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Time Out Roundabout — What’s Happening March 10-16

Theater

 Opening night for PPT’s Tony-winning musical ‘Cabaret’ — Tonight at 7:30 p.m. Meet the cast at a complimentary reception immediately following opening performance. Adults $18, students/seniors $15. Show dates: March 10-11 and 16-19 at 7:30, matinee March 13 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets at 704-633-5471 or PiedmontPlayers.com. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. www.PiedmontPlayers.com

‘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.

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 •  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 & 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 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

 

Music & more 

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. Tickets at www.salisburysymphony.org

The Davis Theatre presents Della Mae — 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12: All-female bluegrass group. 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord, 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: 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.

FUMC First Arts series — 7:30 p.m. April 8: FirstARTS: Ciompi String Quartet, First United Methodist Church, 217 S. Church St., 704-636-3121, www.fumcsalisbury.org

Snoop Dogg to play at North Carolina Azalea Festival — Friday, April 8: On the Belk Main Stage, Wilmington. Tickets and festival info at www.ncazaleafestival.org/

PIC Tribute to Elvis ‘56 Tour — 8-10 p.m. Thursday, June 16: Lexington celebrates the 60th anniversary of when Elvis toured the south and performed at the Lexington YMCA in 1956. Featuring Cody Ray Slaughter, David Fontana, Hillbilly Katz, Samantha Arrowood Chambliss. Edward C. Smith Civic Center. Tickets $25-$79 at the Lexington Visitor Center, 336-236-4218, 2 N. Main St., mmoore@visitlexingtonnc.com

PICs Union Street Live summer concert series in Downtown Concord — June 16: Main Stage Jim Quick & Coastline. North Stage Pluto for Planet • July 21: Main Stage Fantastic Shakers. North Stage Jay Mathey Band • August 18: Main Stage Band of Oz. North Stage Mike Strauss band • Sept. 15: Main Stage Too Much Sylvia. North Stage Below the Belt. www.concorddowntown.com

 

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.

Great Women and Men United inaugural Easter Egg Hunt — Noon-3 p.m., Saturday, March 19: Music, food, family fun, games, candy, lots of Easter eggs. Cannon Park, Park Ave. Free to the community. Info: Chariel Dye 704-738-7077.

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.

PIC 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 at 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 and pricing at www.lattaplantation.org

 

History 

Third annual Sacred Places Tour 2016 — Saturday, March 19: 9:15 a.m. Featured talk • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tour. Historic churches and cemeteries in western Rowan County. Introduction at Thyatira Presbyterian Church followed by a self-guided tour. Advance tickets $10 at 215 Depot St., 704-636-0103 or http:// historicsalisbury.org. Day-of tickets $15 at Thyatira Presbyterian Church.

19th annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — April 8-10: Sponsored by Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 of the UDC • Friday: Reunion of Descendants and Friends followed by Friendship Banquet •  Saturday: historical lectures • Public memorial services 10 a.m. Sunday for Union and Confederate soldiers, Historic Salisbury National Cemetery, Old Lutheran Cemetery at 11 a.m. • Afternoon tour of Salisbury Prison site for Symposium registrantss • Registration $65 per person by March 18, $75 afterwards. Send checks to Robert F. Hoke Chapter 78, UDC, PO Box 83, Salisbury, NC 28145-0083. Info: Symposium Chairman Sue Curtis 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com

 

This & That 

First Fridays and Downtown Salisbury events — April 1 • May 6 Grand Unveiling of second annual Come Tickle Our Ivories Piano Project • June 3 Gallery Gallop • July 1 • July 15-16: Krazy Klearance • Aug. 5-6: Summer Sip Craft Beer Tasting Crawl, Friday will be followed with the Summer Sip Festival on Saturday, Aug. 6 • Sept. 2 Best Busker’s Bash Contest• Oct. 1: Oct. Tour Night Out • Oct. 7 • Nov. 4 • Dec. 2 Mingle Jingle—A Holiday Open House • https://downtown salisburync.com for holiday events schedule

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

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

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. Call 704-638-3330 for information.

Red Cross blood drive at NHCS — 2-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15: North Hills Christian School 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 are free, must sign up • J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

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

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

 

Fundraisers 

AMVETS Post 460’s annual BBQ chicken cooking and fundraiser —  11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, March 12 at the Post, 285 Lakeside Drive, at the lake.

Huge benefit sale in a gym — Saturday, March 12, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Too much to list. To help offset expenses for 7-year-old’s upcoming brain surgery. Bake sale items and hot beverages available. 225 Majestic Drive.

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. www.rowanpubliclibrary.org

Homemade chicken and dumplings — 4-7 p.m., Saturday, March 12: To benefit James Abernathy, 15- year veteran of Stanley Police Dept. Held at Providence UMC, 6450 Bringle Ferry Road, near Dan Nicholas Park. Also hot dogs, drinks, desserts.

