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Roundabout — What’s Happening March 31-April 6

Theater

‘Woyzeck’ at Catawba — 7:30 p.m through April 2: Unconventional 19th century thriller. 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 • April 4, 7 p.m., Salisbury Library Stanback Room • April 8, 9 and 10 a.m., North Rowan Elementary School • April 12, 5:45 p.m., Neel Road Baptist Church, 135 Neel Road • April 13, 6:30 p.m., Oak Park Retirement, 548 White Oaks Drive • May 11, Salisbury Academy, two shows, times TBA • www.faithart.org or Center for Faith & the Arts, 704-647-0999.

PPT Youth Theatre presents ‘Junie B. Jones The Musical’— April 14-16 and 21-23 at 7:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. matinees on April 16, 17 and 23: An adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s best-selling books brought to life. Norvell Theater, 135 E. Fisher St., Tickets on sale April 4. Adults $12, students/seniors $10. 704-633-5471 or www.PiedmontPlayers.com

Lee Street theatre presents ‘The Last Five Years’ — 7:30 p.m. April 14-16 and 21-23: Two New Yorkers fall in and out of love over five years. Tickets $20+tax. Lee Street Theatre, 329 N. Lee St. www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

Twin City Stage presents ‘The Wizard of Oz’ — April 15-17, 21-24 and 28-May 1: Thursday-Friday performances at 7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets $25. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. Tickets $15 at www.TwinCityStage.org or 336-725-4001.

Old Courthouse Youth Theatre presents ‘The 39 Steps’ — April 21, 22, 23, 29, 30, May 6, 7 at 8 p.m.; May 7, April 24, May 1 at 2:30 p.m. Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python. Tickets available March 31 at www.Showtix4u.com or 704-788-2405. 49 Spring St. NW, www.oldcourt housetheatre.org

Shakespeare Marathon: 38 plays in five days — Saturday, April 23 at noon through Thursday, April 28, at 6 a.m.: Round-the-clock reading of all 38 plays by William Shakespeare presented by N.C. Museum of History, Burning Coal Theatre Company and 37 other theatrical groups. In Daniels Auditorium, N.C. Museum of History. Admission is free.

 

Music & more 

Lee Street LIVE presents Nora Jane Struthers — Friday, April 1: Doors 7, show 7:30 p.m. Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line.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

The Salisbury Swing Band — 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 10: Sa;isbury Swing band will provide entertainment again this year at the Hurley Park Spring Celebration. Free,  open to the public.

Salisbury Symphony presents ‘Animals’ family concert — 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10: “Lions, Tigers, and (Blue) Bears…Oh My!” Livingstone College gymnasium. David Hagy, music director. Rowan County 5th Grade Honors Chorus, Livingstone College Concert Choir, Livingstone College Band, 5th Grade Honors Chorus. Menken: Songs from Disney’s The Lion King; Fine: Childhood Fables for Grownups (including “Tigeroo”); Bartok: Bear Dance. Tickets at 704-637-4314 or www.salisburysymphony.org

The Davis Theatre presents International sensation Barrage 8 — 7 p.m. Sunday, April 10: A musical and showmanship spectacle. 65 Union St. S., downtown Concord, Cabarrus County historic courthouse. Tickets $36 at 704-920-2753 or www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org

Hurley YMCA’s Y-Singers perform at Trinity Oaks — 3 p.m. April 24. Details at 704-636-0111.

Salisbury Rowan Choral Society concert — 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29: “War and Peace,” highlight will be the cantata “Dona Nobis Pacem” by Ralph Vaughn Williams. St. John Lutheran Church, 200 W. Innes St. Info at 704-517-0459.

 

History 

Seventh annual Colonial Spring Frolic at Old Stone House — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 2: Celebrating the arrival of spring and the re-opening of the 1766 Old Stone House for the season. $5 adults/$3 students. Old Stone House, 770 Old Stone House Road

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 11 a.m. • Afternoon tour of Salisbury Prison site for Symposium registrants • Registration $75 per person. 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

KHA presents An Evening with Kay Brown Hirst  7 p.m. Monday, April 4: “The Settling of the Back Country. Hear of the settling of the back country and those early pioneers who traveled the Great Wagon Road, as told by Kaye Brown Hirst. A. L. Brown High School Social Room, 415 E. First St., Kannapolis, 704-796-0803.

