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Roundabout — What’s Happening Feb. 18-24

Theater

Tomorrow: 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. Show dates:  Feb 19-20 and 26-27 at 7:30 p.m. Adults $10, students/seniors $8. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or  piedmontplayers.com

Old Courthouse Theatre presents ‘A Time to Kill’ — Based on the novel by John Grisham. Show dates Feb. 19, 20, 26, 27 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 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

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, Tubman Little Theatre, Livingstone College campus • Also art exhibit of faculty and staff  works on exhibit before, during and after the shows. Info at 704-216-6260 or mconnor@livingstone.edu

Twin City Stage presents ‘The Outsiders’ — One show,  7 p.m. Saturday, March 5: Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem.  Tickets $15 at www.TwinCityStage.org or at the box office window.

PPT to present ‘Cabaret’ — March 10-19: The Tony Award-winning musical. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., Tickets go on sale Feb. 29. Adults $18 students/seniors $15. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Music & more 

Tonight: The Back Creek Bluegrass Boys with Tori Jones — 7 p.m. Feb. 18: Free concert and CD Release party, Messinger Room, Rowan County Museum.

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.

The Davis Theatre presents Mountain Heart — 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19: 65 Union St. S. in downtown Concord in Cabarrus County’s historic courthouse. Ticket info at 704-920-2753 or www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

Castlebay in concert —  7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23: The music of Castlebay, a journey back in time to turbulent 18th century Scotland.Stanback auditorium, Rowan Public Library, 201 W. Innes St. Free admission.  www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-8240.

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

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.

 

This & That 

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.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

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

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

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28: Meet in  conference room of Woodleaf Lanes • March 11-13: Triad Anime second home convention, Winston Salem. Guests Vic Mignogna, Check Huber, Spike Spencer plus panels by Robert Clyde Allen, Rowan County group president. Info at http:groups.yahoo.com/neo/ groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

Rowan County Fair Spring Craft Show —  March 5-6. ​Call 704-640-2326 or visit http://rowancountyfair.net/events/

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.

 

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  • 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 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Scarred and Mercy Falls. 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  Dalton Rowland • Saturday: Storytelling night 7-9 p.m. hosted by Tomasina Paige • Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring Orinson, Patton & Brown • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee company@yahoo.com

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. —  • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Live music, $5 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

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop —  5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19:  Stephanie’s Winter Favorites Wine Tasting, with  six of her favorite wines she likes to sip during the Winter months. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. second Tuesdays: Wine tasting with six wines paired with appetizers, . $10/person, RSVP to 1024 S. Fulton St., 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffeecompany@yahoo.com

Morgan Ridge Vineyards and Brewhouse — 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

 

Festivals

‘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

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, 1328 S. Collegiate Drive, Wilkesboro, http://merlefest.org

 

History 

Annual 13-week local history course — 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 5: Various locations. Email Historic Salisbury Foundation for locations, pricing. Office@historicsalisbury.org

265th anniversary of Cherokee attack on Fort Dobbs — Feb. 27-28:  Fort Dobbs State Historic Site’s  anniversary program features living history interpreters, musket and cannon firing demonstrations, demonstrations of 18th century military camp life 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday. Free. A special evening firing demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Fort Dobbs is in Statesville. Call 704-873-5882 or visit www.fortdobbs.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

Third annual Sacred Places Tour 2016 — Saturday, March 19: 9:15 a.m. Featured talk • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour. Featuring seven to eight historic churches and two cemeteries highlighting western Rowan County. Introduction at Thyatira Presbyterian Church followed by a self-guided tour. Booklets provided by Historic Salisbury Foundation, docents on site. Advance tickets $10 at 215 Depot St.,  704-636-0103 or http://historicsalisbury.org. Day-of tickets $15 at Thyatira Presbyterian Church.

 

Fundraisers 

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..

Salisbury Pride Wine & Beer Tasting — 7 p.m. Feb. 20: Wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres featuring the wines of Rickety Bridge Winery of South Africa.  Hosted by Andy Woolgar, CEO of RBUSA, held at Salisbury Wine Shop, 106 S. Main St. Tickets $20 at www.salisburypride.com

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

28th annual Shamrock 5K & 10 K Run —  March 5: Support the Dragonfly House. Music by Josh Tenery Band. At St. Francis of Assisi Church,  862 Yadkinville Road, Mocksville. Info at 336-751-2973 or www.ShamrockRunNC.com  or Facebook.

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

 

Classes

Personal Safety Workshop — 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22: Led by members of the Salisbury Police Department and Sidekick Karate. Part of Rowan Public Library’s third annual series of Learn-Act-Grow workshops. No cost, attendees will be entered for door prize drawing. RSVP to www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or 704-216-7841.

Beginning Knitting —Wednesdays, Feb. 24 and March 2: For the person who has never touched knitting needles but has always wanted to try to knit. 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 lglwitch@fibrant.com), additional $10 to have materials provided.

