Roundabout — What’s Happening Feb. 11-17
Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘A Time to Kill’ — 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 at www.Showtix4u.com or 704-788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org
Opening night for PPT’s Youth Comedy ‘Taming Of The Shrew’ — 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19: Join the cast for a complimentary reception following the opening performance. Adults $10, students/seniors $8. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. 704-633-5471, piedmontplayers.com
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.
Livingstone host exhibit and presents one-act play — 3 and 6 p.m., Saturday, March 5: Julia B. Duncan Players’ perform one-act play, “Herbert III” by Ted Shine, starring Angela Jacobs and Michael Connor, directed by Professor Connor. General admission is $5, held in Tubman Little Theatre on Livingstone College campus • Also art exhibit of faculty and staff works including Stanley Bryant, Mr. Batra and Dr. Ford on exhibit before, during and after the shows. Info at 704-216-6260 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Music & more
Rock the historic Dallas Courthouse Friday night with The Menders — 7 p.m. Feb. 12: Info at www.gastncounty museum.org or email@example.com or 704.922.7681 ext. 105
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. Sunday, Feb. 14: Featuring concert pianist Dorothy Lewis-Griffith and a brass ensemble performing a world premiere of a commissioned work by Catawba alumna. Free, 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 and Clay Lunsford, Jason Lambert, Kenzi Baldwin, more • Kickoff Party and Concert 6-10 p.m. Friday with Meet & Greet • Open Mic and Workshops 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday • Concert Saturday 6-10 p.m. • 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
Salisbury Symphony presents ‘Remembrance’ — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12: Featuring Bryan Hall, violin. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College. Ticket info at www.salisburysymphony.org
Lee Street LIVE presents MIPSO—Doors 7, show 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18: Tickets – $20+tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.
Annual 13-week local history course — 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 5: Various locations. Native Americans, early pioneers, Revolutionary War, Civil War, more. Email Historic Salisbury Foundation for locations, pricing. Office@historicsalisbury.org
Reed Gold Mine — 1 p.m. Feb. 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; southeastern Cabarrus County 12 miles SE of Concord. 704-721-4653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday March 10: “Dolly Madison’s Scarlet Dress.” Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
This & That
Valentine Sweetheart Dance — 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12: Music By Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band. Cannon Memorial YMCA, 101 YMCA Drive, Kannapolis, 704-933-9622. Cost $5.
Singer/songwriter Tim Fast at the Mean Mug Valentine’s Night — Sunday, Feb. 14 from 6-9 p.m. Plus food buffet is $5/person plus beverages available for purchase. Mean Mug Coffee Company, 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffeecompany@ yahoo.com
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.spencerdolland toymuseum.com
Next Downtown Salisbury First Friday event — April 1. See https://downtown salisburync.com for details.
Amateur Radio Exams W4VEC VEC — 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20: Amateur Radio Exams, Technician through Extra Class. Bring $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.
Horizons Unlimited — • 5-9 p.m. Feb. 20: Amateur Astronomer Night and live sky with telescopes. Free. 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: Annual “Crop Day,” 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 annual home convention. Info at http:groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ncrowancounty anime/info
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
Wine & beer tastings
Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12: Italian Wine Tasting with Koichi Matsuda of CHL International Trading, pouring six wines from their extensive Italian portfolio. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com
Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. second Tuesdays. $10/person, RSVP to 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, email@example.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, 704-639-0911, www.morganridgevineyards.com
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
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 Deep Roots, performing in the style of traditional Americana • 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. • 8:30 p.m. Saturday: , $10 cover • 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 — Closed this weekend. 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 Faron Brazis & Jay Corriher • Saturday: Storytelling night 7-9 p.m. hosted by Tomasina Paige • Sunday: Concert series 5-8 p.m. • Wednesday: Team trivia 7-9 p.m. hosted by Erin Basinger • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee firstname.lastname@example.org
Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m. Friday: DJ Caibel, no cover • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Darrell Harwood and the boys • 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
MerleFest on the Road’ — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10: Sneak peek of this spring’s festival features Tellico, High Plains Jamboree and Zoe & Cloyd on the SECCA stage. Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art , 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem. Tickets $20 at www.blueridgemusiccenter.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
The Olde Rowan Fiber Guild annual membership drive — Feb. 15: Demonstrations of fiber crafts plus exhibits of member works, pattern swaps, refreshments, door prizes. Meets third Mondays, Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., behind and below Haven Lutheran Church. See Facebook to find out more .
