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Roundabout — What’s Happening Feb. 25-March 2

Theater

Closing weekend for PPT’s youth comedy ‘Taming Of The Shrew’ — Shows tomorrow and Saturday 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’ — by Rupert Holmes, based on the novel by John Grisham. Show dates Feb. 26, 27 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 28 at 2:30 p.m. Rated PG-13. 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, 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 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’ — Show dates: Mar 10-11 & 16-19 at 7:30, matinee on Mar 13 at 2:30pm.: 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 

Pickin’ for the Master — 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26: Opening set by Travis Frye and Blue Mountain followed by jam session for all. Concessions available. No admission charge, but the hat will be passed to cover expenses for the band. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

‘Journeys, a Musical Exploration of Time and Space’ — 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28: Music devoted to the journey of life, presented by Catawba Singers, Chamber Choir and Catawba’s popular music program. Dearborn-Omwake Chapel, Catawba College. Free, open to the public.

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. • Twisted Oaks American Bar & Grill, 121 N. Center St., Statesville • Tickets $15 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

 The Davis Theatre presents Della Mae — 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12: All-female bluegrass group sometimes compared with The Avett Brothers. 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord in Cabarrus County historic courthouse. Tickets $36 at 704-920-2753 or www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

Dollar-A-Day Boys! A Musical Tribute to the CCC — 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17: Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson presents music and storytelling about the Civilian Conservation Corps. RPL Stanback Auditorium, 2010 W. Innes St. Free, open to the public. Refreshments include authentic CCC cookies. Info 704-216-8240.

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.

 

History 

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

Annual 13-week local history course — 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through May 5: 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. Free. A special evening firing demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Fort Dobbs is in Statesville. 704-873-5882 or visit www.fortdobbs.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.

 

This & That 

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28: Meet in conference room of Woodleaf Lanes • March 11-13: Triad Anime 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

Blood drive at the Y — 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m.,Tuesday, March 1 • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Easter craft and vendor show March 5-6 at Rowan County Fairgrounds — Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Call 704-640-2326 or visit http://rowancountyfair.net/events/

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, March 5: Delmonico’s Band, bring a snack to share. $7 per person. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

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.

Red Cross blood drive at NHCS — 2-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15: North Hills Christian School Helen Kelley Smith gym, register at www.redcrosssblood. org, sponsor code North Hills.

Seminars at the Y — 3-4 p.m. March 16: Diabetes Education seminar on medications • Noon, March 17: Overview of Diabetes & How it Affects You • both arefree, must sign up • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Horizons Unlimited — • 3-8 p.m. March 19: Turn Back the Clock Night: Blacksmith demonstrations, local bluegrass music, 1860s reenactment at Setzer School, free • 5 p.m. Laser Vinyl show and live sky in the planetarium • 7 p.m. Laser show: U2 and live sky in the planetarium. $3 per person. Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

Spring Fling Craft Fair at the Y — 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30 • J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

 

Fundraisers 

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

Third annual Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics —  Noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27: Registration $25 to jump; proceeds go to Rowan County Special Olympics. Food, deejay, costume contest, giveaways, trophies. At Elk’s River Park. 1 p.m.. costume contest, 1:30 plunge for ages 11+, 2 p.m. Little Bit plunge for age 10 and under, 2:30 p.m. post Polar Plunge/giveaways Info 704-654-6892.

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

‘Shamrock’ the Sanctuary — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 5: Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary open house with snacks, Furry Final Four raffle, tour, help “Shamrock” the Sanctuary, more. www.faithfulfriendsnc.org

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

Rowan Reading Re115ndezvous — 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday, March 12: Chat with authors, buy books, get autographs. St. John’s Lutheran Church youth area, Jackson Street entrance. Proceeds benefiting Friends of Rowan Public Library. No outside books allowed. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Homemade chicken and dumplings — 11 a.m. until, Saturday, March 19: Millers Ferry Fire Dept., 2650 Long Ferry Road, also serving hamburgers and hotdogs. Call ins and take out available. 704-637-1286.

Sniff N’ Snag Egg Hunt — Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, March 19: Annual egg hunt at Faithful Friends Animal Sanctuary for furry family members. Several hundred eggs hidden throughout the property, raffle with prizes, hot dog lunch available. Visit www.faithfulfriendsnc.org for check-in time.