Leap of Faith: CFA’s annual fundraising gala —7 p.m. Saturday, March 12: Center for Faith & the Arts’ annual fundraising gala “Leap of Faith: An Evening of Celtic Frivolity,” with award-winning Irish Step Dancers from Lismore Academy of Irish Dance in Winston-Salem, Celtic fiddle players from Salisbury’s Carolina Folkworks, open bar, heavy upscale Irish hors d’oeuvres, desserts, hot tea bar, live deejay. Tax deductible tickets $75 per person available at www.faithart.org

SRHS Bible Teaching Association dinner — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, March 19: Chicken noodle dinner proceeds benefit South Rowan Bible Teaching Association. Prices in The Hut include all-you-can-eat dinner, drink, one dessert. Take-out available. Rodgers Park Reformed Church, 704 East 22nd St., Kannapolis, 704-932-8301.

Homemade chicken and dumplings — 11 a.m. until, Saturday, March 19: Millers Ferry Fire Dept., 2650 Long Ferry Road, also hamburgers and hotdogs. 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. Raffle with prizes, hot dog lunch available. Visit www.faithfulfriendsnc.org for check-in time.

LexingCon — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 9: Family-friendly get-together for artists, vendors, fans to celebrate comic books and raise money for local charities. Admission $5 for ages 13+, children admitted free. Also, anyone in costume will be admitted free. In lieu of admission fee, attendees may donate a large bag of pet food for admittance. Held at Davidson County Fairgrounds. Contact alienmom2002@yahoo.com 336-479-3039 or see Facebook at Lexing-Con

Benefit concert for Rowan Helping Ministries -— 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7: Dr. Rob Live at the Meroney. From classical, sacred, patriotic and ragtime selections to the music of Broadway, Disney and songs of Elton John, John Lennon and the Eagles. Dr. Rob Roberston will unify it all in an exciting evening of magical sounds presented in his unique style of musical performance. Having been featured on television and radio, the award-winning pianist has performed at venues such as Biltmore House and the Governor’s Mansion and recently won a silver medal in state competition. Concert held at the Meroney Theater. 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 eate. Sponsored by Faith and Spencer Jaycees and United Beverage. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-640-2326.

Miss Black & Gold Pageant — 6 p.m. April 17: Annual scholarship pageant sponsored 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.

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11: Fleur de California Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17th Street Distributing. $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, 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 Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. $8. 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. $6, 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, 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 — • 8 p.m. Monday Poker Night. • 9 p.m. Wednesday Open Mic • Team Trivia every Tuesday • Karaoke on Saturdays • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday: Holy Hip Hop Night with Jordan Copas, Big Boi Hurt, Greg Luster Sr. aka ICE, J-VO, Francis and Streetz. 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. ID, casual dress. Info 704-638-7355 or 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 Liam Pendergrass • Sunday: First  anniversary celebration 4-9 p.m. wtih Gigi Dover and the duo Daisy Clover • Wednesday: Indie music showcase auditions 4-9 p.m. • Wednesday 6 p.m. painting class hosted by Melody Martin. RSVP to 704-314-5037 or email Mrnc704@yahoo.com • 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: Tim Elliott, $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. 704-236-0344. www.charlottezodiacdanceclub. com

 

Festivals

Tonight: MerleFest on the Road’ — 7:30 p.m. 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: Live music, dance performances, children’s activities, historical demonstrations, arts & crafts vendors, food & beverage vendors. $8 adults, $7 seniors/students, age 5 and under free. 5225 Sample Road, Huntersville, 704-875-2312, www.latta plantation.org

2016 Piedmont Earth Day Fair — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 23: 11th Annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair, free, at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. www.peanc.org

‘Merlefest 2016 — April 28-May 1: 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

Free basic computer lessons — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays: 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 www.waterworks.org

 

Speakers & forums

Rowan Reading Rendezvous 2016 — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 12: Third Annual Rowan Reading Rendezvous, St. John’s Lutheran Church (youth area, Jackson Street entrance), 200 W. Innes St. Select authors speak about their work; available to meet, greet, and sign autographs. Copies of books available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting Friends of Rowan Public Library. No outside books allowed. Visit www.rowanpubliclibrary.org for the up-to-date author list.

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?” www.esuus.org • 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 • April ? – Evelyn Wrench Speaker on tour from the UK – date to be decided.

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

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

Home & Garden

DIY Garden Series — 1-3 p.m. March 19: Rowan County Extension Master Gardeners present hands- on project to build better raised beds. Several easy options will be shown and constructed. Rowan County Extension Offic, 2727 Old Concord Road, 704-216-8970.

 

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

Indie Music Auditions at Mean Mug — 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 16: Auditions for indie singers and bands for upcoming Indie Music Scene Showcase  March 26. Call or email Louis Colon-Garcia, 954-696-3226 or louis.colon.garcia@gmail.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.