Rowan History Club — 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12: “The Cherokee Removal.” Free; light refreshments. Rowan Museum Messinger Room, 202 N. Main St., 704-633-5946, www.rowanmuseum.org

 

Comedy

Barry McGee comedy event — 6 p.m. Sunday, April 3: Barry McGee, NASCAR chaplain and award-winning Christian comedian. Free admission, love offering received. Trading Ford Baptist Church, 3600 Long Ferry Road, 704-633-5986, www.tradingford.net

Stand-up comedy class — Mondays, April 18-May 23: Burning Coal Theatre Company in Raleigh. $155. Culminating in a free public performance. Details at www.burningcoal.org or 919-834-4001.

 

This & That 

Coming to Cabarrus Arena — • Speedway Classic All Breed Dog Show, March 31-April 3: Competitions daily from roughly 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission, parking $5. AKC competition, agility, conformation, obedience and rally • Tom Mack Classic Car Auction, noon April 7. Free admission and parking • Cabarrus Arena and Events Center, 4751 NC 49, Concord, 704-920-3976, www.cabarrusarena.com

‘Because We Care’ Night, — 7 p.m. Friday, April 1: Sponsored by AmVETS and its Auxiliary. VA Medical Center Social Room in Building 6. Hot dogs, chips, drinks and big bingo.

LEGO Extravaganza —9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 2: Partners in Learning hosts a free LEGO Extravaganza, a giant LEGO fan’s paradise for rising kindergartners through 7th grade. Registration required, limited to 50 children. Register at http://epartnersinlearning.org/lego-extravaganza/

Band dance at the Y — 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 2: Second Time Around Band, bring a snack to share. $7 per person. J.F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

‘Picnic in the Park’ — Noon, Thursday, April 7: Hosted by Friends of the Symphony, held at Hurley Park Gazebo. Bring your lunch; visit with maestro David Hagy of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra. Dessert provided. Rain or shine. Info 704-640-2468.

Salisbury VA Employee’s Assoc. Annual Spring Bazaar — 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, April 8: Handmade crafts and homemade goodies. Open to the public. Call 704-638-3330 for information.

NC Rowan County Anime Group — Saturday April 9: Lexing Con 3, proceeds benefit Davidson Humane Society. Davidson County Fairgrounds. Info 336-479-3039 or http:groups. yahoo.com/neo/ groups/ncrowancounty anime/info

Princess party — 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 10: Catawa College Delphinian Society hosts an afternoon with “royalty” for little girls while participating in arts and craft projects, learn to walk like a princess, play Pin the Nose on Olaf, have your picute taken with a princess. Cannon Student Center, Catawba College. Tickets $20 available in advance at 704-645-4514 or at the door.

Free seminars at the Y — 1:30 p.m. April 12: Larry Clifton presents “Broken Relationships” • 3-4 p.m. April 20: Celeste McNeil presents “Just been Diagnosed with Diabetes” • Noon, April 27: Magic Lunch and Learn covered dish with Bill Ragsdale • 7 p.m. April 27: Fowler Physical Therapy presents “Back and Sciatic Workshop” • All are free, must sign up. J.F. Hurley YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111.

Salisbury’s kids love ‘Touch a Truck’ — 10 a.m, Saturday, April 16: Salisbury Post parking lot and at Fisher and Jackson across from the library. Free. Hosted by Salisbury Parks & Rec.

Salisbury Gun and Knife Show — April 16-17: Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.–4 p.m. General admission $7, children 11 and under free. 2-day adult pass $10. Rowan County Fairgrounds, Julian Road. Free parking. http://rowancountyfair.net/events/ or 704-640-2326

Dance at the Harold B. Jarrett Post 342 — 7-10 p.m. Friday, April 15: Live music by Crimson Rose Band. $10 admission includes snacks and drinks. 1024 Lincolnton Road. Call 704-637-1722 for more info.

Horizons Unlimited — • 3-8 p.m. April 16: Science summer camp preview/open house for Earth Day, $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

ROCO Swap Meet — April 16-17: Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Admission $2. Call 704-640-2326 or email randall.bar43@yahoo.com for details.

Veteran Appreciation Day — 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26: Free lunch, free shoe shines, register to win a free grill. At Powles Staton Funeral Home, 913 West Main St., Rockwell, 704-279-7241.

Simple Living Festival at Dan Nicholas Park — 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. May 7: Music, crafts, nature programming, games. 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800, www.dannicholas.net

Free Comic Book Day 2016 — 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 7: The Comic Book Shoppe, at 111A W. Fisher St. Choose one or two comics from the shop’s selection of free comic book day comics. Those who have a DC or Marvel comic related costume are encouraged to wear it to the store. Info at 704-637-2578.

