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Roundabout — What’s Happening April 7-13

Music & more

Friday Night Dance at The Y— 7 p.m., April 8, doors open 6:30 p.m. Music by Darrell Connor & The Country Music Legends Band. $5 admission. YMCA, 101 YMCA Drive, Kannapolis .

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: Salisbury Swing band will provide entertainment again this year at the Hurley Park Spring Celebration. This event is free and 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

The Outrageous Dance Project — 7:30 p.m. April 20-23: Second iteration of The Outrageous Dance Project in collaboration with Ballet Pensacola. Directed by Catawba alumni Richard Steinert ’81, and Meredith Fox ’07. Keppel Auditorium, Catawba College.

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

Theater

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 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., 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.

History

19th annual Salisbury Confederate Prison Symposium — April 8-10: Sponsored by Robert F. Hoke Chapter No. 78 of the UDC. Info: Symposium Chairman Sue Curtis 704-637-6411, southpaws@fibrant.com

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

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

Cancelled: April 7 ‘Picnic in the Park’ — Hurley Park Gazebo. Will be rescheduled. 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

Kannapolis Cruise-In — 1-7 p.m. Saturday, April 9 and every second Saturday (May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12). Free. Fun family event, thousands of show cars and spectators. Please note the times have changed: Cruise-In now begins at 1 p.m. and will end at 7 p.m.

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.

Rowan County Home School Association Spring vendor fair — 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12: Many community services and resources available to homeschoolers onsite. Open to the public. Free admission. Held at Rowan Christian Assembly, 923 N. Salisbury Ave. GQ.

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.

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.

Salisbury Farmers Market — 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays starting April 16. Same spot at Fisher and Jackson across from the library.

Salisbury’s kids love ‘Touch a Truck’ — 10 a.m, Saturday, April 16: Explore a variety of vehicles and occupations. Salisbury Post parking lot and at Fisher and Jackson across from the library. Free. Hosted by Salisbury Parks & Rec. Rain date April 30. www.salisburync.gov/play

Spring 2016 Photowalk — 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 16: Begins at Rowan Public Library Headquarters (201 W. Fisher St., route includes the grounds of the Hall House and the gardens of the Hambley-Wallace House. Bring your own camera. Register at www.rowanpubliclibrary.org or call 704-216-8242.

New Sarum Brewing grand opening celebration — 1-9 p.m.: April 16: Live music, Rock 92.3 FM live broadcasts, food trucks, games, outdoor beer gardens, giveaways, more. 704-638-3100 or www.visitsalisburync. com/ newsarumgrandopening/

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

Horizons Unlimited — • 3-5 p.m. April 16: Science/Open House for Earth Day • Also Laser Show, Pink Floyd: the Wall at 3 a nd 4 p.m. Free for both; donations accepted Horizons Unlimited, 1636 Parkview Circle. Park and enter from Lilly Ave. www.rss.k12.nc.us/horizons-unlimited-margaret-c-woodson-planetarium

At the Throttle — 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 16: Take the reins of the iron horse at the NC Transportation Museum, Spencer. $150/session.Details at 704-636-2889 or www.nctrans.org

New Sarum Brewing grand opening — 1-9 p.m. April 16: Includes live music, live broadcasts from Rock 92.3 FM, food trucks, games, outdoor beer gardens, giveaways and more. Free. Downtown Salisbury.

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.

Parents night out/kids movie night — 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 22: For ages 6-12, $5 each. 600 Long St., Elks Building. Drinks, hot dogs, popcorn. Sponsored by Eloganze Social Club. Ends promptly at 9 p.m.

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.

Sunny Days and Starry Nights Quilt Show — April 29-30: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. First Baptist Ministry Center, 223 N. Fulton St. Admission $5, children under 12 free.

John Hart’s ‘Redemption Road’ meet the author — 7 p.m. April 30: Pre-release event with native son and New York Times best-selling author John Hart. Benefits LandTrust for Central North Carolina. 704-647-0302, www.landtrustcnc.org

Free Comic Book Day 2016 — 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. May 7: The Comic Book Shoppe, at 111A W. Fisher St. From traditional fare like Archie and Disney, superheroes from both Marvel and DC comics as well as work from manga and independent publishers. 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. There will be a large selection of records including 33s, 45s, 78s and boxed sets for sale plus toys and action figures.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

Homemade chicken noodle dinner — 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 9: Organ Lutheran Church. Sponsored by The Sweet Potato Queens Relay For Life Team. All proceeds go to American Cancer Society.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brunch on Broadway with the Blue Masque — 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 10: Fundraiser benefiting the North Carolina Theatre Conference. $15 for brunch and a show, $5 for show only. Crystal Peeler Lounge at Catawba College.