 

Film

18th annual RiverRun Film Festival— April 7-17: downtown Winston-Salem. Details, schedules, venues, ticket info at riverrunfilm.com

‘Flicks at The Davis’ series — 8 p.m. Friday, April 8: “Dirty Dancing.” Davis Theatre, 65 Union St. S., 704-920-2787. Open to the public, $5 at the door. http://cabarrusartscouncil. org/davis-theatre/flicks-at- the-davis/

 

Art 

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. Free, open to the public 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. 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 

Woodleaf JOY group — Trip to NarroWay Theater in Fort Mill S.C. to see “Lord of Light,” Saturday, March 19. Contact Janie Waller at 704-278-4803.

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. Prices at 704-636-0111 or email lklaver@ rowanymca.com

Go with the Community travelers to New Orleans — April 3-9 : A 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. Davie County Senior Services, 336-753-6230.

 

Call for vendors

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

Kannapolis Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — Deadline March 18 for May 6-7 event in Downtown Kannapolis and NC Research Campus. For arts & craft and commercial vendors. Spaces limited. $50 fee for arts & 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: Vendors of all types. Info 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. Event open to the public, free admission;  entertainment includes 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. Festival is May 14 in downtown Concord. See 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. 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

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. Application at www.goldhillnc.com

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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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.NorthCarolina Music 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. At 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. Near 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.

Tweetsie Railroad Wild West theme park, Blowing Rock —- NC’s first theme park. Live shows, amusement rides, concerts, a three-mile Wild West steam locomotive adventure. Tweetsie.com, 877-893-3874.

To submit to Time Out, email timeout@salisburypost.com by Friday before the next Thursday’s publication

County Fairs 

Iredell County Fair — Sept. 7-12, Troutman, www.statesvillekiwanis=.org

Cabarrus County Fair — Sept. 11-19, Concord, www.cabarrus county.us

Davidson County Fair — Sept. 21-26, Lexington, www.davidsoncounty agfair.com

2016 Rowan County Fair — Sept. 23 – Oct. 1, 704-640-2326 or www.rowancountyfair.net

Stanly County Fair — Oct. 6-10, Albemarle, www.stanlyfair.com/

Dixie Classic County Fair — Oct. 2-11, Winston-Salem, www.dcfair.com

NC State Fair — Oct. 15-25, Raleigh, www.ncstatefair.org

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OFTEN USED ADDRESSES:

RPL

Headquarters

201 W. Fisher St., Salisbury, 704-216-8228

Frank T. Tadlock South Rowan Regional Library

920 Kimball Road, China Grove, 704-216-7727.

East Branch

110 Broad St., Rockwell, 704-216-7838.

Civic Center, 315 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Waterworks Visual Art Center, 123 E. Liberty St., www.waterworks.org 704-636-1882

Rowan Museum, 202 N. Main St., Messinger Room, (rear entrance, use elevator) 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

Rail Walk Studios and Gallery, 409-413 N. Lee St., 704-431-8964, www.railwalkgallery.com

Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., 704-633-5471, www.piedmontplayers.com

Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., 704-633-5471, www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Lee Street Theater and Performing Arts Center, 329 N. Lee St.,704-310-5507, www.leestreet.org

Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., http://faithart.org/

Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter at the rear, accessible from Lilly Ave. See Twitter, Facebook, or www.rss.k12.nc.us/index.php

Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave.

Literary Bookpost, 110 S. Main St., 704-630-9788

YMCA, 828 W Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111

J. Fred Corriher Jr. South YMCA

950 Kimball Road

China Grove, NC 28023

704-857-7011

N.C. Transportation Museum, 411 S. Salisbury Ave. Spencer,704-636-2889, www.nctrans.org

Old Courthouse Theatre, 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

The Building, 140 Abington Lane, Cleveland

Gold Hill

Our Merchants’ Association website is www.goldhillnc.com (Sandy’s email hickman@windstream.net)

Vivian’s is www.historicgoldhill.com (email vivian@historicgoldhill.com)

Usually the same info can be found on both but sometimes it cannot.

Cabarrus Arena and Events Center

4751 N Carolina 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com

Spencer Doll and Toy Museum, 108 4th St., 704-762 9359. www.spencerdollandtoymuseum.com

Dr. Josephus Hall House, 226 S. Jackson St. , Open for Tours – March thru December. 704-636-0103 or email office@historicsalisbury.org. http://historicsalisbury.org

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VERY IMPORTANT GOLD HILL INFO: 

• Vivian: There are three groups in Gold Hill that sponsor events, and I have listed which group sponsors which event below. The website for the Merchants’ Association is www.goldhillnc.com and for the Park Association is www.historicgoldhill.com

The Preservation Society does not have a web site but the merchants advertise those events on the goldhillnc.com site.

• Sandy Hickman, Secretary, Gold Hill Merchants’ Association, Sandy and John Hickman <hickman@windstream.net>

OR

• Vivian Hopkins, Dir Edu. V Pres., Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation, Inc.

www.historicgoldhill.com

email: vivian@historicgoldhill.com

Dir#: 704-267-9439

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