Trail Walk at Dan Nicholas Park — 12:30 p.m. May 14: 6800 Bringle Ferry Road. Pre-registration required at 704-216-7833 or Michael.Lambert@ rowancountync.gov

City of Salisbury hosts Middle School Prom — 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 14: Open to all Rowan County middle school students. A night of fun and games in a friendly environment. $10 per ticket advance purchase only. Held at Salisbury Civic Center. www.salisburync.gov/

Dan Nicholas Senior Citizen Fishing Tournament — May 16-20: Free. Show off your fishing skills. Register at the concession stand. Prize awarded for largest fish. For age 60+. 6800 Bringle Ferry Road, 704-216-7800, www.dannicholas.net

 

Fundraisers 

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 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. Sponsored by Faith and Spencer Jaycees and United Beverage. Rowan County Fairgrounds, 1560 Julian Road, 704-640-2326.

Return of the Legends featuring Matthew Weaver and the GV Band — 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9: Sponsored by FBC Relay For Life team. Musical tribute to legends such as Patsy Cline, Oakridge Boys, Elvis Presley. Light refreshments available for a purchase. Tickets $15 in advance/$18 DOS. Purchase at Stitchin’ Post Gifts, 104 S. Main St., or from Linda 704-223-7357 or lstorie@carolina.rr.com. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society through Relay For Life of Rowan County. Held at First Ministries Center, First Baptist Church Salisbury, 220 N. Fulton St.

Supporters of Education at East Rowan fundraiser — 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9: Consignment Sale at East Rowan High School by Supporters of Education at East Rowan. Proceeds support Scholarship fund.

Old Courthouse Theatre hosts ‘A Night on Broadway’ — 7:30-11 p.m. Saturday, April 9: Fundraiser celebrating 40 years of community theatre by OCT. The Copperfield Room, 270 Copperfield Blvd. NE, Concord. Broadway favorites performed by OCT singers. Special guest Beth Troutman, WCNC anchor. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, silent auction, wine pull, more. Cocktail attire. $35/person at Showtix4u.com or 704-788-2405.

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

Walk MS – Greensboro — 8 a.m.-1 p.m. April 9: At Jaycee Park, 7 Jaycee Park Drive, Greensboro. Register at www.walkMScarolinas.org or 855-372-1331.

Salisbury Academy Bloom Enchanted — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16: Cocktails, dinner, dancing, live auction. Music by The Shakedown Band. At the NC Transportation Museum. RSVP tp salisburyacademy.org /bloomreservation.cfm

The inaugural Survivor Fashion Show — 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17: Celebrating cancer survivors who will model clothes and accessories from local boutiques. Livingstone Culinary Art School on Jake Alexander Blvd. (former Holiday Inn). All proceeds benefit Relay For Life of Rowan County. Limited seating, $25 tickets available from Tisha Goodwin, 704-6403463, tishgood07@yahoo.com

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.

‘Drag’ Me to Dinner — Tuesday April 19: Doors open 5 p.m., show at 7 p.m. at Sweet Meadow Cafe. Limited menu, cover charge $10 does not include food or drinks.

Cabarrus Literacy Council’s Scrabble Scramble Walk and 5k — 8 a.m. April 23:  Registration $20 advance or $25 race day. Frank Liske Park, 4001 Stough Road, Concord. 704-920-2223.

FUMC Spring Fest — April 29, 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 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.

City of Salisbury hosts Fur Fun run/walk —10 a.m. Saturday, May 7: 5K run/walk, Salisbury Civic Center. Proceeds benefit Salisbury’s first dog park. Dogs welcome. $20 registration at sportoften.com

Rowan Helping Ministries 6th annual Golf Tournament — 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14: Corbin Hills Golf Course, $50 includes lunch, captain’s choice format, team prizes and door prizes. Paul Rogers, 704-633-3454.

PPT’s ‘Night on the Stage Fundraiser’ starring Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham — May 20-21: Very limited seating for this exclusive event. RSVP to 704-633-5471. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St. PiedmontPlayers.com

 

Wine & beer tastings 

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1: Wines of Italy wine tasting with Koichi Matsuda, CHL International. Mr. Matsuda will present six classic and unique varietals from Italy. $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

Firewater, 122 Avalon Drive — • 7:30 p.m.-midnight Wednesdays: Mid-week live jazz with Affectual, $5/person • 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursdays: Karaoke with Cherokee • 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sundays: Old School Jam, ladies free until 10:30 p.m., $5 cover • Tuesdays: Taco Tuesday and Card Night, 7 p.m.-midnight, no cover • Age 21 and over, 704-870-8689.