Beginning Knitting — For the person who has never touched knitting needles but has always wanted to try to knit. We are only going to learn four things in this class; cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. Everyone should leave at the end with a finished scarf. Meet on two Wednesdays, Feb. 24 and March 2, at the Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., behind and below Haven Lutheran Church. Cost: $20 if you bring your own materials (to find out what email email@example.com), additional $10 to have materials provided.
‘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.
Reiki classes — Prior to classes beginning, experience two free introductory Reiki Circles Feb. 11 and 25 at 7 p.m. Level I class meets four consecutive Wednesdays March 9-30. Level I is an introduction to accessing and using Reiki energy primarily for self healing. Instructor Nancy Gaines. $150 class fee includes materials and textbooks. For info/questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Held at Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., behind and below Haven Lutheran Church
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 email@example.com 215 Depot St.
Beginning and intermediate weaving — Private lessons on a floor loom. Liese Sadler, 215-300-4369, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 6-week Hand and Wheel Pottery Class, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays April 5 – May 10. All aspects of hand building, using potter’s wheel and sculpting techniques. Beginners learn the basics of working with clay while intermediate level students develop their own style. Ages 12+. 123 E. Liberty St. Register at 704-636-1882 or see www.waterworks.org
Speakers & forums
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.
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 religion and sexual orientation. Haven Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 207 W. Harrison St. Free, open to the public. Refreshments/reception at 6 p.m.
ESU presents Martha Dodson and ‘Iditarod— Last Great Race on Earth’ — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18: 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
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
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 25 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
Livingstone hosts faculty/staff exhibit — 3 p.m., Saturday, March 5: Works of Stanley Bryant, Mr. Batra and Dr. Ford on display before, during and after the Julia B. Duncan Players’ performance of the one-act play “Herbert III.” Tubman Little Theatre on Livingstone College campus. Info at 704-216-6260 or email@example.com
Graphite drawings by Ann Bourque on display at Catawba — 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. 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 February. 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, www.railwalkgallery.com
Waterworks Visual Arts Center — Through 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. WVAC, 123 E. Liberty St., 704-636-1882, waterworks.org
Special showcase at Salisbury Business Center — Reception 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24: Kannapolis Arts honors local artists at SBC, 301 S. Main St. Viewed artwork weekdays 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free and open through May 1. See www.salisbury businesscenter.com/artists or Facebook.
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/
Travel with the YMCA — • 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@ 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kannapolis Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — Deadline March 18 for May 6-7 event in Downtown Kannapolis and NC Research Campus. Registration is open for arts & craft and commercial vendors. Spaces limited. 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
Rowan Blues & Jazz Festival — May 13-14: Two-day music festival. Limited food vendor spaces available. Call 704-636-3277.
Vintage mdse. — Second Saturdays: Vintage vendors may set up in Carolina Lily parking lot, 314 Depot St. Apply at 704 639-0033, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 13-14: Two-day festival showcasing young musicians plus award-winning blues and jazz musicians. 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 email@example.com
Call for artists
Concord Spring into Arts Festival — Applications for 2016 juried art show and festival May 14 at www. concorddowntown.com or 704-784-4208.
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. Information/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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 1st and fill up quickly. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, Reservations and pricing at www.lattaplantation.org
1820 Dr. Josephus Hall House — 226 S. Jackson St. Admission info 704-636-0103, www.historicsalisbury.org
China Grove Roller Mill — Original equipment in place. Admission info 704-433-3912. www.hist-society-srowan.com
Cooleemee’s Textile Heritage Museum — Historic Zachary Holt House and Cooleemee’s Mill House. Admission info 284-6040.
Historic Gold Hill/Gold Hill Mines Historic Park — Life in the 1800s gold mining boom town. Admission info 704-279-5674, www.HistoricGoldHill. com
Historic Rockwell Museum — 102 E. Main St. Admission info 704-279-4979.
