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Roundabout — What’s Happening Feb. 4-10

Theater

Closing weekend for PPT’s ‘Welcome to Mitford’ — 7:30 p.m. tonight through Saturday. Adults $15, seniors and students $12. 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘A Time to Kill’ — 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. www.Showtix4u.com or 704-788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

Lee Street theatre presents ‘The Parchman Hour: Songs and Stories of the 1961 Freedom Riders’ — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25-27 and March 3-5: Presented as a variety show, exploring the three tensest months of 1961, with oral histories and conversations. Tickets $15+tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

 

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 www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Salisbury Symphony presents the NC Symphony and ‘Home’— 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6: North Carolina Symphony with conductor Grant Llewellyn, featuring “Hiraeth,” new composition by Sarah Kirkland Snider. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. www.salisburysymphony.org

Piedmont Prime Time Community Band’s Children’s Concert — 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13: At the Gem Theatre, 111 W. First St., downtown Kannapolis. Children of all ages are invited, but younger children must be accompanied by an adult. No admission charge. Information at www.primetimeband.org or Nancy, 980-621-2010.

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. http://catawba.edu/

FirstARTS presents ZOOMTUBE — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19: Virtuoso music for flute, Timothy Martin Hagan from Dallas, Texas in recital. First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., 704-636-3121.

12th annual Thumb Pickers Convention — Friday-Saturday, March 4-5: Featuring Presley Barker (10-year-old who recently won the National Guitar Championship in Nashville), Richard Smith, Wayne Henderson & Friends, Clay Lunsford & Friends, Matthew Weaver & Clay Lunsford, Jason Lambert, Kenzi Baldwin, more • Kickoff Party and Concert 6-10 p.m. Friday with Meet and Greet • Open Mic and Workshops 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday • Concert Saturday 6-10 p.m. • Hosted By Twisted Oaks American Bar & Grill, 121 N. Center St., Statesville. Sponsored by Iredell and NC Arts Councils • Tickets $15/day or $25/ both days. Info at 704-873-6100 or www.iredellartscouncil.org

 

History 

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.

Annual history course starts tonight — 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 Office@historicsalisbury.org

Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 9: “John Wiseman: Father Of Sparks Circus.” Free; light refreshments 8 Coming March 10: “Dolly Madison’s Scarlet Dress.” Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

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 reed@ncdcr.gov

WWII Living History at Historic Latta Plantation — Feb. 6 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Feb. 7 (1 -4 p.m.) Learn of the snowy Battle of the Bulge that took place during the end of World War Two. The plantation takes on the role as the Belgium countryside as spectators see demonstrations from both Allied and Axis forces. Ongoing demonstrations include patrols, weapons, drills, seeing a mock field hospital, more. $8 Adults, $7 seniors/students, children 5 and under free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org

 

Fundraisers 

Liberty Volunteer Fire Department chicken and dumplings — 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, 9460 Stokes Ferry Road, 704-637-8883.

‘You Are Precious in His Eyes’ — 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6: Annual fundraiser benefiting 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.

23rd annual Four Seasons Dinner Theater — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13: Salisbury Civic Center. $20 tickets. Call 704-640-4109, 704-633-7428, 704-797-8392 or 704-636-1600 for more information.

Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett — 8-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19: Harold B. Jarrett Post 342, 1024 Lincolnton Road, hosts Deejay Chad Sain. Snacks, sodas, etc. available for purchase. Admission $12. Open to the public. Proceeds benefit American Legion programs.

Annual Salisbury Pride Wine & Beer Tasting — 7 p.m. Feb. 20: Wine, beer, hors d’ouevres at Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St. Tickets $20 at www.salisburypride.com or any Salisbury Pride board member.

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 SocietyOfRowanCountyNC.org or humanesociety ofrowancounty @windstream.net

Three Bridges at annual singing for CF — 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27: Three Bridges in Concert for the cure of cystic fibrosis at Scottssing at Gold Hill Baptist Church, 16141 Old Beatty Ford Road, Gold Hill. Free concert with love offering going to the cure of cystic fibrosis. All info at www.scottssing.com 704-239-6134. www.scottssing.com

Empty Bowls Soup Supper — 5:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10: To raise hunger awareness. Attendees receive handmade bowl as a reminder of empty bowls in our community. Hosted by North Hills Christian School to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children. www.rowanhelpingministries.org

 

This & That 

Reiki Circle — Thursday, Feb. 11: Informal forum for practitioners to share insights and for the curious to meet practitioners and learn about Reiki. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., behind and below Haven Lutheran Church. http://faithart.org/