Breakfast and bake sale — 7:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16: Spencer Presbyterian Church’s includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausages, grits, toast, drink. $5 for adults, $3 for children under 12. No charge for Veterans. Proceeds support various ministries of the church. Breakfast will be served in the educational building, 117 1st St. off Salisbury Avenue across from NC Transportation Museum entrance.

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.

13th annual Scrabble Scramble — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: Dinner and three rounds of team scrabble. Held at Trinity Oaks Senior Living Community. Proceeds  benefit Rowan County Literacy Council. For more information, call 704-216-8266.

‘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.

Saving Grace Farm open house — 2-5 p.m.Sunday, April 24: Open house with vendors and family friendly fun and activities. Barbecue plates/concessions will be for sale. Demonstration ride by therapeutic riding student featured. Saving Grace Farm’s new location, 725 Jackson Road, 704-209-6577 .

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.

Lee Street theatre presents ‘A Night at the Cirque’ — 7 p.m.-midnight May 7: Live theatre and dinner black tie gala to benefit Lee Street theatre. Tickets $100 per person at www.leestreet.org or 704-310-5507.

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

NC Music Hall of Fame 5th annual Rhythm & Run — 8 a.m. Saturday May 14: Start and finish downtown Kannapolis. Five year age divisions, cash prizes, tech shirts for runners, goodie bags to the first 400 registrants. Register at RacesOnline.com or at 600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Proceeds benefit the Hall of Fame. Info at 704-934-2320 or NorthCarolina MusicHallofFame.org

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

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, Last Chance Band (above) and Barefoot Believers (left). 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 Liam Pendergrass • Saturday: Storytelling night 7-9 p.m. hosted by Thomasina Paige • Sunday: First anniversary celebration 4-9 p.m. wtih Gigi Dover and the duo Daisy Clover. Concert series 5-8 p.m. featuring Colton Sherrill • 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

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. Friday: DJ Caibel • 9:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday: Matt Tucker and The Boys • 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

Wine & beer tastings

Salisbury Wine Shop — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8: Springtime in Spain Wine Tasting with Andrew Alley, 17 Street Distributing. Andrew will present six wines popular in Spain during the Spring. $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

Festivals

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

14th Annual Hickory Hops — 1-6 p.m. April 16: Downtown Hickory. www.hickoryhops.com

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. 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

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival — Noon-5 p.m. April 30: Singers, musicians, belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns and other forms of family friendly arts and culture come to the downtown Kannapolis streets. Questions? Contact kannapolisarts@gmail.com

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

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

Gold Hill Gold Rush Days — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 7: Local artists and craft persons, gold panning, live music, the Airing of the Quilts. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill. Sponsored by Gold Hill Merchants’ Association.

Carolina Roots MusicFest — May 13-14: Two-day celebration of Americana folk, rhythm & blues, rock & roll, country rock, eclectic fused music, in Statesville. Lineup includes Keller Williams, The Black Lillies, Anderson East, Abe Reid and the Spikedrivers, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Major and the Monbacks, JMTCB, Moose and Friends and Steel Fish & Incense. 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 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.

Salisbury-Rowan AARP —1 p.m. Thursday, April 7: “One Soldier’s Story” by Sue Wall, about her father. Refreshments. Free. Rufty-Holmes Senior Center, 1120 MLK Jr. Ave. For seniors 50+. Information 704-216-7714.

Fearless Caregiver Conference — 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 13: 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.

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 Through 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

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 vendors

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.

Open house at Saving Grace Farm’s new location — 2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 24: 725 Jackson Road. Vendors still being accepted. Email janna@ savinggracefarm.com to request a vendor form.

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. 840 St. Stephen’s Church Road, Gold Hill, 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

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Downtown Kannapolis’s first Zombie Walk/Festival of the Arts.Vendors register at http://kannapolisarts. com/vendor-form/

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.

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Downtown Kannapolis’s first Zombie Walk/Festival of the Arts.Singers, musicians, belly dancers, poets, painters, pottery makers, arts, crafts, jugglers, clowns, etc. Questions? Email kannapolisarts@gmail.com

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

Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Festival Zombie Walk — Aug. 20: Family friendly; Zombies will behave appropriately (no chasing, or being too aggressive, etc…). Info and registratopm at kannapolisarts@gmail.com

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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