Go Burrito RumBar, 115 W. Fisher St. across from the mural — • 8 p.m. Mondays: Poker Night • 8 p.m. Tuesdays: Team Trivia • 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Open Mic • 10 p.m. Saturdays: Karaoke • www.facebook.com/GoBurritoRumBar

The Inn, 1012 Mooresville Hwy 150 — 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2: 10th Anniversary with five bands and WBFJ. Refreshments, air hockey, foosball, pool. Contemporary Christian music venue. Musicians invited to jam or schedule their group to perform. 704-213-1467.

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. 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 Dalton Rowland • Saturday Night Hot Spot: 6 p.m. until, with Seth Grigg and Liam Pendergrass • Sunday Concert series: 5-8 p.m. featuring Mark Schimick • Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Peace Circle • Wednesday: 6 p.m. painting class hosted by Melody Martin. Call/text 704-314-5037 for reservations • 704-754-4615, meanmugcoffee company@yahoo.com

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

Nashville Nights, 125-127 E. Innes St. — 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.: Deejay Caibel • 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m.: Presenting for the very first time, The Lilly Brothers • 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

Hurley Park Spring Celebration — 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 10: Sa;isbury Swing band will provide entertainment again this year at the Hurley Park Spring Celebration. This event is free and open to the public.

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

Alexander County’s RockyFest — April 23: Fourth annual RockyFest at Rocky Face Park, with 5K/10K/20K trail races, live music, rock climbing, rappelling, children’s activities, food/arts/crafts vendors, Cherokee storytelling and demonstrations, more. See www.RockyFacePark.com/RockyFest or call 828- 632-1093.

‘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

Kannapolis Jiggy with the Piggy Festival — May 6-7: 80+ barbeque competition teams, entertainment, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, fireworks. Downtown Kannapolis and NC Research Campus. www.jiggywiththepiggy.com

Carolina Roots MusicFest — May 13-14: Two-day celebration of Americana folk, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, country rock, eclectic fused music, in Statesville. Advance tickets recommended. Camping available. Info at CarolinaRoots MusicFest.com or Facebook or Twitter

The Spring Into Arts Festival — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 14: Annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord showcasing visual and performing arts through juried art show, musical entertainment, food, children’s area. New: the art of wine-making and the art of brewing with tastings.

Haulers on Union — 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19: Annual Haulers on Union parade and fan fest. More than 30 favorite NASCAR Sprint Cup Series haulers parade down Union Street en route to Charlotte Motor Speedway. Activities including race cars on display, celebrity autographs, corn hole, horseshoes, life-size Connect 4, beer garden, free concert at 6:30 p.m. featuring country music artists Acoustic South followed by the sounds of beach music, soul and R&B from The Tams. Admission is free. Info at www.600festival.com or 704-455-8888.

 

Classes

Reiki Circle — 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 6: No charge, donations accepted. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St., behind and below Haven Lutheran Church, organized and hosted by Nancy Gaines,

A Different Kind of Knit Night — 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7: Focus is on needlework as an avenue for contemplation and meditation. First meeting at Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Free, donations accepted.

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

Memoir writing — 9:30-11:30 a.m. beginning April 14: Classes continue second Thursdays for seven consecutive months. $20 total. Learn to leave a written legacy for your family. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center. Call Rufty at 704-216-7714. Gene Hayden, instructor.

Dyed in the Wool: A Workshop on Dyeing Animal Fibers — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 16: Preregister through Eventbrite or by mail. $25/Old Rowan Fiber Guild members, $50/non-members. Dyes and equipment provided. Bring your own yarn or fiber (limit one pound) or purchase through the Guild at registration. See Facebook or Eventbrite or contact Nancy Gaines at atlglwitch@fibrant.com. Center for Faith & the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St.

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.

 

Speakers & forums

City of Salisbury hosts Trailblazing Together — Participate in input sessions for the City’s upcoming Comprehensive Plan. Free. Call 704-638-5324 or see www. salisburync.gov/Trailblazer

Effective Communication Strategies — 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, April 4: Explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease. RSVP preferred at 704-242-4322. Free. Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Monroe.

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.