Reiki classes — 7 p.m. Feb. 25: Free introductory Reiki Circle prior to Level I class March 9-30. Instructor Nancy Gaines.  $150 includes materials and textbooks. Email lglwitch@fibrant.com. 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 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.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 6:30-9  p.m.  Tuesdays  April 5 – May 10.: Hand and Wheel Pottery Class; beginners learn 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

Salisbury-Rowan AARP —  12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3: covered dish lunch, followed by fun with “The Hat Lady.” Rufty-Holmes Senior Center,1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., 704-216-7714. For seniors 50+

Fearless Caregiver Conference — 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 13: Gary Barg, editor of Today’s Caregiver, offers info and support, plus  seminar, expo, lunch. Free for family caregivers who register at www.caregiver.com or 877-829-2734. Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road, hosted by Lutheran Services Carolinas . Adult day services may be available, call 704-637-3940.

 

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, will work on effective audition techniques. $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

 

Art 

Graphite drawings by Ann Bourque — Through Feb. 26: Graphite drawings by Catawba student artist Ann Bourque in Catawba’s Corriher-Linn-Black Library. Free.

Livingstone hosts faculty/staff exhibit — 3 p.m., Saturday, March 5: Works of Stanley Bryant, Mr. Batra and Dr. Ford on display  immediately preceding 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 mconnor@livingstone.edu

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. — Feb. 18 through March; reception 5:15–7:17 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26: “Rail Walk Rocks” features art by members of Rail Walk on the theme of “rocks,” includes installation art, rock gardens, works on canvas, photographs, art painted on rocks, visitor participation pieces. In the Railwalk Arts District. Event and exhibit are free and open to the public.  Gallery hours Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

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.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center  — Through May 21: Spring, Up Close and Far Away, • through May 21: Outreach – Rowan Salisbury student exhibitions. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.org

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/

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, info@fullcirclearts.org

 

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — • 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

Go with the Community travelers to New Orleans — April 3-9 : An exciting week of fun. Chartered bus, hotel, meals, admissions etc. Call for details: Brenda Cowan 704-633-9073 or 704-431-3974.

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 randall.bar43@yahoo.com

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

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 7: a festival of local arts and crafts.  See 2016 Gold Rush Days vendor application at www.goldhillnc.com

Rowan Blues & Jazz Festival — May 13-14: Two-day music festival. Limited food vendor spaces available. Call 704-636-3277.

China Grove Farmers Day — July 2016: Accepting applications for vendors of all types. Direct questions to Patti Price, 333 N Main St., 704.857.2466 ext. 102, pprice@chinagrovenc.gov

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

 

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

Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition — Deadline March 1: 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

Youth performers at Spring into Arts Children’s Showcase — Deadline March 11: Spring into Arts Festival children’s stage seeks  young performers age 5-18 to present a short performance at the May 14  festival in downtown Concord. Guidelines and application   at www.concorddowntown.com or 704-784-4208.

Rowan Blues & Jazz Festival — May 13-14: 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

Black and white  photo-graphy contest — Deadline March 10: In conjunction with Reynolda House exhibit of Ansel Adams photography. For age 18 and older. Full contest rules at modernauto.com/modern-landscape.htm. First place winner receives a framed, museum-quality print of their photograph, free admission for one year to Reynolda House Museum of American Art, four free tickets to both the museum’s Summertime Social in June and Harvest Moon Festival in September, and a copy of “American Originals,” the catalog of the museum’s American art collection.

Concord Spring into Arts Festival — Fee determined by application date for  May 14 juried art show and festival. 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. Info/guidelines email  Bucaywoodstudio @charter.net or visit the Library Gallery at 45 Rink Dam Road.

Black-and-white photography contest — In conjunction with Reynolda House exhibit of Ansel Adams photography. Entries accepted from photographers age 18 and older. Full contest rules at modernauto.com/modern-landscape.htm. First place winner receives a framed, museum-quality print of their photograph, free admission for one year to Reynolda House Museum of American Art, four free tickets to both the museum’s Summertime Social in June and Harvest Moon Festival in September, and a copy of “American Originals,” the catalog of the museum’s American art collection.

 

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

Spencer Jaycees annual Easter Egg Hunt — 1 p.m.  Saturday, March 19: 8th Street Ball Park, Spencer,  for ages 0-12. Games, prizes, candy, temporary tattoos plus a special visit from the Easter bunny. All activities are free, bring your own basket.

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

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Cannon Mills’ whistle sounds again, brings nostalgia with it

Coronavirus

UPDATED: Outbreak at jail annex over; new cases emerge at Kannapolis facility

Elections

In Senate race, Tillis calibrates ties to Trump

News

5 Charlotte officers recommended for dismissal after death in custody

Elections

Trump, Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

College

Maui Invitational moving to Asheville during pandemic

News

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Crime

Blotter: Sept. 19

Coronavirus

Kannapolis brewery linked to eight COVID-19 positives