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Roundabout — What’s Happening March 3-9

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 — • 8 p.m. Monday Poker Night. • 9 p.m. Wednesday Open Mic Night • Team Trivia every Tuesday • Karaoke on Saturdays • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: The Hess Family Band and The Story of Light. 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. $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 Thomasina Paige • Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring Colton Sherrill . 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee company@yahoo.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, March 4: A Taste of Washington State Wine Tasting with Stephanie. Six wines from Washington State to celebrate Washington State Wine Month. $5/person • 106 S. Main St., 704-636-5151, sws@ salisburywineshop.com

Mean Mug Coffee Co. — 7 p.m. second Tuesday, March 8: Hosted by Nicole Morabito with Mutual Distributing. Unique grape varietals, showcasing wines made from grape varietals you may not be familiar with. $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

 

Theater

Final weekend for Lee Street theatre’s ‘The Parchman Hour’ — 7:30 p.m. 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 $5. Tubman Little Theatre on Livingstone College campus • 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 presents Tony-winning musical ‘Cabaret’ — Show dates: March 10-11 and 16-19 at 7:30 p.m., matinee March 13 at 2:30 p.m. Adults $18, students/seniors $15. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or piedmontplayers.com

Phoenix Readers present — A collection of five stories: Presentneed, Bymeby and Hereafter; The Longest Story; The Talking Mule; Don’t Drop in My Soup; and The Tale of the Hairy Toe; featuring eccentrics, ghosts, monsters, giants, verbal animals • Tuesday, March 8, 1 p.m., FUMC, 217 S. Church St. • March 15, 7 p.m., Trinity Oaks, 728 Klumac Road • March 28, 6:30 p.m.,Morningside of Concord, 500 Penny Lane • April 4, 7 p.m., Salisbury Library / Stanback Room • April 12, 5:45 p.m., Neel Road Baptist Church, 135 Neel Road. www.faithart.org or Center for Faith and the Arts, 704-647-0999.

Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘Aladdin’ — March 11-12 at 7:30 p.m.; March 12-13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets available at  www.Showtix4u.com or 704-788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

OCT staged reading ‘The Gingerbread Lady’ by Neil Simon  —4 p.m. Sunday March 20: Old Courthouse Theatre’s Living Room Reading Series production, PG. Free admission. Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, 704-788-2405, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

“Woyzeck” at Catawba — March 30-Apr. 2, 7:30 p.m.: “Woyzeck” at Florence Busby Corriher Theatre. Directed by student director Morgan Summers. Tickets 704-637-4481, www.catawba edu/theatretix or at the door.

 

Music & more 

12th annual Thumb Pickers Convention — Friday-Saturday, March 4-5: Featuring Presley Barker, 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

Charlotte Folk Society’s next free Gathering — 7:30 p.m. March 11: Joe Craven, “a one-man folk show.” Myers Park High School Bluegrass Club opens at 7 p.m. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte. Free. www.folksociety.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.

 

Easter

Easter Egg Hunt at Kennedy American Legion — 2 p.m. March 12: Age appropriate hunts for age 12 and under; free photos with Easter Bunny, refreshments, specal eggs with prizes. Kennedy American Legion Hall, 801 North.

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.

Gold Hill Easter Egg Hunt — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.March 26: Egg hunt with prizes for ages 10 and under. Three age divisions. Photo ops with the Easter Bunny, bring your camera. Games and Activities begin 11 a.m. with nominal charge for games. Gold Hill Village, 840 St. Stephens Church Road.

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 at www.lattaplantation.org

 

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

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.

Kannapolis History Associates — 7 p.m. Monday, March 7: An evening with Fran Black Holland. A. L. Brown High School social room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis. Phil Goodman 704-796-0803.

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

 

This & That 

Salisbury Ghost Walk — 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, March 4-5: Walk covers six-block area down town. Tales of shadow ghosts, apparitions, orbs; in Salisbury of the 1800s. Bring camera, smart phone, a flashlight. $5 students, $10 adults, 5 and under free. Info at salisburyghostwalk.com, email reservations to boo@salisburyghostwalk.com or call 704-798-3102.