Annual African American fashion show — 6-8 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, www.spencerdoll andtoymuseum.com

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. www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

Scrapbooking with DCSS — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 12: Work on scrapbooking projects and share ideas. Bring your supplies. Also games, prizes, breakfast snacks, lunch. Call Davie County Senior Services to register, 336-753-6230, 278 Meroney St., Mocksville.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — March 11-13; Second home convention. For details see http:groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5: Follow the West Coast Wine Tasting with Lauren Thurlow, Tryon Distributing. A selection of wines from the U.S. West Coast. $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 one beer. $30/person ($25/person Wine Club members). Prepaid reservations only, deadline Saturday, Feb. 6 • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. second Tuesday, Feb. 9: Wine tasting with six wines paired with appetizers, This month: Sweetheart Wines; a salute to Valentine’s Day. Wines for sharing with your sweetheart or sipping with your friends. Hosted by Nicole Morabito w/ Mutual Distributing. $10/person, RSVP to 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — Feb. 12-13: Traditional Valentine’s Dinner • 3 p.m. Feb. 14: Wine and Truffles for Two, special wine release party with handmade truffles. RSVP at www.morganridge vineyards.com or 704-639-0911. 486 John Morgan Road, Gold Hill,

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 www.caublecreekvineyard.com

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, www.douglasvineyardswines.com

Cougar Run Winery — 704-280-3624. Cougar Run Winery, 363 N. Church St., Concord.

Old Stone Winery — 704-279-0930, 6245 US Hwy. 52. www.oldstonewines.com

Rocky River Vineyards — 704-781-5035. 11685 Reed Mine Road, Midland. www.rockyrivervineyards.com

Childress Vineyards — 336-236-WINE, 1000 Childress Vineyards Road, exit 89 off I-85, on Hwy 64 W. Lexington. www.childressvineyards.com

 

Night Life

The Carriage Room, 2141 Statesville Blvd. — Fridays: In-house pool tournament, $5. 704-647-9876, carriageroomnc@ facebook.com

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 The Golden Valley Crusaders from Rutherford County • 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, http://djsrestaurant.com

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. www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: U Turn and Souled Out. 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, www.themontgomerystore.com

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 Tom Williams • Saturday: Storytelling night 7-9 p.m. hosted by Tomasina Paige • Sunday: Pounding at the Mean Mug — Big Game Party 6 p.m. Watch on a big screen TV • Wednesday: Team trivia 7-9 p.m. hosted by Erin Basinger • Artist of the month exhibit: photographs by Catherine Soderberg • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee company@yahoo.com

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Presenting the Piedmont Boys, no cover • 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Yoga, $5 • Open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 704-762-9990, www.nashvillenightsnc.com

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. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub.com

 

Festivals

Annual Latta Celtic Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 12-13: Celebrate all things Celtic with live music, dance performances, children’s activities, historical demonstrations, arts & crafts vendors, food & beverage vendors, much more. Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors/students, age 5 and under free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.lattaplantation.org

Merlefest 2016 — April 28-May 1: Featuring John Prine, Old Crow Medicine Show, Dave Rawlings Machine, Brandi Carlile, The Wood Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, Tim O’Brien, Jerry Douglas, many more. Wilkes Community College campus, Wilkesboro, http://merlefest.org

 

Classes

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 www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-7841.

Toddler Time is back at Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6: Toddler Time II (limited to 8 students), for ages 18 months-3 years. Graham Studio. Activities will be different for each session. ALL children must be accompanied by 1 adult per child. Instructor: Debbie Hoffman. $20 members / $30 nonmembers. Call for Bundle Pack pricing. Held at WVAC, 123 E. Liberty St. Register at 704-636-1882 or see www.waterworks.org

Four-week reading literacy program — Read to Succeed 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Feb. 9: For K-4th grade. No charge, snacks provided. Held at ATC Ministries, 1915-1917 W. Innes St. Suite 103, park in back. Call 704-782-0072 weekdays to register.

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 art.notions@yahoo.com 215 Depot St.

Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, livethreadstudio@gmail.com

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. www.PattLegg.net

Free online courses through RPL — Gale Courses: high-quality, noncredit online courses free with your library card. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org 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, www.pottery-101.com

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

 

Speakers & forums

Project Cover 2016 ‘Conversations from the Porch’ — 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9: On legal resources available. Panelists include representatives from Salisbury Police, Rowan County Sheriff, Spencer Police, other local municipalities. Sponsored by Project COVER (Community Outreach Vocational Educational Resource Center). Light refreshments. Held at 1915-1917 W. Innes St (At The Cross Ministries) Ste. 103, entrance in the rear. Information 704-782-0072.

