2016wteln

Second annual Awareness Gala — Saturday, Jan. 30: To fight against human trafficking. Dinner, emceed by Doug Rice, live music by Dana and Pam Bryan, silent auction, keynote speaker Anna Malika, human trafficking survivor.  Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St. RSVP at See

ERHS football team’s third annual mattress fundraiser —  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 30: Save up to 60% compared to a retail store on top brands from a local NC business. High quality, full replacement warranties, styles and sizes available for you to lay on. ERHS cafeteria, 175 St. Luke’s Church Road.


Wine & beer tastings 

Two tastings coming up  at Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15: Wines of Moldova wine tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing.  $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20: Bock, Doppelbock and Eisbock beer tasting.  $5/person• 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/person. 704-636-1137, 700 Cauble Farm Road, see

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. second Tuesday wine tasting with 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/person, 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

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 — • 6:30 p.m., Friday Night Bluegrass with MJ & Friends • 6 p.m. Tuesdays: Crystal’s deejay and karaoke . 704-278-4070.

DJs Restaurant, 1502 W. Innes St. —  • 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.

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 —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   Mary Gillespie and Ken Cofer  • Saturday: Storytelling night 7 p.m. hosted by  Tomasina Paige • Sunday:  Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring singer/songwriter Tom Williams  •  704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30  p.m. Friday: Deejay Caibel, no cover • 9:30 p.m. Saturday:  Bak@Ya,  $5 cover  • 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Yoga, $5 • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday through 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.



Annual 13-week local history course — See History listings.

‘Got Plans?’ Workshops —  January-May: Rowan Public Library’s third annual series of Learn-Act-Grow workshops including personal safety, healthy cooking, spicing up your life with adventure. First workshop 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26. No cost, attendees will be entered for door prize drawing. RSVP to or 704-216-7841.

Burning Coal Theatre Company presents Public Speaking for Professionals  — 7-10 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 18-Feb. 8: Speech-writing, rehearsal techniques, stress-reduction. At the Murphey School, 224 Polk St., Raleigh.  $145. Enroll at or 919- 834-4001.

Famous Bridge instructor to teach in Durham —  Jan. 19: Renowned bridge educator Audrey Grant to conduct Bridge Festival at The Bridge Academy. For Information/ registration contact or 919-724-6239.  Space is limited.

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

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) seminar — 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Jan. 19: Jointly hosted by Arc of Davidson County and Arc Rowan. Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Fisher St. 2.0 NCSAPPB credit hours available. RSVP to 704-637-1521 or

Q&A with Representative Virginia Foxx — 7 p.m. Jan. 19: Rowan County Tea Party hosts Congresswoman  Foxx. Blue Bay Restaurant, Statesville Blvd. Dinner beforehand at 6 p.m.


Home & Garden

Greater Charlotte Home & Landscape Show — Jan. 29-31: Cabarrus Event Center & Arena. Thousands of square feet of exhibits for everything from builders, contractors, materials, decks, pools, spas, storage, plants, landscapes, kitchenware, more. Adults $7.50. /event/annual-greater-charlotte-home-landscape-show

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show — Feb. 26-28  and March 4-6: Celebrating 56 years of ushering in spring. The Park Expo and Conference Center, Charlotte.



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,

Twin City Stage auditions  for ‘The Wizard of Oz’ —  Feb.  6 and 8: Saturday auditions for children ages 6-14 and will begin at 10 a.m. Monday evening auditions are for “Dorothy” (ages 14-18) and teens and adults (ages 15+) and will begin at 7 p.m.  No appointment is necessary. Be prepared to sing 16-32 measures; bring sheet music in the correct key. performance dates April 15-May 1. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. Performance dates  March 3-5. Call 336-748-0857 x209 or visit



Graphite drawings by Ann Bourque on display at Catawba — Artists reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24. This series of richly detailed graphite drawings by Catawba student artist Ann Bourque will be on display in the College’s Corriher-Linn-Black Library Jan. 19-Feb. 26. Free, open to the public.

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,

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. —Artist Patt Legg, looking “Back in Time” is the focus of this one woman show. 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 — January-February: New exhibit of paintings, photography, 3D art. 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 — 704-663-6661,

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

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

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



Travel with the YMCA — • 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 • Non-members welcome, 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

Easter craft and vendor show March 5-6 at Rowan County Fairgrounds —Contact Randall Barger at 704-640-2326 or email at

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.

 Vintage mdse. — Second Saturdays: Vintage vendors may set up in Carolina Lily parking lot, 314 Depot St.  Apply at 704 639-0033,


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

2016 Doris Betts Fiction Prize — For previously unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words.First-place winner gets $250 and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review. Deadline Feb. 15. Direct questions to Margaret Bauer, editor NC Literary Review, at and submit manuscripts at


Call for performers

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

Hickory Winter art competition — Jan. 22- Feb. 27: Theme “People Watching,” Full Circle Arts Gallery, 2-B Third Street NW, for artists age 16+. Intake is Jan. 14-16. Opening reception Jan. 22. Entry and prize info at  828-322-7545 or

Caldwell Arts Council 2017 exhibitions — Lenoir- based council accepting portfolios for 2017 exhibitions. Deadline Jan. 30, 2016. Details at www.caldwell

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

Hart Witzen visual arts exhibit/competition — March 5: All artists welcome to apply for SHOWDOWN 2016; deadline Feb. 5. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media welcome. Find info on consideration, submission, fees, prizes at


Call for volunteers 

Coaches needed for Salisbury Bulls Basketball Team —  Tryouts 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, for ages 8-9, at Salisbury VA Medical Center Gym, 1601 Brenner Ave., Bldg. 6 Gym. For info, call Coach Prince Davis, 703-398-3573. Sponsored by AAU USA. Not a competitive AAU youth team. Not endorsed or sponsored by Rowan-Salisbury Schools.

Triad Ladder of Hope  Gala — Jan. 30 event  to raise funds against human trafficking within Rowan County, seeking donations from community business in the form of sponsorships and silent auction items. Contact Eugenia DeLoatch, 336-380-1979, or Mitzi Weber, or

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, 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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