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. Sponsored by Rowan County Fair Association. Admission $2, free parking. Info at 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.

Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 11: Live music by Ambush. $10 admission, snack and drink. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for more info.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — 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

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.

Salisbury VA Employee’s Association Annual Spring Bazaar — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 8: Handmade crafts and homemade goodies. Open to thepublic. Contact Sharon Censi at 704-638-3330 or Kelly.vanager@va.gov for information.

 

Fundraisers 

‘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

CFA’s annual fundraising gala — March 12: “Leap of Faith”with Irish step dancers and Celtic fiddle players. Details TBA.

2016 Rowan Reading Rendezvous — 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. Tickets $15 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 Miss 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.

 

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

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

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.

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., behind and below Haven Lutheran Church.

New beginner guitar classes at Rufty-Holmes — Eight-week class starting Monday, March 7 at 1 p.m. Call 704-216-7714 to sign up and register. Must have acoustic guitar. No experience necessary. $45 includes class workbook.

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.

AAUW Brunch — 9:30 a.m.–noon Saturday, March 12: “Women in Politics,” with Congresswoman Alma Adams and Mayor Barbara Mallett. First United Church of Christ, 207 W. Horah St. Open to the public. Advance reservations required by March 7,cost is $7. RSVP to Eileen Hanson-Kelly, 704-855-8353 or hansonkelly@ctc.net.

Olde Rowan Fiber Guild — 6:30-9 p.m., Monday, March 21: Lisa Carney Doherty from Wake Forest on Freeform Crochet. Center for Faith and the Arts, W. Harrison St. between S. Fulton and S. Main, behind and below Haven Lutheran Church. $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

ESU presents — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17: Dr. Phil Williams on “The Gordian Knot tying America, NATO, Russia and Turkey in Syria. Where is Alexander the Great When You Need Him?” • Sponsored by The English Speaking Union Salisbury Branch. Country Club of Salisbury. Dinner reservations $32; RSVP to Toni at 704-212-2114. Info at www.esuus.org

 

Home & Garden

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show — March 4-6: Celebrating 56 years of ushering in spring. The Park Expo and Conference Center, Charlotte. https://southernshows.com/sss

Lexington Farmers Market 2016 vendor season kick-off — 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 7: Agriculture Extension Center, 301 E. Center St., Lexington. 336-731-7317

 

Auditions

PPT auditions for ‘A Time To Kill’ — 7 p.m. March 14-15: Third floor of the Meroney Theater. Show dates April 14-23. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. PiedmontPlayers.com

OCT auditions for ‘A Foot and a Half’ — 7-9 p.m. March 21-22: by Andy Rassler, directed by Phil Taylor. Old Courthouse Theatre at 704-788-2405 or oldcouthousetheatre.org.

 

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, Livingstone College. 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 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

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. — Through March: Art exhibit “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 — 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.

Artist Walter Stanford to exhibit NC Century Farms during Farmin’ Month at Catawba — March 5-April 2: On exhibit in Catawba College’s Corriher-Linn-Black Library. Meet the artist at free reception 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 19 at which time Stanford will give a demonstration of his creative process.

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

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 — • April 19: Charlotte Shopping Trip • June 8: Shatley Springs, Cheese Factory and Fresno’s Church’s • 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

Craft Vendors — Salisbury VA Employees Association seeks craft vendors for annual Spring Bazaar on Friday, April 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact Sharon Censi at 704-638-3330 or Kelly.vanager@va.gov for vendor application and more information.

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: Festival of local arts and crafts. See 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

KCBS-sanctioned 2016 BBQ event — Sept. 16-17: One of Rowan Counties largest events now accepting vendor applications. This event is open to the public with free admission; Friday nights entertainment features Darrell Harwood. See www.bikerbluesbbqrally.com or call 704-638-6044.

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 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.

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 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

 

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