NC Music Hall of Fame — Honors musicians from North Carolina, 109 West A St., Kannapolis. Admission info 704-934-2320. www.NorthCarolinaMusic HallofFame.org
NC Transportation Museum — 411 S. Salisbury Ave., Spencer. Train ride schedule and admission info 704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org
Old Stone House, Granite Quarry — 1766 Georgian stone house. Old Stone House Road. Admission info 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
Price of Freedom Museum — Sundays 3-5 p.m. and by appointment. American war memorial dedicated to men and women of the armed services. Intersection of Weaver and Patterson Roads. 704-857-7474, www.priceoffreedom.us
Rowan Museum — 50th Anniversary Vietnam War commemoration, “Tour of Duty,” through May 30. Experience the stories of Vietnam Veterans. 202 N. Main St. 1-4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 704-633-5946 or www.rowanmuseum.org
Spencer Doll and Toy Museum — 108 4th St., Spencer. African American Doll Exhibit African American Doll Exhibit. • Annual African American fashion show: Feb. 20, from 3-5 p.m. $10 admission. Near the NC Transportation Museum. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday- Saturday. Admission info 704-762-9359, www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com
Utzman- Chambers House — Artifacts of the late Honorable Spruce Macay, best known for instructing president Andrew Jackson. 116 S. Jackson St. Admission info 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org
Cabarrus Art Guild’s Street level Gallery, 11 Union St., Concord — 704-795-1901, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. www.cabarrusartguild.org
The Galleries, 65 Union St. S., Concord — 704-920-2787, www.cabarrusartguild.org
Mooresville Arts, 103 W. Center Ave., Mooresville — 704-663-6661, www.magart.org
Iredell Museum, 134 Court St., Statesville — 704-873-4734, www.iredellmuseums.org
Full Circle Arts, 42-B Third St. NW, Hickory — 828-322-7545, email@example.com
Hart Witzen Gallery, 136 E. 36th St. Charlotte — www.hartwitzengallery.com
City Park Center, 316 Lake Drive — 41 acre park with community center, play structures, tennis courts, picnic shelters, scenic lake.
Dan Nicholas Park, 6800 Bringle Ferry Road — Walking trails, paddle boats, miniature golf, miniature trains, carousel, gem mine, playgrounds, family camping, picnic shelters, splash pad, petting zoo. 704-216-7800. www.dannicholas.net
Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1640 Dunn’s Mtn. Road — Trail walks, overlooks, see 120 miles in most directions, blacksmith shop display, Saturday-Sunday shuttle service, 704-216-7803.
Ellis Park, 3541 Old Mocksville Road — 26 acres of ball fields, tennis courts, volleyball court, shelters, playground, event center, walking trail. 704-216-7783.
Gold Hill Mines Historic Park 735 St. Stephens Church Road — Historic tours available by appointment: 704-267-9439, www.HistoricGoldHill.com
Gold Hill Rail Trail — Hiking, biking trail begins at Gold Hill Mines Historic Park, continues into Cabarrus County. 704-267-9439.
Hurley Park, Lake Drive — 14-acres of woodlands, streams, gardens, pathways, gazebos. 704-633-8950.
Jaycee-Optimist Sports Complex, 1113 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. — Three lighted baseball/softball fields, play structure, basketball goals, picnic tables. www.ci.salisbury.nc.us/pkrec
Kelsey Scott Park, 1920 Old Wilkesboro Road — Play structure, picnic shelter with tables and grills, softball field, basketball courts, 9-hole disc golf course. www.ci.salisbury.nc.us/pkrec
Lincoln Pool, 110 Old Concord Road — One acre park with play structure, multipurpose court with basketball goals, picnic tables. www.ci.salisbury.nc.us/pkrec
RiverPark at Cooleemee Falls: ‘The Bullhole’ — Picnic shelter, canoe portage, hiking trails, 8 a.m. to sunset. Hwy 801 in Rowan Co., west on Needmore Road and right on Erwin Temple Church Road, drive to end. 336-751-2325.
Salisbury Community Park, 935 Hurley School Road — District park/athletic complex with soccer fields, grassy fields, walking trails, ball fields, picnic area, playground. www.ci.salisbury.nc.us/pkrec
Salisbury Greenway — Natural green space corridors being developed to connect parks, schools, community businesses. www.ci.salisbury.nc.us/pkrec
Sloan Park, 550 Sloan Road, Mt. Ulla — Features Kerr Mill, an 1823 grist mill. Off NC Hwy 150 approximately 10 miles west of Salisbury.
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