Benefit concert for Rowan Helping Ministries -— 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7: Dr. Rob Live at the Meroney. Concert held at the Meroney Theater, tickets $15 available at Rowan Helping Ministries, 226 N. Long St. or Salisbury Academy, 2210 Jake Alexander Blvd. or www.rowanhelping ministries .org

Inaugural Rowan County Fair Association Oyster Roast — 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 9: Fish plate $15, oysters $40, all you can eat includes fries, hushpuppies, coleslaw, beverage. Sponsored by Faith and Spencer Jaycees and United Beverage. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road. Info: 704-640-2326.

Miss Black & Gold Pageant — 6 p.m. April 17: Annual scholarship pageant where ladies vie for the title of Miss Black & Gold. Sponsoared by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Open to the community. Free for students, $5 for community members.

FUMC Spring Fest — April 29, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. FUMC Spring Fest, First United Methodist Church of Salisbury fellowship hall, fundraiser/silent auction, proceeds go toward rebuilding children’s outdoor playground, lunch and dinner available.

PPT presents ‘A Night On The Stage’ — May 20-21: Biggest PPT weekend of the year. Support local theater and enjoy a night of world class entertainment plus dinner by Chef Santos on the Meroney stage. The Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. For tickets to this exclusive event call 704-633-5471 or visit www.PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday:  New Discoveries from California, Washington, and Australia Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing.  $5/person • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2:  Samuel Smith Brewery Beer Tasting.   Taste six beers from this 258 year old brewery located in Tadcaster, England.  $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 — 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 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 • 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: Defenders of The Cross and Saving Darkness. 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 Sue McHugh • Saturday: Storytelling night 7-9 p.m. hosted by Tomasina Paige • Sunday: Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring David Payne • Tuesday: Monthly Peace Circle 6:30 p.m. • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee company@yahoo.com

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m. Friday: DJ Caibel, no cover • 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Wayward Reason, $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

 

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.latta plantation.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

 

Classes

Beginning Knitting —Wednesday, March 2: For the total novice. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. $20 bring your own materials (to find out what email lglwitch@fibrant.com), additional $10 to have materials provided.

Bridge lessons — 10 a.m. Thursday, March 3: Ten weekly lessons for beginners or rusty former players. $55 including 300-page textbook. ACBL accredited teacher. Reservations preferred but not required. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King Ave., 704-633-7862

Chrismon classes — March 3-5: Chrismon classes at Rufty’s Chrismon Shop. Classes begin at 10:30 a.m. each day and four levels will be taught. Call for reservations and more specific info at 704-636-7790.

Reiki classes — 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

Short course: Tribal Belly Dance — 7 p.m. Thursdays, March 10-31:$40 for four-week session. Instructor Nancy Gaines. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.

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 —1 p.m. Thursday, March 3: covered dish lunch, followed by a fun time with “The Hat Lady.” Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. For seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.

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

Lexington Farmers Market season kick-off meeting — 6:30  p.m. Monday, March 7: Interested vendors meet at Agriculture Extension Center, 301 E. Center St., Lexington (Old Cecil School building). 336-731-7317, bethleonard2003 @yahoo.com

 

Auditions

PPT youth auditions for ‘Junie B. Jones: The Musical’ —4:30 and 5:30 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 

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.

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. —New watercolors by Mark Brincefield. New paintings by Guy Raymond. Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 704-647-0340, www.fineframegallery.com

The Framing Gallery, 324 W. Liberty St. — New location. Call for new hours, 704-633-1246.

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

Reception at Rail Walk Studios & Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St. — 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. Through March. Gallery hours Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m.–4 p.m. 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

Special showcase at Salisbury Business Center — Kannapolis Arts honors local artists at SBC, 301 S. Main St. Viewed artwork weekdays 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free. 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

 

Trips 

Travel with the YMCA — • March 8: Barn Dinner Theatre matinee “Leading Ladies,” Members $60, others $70 • April 19: Charlotte Shopping Trip • June 8: Shatley Springs, Cheese Factory and Fresno’s Church’s • 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

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 — Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 704-640-2326 or 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. A&C categories: glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, pottery, textiles, woodworking, etc. $50 fee for arts and crafts, $150 for commercial. Apply only at www.jiggywiththepiggy.com

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 7: 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

Deadline Tuesday: 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

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

Spring into Arts Children’s Showcase — Deadline March 11: Spring into Arts Festival children’s stage seeks 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.

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days seeks artists and craft persons — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Festival of local arts and crafts. See 2016 Gold Rush Days application at www.goldhillnc.com for details on cost, space size, how to reserve an area.

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.

 

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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Museums

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. 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, info@fullcirclearts.org

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

 

Parks

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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