Roundabout — What’s Happening Jan. 28-Feb. 3

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 28, 2016


Opening night for PPT’s ‘Welcome to Mitford’ — 7:30 p.m. tonight. Meet the cast at a complimentary reception immediately following the opening performance. VALUE NIGHT: Wednesday, Feb. 3: All tickets only $10. Show dates: Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 3-6 at 7:30 p.m., matinee Jan. 31 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors ansd students $12. 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.,

Shows added: Lee Street theatre presents ‘Broadway Lullabies’ — Tonight, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. • Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. • Saturday, Jan 30 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. • Sunday, Jan. 31 at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20+ tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. or 704-310-5507.

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 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Jan 29: Opening set with The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys and special friend Tori Jones,  then open acoustic jam session. Concessions available. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986,

Annual Tosco Music Party — 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30: Acoustic music showcase at the Knight Theater, 430 S. Tryon St., Charlotte. Tickets $17-$23 at or 704-372-1000 or

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.

Salisbury Symphony presents the NC Symphony and ‘Home’— 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6: North Carolina Symphony wtih conductor Grant Llewellyn, featuring “Hiraeth,” new composition by Sarah Kirkland Snider, based in part, on memories of Salisbury. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College.

Musical concert in Catawba College’s Omwake- Dearborn Chapel — 4 p.m. Feb. 14: Featuring concert pianist Dorothy Lewis-Griffith and a brass ensemble performing a world premiere of a commissioned work by 1987 Catawba alumna and composer Pauliina Isomäki of Finland. Free and open to the public, followed by  reception in Peeler-Crystal Lounge.



Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1: An evening with Eddie Ray of the NC Music Hall of Fame and Museum.  A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803.

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

KAA-MaCC Black history celebration — 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6: The Kannapolis African-American Museum and Cultural Center Inc. (KAA-MaCC)’s first event, at Bethel Baptist Church Enrichment Center, featuring H. L. McCrorey YMCA of Greater Charlotte Senior African Drummers and Praise Dancers, children’s storyteller Suzette Davis of Livingstone College, guest speaker Larry B. Johnson of Morgan State University, G. W. Carver School Alumni Community Choir. Free, light refreshments.

Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 9: “John Wiseman: Father Of Sparks Circus.” Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946,

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 

First Friday Downtown third annual Wine About Winter — 5-9 p.m. Feb. 5: Tour 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.

Annual African American fashion show — 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, $10 admission, Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., Spencer. Concurrent African American doll exhibit planned. 704-762-9359,

Horizons Unlimited — • 5-9 p.m. Feb. 20: : 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. horizons-unlimited-margaret- c-woodson-planetarium

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



Joe Fowler’s Brunswick stew for SEER — Preorder until Jan. 29: $12/quart. Proceed benefits Supporters of Education at East Rowan’s Education Beyond High School scholarship fund. Pick up 9 a.m.-noon Feb. 6 at ERHS Hwy 52 parking lot. Limited quarts available for sale Feb 6. Call 704 279-5232 or 704-433-7899 to order.

Fashionetta Pageant registration — 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Livingstone Hospitality and Culinary School on Jake Alexander Blvd., for young ladies age 8-11. Parents/guardians  asked to remain for  informational session. Major fundraising event for Delta Xi Omega chapter, proceeds fund educational grants for graduating seniors in Rowan-Salisbury and Davie County. Information: Shelia Brown-Miller, 704-223-0263 or Lovetta Ealy Moore, 704-637-7995.

ERHS football team’s third annual mattress sale — 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.

‘You Are Precious in His Eyes’ — 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6: Annual fundraiser benifitting Capstone Recovery Center, at the Country Club of Salisbury, 747 Club Drive. An afternoon of testimonies, music, comedy, silent auction, more. Call 704-749-0797 for information. Mail your check ($25/person) payable to Capstone Recovery Center, 418 W. Innes St., Salisbury, NC 28144.

Winter Spaghetti Lunch and Dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 5-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26: Benefits Humane Society of Rowan County. VFW Post 3006, 1200 Brenner Ave., 704-636-5700, www.Humane or humanesociety ofrowancounty

Wine & beer tastings 

Events at Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29: New Vintages and New Wines from Rickety Bridge Winery of South Africa with Andy Woolgar, CEO, Rickety Bridge Winery. $5/person • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3: Bock, Doppelbock and Eisbock Beer Tasting. $5/person • 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11: Fourth Annual Chocolate & Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17 Street Distributing. Chocolates prepared by Chocolatier Barrucand of Concord and paired with a selection of six wines and 1 beer. $30/person ($25/person Wine Club Members). Prepayed reservations only. Reservation deadline Saturday, Feb. 6 • Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St,, 704-636-5151