 

Auditions

Salisbury Swing Band — The SSB is currently seeking instrumentalists. Auditions are Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Contact Jim Grazcyk 704-798-5840 for more information.

St. Thomas Players to perform ‘August: Osage County’ — Auditions 7 p.m. April 17-18: Tracy Letts’ 2008 Pulitzer-Prize-winning play. Dr. Kurt Corriher will direct. Scripts may be checked out ahead of time, call 704-310-5507. Center for Faith and the Arts, 207 W. Harrison St. Full character descriptions at www.leestreet.org/auditions/

Twin City Stage auditions ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ — 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: Roles available for 2 men, ages 30-45 and 60+. Performance dates June 3-5 and 9-12. No appointment is necessary. Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive. 336-748-0857 x209 or www.twincitystage.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.

Farmin’ Month at Catawba — Through April 2: Artist Walter Stanford exhibit in Catawba College’s Corriher-Linn-Black Library.

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

Fine Frame Gallery, 105 S. Main St. —New farm equipment sculptures by Billy Russell. 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 April: 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. Through May 1. See www.salisbury businesscenter.com/artists or Facebook.

Waterworks Visual Arts Center — 33rd Annual Student Exhibitions: Celebrating Rowan County’s Young Artists. Rowan Salisbury Schools • March 31-April 20: RS middle schools, reception April 7, from 5-6:30 p.m. • High schools exhibit April 23-May 14, reception April 28, from 5-6:30 p.m. • Through May 21: Spring, Up Close and Far Away • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 704-636-1882, www.waterworks.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. www.davidsonccc.edu/

 

Trips 

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.

Travel with the YMCA — • April 19: 9 a.m. Charlotte Shopping to North Lake Mall, Trader Joes, Ikea. $18 member, $22 non-member • May 17: 11 a.m. Lavender Tour, $15 member, $20 non-member • June 7: Shatley Springs, Fresno churches, Ashe County Cheese Factory and store, $50 members $60 non-members includes lunch/transportation • Buses leave from J. F. Hurley Family YMCA, 828 W. Jake Alexander Blvd., 704-636-0111 or email lklaver@ rowanymca.com

 

Call for nominations

Elizabeth Duncan Koontz 2016 Humanitarian Awards — Deadline April 5: Recognizing people from Salisbury-Rowan community who have made important contributions to improving human relations in the areas of education, women’s rights, community service. Visit humanrelationscouncil. org for info or fill out the form at tinyurl.com/EDKnomination

 

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, 704-638-3330 or Kelly.vanager@va.gov

National Folk Festival seeks artisans and craftspeople— For NC Arts Marketplace at National Folk Festival in Greensboro Sept. 9-11. Deadline April 11. Applications/guidelines at nationalfolkfestival. com/marketplace. Information: contact Kaitlin Smith at ksmith@artsgreensboro.org or 336-373-7523, x246

ROCO Swap Meet — April 16-17: At the Rowan County Fairgrounds. Choose new building, old building, outdoor spaces. Admission to show is $2, exhibitors admitted free and given passes to get in. Call 704-640-2326 or email randall.bar43@yahoo.com for pricing and timing details.

Alexander County’s RockyFest — April 23: 4th Annual RockyFest at Rocky Face Mountain Recreational Area (Rocky Face Park), Taylorsville. Fee info and vendor application available at www.rockyfacepark.com/rockyfest.

Horizon Church annual Car, Truck & Bike Show — 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 30: $20 for vendor booth space. 316 Signal Hill Drive, Statesville. Call Jada Thompson 704-450-2752 or e-mail jadat101@yahoo.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

Rockwell Fest, a Small Town Celebration — Sept. 10 in front of Rockwell Elementary. Vendor forms available at $25 and $75 for food vendors. Forms at Facebook- Rockwell Fest September 10, 2016 Facebook page or at town hall. Info: Terry Piersol at mytownnews@ 28138@gmail.com

KCBS-sanctioned 2016 BBQ event — Sept. 16-17: 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

Last Davis Theatre open mic night of the season — 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14: See www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org or contact listenroom@yahoo.com or 704-920-2787.

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 — May 14 juried art show and festival. www. concorddowntown.com or 704-784-4208.

Twin City Artisans inaugural Spring Fest at Old Salem — May 14: Invitational event for non-member artists to participate with TCA members.Deadline April 23, available at twincityartisansnc.com. Select FORMS and then Old Salem Non-member Application. Info 336- 655-6371.

 

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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