AAUW lecture series — 6:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11: Janet Spriggs, CFO at RCCC, on “Women in Education.” Light refreshments. Free. Sponsored by American Association of University Women. Held at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, 1333 Jake Alexander Blvd. S., Bldg, 200 Room 251A.

ESU presents Martha Dodson and ‘Iditarod— Last Great Race on Earth’ — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18: In 2010 Martha Dobson from Mt. Pleasant was selected by the Iditarod Committee as one of only three teachers nationwide to participate in the 2011 race. Sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. Country Club of Salisbury. Dinner reservations $32 each; RSVP to Toni at 704-212-2114. Info at www.esuus.org

George Washington Birthday Event — 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13: George Washington Birthday Event, Guest speaker Clarence Horton, Landis American Legion, Post 146, 412 N. Central Ave, Landis. Free. Info: 704-637-3718.

PFLAG hosts local speaker — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18: RCCC educator/speaker Kathy Vestal on 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.

Amateur Radio Exams W4VEC VEC — 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20: Amateur Radio Exams, Technician through Extra Class. $12 test fee, photo ID, original and a copy of Amateur Radio License (if licensed). Held in Hurley Room of the Rowan County Library 201 W. Fisher St.

 

Home & Garden

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. https://southernshows.com/sss

 

Auditions

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. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

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.. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Twin City Stage auditions for ‘The Wizard of Oz’ — Feb. 6 and Feb. 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 www.twincitystage.org

 

Art 

Graphite drawings by Ann Bourque on display at Catawba — Richly detailed graphite drawings by Catawba student artist Ann Bourque on display at 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. www.faithart.org or 704-647-0999.

The Framing Gallery, 324 W. Liberty St. — New location. Call for new hours, 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, www.fineframegallery.com

Pottery 101, 101 S. Main St. — Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 704-209-1632, www.pottery-101.com

Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — Artist Patt Legg looking “Back in Time” in this one woman show, through Feb. 13. Free. 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, www.railwalkgallery.com

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Feb. 6-May 21: Spring, Up Close and Far Away, artist talk and reception, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 12 • Feb. 16-May 21: Outreach – Rowan Salisbury student exhibitions. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. WVAC, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, waterworks.org

Special showcase at Salisbury Business Center — Kannapolis Arts honors local artists at SBC, 301 S. Main St. Reception will be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. Artwork can be viewed Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. This installation is free is open through May 1. Learn more at www.salisbury businesscenter.com/artists.

Cabarrus Art Guild’s Street Level Gallery, 11 Union St., Concord — Through February: Paintings, photography, 3D art. 704-795-1901, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. www.cabarrusartguild.org

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, www.cabarrusartguild.org

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. www.davidsonccc.edu/

 

Trips 

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@ rowanymca.com

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 Charleston Naval Base. Motor coach, 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 randall.bar43@yahoo.com

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

Kannapolis Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — May 6-7 in Downtown Kannapolis and NC Research Campus. Registration is open for arts & craft and commercial vendors. Spaces are limited. Deadline March 18. A&C categories: glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, pottery, textiles, woodworking, etc. $50 fee for arts and crafts, $150 for commercial. Applications accepted only at www.jiggywiththepiggy.com

 

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 www.leestreet.org or email questions to info@leestreet.org

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 BauerM@ecu.edu and submit manuscripts at https://nclr.submittable.com/submit

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 http://ncwriters.submittable.com

 

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. www.themontgomerystore.com

Blumenthal Performing Arts open mic nights — Free event open to performers, selected by lottery. E-mail openmic@ncbpac.org

 

Call for artists

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. concorddowntown.com 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 hartwitzengallery@hotmail.com

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 @charter.net or visit the Library Gallery at 45 Rink Dam Road.

 

Call for volunteers 

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@ novanthealth.org

Help feed the horses — Horse Protection Society, 2135 Miller Road, China Grove, www.horseprotection.org or email hps@horseprotection.org

 

Easter

THD Easter Eggstrav-aganza — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 26: Easter egg hunt and children’s games. Free to the public. Bring your own basket, concessions available for purchase. Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury, 653 Bendix Drive.

Latta Easter egg hunt — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 26: Egg hunt and a chance at winning candy and toy filled eggs. Live children’s music, crafts, children’s activities, and the Latta Farm Animals. Reservations by pre-payment only, reservations open March 1 and fill up quickly. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, Reservations and pricing at www.lattaplantation.org

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