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 — Saturday, Jan. 30: Wine Pairing Dinner, five course meal with specific dish which pairs with a sample tasting of newly released or soon-to-be-released Estate wines. Meet & Greet 6:30, dinner 7 p.m. RSVP through Friday Jan. 29 • Mardi Gras Party 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6: Cajun Style Buffet • RSVP for each at or 704-639-0911. 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 Hazy Ridge • 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. • 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 — 7 p.m. Friday: Kevin Schelreth • 8 p.m. Saturday: Four 13 plus Venue Praise band. 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 Jeff Martinez • Sunday: Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring singer/songwriter Sue McHugh• 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m. Friday: DJ Caibel, no cover • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Matt Tucker, $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. No cost, attendees will be entered for door prize drawing. RSVP to or 704-216-7841.

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

Rowan County Veterans Service Office seminar — 6-8 p.m. Jan. 28: Covering the different services provided. Speaker Linette Baker, associate director. 2727 Old Concord Road, Rowan County Agricultural Center. Space is limited; RSVP to 704-216-8138.

Salisbury-Rowan AARP —1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4: Fitness director Frances Weant presents “Fitness is Fun at the Senior Center.” Refreshments follow. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. For seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.

PFLAG hosts Vestal — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18: RCCC educator/speaker Kathy Vestal shares from personal experience and studies in the interplay between religion and sexual orientation. Haven Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 207 W. Harrison St. Free, open to the public. Refreshments/reception 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.



PPT’s youth Audition Workshop for ‘Junie B. Jones: The Musical’ — 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Feb 27: Instructor Gwen Matthews, $40. Only 20 spots available. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St.

PPT youth auditions for ‘Junie B. Jones: The Musical’ —4 and 5 p.m. Feb. 29 and March 1: By appointment only. Sign up at 704-633-5471. Show Dates: April 14-23. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St..

Twin City Stage auditions for ‘The Wizard of Oz’ — Feb. 6 and 8: Saturday auditions for children ages 6-14 at 10 a.m. Monday, evening auditions for “Dorothy” (ages 14-18) and teens and adults (ages 15+) at 7 p.m. No appointment necessary. Be prepared to sing 16-32 measures. Performance dates April 15-May 1. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. 336-748-0857 x209 or



‘Flicks at The Davis’ returns — 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29: “Flicks at the Davis,” Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. South, 704-920-2787. Friday’s screening is “A Princess Bride.” Open to the public, $5 at the door. Coming April 8: “Dirty Dancing.” http://cabarrusartscouncil. org/davis-theatre/flicks-at- the-davis/



Graphite drawings by Ann Bourque on display at Catawba — Richly detailed graphite drawings by Catawba student artist Ann Bourque on display in the College’s Corriher-Linn-Black Library through 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. — New paintings by Kenneth Koskela, Phyllis Steimel and Cara Reische. 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” in this one woman show. Free. 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 — Through March 12: Artwork that demonstrates found materials meeting fine art. Opening reception during Art Walk Friday, Jan. 29 from 6-9 p.m. 704-920-2787,

DCCC’s Spring Art Show ‘Absolutely Art’ — Through May 13: Works of art from nine local artists. B. E. Mendenhall Building on the Davidson Campus. Open to the public.



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 • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. For prices call 704-636-0111 or email lklaver@

Travel to Charleston with Davie County Senior Services — April 5-7: Magnolia Plantation tour, trolley tour of Charleston Tea Plantation, dinner cruise, see HLHunley submarine at old Chatleston Naval Base. Motorcoach, meals and accommodations included. Call Davie County Senior Services at 336-753-6230.


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

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

Call for poets — Deadline March 1: Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition: . Winner receives $200 and publication in storySouth. Final judge is NC native and author of the poetry collection Best Bones, Sarah Rose Nordgren. Complete guidelines at


Call for performers

Rowan Blues & Jazz Festival — May 12 – 13: Two-day festival showcasing young musicians plus award-winning blues and jazz musicians. Now accepting applications for performers between the ages of 9-19. Call 704-636-3277.

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

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

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

Hart Witzen visual arts exhibit/competition — Deadline Feb. 5 for March 5 SHOWDOWN. All artists may apply: paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, installations, mixed and new media. Info on consideration, submission, fees, prizes at

Hickory Exhibiting Artists Series 2017- 2018 — Bethlehem Branch Library in Alexander County accepting applications for all visual wall art mediums and photography plus sculpture and wood carving. For information and submission guidelines contact Bucaywoodstudio or visit the Library Gallery at 45 Rink Dam Road.


Call for volunteers 

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


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